Monday

~Bell, Book & Candle~

The title has nothing to do with the 1958 James Stewart-Kim Novak movie

A cloche (bell jar), an old dictionary (book), and a candle are items I used in a winter vignette on the foyer secretary. 

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  Barb of Grits and Glamour has graciously invited everyone to join her in a new event, Tabletop Tuesday.  

I used a large mercury glass acorn and snowy pine branches, under the cloche.  The open book is a very old dictionary.  Another element of the arrangement is a birch votive/tea light holder, sitting on a mercury glass holder.  The cloche sits on a hammered metal charger.

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 A pineapple, symbol of hospitality, hangs from one of the doors.

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 Marty, at A Stroll Thru Life, is having a Cloche Party, February 12.  The theme is Valentine’s Day or Winter, if you don’t decorate for Valentine’s Day.  A combination of both would be fun, too.

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55 comments:

Manuela@TPOH said...

That's a beautiful vignette!

Manuela

Kathysue said...

Hi Pat, thank you so much for visiting my new blog it is so kind of you to leave a comment I really appreciate it. Your vignettes are always so pretty, you have quite the eye for detail. Kathysue

xinex said...

Beautiful vignettes, Pat! Makes my day a little brighter in spite of this dreary cold day...Christine

Sewconsult said...

Wonderful. I especially like the addition of the magnifying glass. All so pretty.

~Country Lady~ said...

Absolutely lovely! I love the book with the magnifying glass. Your photography skills never cease to amaze. I am always in amazement at the quality of your photographs and the artist eye you have. Pure art is what you create. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

susan said...

Pat-I sat down and I am having lunch with you :)Your secretary looks just perfect for this time of year. I love all the mercury glass,especially the pine cone. Love the angles of the photography!

The Muse said...

I say......
mesmerizing!
:) :) :) :)

Southerncook said...

Beautiful vignette and your photos are as always amazing.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Linz said...

I adore that bell jar!

Dana and Daisy said...

i love those chairs in your foyer! Do you actually use them for sitting, even if only to wait for J to hurry up? ha ha!

Your tabletop display is gorgeous as always! I am glad to have the extra air of a less decorated home after Christmas, are you?

Love, Dana
p.s. I wish we would have opted for a lake condo, maybe we should trade?

Lou Cinda said...

Beautiful! Love the bell jar and the little pineapple! Sooo pretty!

Lou Cinda

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful vignette! I love the birch candle on the mercury glass holder....

♥ Kathy said...

Thank you for always bringing beauty into my day Pat ♥

The Tablescaper said...

Such a nice inviting scene as you enter your home.

- The Tablescaper

cityfarmer said...

you've done it again Pat...made my heart pound

Sharon said...

Your photos are just so beautiful.
I love the vignette is so creative.
You have such talent.
Thanks for sharing.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Your vignettes are as beautiful as the photographs you make of them, Pat!
Brenda

SmilingSally said...

You are too good, Pat. Thanks for sharing this lovely vignette.

Sandy said...

Beautiful vignette Pat, I loved the pineapple. Great job as usual.
Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty Vignette! You did good. :-) I forgot all about this event - maybe next week.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I always love your vignettes. And thanks for reminding me about Barb's party. And telling me about Marty's.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh, I love, love, love it. What a beautiful vignette. The shape of our cloche is one of my all time favorites. I just love it. So pretty. Thanks also for the shout out about the upcoming parties. Love it. Hugs, Marty

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Pat, it's all so pretty, and of course, I always love your creativity in taking the photos. I need to use a mag. glass all of the time. If I'm going to have to use one, I want it to be this pretty. laurie

salmagundi said...

Love the birch with the mercury glass - an unexpected touch. Love the old dictionary, too. Sally

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a gorgeous vignette...perfect for winter! Love the mercury glass acorn under the cloche. I've recently gotten my very first cloche, and I'm having so much fun placing different things underneath it. Thanks for sharing!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Beautiful vignette! Beautiful photography! I always enjoy seeing what you come up with!

Katherine

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

I knew you would not disappoint, you never do. I just love the old book. Am I the only one who loves the smell of old books? :) I adore the magnifying glass, too, and its intricate details. But, You know I heart the cloche. Its funny b/c I was looking at the small pineapple hanging on the door and then you showed a pic. I would love to see more of those bird and bug prints. That got my heart pittering real fast. :) Thanks so much for joining in the very first Tabletop Tuesday. I hope you are able to join more often. Hugs, Barb

Michael Lee West said...

It's always fun to visit you, Pat. The cloche may be the most versatile accessory of all time. I love the winter vignette and the cozy feeling it evokes.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Pat, Gorgeous vignette and gorgeous photography! As always, you amaze me! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Very beautful vignette, Pat. I love all your silver accessories. Do you believe that I have yet to buy a cloche? Hopefully I'll find one like yours soon.
Stay warm!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Pat! Lovely as always...you do a beautiful job with vignettes. I just knew you would do something beautiful because you have a knack for putting lovely things together to make them even more beautiful! I wish you'd come to my house and do your magic!
Have a blessed day!
Debbie

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Beautiful Pat! Love the edits on the photos too!

Janean said...

i like the old book with the magnifying glass!

SouthernGal said...

I love your setting. Your magnifying glass is wonderful!

Christi @ A Southern Life
http://asouthernlife.com

Amy Kinser said...

So very pretty. I love the magnifying glass especially.


Blessings to you.

Just a dreamer said...

Beautifully done. Like a professional decorator. It's always so nice to visit your blog and see your lovely work. Jackie

Janice said...

Dear Pat - As always, your photographs and creativity take my breath away.

If you happen to read this, do you remember where you found the pineapple hanging from the handle of the desk?

janice

Adrienne said...

Oh, now I MUST have a cloche! And an entryway! Your collection of things is so inviting - and I LOVE your magnifying piece. So unique! Thanks for sharing your home once again. I fell as though I have just stepped inside, been hugged much and welcomed into your world. ~Adrienne~

Dixie said...

absolutely beautiful!

Melissa Miller said...

It's all so amazing and breathtaking Pat! I truly adore your home. Love it all! :)

Chari said...

Hello Pat...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! What a lovely way to welcome guests into your beautiful home! I just adore your secretary...I've been looking for one and just haven't found the right one as of yet! I'd love to have yours! Hehe! Well my friend, you have certainly decorated this pretty secretary beautifully!!! I love you large cloche with the touch of winter underneath! Oooh, I was really "eyeing" that pretty mercury glass acorn! I have had silver on the brain lately and found a bunch of pretty mercury glass in the "after Christmas" sales! I never came across an acorn though...so pretty! It's gorgeous paired with the snowy pine boughs!!! Love the old book and beautiful silver magnifying glass as well! This is just a beautiful vignette and so perfect for our winter season!!! Thank you for sharing your fabulous home...your creativity and talents with us, Pat! It's always such a treat coming to your place!!!

Warmest winter wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Pat,
what a beautiful display, I love the pineapple! I never, ever, tire of seeing your home! Cindy

vignette design said...

Now this is the kind of tabletop composition I love. I love how you mixed rustic with refined with the mercury glass and the birch candle. Thank you for following me! --Delores

GWENDOLYN said...

It is all so lovely! One of these days I should get me a cloche. Also love your winter birds.
Blessings!
Gwen

Dorie said...

Love your blog, and this post was beautiful. A cloche part? Love it:)

Deserae said...

Gorgeous! You always create the most beautiful vignettes!!!
~Des

Deserae said...

Gorgeous! You always create the most beautiful vignettes!!!
~Des

Miss Janice said...

This is a beautiful vignette Pat...of course, the phototgraphy is amazing, as usual! Love the piece of furniture and that chair:)

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Pat, I love that vignette on the secretary - just beautiful. And the photography - wow! I wish I could take lessons from you! Linda

Denise Marie said...

OMG, I have acorn lust. love it.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Pat, these are stunning as always.. I love the opened dictionary.. hugs ~lynne~

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Just gorgeous, Pat!

Barb ♥

Anita said...

Great elements...beautiful and clever vignette.

Bill said...

Hi Pat,
Just stopping by to see your latest. It's such a pleasure to experience the beauty of your home and the artistry of your photographs! Stunning, as always!

Bill

Magic Brush said...

First time to your blog! Gorgeous things here!!!!