Friday, September 10, 2010

Just Playin'

Yep, Dear Ones, I'm just playin'. I visit so many of your blogs that are so romantic looking. Your decorating is filled with whiteness, vintageness and clouds. So, I wanted to pretend that my home was filled with whiteness, vintageness and clouds too!

I found this olden tray last weekend at a garage sale and it started the tiny wheels in my head spinning! That could be a dangerous thing! :) But in this case it started my fun.

Just look at the pretty detail on the handle. I'm lovin' it!

So out came some laceyness and I poked all sorts of silvery objects onto it. Good thing our Shelia, Mrs. Magpie, is on a blog vacation or she'd be stealing my shinyness! :) Gotta love that Mrs. Magpie!!

Sugar scuttle filled with silvery salt and peppers! Is that a hoot or what? :) I love this! Can you love sugar scuttles filled with silvery salt and peppers instead of sugar? Well, you bet your high blood pressure you can! :)

Silvery cups: one up - one down! :) I'm loving this stuff! :)

Oh my, more salt and peppers! Little Fostoria crystal individual salt and peppers. Just perfect to poke down on a breakfast tray. How did that little rabbit spreader get there? Well, he's all ready to do his tiny job of spreading something sweet upon your toast.

A lovely olden sugar bowl (unshined of course) missing it's lid and is filled with tiny little butter knives and olive forks.

Now this looks like a wine bucket but it's very tiny. Perhaps it's supposed to hold my olden tiny bottle of Dr. Pepper - 10, 2 and 4 of course. You won't get this if you're not olden like me! :) I did stuff it with some olden Battenburg lace napkins!

Oh, and just because it's pretty, I've poked down a silvery dipper (you know that's just southern talk) tarnished of course! :)

Lot's of pretty laceyness and some candles. I didn't light the candles because I love my home and didn't want to start a fire and burn it down! :)

How did I do? I have tried something different and stepped out of my world of much colorness into the world of romanticism. Did I accomplish whiteness, vintageness and clouds?

I'm linking up with Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Artie at Color Outside the Lines for Vignette Friday.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Both Sides Now

Bows and flows of angel hair
and ice cream castles in the air

And feather canyons everywhere,
Ive looked at cloud that way.

But now they only block the sun,
they rain and snow on everyone.

So many things I would have done
but clouds got in my way.

I've looked at clouds from both sides now,
From up and down, and still somehow
It's cloud illusions I recall.
I really don't know clouds at all.

Moons and Junes and ferris wheels,
the dizzy dancing way you feel

As every fairy tale comes real;
I've looked at love that way.

But now it's just another show.
you leave 'em laughing when you go

And if you care, don't let them know,
don't give yourself away.

I've looked at love from both sides now,
From give and take, and still somehow
It's love's illusions I recall.
I really don't know love at all.

Tears and fears and feeling proud to say
"I love you" right out loud,

Dreams and schemes and circus crowds,
I've looked at life that way.

But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say

I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained
in living every day.

I've looked at life from both sides now,
From win and lose, and still somehow
It's life's illusions I recall.
I really don't know life at all.
~sung by Joni Mitchell


  1. It's beautiful!!! You certainly did step into beautiful whiteness, lace and clouds and shiny-ness!!

    Stop by in a while...I'm getting a POST together!!!


  2. I never had heard of a 'scuttle' before today! How lovely, each and every little treasure!

    Wishing you a lovely day, Shelia!

  3. Hi Shelia, it is beautiful but always remember...the color in your home is one of God's gifts to you. YOU have a very special touch with color! I truly mean that.

    Hugs, Barb ♥

  4. So much prettiness! It's fun to see what you can come up with when you play around a little, isn't it? :-)

  5. Oh Sheila I am so sorry my friend I have not been around! Your new kitchen is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! I AM SO DARNED JEALOUS!! I know...God does not want us to be jealous of others but I can't help myself! I absolutely love it! We are doing my kitchen over little by little. Oh takes time. You are a very lucky girl. Keep Dawn from C & G Design in your prayers....she's in the hospital and just had 3 1/2 feet of her colon removed. Poor girl is in a lot of pain. Hugs to little baby Carter grandma!

  6. Shelia, Your whitness, laciness, and romantic side have finally made an appearance and they look gorgeous! Love the scuttle with its tucked in shaker! Mine is missing its scoop, too. And your little bucket for Dr. Pepper- love it! I am a Pepper, too. Mr. S said he never knew anyone who liked this drink. He was from the midwest and I grew up in NM,close to TX, so we all drank the stuff. It's still my favorite drink, besides good ol' Coke.
    hugs, Sue

  7. Shelia, you did really good. I love it. I think these are the hardest kinds of vignettes to do and yours is just perfect. So romantic, white and full of wonderful dreamy things. Love it. Hugs, Marty

  8. Yes indeedy do, you step right into elegant simple romantic mode and you did it with your usual Panache' I might add.. you just have magic in those fingertips, Miss~! you never fail to make something even more beautiful than it ever thought it could be.. I love it and will be buying all the silver i find:)
    see what ya started lol


  9. Hi Shelia! I love your whiteness, vintageness and clouds! lol I have one little hall table that I have decorated with shabbiness since I can't do my whole house like the other bloggers...'cause I LOVE my color too much! I have been on the hunt for a sugar yours! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  10. You had way too much fun! Yes, I know what you mean...10,2,&4. Wouldn't mind having one right now.
    Have a fun-filled day,

  11. What a great way to start my day!!! Yes 10, 2 and 4...drinking the diet kind these days!!!
    Beautiful shiny things with all the lace surrounding them!!!

  12. I adore that song. You have so many kitchen pretties, Shelia.

  13. It looks all soft and billowy and beautiful to me...all white is nice but I still love color! ;D

  14. Hi Shelia, your romanticness is just beautiful! That is a great silver tray you got and you set the stage just perfectly with all the lovely lace and silver and candles! Linda

  15. Sheila, I love all your tarnished silver goodness with the white. All of it looks great.

  16. Your silver treasures are charming.I love your composition. It's beautiful..

  17. You did you did Sheila dearness!
    Everything looks so frenchy, and romantic and pretty!
    I love it and I think you have a great eye for decorating!
    Hugs to you,

  18. Shelia, your vintage vignettes are absolutely perfect!
    Love it all! :-)

  19. Oh your beautiful white cloud has a lovely silver lining!

  20. You have so many pretty silvers, Shelia. I love them all!...Christien

  21. I feel like I'm floating on a cloud looking at your whiteness and vintageness!! You have created an awesome vignette my dear! I still have a hard time leaving my silver unpolished... I always want to get the Wrights Silver Polish out but the patina is the "thing" now. Anywho you did a great job Shelia... great song too.

    Big hugs,SHerry

  22. Sheila, You did a wonderful job placing all the silver pieces together. The crispness of the white lace and white napkin look incredible next to the silver (both tarnished and polished)!
    ~ Susie

  23. Hey Shelia! I am sitting here drooling over your so so pretty silver pieces. I'm loving this stuff too! You have quite a collection on that tray. The man who is helping me with my daughter's wedding reception wants me to leave my silver unpolished, but I'm just afraid some will say, "couldn't she polish her silver for her own daughter's wedding? LOL! Always worried about what people will think! :)

    Are you getting rain?
    Love, Donna

  24. You betcha' you did girl. You created a whiteness of romanticism and vintageness floatin' in the clouds of my mind. Now girl, I'm quite smitten with that little bunny spreader. (Did ya know I collect bunnies??) I covet it and I'm not ashamed to admit it! Heeehehehe!!!!

    God bless ya and have a super fun day a'floatin' in the romantic clouds!

  25. Dear Shelia, you have some lovelies to play with :o) My favourite has to be all that beautiful white feminine. Liking your kitchen make-over too :o)


  26. Hi Shelia
    you did have fun taking out your pretty silver and displaying with the white lace...isn't lace lovely?...I sure love it.

    Lovely pictures...thank you for sharing your fun!
    p.s.....visit the first part of my Giveaway....

  27. Hi Shelia~

    Now you know I'm a full for all things silver. :) When I get my house back together I plan to put my silver service on our new dining set.

    Thanks so much for your visit and means the world to us.

    Hugs~ J

  28. Shelia, you outdid yourself! And I got the Dr. Pepper thing. Guess I'm olden, too.

  29. Good Morning Shelia!

    Your talent is immense Shelia...
    lucky you!

    Have a blessed day, my dear friend!

  30. Hi Sheila, You did a great job creating a little puffy white cloud in your pretty home! I love the little bunny spreader! And I need your new kitchen after all my misadventures with my appliances. Have a great day! Linda

  31. You definitely did and it looks beautiful!!♥

  32. Did you accomplish it?! with flying "colors"! It is something you'd see in Victoria magazine! LOVE it...and I really love the bunny spreader...I may have to kidnap him!
    Have a beautiful weekend~
    ;-D Kathleen

  33. Oh Shelia, this tray full of beautiful treasures is wonderful! I'm always admiring this kind of look on blogs, but I can't pull it off (I'm afraid I'm just stuck on cutesy!) This is such a pretty, romantic vignette. laurie

  34. I missed this one. It is so beautiful and romantic!! I love the vintage look and sepia tones! Great job!

    I think you missed mine too this week, I especially wanted you to see it, you'll see why!


  35. Beautiful and Romantic Vignette!

  36. I love all of the vintage silver. Your vignettes are very romantic. I think you have accomplished your goal.

  37. Oh Shelia, Thanks so much for linking up to Vignette Fridays this week! I love your vignette. So beautiful and original - and most importantly: INSPIRATIONAL! This is beautiful. So artful and whimsical. Gorgeous! All the best, Artie

  38. Wow. Lovely items.

    Just visiting a Sorority sister ;-)

  39. Hi Sheila, this is Gorgeous!! Yes, with a capital G !! WOW !! I fell in love with your silver vintage salt and pepper shakers.. they are on my to find list.. and the rabbit spreader. Well, darling I've never seen one.. I am in LOVE... heading over to ebay to do some research on that beauty.. girl you've filled me with so much inspiration... hugs ~lynne~

  40. Wow! Just wow! But, being a woman of more words I must add that I'm jealous of all your silveryness!! And I love it when you start playing around with your gorgeous "stuff". Keep on keeping on!


  41. Pretty, pretty, pretty! And yes, dear, I remember 10, 2 and 4!

  42. This is beautiful! I am hosting a 50 dollar CSN Giveaway. Do drop by My Dream Canvas for a visit.

  43. Sheila, you did accomplish what you set out to acomplish! I love all your silvery tarnished pretties! Love the scuttle and the little forks! The little bunny spreader is darling! Very romantic your clouds of softness and silver!


  44. Hi Shelia, Thank You for posting all that vintage silver. That is a great collection. Thank's for stopping by for a visit....Julian

  45. LOL! Shelia, you are so much fun! You did a beautiful job and I love it!!! Soooo romantic! :)

    Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

  46. I just love your sugar scuttle! And to think that I didn't even know what it was called! :) And that sweet little bunny knife is just precious! Thanks so much for visiting, have a great day!

  47. Hi Shelia, I came over to visit your barnyard and look what I found. whiteness, antiqueness, silverness and cloudness. You did great. It is all so pretty and cleverness. Smile. Love your fun nature Shelia.

    Now on to the barnyard bash.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  48. Wonderful post..It does indeed look victorian and romantic

  49. Hi Sheila,
    Oh you made a perfect dream of white and silver, soft and shiney:-) That is a fabulous tray and the little rabbit spreader.... I am lusting for him:-)

  50. I think you're just teasin'... :)
    but you certainly did fit right in. I keep messing with the idea of painting my coffee table in the living room white ..but so far...nooo. I always lose my nerve.
    Everything looks lovely. My poor silver is getting more and more tarnished by the day..but maybe tomorrow...
    It's about where yours is...just a tad tarnished. :)


  51. It looks like you accomplished it beautifully. That's a great idea. My home is pretty colorful, too, but I love the pale whites I see in blog land.

  52. I love all those pieces together with the rusty/orange candles for a punch of color...very pretty vignette.

  53. A very pretty vignette of silver! I got rid of most of my silver long ago - did not like to polish. :)
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

  54. I thought I was looking at another Silver Sunday post! It's all so gorgeous! I don't have a clue what your talking about with 10,2 &4 and sugar scuttles but it sure does all sound good! LOL! You are always so much fun to visit. Oh and yes, I do think you accomplished your goal with this post. It is very romantic vintage looking to me!

  55. Lovely, lovely. That little bunny server is sooooooo precious. Love those mint julep cups. I've been trying, unsuccessfully so far, to find some for myself. You accomplished your goal and did a great job getting there!!

  56. Hello Sheila Daer~ ~ ~You are so sweet stopping in for visits. I always look for your smiling face. I love all your beautiful silver! Years ago I had so much of it and it has all been lost but a few pieces. Here and there I pick up a new/old one. So much fun isn't it? Take care.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~


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