Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lace, Toile, Creamy Whites & A Touch of Silver!

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Thank you so much for all your kind comments about my little corner bed makeover! I’m still working outside but we had a bit of a rainy afternoon on Tuesday so I came inside and changed out the vignette on the dresser in my dining room (should have cleaned the house instead but just didn’t feel like it).

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It’s a change for me. I’m usually into color – red, apple green, black, yellow – but I wanted to try something new.

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I put this together from things I had in the house. I really, really love it!

ruffle
I made a ruffle for my decoupaged candles with two coffee filters. I cut the ends off to make them shorter and stuffed them into the candle holder at the same time as the candle.

hydrangea

This apothecary jar has some dried Hydrangeas I saved from cleaning up the yard this week. I usually leave them on the bushes for some winter interest and then snip them off in the spring.

scrapbookpapers

These are just scrapbook papers I rolled up and tied with something pretty.

Laceflower

I made this lace flower from that lace I got at Goodwill a few weeks back. The brooch is also from Goodwill.

platter

I’m using one of the plate stands that I got at Goodwill. It's perfect for a holding a platter.

cups
The cups and butter pats are from Goodwill too.  I guess my house would be pretty empty if I didn’t have a Goodwill! Maybe I should have titled this post “Decorating with Goodwill Finds”!

runner
I draped one of my toile table runners on top of the chest. The candles need some extra height. So as you can see I lifted them up by putting a small plate on top of an upside down cup.

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trays
mirror
Well, it’s back outside for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

58 comments:

Karen said...

Great idea on lifting up those candles for height. And I love your idea of reversing your platter. Never thought about doing that.

The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Manuela -
Everything looks so beautiful, I love the cups in the cloche...your home is truly beautiful and an inspiration to me :)
Have a great day.
Hugs,
Toni

Stacey said...

Manuela, it's so pretty. Love the view in the mirror. You have such creative ideas!

I was really happy to see your scrapbook paper. I have a little spot in my kitchen where I rolled up some favorite paper and put it in a watering can. The colors were too perfect to hide in a box somewhere!

Megan said...

Very pretty as usual. I like your creative uses for coffee filters, as well as the idea for lifing up the candles. And so many wonderful Goodwill finds.
As soon as I finish cleaning out the closets and garage I will be heading to Goodwill. Doing some dropping off and hopefully some picking up.
(;0)
I heard about the weather from my daughter up there. Hope the weather is nicer today and you can get back to the garden.

Shelia said...

Oh, my goodness! This is so beautiful! I love the idea of the rolled up scrapbooking paper! You've got the touch, Dear One!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Becky K. said...

I love the cups and saucers in the cloche. The mirror is nice too. The way it reflects and adds its own artistic touch.

I also think I would like to visit YOUR Goodwill. Ours just doesn't seem to offer up such lovelies very frequently...although I think I do remember you saying that you know when they are most likely to be well stocked. I just get there when it is convenient.

Becky K.

Pat said...

I love the whole thing. I am so envious of your talent. The toile runner is especially lovely. Thanks for sharing this.

Lou Cinda said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!!

Lou Cinda :)

Love the scrap book paper!

pammiejo said...

You are so clever! I love looking at your vignettes you create! You're an ispiration to me!! PAM

HeathahLee said...

Oh my gosh those candles are GORGEOUS! What a pretty display! I love all of it! : )

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful display, Manuela! I really love that lace flower you made with the brooch attached. I have been making sure I look at the jewelry display case before I leave my Goodwill now, because sometimes they have some really nice pieces. Along with brooches, I usually find a pair of clip-on earrings that work really well as an embellishment.

Always Nesting said...

Perfection! Love the details and love your creativity.

The Working Home Keeper said...

Beautiful as always!

Mary Ellen

Melissa Miller said...

Beautifully done! How precious are those candle ruffles. Love it all
Manuela!

Enjoy your gardening while I'm cleaning today. Ha! *Smiles*

jenjen said...

So cute Manuela! I love that idea. I love the little touch of bling you added on one. And the ruffles too.

Your home is so beautiful. I love all of the toile!

XOXO
Jen

Betty's corner of the world said...

OK Manuela ...Can't I just move in? ..lol
There is not a thing in your beautiful home that I don't 'love'... You really have 'the touch'.
"Beautiful"!!!
Hugz ...Betty

Darlene said...

It ALL looks GORGEOUS! Enjoy your outdoor day.♥

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi manuela,
Was the ebay auction for your piere duex from :joshsuffern if so I have bid on her Piere Duex items and have won. It was a big savings for new items from the retail stores. I think she gets the factory seconds, I noticed, But I still love the treasures I won.

I REALLY LOVE YOUR SENSE of STYLE... I am sure when one sees it in person it is a Awwwwwww!!!! moment for them!! as it would be for me as well.

It looks to be that you put on your creative decorating thinking cap and thats what I adore about your home and blog.

I will be back soon to take more in.

xx
Dore

Happy@Home said...

Well done, Manuela. You have created a beautiful and interesting vignette. So many great ideas here. Enjoy your gardening today.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty! I like all the little extra touches like the bling. :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Manuela, this is just stunning. I love your cloche all done up pretty with the lace flower and broche. That is so creative. The candles, paper rolls, platter and apothecary jar are all so pretty together the way you have arranged them. Perfect. Now don't forget about Table Top Tuesdays. This would be absolutely perfect for that. I hope you will join next week. Love what you create. Hugs, Marty

Kelley said...

Love the dressertop! Thanks for inviting us inside before you went back outside.

mizdarlin said...

I was wondering where you acquired all those hanging trays-or is that more of your handiwork? Just lovely-very vintage vibe...

Sharon said...

Good day Manuela :)

I love it, the creams, toile and the landscape apinting loks beautiful together. I love the idea using the lace to make a flower, hmmm, I think I will have to try that soon :)

Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Sharon

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

I just love everything about this: the items, the colors, how you have accessorized, etc. Just perfect!!

kim said...

Manuela, I love the vignette you created on top of this chest. Love the textures, color, difference in heights, love it all. I am especially loving the trays on the wall. I want that rooster one!!

Kathleen said...

Lovely! I remember those candles..so clever!

Wendy said...

Manuela, I just always love looking at your photo's. So many ideas! I love all your trays...they have become my newest addiction! Thanks for the inspiration :)
Wendy

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Great ideas-- such a beautiful room!

Sandra said...

Very pretty vignette...as always...thanks for the inspiring ideas!

Cindy said...

Manuela, You have created a darling little vignette on that dining room dresser. I love all of your ideas. I was in GW yesterday and bought a book of sheet music. I may do what you have done there with it.
You inspire me!
Hugs, Cindy S

Jennifer said...

It all looks so very pretty! Sometimes I love the look of black/white over bright colors. It is a definite eye-pleasing space.

Enjoy your time outdoors!=)

Summer said...

Beautiful! I especially love your mirror! I think it's the same mirror I have hanging in my bathroom: http://bryanandsummersblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/bathroom-reveal.html

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

It's a gorgeous vignette Manuela...love it!

Kathleen Grace said...

Really beautiful and serene! I never get tired of black and cream together.

Julie Harward said...

Maybe you should change the name to that because I have never seen a person find such neat things! I love how glass shines when it's clean, so pretty...such good ideas here! Come say hi :D

Nancy's Notes said...

What a gorgeous home!! You are so clever, great decorating skills!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Looks wonderful! Love the ruffle from the coffee filter - great idea!
Hugs,
Penny

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Manuela, I love what you did with the ruffle around the candles! How do you think up all this stuff? You seriously need to write a book for those of us whose mind just doesn't work the way yours does!
Brenda

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I love the decoupaged candles! Do you know how they burn? Are they smokey or smelly? (What questions!)

Angie said...

That vignette is so beautiful! I see why you love it!

KJ's Restart Button said...

I love the whole look but especially like the ruffle around the candles. I always get good ideas from you.

Mimi Sue said...

Love all of it. I'm going to copy the cups in the cloche. Mimi

Anita said...

Toile is my absolute favorite! My kitchen curtains are black toile and I have red toile panels in the living room that I bought on clearance at JC Penney's. You have such a knack for decorating. Great ideas!

Linda said...

Lovely, Manuela...I love the tall cloche over the cups/saucers!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I love it, Manuela! The cups and saucers inside of the cloche is my favorite part! What a wonderful idea! And I think the idea of adding extra height with the cup and saucer was a great one. :)

I hope you enjoyed your day inside, and that you are having fun being back in your garden! :)

Blessings,
Jenni

Vicki in UT said...

So pretty! You are a very talented decorator.

Awesome Duke Fan!!! said...

Manuela! You've been a busy woman! I've been away from the computer for a couple of days, and look what I missed! This corner of your room looks beautiful, and your garden looks fantastic! You're such an inspiration to me!

Donna said...

Goodwill finds are wonderful! I love the vignette you made. You are so creative!

Hugs,
Donna

Storybook Woods said...

Sighhhhhh, a perfect corner xoxoxo Clarice

T's Daily Treasures said...

You have the most clever ideas. The Goodwill in your area has fabulous items for sale. You are luck and they are lucky to have you as a frequent shopper. Love everything you've done here. :) Best wishes! Enjoy the outdoors. Tammy

A Gardner's Cottage said...

So beautiful! Your attention to all the details inspire me.
Thank you

Audra said...

Simply breath taking and stunning. I love how you take things from around the house that no one would think of using and create a lovely vignette with them.
Like those coffee cups! I have some just like them and was wondering how I could display them in an interesting way. Now I know...you are always inspiring me!

I love rhinestone broches and yours are divine. What a creative use of them, let them out to shine!

I wanted to thank you for your lovely comments on my post about my Aunt's yard. I knew you would love how she uses things in such an interesting combination, making it seem perfect. You two are very alike in that manner.

I am thrilled to hear we have similar music tastes! I absolutely LOVE Within Temptation. I can't believer I forgot to put them on the list. You can be sure I have remedied that oversight!

Have a blessed weekend.
A tout alors!

Julie said...

Loving all your pretties...SO picture perfect . I'm telling you we must have been sisters separated along the way, we like so many of the same things.
I have a jar that looks very much like the one your hydrangeas are in, and I was saving it for dried greens or the blues (hydrangeas) this year when they pop out!!!!!!!
And I found another Tole tray, girl. (GW-$2.99) - It is a basket of fruit. I even ran back to your blog to see if it was one you have! I know where the tray is that has the chicken scene on it...and I keep watching for the gal to mark it down in her little booth...no such luck. She wants either 14.99 or 18.99 for it...can't remember...but TOOOOO much. I will keep watching! :-)
Maybe I can get her to come down...
Love the Toile runner. All so lovely. Enjoyed my visit! Take care- thanks for posting such neat pics...hugs, Julie

Rachel said...

How do you come up with these ideas??? wish my mind worked like that, lol love it!! Love your paint color on the walls, what is it?

Kim said...

Always so lovely. The coffee filter ruffles are darling.

Adrienne said...

Your home is so lovely and I love the way you've done the collage of things in your dining room. Everything is just right together. You have great ideas! And what an inspiration you are to me. I need to slow life down a bit and play with some of my things. Time to make some changes - and, believe me, I have enough stuff stashed away there will be no money involved at all!
~Adrienne~

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh My Goodness, the things you can do with coffee filters! Your vignette looks so pretty, but again, I'm loving the coffee filters. laurie