Thursday, November 18, 2010

WALKING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND

Okay, we're not quite there yet, but soon to be! 


I purchased this piece of salvage from a store called Artifacts, hoping to turn it into a coat rack.  I have been on a quest to find an unusual or different type of hook.


Well, I finally found them ~ all the way in sunny California, of all places!

I purchased them from Courtney's online store "French Nest Market Interiors".

Pretty shabby rose hooks!




When my package arrived from the French Nest Market I was delighted to find a sweet smelling scented French Soap!  Oh La-La, an extra gift from my friend!  However did she know I love to soak in the tub for longggg periods of time?


When I finally finished bathing ... we hung up our new coat rack!

Last week one of my newest purchases arrived (this time from Connecticut) -
A beautiful hand-painted sign by Lisa at Serendipity Chic Decor.

The colours were fabulous ~ the snowflakes were perfect!
I knew where this was going and what it was going to be paired with!

**My "Winter" vignette**













And this can be displayed all winter as it's not too "Christmasy".



If you're reading this and would be interested in my
Christmas Giveaway, just click HERE for details!

I'm joining Courtney at Feathered Nest Friday!

Go take a peek at the other participants for some inspiration & eye-candy.

~Cheers~

25 comments:

  1. Your coat rack is so pretty! Great job! Need to check out your giveaway. Stop by and see my giveaway too!

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  2. What a cute coatrack, Lisa! I love the Winter sign and those skates are simply adorable! Good job!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  3. What a darling vignette this all makes. Your coat rack is adorable! Very clever of you. ~ Sarah

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  4. ooh I love the way it all goes so well together!

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  5. Lisa,

    Love the hooks...and the colors. This is such a great idea! I do a little display after the holidays that indcludes pale blue/aqua, white and silver. It's nice to be able to leave a little something up to pretty up those short, dark day!

    The ice skates are too, too much! Did you make them yourself? And are they real ice skates all dolled up?

    Have a GREAT weekend (and shopping with your mom).

    Chris

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  6. I have been looking forward to this post. :)

    Wow....to the ice skates....Did you have those before the "other" purchase you made? They are a match made in heaven.

    Those hooks are to die for...I am definitely going to have to check those out...Even the salvaged board is perfect!

    Have a great night!

    Lisa

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  7. Lisa, I absolutely love your winter vignette!Those hooks are fabulous, I am going to check out that link!The ice skates are too cute to! Love,love,love!!!!

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  8. Lisa, I love it! And you're right, it's wintery not Christmasy and I like having winter decorations set out throughout winter too! Did you make those skates? They're precious!

    ~Andrea~

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  9. Your winter vignette is so sweet and the ice skates are absolutely adorable!
    Blessings,
    Janet

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  10. Awwww Lisa I LOVE what you did with those hooks!!! I was just thinking about those the other day~ they look absolutely beautiful on your salvage piece and the sign from Serendipity Chic is perfect on it! Your vignette is delightful! You gave me such a smile this morning to see this post my sweet friend! Thanks for sharing this at my party! :)

    I haven't forgotten about putting a link up for your blog- just been doing most of the stuff on my phone and somethings...it does not want to do!! Off to add it to my blog :)

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  11. Nice find with the white salvage piece! You've make a great coat rack and display piece!
    Have a great day!
    ~ Julie

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  12. OMG Lisa! I love your new coat rack. Definitely unique and tres chic...oui oui! I love the colors and the ceramic knobs. Great job girlfriend!
    -marie

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  13. Lisa I just love that! I have go to check out that winter sign!

    Hugs,
    Jacalyn

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  14. So fun and festive. Love the skates!

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  15. What a great job you did with that coat rack! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the hooks. So darlin' Angie

    http://jsimplylive.blogspot.com/

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  16. Lisa,
    What a lovely winter vignette!!
    So cute!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

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  17. Hello Lisa!
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments. I have had so much fun transforming that room!!! I have been collecting things for years in anticipation of my daughter moving out and everything just fit into place perfectly.
    You really like the floor lamp? Would you like to buy it? Let me know?
    You did an excellent job on the shelf! The coat hooks are devine!! I love the roses!! I love the skates, too! I picked up a small pair last year at a thrift store and I was going to do something similar, but they "got lost in the house". I found them this past summer, so I will be painting them soon. I like the way you pianted the little (are they????) snow flakes.
    Take care, sweetie.
    Love and warm hugs, Laura

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  18. Hi Lisa, thank you for stopping by and entering my giveaway!
    Wow! I love that coat rack, you did a wonderful job with it, so beautiful, thank you for sharing!
    hugs
    Barb

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  19. Lisa i love this vignette
    every aspect of it
    and those roses are G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.
    so creative :)

    thanks for stopping by to BEAR's pity party
    as if she has to be pitied
    she is one spoiled baby
    i just like her to know who's boss
    sometimes it's ME :):)

    HUGS
    ~victoria~

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  20. Very pretty hooks. Is Artifacts nearby or an online place?

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  21. Lisa, I love all your new things! You put them together so nice! Those hooks are so pretty -- I've never seen them before and I love what you did with them!

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  22. Wow, you did a fabulous job of pulling this collection together ~ those hooks are just darling! Love all the aspects you married here, beautiful job Lisa!
    ♥Sharon

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  23. Oh Lisa Sweetie...
    What a beautiful coat rack. So original and just perfect for what you wanted. I love the little hooks. The blue is SO speaking to me.

    Your skates are simply delightful. They sure do go with your winter sign. It is just precious and the little snowman, does he say "Happy" or what? I love it sweetie. I am afraid you guests will be spending a little extra time in your bathroom just gazing at all the pretties. Don't be surprised if some flashes start going off in there. I would be tempted to take a picture or two myself. So pretty.

    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving sweet friend. Thank you for giving me the gift of friendship, love and happiness this year blogging with you. You are a treasure to behold. Thank you sweet friend. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

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  24. Hi Lisa, I want to wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family! Thanks for being such a great blog friend! You are always so encouraging.
    ~ Julie

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  25. Hi Lisa,
    I think you have a wonderful vignette there. I have a pair of white skates for decor, too. I am going to add some white feathers to them this year. Thanks for the inspiration.

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