Monday, March 3, 2014

Late winter vignetting

Everyone including me is starting to suffer from winter-itis this year. Although a winter and snow lover, once we hit March 1 I am ready to call it quits until November again. I am ready to put away the neutrals and whip out the botanicals and hoards of green and white glass throughout our home. The deer need to hibernate in their crates, the furs get fluffed and folded and the pinecones that every year I can't believe how many there are, get put into their respective bins.

I did a massive de-fur,de-dust from our furnace running so much this past week and put away all of the aforementioned items and added a bit of spring into our main floor. I didn't put out all the spring blankets and pillows or even a lot of the decor because we are still seeing a lot of snow here. It just feels stupid when I'm in my dining room looking outside at the Christmas balls that are still out and under a foot of snow because at -25 C it's just too cold to take them down, and then have rabbits and lavender out in the house. Therefore, that will wait for a few more weeks.

I thought you might enjoy my half-spring vignettes for the moment after my cleaning frenzy which I'll be honest just made me feel better and less cabin-feverish.

the whole view. i only flipped out the corner pillow on the sectional to white and put away the furs. we had a new tiger from our favourite artist Edward Spera come to live with us in the center of our mantel back in january.


kalanchoe's are plentiful in so many colours this time of year. i am partial to the white and green ones myself (who saw that coming?) and grabbed quite a few at the grocery store and garden center. plopped in milk glass, they look splendid.


i brought out one of trevor's squirrels for this vignette. it balances out all the white and green on the brass tray.


those of you following my instagram feed already saw these beauties. this is my 1 for me capitol. I AM IN LOVE with this piece of architectural salvage. 1 of our antique demi-johns fit inside perfectly and i love how simple this table looks now.
2 of these aaaaamazing capitols will be available at the show in May (info forthcoming soon with sneak peeks of some of the items  i have been hoarding)


our farmhouse console table vignette got an overhaul as well. the kalanchoe's are sitting in milk glass and a very old cracked mortar with the perfect patina to be a planter (1 of these will be at the show as well) i filled the tool box with some more milk glass items. the brush sitting in front of the toolbox is a calligraphy brush made of horn from china

the buffalo check on these pillows is going to stay here until there is no more snow and then out with the fancy botanicals again.

bronze birds flocked out of storage onto a french bread board and what yells spring is coming more than piles of tulips.


i corralled all of our green books on our front hall console. i am really loving the more simple look.


Hope you enjoyed your semi-spring tour.

I have a really neat studio tour for you tomorrow so don't forget to come back

Have a great day,


  1. Your pretty vignettes and displays are always inspirational!! Just beautiful!!

  2. Love your style! All the Green is Gorgeous!

  3. so beautiful! all the green has me wishing for spring!

  4. Oh so pretty, I love your spring vignettes. Love how you mix all kinds of different elements together. Hugs, Marty

  5. Gorgeous!!! I just love looking at all this is like balm to my spring-loving soul. Each vignette has so many layers of interest!

  6. I love all the green! Beautiful! My fav. is the architectural green piece on the table

  7. it looks like Spring. A good sight to see considering that even down here in Texas we got 3 inches of snow yesterday (March 2nd!) and since it's only a high of 27 degrees today it won't be going away any time soon.

  8. I found you this weekend via The Nester. I have to tell you how much I love your style! It is pure yumminess to these tired winter eyes! You have a beautiful Home.

  9. I've said it before and I'll say it again, you've got real talent for vignettes and I'm trying really hard to not be jealous of that! I have to work and work to figure it all out.

  10. Meg, I sound like a broken record I know but, I LOVE YOUR HOUSE!!!!!!!!!! The green architectural piece is TDF! Question: where do you find your demijohns? I have several faux ones, no real ones. Have a great week, I'll be back tomorrow:) Would love for you to come visit me at my blog one day.

    1. thank you pinky. and thank you for all your lovely comments, they make my day at work. i did stop by your blog today but didn't have a chance to comment as i was between pts. naughty lol. i don't always get to comment as much as i would like between my full time job, etsy job, this blog, show prep and regular life. i'm sorry if the love seems un-reciprocated sometimes. thanks again. oh right, the demijohns i find all over the place, goodwill, flea markets but i love right in the heart of niagara wine country so they are easier to come across i suppose.

  11. Love it! I'm planning on some spring cleaning today too. We have a new batch of snow and ice here in Virginia so I'm sure you're still in deep freeze mode. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Great ideas...I dont know if I could pull off Tiger and Ape pictures in my house but you totally make it work! I would love it if you would come join us for Centerpiece Wednesday on my blog and share your creativity with us. Hope you will come and party with us.
    Karin 

  13. Love your style and that great bottle and wooden holder. Just had to Pin it! Your newest follower.

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

  14. Looks gorgeous, Meg. You are so good at creating interesting vignettes. I really like how you repeat your favourite green with the white, wood tones and painted pieces. Hoping I can make the next sale too. Hopefully a bit more of our snow will melt.


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