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
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
At The Picket Fence: Inspiration Friday
Common Ground: Vintage Inspiration Friday
2805: Potpourri Friday


  1. 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.

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

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

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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. 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,

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

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

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

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


    Art by Karena

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

    xoxo laurie

  14. 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!

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

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

  17. 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

  18. 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!

  19. Hi Rosemary,

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


  20. 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 :)

  21. 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.

  22. Those are some nice pieces, beautiful work as usual!

  23. 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,

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

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

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

  27. So lovely stone things. Have a lovely Friday.

  28. 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

  29. I love your sweet cherubs - cracks and all!

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

  31. 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..

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

  33. 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.


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