2/16/2010

The Classic Beauty of Pearls

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Hello my friends...I hope that you're having a fabulous week!
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I'm getting a late start of it...but today I would like to share with you a vignette in my livingroom. I'm joining in with Tam's "Three or More Tuesday" party and Barb's "Tabletops, Vignettes, and Favorite Accessories". You will find credits for these fabulous Tuesday parties at the end of the post!
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Beauté Classique de Perles…

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This vignette sits atop a small table in my livingroom. Simplistic...yet elegant!
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I have recently rearranged this area of the livingroom...due to the addition of a faux fireplace. I am on the lookout for a round, upholstered ottoman for this spot...but until I find "THE" piece, I have placed a small end table in this area.
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The Vignette...

Beauté Classique de Perles!
(The Classic Beauty of Pearls)
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Three candleholders of varying heights sit upon a stack of French decorating books...a small creamy white (cast iron) bird joins the mix. A beautiful, fringed, tapestry scarf...grounds the vignette. Ahhh...simplistic elegance!!!
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Dancing Lights...

Actually the reason that I took photos of this vignette was due to the pretty lighting effect! Just look at the dancing lights being reflected upon the sofa and floor...they are coming from the sunlight shining upon the pearls on the candleholders. The reflecting light sends "dancing spots" around the room...it's soooo pretty...the effect is absolutely magical!!!
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I love how beautiful the pearl candleholders look as the sunlight shines upon and through them!!!
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I found the pearl candleholders at Hobby Lobby. A few months ago, I found two of these pretty candleholders and then I found a taller (twin) during the "after Christmas" sale...for just $3. Of course, I had to get it! Hehe!

They are quite unique! The glass candleholders have a mosaic inlay of a beautiful pearlized glass...and there are rows and rows of creamy white pearls that wrap around the bowl!!! I just love these pretty candleholders!!! They make a very elegant looking "trio" ...don't you think?
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Three of my favorite French decorating books:

Secrets of French Design by Betty Lou Phillips
Provencal Interiors by Betty Lou Phillips
French Country Signature by Charles Faudree
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My "artsy" photos...
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I have become very interested in photography as of late. I'm only an amateur...at best! I love the light and shadows in the photo above!
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Below...is my favorite photo of the vignette! I love how the arched window, with the subtle light of the blue sky, can be seen in the background! Ohhh...and you can see my little french girl peeking out in the background as well! The pearl candleholders look so pretty with the sunlight shining upon them...don't you think?
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And...there you have it...Beauté Classique de Perles!!! The classic beauty of pearls!!!
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I am joining in with Tam over at The Gypsy's Corner for "Three or More Tuesday"!
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I am joining in with Barb over at Grits and Glamour for the Tuesday "Tabletops, Vignettes, and Favorite Accessories" party!
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Thank you, Tam and Barb...for hosting these fabulous Tuesdays events!!!
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Well my friends...I'm so glad that you came by today for a visit! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!!!


41 comments:

vignette design said...

Beautiful pictures Chari! I too love how the light plays on the candle holders which are also beautiful!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful my friend...Love these and with the little bird..be still my heart sughs...
Hope all is well in your world today my friend...Len went to Reno for a few days tell me I'm doing doing my happy dance I can play house now ha ha!! Hope you had a great VD girl...mine was wonderful had the best news in a long time that I had been praying for...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Beth said...

Chari, This is so, so lovely. You have a real talent for selecting and putting items together in a way that is really pleasing to the eye. Great work, Chari!

Beth

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour dear Chari,

Your photos are so lovely, you're becoming quite the professional! I like the combination of pearls and mosaic on your candleholders.

Are you enjoying that new fireplace? An ottomon would be perfect.

Happy day to you!

Braley Mama said...

Ok, When we move I want you to come decorate:)
Have a blessed day!!!

Kimberly said...

Wow they are beautiful and what a piece you got them for. They are really different looking and so pretty. I love pearls! We don't have a hobby lobby around here but I wish we did.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Chari!

I do love those pearl candle holders! I bet with a candle lit inside they cast such a pretty lightshow!

Did you and Russell have a nice Valentine's Day? I hope so!

Have a wonderful day my friend!

Hugs,

Diann :)

Kim said...

Those are such interesting and beautiful candleholders Chari. Be sure to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway!
xoxo,
Kim

The Muse said...

arranging our collections, both old and new finds...is such fun, isn't it? and ever more so, when one happens upon a spectacular vignette position! your styling is divine!!

silk purse said...

Dearest Cheri,

How utterly lovely my friend!.., I realize I've said it many a time, yet it bears repeating, as it's just as true as it was all along!..,

Your photos and artistic vignettes dearest Cheri, never cease to delight, impress and amaze me with their singular artistry!..,

Ohh the lighting and those lovely pearesque pieces; those lovely candle holders! - Stunning and fabulous!!..,

I must run , however I'll visit soon sweet friend!..,(I've had company from Sunday through to tday and I must catch up on errands)!..,

Yet before I run along; thanks again for those supportive and wonderful comments and also, thanks once again as well for wishing me a happy 50th birthday on Valentines day; (I'll post pictures later my dear)..,I had a splendid three days; like a joyful tonic to my soul!

(As an aside, I have a new blog banner that I designed; hope you enjoy it when you get a moment to pop by)..,I always adore having you visit!

I hope you had a fabulous Valentines weekend with your sweetie!..,

Have fun being creative dear Cheri, and I'll look forward with delight and anticpation to see what you'll create next!~

(You may recall my mentioning Cheri, when I first discovered your delightful blog, how at the time I had mentioned, that you truly are one of my absolute favorite blogs and I still find visitng "like a much anticipated opening of a new issue of a favorite magazine")!..,

Cheers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Mrs. P. said...

Those candleholders are devine!! Just gorgeous! Your home is lovely!

Blessings!
Gail

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You are becoming such a gorgeous photographer Chari! These pics are magazine worthy! I know you might not believe me but it's true, they are just excellent! I love the deal on the pearl candleholders, they are beautiful!! You can't find any at Wally World that cheap. Good little bargain hunter you are, oh we would have a blast shopping together. Hugs and Happy Hump Day tomorrow, Oh yah, that Gloria is such a hoot isn't she! Cindy

Diva Kreszl said...

your photos are beautiful, not an amateur...definitely an artist, you have quite the eye!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Chari, these are gorgeous! and as always, you photograph and showcase them so beautifully. LOVE those candleholders!
Cass

Allie and Pattie said...

Very pretty and the lighting is gorgeous. I love the use of the white candleholders!
xoxo Pattie

Carol said...

So very pretty! No Hobby Lobby near me :(

Flory said...

what a nice shots Chari... candleholders, ur house, everything's lovely=)

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Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hi Chari!

Beautiful photos!! I am just back from being out of town...and trying to do some blog "catching up". Impossible, so many blogs to view... not enough time! Anyway..just wanted to say hello and to say your candle holders are unique and beautiful! Hugs!!

podso said...

The lighting is spectacular my friend! Thanks for this post, it's so lovely to look at! Pearls are a favorite.

~Country Lady~ said...

Fabulous!! Love the play of patterns with the lighting!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They look so expensive and elegant! I love the way the light shines on your them...perfect! ♥

Leann said...

Hi Chari

I love the creamy whiteness. Wish I could have a coffee table, but we just don't have the room.

Wou asked where I go the silver tray from the giveaway. Ross - it's similar to TJ Maxx and Marshalls. Good Luck!

Leann

Candy said...

Love the mixture of texture on these beauties. They do capture the light and add so much.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoying the purple bedroom. Wish I had a magic wand to make over my bedroom.
I did have a magic wand but it disappeared from my last Silver Sunday post. Did you get to see that one? Oh fiddle-de-dee!
Warm Wednesday Blessings ;-)

Kari Anderson said...

Hi Chari, Love your post. I've made a new page on my pearl site about items using pearl design. May I have permission to use a photo of your candle holders? Also, I'd love it if you'd add the story of your great find and decoration skill.
Please use my contact form on my site.

Thanks, Kari

Kari Pearls said...

Opps, wrong link in my name.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello...just testing my comments out! A dear friend told me that she was unable to comment! Eeeks...I hope that this gets it worked out!

Chari

Theresa said...

Yah! I can comment! I am happy you got it fixed:) I love the pearl candleholders, and that is what I was trying to say last night. Great job on the picture taking! Enjoy your day dear Chari!

Melissa Miller said...

They are so pretty Chari!

Love the pearl covered candles and the elegance of your living room. You are an amazing decorator dear friend.

Have a wonderful week.
~Melissa :)

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Chari, I would say you are making great strides with your photography. Your photos show the beauty of your pearl candle holders beautifully! I bet the sun does make the pearls "dance" around the room. I always love your style of decorating. Wish you could come for a visit and help me with mine!! :)

THANK YOU so much for stopping by and leaving such sweet birthday wishes!! I appreciated all your kind words so much! You are such a sweetie! :) :)

Donna

9405018--Pat said...

Beautiful picture...love the candle holders...thanks for sharing..Pat H

Lana K. W. Austin said...

Hello beautiful dearheart. Thank you ever so much for your amazingly kind and generous message! You are one in a million! This simple vignette is not so simple...it's divine. I LOVE those candleholders....the pearls on them are stunning. You are becoming amazing at using that camera--the play of light/shadows (especially the pic with the large window in the background) is just wonderful. I think this vignette with the candleholders on the books with the added touch of the bird is elegant and refined. Truly beautiful! Have a BLESSED day!
love/hugs/blessings, L

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful photography ~ Your blog header alone just makes me swoon!! Then there is the beauty of your post today! Love that sunlight flitting across the room that you captured!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

xinex said...

Hi Chari! Finally, I am able to leave a comment here. I have been trying since last night. I am glad you stopped by, I don't know if clicking on your comment and coming here from there did the trick. I love your candle holders with pearls. Where do you ever find such your gorgeous itms? I love the whole vignette. It is so romantic and so elegant....Christine

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Just beeee-u-ti-fullllllll! I love those candle holders........soooo pretty!

Dang.......I just found an ottoman at a thrift store recently......phoooey. I didn't buy it for myself........my hubbs would have shot me.

Huggies,
Spencer

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your photography is lovely. The play of the light is magical! So pretty. We don't have a Hobby Lobby where I live, but if we did, I would have taken those fabulous candle holders home with me. They are so ornate and oppulent in that light.
I loved my visit this morning!
Yvonne

Carol at Serendipity said...

Chari,
Just lovely! Your photos really capture the light coming into the room.
Carol

dee dee said...

I love the way the lights dance around your pretty room!
Dee Dee

Tardevil said...

You're right, Chari! It is so pretty with the son shining in. The candleholders are so neat. I've never seen anything like them (and trust me, I shop! LOL!) But my FAVORITE thing, is that statue on the left in the background by the window. Precious! Have a great rest of the week!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

The candle holders are so elegant! They fit perfectly in the decor of the room. You have an amazing eye for detail and the candle holders were a wonderful find.
♥, Susan

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh my, how gorgeous! Those candle holders are so unique! I'm loving them and wanting them! Wonder if the HL near us has them?! Hmmm, I feel a trip there is coming up!!

You are a wonderful photographer! I enjoy the way you point out the light and shadows, etc. to us!

I always enjoy what you share with us! Great job!

Katherine

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I wear pearls more than anything else. I just love them.