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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Home Life = Priceless!

(Books="low", from estate sale, Bottles=priceless, were Mom's)

I love the high, low & priceless combo - in and around my home, my attire, jewelry - it's just about the mix for me!

Thought it'd be fun to see if you can spot the HLP items in these vignettes...

Low = bust from Tuesday Morning
Priceless = candlesticks of my Mother's, old books of my parents
(no "high" in this vignette)...

Priceless = vessel holding marbles (wedding gift from aunt...)
Priceless = Uncle Russ' marbles
Low = "crumber" from antique shop

Low = green pears
Priceless = the rest, i.e., Mason's Vista red & white (Mom's), silver collected from estate sales, fleas, old books that are gifts from friends!

Low & priceless = silver tray from an estate sale
Low = black urn for flowers (Tuesday Morning)
Priceless = every book in my home...

Low = "silver" compote from GOOD WILL for $2.00!!!!!
Priceless = sand dollars from a dear friend in North Carolina
Priceless = "JOY" stone from an angel in Cape Cod

I've just realized my favorite "stories" in my home do not have anything HIGH.  Not a lot of money is needed to make a vignette.  I have a lot of stuff aka clutter - but every, single item means something to me.  I (rarely) run out to buy something to fill a space.

Today is a good day...since I am home (alone) after a busy few days filled with company and activities.  I have to agree with Jane Austen here: 

"Ah!  there is nothing like
 staying home
 for real comfort."



mary said...

So glad you're enjoying your day!
BEauTIful vignettes & photos!

Anonymous said...

Vava I love your are a great decorator and your photography is great!!!

sewmuchwhimsy said...

Every bit is beautiful! You can send those gorgeous decanters in pic #1 to moi any time you tire of them!!! xoxoxo Gretchen

Dawn said...

I love each and every one of these!!

catie said...

oh, vava!
i am SWOONING over your vignettes!
especially the pears...
love your "spot the HLP" game.

i have ms. austen's quote on my wall.
also this one:
the spot supremely blest,
a dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest."
~ robert montgomery


LLH Designs said...

What a fun post! I love the high-low mix, too!

Rebecca said...

All of these vignettes are literally making my mouth water! The first one simply stole my heart...boy are you good!