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Monday, July 18, 2011

"The Wild Olive" and Cloches

Presenting The Wild Olive, a vintage book.
Isn't it darling?
It was a gift and I adore it.

 This is what I now think of as the pineapple table because of the lamp.
I am also drying hydrangeas {in water} in containers all over this room as you can see.

Those metal objects are flowers frogs standing on edge.
I think David needs a bow tie.

Milk glass is universally appealing and I see this urn all over the place but that does not lessen the beauty of it for me.

Thanks to all my readers expressing concern about me hurting my back. I did cut grass, with the push mower, today but I did not cut a lot and I am taking it easy still.
Olive needs to be less wild in her gardening.

I am joining Marty for her summer cloche party at A Stroll Thru Life.

grace surrounds us


  1. Olive - hope your back is well on the mend. Pulled muscles are painful! Love the pineapple lamp!

  2. The table looks great Olive, love the milk glass! Glad to hear you're feeling a little better, take care:@)

  3. Hi Olive, I hope your back is feeling better... what a fabulous book!... and such a sweet gift from your friend... your table looks wonderful!... xoxo Julie Marie

  4. I absolutely love this vignette Olive!! The book is priceless.

    I haven't been visiting so much lately and missed that you have not felt well. Take care of yourself!!

    Going to go catch up with your posts, now.

  5. A beautifully put together vignette with cloche, Olive. I love your David! Hope your back heals completely...Christine

  6. I also hope that your back will be fully recovered very soon, but you are right to take it easy for a while. What a gorgeous book - very appropriate my friend! I've seen the pineapple lamp before, but I love it!

  7. I always knew you were wild, Olive. Now there is a book to prove it! Love how you did the cloche. Tell me more about drying hydrandgeas in water please. Do they last? Do they lose their color? I am an hydrangea-drying virgin.... Ann

  8. The milk glass urn looks totally magical under your cloche. A very beautiful vignette.

  9. Your "pineapple" table is beautifully arranged. I like the addition of the milk glass. Can't have too many hydrangeas around.
    Glad you are on the mend. ~ Sarah

  10. wow,, thats just beautiful,, such a lovely grouping,,

  11. Oh I love this look.. what a beautiful vignette.~!

  12. What a beautiful vignette. David is a true work of art, your lamp stole my heart. Thank you for swinging by to see the House of Cloche's
    hugs ~lynne~

  13. I love your table. Very nicely done. And the milk glass urn is always a winner.

    Jocelyn @

  14. Hi, you little Wild Olive you! The little book is perfect and I love your cloche vignette. So classy looking.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  15. Show me a close-up of that silver candlestick in your last pic, Olive!

  16. Tom, I have no candlesticks on that table. Only flower frogs.

  17. Your vignette is just beautiful. I love the bust, the beautiful urn under the cloche and the other accessories in your vignette. Your pictures are gorgeous also. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  18. Take care of yourself! I like the wire thingy on your table. Feel free to copy...greatest form of flattery!!

  19. Hi Olive...

    I love how your white milk glass looks under the wire cloche...the smooth, crisp white against the look of the wire is really beautiful! Love your cloche vignette as well! How cool is receive a book titled "The Wild Olive"! I love all vintage books!

    Well dear friend, thank you for sharing your beautiful cloche vignette with us. I hope that your back gets to feeling better! Sending good thoughts and prayers your way!

    Warmest summery wishes,

  20. The vintage book was a great gift and the way you have displayed cloche, milk glass and book is so eye catching and I am sure a great conversation piece. Nice to meet you at this fun party.

  21. Olive, I really like your vignette and I'm intrigued with the flower frogs. Great photos and composition.
    Hope your back gets better soon and thanks for stopping by with such a nice comment.

  22. Beautiful vignette. I love the milk glass and the flower frogs. All of the different elements look great together!
    Marianne :)

  23. What a gorgeous vignette! Doesn't really surprise me coming from you girlfriend *winks* And of course I love the book too. What a sweet gift! Vanna

  24. The pineapple table vignette is absolutely gorgeous.

  25. If the "name" fits, wear it! te he!!! xoxo D

  26. Hi~
    The book is such a sweet gift!
    Love the milk glass, and that it has a treasured place in your home.

  27. I'm glad your back is feeling better and I love that someone found a book with that title and thought to send it to you!

    Thanks for you sweet comment about the hot tub, oh how I wish I could take you up on the offer, but it sounds like you could use it right about now! ;-)

    Kat :)

  28. David does need a tie. I love that pineapple lamp. Love this whole vignette.

  29. Hi Olive,
    Glad to know you are doing a bit better with your back. I am loving your wonderful vignettes. The milk glass is especially beautiful.


  30. Bow tie!?
    That would be too cute.
    Love your whites collection. So pretty!
    I have a horrible back too and every year in February it seems to go out.
    Take it easy.
    Those vibrating chair pads really help me when I am in pain.
    Take care.

  31. Your cloche vignette is absolutely lovely!

    I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

    Also, I have begun a new meme entitled Wayfaring Wednesdays. Link up your trips and favorite excursions.

  32. Oh everything on the table looks wonderful...what a great book! I hope you are feeling better...gardening can be a work out!!That's how I stay in shape!!

  33. My first time to visit your place...such a sweet look..
    So glad I stopped by..


  34. Olive, I love your vignette with cloche, everything in the table is wonderful! Beautiful milk glass urn. Hope your better by the time you get my comments. Happy Cloche Party! Lots of hugs. FABBY

  35. I've been away and missed the fact that you've gone and hurt yourself...but glad to hear that you are on the mend. Be careful you wild thang!


  36. Beautiful arrangement. I am really beginning to enjoy the simple elegance of milk glass and to think I used to think it was just for grandmas-oh wait that WOULD be me now...

  37. Oh dear Olive, I am so sorry to hear that you hurt your back. I can really empathise as I fell off a chair last week and hurt my back too! Oh well, at least you now have time to create beautiful displays and vignettes inside! Thanks for this gorgeous eye candy and cloche inspiration!

    Take care and best wishes,

  38. I love your vignettes, Olive, and that book is just brilliant. What a thoughtful and charming gift...clearly someone loves you!

    I am sorry to hear you've hurt your back...take very good care of yourself and feel better soon...:)

  39. What a delightfully perfect book for you, now that's a gift! I just adore your pineapple table too, all the those neutrals & various mediums blend perfectly together.

    On a back-note (pun intended), I'm so sorry to hear about your back ~ I suffer from back problems too, never fun. Hope you continue to feel better!

  40. Get well soon...

    Ur vignettes is absolutely stunning.

    Don't forget to join Marty's party and our giveaways.

    Greetings from Stockholm,

  41. How lovely is your vignette with the white urns and bust. I love hydrangeas too and love drying them also. I hope your back heals up quickly! As one who suffers with back problems almost constantly, I can certainly understand your discomfort. Get well soon and take care!


  42. The book is such a sweet and best gift for anyone. I like the milk glass, and that it has a treasured place in your home.
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  43. I am such a sucker for old books -- loving yours and the cloche is gorgeous!!


  44. I love the simplicity of the milk glass under the dome! So elegant.... Hope you start feeling better. It's not fun to have a back that doesn't fully support us. Take care. hugs, Sue

  45. Olive, your vignette is beautiful. That book was a very thoughtful gift from your friend. I hope your back is feeling better. We all tend to overdo in the garden, don't we? I guess that's all part of the summer celebration.
    I loved your posts a few days ago where you said you were "over" making everything perfect for photos. I agree and I am over that is too short and that's not how I live on a daily basis. Your post brought a big smile to my face and heart!
    I hope you are enjoying your summer.

  46. Take it easy;
    back injuries
    are the pits!
    Love the sweet
    vintage book and
    your David.
    xx Suzanne


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