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Monday, May 20, 2013


Do you like to group similar items for vignettes?  I love to gather items with a similar color or theme and put them together.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Since blue and white china is a favorite of mine, a grouping of blue and white china pieces on a tray brightens my day.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I like to see my script-covered apples lined up to march down the front of my hutch.  I especially love them, because I don’t have to move them to open the doors to get something out of the hutch.

Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie

While we are looking at my hutch, I want to show you the little lamps I got at a sale at one of my favorite stores.  They were $15.00 each, and they spoke to me (they were actually yelling – “take me home”). 

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

At the same sale, I purchased this pretty little wreath for $7.00.  I knew I would spend more on that if I tried to make it myself (not to mention the time it would take me).

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I also do groupings of only a couple of similar things.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

A glass apple and a glass pear compliment the plate that was painted by my aunt.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I think this little carved figure of a man looks like he just walked out of the scene on this plate.

Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie

The metal bowl, filled with faux fruit is my attempt to mimic the painting above it.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

On this table, I grouped a collection of small dogs on a tray. I smile every time I pass this vignette. Some were gifts, but most were purchased at yard sales at very low prices.  The little Staffordshire on the back of the tray was purchased at an estate sale for $10.00, the most I've paid for any of them. 

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Thank you for visiting my blog.  laurie

I am linking to Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love all of your little dog figurines. Today I put together some of my blue and white nautical bowls and containers. They look so pretty side by side! Sweet hugs!

ellen b. said...

Lovely vignettes!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

You are a master at creating vignettes! I am taking lessons from you because that is not a strength of mine! I really like those apples, too!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

ooh, I love the glass fruit. Very pretty and different! Great vignettes, as always!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie! I love them all and your doggy tray is my favorite. Well, one of my favs.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tammy's in Love said...

You have such an elegant style Laurie! I love the idea of the items in the vignette matching the artwork. You're right the wooden carved figure does look like he walked out of the village! You get an A for creativity!

The Tablescaper said...

Such wonderful vignettes!

- The Tablescaper

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Very elegant setting.
Beautiful shots too!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Greetings from Singapore...

Sarah said...

Laurie, each vignette is lovely, but the tray with the sweet doggies is my favorite. You find some great deals at your estate sales. '-)
Thanks for sharing. You've inspired me to create some new vignettes here. ~ Sarah

Mimi said...

Hi Laurie,
Love the blue and white and especially love the fruit! So pretty!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love all of your vignettes and I love the way you group things together. Gorgeous. The dogs are precious. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Debbie said...

My favorite vignettes are the ones that tell a story. It can be a color story or a theme like the fruit or what have you. I just like a theme or story. My favorite one of yours (and I love it all btw) is the one where you mimic the fruit bowl painting. That's just wonderful IMO.

And I laughed about those screaming lamps. I think some of their Georgia relatives have been trying to hail me down lately. So far, I have resisted. You make it sooooo hard.

Celestina Marie said...

Laurie, truly wonderful vignettes showcasing your gorgeous treasures. I love those script apples and how nice you don't have to move them to open the hutch doors. You really have an eye to group just the right pieces together. You are so talented my friend.
Have a great week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Atta Girl Amy said...

I love all your vignettes, but I do think my favorite is the one with all the little doggies. My mom has a similar collection. Adorable.

Unknown said...

Great colors! I feel like this Tuscan art jar would look great placed in this room, I absolutely love the color combination. Also could be used as a good statement piece.