Saturday, February 18, 2012

Lavender and Metal

I've been trying to relax today. Something that's hard for me to do. I didn't work on any major projects, but I found myself playing with vignettes. Here's a simple one I put together with two of my favorite things. Lavender and metal.










I've had this timeworn clock face for a while. I love the chippy weathered finish.









My little urn is not an old one, but I love the shape. It's traveled all over the house, holding everything from pens, to candles. This is what it looked like back in the Fall.









Well, I wanted the urn to look a little more like the clock face. So, I took a razor blade to it, and went over the details with a coarse sanding pad. Throw in a little lavender, and they make a nice little vignette on my bedroom dresser.
























Relaxing tonight. Hunting, gathering, and redesigning tomorrow. See ya soon.


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35 comments:

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Lovely.

Renee said...

so funny, Rosemary. You are a lot like me...can't really relax and sometimes, I'll just take a razor blade, scissors, butter knife...whatever and rework something!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I wondered if you ever relax--you are so great at leaving comments on others blogs, blogging yourself and endless projects to share. You must not sleep:)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That's such a pretty urn, Rosemary! It looks like a versatile piece,too.

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

You certainly deserve to relax with all the projects you do! Lavender is one of my all time favorites! It's always a winner and the scent can help you relax.

cityfarmer said...

I hunted and gathered all day ... felt good to be out with some cash and the trusty ole' workgloves ... you know me and gloves!

even painted outside late this afternoon ... thot of u

Heaven's Walk said...

Whew! I'm glad to hear that you DO know how to kick back and relax, Rosemary! lol! That vignette is just perfect! Lavender rocks! hehehe!

xoxo laurie

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

Very pretty Rosemary. I love having lavender in the bedroom--it makes for sweet dreams!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Lavender and metal....verra nice combination, lass!

xo,
RJ

Jody and Stan said...

I love lavender, so relaxing. Great design having it in the urn and enjoying in your bedroom.

Jody

Nyanser av vitt said...

What a lovely combination. Have a nice weekend.
Agneta

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

if no one has told you lately ...i will...YOU ARE AMAZING!!!! simply put but oh so TRUE!!!! (hugs)

Treatntrick treatntrick said...

So creative and looks great! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your lovely comment!

Tania Mara (tema d casa) said...

Lindas fotos, parabéns!!!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Hah~a razor blade? Wow you go at it girl!! Whatever the method, it works!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Rosemary you turn everything into a master piece!! LOVE IT!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

So pretty! I just saw you featured on Cottage Market and was SO happy for you....you'll be doing a technique book before long!
Rest is good...
Lorraine

lynn said...

really charming, rosemary:) congrats on your cottage market feature!

Eclectically Vintage said...

They say lavender does make us relax - and it looks fab too!
Kelly

Richard Cottrell said...

I am relaxed most of the time, so i try and make my self do something once in awhile. So sad, I used to be such a go getter, and now, I only go when I have to get. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Kelly said...

Love that vignette! I like how you distressed the urn. I agree that is a great combination with the lavender.

Mary said...

Your post reminds me so much of France. I love the lavender and the urn is devine.

Susan said...

Rosemary you make some of the most beautiful vignettes!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Such a sweet vingette! Now go RELAX and REST so you'll be ready to show us more!!! Always a treat Rosemary!!! :)

summersoul said...

beautiful! Happy to have found your blog today. New follower!

MC

lvroftiques said...

Yep I like it even better with the more aged appearance. Love that clock face too. Vanna

Donna said...

What a beautiful vignette, Rosemary! I love urns, and I can almost smell that lavender:) I've got an old clock face that I want to redo one of these days, thanks for the inspiration!!

Susan said...

A razor blade! You are so clever Rosemary. I love how the urn matches the clock's patina now!

It's All Connected said...

I'm glad someone else thinks razor blades are all purpose tools. I wonder if you could create crazing lines on thick paint with one? The urn looks even better now! ~ Maureen

Barbara Jean said...

so lovely, of course!!

thanks

blessings
barbara jean

victoriantailor said...

Ok, now I am relaxed too!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love this. The urn, clock and the lavender is just amazing together. I love simple displays like this, so pretty. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Linens and Laurel said...

We have lots of lavender growing in the back yard. I'm inspired to find a place for it indoors now. Beautiful.

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Gorgeous! I think I may have to PIN the lavender and clock...just fabulous!
Blessings & hugs,
Karen

Sandi said...

I LOVE these photos! They are just gorgeous!!
Blessings~