Sunday, April 24, 2011

Vintage Vignette

One of my very favorite things to do is create vignettes!  I'm a lover of "stuff", so let no tabletop go uncovered!!  LOL!!  One rule I always stick to when creating vignettes for my home is to mix old things with new things.  To me, by mixing both old and new things, I am able to create a sense of comfort and balance in my home. 

Some of the vignettes in my home are seasonal, while others are more stationary (at least for a few weeks, that is!!).  I just finished **tweaking** a few things on a tabletop vignette in my kitchen...It's my FAVORITE black chest from Kirkland's!!  I love, love, love how this piece looks like an antique!  It also comes in blue and red, and I am LOVING these colors, too!!  However, the black goes perfectly with my cabinets and dining table.  The mirror, also from my dear Kirkland's several years ago, is one of my favorite pieces!  Would you believe I only paid $28 for it?  You can't beat that with a stick!  The Mercury glass buffet lamp is also from Kirkland's.  I have several sets of these around my house.  Love that Mercruy glass with the bling on it!!

As you can see, I have also mixed some old with the new.  On the left are family pictures.  My grandmother is the one seated in the chair.  My mother is sitting between my grandparents.  The other photo is of a government meeting back in the 30s.  It's from my dad's side of the family.  I just made the button collage this weekend.  I'm in love with old books, and I embelleshed these with a little lace and a few charms as well.  Love the special touch this gave to my little vignette!

On the other side of the chest, I have added a few silver trays for a little sparkle, my grandmother's old scale with a vintage silver tray on top to hold some votive candles (I love candles, and I have them all over the place!).  I also have a sepia toned picture of my children to help round out my family-themed vignette. 
When I look at this vignette, it makes me smile!  I love the mix of old and new, and it's the perfect accent piece in my kitchen!

Mixing old and new, to me, makes a house a home.  Surrounding yourself with special memories and reminders of days gone by keeps those you love with you even when they aren't.  I could never live in a house with all brand new, shiny things. I crave things with character, timelessness, things that carry special memories. 

Have a wonderful week!

I'm linking up to Debbie Doo's Newbie Party, and to Tabletop Tuesday with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life!




  1. Very pretty vignette Farica. The mirror is gorgeous! I do adore old decor' displayed along side the new. I agree it makes a world of difference.

    I hope your Easter was lovely.
    Warmly, ~Melissa

  2. I really agree with you about mixing old and new. Character and timelessness... I think I've just found a new motto!

    Visiting from Debbie's Newbie Party - thanks so much for sharing! :)


  3. Wonderful! I love mixing old with new and do it all the time. Thanks for joining my newbie party.

  4. Very pretty, Farica. Loving the old scale on the table..interesting piece.

    Happy Easter~ LC

  5. Your vignettes are lovely! I'm really loving that old scale and the books. Have a great week. Patty

  6. Very pretty! I am now a Google friend :) I hope you stop by my blog soon too! I was born and raised in the Deep South, currently a Texan ;)


  7. Very pretty! I love that mirror!! Everything looks gorgeous!

  8. Looks very nice!

  9. I love the mirror with the bronze topper and the added touch of pictures!

  10. Love everything, I posted a comment on your first Easter recipe post…..catching up after the holiday!Thanks for the beautiful photos and descriptions, Emelia.

  11. Hello! I found you through the Newbie Party! Your blog and style are so great. Love it! I'm following you now. :)

    Come visit!


  12. Looks beautiful! I love touches of the old...makes me feel happy and connected to my grandparents, etc.

    Your blog is lovely! I came over from Debbiedoo's and so glad I did. I'm a new follower and look forward to getting to know you better. Stop by and say hi when you can!


  13. Hi Farica...I'm beside you at the Newbie Party and am your newest follower. Your blog is incredibly fun! I agree about mixing old with new...vintage meets modern! I'm going to look around your blog some more...nice to meet you. Come visit my blog if you have time... ~Ann

  14. Hello Farica~

    Your blog is so lovely, happy to be a new follower. :) Such beautiful ideas & inspirations. I invite you to share lots of your Southern Charm with my followers, please link to my blog bash K.I.S.S.

    Drop By The Tattered Tag

  15. Your vignette is stunning. Love the mix of old and new and you've arranged your vignette so beautifully. Gorgeous mirror also. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  16. I love your vignette...the old family pictures and your personal crafts make it so interesting! I like the chest and the mirror is just beautiful!

    Love your blog!



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