3/22/2010

Cherubs, Pearls, and Apothecary Jars

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Hello my friends...I'm so happy to see you today!
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Today I am joining in with Metamorphosis Monday, Table Top Tuesday, and Tuesday Trivia. You will find the credits for these fun filled events at the end of the post.
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I wanted to share with you a mini-metamorphosis that has taken place in my living room. It's a small change but a change nevertheless!
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A Vignette of Pearls...

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This is the "before" photo!
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This small table is in my living room. A very simple vignette...but the pearls "class" it up a bit! Hehe! I found these beautiful pearl and glass mosaic candleholders at Hobby Lobby on sale several months ago. I have really enjoyed them...using them in several different vignettes at my place! They sit simply upon three decorating books...and are joined by a little white bird!
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I loved how these photos came out...I caught the light shining in upon the pearl candleholders at just the right time! Sooo pretty!
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Now for the mini-metamorphosis....

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A full view of the "new and improved" table top vignette.
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This is the formal sitting area of my living room! It also has recently undergone a huge metamorphosis...I added a faux fireplace! This is a nice area to sit and visit in when guests are here.
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Now I told you that this was a mini-metamorphosis! Hehe! What changed you ask? Well...I added my tall apothercary jar into the mix of pearl candleholders!
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Cherub in an Apothecary Jar...

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As you can see, the pearl candleholders, books, and little white bird are still here, however I added my 21in. tall apothecary jar to the vignette!
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I placed a creamy white, cast iron cherub into the apothecary jar atop an ecru lace doily! And...I added a pretty red and olive green tassel to the top of the jar!
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An "artsy" photo!
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Did you know???
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In the realm of decorating, we often use the term "vignette" to describe a special placing of various items to create a beautiful decoration on a table, bookshelves, etc.
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However, according to Dictionary.com, a "vignette" has several other meanings;
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1. A decorative design or small illustration used on the title page of a book or at the beginning or end of a chapter.
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2. An engraving, drawing, photograph, or the like that is shaded off gradually at the edges so as to leave no definite line at the border.
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3. A decorative design representing branches, leaves, grapes, or the like, as in a manuscript.
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4. Any small, pleasing picture or view.
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5. A small, graceful literary sketch.
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WOW!!! I didn't realize that the word "vignette" had so many different meanings. I thought it would be fun to share them with you!
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Ahhh...just look at this sweet cherub! He has a violin and is playing a very sweet song!!! Hmmm...maybe a love song. What do you think? Hehe!
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Well my friends...there you have it! A mini-metamorphosis of a living room vignette! I hope you enjoyed!!!
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I am joining in these fabulous parties today!
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Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch.
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Table Top Tuesday...hosted by Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life.
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Tuesday Trivia...hosted by Troy over at I Refuse To Recede.
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Thank you so much...Susan, Marty, and Troy...for hosting these fabulous, fun filled parties! Please go over and visit these parties...you'll be glad that you did!!!
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Well my friends, thank you so much for coming by today! I hope you enjoyed my new and improved living room vignette! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!!!

41 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Chari, I love your mini metamorphosis. It is stunning. The candlestems are just stunning and I love that apothecary jar. The cherub inside and then the tassel just adds so much to the table vignette. I had to giggle, I have that same decor book that you can see on the top of your stack. I've just about worn the pages off of it. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

my home sanctuary said...

Oh simply stunning. I love the candleholders they almost look like goblets! I loved this thanks for sharing.
And I loved reading the definition. That was a neat addition.
Have a Blessed Week,
Sherry

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Hi Chari..
Love your transformation. in fact the whole rooms is gorgeous. Your angel in the apothecary can finally given me an idea of what I can do with mine. They've had popourri in them for a year- how boring is that , giggle.
You make everything so pretty and this new table display is no exception...
Happy Day~!
Sonny

Blondie's Journal said...

Your vignette looks beautiful both before and after. I love the candle holders...Hobby Lobby never fails to surprise me with what they have. I like the vignette with the addition of the apothecary jar as well. The cherub is so sweet! Great post for all of the events, Chari!

xoxo
Janie

Bonnie said...

Lovely vignette. The hand crocheted doiley pulls everything together nicely. Is it a family piece?

I have all the tabletop books you have in your stack! They are all so nice.

Diva Kreszl said...

such a subtle change makes such a big difference...love it!

Allie and Pattie said...

Very pretty! Love the use of the doily! And stacks of beautiful books just make a house a home
xoxo Pattie

KATHY said...

Hi chari, everything looks beautiful. I love the apothecary jar with the cherub, it's so pretty...kathy

Rettabug said...

Hi Chari,
I like the tassel on your apthocary jar so much I'm going to hunt one down to put around the top of mine, too. I'm tired of the keys I've had on there since I started blogging. LOL
Your spring vignette is also very lovely.
Thanks for sharing your pretty home each week. The love & care you put into it really shows.

fondly,
Rett

Carol said...

What a beautiful room!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Dear Chari, your vignettes are simply stunning. Your photographs are also very lovely. You have a lot of talent, my friend.

You are a joy!!

Hugs, Barb ♥

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

It has been a while since I have popped over for a visit! Very cute and I really like those different pearl glass things! The whole room looks very inviting.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh, I love that beautiful room Chari! The cherub in perfect in that tall jar! You have such a great eye for detail. I got a thorn in my hand from pulling brambles today and I am having trouble typing.
So one more word! Gorgeous!
Hugs, Cindy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is one of the most beautiful things I've seen in your decor..or vignettes! I am going to try to find an apothecary jar and put it on my dresser. It looks like you've put a little crocheted piece to set your cherub on...I'm trying to see up close! Love all of your ideas! ♥

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Every time I see those pearl candleholders I have to battle coveting! LOL! I've looked at HL for them, but no luck :-(

You are brave putting that cast iron cherub into the apothecary jar, I would have been afraid I would drop it in and break the beautiful jar! LOL!

Very interesting vignette definitions, thanks for sharing those with us!

Katherine

Pat said...

Beautiful, as usual! Thanks so much for always sharing such creative talents that you possess.

Have a wonder*filled week!

xoxo
Pat

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Beautiful display...just beautiful!
I want all of it! Yes, every single jar...every single...
Well, you get the point! :)
Hugs,
Mona

Debbie said...

Beautiful Chari! I love those candles I have never seen ones like that. I have to be honest, I never heard the term vignette til I was on RMS, and now here it is everywhere, and I LOVE Them:)

Dining Delight said...

Those pearl candle holders are gorgeous! They did look perfectly lovely in the "before" vignette but the cherub under glass added just the right touch! Decor mixed with a bit of Education is a fun combo - thanks for the info on "vignette"!

DD

Flory said...

much more like it=)
Have a great Monday.
Flory

Theresa said...

Gorgeous, Chari! You know I love those pearly candle holders! It is all so pretty. I didn't know ALL of those meanings for vignette, now we can use it more often:) Have a blessed day my friend!!!!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous vignette, Chari.

Beeutiful by Design said...

Love the addition of the apothecary jar with the angel. Looks great! Jennifer

Kom Achterom said...

What a nice house you have
I love your style i will follow your site
Have a verry nice evenening
Yolanda

skoots1mom said...

Oh, so pretty...love those pearl candelsticks!

BTW...
you WON my apron...
so sorry it took me this long to get it drawn. I've been sick ever since we got home from having the youth group at the beach.
anyway...send me your 'name and snailmail address' and i'll shoot it off to you!
congrats! Thanks for playing :)

Kom Achterom said...

hi Chari
What a nice words you have write on mij blog
What a long story
I can't write Englisch zo good but i'm trying.
I hope you can understand me.
You ask me where i come from
I come from the netherlands
and i am amased how it is possible that we have a shat on this moment whit someone on the other side of the ocean.
how pretty it is when your design looke likes on sumbuddys disign so far away
and to see your disches is amasing to.
Oh i will be visite your site often.
Ill have a friend how lives in vs
How nice it is. a see you soon
have a nice evening
Yolanda

kanishk said...

I loved reading the definition. That was a neat addition.
Have a Blessed Week,
free internet jobs

Cindy said...

Very, very pretty, Chari. You have a nack for putting together pretty vignettes. It really doesn't fit into the meaning of vignette does it? Your apothecary jar is really beautiful. I have never purchased one of those because I wasn't sure that I would have a place to put it. But that looks great. Maybe I will get one. Hugs, Cindy S.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

CHARI! how adorable all this is. I love your little mini met. Monday! So wonderful! You are the queen of decorating to me! I love what you do with little things/making a big impact! love it. And I love the colors of your living area. That blend works girl!!!! Love those candle holders! Just gorgeous.
Blessings,
Debbie

Beth said...

Chari, Your pearl candleholders are exquisite! They look old/vintage! Good ol Hobby Lobby - you did well, young lady - what a find. I liked your tabletop before but even better after. Your room and your tabletop are so very pretty. You are a great designer and I can see why it makes you "happy to design" great job. I look forward to your next post!
Hugs, Beth

Cottage Cozy said...

Very fun and lovely!

I am having a little "Blue Monday" giveaway...you might want to pop over a take a look. Loved visiting! Have a terrific week!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love, love every picture....You are amazing...Love your blog.....I am doing some fun blog hopping tonight.
....Hope you will stop by for a visit. I have a giveway that I am drawing for this Friday...

Troy said...

I've always been fascinated by pearls, and the process the oyster goes through to make one. But they need to change the name. I can't see the word "Pearl" without thinking of Minnie Pearl, with her tag hanging down the side of her hat.

I barely learned the word Vignette in the last year, since Diann started blogging, now I get to learn lots of new definitions for it.

Thanks for linking up this week.

I always enjoy coming opver and seeing what new elegant and luxurious display you have to show.

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Ah my dearest Cheri,

I had been thinking of you all day, 'off and on', intermittenly my dear;, meaning to pay another lovely visit to your beautiful blog!..,( I will also 'forewarn' you my dear, this post is a bit of a 'volume' as pertains to your precious and heartfelt, recent comment)..,

First things first dear Cheri!~ Yes, I will absolutely consider it my priviledge to pray for your entire fanmily, as well as your two precious grandsons!

How well I remember their dear faces, when you as a proud grandma;(as well you should be my dear lady); shared the various lovely photos of your family members!..,

I remember well, looking with great interest, and in detail at all that you shared with the pictures, names and descriptions of your loved ones Cheri!..,

(I also remember thinking when you said that you 'hoped you weren't boring us').., "My, how could I possibly be bored with the priviledge of a dear blog friend sharing her heart and 'loves' with regard to family, with us, your loyal friends, here in 'blogland'"!?

My heart goes out to you Cheri and your family, so very deeply that mere words cannot adequately express; someday when the time is right,I'll share with you why.

..,(No worries though, as what I'll share with you Cheri, powerfully speaks of Gods' healing hand, might, keeping power, strength, deliverance, love and comfort in the midst of life's storms and challenges!!..,Sufficed to say, in many, many ways I feel your pain and do understand dear friend!

Thank you so much for your kind words and concern, as well as your prayers! It means so much!.., I just need to rest and take care of myself so that the extreme weakness, fatigue and aneamia does not return!~ Your continued prayers are much appreciated.

Last but not least, what a tonic to the soul your artistic gifts are Cheri, they gladden the heart in ways perhaps you do not fully realize my friend!

My, oooh my!~ I just so enjoy your 'vignettes'!.., Who knew the word could have so many rich, varied and nuanced meanings!?.., He he..,

..,My, and the lighting , the dear cherub in the apothocary jar, the whole room really is just charming!~Also the tassel hung so coquettishly over the lid of the jar and those oh so fabulous 'pearl' set of three candle holders; a 'vignette' masterpiece my dear! Why even your signature decor books!..,

(Although, 'Wednesday Tea for And Thee',at Silken Purse blog is now posted, I will not be using Mr. Linky for awhile 'till I catch up; do pop over later if you feel like enjoying a little peek at my 'cream tea' pics for this week my dear).., No worries however, as I do so understand that your 'plate is more than full' right now Cheri!

Please do feel most welcome to update me with prayer requests as needs be!

My prayers are with your dearest 8 year old Seth and your precious 17 year old, rest assured; as mentioned! I do also uplift you in prayer for your energy and health!

Much love, hugs and prayers dearest Cheri.

From Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Girl I love what you did here...love that sweet cherub in the jar...everything is just beautiful as always my dear friend...Girl its so funny about the coffee and creamer as I already did that ha ha!! as they never give you enough coffee in the motel rooms ha ha!! Girl only 8 more days to go and I'm counting them down trust me...We need to talk and made a hook up time on Friday the 2nd...we don't get in until 12am on the first sighs...I seen where Chuck Berry is the top star...girl last time I seen him he could't even remember the words to his own songs ha ha!! Hey he older than dirt now...but so remember him from my school days...long time ago ha ha!! Hope your doing great my friend...Len is so excited about our trip...Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cozy Little House said...

I am in love with those candle holders!
Brenda

paperbutterfly said...

CHari,
I just love the simplicity of the cherub in the apothecary jar and the touch of lace!

I have been enjoying all of your posts of late. You just get better and better with your camera and design.

I too have a red dining room that I enjoy. But it is giving me quite the challenge when taking photos. Nothing looks true to colour and too dark. Any suggestions?

Well my dear I hope you are enjoying some spring weather and good health.

Blessings, Pam

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wow...how lovely! Now that is such a classy look! WAIT! CLASS!
That is what my tables lack!! Of course! No matter. I will come here and get my touch of class!
Hugs and love,
Mona

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

My Dearst Chari.., You are much on my heart and mind sweet lady!~Just a quick note to say you are still in my thoughts and prayers,as promised!

Both of your precious grandson's are in my prayers and especially dearest 8 year old Seth!

April 5th is my dear mama's birthday my dear, so this date is engraved upon my 'heart' as well as well as most especially the hearts of your family and little Seth!..,

I will ask Paper butterfly, Scone Queen and my dear mama to earnestly pray also Cheri!

Hugs and blessings be upon you and yours from the Lord!

Warm regards, and rest as best you can in the Lord;love, Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Sue said...

Chari, I love the simple addition of the cherub to your apothecary jar. It is so pretty and it adds so much to the table vignette. The doily as a filler base was ingenious. Hope you have a joyous Easter holiday. Sorry I'm so late visiting... things are finally getting better health-wise w/Mr. S so I should be getting around more often. Hugs, Sue

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