1/23/2011

Enjoying a Sunny Winter's Day

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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Today I am enjoying some of the simple blessings of life...like a sunny winter's day!
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Although we really have some cold weather during the winter months here in colorful Colorado...we also have many days where the sun lights up the beautiful blue sky! Ohhh...and there is nothing like the colors of blue found in a winter's sky in Colorado!
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A few days ago, we had such a day...it was cold but the sun was shining ever so sweetly! I snapped a few photos of a vignette that sits on a table in front of the large window in my living room.
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Come and enjoy a sunny winter's day in Colorado with me...
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A pretty vignette for a winter's decor.
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A french table tray filled with a few "worn but loved" books.
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I love the old, distressed gray finish on this table tray...so very french looking! The old books are nestled between a fleur de lis bookend and a decorative metal cross.
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I love being able to catch the sunlight and shadows as they dance upon these pretty pieces...with my photos!
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A lovely bust of a french girl adds to the french influence in this vignette.
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A frenchy wire cloche filled with pinecones decorates the right side of this vignette.
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I found this pretty wire cloche last November at a local gift shop. It stands a stately 30" in height and makes a grand statement! It also has an old distressed gray finish and pairs nicely with the french table tray!
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It won't be long and this beautiful sun will set. I sooo enjoyed its warmth and light on this cold winter's day!
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I am joining these fabulous parties...

Table Top Tuesday...hosted by Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life.
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Thank you, Susan and Marty...for hosting these lovely parties for us!
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New "Handwritten" Font...
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I am sure that you have noticed that I am trying out one of Blogger's new fonts. I love the look of this "handwritten" font, however I wasn't sure if it makes the reading more difficult or not. I would love to hear your opinion...no worries...you will not offend me if you dislike the new font! I really do want to make your visits to my place enjoyable! Would you let me know if you like the new font or not...I always value your opinions!!! Thank you!
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Update...several have mentioned that the new "handwritten font"...although pretty...was difficult to read. I really do appreciate your input, my friends...thank you! I decided to change my blog font back to the original!
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Well my friends...I am so glad that you came by for a visit today! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!
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Warmest Winter Wishes!

51 comments:

janet said...

Hi Chari, how you doing girl? Absolutely beautiful in Colorado and your vignettes as usual are so lovely.
hugs
janet

Theresa said...

Gorgeous! I love your worn but loved books! I am constantly grabbing those pretty books at Estate Sales! Nice view out the window!

Hope your week is soooooo restful and wonderful! HUGS!

Moogie said...

Lovely... I'm your newest follower. http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

Through My Red Door said...

What a lovely vignette! A perfect place for it too. Everything on your table goes so well together. I love that wire cloche and have to say had I seen it in a store I wouldn't have bought it, but seeing it used as you've done, now if I see one, I just might!

Sheila

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OOOH, that's so pretty Chari!
I love that table and the vignette you have created!
The tray is really so unique and I love the pine cones inside that wire cloche!
And girl, your windows are so clean!
I am pretty sure mine aren't right now.
Well Dan is savoring the victory and in Packer Heaven right now.
Have a great week my friend,
Hugs,
Cindy

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
I felt so blessed by your post today! I have two penpals and enjoy their handwritten letters immensely. Your newest font reminded me of the 'joy of letter writing'. Thank you for this post and it's sutle reminder of the impact of handwritten word.
Fondly,
Pat

paperbutterfly said...

Dear Chari,
How nice it was of you to stop by a couple of weeks ago. I apologize for not replying earlier, time marches on and I am so slow and out of step some days. But always have time for sweet friends like you, if you will be patient with me.
Lovely post today. We too, enjoyed sunshine today. You will see if you drop by for tea on Tuesday. You are always welcome!
Be well and be blessed.
Pam

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a great Wintertime post. You can tell it's cold outside..but yet so warm and inviting inside.
I love the interest your home has. I could just look and look. Gloria's is like that...so much to see..
Even though your homes are different..there is just so much to see! Love it!

Ann said...

Sun? what is sun? Oh how I miss it! Maybe someday soon. So thanks for sharing a bit of sunshine on a Sat afternoon!

Terry said...

Great looking vignette. Love the bust.

Allison Shops said...

I love old, worn books too. I always flip to see if someone wrote in the front cover. I've bought several not so pretty books due to the loving words written inside. Love the pinecones in the wire piece.

Dropping by from Met Monday
Allison
Atticmag

Donna said...

Your vignette is tres chic! I love all things French, so this really appeals to me! The bust is so pretty, and I really love your wire cloche and the fleur de lis, too!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Oh wow, I love the wire thingy that is holding the pine cones. Great job!

Pat said...

Such gorgeous images, Chair!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, each of these photos look like it belongs in a home decor magazine. Beautiful! laurie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Chari, such a pretty vignette and the light coming in the window is wonderful. Love that bust and the books in the tray are so pretty. You always do the most creative vignettes. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Luncheons at the Junction said...

Chari - that sculpture of the woman is devine! Such a lovely vignette to warm the soul on a cold winters day - but where's the snow? We are swamped here in the northeast - with more to come. Brrrrr. Keep warm my friend.

Shelia said...

Hi Chari! Like I've said before - you are definitely the queen of vignettes! This is just beautiful and the light shining through the window is gorgeous! Lovely, sweet friend.
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Terri said...

I love it! I love the books. I have to know... how did you do the font/?? I think it is gorgeous!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Chari, I love your new blog look! I think my favorite thing among all my favorite things of yours might be the wire cloche! And where is all your snow? We are buried in it here in Connecticut and more is coming on Tuesday! I always think of Colorado as snow country! Enjoy your sunny skies! Linda

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I did appreciate the sunny day we had today, Chari, but it felt like about 5 degrees {and my oil burner is acting up ~ not good}! What a great display to have by your sunny window!

Kelly said...

These are all just lovely! Your photography is great!

Kelly

Anitra Cameron said...

I Love that you constantly change things out and around. It's always a pleasure to "visit" your home, and see what you've been up to!

I did a Sunday Favorite today. Are you still doing them? I think you'd enjoy today's story, so I'll drop the link here, and hope you don't think I'm spamming you or something!

Love and hugs,
Anitra

http://coffee-pot-people.blogspot.com/2011/01/sunday-rerun-let-it-be-live-baby.html

podso said...

Wonderful shots in the sunshine!

Connie said...

It's all so pretty. The french girl bust is so very special. I love it!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Beautiful Chari, I love the pinecones in your metal cloche. I sold those cloche in the shop last summer, they are wonderful addtions to any vignette. Love the books on a tray.. so inspiring..
hugs ~lynne~

Nancy said...

I always love seeing vignettes which are a challenge for me. Nicely done.

Terri said...

Chari, thank you for stopping by my blog and helping me out. I so appreciate it! I found it easily with your directions. I'll be visiting you again!

Cindy said...

Hi Chari,
You do always have such attractive, inspiring posts. Your vignette is really beautiful.
Hugs, Cindy

Custom Comforts said...

I always love visiting your lovely home. Your tray and book ends are just gorgeous ~ serious coveting going on here :)
Cindy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Chari, I love, love, love that tray. I want one. Love your vignette.

Chandy said...

The post, pictures and new font are just lovely! It goes well with your blog's look. Beautiful and charming!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hello Chari,
Thanks for your sweet note! It came at a really good time. Check out my new post if you get a chance.
Dan is so thrilled about the Packers! Actually, the whole state of Wisconsin is thrilled!
I am watching Addison everyday this week starting tomorrow.
I hope this Grandma is up for it!
Hugs Friend,
Cindy

Revamped French Maison said...

Awww. Chari I just noticed that you put a little picture up for my giveaway:) Thank you so much!!!!! And here I was coming over to tell you that you won. How amazing is that! Email your address to me:) You're such a sweet lady! Thank you again so much for taking the time to make a little linky picture. I'm really happy you won! :) That was so sweet of you!

Blessings,
Shanna

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hey Sis, I see you have been a busy bee once again..Love the bust and that tall wire cloche WOW!! than a big one for sure..

Yes I got your emails..still having problems with my desktop got it back last week and not happy with it at all..

And Yes we are still planing on coming in June...I can't wait to see you guys again..

I really need to do a new post but not much going on here right now..
Well Sis I'll talk at you later..Love ya..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Tammy said...

Beautiful vignette and photos. Especially like the wire cloche.

Don't care for the font.

Sharing Shadymont said...

I love the vignette. The sunlight was perfect for your photos. Thanks for sharing with us.

Blessings,
Kathy

Donnie said...

Your font is beautiful but I have to admit it was rather hard to read the comments. It does look like someone wrote a personal letter and that is nice. It wouldn't stop me from enjoying your beautiful post.

Olive Cooper said...

Hi Chari, that is the tallest clocle I have ever seen and I adore it. The bust and book arrangement are all just perfect. The font is pretty but a tad hard to read. ♥O

Liz@http://infusewithliz.blogspot.com/ said...

Hi-
I love your vignette and the wire cloche is really unique!
Your a new find for me, and it looks like I will be following you now too!
Your font caught my eye, but I did notice I had to work more to read it...slowed me down a bit, but it is attractive, gives a personal touch to the look!
Liz

Catlyn Berry (Cizz) said...

Oh my goodness! I so love the little French girl bust! Beautiful!

Hugs'
catlyn

CREATIVE MIND said...

what a lovely sooper doooper post..love the decoration..Morning is always coooool...
Well thanks the font is perfect now..previous was also nice but it takes time for reading..concentration a lot...hmmm
thanks for this my sweet Madam...

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Chari,

This is like, 'a refreshing drink of cool water on a stifling hot day'.., Or perhaps I should should say, like 'hot chocolate by the fire on a cold and blustery day'!.., Hehe

Truly your vignettes are as beautiful as they uplifting Chari!..,I adore that French girl bust and books especially!


Have a marvelous week!

Blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee
@ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com


P.S.~ (I would appreciate your prayers dear lady; I am in the midst of a 'situation' that is too deep and heavy for words to express..,Ever feel that way?..,Sadly it has been profoundly affecting me for many months, yet God is gracious)!..,


~My prayers are with you and yours as well dearest Chari! Trust me my friend, I have not, nor will I forget you!

Honey at 2805 said...

You always, always create the most beautiful vignettes and tabletops!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I love your vignette, every element, but old books are near and dear to my heart, so they are my favorite. I recently had some treasured, old books returned to me and they are now proudly displayed in our home. There is a GREAT story about these books that can be read here.

xinex said...

Looks like your snow has melted, Chari. Your vignettes are lovely...Christine

Life with L said...

What a pretty vignette. I love the cloche with he pine cones. In fact, I want one of those. The Fleur de Lis is lovely with the books. it is also great to see the new hand written font. Linda

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Chari,
I love how you decorate, my friend. You have such a cozy home and one wants to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea and just listen to the quiet. Love the bust and the wire cloche! Hope you're having a fabulous day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Chari! I love your positive attitude. I do, I do. :-)

Your pictures are lovely. You have a gift for such peace in your displays.

Blessings to you, dear one!

Barb ♥

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a beautiful vignette. I really love the cloche, it is so unique and you can do so many different things with it!

We finally had sunshine in Illinois yesterday...it makes such a difference!

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