Thursday, January 21, 2016

Winter January Vignettes 2016

Hello sweet friends!

I consider 'January' the month of home decorating after the holidays.

We all want to decorate our homes "back to normal" which is what hubby calls it, lol.. That's cause he rather see his home without the C'mas décor he says the "jingle bells" tires him after a while... he cracks me up, really!

Anyhow, I did do some Winter vignettes here and there a little different then last year's.
I'm sharing the foyer table and the dining room pieces, mostly, since it is where I can do more of the switching and decorating.

I'm not good at creating vignettes, like most of you are.
It seems that the majority of my elements of décor have turned out to be 'blue and white,' which is fine with me, as is my fav color- combo.

Up front this pretty Oriental ginger jar I got for Christmas from DD Sofia, since I've never had one, I'm loving it!

At your far right I placed my Meissen two tier server I love, instead of the Oriental lamp I had before, thus removed... some of you might remember it.

This is what this buffet looks like now, after I removed the big Chinese lamp and it seems less cluttered, neater and lighter.

The silver is mostly sterling heirlooms, so I always love to have them on an everyday basis.

In the center of the buffet my vintage English stoneware bowl and in the back, standing on the tier is an English, 'Shakespeare Land' platter... a latest find from a couple of months ago.


In the heirloom antique English buffet I brought back my two Oriental figurines under cloches, along with some plates on stands, birds in nests and a Delft blue and white bowl.

The Delft bowl is decorated with snowed pinecones I painted.

This pretty 'Cauldon-England' plate with roses is also a find from a couple of months ago.
In one corner of the buffet in the formal dining room I placed my 'Lady Carlyle' three tier server and vintage French teapot, along with the antique 'Bavaria, Germany' tea set from WWII.
In the other corner of the formal buffet a 'Friendly Village' tureen and round platter. Next to it my 'Meissen' bowl with three girls playing
"Hide and Seek" is what my granddaughter Victoria used to say when she was five... she's now 11.
I loved this thick cotton runner with blue stripes I got on an after Christmas sale.

In the formal dining table I placed my English silver fowl cover, a Christmas gift from hubby four years ago... flanked by mercury glass and crystal Czech-Bohemian candle holders.

This side piece is antique Egyptian and I decorated with mostly white.

I painted the dried twigs and pine cones for a snowed look. In back of the white French doggies I placed a glass icicle from the top of my C'mas tree. 

I ran into something like this going thru an old French décor magazine and I thought it was perfect to reproduce the look with great books, on top of the foyer's vintage French table.
In the center my beautiful blue crystal Murano pedestal.

Thank you so much dear friends for your sweet and kind comments, they always make my day!

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties.


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