Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dressing room vignette

I noticed another little vignette today. This is the top of my bureau in the dressing room area of the master bedroom. We don’t own this house, we are merely its caretakers. But still, it’s quite wonderful to live in even though it’s in sort of a grand-old-dame condition.

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The dressing room area is sort of like a hallway that leads into the master bedroom. Adjacent to the hallway area are two double-door closets. There’s a window that you can see on the right, and space for this bureau. As I was walking by it the other day, this scene caught my eye. I lit the candle because it looked nicer that way.

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Other than that, I left everything cluttered like it was.

Left to right is a large beaded glass tealight from Pottery Barn; One of my rose prints in a little white frame; A print I won in a contest on someone’s blog; A framed photo of Ralph, the beloved border collie we owned before George came along; a lamp from Strasburg Pottery in PA; and my Oakley sunglasses that I’ve been searching high and low for.

So this is where they were all along! It’s funny what you see when you open up your picture files and really look.

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I remember buying this tealight at the holidays for one of my nieces, who was a college sophomore at the time. I changed my mind when I began thinking it would look better in my own place. Besides, I was sure she’d have rather had that Sephora gift certificate I ended up giving her.

Is there a spot in your home that you’d like to share? A little something that catches your eye whenever you walk by? If so, post a photo of it and tell us why you like it. Come back and leave a comment with your link and we can come by and visit. It will be fun.

Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

17 comments:

AnnieL said...
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Hilary said...

I love that word.....vignette....I am not entirely sure why.
I love old houses,too......and I can imagine yours is a lovely one.
I am feeling too lazy tonight to blog, so I am just reading them.
aah.

Kathleen Stoltzfus said...

I just posted 2 vignettes on my studio blog yesterday - one of a "work-in-progress" table and another of my actual work table. Come on over!

http://tuliptreehill.blogspot.com/

TSannie said...

Oh dear...I'd share a vignette of my world...if it were only neat!
You'll just have to come up and see it for yourself!
(That's an invitation - seconded by MPM - in case you're wondering! ;-)

Daryl said...

I have shared ... now I want to see MPM's and TSAnnie's .. live in person so come on and pick me up ...

These Nine Acres said...

Nothing that compares to the beauty that is your house! One day I will share my newly decorated bedroom. Maybe ;0)

Caroline said...

I am loving your vignettes Kate!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I shall find a little vignette spot and post it tomorrow Kate. Thank you for the idea. That spot of yours today encompasses such a lot and says so much about you. Fascinating.

Betty said...

Your vignette is lovely every thing in seem to hold good memories.

Mental P Mama said...

You live is a wonderfully special place...and I love it! I may make up my own vignette.....

Alli said...

What a beautiful set up. I particularly love the candle holder! Thank you for the idea, I never think to get every day items which are my favorites.... they always end up seeming so ordinary to me but they all have special meaning. I posted my own picture of my little counter top here.

Deb said...

So lovely...so picturesque...so Kate.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Your close up of the POttery Barn tealight has me mesmerized. I could stare at that for hours and be entertained.

The clutter makes relaxing impossible in my house, that's why I come here, to relax.

Thank you.

Russell said...

Really like the frame around Ralph's photo. Believe it or not, I actually have a frame very, very similar to that! It is a beautiful frame.

Perhaps when Bailey gets done cleaning the house one of these days I will do a similar post...! Heh!! I have to admit, for a dog he does a pretty decent job -- but he doesn't do windows!

Take care.

Annie said...

sorry I signed in with the wrong blog name Kate...hence the deleted comment up there. Still have got no further with the vignette yet...maybe when I get home after visiting and minding grandchildren! And when the dust storm abates.

Donna Boucher said...

I love your lamp picture.

Egghead said...

Oh I likey likey that lamp. Purty.