Nature in the Home

5.13.2011

Well, since my posts from yesterday are missing I will just rewrite the last one I had published yesterday before it went missing for blogger maintenance.

I recently purchased a turtle shell from the antique mall and have mixed it with some other things from nature on my coffee table in the great room. I had received an email a couple of days ago from Williams Sonoma Home about items from nature for the home and I had already done this. Here are a few lot of pictures.


The turtle shell was $22 and one set of antlers were found on our property.


Love the mix of textures: woven wicker, bone, glass, and the turtle shell.





The old nickel cola bottle was found by Mr. Savvy many years ago.


Don't pay $39 for fake coral from Pottery Barn. I purchased this real coral for $12 at the antique market.


I placed the coral on this pedestal which originally holds a glass vase with a lid that is a old Southern Living at Home piece that my sister used to sell.

















I also picked up this little fellow at the antique shop. I am really loving dog items.


Just look at that face.




So how have you used nature in your home?

Have a super weekend!

KIM

Joining the following fun parties:
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Fridays
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Fridays
The Charm of Home  for Home Sweet Home
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell
At The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Friday
Funky Junk Interiors  for SNS
Under the Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase
A Stroll thru Life  for TT Tuesdays

44 comments:

  1. I just love this. Speaks of summer and days outdoors. Lots of texture.

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  2. Beautiful pictures Kim, I love all the details and color combinations. Have a great weekend.

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  3. Love that little doggie...I saw this post yesterday then about 2 minutes later everything was gone...it was almost like Christmas this a.m. wondering if I was going to wake up to my bloggers or not...oh oh I think I have an addiction problem!

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  4. HI Kim, I realized something was up with blogger yesterday when I went to leave a comment on your post and it wouldn't allow it...I had to reload my post as well.
    I was going to say I have a little dog collection too. Actually it is the hubs from a long time ago and recently it has found its way into the man cave. I think they are charming too. I love the nature inspired theme you have going on.

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  5. Love the subtle colors and textures you have brought in with your nature theme. Your pictures are perfect!

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  6. Hi Kim! Such beautiful photos. Love your nature collection and the sweet puppy.

    So glad you mentioned you had a blogger problem too. I posted yesterday and then last evening, kept getting "Blogger is not accessible now" windows when I would try to link on to the blog. Then today, my post vanished! As did all the comments I left for people! WhaaAAaat?

    Thanks for sharing. Glad to know it is not just me. ;)

    xx
    Alison

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  7. Your coffee table looks very nice!!! I think it is the perfect tutorial for mixing textures. *awesome* I not only lost some posts and some that I had written but not posted, I also lost a button that took me forever to make!!! I am sick about it!!! :-(

    ~Ricki Jill

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  8. I was able to view this lovely post yesterday Kim, but we know there was troubles! I love the natural elements and they look wonderful on your coffee table.

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  9. Kim, Love your coffee table vignette with the turtle shell. I love all things natural and you made a beautiful arrangement with the antlers, coral and bottles.
    Hope Blogger has it's problems sorted out now.
    Have a great weekend,
    Babs

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  10. Beautiful decor! Wish I could find some real coral for a good price! I find shells sometimes...and that makes me happy! ♥

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  11. Pretty vignette!
    I lost my last post also.
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  12. You can display things like no one else I know, Ms. Kim. (By the way, I just mentioned you in my post, kidding around.) I just checked and in my drafts my last post that is missing from yesterday is still in draft mode. Hope you didn't have to re-write this from scratch. If they don't get mine back on, I may just re-publish it because of it being WWF.
    Brenda

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  13. Blogger was about to put me over the edge yesterday!
    I will admit I do not have much natute in the home.
    I need to!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  14. Kim, love your nature photographs in your home, they are really wonderful. We have quite a few nature items, sometimes I think too many, husband says, not!!

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  15. Kim,
    I love your nature in the home. It is very fun to have this vignette. I like to use things like this a lot. Thanks for linking it up!
    Sherry

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  16. What beautiful natural treasures, Kim. They all go so well together.

    Since I live at the ocean I use seashells, sea glass, stones, driftwood and found bottles around our home.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  17. Well, I have a couple of "wild ones" coming over to spend the night-does that count?

    I love thatold bottle that Mr.Savvy found! And, I think it is funny that you can buy the REAL THING as opposed to an imitation (coral) for about 1/3 the price!!!

    And...as for the tortoise shell...well, I think you need a hare skin (rabbit) lying next to it to complete the old fable! Just a thought~ Diana

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  18. Kim, what a gorgeous post, and so delightfully new and different than we're seeing lately around blog land. I love the natural elements, and thanks for the tip on the coral. I'm the sort like you, I peek the catalogs then go find it on the cheap. One would never know with your vignettes either. Love your style, tami

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  19. Glad blogger is ok now. You have found the perfect combination of things here. Love the bottles, books, coral and shell....

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  20. You really know how to put it all together. I love the coral! I have one exactly like that on my side table for the summer. Love the look you've created with the bottles and tortoise shell.

    Have a nice weekend, Kim! :D ~M

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  21. All of your items are wonderful, but I am totally in love with the new dog - it looks just like my Bentley! Precious!!!

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  22. What beautiful uses of nature Kim! I love it. That turtle shell is wonderful. We are all about fresh flowers here, especially when they are from the garden. My dad never let us pick the garden flowers, so of course I grow many just to pick!

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  23. I love the colors in the turtle shell.

    Benita

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  24. Lovely, Kim. And I like the rooster pillow too!

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  25. The textures, combos and whole look is stunning!
    Roselle

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  26. Wonderful use of different elements, Kim !! Love the bottles ... Mr. Savvy has great taste. And, love how you perched the coral perched on the SL pedestal !!

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  27. i was freakin' out that blogger might lose all of our posts ... kinda surreal ...


    your natural vignettes are so styln'
    great scale and propportion

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  28. No one in the world can put together things like you, Kim. This is all so so pretty. As you know, I'm not a fan of antlers and such but everything looks amazing when YOU work with them.

    I lost a complete post..draft and all. I thought I might be going nuts but when I went back to deleted email, I found all the comments.
    Crazy....

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  29. As always, your vignettes look amazing! I love to use natural elements as much as possible, but sometimes they have to be "faux" natural.....lol! I think that's okay, too.

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  30. Great combo, Kim... love the rough, natural textures of it all. Great way to bring in nature, I'll show this off in my "visiting other nests' feature today!

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  31. Kim...first of all your photography skills are getting SO dang good!!! Second...do you lie awake at night thinking of what to change at your house???? If you do then we are somehow related :)

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  32. Love the turtle shell and all the elements in your vignette! I just did a post on a cowhide and alligator boots that I bought ~ how's that for nature? :)
    Heidi

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  33. I love everything Kim! You always inspire me to think outside the box with my accessorizing. :-) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  34. So pretty as always Kim. I love the green bottles mixed with your natural pieces. Did your post come back? Mine popped back up but minus all comments for the couple of days. Thanks for sharing at my party :)

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  35. I love your vignette of nature. I love bringing nature into the home, too.
    Love, love the turtle shell.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

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  36. LOVE that bottle. Good find, Mr. Savvy!!

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  37. Love the turtle shell with the antlers. Beautiful images too.

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  38. Kim, your tray is fabulous and I love your shell, it is so unique and the entire vignette is wonderful. Love that little dog figurine. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  39. Oh heck, now my family is really gonna think I am crazy-they kind of did when I bought the antlers-but just wait till I find that turtle shell and bring it home! But I really like this and I must copy it!

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  40. Hi Kim, I love these ideas. The centerpiece looks fantastic and I really want a turtle shell =) Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today. Enjoy the rest of your week ~ Stephanie Lynn
    www.bystephanielynn.com

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  41. Kim what a fabulous display of nature...I saw this over at Stephanie's UTTD. Ive been dying to find a seltzer bottle. The turtle shell is a favorite too!


    MJ
    Lucky 7 Design

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  42. Love the antlers and combination of textures. Very pretty coffee table topper! :)

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