Sunday, January 9, 2011

Coastal Vignette with a French Twist....

All of a sudden - I'm obsessed with creating vignettes on this antique silver tray I found in my local thrift shop.  I love this piece...it's a nice size and I think it has an interesting patina that adds to it's character.  For now, its in the corner of my kitchen island placed on a distressed pedestal I purchased at Pottery Barn.

I had it dressed up for Christmas and wanted to transition it to a post holiday feel.



Then I gathered some of my favorite things...




I really like how this came out...it looks like a shell flower....with the lettuce coral framing it out like leaves...




Then mixed in some more of my favorite things...some ivory branches and pieces of bleached driftwood...


One of my prized pieces of coral...


And a lovely little sand dollar I found on Captiva Island...


A couple crystal ornaments...


My ever present rusted "antique" looking key...


A couple teeny but perfect tulip and cowrie shells I collected off the beach in Mexico...



Some moss...


A beautiful little tag from Her Whimsical Musings...


A baby pine cone left over from the holidays...


A starfish from Pink Pelican Designs...


Pink and aqua little vintage bottles with coral and lavendar flowers...


A lovely pink and aqua glittered flower from My Shabby Chateau....


Some vintage music sheets from La Pomme....


A special little whelk...


And here it is....










Hope you have a wonderful Monday...



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14 comments:

House Revivals said...

I'm totally loving your vignette!
~Amanda

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love your vignette. Great silver tray and I love the way you have it on the pedestal. Love the mix of shells and moss. I also see a pretty kitchen in the background.

Melissah said...

I just discovered you blog & loved it. I'm an interior designer from Melbourne, Australia & I found it very inspiring. Blogging is all new to me but I have just set up my own blog
scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com
You may like to check it out because I had so much fun doing it. It's got a bit of everything fashion, interiors, food, travel spots - hopefully you will find something in there that you like.
Thanks for providing me with such great entertainment!
Cheers
Melissah

Becca said...

What a fun vignette! I love your mix of textures and materials!

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Great job. Absolutely stunning.

Beautiful Details said...

Beautiful Debbie! I love how you arranged the shells in the styrofoam. Clever lady! And that pedestal is fabulous. My husband has lots of antique silver he inherited from his grandmother. I might have to dig through his boxes and create one of these displays. :)

Tootie said...

I like the vignette. You have some great ideas! I like the kitchen in the background even more! :)

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Debbie,
Oh my gosh--now you've got me wanting to make vignettes!! This is gorgeous!!! Your flair for the beautiful never ceases to amaze me--
And I'm so happy that the tag fit right in with your color scheme!
XO
Cindy

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What a lovely vignette. I love how you do so many wonderful things with your shells. The tray is fabulous and perfect for the base. Your pictures are great and I love how so many of the shells bring back memories of places you found them. Beautiful vignette.

vicki said...

Oh my gosh - this is totally fabulous - I must go and find my tarnished silver trays! You have created a beautiful vignette - just stunning!

Vicki

Donna said...

What a gorgeous arrangement, Debbie! You brought so many different and unique elements together, and with your magic touch, they look stunning! I love the key and shells and all of your wonderful treasures. And of course I adore your silver tray. Love it all!!

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous creative & beachy idea, thanks for sharing the inspiration.

Sherry said...

This is beautiful! I also love that kitchen in the background!
Sherry

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Your vignette is really lovely! The detail is just incredible! Now I am off to find more picure of your gorgeous kitchen in the background! Happy New Year!! Angie xo