Wednesday, May 16, 2012

" Collected "





Collections speak of who we are

what we love and truly

what draws us in...





The framed human skeletons

from a very old library book

were among the quirky

I added to my collected...






The sea shells and small corals

are placed in glass cylinders

among my loved

books & various baskets...





I never tire of mixing

coral and natural elements

all in the same vignette...





For a simple change

I will bring in one of my old wood

ladders and add tree branches

and gourds that I have painted white...

Great way to mix fall items

into your summer decor...




A touch of sea grass

always suites my taste...





I will be linking this week to

the lovely Kathleen's White Wednesday # 152

the beautiful Joy and Thriftin-on-Thursday # 20

the amazing Debra and  Vintage Inspiration # 88




Thank you to each of you who

left such wonderful comments

on my Look for Less post...




Wishing each of you a

very blessed week!

XOXO

29 comments:

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

As always, just lovely Kate! You never fail to inspire me.
Blessings & hugs,
Karen

Irma@CosasBellas said...

Amongst all my clutter, your pictures calm my mind.

Amongst all the ugliness this world throws at me, your words calm my spirit.

Thank you Kate, for your friendship, and for sharing God's love when I need it the most.

I love you dear friend,
Irma

fiwa said...

So beautiful. You have an effortless way of displaying your collections without it looking cluttered. I aspire to that look!

Amber said...

Looks FAB, girl! I found an old wood, sun bleached ladder this weekend that made me think of you. :) Can't wait to use it!

savvycityfarmer said...

how is my friend, Kate?

I feel very at home with your collected finds!!

CURIOUS BOYS said...

Hi KATE . . . We LOVE QUIRKY!! Those old skeleton prints look cool with your coral and branches . . .that's FUN! Happy WW! TAKE CARE, JOE & GLENN

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Needless to say, I love it all. Mixing in natural elements adds so much texture and character.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

What can I say Kate, you never cease to inspire me with your beautiful and calming style!!
I would love to tour your home one day, it looks amazing!!:)
Hope you have a lovely day!!
Sincerely,
Melinda

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Hopped on over from W*H*I*T*E WEDNESDAY...LoVe the pillow edging...
Jeanine Burkhardt

Michele said...

Hi Kate ~ Your vignettes with the shells and tree branches look awesome. I bought one of my first seashells at a garage sale after seeing yours on your post. You inspired me. I have two now and both are in my bathroom right now.

God Bless You
Au Revoir,
Michele
Pearl 13.1

NanaDiana said...

It looks great, Kate. And I really LIKE the old skeletons...at least they are out and NOT in your closet!;>) xo Diana

Vintage Market Place said...

I am really into wickery and seagrass like things right now.
I can't wait to get to Cali to shop for some :)
Amy

Heaven's Walk said...

I adore the way you mix treasures, Kate. You create such a relaxed and serene feeling in a room so easily with them. :)

xoxo laurie

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

As always, beautiful....just like you. xoxo

WhiteWhispers2u said...

So easy on the eye and so refreshing.Great style~Cheers Kim

Rose Carey said...

Two words - simply lovely.

chateau chic said...

Your collections are beautiful. You have such an artistic eye for displaying them.
Mary Alice

andrea@townandprairie said...

The bleached wood of those shelving units pairs perfectly with your sea collection!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Always beautiful, Kate. you have such a keen eye for display. You can take such different items and work them together to tell a story. I so admire that. Always love for you to come and link to the party! xoxo

stefanie said...

simply gorgeous!

Theresa said...

beautiful, all of your collections are so gorgeous and artistically placed. It looks like a wonderful corner to relax in. t.xooxoxox

A Cottage Muse said...

Your collected treasures are beautiful all mixed together! Have a wonderful weekend!

d e l i g h t said...

Love your collection of whites and the coral is so beautiful. I bought my first piece of white coral recently and really love it. Have a great weekend.

Kari said...

Kate, what you do is always so beautiful. I come here again and again to be inspired. I absolutely *love* that coral piece! Do you often get pieces like that? I know we talked last summer about coral and that is the kind I would like to get next. I am heading to SD this summer; maybe I can "swing by" Country Roads!
xoxo
Kari

toves sammensurium said...

And the way you mix things Kate is just perfect,your vignettes are fantastic!!Not too much,the right things in perfect harmony!!!Love everything,even the quirkyness;))¨
Wishing ou a great new week!!
Tovehugs :)))

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Sherry said...

Kate, you always have beautiful projects to show off on your blog!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

Just beautiful Kate! Love love love it! Great styling.

Kathy said...

Fabulous, love the pillow on the chair --- where from . Love the boxes edging....

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