Thursday, July 22, 2010

Create A Vignette From The Beach, The Dump and Salvation Army....

Sea Shells, discarded old {pretty cool} books, and a silver tray make a nice vignette for my foyer table.  I really get a kick out of doing things like this in my home.  Sometimes I find myself wandering around my house "fiddling".  I really should be doing the "important" boring mundane tasks but sometimes my creative brain just needs a release!  Not the most amazing creation but satisfying!  You never know what you can combine to create texture, color and interest to a "needy" spot.  And ya know...didn't cost much!  I think the silver tray was $1.99 at the local salvation army.  The seashells are from the Jersey shore and Maine.  There is a treasure trove of antique books at the dump...who knew? Easy!
Lamp is something we picked up at In Home Furniture when they were in business here and the print is from Ireland.


Not bad but looks better in person.  What can you create with items found and items treasured?  Give it a try...it satisfies your creative side!


Have fun!
xojamilyn

{Photo's via me}

8 wonderful comments:

paula said...

love getting to see snippets of your home, always so gorgeous!

Living It At Home said...

Thanks Paula...you are so sweet!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Jamilyn, I love what you did here, the books are beautiful, so is your staircase WOW! I agree with Paula, I always like to get a peek of your house.
Londen

Susan Erickson said...

I love to putter too. It turns a house into a home......

nkp said...

Lovely! I'm a sucker for shells. In fact, we are leaving the beach today and I have bucketfuls sitting on the counter. Such a pretty vignette, Jamilyn!

Fern Valley Farm said...

Love this! Very pretty, elegant, and thrifty! Made from a few of my favorite things....books and seashells! Thanks for sharing this lovely vignette in your beautiful home.
~Elissa

European Chic said...

You inspired me there! I think I will create some vignettes tonight, too. Thanks.

LindsB said...

I do this all the time too, your little vignette is perfect!