Monday, December 6, 2010

A French Inspired Christmas by Jeanne d'Arc Living ~ Part II

Well, here is my second interpretation of Jeanne d'Arc Living's Christmas. The first one - I think came out pretty nice....and now here is my second piece for this holiday season....with a bird theme.



So I started with a vintage silver tray that I found in a local thrift shop.....




....Added in a twig and moss bird's nest





Included in some pieces of moss..a bleached piece of driftwood..a rusted key....and some vintage garland 




Along with a beautiful detailed tag from Her Whimsical Musings...




A crystal ornament and hand stamped candle from Tea Cup Design Etsy Shop




In the nest - I included some heart sea urchins and mini vintage christmas bulbs....along with glittered starfish...


And my prized tulip shell I found on Little Hickory Beach....


Then I placed it on top of a distressed pedestal stand....





Here are some of my favorite little touches....





 One last look.....







Linking up to:


HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!




27 comments:

Cat & Cricket said...

Stunning.. what a gorgeous job you did!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Gorgeous! I would LOVE to try to make one of these centerpieces! I wonder if I have anything to try....hmmmm! Hugs! ♥

Donna said...

Debbie, you have really outdone yourself! This arrangement is just stunning! I love the tray, and placing it on the pedestal is such a great idea. The candle is beautiful, I will have to check out that shop for sure. Cindy's tag is just oh so pretty, it looks perfect amidst all of the other treasures you've added, like that sweet little birdie and nest. Love it all!

Donnie said...

What a beautiful centerpiece. I love everything about it.

Beach House Living said...

Great look. Of course, I like the seaside touches you did.

Marlis said...

This is really lovely. I think you did an outstanding job with all the elements.

becky at abbeystyle said...

Wow, am impressive piece to admire...so many lovely details to treasure and tease the eye.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Great tray chic, Debbie! Love all the naturey coastal touches.

cindy @ cottage instincts said...

That is truly lovely....even better than the magazine! You know how I love all things blue :) Thanks for sharing with Mi4M!

Debbie said...

Oh my gosh Debbie! that is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love all the little pieces you've added to make it all perfect!
Sooooo pretty.
Debbie@lakehouse
ps..love the apron sink.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Debbie--I see what you've been up to!!! This is STUNNING! And I love, love the colors!!! I feel so honored to have my tag be amongst your special treasures...and I love the candle--it's exquisite!!!
XO
Cindy

NanaDiana said...

Debbie-That is spectacular. And...I gotta say it...I like it better than the original! There is so much YOU in it! And...if I ever visit please check my pockets before I leave to make sure that I didn't pilfer that tulip shell. That is a keeper! Hugs-Diana

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

Pretty!

Sue said...

This is really pretty! I'm partial to old silver/plate and use it where I can. Love that candle!!
~ Sue

Elizabeth and Gary said...

I love it..so very pretty..it makes for a beautiful photo..
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty vignette.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

What a beautiful vignette. Just gorgeous!

Deb said...

Looks great...love the coastal touches too! Just wondering if your countertops are marble and if so, are they super high maintenence? Thanks so much, Deb

Flotsam Friends said...

What a wonderful offering you've left us there. Simply stunning and so well put together. Love it. Pruxxx

Heaven's Walk - said...

That turned out soooo pretty, Debbie! I adore that little bird! He looks like he's wearing a Santa beard! lol! The way you placed everything is VERY JDA, girl! Great job! (oh....and I'm totally drooooooling all over your marble counter tops...... :)

xoxo laurie

simpledaisy said...

Love it!!! So festive and cute:)

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Fabulous job, Debbie ~ it's divine!!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Your display is beautiful, and I love your marble counters! Have a wonderful day!

Mary

Cindy Adkins said...

I just popped over to say "hi" and hope you're doing great!!
XO

Blooming Rose Musings said...

This is very much you! And I can tell you enjoyed creating this. Very pretty and a wonderful centerpiece for a table or coffee table. A very pretty seaside Christmas for your table.

Lamp Tramp said...

Wow, such a beautiful Jeanne d' Arc inspiration vignette! I can see so many elements that I have and cherish. Starting with your vintage tray. I have almost the exact one that was a family piece. Where in FL are you? Are you able to find driftwood on your beaches? My daughter is in FT Walton, me on the MS Gulf Coast and we are hunting some beautiful driftwood. It is difficult to find sometimes. I love your blog and will be following you... :)

Lamp Tramp said...

You have touched my heart. I just read your blog backwards to it's beginnings. RED, your gorgeous Katrina Golden, his story makes me cry. Knowing what he must have suffered through, as I did, reduces me to tears. I'm so happy he has you now.