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...