You probably heard the saying that opposites attract?
Like the characters in the movie, Lady and the Tramp,
or Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio.
Well what about exquisite Waterford
and a wonderful piece of vintage chippiness?
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ELEGANCE AND A LITTLE ROUGH AROUND THE EDGES ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
After the items of the Christmas vignette on the coffee table
were removed and stored for another year, I began to come up with another plan
for the vignette of the table to reflect the sparkle of the New Year.
When I think of the New Year, I think of New Year’s Eve in Times Square.
So I began with my Waterford 2000 Times Square Crystal Ball replica
and paired it with a pair of Waterford candlesticks.
I then gathered my other pieces from the Waterford Millennial collection
to add to the table.
However, it was too much sparkle. Even though a girl does love anything that sparkles.
So some texture was added in the boxwood and the gorgeous book,
“Segretto Vignettes”, by Leslie Sinclair.
The book that I won in a giveaway by Lidy of The French Garden House.
Thank you Lidy! The book is beyond exquisite.
There will be some inspiration coming soon from that book!
This book inspired me to seek a piece of vintage architecture
to create the idea that opposites attract. To show the beauty
of how the elegance of crystal and aged wood and paint can belong together.
I had just the piece, a piece that I found while shopping with the lovely
Linda of Lulu Musings while visiting her in Maine.
Speaking of opposites, how about placing a pinecone in a Waterford crystal votive?
Smooth shiny crystal meets the layered roughness of a pinecone.
The large Waterford Millennial crystal bowl was a special birthday gift
from my brother many years ago.
Speaking of birthdays, my birthday is in January . . .
and what better than to celebrate it with flowers
that were a birthday gift placed in a Waterford Birthday Candle vase.
If you look closely, you can see the image of the flame
near the edge of the water level.
Oh my … so many different textures and items that are quite the opposite . . .
shiny, elegant, nature’s beauty, smooth, and prickly.
So Happy Together!!!
I hope that if you were affected by the huge snow storm in the eastern part of the
country this weekend, that you are safe and sound. We got a little over 2 inches
of snowfall here. Much less than predicted. It is so pretty, but the icy roads
are the big nuisance here. We have been housebound for a couple of days.
Hopefully just one more day and we can venture out.
Have a most beautiful day. Hope you liked my version of how opposites attract!