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



*R* hankie


old books

old flowers

clip-on earring with rhinestones

I'm lovin' the look,

is this the beginning of something *new* ?

Have a great week preparing
for the celebration of thanks!



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!


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!!

sherry said...



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.

sherry said...

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

(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!

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

One Shabby Old House 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.

Debbie Kay said...


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.

Shabby Jen 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