A Closer Look


How was your weekend? We made a short trip to Nashville to visit our son and his family. It was one of our grand's third birthday recently so we went to give her a little something and to spend some time with them. We hadn't seen them since Christmas. We had a great time and came back home yesterday. Fun to go and good to return home.

The other day I shared my newly painted (again) sofa table and thought we would look at the vignettes. It's just more of the things I collect put together.

 I ordered a box of these little birds back in the fall and they were a rosey gold color so I painted this one with Miss Mustard Seed milk paint in Tricycle Red. Each bird is different and so far I have guilded one and painted this one.

 I collect magnifying glasses and have placed a couple in this old crock and my favorite one is on the books with the bird.

I love these vintage scissors, but they have to stay in the jar so little grand fingers can't reach them. I placed them here so you could see them. 

 Jar filled with collected items.

This is one of my favorite lamps that I have had for years. It has moved all over the house.
The lamp shade is not original to the lamp. It is from Pottery Barn. I love switching out shades for a new look.

Under the table I have a collection of demijohns and a vintage basket filled with pillows.

Enjoy your Monday. Very foggy and gray out, but I have plenty of house work to do.

Sharing at the following:
Between Naps on the Porch
A Stroll thru Life


  1. What a darling little bird Kim.... and I am so crushing on that lamp.
    Have a wonderful Monday.
    Hugs, Gee

  2. Such a pretty vignette. I love the books, cotton and sheet music in the glass jar.

  3. You are wonderful at creating vignettes Kim. Love the lamp!

  4. Love the bird painted red and your scissors are fabulous, great finds and lovely collections. I love different items all placed in a vignette together, tells such a unique story. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  5. the jar filled with all your vintage finds is really neat! thanks for coming...the girlies are already planning a trip to see Grammy and G-dad

  6. Those beauties under the table are FABULOUS!!

  7. I bet you had a great time visiting family...We visited friends in Orange County! Love the jar with the vintage finds...great idea!

  8. That bird is just adorable! I also am obsessing over that lamp. A very beautiful vignette!

  9. So cute Kim~ love those magnifying glasses! What a neat thing to collect!

  10. Love your vignette and love your collections! That lamp is great! I love lamps too!!!

  11. You have the most amazing house! Truly! I think it is one of my favorites in blog land!

    Have a great day rock star!

  12. I always enjoy seeing your collections! Have a great week!

  13. Just love those birds-that one is so pretty done in red.
    Have a good week

  14. Your vignettes look very pretty on that table. Love those old scissors you found! I also love the glass jar filled with things. Hope you had a nice trip to TN. Isn't this weather ugly? I hate it! Saturday was beautiful. Mother Nature gave us one nice day just to tease us. Makes me yearn for Spring. I'm ready for Winter to be over if we're not going to get some snow. LOL!

  15. Everything is so pretty. Love your lamp.

  16. Bonsoir,
    Merci pour ce très joli billet...
    J'aime beaucoup vos paniers.
    Gros bisous

  17. Love all the wonderful details, Kim! And that red is fabulous. :)
    xo Heidi

  18. Ummm I love it all! But the vintage scissors really caught my eye! I just love rusty old things :) You should stop by my linky party (send your friends too! It goes through Friday), and link up some of these great finds! Here is the URL - http://wonderfulathome.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-most-creative-week-linky-party.html
    have a lovely day!

  19. Everything looks beautiful as always! I love your treasured finds...

  20. The treasures held in the jar is such a wonderful vignette. Everything is delightful to behold.

  21. Your little birdie looks so cute in red!!!! Fabulous vignette as always!!!!

  22. Fun magnifying glasses. I love stuff in old jars and crocks.

  23. Beautiful vignettes Kim!Love those demijohns!

  24. Your vignette is beautiful and how cool are those magnifying glasses! I am now going to be on the hunt for some magnifying glasses. :)

  25. Hi, Kim!

    I love the jar filled with collectible a! What a great idea. I may borrow that one. Your little red bird is precious too.

    I am a new follower of your blog. I would love to join your Wednesday link party.

    Thank you,

  26. Fantastic vignette!
    I love your magnifying glasses, what a nice thing to collect...no! I don't need another one...

  27. Love all your collections that you always display so beautifully throughout your home!...i love the idea about painting the bird...i love using "bird accessories" but find that most of mine are "glittery" for Christmas...I think if I paint them, the "shine" will disappear...going to try!

  28. Always love your posts. Where did you order the birds from? I would love to order some as well.

    LindaLee from
    CrossN' My Stitches

  29. My favorites - the magnifying glasses, the vintage scissors and the great pillow in the basket.

  30. I think you could change the name of your blog to Southern Painted Vignettes. Eh? Always fun to see what's up at your house!

  31. Kim,
    I adore your cloche...what a creative idea!!!
    I am quite smitten with the demi john collection and the huge basket beneath your console table!!! The texture is exquisite!!!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us!!!

  32. Kim,
    Your vignette with the bird is very pretty. I like the color of that particular bird.

  33. Beautiful. I especially love your collection inside the jar - that is a great display!

  34. Beautiful collections and interesting vignettes. You have a verty artistic eye and I love interesting ways that you arrange things to create a different look each time I come to visit. Love looking at beauty. You could easily style for a magazine and your gift must be genetic because I love looking at Kelly's home too!

  35. Your vignette and table are gorgeous. I can't believe I didn't know those things were called demijohns. I wonder where they got their name?