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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring Lilacs

I showed you these beautiful silk lilacs in an earlier post about our great finds at the auction and yard sales this past week end.    I couldn't wait to use them in a spring vignette.
  I got 5 big stems for $10....they were actually more like tree limbs!   So,  I wired three of them together and made a 7' tree (on the right side of the sofa)   and the other two stems I just layed on the sofa table  (on the left side of the sofa )
I bought the new cream  mirror hanging over the sofa for $12.50 at the auction last Saturday.....
Here is how the mirror looked before H gave it a coat of cream paint.
I distressed the mirror a little to give it a vintage look.

  The small dining room is reflecting in the mirror....
I love how the mirror reflects different area's of the family room.
The lilac stems are so pretty....... florist quality.....I was so lucky to get them at such a great price.

See the fireplace reflecting in the mirror....and my head to the right of the tea set!   It's so hard to photograph a mirror and keep out of the picture!

Here is the new vignette "now"       .....below you can see how it looked "before".
I took down all the roses that framed the curtains behind the sofa.....I hung the heart wreath that was above the sofa in the small dining room....I put the  white frame in storage.     I also made some changes above the buffet.    I took down the architectural piece and hung it in the dining room.   In its place,  I put a frame containing china cups and saucers  (you can see it in the above picture)
As you can see,   I didn't have anything on the table behind the sofa,      In the photo below,  you will see how I used two children's chairs,  a small table,   and a tea set to make a cute vignette on the sofa table.

Thank you so much for visiting today.....please come back soon!


  1. Happy Easter! You take such great photos especially of the mirrors, of course you have good subjects to being with. No Meet The Neighbors for the next two Fridays while I take some time off. xo

  2. Your home reminds me of some of the historic ones I have toured. So lovely!

  3. All so pretty - I love that no matter where you look there is always something lovely to gaze upon. Every space in your home is so wonderful - I am slowly making changes in my own home so that every room I walk into makes me smile.
    Happy Easter!


    LOVE that mirror on that wall or should i say fake wall!! LOL!

    The reflection in it enlarges the room even though it looks quite large as it is!!

    Beautiful idea!! And those Lilac stems are to die for!! gorgeous!!

    I hope you have a wonderful Holiday!!


  5. Please come back?? Well, you KNOW I will! HOW I love to see what you have done...and where in the world did you find all those adorable ruffles! I love ruffles! Of course I haven't been out looking is so long. After Easter...
    You are so inspiring..and have made me look at my things in a whole new way..but then I've told you that. :)
    Those lilac's are gorgeous! I love silks...and even have them on my patio and front porch! Happy Easter to you, Penny!
    Love, Mona

  6. I aways adore to see your gorgeous home and gorgeous decors. The lilacs are wonderful and i love the mirror

  7. This post pictures are just absolutley beautiful.. something out of a storybook fairy tale of this beautiful vintage home!
    I am so impressed with this! Lovely

  8. Stunning room,love everything and more. How amazing is you mirrored display cabinet? I want, I want :) Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home over at Creative Mondays,,,

  9. Gosh your home looks fabulous. Popping over from creative Mondays

    X x

  10. Your home always looks soo very beautiful dear Penny! I love the mirror in your cabinet too.
    Hope you had a lovely Easter.

  11. Looks absolutely lovely! (Thanks for sharing at Happiness is Homemade, we'd love to have you next week too :) )

  12. Beautiful lilacs! I love to make a great find like that!

  13. What a lovely room and I bet it smelled delicious with those lilacs! Thank you for sharing.

  14. Beautiful blooms, a lovely addition to your room full of pink! Gorgeous photos too!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...

  15. You sure do find some great buys! Love the new mirror. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!
    Blessings, Deborah

  16. My Lilacs are full of buds and I can't wait to bring some indoors and enjoy that sweet scent. Your faux ones bring Spring into your lovely home Penny. I love the mirror painted white and again, great price! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  17. Love Lilacs! I miss their beauty and fragrance! These silk ones look fantastic! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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