Thanksgiving and Christmas do not always mean decorating with cedar, holly, spruce or other fresh evergreens or pumpkins and colorful leaves. Having the colors of white, black, cream and worn red in the main rooms, I am often at a dilemma as to what color flowers (or maybe vegetables) to incorporate in a fall floral arrangement. Think out of the box...think out of the box...think out of the box......I often have to tell myself.
For Thanksgiving, I decided on white lilies bought at the local grocer. The price was right and they smelled incredible. Their creaminess looked so pretty along with the white pumpkins and the mellowed patina of the off white holiday tree in the background.
Their delicate nature made a wonderful statement against the earthy and organic hue of the bare naked pine cone branches.
No green, no orange, no burgundy, .....just the quiet elegance and soft spoken elements of the lilies and tiny cones.
Perched at the bottom of the old ironstone pitcher, my birdie adds to the charm of this vignette. Her green moss enhances the green of the lily leaves and adds another aspect to the quiet tones of creams and browns. Around her neck an old child's rosary bracelet, the old cross worn gorgeous with the age of time. A gift from a friend, who knows my love of old, it is a true treasure that I will cherish. Maybe it will adorn a winter angel in a few weeks as I begin my Christmas decorating but for now I will enjoy the lilies.
My love of creams, worn black, and aged red carries over in my weekly treasure hunt for the booth and website boutique. A recent favorite find was this gorgeous old worn crock, with luscious crazing and some age spots, (not unlike myself :). I am crazy about the black transfer ware of the wording and wreath on the intricate logo. So sweet in the summer filled with happy zinnias or in the deep winter filled with holly and fun red and white stripe candy canes. Just listed in The Vintage Nest, its charm is unmistakable.
I have a question for you. Like I mentioned above I love creams and dirty whites and worn black. Recently I have seen some gorgeous images of beautifully orchestrated bookshelves and vignettes but all the books are turned around backwards so you only see the pages and not the spine......mostly worn white. It makes for a beautiful photo but how in the world, say if you actually wanted to read a book, would you be able to pick an interesting title? Just asking. :) xoxoxo
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LaurieAnna's Farmhouse Friday, Potpourri Friday at 2805, White Wednesday at Faded Charm, Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence, Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, Vintage Inspiration Wednesday at A Very Merry Vintage Style, Open House Thursday at No Minimalist Here, WIW at Elephants and Ivy,
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Through Life