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Monday, May 21, 2012

Adding Natural Elements


Shelley Puppy drug a wasp's nest into the house. 
It was an abandoned one and I found a place for it on this little table. 
Natural elements like the shed antlers, dried apples, and the wasp nest
 add texture and interest to this table.


My old terracotta funeral basket is one of the favorites of my collection.


I have waited for the little pitcher to go half price at The Rusty Gate 
where I consign at and it finally did.


Real life here at the yellow house. 
Birkenstock sandals found new at a garage sale, definitely a wonderful find.


Bring nature inside in the form of shells, rocks, driftwood, antlers, and live plants. 
It will make your spaces more interesting.

I am partying with:



On Tuesday May 22, 2012 Hold Everything Lightly #11 will post and it is a love story!
Please do not miss it.

joy and peace
Olive

47 comments:

  1. Many times it pays off to wait for a price drop. Sometimes the original asking price can choke the life out of a wallet. The wasp nest is sooo cute! Adds a nice touch!

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  2. Looks fabulous Olive!... I gather what I call "treasures from the trail" every day on our Nature walk... my house is full of them!... love your cute display!... our dogs!... Tessy tries to snap at wasps!... she knows I got stung 7 times on my thigh and that they are not nice!... yet, she will walk the trail with the dragonflies and damselflies flying alongside her... doggie kisses Shelley!... xoxo Julie Marie PS Kittie kisses to Clovis!

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  3. What a lovely grouping of natural objects Olive....you are so good at putting things together.
    Hope that Clovis and Shelley are becoming great friends !! XXXX

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  4. Great vignette. Love the use of nature. I have been adding quite a bit, too.

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  5. I love your vignettes today, just imagine the puppy may have got stung dragging a wasps nest indoors, glad this was not the case.

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  6. I'm happy for the Shellster that the nest was empty. swollen stingy puppy noses would not be fun. Love the wonderful vignette!

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  7. You have a real talent at putting things together Olive - cannot wait for the love story!

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  8. I do bring nature inside - lots of bird nests and eggs and all things natural. I've never seen a terracotta funeral basket! Wow. I love discovering something new to me. Thanks!

    xo
    Claudia

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  9. Gorgeous. We recently found part of an antler laying on the trail - I just kind of throw it here and there in different locations - love it. Of course we have all sorts of nature in the house at all times...Found part of a robin's egg today. :)

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  10. I like how you've used your natural elements. Makes for a great display!
    Mary Alice

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  11. Olive, You are teaching your dog to help with home style:):) Thank you for the kind words. I needed that . Smiles, Susie

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  12. Hi Olive! Oh, that little Shelley! :) So glad the nest was vacant. Your natural elements looks great and that pitcher is so sweet! :)
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  13. What a lovely vignette, Olive...and that terra cotta funeral basket is like nothing I've seen! Wonderful!

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  14. Oh Olive, what a lovely vignette! I love natural elements too. I just found two wasp nest on the deck and I have them displayed on my potting bench. Enjoy your evening, Gail

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  15. Ooh, new Berkies at a yard sale would be a wonderful find indeed! Enjoy:@)

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  16. Hi Olive, I love the way you added the natural elements to your vignette. I sometimes bring nests I find in pretty condition into the house. Love those great sandals too. Olive, I almost stopped breathing when I saw the little jug sitting on the book. I have one just like it. It was my dear momma's pattern. She had a collection of this in her bookcase. Mine has a crack and a chip. I love the colors and pattern and it holds such sweet memories for me. Just had to say.
    Enjoy your week.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  17. Love your wasp nest and pitcher vignette,and I especially ♥ the shot of your shoes in the foreground! I am enamored with natural elements in my displays. I almost bought a huge hornet's nest at the farm sale last week. I decided I really didn't have room for it- it was HUGE! The minute I put it down, some lady behind me grabbed it and thanked me for not taking it! LOL It's always the fear of not getting something that makes us want to buy it, right? I like to have friends at my yard sales who go around and act as if they want an item,- makes the customer want it even more!!

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  18. What a lovely vignette! I to have a wasp nest in with my kitchen decor and I just love it.

    I hope you have a wonderful week!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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  19. Olive those are the prettiest Birkenstocks I have ever seen! Gorgeous photos!

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  20. I sure like your vignettes and photography lately. Am I just paying better attention? Love your sweet new jug! That would have been hard to wait for.

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    1. Thanks Jacqueline, it may well be a combination of the new camera and me being inspired by the new camera.

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  21. Silly Shelley!
    Chickie and I found a wasp nest once. We took it to her Kindergarten class for show and tell. It was autumn, and after the nest warmed up a bit in the classroom, the wasps started getting active....who knew???

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  22. I love your little vignettes...just wonderful! The little pitcher is divine!!Don and I have been scouring the yard sales...I need to get things put together now! Have a great day!!

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  23. Hi Olive...

    What a gorgeous vignette, my friend! I love all the natural elements that you've used in it! Love, love, LOVE your new pitcher...sooo pretty! Ohhh...and that cabinet...simply fabulous!!! Thank you for sharing this beautiful vignette with us.

    Was so happy that you dropped by for a visit today. I always enjoy your visits and sweet notes...thank you, sweet lady!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari

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  24. I have seen wicker, but never a terracotta funeral basket. It is perfect for the natural elements.
    Rhonda

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  25. Well, Miss Olive, you know how to create magic! Truly, an awesome vignette! Can't wait to read about #11!

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  26. Beautiful vignette!! Love that pitcher and love those Birkenstocks!

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  27. Olive,
    HI!
    I like this vignette. It's rustic and warm.
    Pretty pitcher.
    Pat

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  28. Beautiful Olive! What a lovely vignette.

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  29. Love your natural elements except for the wasp nest. I am allergic to wasps and bees and the nests scare me ~ even when they are empty. Love everything else though!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  30. I am in love with this vignette Olive! I really love how the terra cotta looks with the floral pitcher. (I have that same pitcher : )
    Don't you love how the natural really amps up a vignette? This is beautiful!
    sending hugs your way dear friend...

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  31. Your natural elements make a wonderful vignette. I like to use natural elements too, especially sea shells.

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  32. A beautiful vignette! I love all the different elements you combined. Glad you had a good weekend in the garden, thanks for stopping by, Laura

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  33. Ah yes, natural elements!!! We both love them incorporated into the inside rooms, so we of course love yours!!! Although I didn't see any small dead mouses....hmmmm maybe you are like "her" and don't fully appreciate my attempts at adding "natural" to the decor?? Purrhaps?! Although I am thinking maybe Clovis might enjoy helping you with this purrticular aspect....just saying.

    Purrs,

    Romeo

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  34. That's a beautiful vignette! These elements together are just lovely.

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  35. Olive~ I love your vignette~ there's something appealing about the texture of a wasp nest, when it's empty :) I covet that gorgeous pitcher!

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  36. Natural elements in a home are always the most interesting..to me. Love your vignette and your choice of pieces. New Birkenstock sandals are a great find!..so cute, too.

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  37. I love bringing natural elements inside to decorate with too. It really adds something more personal and collected to your home. That little wasp nest is really neat! Glad it's empty!

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  38. Lovely vignette, and what a great idea on using the wasp nest in your arrangement. I just knocked one down this week and should have kept it. Great idea, but think I was too afraid at the time that a wasp would come after me so didn't even think about keeping the nest. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Your new pitcher is beautiful and the vignette with the natural elements is just gorgeous!

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  40. Well, that pitcher was well worth the wait, and the entire vignette is wonderful!

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  41. Olive, I agree. It's good to bring bits of nature into one's home. Your vignette is lovely.

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  42. Love everything you put together in this vignette, Olive! Such a great mix of things and I especially love your Scrabble tile "welcome".

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  43. I love it...I don;t think I have any natural elements in my decor. I have shed antlers out in the shed..well, Mr. Sweet has antlers out in the shed. I've been around them so long, I just never thought to decorate with them.
    I like your mix of things...and love those sandals.

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  44. Love the darling pitcher. I like your vignette with all the natural elements. The table is striking that the vignette is sitting on.

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  45. Such a pretty vignette! Now I've heard of husbands picking things out of the trash and hauling them home to their wives ... but you've got the puppy in on the decorating act too?!

    :)

    Linda

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