Sunday, June 17, 2012

It's Summer Time

I decided to do a summer vignette on my favorite surface to play with, my buffet.  This thing has turned into my own little decorating lab. A small house makes you get creative with what you have. It's a fun challenge to try and keep things interesting but not cluttered and busy in 1200 square feet.  I kind of wanted it a little beachy but not in a typical way. I drove everybody nuts moving and changing things about a million times.



 I moved my lamps from the side tables and added them to the buffet. The hydrangeas are courtesy of my garden's Nikko Blue and Blue Wave shrubs. I added sea glass to a vintage mason jar that I found at a thrift store, love the zinc lid. I added sea shells to a milk glass bowl and placed them on my bumble bee tray along with a piece of coral. I bought the lantern at the Christmas Tree Shoppe. It's deep and wide and as soon as I saw it I knew it would be perfect for making vignettes or an assemblage. I added coral, shells, a sea fan and a candle inside.













Hydrangeas and seashells remind me of my childhood growing up at the Jersey Shore. Thanks for looking! I'll be joining these ladies this week;

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41 comments:

  1. What a pretty vignette! :D VERY nice!!! I really like the gothic mirror paired with the hydrangeas.

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  2. I love it all! Beautiful!!

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  3. Gorgeous vignette Karen!! I love how you layered!

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  4. Your beachy vingette is very lovely. I love the way you mixed in the hydrangeas and the sea glass.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  5. Hi Karen. I love your vignette. You make it sound so easy poking something here and something there. Everything is so pretty and your hydrangeas just set it off.
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  6. It all looks so very pretty. I love hydrangeas myself.

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  7. This is STUNNING! I am so happy to have found your blog -- I TOO live in a 1200 Sq Ft house and it is a challenge to make it homey and unique. Your style is wonderful and I love the way you changed this buffet out for the summer. The soft colors of the sea glass and hydrangeas really pull it all together!

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  8. Oh la la! Karen this is gorgeous. Everything looks so perfect together, each piece compliments the other. I love your mirror! Can I have it?! Kidding! Well, kinda!

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  9. LOVE, love that mirror. This is such a pretty combo - so Summery. Great ideas all. TFS

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  10. That is just awesome-it looks GORGEOUS..and you do a wonderful job of pulling all those elements together- LOVE it- xo Diana

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  11. I love your hydrangeas! Your displays are so pretty and the photography is incredible!

    Have a wonderful day!
    blessings,
    karianne

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  12. This looks so refreshing, clean and pretty. perfect!

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  13. This is a gorgeous vignette, Karen. I love the delicate shades in the seaglass, and the hydrangeas are perfect. Everything fits together so well, and is a real treat to look at.

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  14. That's a great looking buffet to play around with, Karen! Your Summer vignette looks wonderful on it. Love the lamps and that arched window/mirror. Great lantern ~ it just calls out for more than a candle. Love how it says Summer yet is simple and light looking.

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  15. This is such a beautiful vignette! Love the soft color palette but you've achieved so much depth!! Gotta love hydrangeas in the summer, they are so pretty. I love my old mason jars with their zinc lids, you can do so much with them!! Ah, the good old Jersey Shore!! I grew up just on the other side of the line in PA and we had plenty of trips to the beach near you:)

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  16. You did a wonderful job! Everything is so gorgeous.
    Kathleen

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  17. This is so pretty. I had a lantern filled just like you do. I just love that chest.

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  18. Love the arched window and well gee all of it...

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  19. You created such a pleasing to the eye display. So Lovely!
    Mary Alice

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  20. very beautiful and so summery!

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  21. This is lovely. The window is gorgeous. Very nice job!

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  22. Your beautiful washed out summer blues make your vignette so very coastal and dreamy!

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  23. Perfect! Your styling is gorgeous! Visiting from Savvy Southern Style. Would love it if you would share this post at my Make it Pretty Monday @TheDedicatedHouse. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/06/make-it-pretty-monday-week-2.html Wishing you a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  24. Your vignette is absolutely gorgeous! It's raining here in New Zealand, our winter but seeing this lovely display makes me remember that it won't be too many more months before Summer and I can walk my little dog down the beach.

    Visiting from Savvy Southern Style's link party and your newest follower.

    Lee ☺

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  25. So beautiful! I love the sea glass. It's all so pretty.

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  26. So very beautiful! Reminds me of my summers at the Jersey shore too!

    Simple stunning!

    :)

    Linda

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  27. What a beautiful vignette! I love the jar of sea glass!

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  28. This is stunning. I am totally in love with the sea glass in the blue jar. Definitely pinning that one! I found a fun linky party to join too...thanks for sharing that...appreciate it!

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  29. Karen I adore your vignette and the color on your buffet is beautiful!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena
    2012 Artists Series

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  30. Gorgeous! I love everything about this - especially the hydrangeas and the sea glass in the jar!
    Cindy

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  31. Hi Karen! This is Melissa @ daisymaebelle.com. LOVE this vignette! Your moving and moving really paid off! I love the beachy feel! Nice job! I am your newest linky follower. Enjoy your weekend!

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  32. so very pretty...love the sea glass in the jar...xo :)

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  33. It all goes together so perfectly. Great job...Connie

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  34. What a beautiful vignette! So clean a uncluttered but still filled with so many pretty and interesting things. The cool colors work so well. Thanks for sharing with us. Great post!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  35. I know you've had a bunch of comments on this and I'm way behind, but you buffet looks great and has my favorite components--seashells, mirrors, white pottery, flowers....love it!

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  36. Karen, one of the prettiest beach/seashell vignettes I have ever seen! All of your tweaking was certainly worth it. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I saw your post over at "Savvy Southern Style".

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  37. Visiting from Ivy and Elephants party. Wow, so fresh and gorgeous! Everything goes together perfectly! Love all the elements you used, very beachy!
    Rebecca

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  38. I love the beach glass in the mason jar. Beach glass + mason jar = great addition to the vignette.

    ~Bliss~

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