I love creating vignettes!!
Especially when they tell a story!
Let me tell you the story of this vignette….
It’s a simple spot in my living room that people pass by everyday to reach the kitchen and as they do, their eyes may look upon different things and perhaps they will stop, take a moment to look closer, ask questions and reflect.
That, in my book, is a perfect vignette!!
Precious heirlooms grace the chair seat to include a German Bible that was my grandmothers and is dated 1863. It’s written all in German and the pages are falling out……I LOVE IT!
I received the spectacles at the same time as the Bible. They were the fashion “back in the day”!
The second Bible is called The Holy Bible Complete and How To Understand It. The title makes me smile every time I see it because there have been plenty of times I’ve tried to understand things in the Bible and I never will!!!
My parents had this Bible in their attic and when they asked if I wanted it, I was ecstatic!
It, too, is falling apart (a sign of its beautiful history) and has a marriage certificate attached to the front cover dated 1863! Even though I don’t know the history or the people who owned it, the tales and stories I can make up in my mind make the possession of it priceless!!
I added this new pillow cover I bought from Ann of On Sutton Place. Have you seen her Etsy shop? Her things are beautifully crafted and exceptional!! Thanks, Ann!! Here’s a perfect example of blending new with vintage and they harmonize so well.
The sentiment simply added the feeling I wanted to convey…..do you do that too? Try to convey feelings in your decorating? I do. I think that’s one of the differences between a house and a home. Your home must have feeling! Other people, even strangers, will sense that and admire it!
My final personal touch is one of my favorite Christmas gifts this year…..
….a framed wedding picture from my son and daughter-in-law! I’m not a big displayer of family photos. In fact, this is the only one you’ll find! But, I love it! We are a family built on a strong foundation and that’s what this whole vignette is for me. Family……past and present. Love, graciousness and history!
I hung a little burlap heart (a Xmas ornament on sale for $1) from the corner. Now, it’s ready for Valentines Day as well!!
And there you have a perfect vignette in my book! I hope you felt the feelings behind it and when you look around your home to create a “little spot”, your objects will speak to you as well!
Until next time……..
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