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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Sentimental Vignette


The other day I shared this photo of the beginnings of a vignette on top of my behemoth cabinet. I originally put the old tool crate up there thinking it might be safer-you know, keep the iron headboard from falling over on our heads. I just didn't want to secure the bed to the wall.....

Well, I changed my mind (shocker). I decided it just covered up too much of the old headboard I really wanted to see. So I took it down. Sigh. Show of hands: Can anyone guess why Jeanette might have a bad shoulder? Two bad shoulders? I'm so glad I have an exceptionally tall (and helpful) 15 year old daughter : )


What can I say? I chose visually pleasing over safety. Please pray for my kids : )


 

I put a much smaller wooden toy box, along with a string of mittens and a hat, all from my kids' babyhood. I love using sentimental things to decorate!


 Two of these sweet little dresses my baby girls wore. The one in the middle has exquisite detailing and I found it at a thrift store for pennies.




 I made a little "clothesline" from a jingle bell garland.



 Add a sweet little doll and a classic Pooh bear.....



Sometimes it's nice to decorate for a winter look that can go beyond the normal Christmas decorations.


Don't forget to take a look at the FREE vintage Christmas images I'm sharing here ! They are from an antique book that belonged to my grandpa when he was a boy. I'll be posting the rest of the images over the course of the week, so don't forget to check back! 



 A few new things in the shop-stop by when you have a minute!



See ya soon!

Jeanette





8 comments:

  1. Oh how adorable! I love vintage children's clothing..and decorating with them is such a sweet idea! I've just found you via Blissful Whites! So glad to see your blog!
    Blessings,
    Doni

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Doni. I appreciate you stopping by!

      Jeanette

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  2. Oh my goodness! I LOVE the new display!!
    All vintage clothing, drool!
    I'm like you I would be worried the headboard might tip over but it sure does look awesome up there.
    TFS
    Tam

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    1. Thank you! So far, so good...no tumbling headboards : )
      Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Oh this is so beautiful!! I love the idea and am defo gonna keep my littlies mittens from now on - shame they are in garish colours and not tasteful like yours but goodness, it makes my heart melt!! Gorgeous - thanks for sharing, J9 x

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    1. Janine, I love colorful mittens too!! Thank you for your sweet comments!

      Jeanette

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  4. Beautiful, Jeanette! Those mittens are just adorable!

    xoox laurie

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    1. Thank you, Laurie! I appreciate you stopping by.

      Jeanette

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