Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ode to an urn......

Here is my latest floral arrangement.....faux greenery set in a painted ceramic urn.  I just made up this arrangement the other day after I put all the Christmas things away and looked about me and moved things around. Suddenly an empty corner beckoned me to get out my wire cutters & start gettin busy choppin broccoli! No wait, that's asparagus fern, never mind, haha.

The body of this arrangement is about 25 inches high not counting the branches. The urn was found super cheap from a local second-hand store, and most of the greens were extra pieces I had leftover from other arrangements I've made in the past. The branches I bought from a vendor at Country Living Fair last year and the grape clusters/leaves were purchased at HL specifically for this piece. It really cost just a few dollars to put this together. I love the spot it brightens up on our buffet table in the dining room.

The vintage embroidered doily I scored on Etsy, the ceramic/metal pear I purchased from a local business here in my hometown several years ago and the fancy metal clock I haven't a clue about when and where I found that gem. The heavy wooden mirror I have had for years with no memory as to where I found it either. The dark staining of mirror was done by my youngest daughter - to hide most of the ugly dated gold gilding it had from its prior life.

The low-boy black distressed china cabinet buffet is from Ballard Design . I have no talent or patience to learn to paint and do the fabulous re-dos so many of you can do...... but knew exactly what needed to go in that I bought it full priced retail. Ugh, seems almost like a sin now, doesn't it? I need to learn how to do the fabulous painting and disressing and repurposing so many of you incredibly talented bloggers do with old furniture! You are such inspiration to me!

Inside that buffet is where I hide store my very favorite complete set of antique Bavarian girlie china. I will save that reveal for another day.

The piano reflected in the mirror is my prized classic 7 foot vintage grand piano. This particular design won an international award the year it was made. Just so happens to be the same year I was "made" as well! I guess we're both now vintage, niiiiiiice.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Heading on over to Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednedays.


  1. Hi Michele! What a sweet arrangement you've made! I hope you're enjoying your new blog! Have a great year blogging!

  2. Michelle, I love your arrangement,in fact the whole display, including the cupboard and everything on it.
    Nice to be able to fit a grand piano in a room. Lovely.
    Thank you so much for visiting me and for your nice comments. Hope you have a Happy day xx jeanetteann

  3. Love this arrangement! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  4. Hey there, thank you for your kind compliment on my post about faux arrangements. Your arrangement is fresh and looks so real!...Love it!

  5. I love your urn and your arrangement....but I really want to take that pear home! LOL! Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Such a pretty arrangement, Michelle! You have a beautiful blog and I hope you are enjoying being part of the blogging community. I live in a suburb of Columbus so it's a nice surprise to find you!

  7. Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!


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