Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A vignette...


Inspired by my new favourite book, last night I decided to attempt a little vignette using some new and old items from around my home. I filled the birdcage with as many white items I could fit - mostly figurines, a candle, shell and you're probably wondering why I have an "&" (and) symbol in there, I would prefer to put the letter "A" but I don't have one as yet :)





I love this old chippy table. It stands in my hallway so this is what people see when they walk in.
Let me know what you think. Did I get it completely wrong or have I passed? lol

(apologies for my poor photography skills lol)


p.s For a really fabulous post about The New French Decor book and lots of scanned pictures, check out Paris Hotel Boutique :)

15 comments:

vicki archer said...

This is one of my favourite, favourite books and a great source of inspiration for me. I am forever making compositions and re-arrange my mad collections all the time. I am constantly amazed at how many different looks can be created with the same objects - it just takes time and masses of imagination. I love your vignette - especially the birdcage.

Anna Spiro said...

Your vignette looks lovely Anna!
x
Anna

Anonymous said...

great job! Love the book too.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Hey there! I linked back to a post of yours today. Unfortunately, for the first 1,000 people that read the post today my LINK DIDN'T WORK! Eeek. That is what I get for doing too many things at once. I fixed it now, sorry I blew it.

xoxox

Heidi said...

looks good to me, my friend Janet collects Ampersands (&) so now when ever I see one I think of her.

Sondra said...

Pass! If this were my hallway table, I'd tuck a green-covered book in with the others; or add a pink flower to the tiny blue vase - or to the inside of the brass candle holder...

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Anna, thanks so much for mentioning Paris Hotel Boutique in your post! Your vignette is great. That book is sure inspiring isn't it?

Lovely blog by the way. All the best, Lynn

mondo cherry said...

Great work Anna. I haven't got the book that inspired you vignette (will have to put it on my birthday list!, but I do have all the books on your table! I love leafing through them and dreaming.
Clare

Villa Anna said...

Thank you so so very much everyone for your comments. I can't tell you how much your enouragement means to me.

I must say I've become a little obsessed with my creation and find myself admiring it often as I have a great view of it from my living room hehe.

Anna :)

Millie said...

Lovely Anna! I would send you a small posy of champagne coloured David Austin roses if I could. I think I see a corner of your gorgeous table to put them!
Millie ^_^

Jacqueline said...

Very romantic and magical. I am thrilled to have found your blog. I used to live with people from Australia in England but we all lost touch. Maybe I'll try and find them again.

AnastasiaC said...

it looks so pretty Anna - great job! i never know what to put on my sideboards...give us some tips girl!!

Porchlight Interiors said...

This is beautiful Anna! I'm glad you can enjoy looking at it from your living

Country French Antiques said...

Definetly pass! I love your table.
One of my favorite books too although I have the French version, I'm sure they are close.

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i bet you'll be on Absolutely Beautiful Things soon with that pretty vignette!!
lovely! it's surprisingly hard work to put something like that together (in my opinion!).
xox alison