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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fresh start....






Something about this dreary,dull month that just makes you want to start fresh....I love to just "wipe' a vignette clean and give something a whole new look.......don't you? ~Chrissy~










Thats a photo taken of my Grandparents before he went off to war.....very dreamy.....




29 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous vignette. I am so with you, I am really ready for everything to look new and different. Love your beautiful ironstone and silver. Hugs, Marty

Sweet Old Vintage said...

That is exactly what I am going to do... rearrange my vignettes.... I so enjoy looking at what you collect... I love the look... always look forward to your pictures... Its as delicious as looking as a magazine.... Blessings to you this day.

Lou Cinda said...

Girl if I had your talents, I would be redoing them everyday!! This is simply beautfiul! Love that creamy pitcher and the candleabra! SO pretty! The photograph, the candlelight!

Your vignettes are magazine worth!!
I swear they are!!

Lou Cinda

English Cottage in Georgia said...

You have inspired me...I'm off to create vignettes with my silver and ironstone.

junkdreams said...

A beautiful display.....I have been doing lots of rearranging this month as well!!
Happy day.
xojanis

Tami said...

Beautiful....love the old picture of your grandfather!!

Susan S. said...

Love the simple, sweet and pure vignette! Happy New Year....:)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Before I started blogging in late August...I never even used the word vignette. I'm still not sure that I really have any at my house!

Sue

Theatre Du Boheme said...

Beautiful as usual... :)
Are those forceps in that one picture?? Wherever did you find those?

Chari said...

Hi Chrissy...

Ooooohhh...I love, love, LOVE your new winter vignette!!! Love all that pretty silver with the creamy white ironstone...and adding the sprig of evergreen...simply divine!!! This may very well be my favorite of all the fabulous vignettes that you have done, my friend! (Hmmm...I think that I've said that before...hehe!) Seriously, it's gorgeous...just breathtaking!!!

Yes...this is what has been going on at my place as well! I finally got all the Christmas put away...it always makes me a bit sad! Everything looks so naked! So I've busied myself with my winter's decor! Come by and see me, sweet girl!!!

Love ya,
Chari @Happy To Design
PS...now I'm going to catch up on some of your posts that I've missed!

cityfarmer said...

I'd say you accomplished your mission ... with perfection!!


hey, we both don a new dress

Darla said...

So nice and shiny!!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Hello~What a beautiful blog a must see that is for sure.I need to go shop in Canada.I must know what mg's you look at? Could be inspiring..........Chow 4 now~Kim

Chari said...

Well my dear...I'm back again! Just wanted to let you know that I had the most fun...going back through some of your past posts!!! You and your fabulous home are always such an inspiration to me...thank you for sharing all of your creativity and talents with us, Darlin'!!! Sure wished you could have heard all of my ooohs and aaahs...as I was visiting! Hehe!

I left you little notes everywhere! You'll have to go and find them...hehe!!! Simply breathtaking, my friend!!! Thank you!!!

Warmest winter wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Chrissy~ Thanks for the info..I am off to find myself one of those mg's.I also love Vakre Hjem & Interior I found it on Amazon.com I can't read a word of it, well a few lol but it is the most amazing eye candy ever.TTYL~Kim

Cindy said...

Very nice vignettes, you have the touch. Wish you lived in my city, maybe you could come over and help me. :0) Hugs Cindy S.

sissie said...

I am in a mood as well. I really want to change things around, but I am still thinking about it and looking for something new to add.

I love all your vignettes, you are so talented.

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Pretty pictures. All dreamy and moody1

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a great photo....love that you used it in your "fresh start". xo Lidy

Michelle said...

Will you come "wipe" my whole condo? Plllease? Lol! Lovely, lovely vignette, Chrissy!

xoxo

June said...

Just beautiful Chrissy! What a sweet picture too. I love everything about your decor.
I like to start fresh over the holidays too. I have been redoing every surface in the house.
hugs

Faded Charm said...

I totally agree with you. January is a great time to start over and freshen things up. What a sweet photo.

Hope you are having a wonderful week so far.

Kathleen

Cottage Dreaming said...

Love the simple sparkle. Fresh indeed.
XOXO,
Heather

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

There you go, rockin' the Jeanne d'Arc look again! And with gorgeous results, too. :-)

Oh, and thank you so much for your sweet words of encouragement on my blog about my art, it meant a lot!

Have a great weekend!
Anne

Tracey said...

So lovely Chrissy!! You've got talent my friend, that's for sure!!! At least when we have to take down all of the Christmas decorations, it means that decorating junkies like us get to put all new vignettes together :)

:) t

bikim said...

GORGEOUS WAY TO START! IT ALL LOOKS LOVELY!
HAPPY WK CHRISSY!
ROSA

Musings From A French Cottage said...

How gorgeous, Chrissy!! Yes, I too love to wipe the slate clean and start all of my vignettes over. Especially in this month when all of the Christmas stuff comes down and everything looks so empty. I love a fresh start!

Your home is gorgeous and I love to see your vignettes! Hope you had a happy day.

Hugs,
Kathleen

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gorgeous vignette my friend.. love all the silver..the mix with the ironstone is stunning. What a treasure to have a picture of your grandfather.. hugs ~lynne~

Jade Creative said...

Hello Chrissy
One of your posts indicated that your husband made furniture. Not sure if this is his business. I was doing a drapery installation today and the designer whom I have worked with for many years indicated she was looking for someone who does custom furniture. Thought I'd consult you first to see if there is a match.
my email darlenerobinson@sympatico.ca
Thanks,
till later
darlene

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