When a gal's been blogging for a while, there're very few areas of a home left to show. I've even shown the inside of my medicine cabinet for cryin' out loud. Still, when I read that Louise at Whispering Poppies (long gone) was going to have a Romantic Vignettes Party, my gears began to turn. About time, too!
This is a small dresser tucked at the top of the stairs under a sloping wall. I pass it twice a day, more if I'm working in my sewing room. Haven't changed a thing on it in forever. My sister made me the wash basin and pitcher in a ceramics class she took thirty or more years ago. The photo on the left is a group picture of some of my cousins at a family reunion. The pictures on the right are of my son and daughter. There's an embroidered sampler behind and old books. And those roses atop a full-length mirror are very handily covering a hole in the wall. The mirror provides much needed reflected light in this dark corner.
This is my bedroom dresser. I love using the small vintage make-up case instead of a dresser tray. This way, I can whisk it off easily and clean without disrupting everything nor are bottles knocked over by my inquisitive cat. The dresser is antique and has a tall back where I hang a splasher. Love old linens!
Christmas is never completely packed away and this little sign is one of those Christmas items that works for me dangling off the top of the case. (Edited to Add: Suzanne calls this a "train case.")
This is a narrow wall arrangement at the end of the piano. Old keys are often tucked in places around the house. Small plates are purchased either new from T.J. Maxx or more often from flea markets. Things displayed in odd numbers are more pleasing to my eye so this is a grouping of seven. I try very hard to keep groupings lower rather than higher. Unless I were decorating from floor to ceiling, I would not place things on the wall higher than eye level... eye level when seated in a standard kitchen chair. This keeps everyone's perspective roughly the same. Try it, you'll see what I mean. Seat a tall person and a short person side by side in kitchen chairs. When seated, their perspectives will be very similar. Not so true when they're standing, of course.
I'll leave you with the vignette that regular readers here are most familiar with. The Easter rabbit showed up months ago and I'm not ready to part with her yet so she's carrying a cabbage rose in her hat these days instead of one filled with eggs.
Please join the Romantic Vignette Party at Whispering Poppies. You'll love it! Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day...
Very lovely, Vee. Your home is so warm and inviting!ReplyDelete
This is a great post.ReplyDelete
Love your decor!
Things placed too high on a wall...one of my major pet peeves. Thanks for discussing this today.
Your home is magnificent, filled with the most romantic corners. I love everything you have posted here. Your home reflects your beauty.
All of your photos are wonderful and I love everything. Your home is so warm and cozy with all your things around.ReplyDelete
What beautiful treasures! I LOVE your pitcher and bowl! And how sweet that you've kept a little bit of Christmas in your home throughout the year. Thank you for participating today! =)ReplyDelete
Those were lovely! I would have stood there and looked for hours!ReplyDelete
Oh this is very lovely !!! I like it ! Have a nice Party :)ReplyDelete
Wonderful glimpses into your home...all warm and welcoming! And what a great idea...to use the vintage make-up case as a dresser tray.ReplyDelete
I am so glad that you "smelled" spring over at my place this morning. Love your romantic vignettes. The suitcase idea is wonderful! Clocks, keys, and china, sigh, things I love too!
I wanted to play along today too but have had no time to play with a romantic display. Maybe I can get one done up and post this afternoon.
I am off to visit all the romantic ideas over at Whispering Poppies! Have a great day.
Beautiful little scenes, so much to look at and it's all lovely. I'm especially fond of that sweet idea to use the vintage make-up case on your dresser. Charming!ReplyDelete
Ohhh I love your vignettes! I really like the make-up suitcase - I think I'll try that one. And good advice about the placement of items - thanks!ReplyDelete
I so enjoyed this peek at your home!! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Lovely post...what a great idea using a vintage makeup case on your desser. It looks so nice.ReplyDelete
oh my.. I love everything you shared here in this post.. lovely, wonderful and all call for romance! thank you for sharing & have a great day!ReplyDelete
How pretty Vee! I love vintage linens too! I believe we are both blessed with wonderful husbands that let us decorate with pretty little things all over!ReplyDelete
Lovely vignettes, Vee! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Of course "eye level" in my home may be a bit different from others, I am 5'11" and I have tall daughters too, my hubby is 6'4" and my son is 6'9"! Often things seem to be hung too low when I visit others. Whatever works....
Stay Cozy, Carrie
I loved all of your vignettes, Vee. The vintage make up case is such a darling idea, and I love all your frilly linens and lace and crochet dollies.ReplyDelete
I especially love the one, at the top of the stairs. For so many reasons.ReplyDelete
Mmmmmm, know what? Betcha' I don't have a Romantic Vignette anywhere. Now how sad is that???
Mmmmmm, somehow, I know I should be hanging my head in shame, after that announcement. But... Maybe there's room for the not-so-inspired-with-decorating, too. I sure hope so. Otherwise, I'm doooooooooooooooomed. ,-)
Sorry I missed the annoucement, but am enjoying visiting everyone's posts. Beautiful collection of special things.ReplyDelete
Louise does know how to host a great party and sure does have a great collection of friends.
Your vignettes are wonderful, full of memories and treasures.
Enjoy your day,
Hi Vee, Your pitcher and bowl is so lovely and that suitcase is incredible. Thank you for visiting Margie's Crafts and to answer your question the little figure is a bell. It belonged to Mr. Margie's grandmother as did the fine china. Happy Party.hugs Margie.ReplyDelete
I am so feeling all the romance..Everything looks so pretty...Love the trunk full of goodies...ReplyDelete
OHHH that little suit case on your dresser is darling, especially with all those lovelies in it.ReplyDelete
Kindredly, Lynne Laura
This is the first time I've visited your blog and everything is lovely. Thanks for sharing today, EstherReplyDelete
Love the lace touches.... they give it such a romantic feel and add such great texture..... sweet vignettes...ReplyDelete
How beautiful everything is!ReplyDelete
Oh I just love your vignettes!! That is so neat that you have one on your dresser, I did that too!! Must be great minds..... I love the bunny, I would keep her out longer too!! Thank you for sharing your home with us today!!!ReplyDelete
Your post was inspiring. I love the way you group things together. Everything is very beautiful ♥ReplyDelete
The train case in my favorite.....because I wanted one and never had one! It's a great idea.ReplyDelete
Ahh...romance:) Everything is lovely as usual. I have a quick question. How do you create a link using the persons blog title without writing the www.address? See my blog where I gave a few links.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for all your sweet comments. It sure does a blogger's heart good.
Ahhh, Suzanne, so it's called a "train" case. I've often wondered.
Carrie, yes, of course eye level is different if standing, which is why the recommendation should read "slightly above eye level when seated in a standard kitchen chair." This makes everyone's perspective about equal. Hope that you'll try it to test it. ;>
Pearl Maple, it's never too late to join the party!
Leann, I'm hoping to do a wee little post answering your question though I'm quite certain that it's been answered even better via Blogger.
Thank you for visiting and for liking the yarn I spun. Honestly I am in the same boat as you are, I don't have much that has not been featured so I had to whip something up in order to play.
I hope you and John enjoy a beautiful day!
Very pretty and romantic vignettes. I love the train case idea on your dresser.ReplyDelete
It makes my neck sore just thinking of things hung too high on the wall.
Completely romantic and beautiful too .. .Very nice!ReplyDelete
Really pretty Vee. The pitcher and bowl and just lovely and very romantic! Beautiful vignettes! I hear ya about having shown everything - I feel that way too!ReplyDelete
Oh Vee! Those are soooo pretty. I haden't been here for a few days and so enjoyed the new pictures! Those roses and lace on the table ..and I never thought of putting little plates below a clock or an object like that...so inspiring! You have talent!! JodyReplyDelete
It all looks so great! Beautiful!ReplyDelete