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Nadine McCrea

Ready Set Vignette

By Nadine McCrea | April 28th, 2010 at 10:07am

I wanted to join Beth's "Ready Set Vignette" party at "The Stories of A to Z", which she probably pronounces "Zee" and I pronounce "Zed", being Canadian and all. So here goes:

This is the buffet in my dining room. I wanted it to look beachy and cottagey, because I'm in that kind of mood -ready for summer!

I kept the colour fairly neutral, lots of beiges, browns and some whites to brighten things up. Here is a close-up:

And because, as the songs says, "the best things in life are free", here's a breakdown of the vignette.

1. Old weathered window: birthday gift from hubby (at least 10 years ago) = $free!

2. Buffet: another birthday gift, this one from my mother-in-law, back when Jack and I were
newlyweds = $free! (I love birthdays!)

3. Silver Mint Julep Cup -can't remember where I got it, but I DO remember that I paid $9.99
for it. So it was expensive. ;p And I still have never had a Mint Julep. Better put it on my "Bucket List"! Flower was a gift to the Horsey Girl from her boyfriend, which I commandeered for this photo. heh, heh, heh.

4. Urn and glass pebbles: Sears, around 6 years ago for $20 bucks.

5. Books: old, Birds: belonged to my mom - she got them at an art exhibit in Kenora, Ontario in the 70s. She LOVED, LOVED, LOVED them. And so do I.

6. Starfish: from our Mexico trip this Christmas: $100 pesos (about $1).

7. Best for last: the wonderful shell ball that I bought for moiself in Saskatoon at the greatest store - Modern Country Interiors. I love everything they sell! I think I paid around $25 for it. I often wish I could get to Saskatoon more often, and not just to see my wonderful family there!

So there you have it- my vignette.

Hope you enjoyed it!

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Comments (4)
  • Nadine April 29th, 2010 at 8:33am
    Thank you so much for your comments! As a new poster, that was very exciting! (Actually, I was jumping up and down like a total geek!) Really appreciate the feedback.
  • jen April 28th, 2010 at 4:55pm
    love it -- we were on the same page for our posts today - i gave the breakdown to my mantel as well -- love a good bargain --or better yet, the freebies!!!
  • Cass @ That Old House April 28th, 2010 at 3:25pm
    $9.99 is good, but you are right -- FREE is best. Thank goodness for free -- it has decorated half my house!

    LOVE that old window -- gorgeous. I'll bet that was in a dining room once upon a time, in the alcove meant for the sideboard. It has that look about it.

    Beautiful vignette!
  • Beth@The Stories of A to Z April 28th, 2010 at 12:25pm
    What a wonderful breakdown of your vignette finds! I love that vintage window and mint julep cup. And I had to laugh that to many my blog is called The Stories of A to Zed! :) Thanks for linking up!