Nov 9, 2010

Dusty Whites...

Do you remember the candle holder
I bought and painted last week?

(click photos to enlarge)

Well it became a pair,
it just looked too lonely alone :-)

That gave me a reason
(like I needed one)
to change out my hall tree...


I always keep this silver tray
with Victorian calling cards
in the foyer...

It feel right in an old house
to give a nod to it's old traditions...

I have changed the cards out
to ones with subdued tones for fall
and added soft leather gloves to the tray...


Snips of Dusty Miller in a vase
have real lasting power...

The few roses left in the garden only last a day
when brought indoors,
so I cherish them for special spots...


A hint of roses on a serving platter
makes a pretty backdrop...


Candlelight on dark days
always feels right!

Are you used to daylight saving time yet?
I am still shocked by the darkness everyday...


I am joining White Wednesday
Vignette Friday at Color Outside the Lines
and
 Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

Come enjoy the beauty of white on this dark night!

Thanks for stopping by...

35 comments:

High Heeled Life said...

Lovely entrance way .. I love the nod to the calling card era!! xo HHL

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

beautiful. Love it. You have such a neat blog.
Blessings,
Debbie

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

You have such a flair for changing most any little treasure into a romantic show piece!
This is so lovely with the candles.
Love the calling cards with the leather gloves; like there is that elegant visitor from another era... in one of the rooms.

Oh, we had a meeting at seven and I had to drive completely in the dark; that shocked me too. But we have no choice but to adapt to it.

Have a lovely remainder of the week and greetings from Georgia,

MariettesBacktoBasics

Cabin and Cottage said...

Hey Lady! Love the Dusty Miller! I bet we could grow that. Do you know how it dries? It's a great color. Love that vase too. Very pretty hall tree treatment. I'm thinking of painting mine white, but then I would have to relocate my Armadillo purse! (no kidding) Best to you! xxJQ

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

Gorgeous, as always. :)

I am NOT enjoying the time change and the short days. I need more daylight! Maybe more candles would help. :)

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

Just beautiful Bella!!! Hugs,Rachel

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella,
Just beautiful! I'm not enjoying daylight's savings time, that's for sure! It's dark now when I leave work!!! ugh!....but the beautiful candles and pair of candle holders on your hall tree would certainly be a lovely sight to see at the end of the day!

High Street Cottage said...

They look just beautiful! I love the soft whites you've put together in the vignette. The pretty glow of the photos, well done

julie miller said...

I love all the sweet and romantic elements you've used in this display, especially the lovely calling cards. The candlelight is just the perfect touch on these days leading up to winter! And no, I have not adjusted to daylight savings time yet either! Smiles, Julie

Blooming Rose Musings said...

You have a wonderful way of making everything look so romantic and lovely. I do not enjoy the shortened days but beautiful candlelight glow helps soften the evenings.
Have a wonderful week.

It's me said...

Beautiful candle light on your pictures today !! i love it....happy day darling.......love Ria....

KATHY said...

It's just so beautiful!!

Kathy

Lounging with a Latte said...

Such a lovely ambience to the photos. 2 candle holders are always better than one!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Bella,
What a beautiful vignette!! Charming!!

Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
It is said that an entry way can give a lasting impression and yours is warmly welcoming with the vintage decor.
Judith

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Bella, That is just beautiful! I like the way you put everything together. And also like the entryway to your home. Have a great W.W. Julian

Sherri said...

Bella, really beautiful just like your name!

Rebecca said...

As Tete says-you have a way with pictures! Beautiful!

Madelief said...

Hi Bella,

It looks lovely! The cards are very pretty. I am always on the lookout for cards like this as well!

Happy day!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

What beauty... everything is so pretty!!!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

Hélène GLEHEN said...

Thank you Bella, I enjoyed very much the beauties you show us.


♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥

Ann said...

Love the silver with the calling cards!

NanaDiana said...

Lovely Bella. Coming here always makes me miss the two old historic houses we lived in. Hugs- Diana

Farah Muzaffar said...

Beautiful as always Bella, love your all display items, and I feel WHITES are always beautiful.. and your magical words make them more pretty...
Do you visit my WHITES? hope you would like to peek for a bit.

http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Beautiful! Love that foyer idea with the vintage calling cards! And your candle sticks are gorgeous!
~ Julie

Blondie's Journal said...

Your entry is so pretty...I love the calling cards, what a special idea. The gloves on the silver try look so elegant as well!! Beautiful.

LOVE the candle sticks! You did a great job with them!

I am liking DST other than feeling so tired at 9:00 p.m.!! Then I am up with the birds! lol!

Hope you are having a great week, Bella!

XO,
Jane

House and Garden Boutique said...

The candleholders look fabulous with the platter! I'm still sleepy from the time change.....

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Bella, The entrance hall is so inviting. Love all the white touches, beautiful. Take care.

rosarod said...

Hi Bella, What a beautiful pictures! everything looks so romantic and cozy. I love the way you styled and fits all and result in the photos. The chandeliers have been beautiful! and the tray with the gloves and the cards look beautiful! until then, Rose Marie

shirley said...

Oh Bella, it is so wonderful that we still have in this modern time of ours these beautiful calling cards of yesterday. Your collection, like mine, are a treasure to hold on to forever.

Brenda Kula said...

I love your idea of calling cards! Perfect for your house.
Brenda

Marlis said...

I very much love your entryway vignette. Calling cards are a delightful idea. Your china is beautiful as are your lamps!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

What a lovely vignette you have created, I don't often see old calling cards on my antiquing trips, postcards yes. Yours are lovely, its a sweet touch.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Diann said...

Oh, how pretty. Everything looks just lovely.

Jenny said...

Beautiful!