A New Perspective and Vignette

I planned to write this post the other night; however, I was distracted . . .

and a bit worried. For you see, my hubby was driving home in potentially bad weather to get home

hoping to, one, get home before the big snow event and secondly, be home to help me for

another event, thankfully not a snow one!

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He left D.C. bound for N.C. (love those acronyms) with the hopes of driving ahead of the storm.

Me???….I think I was the one with the white knuckles . . . Clutching the phone tight,

calling him every hour on the hour with detailed radar reports.

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Yep . . . felt like the weather girl pointing out the storm on the radar, telling him,

“now if you make such and such by this time, you will miss the sleet.”

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“And if you make this town by this time, you will miss the snow.”

White knuckle phone grip . . .

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All the while that I was talking to him on the phone . . . me calling him, as I did not want him

to take his eye off the road . . . In between calls, I was laughing inside . . .

my way of keeping calm.

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Why was I laughing?

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It’s because he was driving home from being in DC for most of the week and that day he was speaking . . .

to a group on subject matters relating to Climate Change!

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Climate has certainly led the news of late . . . this winter has seemed to drag on slowly . . .

leaving its footprints behind . . . interrupting our daily routines. . . now really Mother Nature!

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OK…He has 10 more miles to go . . . ten miles from home.

The snow was coming down in huge flakes . . . visibility was near zero . . .

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My white knuckles and I stayed on the phone with him . . .

As he turned on to the main road in which 5 miles down is the entrance to our subdivision.

My heart racing as he said, “I cannot tell where the road is, it is all one white plain and no

tire tracks to follow.” Driving slowly and carefully.

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“I see the entrance . . . I am home! . . . Well almost.”

I stayed on the phone until I saw the headlights enter the driveway and I ran to open the garage door

so he would not have to take his hand off the wheel and reach for the door opener.

My knuckles got their color back . . .

But my hubby lost his rosy cheeks when I hugged him so tightly . . .

that he started to look like my white knuckles.

Today, I originally planned to talk about how I just removed the last of the Christmas decorations

from this room and the new vignette I created. . .

and the new throw on the ottoman that was a beautiful gift.

But that seems so trivial to me now. I just had to talk about the guy who made it home safe and sound.

The guy that chose this house plan because of this very room that he thought was pretty awesome.

We lost power early the night before and just got it back late this evening.

I am thankful for what is important, family. I will save the vignette talks for later! 🙂

Have a wonderful, wonderful day snuggled in your home safe and sound.

Ever So Clever, Ever So Pretty Friday, #11…A vignette in a tray

Happy Friday everyone!

Today, I bring to you basket/tray vignette decor inspiration.

From the one of the Queens of Vignettes, Kim of Savvy Southern Style.

I have forever admired the way she can style a tray.

Here is my tray today…


Kim and I bought the same basket/tray at the Williams Sonoma Outlet in Georgia..a deal at $22.00.


On this post she showed it with magazines and books on her table in the sunroom.


In need some small hurricanes….remembered that I had these in a closet..

…..so I whipped out my ASCP Duck Egg and painted them.


I gathered some items, such as my Ralph Lauren blue and white plates…the painted hurricanes..

…..my swan that was a gift from a friend many years ago…


This is one of my favorite tray vignettes (and Kim’s) that Kim has posted here.


Kim uses real and faux flowers in many of her tray vignettes…


Such as this one in her gorgeous dining room.


I inverted one of the hurricanes and placed an apple under the glass…

…..topped it with a candle and moss…the other with rock and a candle.


The apples were added for that punch of color and texture…

…..the vintage tea towel is from a friend’s collection that I purchased from her.


Kim has also used fruit in her vignettes….wish I had that pretty cow!!!


I added a couple of my favorite pieces of silver..

…..the silver fork turned into a vase was a momento from the Hartstone Inn in Camden, Maine

It was a fantastic trip for our anniversary a couple years ago.

The silver pitcher I purchased from Barbara at The Treasured Home…she lives in California.

She brought it to me at the Southern Bloggers Conference…she forgot her iPhone, but not my pitcher!



This is the first time I had used Duck Egg Blue…I love it and need to buy a can of it!


My hubby said that he was glad I was painting something other than white! (He loves color)



So glad you stopped by today…..

…..I am off to Virginia!…


For the Lucketts Spring Market…and to meet up with fellow Hometalk Bloggers on Sunday at Lucketts! 🙂

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

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