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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My Dearest......

                                     An old apothecary bottle set the tone for a mantle re-do...
                                          a bit of candle light.....
                                      a silver cross & an old dried hydrangea.......
                               and a tiny piece of an old love letter we found behind a wall during the kitchen reno......"My dear Helen" it reads.....and goes on to say how sorry the writer is.....
                                 for what we will never know.....   
                                               I think spring is around the corner ......
                                         theres just something in the air.....
                                         can you feel it too?  Wishing you a lovely day......x0x0

28 comments:

Sarah at myyellowhouse said...

I see that mantle mirror that I love...Chrissy, I love the redo! You always have the perfect things to make such a big and beautiful statement.
I can feel spring in the air...I just keep staring at all the flowers in my home that I keep buying! :)

High Street Cottage said...

Chrissy, now that is what I call a real treasure! The letter is wonderful, and so special to have found it during your remodel.
It's part of your home, and you certainly made it more special with your mantle makeover.
Everything looks wonderful. xoxo tami

Fågel Blå said...

Ohhh I love your photos so beautiful!!!!
Have a nice day!
Kathrine

Anne Marie... said...

I can feel it Chrissy!!

Tiffany Steers, Sylacauga, AL said...

Beautiful images...wish I didnt have to go to work...You set the mood for a relaxing day. Visit me at thecrankyqueen.blogspot.com Please leave a comment and sign up to follow if you like. I visit your site often. Have shared it with many friends. Tiff

AIR KISS said...

Good morning, Chrissy! :) Oh, darling I love that you are making your photos BIG on your blog now!! They look very nice big! Your old apoth. bottle is charming.. I need to find some of those! Oh yes, I felt that feeling all day yesterday as we are having our first mild weather with that promise of Spring warm sunshine.. as I type this I am hearing the first of the morning birds chirping outside - that is the first sign to me that Spring is not far off. We are having 56 degrees here on Thursday.. I feel like taking off the flannel sheets and putting pretty cotton ones on! :)) Lovely pictures!!!!!!
Lara

Modern Country said...

Oh Chrissy, I LOVE your interior and decorations soooo much !!! And Wow, I love your kicthen too!! You must be so happy :)) Congratulation with your brand new kitchen interior. For me the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a home, and there are not any other room I spend as much time as just there. It must be a joy to cook and meet your friends there for a chat now huh?

Sorry my absence my friend, I've been sick and still am, unfortunately. So I spend a lot of time on the couch, a hefty cold followed by the flu, which does not seem to let go completely. But, I hope I get back my strength this week. Thanks for asking and care about me, it 's highly appreciated! You are a good friend.

Sending many healthy hugs to you :)

Aina

Kate said...

Chrissy,
your vignettes and displays are always so beautiful. You are such an inspiration when you display your treasures. Have a wonderful week!!!

xo
Kate

WhiteWhispers2u said...

I really enjoy all the lil extras you use like all the lil notes & paper.Looks Grand! ~Cheers Kim

Sweet Old Vintage said...

The only words I can say is sooooo lovely.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

I love your brown vintage bottle, Chrissy! I could see why it would inspire you to create one of your beautiful vignettes!! It's just lovely... all of it!!
I definitely feel Spring nearing... can't wait!
Have a great week, my friend!
xoxo,
Jo :)

Carole said...

Yes it does feel like Spring today though I think it is 30 out. No matter... it's sunny!
Love all your inspirations!

xx
C

lvroftiques said...

So pretty Chrissy! And what a wonderful and mysterious letter to find.....Vanna

Restoration House said...

Looks great Chrissy! I looove that mirror on your mantel. It is all so romantic. Just lovely my friend.
Kim:)

max said...

...but I want to see the whole mantel. :) Love the pictures and the letter is wonderful.

cityfarmer said...

oh girl, I can feel it from my front porch

Faded Charm said...

Simply beautiful! I found a couple old bottles with labels and also a huge(and I mean ..huge) piece of coral today while I was out junking. Great minds think alike.

Hope you enjoyed your Valentines Day.

xoxo
Kathleen

la Brocanteuse said...

I love it all Chrissy! as always you inspire. thank you for the visit and much appreciated comment to my blog - best wishes Colette ~ Afrique du Sud

Country Livin' said...

What a lovely and romantic post!!
Trish xo

Bohemian said...

I love this vignette, old bottles with aged labels are a fav find of mine too... such character.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

In our rental house, we found letters written from a man in the civil war to his wife... he worked with the horses and told her about each one, the personalities and how he loved them... I did not know what to do with them so I just put them back in the attic where they were found. When the house becomes empty again , I may go get them. I loved that you found that letter, so fitting for your way of decorating. I hope you are right and spring is around the corner... I am so ready for it.

Mary Ellen said...

Sooooo pretty Chrissy! Love that bit of coral-and that letter is such a treasure!!

Oh I do hope Spring is around the corner- the snow is almost all melted from the last dump so that is encouraging!

bee blessed
mary

Deb said...

Beautiful mantel Chrissy...you sure are good at creating gorgeous vignette's! ~Deb~

blossoms vintage chic said...

Hello Chrissy, Just found and now following your lovely and inspiring blog. Absolutely love your mantel redo...the mirror is gorgeous and the letter adds such a romantic touch! Looking forward to your next post!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Debbie

Picket said...

Morning Sea...just love all your gorgeous eyecandy...how neat to find a part of your home's history behind the wall like that! The weather here has been glorious these last few days...even got to sit on the porch swing a couple of times and bought 3 Autumn ferns at Lowes for the back yard....I can't wait to get my feet on the green grass again....hope you have a great week sweetie...Picket

Hemma på Landet said...

Beautiful pictures.:-) Stina

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Your photos are beautiful. I love that old apothecary jar.
Have a wonderful week!
Blessings,
Marcia

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

I know I've told you a hundred times...but you truely are the vignette queen.

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