Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Winter White

I decided to keep my bottle brush trees out after Christmas, because I love them so much, and add some other natural looking elements:
a ball of string from the dollar store,
twigs in an urn,
a stack of books in the form of a loosely shaped tree (I found these books at the library for .10 each and ripped the covers off). If there wasn't a foot of snow right now covering the ground I would go on a little hunt for pinecones--I'll have to remember to do that next fall.
I love the look of the creams and whites on Jaqueline ...
wintry, yet warm.

35 comments:

  1. Michele, what a serene vignette! The books look so interesting stacked that way and I love the addition of the twine. (and I always love a chalkboard...)

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  2. Looks beautiful. I love how you did the make-shift tree out of books. I never would have thought to put something so simple as white twine in a vignette--it looks stunning together.
    Jeanette

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  3. i often find this time of year so hard to decorate. i just want clean and simple.

    this fits the bill perfectly! love it!

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  4. Your display is so lovely. I love the little trees mixed in - now you have me wishing I would have kept mine out a little longer.

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  5. So pretty! I need to get more of those bottle brushes, I love them.
    New follower.

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  6. Very pretty. I love the unframed chalk board. A nice touch.

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  7. I wonder....do you suppose you can bleach pinecones like they bleach the bottlebrush trees? Wouldn't that be neat!
    Love your still life. Especially the books.
    Diane

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  8. Fantasticly simple little corner!

    http://downonsanford.blogspot.com/

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  9. Hi Michele - I love your winter white vignette. That whole look is perfection! I don't blame you for leaving the feather trees out, they look good with your vintage collection.

    Stopping by from Vintage Inspiration Friday. Happy weekend!
    -marie

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  10. I love the stack of books. That is my favorite part of the whole thing. Is that silly? :)

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  11. Hi,
    I love, love, love your vignette, just beautiful!! Love your blog, it's wonderful!!
    Have a great weekend.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  12. So peaceful and pretty! Love those trees.

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  13. It's beautiful! I love your bottle brush trees!

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  14. Hi Michele, my bottle brush trees are still out too. Part of my "winter" decor. Love your books and urn on your gorgeous blue dresser. Thanks so much for linking up with VIF!
    hugs,
    Debra

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  15. Saw you on TatorTots and Jello and I'm now a new follower. What a beautiful display.

    www.theelephantstrunk42.blogspot.com

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  16. I'm back again :). I'm having a Winter Mantel Party and would be honored if you stopped by and linked up! http://www.thestoriesofa2z.com/2011/01/winter-mantel-linky-party.html

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  17. I think this is a great vignette. Love how you did the books to look like an informal tree. Very pretty.

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  18. I love this vignette, especially the books, what a great idea!

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  19. Michelle...I'm a nut for all hues of creamy whites and your vignette is so beautiful.

    I'd be so excited if you dropped in and linked something wonderful on Wednesdays at All Things Inspired...if you have an extra minute!
    xo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  20. I LOVE your whites! Have you seen the new Country Living magazine? Right up your alley!
    I dream of doing my home in whites and ivories but my husband isn't so keen on the look.

    Visiting from Heather's site! I always love your posts.

    Betsi*
    *My Three Little Birds*

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  21. Really nice...love the white and creams with the blue! Great job!

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  22. Hi I am a new follower-I saw your link on the Stories of A to Z. Love your mantle display ~ very pretty!

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  23. Really pretty! I love the books!

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  24. So pretty! You did a lovely job! Would love for you to come visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made With Love Monday! The party will be open all week if you'd like to link up multiple projects. Have a great day! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

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  25. I love this display. The book tree is so clever!

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    I saved it in my decor inspiration folder. I hope you don't mind ;)
    HUGS and blessings,
    Leslie

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  27. Love the way you've diplayed the books!

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