Monday, August 13, 2012

Rustic Tranquility


I love the rural style that happens when

you add a rustic element to your home.





When I found an old discarded wood gate

 I decided to create a bit of rustic charm

by adding a few vintage pieces.






Vintage Chair


I gray washed the wood gate

and added a few grass plants wrapped in burlap

inside of a vintage tool box...








One of my adored vintage clocks

and my mother's gardening scissors

that we used every summer in the garden

since I was a little girl...






The old wood frame

and muted feel brings about the look

that I truly love...





The warmth it creates

feels so restful to my eyes...






I placed driftwood in my

favorite vintage bottles to change

up the look on top of my old trunk...






Nothing suits my taste

more than using nature in a display...





 A few simple collected

items can make you feel so wonderful

when you look at them...





Thank you to my newest followers

and the sweet comments that you have left...

I am looking forward to

sharing this journey together as we

continue to encourage and inspire each other...

Joining in this week with





Much love to all of you
XOXO

44 comments:

Amy Kinser said...

Your touches are definitely an inspiration. I absolutely love the look of the warm woods, white and nature all put together.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Always devine. Love the chair.

Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home said...

I can see why you fell in love with that chair. It's beautiful! Man, the things you find at the flea!!

Sheila said...

Hey there Lady!
everything is looking good..I need to go down to the circle and look at the goodies in CR soon. Missy and I have been trying to plan a girls day :)

Smiles,
sheila

Deanne said...

I love your vignettes!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Wow! I am REALLY enjoying going through your blog and archives!!! I love the way you redo your found pieces and so thriftily!!! That's my kind of redo!!! :) You have such a gorgeous home! Do you live in SoCali? I ask because I live in SoCali. :) Anyway, have a great night.


Hugs,
Jessie

It's me said...

Love the chair !!...much love to you too darling....xxx..xxx.xxx...

savvycityfarmer said...

girl, you've got it goin' on!!!!

chateau chic said...

I'm loving that chair with the perfect subtle color to show off your wonderful accessories. Beautiful vignette!!
Mary Alice

Deanna @ It's Just Me said...

Ms. Kate, I LOVE the entire vignette but I must say, the piece that spoke to my heart the most were your mother's gardening scissors. What a lovely piece. Not only for they're simple beauty but the memories behind them. Just lovely.
~ Deanna

Alabaster Rose Home & Lifestyle said...

It's looks absolutely beautiful Kate!!
Thanks so much for the kind words you left on my blog, it was much appreciated!!~
Wishing you a lovely week.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

beautiful Kate! Love the vignette and the story behind all the pieces.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Kate. Love your lovely vignette. I think my favorite is the driftwood in the bottles.... love the look!!!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Bente said...

So beautiful.

Vintage Market Place said...

HI Kate, I just love how you have display your black metal box. gives me some inspiration for decorating for fall.
Amy

Jenni said...

Hi Kate! Your salvaged wood gate is truly a treasure! {How gorgeous!} I love the vignette you created in front of the gate, too, with the sweet clock and your mother's scissors, the driftwood...It is all so lovely! :)

I hope you are doing well, and having a beautiful week so far! :)

Blessings,
Jenni

Annie Louise said...

What a beautiful collection. Love the driftwood and the sweet story along with your mother's gardening scissors. Jackie and I loved seeing you and Mr. Dior on Sunday. Sending blessings your way,
Jeanette

Rea said...

Awesome Kate, I love the whole arrangement. That is so great that you still have the scissors you used with your Grandmother. I have the old muted green shirt my Grandfather always wore in the garden. I understand what those things mean to you. Hugs

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

No one does this look better than you...your a gifted soul and I adore you!!!! x0

Faded Charm said...

Oh Kate....I always swoon over your rustic vignettes. You never let me down girl!!

It's finally hot here and I LOVE it!!!

xoxo
Kathleen

Rose Carey said...

ahhhhhh...the chair you bought from me on Sunday is beyond perfect in your vignettes! It was so great to see you guys at IVC.

HuGs,
Rose

Rose Carey said...

ahhhhhh...the chair you bought from me on Sunday is beyond perfect in your vignettes! It was so great to see you guys at IVC.

HuGs,
Rose

Karen Bates said...

Perfect rusty, faded look....love it! Wonderful photos!

Rachel Pallas said...

You are so talented my friend! xo

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Very sweet Kate. Your posts never disappoint!
Blessings & hugs,
Karen

toves sammensurium said...

Beautiful vignette Kate,as always.You are full of insiration,I have to say!:))
Tovehugs :)

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Just lovely Kate...I love the washed background!

"Create Beauty" said...

I so enjoy the vignettes and displays that you create from grey weathered pieces and white beachy items. Lovely!

~ Violet

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Beautiful, Kate...I find your vignettes soothing and restful, too...not to mention pure eye candy!

Sensible Sarah said...

Hi there Kate! I love your home, it is so beautiful and rustic, just like mine! Thanks for sharing

Ciao Bella
Sensible Sarah

CURIOUS BOYS said...

YEE-HAW !!!! KATE IS FEATURED ON COMMON GROUND . . . BIG BIG HUGS from The Boys ! CONGRATS !! TAKE CARE, JOE & GLENN

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Honorary Jersey Girl....
Oh how wonderful it is to hear from you!!
I MISS our talks so much.
How is beautiful Gracie?? I thought of her at the beach this week as Francesca and I picked up shells along the shore. :)
We are longggggggg overdue for a phone visit!!
So much to catch up on...
Sending you huge hugs from the east coast & SO looking forward to your visit
~Lisa xoxoxoxo

Cozy Little House said...

Coming over from Common Ground. You sure arrange things beautifully!
Brenda

Polly said...

beautiful as always! love momma's old scissors.

xoxo

Pols

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Love all the naturals you used here Kate. Very impressive! And congratulations for being featured over at Common Ground. Debra is a doll, isn't she? Have a wonderful weekend sweet lady!
Blessings & hugs,
Karen

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

You do rural, rustic, vintage charm very well! :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

Jann Olson said...

Kate, once again you turn just the simplest things into a thing of pure beauty. Love the rustic wooden gate. The scissors are a real treasure. I love things that have a connection with family and memories. I would never have thought to just stick driftwood in a jar and you just make it beautiful. Love, the tool box and clock. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

Fabulously french said...

Gorgeous, I love the mix of different textures.

Leeann

Burlap Luxe said...

You have my heart Kate soulfully.

Thank you for the weekend inspiration.
Lots of inspiration your way.
Xoxo
Dore

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Outstanding as always! Though I am thinking this is one of my favs for sure~Cheers Kim xox

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Divine vignette! I love your vintage clock! The coral is the perfect addition to this too! Amazing!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

I have several pieces of coral, and love to display them all year. These are beautiful photos.

Karin Chudy said...

yeah, you really need a facebook page!! :) You would be welcomed with open arms..:)
Such great stuff.
Hugs,
Karin
www.artisbeauty.net

Vintage Clocks said...

I really love this blog.It's really different another.Thanks for share brilliant post textures.

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