~ French Beauty ~

Hello my friends...I hope that you're having a fabulous day!

Earlier this week, I shared with you a lilac bouquet that I fashioned for my
 living room.  While I was there...I took a few photos of the vignette that decorates
 the large arched window area in that room.

  The sun's bright rays filled the room and really illuminated the "frenchy" vignette.
  It was sooo pretty!  I hope that you enjoy!

~ French Beauty ~

Here we are...in my living room.

I love this large arched shaped window!  As you can see...it allows
 lot's of beautiful sunlight to fill the room.  The window is framed with long,
 white sheers and gold draperies that puddle onto the floor...lending a
 romantic ambiance to the room.  I love it!

The antique cherry sofa table that sits in front of the arched window
hosts a summery vignette.

A vignette with a soft...romantic...french beauty!

Creamy whites...and antique silver...paired together for a light summery vignette.

I have had this tall silver table lamp for a very long time.  I love it's curvy, frenchy
 lines.  An oval shaped silver platter sits front and center...and acts as a foundation for
 the creamy white french pedestal and antique silver lidded tureen.

And...of course...on the right side of the vignette...

my french beauty!

The sunlight illuminated and framed this frenchy vignette sooo beautifully!
  I just had to get photos!

A close-up of the creamy white frenchy pedestal and the antique silver tureen.

I found this beautiful silver tureen at a thrift store...can you believe it?

"Victor Silver Co. Quadruple Plate...3735" is stamped on the bottom.

  I think it was a real-steal at just $19!  The silver plating is worn in a few
 places but it really just adds to the beauty of this piece...and I love, love, LOVE
 all the ornate detailing.  I am not using it here...but the ladle also came with
 the tureen.  A great treasure find for sure!

Just a few photos...

photo effects created at Photobucket.


Voila...and there you have it!

~ French Beauty ~


I am joining these fabulous parties today...

Thank you, ladies...for hosting these lovely parties for us!


Well my friends...I'm so glad that you stopped by for a visit today!
  Please leave me a note and let me know that you were here.
  I would love to visit with you!

Warmest Wishes!


Unknown said...

I will say it again, that is just a beautiful room. What a great deal you got on your tureen! Oh how I would love to have you here when I start decorating! Wanna take a road trip? Have a very blessed weekend friend. Talk later.

Nita Stacy said...

The light in this room is amazing! I love that silver tureen mixed with the other things on the table too. I would have snapped it up for $19 too! Very pretty.....all of it. The whole room.

Salmagundi said...

Hi Chari-- That silver tureen is a real treasure - love it. I understand from Marilyn (in Wiggins) that it has been hot up in your corner of the state. Actually it has been quite comfortable down here - hope it lasts. As you know, I HATE the heat! Glad it was cool here this a.m. as we got the whole house washed down on the outside, plus the windows washed inside and out. Happy that chore is done for awhile!! Take care and have a great weekend. Sally

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Wow! what a pretty summer vignette!I love your living room decor, Chari. It is always so warm, cheerful and inviting and the sunlight streaming in is so refreshing:)That silver tureen is so gorgeous and what a wonderful deal you got on it! I love the cream candle holder and the lovely bust.... perfect for a Frenchy vignette:)Thanks for the inspiration!Hugs,Poppy

The Tablescaper said...

It's been to long since I've come to visit. I LOVE your vignette and your photography. Simply gorgeous!

- The Tablescaper

Connie said...

I love the style of your blog with the big photos, sweetpea! I cannot stand looking at those tiny ones some bloggers post. Beautiful!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Sis I so remember that bust and how much fun we had that day..May you and honey have the Best Memorial week end ever my sweet friend..Sis my email is broke I can not send mail..have to have Candace look at it for me again..Laptop died 2 weeks ago and desk top a huge mess..Love ya.Gl♥ria

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG Chari,
That was a steal, I mean deal on that antique tureen!
Everything looks so gorgeous in your living room! The light casting on that vignette is just amazing and your such a good photographer to boot!
It's very warm here today and the weather guy is predicting storms later.
But still, I love it because its good growing weather outside!
Less than 2 weeks and my son and dil and grandbaby will be here visiting from AZ. cant wait for that!
Hugs friend,
Hugs friend,

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love your french beauty. You are so right--the lighting was so pretty!

Laura said...

I love all of your French beauty, but the real treat is seeing how you make things look so beautiful in your home.

Enjoyed visiting,

White Spray Paint

Susan said...

Your home is beautiful Chari! I love your cherry wood furniture. It is gorgeous. All your french touches are awesome!

Marilyn said...

I still think you should work for a fancy magazine and style the photo shoots! Finally finished at school and am going to be spending lots of time in the yard and in the house! I've decided one more year... . Want to get some things fixed around here and then I can be a poor retired teacher.♥♫

podso said...

I understand why you "had" to get those photos!

Theresa said...

Beautiful room, love the windows! The light coming in is magical! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Nancy's Notes said...

Chari, what an elegant room! Your vignette is gorgeous! Just a beautiful post, you've got great decorating skills!

Have a great weekend!


On Crooked Creek said...

A French Beauty, indeed! Exquisite vignette in your lovely living room!I adore your silver tureen! The sunlight streaming through gives an ethreal effect!

Barbara said...

What an elegant room! The silver tureen is absolutely gorgeous and what a price! That will be a treasure forever. Have a happy weekend!

Sarah said...

Chari, love the arched window in your beautiful living room, and your French Beauty is a beauty! Sorry I've been MIA of late. I hope you are doing well.
Any plans for the holiday weekend? ~ Sarah

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Chari, your vignettes are always stunning and your pictures are just as fabulous. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Chari,
She really is a french beauty! I love busts and she is lovely as well as the way you have chosen to display her. Just gorgeous! I'd love it if you'd share with us at Ivy and Elephants, too.

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

I'm like that too, if the light is really great, I have to start snapping pictures. Love your shots. You do a great job of shooting into the light. Everything looks so beautiful.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Chari, I've been away for awhile; but, I just saw this post and had to come by! Your french vignette is just wonderful. I absolutely love the feel of this room! You have done a beautiful job, as always!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, what a gorgeous room. I love the window that showcases your beautiful table to say nothing of the beauty on top. I'm still drooling over the silver tureen... my heart is beating rapidly... I'm needing to find one...ok.. I'll settle down, guess you can tell I LOVE it... another stunning post.. hugs ~lynne~

The Charm of Home said...

Hi Chari,
This is just beautiful! I love your French beauty and that soup tureen!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

The soup tureen is...fantastic. I never get over how folks get rid of those beautiful pieces because they don't know how to take care of them.

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

How nice to get to visit you, Chari! I've missed you! Your vignette is lovely as always--the lilacs are absolutely wonderful, and perfect in front of your vignette. And that tureen?????!!!!! At a thrift store??? I'm going to the wrong ones! LOL It is absolutely gorgeous! Loved my visit; thanks! ~Zuni

bj said...

Hi, Chari, just coming by to link up for Sunday Favorites...oops...where is it??

Cindy said...

Hi Chari,
Yes, your living room is very beautiful and I love that it is so filled with light.
You must love spending time in this room.
Your french vignette is also beautiful!
Hugs, Cindy

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

Hi Chari ~ Thank you for stopping by 21 Rosemary Lane and leaving your sweet comments. I see you and I have similar blog styles...large lettering and even larger pictures! Love your French beauty! Following you now...so happy that you found me because now I can follow your fabulous blog!

melissa @ daisymaebelle.com said...

Wow! Your photography is amazing! I am still working on mine - it is a lot to learn! Love this room! And, the $19 steal - wow! I love tarnished silver. I think it adds such character! I am following you back. I look forward to having some time to look around!

Patty said...

Hi Chari,
Just stopping by to see what wonderful things you have been up to. I love your living room. It is decorated beautifully. Eye candy. Your French table scape is lovely too.

Anonymous said...

Chari you room always looks so very beautiful! I do love that bust and you seem to always know just how to show her off beautifully!

Rodeo Bible Camp last week so I am recooping - seems to take forever these days- I have been running for about 5 weeks straight so think it will take a bit longer this time- Oh well- I have been having fun!

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Cheri,

This is so lovely! I love that bust, the silver and the jewelery..,I always love your graceful, artistic vignettes!

Whatever may or may not transpire in lives.., Whatever we adults do, or do not do Cheri; one way, or another, for one reason or another.., You may well agree with your whole heart as do I.., There is something undeniable that 'tugs at the heart strings' when little ones are suffering and gravely ill..,

Please kindly come by to my blog dear Cheri and read my urgent prayer request for a little four year old boy named Jordan; I am seeing through tears as I type this to you. I know you believe in the power of prayer dear lady.

Blessings from your blogging friend always;(even when I myself am unwell and unable to visit as I would like; you have touched me and remain in my heart)..,

Sincerely ~ Wanda Lee

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Chari,
What a gorgeous vignette! I love the light that comes softly thru the window and accentuates the silver and white goodness. Love the tureen and all its ornate prettiness and the frenchy bust and fleur de lis! Thanks for sharing and have a delightful day, my friend.

Blessings & hugs,

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hey girlfriend,
Just checking up on you, hoping all is well and your just too busy to post.
Summer just flies by, how come winter doesn't?
Hugs to you Chari,

Sonia said...

Hi Chari,

Haven't seen you post lately and checking in to say hi! I know I take some time off now between posts too...got many things to do in addition to blogging! Just miss all your pretty picutres! Hope you are enjoying the summer!
Miss Bloomers

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xinex said...

It is so pretty, Chari. I love your bust! The tureen is really pretty too...Christine

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Chari, I missed you... I realized you had not been visiting for awhile so I came by to say hi... and I see you have not been blogging for a month or so!
Hope all is well. I just said a little prayer for you... I want you to know that I miss you.

The Style Sisters said...

Gorgeous! I love how you edited the photos ...really very pertly vignette Karin

Anonymous said...

Chari- I've been missing you! Wondering if this weather is affecting you too. Gosh it is so very hot I just don't seem to have any energy for much of anything but what has to be done. I feel so very lazy.

We are going up that way for a camp and wondering if you might be around? 7-10th - would love to see you!

bee blessed

Creations By Cindy said...

Love your french beauty! I miss seeing your posts girl! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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