Vintage Mix

6.23.2011

I know you won't believe this, but I made some simple changes to the vignette on the chest in the great room again. I had to move the fern in the copper pot from the breakfast room to a sunny spot in the sun room since it was dying. Well, of course when I move one thing it starts a chain reaction. The copper pot is rather large so I had to change up the vignette on the table that I moved it to. That meant I had to move my cloche from the sun room to a new spot.

I had a reader email me a couple of weeks ago and she asked that I do a post on how to create my vignettes. I wish there was some scientific or mathematical reason for my vignettes, but I actually just kind of start placing things and then shifting things around until it looks right to me. I do know that it is good to use odd numbers and different heights and textures for interest.

 The cloche in the foreground was on the bamboo table in the sun room, but needed to be moved when the fern in the copper pot moved to that table. The two large round items did not look good together. This is why things get switched around here. One thing moves and then many more move and something ends up back in the storage room.

Of course when I was looking for a place to move this big cloche to it meant that what it replaced got moved out. I did have the shell collection in a large apothecary jar, but thought I would put my shells on this chicken wire and wicker charger with the cloche over it instead. I love the change. Shells and sea life just say summer to me.

After placing the large cloche on the chest I then decided to switch out the wicker covered demijohn with this green demijohn instead. This has more of a beachy look. I should stick a note inside the bottle.

The large wicker covered demijohn is now in the basket where the green one was. Just a simple switch.

I like the way you can see through the bottle.

I took away the vase of ivy I had here and replaced it with the coral. I love using vintage books as props.

The rest are just some random shots.



This is the charger without the cloche.

Dried seaweed from Scott's Antique Market in Atlanta. Same booth the coral and sea fan came from.







 I also love to layer items when possible. 
This is my new vignette for now. May stay this way the rest of the summer and it may not.
We'll see!

Joining:
Debra at Common Ground for A Vintage Summer Blog Party
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell
Funky Junk Interiors for SNS

7-18: and adding this to the summer cloche party at A Stroll thru Life
and 

46 comments:

  1. Hi Kim~
    Lovely arrangement.
    So light and pretty, with that touch of summer.

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  2. If I ever find that seaside cottage that's affordable (ha!) I'm dragging you over to help decorate.

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  3. Beautiful summer vignette,Kim. Loved that bluish green bottle... it looks perfect in this vignette with those vintage books and I loved the sea fan and coral you found at the antique booth... lovely post! Thanks for sharing with us.~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  4. Lovely, Kim! I really like the coral. Living on an island, keeps me in seashells all summer long. Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  5. Hi Kim, I love how you move things around! It's always beautiful and the sea fan coral is just amazing. Your demijohns make such a powerful presence. LOVE your style! Thanks for joining in, xoxo Debra

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  6. So pretty Kim!~ You always change it up so good.

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  7. Kim, I love shells for summer and put them in cloche and you have my attention. I wonder if we are about to crash blogger with this large party because I am having a lot of issues with it today. Have a great weekend! ♥O

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  8. LOL- I have finally met someone that is worse than me for switching things around. I used to do it a lot more when I was not working so many hours. I came home and started looking around tonight and thinking....hmmm...maybe I should switch this up with this...Oh No...I can't start now-I will be up half the night and I have to leave the house by 5am for work.

    I love everything you did. I really love that watercolor(?) that you have propped behind the cloche and sea fan. Lovely job, Kim....hmmm..till the end of summer? Nahhh...never gonna happen! Happy Thursday! xo Diana

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  9. You sound like me!!
    I drive The Boyfriend crazy!!! ha
    I love all your shells!!!

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  10. Such a pretty summer vignette, and I do like the green glass.

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  11. Hi Kim,

    This new vignette completely suggests...I have been to the beach, and this is what I found.
    LOVE the chicken wire charger with the seashells!!

    All the Best,
    Christine

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  12. Love your summer look. I laughed when I read that people want you to do a step by step on how to arrange a vinette. My wife and I do the same method as you, bring it out put it in place, play with it a while, move it a bit, then a bit more and then finally it clicks or looks ok for a while anyway. And then we start all over again. We too are constantly changing our table top tablescapes, it makes it so much fun to do and keeps us busy!!
    Blessings to you and yours
    Curtis & Sherrie

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  13. You are a little Tasmanian Devil when you get going!! LOL! I'll bet there is nothing but a blur of motion! And, it always looks wonderful.... both before and after! Beautiful job, Kim. blessings ~ Tanna

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  14. Great vingnette! I love the green glass demijohn! I also like how you can see through it. I agree seashells always remind me of the beach in the summer.

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  15. Wait ... did you just say that your beautiful "new" vignette may not stay that way until the end of SUMMER ?! Now, now, Kim ... we all know that it might not even stay that way until the end of next WEEK, much less the end of summer !! LOL. :)

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  16. I think that cloche is seriously one of my most favorites ever...great vignette Kim, perfect for the summer...come visit me I have a beach

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  17. Hi Kim,
    I pretty much create my vingettes the same way that you do. I just place things, remove and add until it suits me. It's a tough thing to teach to someone.

    I love your vingettes and your home always, always looks lovely.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  18. It is so fun to move things around isn't it? You really do have a gift though! It takes an eye and understanding of heights and variety of materials and you are great at it.

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  19. Kim, Great vignettes. I really like the shells on the chickenwire charger...it sort of remindss me of fishing net. Of, course I LOVE shells and anything natural and I'm always loving your vignettes.
    Great job, Kim,
    Hugs,
    Babs

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  20. Kim, the changes look wonderful. I love the beachy theme. The shells look so pretty on the wicker/wire tray. Beautiful vignette. Hugs, marty

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  21. Gorgeous vignette, Kim! I love the seaside look.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  22. Beautiful summer vignette! Love your demijohns in the basket....such a clever way to display them!!! Have a great weekend!!!
    ~Des

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  23. I just love coming to your blog because you always have such unique pieces!

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  24. Kim,

    I love seashells and cloches. The green bottle reminds me of sea glass which I always try to add to my collection. Your vignette is beautiful!

    Dee

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  25. You have such a great collection of demijohns!

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  26. I love, love, love it! The demijohn looks so good with the pretty drawing.
    Blessings,
    Haven

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  27. All of your switcheroos and changes look great Kim!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  28. I don't have a simple recipe for vignettes, but with books, vases, flowers, and an interesting decorative piece, you can never go wrong! love yours!

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  29. beautiful! love the coral and the demi johns!

    joan

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  30. Okay, i admit it, it was me who emailed Kim asking how she does it! And boy does she do it superbly. Thanks Kim for showing us another beautiful vignette.
    Regards
    Jane in NZ

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  31. I love this! It makes me think of the beach and it is perfect for summer in Georgia! Thanks for sharing another great idea!

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  32. Kim,
    It looks fantastic! I love old books too, they look great with your sea items and that is a great cloche. Thanks for linking it up to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  33. You are too funny Kim! Looks great!

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  34. Kim, Could you just come to my house and move things around? You are the Queen of new vignettes.

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  35. Such a pretty display. Love the use of natural elements!
    -Lynn

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  36. Such a great grouping!
    I love demijohns. I love your paint by number paintings too!
    xx
    A

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  37. i love your vignettes and how you displayed them... so pretty!
    xo
    Cheryl

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  38. You have the knack! Your vignettes are lovely (as always).

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  39. I feel certain that things will change again in the future.....just saying.

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  40. Oh my goodness !

    I LoVe all of it, so summer-seaside style at its best !

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  41. Beautiful, Kim. You always create charming vignettes, and like you, I find it fun to move things around from time to time.

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  42. I am willing to bet you will change things around fairly soon and we all enjoy your new vignettes. I like the shells on the wire charger and the glass cloche.

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  43. Very loverly, Kimmie! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  44. beautiful items , expertly displayed. this was a joy to see Kim.

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  45. Your cloche vignette is absolutely lovely!

    Also, I have begun a new meme entitled Wayfaring Wednesdays. Link up your trips and favorite excursions.

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  46. Kim, I love this vignette and your cloche is such a pretty shape. The wicker/wire charger is perfect for the shells. Gorgeous as usual. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

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