Thursday, January 12, 2012

Peaceful Stone

If you've been following me, you know by now how much I love stone and statuary.  It's inside and out around my house.  I've always found it to be very calming, and peaceful.  This morning, I took a few photos to share.







You saw where I put two of my four seasons cherubs in my "Christmas Vignette" post.  The other two are on either side of my large black cabinet.




Right after the Christmas decor was taken down, I changed the vignette on top of the chippy cabinet in my studio.  Right now, I have a vintage window, cement fruit basket, and, an imperfect (don't mind that) fountain.  My candle is sitting on a silverplate tray and is surrounded by walnuts.





Just outside my backdoor.  I need to straighten things out.  No wide shot, it's scary.



My two broken cherubs are leaning against the house right now.



Remember how I found them on the ground in my "Estate Shopping" post?  I couldn't leave them, plus they were stupidly cheap.


I'm thinking of creating some sort of stand for them.   How?  I'm not sure yet.



Yes, I'm a stone addict.

There's a lot going on this weekend at villabarnes.  So, I'm going to chill a bit today, see what some of you are up to, and get some organizing/cleaning done.  See ya tomorrow.


Sharing With:
Remodelaholic: Remodelaholics Anonymous
My Romantic Home: Show and Tell Friday
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2805: Potpourri Friday



34 comments:

Ann said...

Your stone pieces never cease to amaze me! I so love seeing what you've done with them and where you feature them. Happy Chill Day.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Rosemary,
Oh, their little expressions are so sweet!
Enjoy your chill time...
All the Best,
Christine

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Rosemary, The cherubs are adorable. I love all your statuary and fabulous urns. xo, Sherry

Richard Cottrell said...

Can't go wrong with concrete or a fat cherub. Richard from My Old Historic house.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hi, ,my name is Debra and I am addicted to statues:)lol I also have them inside and out. I just love them. YOu have some really great statues. I have a special spot for cherubs:)
~Debra xxx
capersofthevintagevixens.blogspot.com

cityfarmer said...

I happen to like the stuff ourside your back door ... I've done some of my best shopping there ...


yes vintage concrete makes my heart pound

Honey at 2805 said...

I love all of your statuary and urns. The cherubs are all adorable, especially after they have received your magical touch!

Thank you for linking this lovely and creative post to Potpourri Friday!

Sue said...

I LOVE the broken cherubs! There is something about imperfections that really calls my name when it comes to my "stuff"! Great photos.

Take care,
Sue

lvroftiques said...

Love love love all your stone-y finds Rosemary! That was some dream sale.....F...A....A! Vanna

Lesley said...

Good thing you are a stone addict and not a stoned addict.;) lol

Olive Cooper said...

Love the cherubs. I am going to an estate sale that has some this Saturday.

Karena said...

Rosemary I love love them, very peaceful and they take you away to another place and time!

Xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Heaven's Walk said...

You sure have some special way of nabbing those cherished cherubs, Rosemary. :) They are so sweet! :) Have a great weekend!

xoxo laurie

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

These are lovely, Rosemary! I have these in my home too! I think they add such a wonderful touch to home decor! Yours are amazing! Have a wonderful weekend!

Cindy said...

Your stone statuary are lovely, I always enjoy seeing how you use them.
Hugs, Cindy

Ispirato Design said...

Just beautiful! I've always wanted those four seasons cherubs. I've actually designed a garden for them.

pink*cherub*moon said...

Hi Rosemary! You know that I share in your addiction! I love stone pieces inside and out! I'm glad that you brought the little broken cherubs home. They needed to be loved =:) Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Leena

Melissah said...

Gorgeous statues - I wish my kids were that angelic!
Just got back from my summer holiday so I'm catching up all the lovely posts I've missed!
Happy New Year to you & all the best for 2012!
x
Melissah

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Rosemary,

I can see why your a stone addict. :-) You found beautiful pieces.

Dee

Rebecca said...

Hi Rosemary
Love the statuary... I have sold a lot of it, but it just is toooo heavy. My back is tired!
I love it but I don't see it like I used to... maybe because it is at your house :)
Blessings
RE

Kelly said...

You're such a "stoner"! Ha! Sorry, I just couldn't resist. I love all that kind of stuff too. I need my husband to take my statue back out to my front porch steps too. I moved him when Christmas decorations went up, but forgot to bring him back out.

Sherry said...

Those are some nice pieces, beautiful work as usual!

outjunking said...

Oh how I love concrete. I am surprise how much gets looked over at estate sales. Especially if it's broke a little. I also buy some new to sell in my booth along with the old. Great post.
Have a great weekend,
Lisa

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Ohhh, you have the best stone works!! Love it! Your designs showcase them so well!

Clydia said...

Love all the stone! Just wanted to say thanks so much for stopping by my blog & following! XO,Clydia {threemangoseeds.blogspot.com}

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Thanks for sharing! Love your collection as well as how you use the rustic windows and doors in your decor.

Nyanser av vitt said...

So lovely stone things. Have a lovely Friday.
Agneta

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Rosemary,
What incredible Stone Treasures.... since finally being back online at my house, I am slowly trying to catch up on all I missed.. Wow, I just went to your Estate post where you showed all the statues, I can hardly believe it, I bet your heart was going Crazy~
I can hardly wait till spring, so I can start seeing all the Garage sale signs popping up, now to only get thru this COLD & Snow!
Have a wonderful weekend
Cheryl

ImSoVintage said...

You're right. They are very calming.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love your sweet cherubs - cracks and all!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

You are the Queen of Stone . . . love the vignette with the window, candle and walnuts.

eclecticrevisited.com said...

you are a good or bad influence as I'm now looking at stone statuary..I have a couple of pieces but now need to add more!! love the look of bringing it indoors..
best,
maureen

Sue said...

You find such cool stuff and seeing all of your statuary makes me want to get "stoned" too! LOL
~ Sue

Vintage Rose said...

Love the cherub, but can you not. When I saw this post today, for some reason I thought of you and the movie The Secret Garden. You find all these interesting, old world beautiful items and turn them into works of art.