Artie and Marty are having a party
Vignettes for Artie
Cloches with Marty
Sounds like an old jump rope rhyme, doesn’t it? But no, two of my favorite bloggers are having parties that complement one another. Marty at A Stroll Thru Life is having one of her now-legendary cloche parties and Artie at Color Outside the Lines has recently launched Vignette Fridays. Cloches don’t seem to be my strong suit, but here’s what’s going on the breakfast room. We’re tiptoeing into fall.
This is the top of a small antique chest I use in my breakfast room. The marble top is handy for serving desserts and coffee. The drawers hold placemats and stationery. I like to change the accessories to suit the season or holiday. Hence, my vignette with a fall cloche :).
My birthday was last week and a friend brought me a bouquet of bittersweet. She knows my love for flowers and arrangements so I have chosen to overlook the possible hidden implications :). I know she bought this at the local florist and I believe it is oriental bittersweet. The berries are perfect shades for autumn.
I added a few curly branches, some dried eucalyptus, and a couple of dried lotus pods. I love the woodsy effect of the pods and the different textures.
S0000, in keeping with the woodsy theme we have going on, I just filled this big ole cloche with dry stuff….huge pine cones I found in our yard at Seaside this summer, faux dried berries, a couple of dried hydrangeas, and a few pods and nuts from the yard. It makes an interesting sprinkling of all things fall.
This is my nod to the men in my family… a family of hunters. This is a Vintage Game plate made by Churchhill China. The banner underneath says cervus elephus—the red deer or elk. I have only a few of these. I like the idea of shopping the china cabinets for display items. I bet you have something “easel worthy” too, if you just look. And finally, the small frame you see in the first picture is is a little camera shy. A permanent resident no matter the season, it says this:
The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine on you
And be gracious to you
The Lord lift His countenance on you
And give you peace
That is my daily prayer for all those who gather around my table….and for you.
Thanks for stopping by to see my little addition to the parties. I hope you’ll take a minute to say hello—I love knowing you’ve been here and would love to visit you!~~Susan