Let's Look Closer

1.28.2014

Over the last couple of days I shared the vintage mirror and buffet in my foyer. Today I want to give a closer look at the vignette I came up with. I had a bit of a hard time coming up with something for the top since it is so huge. There is a whole lot of space there plus the fact that the piece is so tall.

This is what I have here now in the center. I just stacked some old leather books and stood up the rest. The old silver creamer is a recent find from a flea market.

I originally had these chamois antlers sitting on the books.

But when I brought this silver creamer home I knew it would be the perfect touch here.

I love how old and worn this piece is.

And wait, is that a K monogram? Why, yes it is. It was only $18 so it had to come home with me.

I had to add my bull. 

Several have asked where do I find most of my leather books. I find them here and there, but many have come from Scott's Antique Market.

There is a vendor that only sales these old books and all of them are reasonably prices from $8 to $15, but he has a table of books that are all $5. If there is an imperfection he puts them on the $5 table. That is where I look first.

I had to use a shorter lamp on this buffet and I love this antique brass one that I have had for awhile.

This large beautiful green demijohn was found in Normandy for a super price.

Another photo I took of the vignette before buying the silver creamer.

Supposed to snow here later today, maybe. I sure hope so. I want just one pretty snow since we have been having a terribly cold winter this year.

Please be sure to return tonight for our weekly party!

Stay warm and see you there.
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27 comments:

  1. Perfection. And, I am a total sucker for anything silver with a little age on it. LOL! In the photo with the books horizontal, your watermark made it look like the title was Savvy Southern Style! LOL! I had to do a double-take. I wish I had your energy, Kim! blessings ~ tanna

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  2. I love that creamer! You find the best things Kim!! That demijohn is gorgeous too!

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  3. Love it! You totally had me at the books, which is my favorite thing to collect and decorate with. It is all so simple, but works perfectly!

    Have a great day!
    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  4. Beautiful! And yes, at least one snow day would be nice.

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  5. I love your vignettes!!! I'm a sucker for anything worn and old!

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  6. What a wonderful old creamer! Love your bull too.

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  7. I really love how you styled the chest. The monogrammed creamer is beautiful! Can't believe it has your monogram on it too. Score!!

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  8. Love the vignette and really love the "K" creamer!…Must say the space is gorgeous and more gorgeous in person!

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  9. Ha Score, a 'k' creamer. Luvly Kim.

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  10. Love the silver creamer! Your vignette looks perfect atop your new piece, and the mirror looks fantastic. You've a great eye, Kim.

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  11. LOVE the entire vignette......the silver creamer with K is so pretty, great find!
    ~Des

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  12. What a great looking creamer and you know how I love your vignette! It's just a beauty! I hope you get snow too, nothing prettier to look at or play in!

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  13. The silver creamer is the icing on the cake! Now why did I say that? It must be because I'm on a diet!

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  14. Such a pretty vignette and that creamer is so cool. Love that mirror too!

    Cynthia

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  15. I just love everything about your vignette, Kim--so pretty! That neat large glass bottle, and what a bull statue. I am also always a sucker for cool bookstages.

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  16. Beautiful! I love to use old books too! I have an old spelling book on top of my husband's, grandmother's Bible on my night stand. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Love the books! I've always loved the way they smell, and I read somewhere that it's the old glue deteriorating that gives them that distinctive "Old Book" smell.

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  18. Personally, I really like the things you have in your vignette, the one with the silver creamer. All of the items look like they are supposed to be together. Paula

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  19. Your books and the silver creamer are gorgeous but my eyes are pretty much glued to the demijohn~
    Jenna

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  20. I wish I could send you some of my snow in a Fedex box :) I hope that you get the snow that you wish for but not ice...nothing dangerous... just some nice soft powdery snow that you can deal with / shovel easily :)

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  21. Nice vignette! You know I love the old books and the demijohn.

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  22. It's all so lovely and fun Kim - I love the way you put things together!

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  23. I love that you have Verlaine's poems among your books!

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  24. Old books make everything look better. I have some, but I can't ever seem to find them at the prices you mentioned. I think the old pieces really add a special feel to your beautiful buffet. Love the vintage vibe of that vignette (that's a lot of V's!)

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