Saturday, November 22, 2008

my bountiful harvest...

It all started with this


and this

(I found this pretty soup tureen at Downtown Treasures)

I don't normally buy brown

but there was something about this

that just spoke to me.

OK, yelled at me:)




Kelly at Rose Vine Cottage Two

posted these photos

from the fall Creative Home magazine


I don't normally even look at this one

but this caught my eye





a little shabby

a little vintage

very romantic



I started gathering

and it led to this


I like to call this my "harvest" centerpiece

Most of it is from my thrifting.

It is the fruit of my labor



All of these treasures found thrifting:

large oval mirror used as base

glass compote

sweet little brown mug with roses

apothocary jar

old lace

jar with rusty lid

buttons

pearls

*R* hankie

brooch

old books

old flowers

clip-on earring with rhinestones


I'm lovin' the look,
Hmmm...

is this the beginning of something *new* ?






Have a great week preparing
for the celebration of thanks!

Rene'

11 comments:

Holly said...

You take such nice pictures, Rene! Very pretty! I'm still learning how to use my digital...

~ Hearts ~

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

Oh Miss Gracie this is so beautiful!! I love every little smidgen of it!!!
I am having a real hard time pulling my new little cottage together.. any suggestions??? I have so many things that I love but not much room!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi René,
Oh I love what you have done, you are so good at decorating, just one of those people that it seems to come naturally to! Thanks for mentioning me, when I saw those pic's I feel in love with that house, I would love to do that look in my bunkhouse, but haven't had the time yet, maybe after the holidays. When I was in NC I found the exact same couch for $120.00, but I couldn't get it home ): Oh and about those ice cubes, I thought they were so cute but I didn't know what I would do with them either so I kinda just tossed them around, LOL. I hope your family has a wonderful holiday and hug all those babies and enjoy!!
Hugs~Kelly

lady jane said...

thud.

drool.

oh. dear. serendipity. gorgeousness. awesome beautifulness.

the second to the last picture. rene...make notecards of that. i'll buy them. seriously. you have a new line of business bliss to begin! soon.

lady jane said...

You might want to change the link for Rose Vine Cottage Two...

http://rosevinecottagetwo.blogspot.com/

(spell out two rather than the number 2) :o)

...and you're right, Rene. i *do* like the link. :o)

emily said...

Your set up is just stunning! The "R" hankie is so cute! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and congrats on 1 year of blogging!
~emily

Pinkie Denise said...

Hello Miss Gracie,
I love your beautiful blog! Thank you so much for your kind visit and comment about my fainting couch. Mine lifts up and just pulls out, kinda like a rollaway...How did you cover yours? I love your thrifting finds and you are certainly have an artistic way of putting everything together so beautifully. I just love it! Have a wonderful blessed Thanksgiving Pinkie

Becky said...

Girl you have made a beautiful center piece. I just love this look too. I am going to keep my eye on you as you just have a way of putting it all together. Have a
Happy Thanksgiving.
Becky

Debbie Kay said...

Rene:

Oh thank you for the inspiration, i just love your centerpiece, it is soooo you and sooo me and i am going to share some of your ideas for my fall tablescape. Lots of love to you and yours.

Debbie Kay

cherished*vintage said...

Stunning centerpiece! I'm loving every single detail. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful pictures. Have a blessed Thanksgiving with your family.
-Karoline

That's So Shabby said...

I am so glad I found your blog. It's so beautiful. When I go to bed tonight, I will have the most beautiful dreams.
I have been following your blog and look at it often. I just changed the way my blog looks and now all my favorite blogs I follow show up there. You are up there!! Take a peek!!
Thanks again! Jen