Friday, January 17, 2014

Changing Up Vignettes

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Being stuck in the house for several days with freezing temps and icy roads, I decided to change up a few of the vignettes around the house.  I started with the coffee table and, using a silver tray as my base, added a red floral arrangement in a mercury glass vase, a boxwood ball, some moss balls in a cloche, and a little crowned bird.

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I moved over to the two side tables and mainly just took some things away.  I was going for a more simple look.

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Into the dining room and I added some paper covered books.  I also added a small pedestal I put together using a wood round picked up at an estate sale this Summer and a short candle holder found at Goodwill.  I painted both of them in Old White chalk paint.

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Back in the living room, I put two nests on the mantel sitting on top of two candleholders. 

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I usually leave the candleholders and just change out what I sit on them.

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Nothing major but it gave me something to do and something new to look at!

28 comments:

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Very cute ideas! I'm doing the same. This winter is a tough one and I'm indoors a lot. I love to fuss around like this too. Is that an angled corner curio cabinet with a rounded front? I have one do those too! It's currently in storage but I'm trying to figure a spot for it back upstairs.

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

Your mantel looks gorgeous. I love it all . I love the candle holders with the nest on them. GIRL I might have to go home and do that to one of mine. I love that you took time to revamp during the cold . Hugs and have a blessed weekend.

Olive said...

I love the tea cups in the cloche. I love the moss balls too.

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh wow! All so pretty! I love the pitcher and bowl. My mama used to collect them and I have several of hers and some of my own. Your such a great interior designer!

Okio B Designs said...

The nests look very pretty there. Someone's ready for spring, eh? Me too!

Jeanine

Gail said...

All your changes are so pretty Kathy! Enjoy your weekend, Gail

NanaDiana said...

I love how nice everything looks, Kathy. I have been doing the same thing. I have changed the main room around three times now though. Now, I will do some of the small things. I love that little crowned bird. He is so cute. Great vignettes, Kathy! xo Diana

NanaDiana said...

I wanted to tell you- I saved the image of your little button heart and will do this with my grandgirls for Valentine's Day. It will make a great valentine for them to give to Mom & Dad. xo Diana

The Rusty Heart said...

Great changes Kathy! We can't wait for spring, winter is so boring! Hope you have a great weekend!! :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Beautiful, your vignettes are always so lovely. Hugs, Marty

Celestina Marie Design said...

Hi Kathy, Love your changes. Everything looks so inviting in your home. I did the same thing after Christmas. It's that time of year when I get the bug to change the décor and simplify a bit. Love your coffee table display and the mantel with the nests.
Hope it warms up soon.
Have a nice weekend.
Hugs

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathy, I love your changes! The crowned bird is adorable and the silver tray anchors this vignette so well. The dining room vignette is so pretty. You have given me some great ideas to add to my cloches. I love the cups and saucers, covered books and creamer! You have chosen so many lovely items.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your vignettes are lovely, Kathy...a perfect way to spend a winter's day indoors!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Pretty changes Kathy! Love the nests on the candlesticks.

Art and Sand said...

I spent tonight changing up vignettes around the house. I am not sure about some, but I am going to go with it for a few days.

All your vignettes are wonderful and you gave me a couple of ideas. I have a new mini cloche that I want to use, but I have to be aware of the kids (both adults) chasing the puppy around the house and the things they bump into. I also have a tall candlestick that I left holding nothing. After looking at your vignettes, I think I have more work to do.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...



wow Kathy, you made so many area look new and fresh. I bet it feels like a different room when you sit in there.. very pretty indeed~!

hugs
Sonny

vivian said...

everything looks picture perfect Kathy! That is the best way to play on a cold wintery day!
have a great weekend
xoxo
vivian

Stacey said...

Pretty pretty! I love your little birdy with the crown. The mossy balls are pretty too. I'm ready to break out the bird nests.
For Christmas my dad gave me some gorgeous mercury glass candle sticks and bird nests would be so cute on them.

Missy George said...

Love your changes Kathy..It's amazing what we do when we are housebound..

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

All of them look great. The little nests are darling on the candle holders.

pat in NY said...

Nice changes Kathy. I love your wire cloche on the metal base.Can you share where you bought it? Thanks. Pat.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Sometimes it is great just to nest and have fun changing things up in the house on a cold winter's day…beautiful changes!...

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Hi, Kathy. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my Tartan post. Funny, I went to Catholic school too, and wore the uniforms, but they never bothered me, and in fact had never thought of a connection to my love of plaids!

I'd seen this darling transformation post on my phone, but it's harder to comment there, so here I am, enjoying it again. It's amazing what a break a little "puttering" will provide! I hope you're having some sun today--we are, and it's very, very welcome. Your vingettes sure are pretty! ~Zuni

renoventures said...

love the pop of red!

lynn said...

beautiful, kathy--love that picture in the last picture:)

Debbiedoos said...

So pretty Kathy! I love the birds nests and your cloches are pretty too!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Your changes are so pretty Kathy! I love that little bunny painting and the nests on the candlesticks are so cute!

Fotini Roman said...

This turned out so cute!! This is something I could get my little ones to help make for Valentine's <3 I featured you today!! Hope to see you back this evening!

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