A Vintage Vignette...


Recently I put together a little vignette out of some vintage goodies.  I found a lovely tureen which was missing its lid, lined it with burlap and added a fern.  This one is actually a high quality artificial...one I can take care of!


If you've been reading my blog awhile, you know I have a thing for vintage dog figurines...such a sweet face...


This old chippy metal box was found at a recent antique sale along with 2 old Norwegian books.


Look at the wonderful marbled covers...



and leather spines.


Isn't this a beautiful old bookplate?

 

 And the page graphics are lovely, too...


Until next time...I'll be taking a little blog break to spend some time with my parents and family...be back soon!

39 comments

  1. I love those marble covered books. You don't see those around very often. Lovely tureen, too. I do well with THOSE kind of inside ferns, too! lol xo Diana

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  2. Sweet vignette, Linda! Love the books.

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  3. Love the books and the dog is darling. Have a wonderful and restful time.

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  4. Love the books Linda but the sweet dog is my favourite!!

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  5. Love what you did with the pretty tureen and those books look marvelous! Gotta love that cute doggy too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  6. Linda, splendid job. It all looks so sweet together. The dog is just the best!
    Smiles, Alice

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  7. I love it all. Have a great time on your break!!

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  8. I adore this vignette Linda! Such a pretty filled Tureen too. Enjoy the holiday.

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  9. Those marbled books are unique! I love how you used your tureen!

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  10. Love everything you posted! Have a good time on your break...I am relaxing on mine!

    xx Helen

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  11. so lovely...I'm a sucker for old books too...the marbling and the graphics are terrific...enjoy your holiday!

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  12. Lovely vignette and just my kind of indoor plant. Enjoy your vacation!

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  13. Precious dog! Very classy vignette. Enjoy your time with family. Best, Vicki

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  14. Such beautiful treasures! Hope you have a lovely blogging break too.

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  15. Love the dog and your potted plant!

    chris

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  16. A very charming vignette. Love the old books! Enjoy your time with family! Hugs, Linda

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  17. Linda, I love that dog so much. It's the perfect piece in your vignette.Smiles, Susie

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  18. What a sweet vignette! I love the old doggy and the books. You could have fooled me with the fern..it looks so real! (my kind of plant..one I can't kill!) Give me outdoor plants anyday...inside ones, not so much! lol
    I adore that old painting you found..cannot believe you got that for a buck!
    My window seat is looking so pretty...I think it looks better than I had even envisioned in my head. That sure doesn't happen often! lol I'll be glad when it's all done though...my dining room is a disaster! :)
    Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day! :)
    love ya
    Missy

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  19. I sure love that book plate. It feels very Minnesotan. Hope you have a wonderful break :)

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  20. Great vintage vignette. Love the soup tureen with the fern.
    Have a wonderful time with your family

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  21. The tureen is a nice idea. And, I'm all for the "easy-care" plants. I'm good at outdoor gardening, but don't do so well with indoor plants. I'm in love with the Norwegian books!

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  22. What a pretty vignette, Linda! I always think of you when I see neat vintage dog pieces. Love your spaniel! Enjoy time with your family:)

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  23. Beautiful vignette, dear Linda, I love old books also, and the metal box is a WOW find.Sweet doggie figure.
    Hugs and a great week to you-Dorthe

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  24. You certainly have an eye for displaying pieces! Looks lovely!!!

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  25. Love, love, love!!!! The box is gorgeous and the marbled paper on the books looks like what we saw in Italy.
    Have a great blog break!
    xo
    lynn

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  26. What great vignettes! I'm up and running again. My computer had a virus! Have fun with your Family!
    xxx Liz

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  27. Your vingette is wonderful. The books are so pretty and so is the tureen but the tiny dog is the sweetest thing. I almost picked up one like it at the store the other day but for some reason I passed. Now I'm wishing I hadn't.

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  28. Pretty vignette ...love the pup.
    Enjoy the time with parents, see you when you get back!
    Pat

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  29. Is that the plant that
    you bought when we
    were together? It looks
    adorable in the tureen!

    And you know that another
    dog figurine fan lives here
    in my house.....!

    Have fun with your family.

    xo Suzanne

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  30. Gorgeous!

    The fern looks wonderful in the tureen.

    The dog is so cute :)

    Karenx

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  31. Very nice! I love to play around with seemingly unrelated pieces and making something captivating out of it all. :) Those books are terrific! Hope you're having a wonderful blog break.

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  32. Of course you had me with the dogs and books. Have fun in Calif and pls blow a kiss to my kiddos there for me. Ann

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  33. Linda,

    I love the leather bound books! What great finds! I hope you enjoy your time with your family!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  34. Just perfect...color, height----now the joy of catching a peak at it each time you walk by!
    Kari

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  35. Your vignette is really beautiful. The fern looks real, and I also love dog figurines, the vintage ones are precious! Enjoy your family.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  36. Excellent little vignette! Have fun with your family. Mimi

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  37. Excellent little vignette! Have fun with your family. Mimi

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  38. A beautiful vignette, Linda. The fern looks so real. Love the books and the dog figurine.

    Have fun with your family!

    Hugs,
    Donna

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