3/06/2011

Transitions...

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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Wow...here we are...already into the second week of March! I have been a busy little bee this past week...decorating...cleaning...and doing more decorating! The seasons are changing...winter is slowly giving way to spring! Here in Colorado...the key word being "slowly"! Hehe! Yes...we are still experiencing some pretty cold temperatures, in fact snow is in our forecast for the next couple of days! But...I am soooo ready for spring...I really do have a terrible case of spring fever this year!
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~Transitions~
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I really do enjoy the "transition" between seasons. I also really enjoy changing the decor of my home from season to season. I am ready to put my home's warm "winter frocks" away and start bringing in the lighter and brighter colors of spring! How about you...are you beginning to decorate for spring?
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Transitioning from Winter to Spring...

The dining room table in my french country dining room.
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I enjoy decorating with pinecones for the autumn and winter seasons. I love the "au natural" feel and texture that pinecones can bring to a home's decor. We have several large pine trees at our place so pinecones are plentiful!
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Now that spring is nearly at our doorstep...it was time to say goodbye to the pinecones! I bagged them all up...sooo carefully...sooo tenderly...for they have served me well this winter season.
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But before they go to storage heaven...I thought I would create a "transitional" vignette. Transitioning from winter into spring! I hope that you enjoy!
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Sooo beautiful! The rough and rustic feel of pinecones paired with the elegance of a creamy white ironstone pitcher and a couple of white lacy tea napkins!
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My mama gave this pretty little pitcher to me when I went to Texas a couple of summers ago. I just adore its curvy lines...sooo frenchy looking!
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The pinecones, pitcher, and lace napkins are all sitting atop a white charger plate. I purchased a set of these pretty chargers from JC Penneys. The pattern is called "Lace". I love the embossed fleur de lis pattern around the scalloped rim of the charger!
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Voila...a "transitional" vignette...
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Goodbye winter...hello spring!!!
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I am joining these fabulous parties...
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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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Thank you, Susan and Marty...for hosting these fabulous parties for us!

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Well my friends...hopefully I will be getting a few photos of some of the seasonal changes in our home's decor soon...so stay tuned!
I am sooo glad that you stopped by for a visit today! Please leave me a note and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!
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Warmest Wishes!

37 comments:

podso said...

Your vignette is strikingly beautiful in it's simplicity and you always have such wonderful lighting!

Sonia said...

Hi Chari,

Well I am getting ready for spring too!! Redecorated my hutch after the holidays and now it's ready for the season..I can't wait for Spring...you know how I love to be out in the garden..and it's still too cold! I love all the fresh white on your table! The dishes with the white napkins are so pretty. I'm a pine cone fan too..I usually have a bowl of them sitting out during the holidays. Love those white iron pieces as it gives your vignette some nice contrast. Beautiful vignette as always! Happy (almost) Spring!

Miss Bloomers

The Tablescaper said...

Oh Chari, this would be a perfect post for Seasonal Sundays.

- the Tablescaper

salmagundi said...

Hi Chari! I'm so NOT ready for spring yet. Guess I'm still in transition mode! I just enjoy winter so much - hate to see the wind, heat, and bugs arrive. Not much new around here - I'm trying to gear up a little for a class reunion in Santa Fe in April, then my trip to Europe in May. Needless to say, I'm not spending much money these days - have to save for these wonderful trips. We did go to Denver last week for a couple of days and antiqued ourselves crazy along Broadway, etc.; but didn't buy a single thing. I just kept thinking of Paris, Meissen, etc. etc. But, we sure had a good time looking. Hope everything is well with you. Sally

Bloggymom said...

Love it!! I have the same napkin. Love the plate on the tray.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a lovely vignette. White pitchers are on my "hope to find" list right now and yours is beautiful.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

These are such pretty photos. Love the pine cones with the ironstone and linens.

Keetha Broyles said...

Love, love, love that ironstone pitcher. If I'm not mistaken, those lacy napkins are Battenburg lace!!! I LOVE that - - - I want to find a bed skirt made of that.

Honey at 2805 said...

Your photos are beautiful and the contrast of the dark pinecone against the white is so nice. Great transitional.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful, as always Chari. Love the contrast of the cones and the whites. Transitional vignetting - I like it - you trend setter! laurie

Diane said...

I agree with you so much, I am waiting patiently for spring. Can't wait to see some of your spring home decor pics.

xinex said...

So simple and yet so pretty, Chari. It's been nice here. I think spring is here, sometimes it even feels like summer....Christine

Mary Ellen said...

Chari I used lots of pinecones in my transition time too! They are just the perfect decoration accessory!

We are doing fine over here though busy of course but I have been so thankful for the strength. I have been amazed (which I shouldn't bee caz God is so Good!) at how I have felt lately and it is nothing that I am doing different on my part. So thankful for it though!

How have you been friend? Any hint of Spring up your way yet?

bee blessed
mary

Martha said...

Very pretty! Love the pitcher!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
I love your sweet pinecone vignette!
Oh my dear, I am so sick of winter and so ready for spring!
And of course, we have more of that white stuff on the way.
Will it ever end?
I am so trying to think spring and get some decorating done. But... I just need some of that snow to melt. hehe.
I love that pitcher your Mama gave you! It's got such pretty lines!
Not much going on here. Just the same old.
Take Care and Big Hugs,
Cindy

Theresa said...

Love the transition and I am doing some of that in my little home:) That is the sweetest little pitcher! Love it! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a pretty vignette, Chari...very fresh and simple, it makes me think of spring. And I do hope it's on it's way. We have a frost this morning...brrrrr!

Have a happy week!

XO,
Jane

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh this vignette is perfection.

I so enjoyed your last entry that I wanted to let you know that I am having a hilarious Linky party with prizes this Wednesday. Details are on the blog today.
I hope you'll join in on the fun.

LambAround said...

As the newest member of your fan club ;) I'd like to say how much I'm enjoying browsing through all your lovely photographs!

Designs By Pinky said...

Chari! It looks SO pretty! I am not a transition type....I jump right into the next season or holiday with both feet! I ahve the ITCH to do Easter, but it has been raining and cold and I don't want to go out to the garage where the Easter stuff is!!!!!:):) SOON, though! I was in Fl. for a week so I ahve SERIOUS Spring Fever!!!! XO, Pinky

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Thank you so much for stopping by, loved the sweet comment you left...that little lamp on my kitchen counter is from Target and the ruffle I added came from JoAnn's:)
Love the transitions you put together...so pretty!

Rondell

lvroftiques said...

Very pretty Chari! I was at the blog Bonjour Romance where Mimi showed a vignette with the same mercury glass ornament as in your header....My first thought was "hey she borrowed that from Chari!" *winks* Is it yours? If not y'all are channeling the same vibe! Vanna

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
Lovely! Your transitional vignette makes me a bit sad to see this Season put to storage until another transition. However; dear friend, I am anxiously awaiting to see what lovely treasures you have in store for us soon! Thank you for this beautiful post!
Fondly,
Pat

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Evening Sweet Sis..boy is Vanna behind the times or what..I just laughed at her comment too funny...girl I'm so sick of snow I could puke ha ha!! been addind some lighter colors to my house using my olden things of course..Love ya Sis..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Olive Cooper said...

Chari, love the sweet linens and the pitcher is just right in this vignette. ♥O

classic • casual • home said...

Hooray...Spring is almost here. Lovely photos. Following you.
Mary Ann

Maria said...

You are right! Transition between seasons is great fun, especially the redecorating of our place from one season to the other, is very enjoyable and exciting chores for the whole family as well. Your works are fantastic, you set your tables with nostalgic memorabilia that made you reminisced of your past, pretty cool. You can refurbish everything through, [url=http://www.schoolofinteriordesign.org/]Interior Design Makeover [url] tha certainly add to what you learn from here.

Miss Char said...

I look out the window every day watching the snow fall and wish for spring. Winter is finally yielding a little and there is hope that soon the snow will start to melt. Your vignette in its lovely crisp colors gives me a pick me up that spring will come. Thanks so much for sharing Chari.

Picket said...

Morning girl...I love love love the pinecone with all that dreamy white! Why on earth haven't I ever thought of that! lol I will have to pick some up next time I go to the lake to visit youngest Burly! That is my kind of setting...beautiful girl! It is Sring for sure down here with all the pretty color everywhere outside..I have been fluffing my bedrooms and lightning them up a little...I love it when the sunshine comes pouring thru the windows in the mornings! I hope you se alittle sun this week sweetie...take care...Picket

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Beautiful vignette. Blessings, Debbie

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Hi Chari,
Here I am at Tuesday's party. I love your pitcher, the white napkins and dishes, it looks very pristin and fresh! It's absolutely gorgeous, but, when is it not?!

LOVE
FABBY

Diann said...

Hi Chari!
This looks so lovely. The beautiful simplicity of the pretty white linens and the gorgeous ironstone, set off the pinecones wonderfully! Very nice my friend!
Hugs,
Diann :)

Dreamgoddess said...

Hi Chari! I love your transitional vignette. It's so sweetly simple and very beautiful.

Nezzy said...

How beautiful is that for a transition??? You always do such a fantastic..bang~up job!!! Evey thing is gorgeous sweetie!

You gals have me thinkin' maybe I should pack away my snowmen. Heehehe!!!

God bless ya and enjoy your day! :o)

Erin said...

Everything looks beautiful - I love your pitcher! I found your blog at Between Naps on the Front Porch. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/

Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

Martina said...

Chari this is just beautiful. I love the silver pieces for added in also. Martina

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