Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Vignettes around our home~

Well hello!  Yes, I do realize I have only posted twice since late May.  I decided to soak up all that summer has to offer this year.

We've taken a few trips the past few months, worked a ton in the yard, and are once again gearing up to the host the Baylor Send Off party in a couple weeks.  We are thrilled that 38 young people have chosen to attend Baylor from the Atlanta area this fall.

Today I thought I'd share a few vignettes from around our home and some of my favorite things.

Love seashells this time of year, and well truly anytime of year. Displayed with a few of my favorite design books.

I was recently gifted the silver basket and small cordial that had once belonged to my Granny, so I combined them along with a silver bowl I had purchased at the Ballard Design outlet.  I filled them with more shells, starfish and a moss ball purchased at Hobby Lobby.  Books:  Good Dog from Garden and Gun, such sweet stories and Savor by Shauna Niequest author of another favorite book of mine Bread and Wine.

Atop the piano in the library a few of my favorite books by author Luanne Rice, beach themed along the New England coast where I grew up.  The picture is one we took of our girls down in Grayton Beach Florida the day before Hurricane Opal hit.

This vignette just fell together.  It sits atop our smaller wine cabinet in our dining room.  The picture above it is actually our wedding invitation blown up and framed (frame from Pottery Barn).  The vintage wooden crate I first spotted on Kim's blog, www.savvysouthernstyle.net after she had made a trip to Queen of Hearts Antiques here in Atlanta.  I knew I had to have it the minute I saw it, but it was a couple months before I actually made a trip over.  It was our anniversary and the weather wasn't great, so hubby suggested we grab a bite for breakfast and then go by the antique store to kill some time.  I couldn't believe my eyes when the first row we walked through I just happened to look up and there it was...high up in a dealer's booth. Hubby said it was meant to be. Yes, yes it was.  You see, the wording on the crate says Fox Hollow.  That is the name of the street where I lived when my hubby proposed to me on Thanksgiving day 28 years ago.  The silver cutlery are pieces handed down from his mom and the silver tray in back another piece recently gifted to me that belonged to my Granny.  This is definitely a sentimental spot for me.

The top of our bar cart in the dining room, along with a hidden bowl of dark chocolate Hershey Kisses for when that craving hits.

Open shelves in our dining room as well.  The print is one I made up on the computer using Word and a cute font I downloaded.  A reminder that Everyday is indeed a Special Occasion!

A vintage dough bowl with some greenery is the centerpiece for our dining room table for the summer months.  If you can't tell by now, I am a huge fan of the green, brown and white combo!

And lastly, I just love our giant clamshell filled with succulents.  These were found at my dear friends shop here in Atlanta, All Inspired Boutique.  They look so real!!

We've been working our way through a new cookbook as well, The 30 Minute Wheat Belly Cookbook, and have enjoyed many great dishes.  Will share a few soon.

Have a Blessed Day!

Linking up for Dishing it and Digging it with my friend Linda.
Linking up with the lovely ladies for Thoughts of Home on Thursday.


Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Good to see you again! I loved reading this post! The story about the crate is so neat. I love that you found it after all that time and the Fox Hollow wording is perfect and so meaningful. Oh, and a big YES to dark chocolate kisses. I love dark chocolate and it's "healthy" ya know. ;)

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Love all your natural elements!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

All of your vignettes look so pretty! I have missed your posts!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hello Lauren such sweet vignettes. Love the greenery. Great story about the crate and such a fun name. I would love if you linked up this sweet post at our link party, Dishing It & digging it. The party is live now.

Stacey said...

Everything is so pretty, Lauren. I love those shelves and what you've done to them. You should share decorating more...you're really good at it.

Andrea Nine said...

Adorable decor! So Summery, fresh and fun!

Laura said...

Beautiful, my friend! You're coming to my house next, right??

The Stonybrook House said...

Hi Lauren! Love your little vignettes! So fresh! You have such a sweet blog! Thanks for sharing and linking up at Dishing It & Digging It! Looking forward to seeing more of your projects! :)

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Thank you Lauren for sharing your lovely vignette at DI&DI. It's beautiful fresh and natural. Hugs

Jaybird said...

Great post......you do so well with the vignettes!! The word that caught my eye was Baylor....we are Baylor fans...the new stadium is wonderful! We spent 4th of July evening under the new bridge watching the fireworks. Our fellow watchers were 3 ducks, a beaver and a turtle!! The beaver and the turtle were not bothered by the noise, but the ducks all clustered up under my chair...protection and a free handout of dried corn. How much better does it get????