Thursday, December 30, 2010

Warm and Fuzzy Snow

I've spent the whole day putting away Christmas
decorations and sorting through things ~ trying as I
do every end-of-year, to get myself organized.
The problem with sorting and organizing is that things
usually get worse before they get better.
Along the way and through the clutter, I took
time out to play and arrange a few new 
vignettes for winter.

That's the fun thing about cleaning out ~ you come across
things you forgot you had and find new creative ways to use them.
  I'm using my brown transfer ware plate with an arrangement
of artificial evergreens, cotton, and pine cones.
Brown transfer ware is my fave and I adore this old plate!  
I got it at a yard sale this summer for $.50. 
I love to display it in any way I can.

I love the crackle finish on this urn.  It adds so
much character to the piece and gives it an aged look.

When mixed with evergreens, the cotton reminds me 
of snow ~  only the warm and fuzzy kind.

  I'll take my snow in this form anytime.

 Guess I'd better stop playing around and get back to cleaning.

I'm linking with

Common Ground for "Vintage Inspiration Friday"
French Country Cottage for "Feathered Nest Friday"
My Romantic Home for "Show & Tell Friday"
A La Carte for "Junkin Finds Friday"
Bargain Hunting With Laurie for "Favorite Things Friday"


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I love your transferware plate and the urn. I collect blue and red transferware but I also love the brown.

Pattie said...

I love your vignettes, and transfer ware. I have a couple of cups and saucers that I love.
Thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I am going to be putting away and organizing starting tomorrow. It took me days to put it all up and will take a few to get it all down and put it away again. I can't wait. (not) I love your brown transware dish...for $.50! Lovely vignette for winter! ~Hugs, Patti

A New England Life said...

So pretty! Wish you could come to my house and decorate! I imagine we will be taking the tree down very, very soon. Maybe Sunday.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Ooh, such pretty displays !
I love brown transferware, and yours is exceptionally gorgeous.
I have so enjoyed our visits back and forth throughout the year, and look forward to more of the same in 2011.
A Happy and Healthy New Year to you and yours.

Nancy said...

Beautiful vignette! I have one of those plates too. I think it's Hall and the pattern Farm. I love the tab handles and the scene. Pretty urn and greenery too!


Linda said...

I love your vignette...I was in the same frame of mind today!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

such lovely vignette and the transferware is just pretty! lov eit! happy new year!

time worn interiors said...

Brown transferware is my favorite!

Have a Happy New Year!


Anonymous said...

.50 cents???!!!! Take me with you next time!!!!
This is beautiful!!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Brown transferware is my alltime fave. I agree; cleaning and organizing is on my list for next week. What a great urn you have with that wonderful arrangement. Thanks for linking up with VIF,

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there- what a pretty vignette! I love brown transferware too-I don't have any yet, but am on the lookout! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday~ Happy New Year!

French-Kissed said...

Seriously love brown transfer ware...and to think you got that plate for 50 cents! Your vignette sets the perfect Winter mood and I like how you incorporated the cotton buds...I have a little dish of them sitting out that I picked years ago where my dad grew up, but I love how you tucked them in among the other elements to look like snow. Wishing you a warm and cozy winter and a New Year filled with abundance.


Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Beautiful vignettes!!! Love that brown transferware!!! Have a wonderful New Year!!!

Cassie said...

Gorgeous! I'm on the hunt for some brown mixes so well with ironstone!
Happy New Year!

Jane said...

Your vignette is beautiful. That brown transferware plate is awesome....and to think someone sold that for 50 cents!!
Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful vignette, Cindy! Love the transferware plate and the urn!
Happy New Year to you!
~ Jo :)

lvroftiques said...

I love your vignette! Are you kidding me you got the brown transferware for 50 cents??!! Good thing green is my favorite color because I'm green with envy! *winks* Vanna

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love your vignette. It is gorgeous. I would never in a million years dream of using cotton, but it looks fabulous. Love the brown transferware and the urn. Both are gorgeous.

Thanks for your visit and the gracious comments. I really appreciate it. You asked about the place setting and if they would sell. I definitely say yes. It seems that finding sets is really hard and most people don't have great goodwill stores. I think they would be great to sell. I can't wait to see what you've found. Hugs, Marty

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Cindy, this vignette is beautiful. I love the cotton "snow". I can't believe you got that pretty brown transferware plate for 50 cents! Thank you so much for linking to Favorite Things. Wishing you a wonderful 2011. laurie

Audrey Pettit said...

What a lovely arrangement! I just love your yard sale brown transferware plate. what a lucky find. And the cotton looks beautiful mixed with your greens. Really does feel like snow. Very pretty and creative.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I love your $0.50 bowl! It's great! Your vignettes are just lovely!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Lovely vignette, Cindy! I have a collection of transferware in green, some odd pieces in red, and some pieces of blue. I would love to find some brown pieces - especially at the price you found yours. Wow!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

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