Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Couple of Little Vignettes

If I had the photographs to support blogging....I would probably be one of those bloggers that posts everyday. Unfortunately that isn't me. I seem to always be doing the mundane....creating....cleaning.....& cooking. But I have to say, I enjoy my time so much. I love white ironstone. I know a bunch of you do as well. I also love little white birds. They go so nicely with my collection of white ironstone. My theory is.....if I like it....it goes in my house. I am not one to just go that decorator route. Everything goes. That's the way I like it. The corner cupboard that my ironstone is displayed in was a gift from my husband. It took 16 years to finally get it into my house.....so we could have that perfect corner for it. It had been out in our barn for all that time and you know the beauty of it.....we washed it.....and linseed oiled it and it just brought up this beautiful patina. I love the way it looks and it is so fun just to pull a nice big platter or a little serving piece out to use.

This sweet little vignette is housed in my powder room. It is right off the kitchen and this little mish mash of wonder is dear to me. I love collecting old boxes....old jars....old white milk glass....apothecary jars. I like it to look like something out of an old mercantile. I know a lot of you would find this foolish....but I love the look. It is a great place to put that special treasure I find at a thrift store or estate sale. So I hope you like looking at my little vignette's as much as I do. I never tire of the wonder of 'eye spy'.

5 comments:

Mama Magpie said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing. I love little boxes and trinkets too.

Cherie Wilson said...

Your home is lovely Hope. Inspiring just like you! I wanted to linger there last week....just cozy welcoming and warm:) Oh and the art room....oh lala!!

stephanie said...

Well, you know that I LoVe that beautiful corner cabinet!!!

Blissitydoodah said...

Wonderful collections!

Suz said...

You just keep up the old vignettes, Hope. I love both pieces. I adore white birds and they are perfect with the ironstone.

And that little cabinet with the apothecary bottles and things reminds me of a collection we have that we used to have out in our old house. Unfortunately there is no room for it in this house.Hopefully Katie will put them in her house sometime!