Do your vignettes tell a story?
Mine always seem like they do.
Whenever I gather things to place on a table or a surface/area I am styling,
I think of each piece and the story behind it.
Whether it be a memory of a friend, a place that I traveled to, or a shopping experience
with friends or family. There is always a story. Stories of fun times and
sometimes bittersweet, because that particular memory is that of a person who is longer with us.
For example, take these great candlesticks that I purchased at the High Point Market.
There are two stories behind them.
One is that the candlesticks remind me of my friend Kim’s post,
She had purchase some beautiful tall candlesticks and did not place any candles on them.
Kim displayed them more as architectural pieces. Many people inquired why there
were no candles placed on them …. well, you can have them. . . . or not,
depending on how you want to display them . . . what look you are going for.
This is the other story that comes to me when I see these candlesticks.
One year while at the High Point Market I had the opportunity to purchase
these beautiful Old World candlesticks. I was with Kristen of Sophia’s Decor.
I love experiencing the Market with her.
When buying items from a certain vendor, you must pick your items up the day after the Market
closes. On that day, I had to go out of town, so Kristen being the generous
and thoughtful person she is, volunteered to pick them up for me.
Little did Kristen know, she had to park blocks and blocks away from where the vendor was.
She had also bought a pair of candlesticks and two large sconces.
So needless to say, the sweet Kristen walked many blocks with an armload of our stuff.
I so totally appreciated her beyond the call of duty efforts, but she is that kind of person!
The ironstone tureen. . . . the story:
Whenever I am in Mary Alice’s neck of the woods, we go on an adventure,
an antique shopping adventure. I can always count on her to spy great things.
One day she did …. for me ….. she saw this and said, you have to have this!
Mary Alice is always looking out for me!
The capitol/pedestal that the tureen sits on was also a find at the High Point Market.
Kristen and I purchased quite a few of them. We searched through stacks of them to
find the perfect ones.
That beautiful antique linen tea towel that you see underneath the ironstone tureen
is from my friend Martha’s beautiful vast collection of antique linens.
I have quite a few of her linens and always think of her with joy when I display them.
I am sure that you have many stories that are behind many items in your home.
Without realizing, you probably can remember quite a few stories
just my gazing upon beautiful things on a surface or any area of your home.
Sweet memories ….. and sometimes bittersweet ones.
What is that saying? …. “If these walls could talk” ….. right???!!!!
Now on to the winner of the fabulous publication my Matthew Mead,
“Upstyled Home Outdoors.” The winner is Alison!
I hope you all had a most wonderful Mother’s Day. I am excited that I will be
seeing my mom soon. I had a wonderful Mother’s Day with my family.
Have a most beautiful day doing the things that bring you joy!