June 6, 2012

Mixing old and new

Creating a vignette atop my chippy cupboard with my newest finds
The candle holder and vintage mother/child print were happy additions to my decor.
I'll show you the detail later....
I decided to add this antique doorknob atop an old glass cloche. I found the idea from
a decorating magazine.  I'm trying to find just the right tresor to put underneath.
I love the contrasts of white, dark beige, glass, rust, tin.  To me, there's something so
comforting in the old mixed with the new. The worn with the elegant...
Here's  close-up detail of this gorgeous candle holder. Very stately and tall...and heavy too. Not sure if it's metal or actually iron.  I just love the base.

The top of the holder is almost as lovely as the bottom

Oh, happy day. This perfectly drippy candle came with it....sigh!

It's impossible to appreciate the beauty of this print in a picture. Just doesn't do it justice.
I couldn't part with it to the shop. This is a keeper...at least for awhile anyway. :)

I guess when I take my next pics, I should hide the hanging wire behind the vintage frames (oops) .... Just pretend for now that it's not there, ok?  *wink
Hope you all have a magical day.  I'm linking up with the following parties this week:

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Susan EvelynAndRose said...

What a lovely vignette you've got here, Karen. You really scored on that detailed candleholder (and fabulous candle too!). How clever to attach the doorknob to the cloche. I love the vintage appeal of your pieces, and Michelle's inspiration holder fits right in.
Check your email...I just sent one regarding shopping dates. :)

Unknown said...

gorgeous vignette! I love everything about it! oh my..(and do i spy my IH??) made me smile! ;) Hope we can get together soon for our much-anticipated junkin trip!

chateau chic said...

Love your vignette with all the different textures you used! Great idea of the old door knob on top of a cloche. I'm happy to be a new follower, Mary Alice

Pura Vida said...

I agree with your mix love the cloche

Ivy and Elephants said...

Everything is just gorgeous and works so well together! I'm loving the cloche, the shape and height is perfect as is the candle holder. What amazing finds. I'd love to have you share them at our linky party, too.
You're always welcome!

farmhouse-story said...

oh, my, this makes my heart happy! so charming, karen! the old doorknob on the cloche--awesome! love the oval frame...wire and all:)

Amy Kinser said...

Your entire vignette is beautiful...wire and all.

Blessings to you, Amy