The first thing I spruced up is the dining room table. It has a little Italian flavor added to it with some Italian pottery and a display of lemons. I did not realize that lemons were such a huge part of Italy until we went a few years ago. There were lemon trees everywhere. They plant them on the sides of mountains and in the tiniest little nooks here and there. Whatever little plot of land they have they stick lemon trees on it. One thing they produce with all these lemons is a lemon liqueur called limoncello. The Italians drink a small little glass of it after dinner to help aid in digestion. Over here in the U.S. it is usually mixed in specialty drinks.
Here are a few photos of my new vignette in the dining room.
The plate was bought several years ago at the Biltmore House gift shop in Asheville, N.C.
The tall vase with the handles and the lidded pottery were both found at Home Goods last year. They were a steal at only thirteen and fifteen dollars. I just loved the colors of them and they are made to look old.
The little basket was picked up at a flea market.
The little bird was bought at a local decor shop at a going out of business sale.
Used a stack of books under the vase to add height and dimension.
Now I couldn't just stop with the dining room. No, no. I started changing the top of the chest in the foyer, too. Once I start changing things up I just can't stop. Usually because I am moving things from one spot to the next so then I have to fix the first thing I changed. Does that make any sense at all?!
This is the before shot of the chest.
Brought the tall urn from the sideboard in the dining room and the white potted plant was in my great room on the coffee table. The architectural fragment was found at a flea market a couple of years ago for ten dollars. This piece has been moved all over the house.
This is a cake plate that I bought at Home Goods last fall for under fifteen dollars. I love the scalloped edge.
I added the nest and a little brass bird and the same cloche that was on the chest before.
It is elevated on a stack of design books.
This is the full shot.
Just look around your house and move things around to create new vignettes. You don't have to buy anything and you will have a new look. Just remember it is best to display in odd numbers and vary the heights.
This week I am joining several linky parties:
Mary at the Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Marty at a Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Be sure and click on the links to these parties and check and see what everyone else has contributed this week. I am sure you will be inspired as I have.
Drop me a note and let me know you came by. I appreciate all the great comments I have received and look forward to more and making more new friends.
Here is a sneak peak of something I have been working on for the bedroom.
I hope it turns out like I want it to.
Y'all come back now,