Friday, April 15, 2011

A SIMPLE AND PRETTY VIGNETTE

 



Hello everyone!  I hope you're all having a nice week so far.  I put together a simple vignette, so I
could have a little fun getting creative with my photography.  I brought some dusty miller in from
the garden.  The flowers are yellow (not my favorite flower color), so I prefer to cut them before the
flowers open.  I love the silver color of dusty miller... my substitution for lambs ear, which doesn't
perform well in the very hot summer climate we have here in Central California.  I'm really happy with
the way the pictures turned out... I hope you enjoy them, too. :-)

 
  
  


 


  




  


 

 Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking the time to leave your lovely comments.

I hope you have a great upcoming weekend!

'Til next time...

~ Jo :-)



 

48 comments:

  1. So pretty, Jo!! Love the pitcher with the Dusty Miller...so unexpected and so beautiful! ;o)

    Mary

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  2. Hi Jo,
    So beautiful!!! I just love how you set up the cloche. I love cloches!
    Hope your having a lovely day.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  3. Very pretty, Jo! The skeleton key & French music card are such nice touches to your lovely vignette.
    :) Lara

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  4. It look very beautiful darling !!...hope you having a good week too.....love love Ria....xxx.

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  5. Hello and Happy Spring!
    You sure did get creative...they are beautiful. Once again, I love how you capture the pretty little bits and pieces of the big picture. And I LOVE that vase!
    Hope all is well with you ~
    sarah xo

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  6. Jo,

    You could decorate for me anytime and twice on Sunday :) Beautiful vignette! I love simplicity of design and you know how to create that feel!

    I hope you have a great almost weekend, too!
    :) Michelle

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  7. Hi Jo,
    What a beautiful vingette. So soft and pretty.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  8. Hi Jo - Such a pretty vignette! You are so good at putting things together. Your photos of your flowers and garden in your previous post are beautiful - I just love flowers! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  9. I am still flabbergasted that you use a point and shoot to capture these beautiful shots!

    As always, it is beautiful!

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  10. Really lovely photos, and I just love your beautiful Dogwood tree you showed earlier.
    Have a nice weekend
    Hugs Annelie

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  11. What a fabulous name for flowers - "Dusty Miller". I have never heard of them before. It's amazing how simple arrangements can look so beautiful. Your photography skills are excellent Jo! ;)Sharyne

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  12. Hi Jo!

    How are you? so good to stop by and 'see ya'

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  13. Hello dear Jo,
    Your little vignette is lovely! I love the tray that you use and the ironstone jug is great, especially with the nice bits of dusty miller in it.
    I love seeing your kitchen area, it's always inspiring to me. You be sure to have a great weekend, too.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  14. Lovely vignette. The music looks great under a cloche.
    Linda

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  15. I love how the sheet music compliments the pitcher and the leaves!!

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  16. Really beautiful...and your photography skills do not look like they need any work.
    thanks for sharing.
    Kat

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  17. Jo, so pretty! Hope you are having a fabulous week!
    ~michelle~

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  18. Great photos Jo! I love seeing the little clusters where the flowers would have grown in, very pretty. I'm going to copy your wine cork tray tonite when I get home. ;)
    Hugs~
    T

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  19. How sweet and beautiful!!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

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  20. Hi Jo - Just stopping by to say "hello" and love your little vignette, as always.
    -Marie

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  21. Simple and pretty indeed. Just like I like it. Beautiful photo!

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  22. I always love your vignettes Jo!! Hugs, Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

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  23. Hey sweetie pie! I agree about the Dusty Miller. I'm not a fan of yellow either, but I adore that soft, fuzzy gray color before it blooms. :) I'm jealous that you have all of that blooming in your awesome garden already! My little crocuses have only their little heads above ground for a week! lol! Hope you're doing well, my friend!

    xoxo laurie

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  24. What a pretty vignette. I agree that dusty miller is at it's prettiest before it flowers. I have been able to grow lambs ear here in Southern California as long as it is shaded by other plants (my roses do a good job of this) and gets plenty of water. Your gardens are so beautiful. I am a new follower and can't wait to see them progress this spring and summer.

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  25. You've put together such a pretty vignette, my friend. I love that transferware pitcher and the dusty miller. I think my mom has some of it in her garden...when the deer haven't eaten it :)

    Hugs ♥ Tricia

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  26. Hello Jo....I hope your doing fabulous! Love the vignette, perfect! Happy weekend dear friend...xoxoxo

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  27. Jo, your vignettes are always so beautiful and gentle. You certainly have that magic touch. These photos are beautiful and enchanting. Thank you for bringing a soft touch of spring to us. XO

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  28. Simple, sweet, and oh so pretty.... Love the dusty miller in the transferware pitcher. I created a little cloche for one of my displays this week, too. Hope you're enjoying beautiful spring weather and lots of blooms.
    :-) Sue

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  29. Dear Jo,

    what a nice plant ..is the blossom yellow...if yes I know it ...Such nice pictures with the old paper...

    Have a great weekend,

    best wishes,
    Sanne

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  30. Love the dusty miller! I never get blooms on it here in the Northeast, but I can grow lambs ears. It is still too cool here for much besides pansies:( I can't wait for the warm up! Your pictures are beautiful and I just love your home.
    Donna

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  31. hi jo.

    i love your precious vignette! my daughter collects wine corks,
    which will soon be replaced by the fake ones . . . sigh. anyway,
    she will love your idea underneath the cloche!

    hosanna,
    lea

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  32. So pretty, love the glass cloche with the key tied on twine. It's the little details that make all the difference!
    ~Brooke

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  33. Gorgeous vignette, and gorgeous photo's.

    x

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  34. Very pretty, Jo! I love how you caught the buds of the dusty miller before it bloomed! Your cloche is gorgeous, too!

    Happy spring!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  35. what kind of camera do you use? I love your photos!!

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  36. Oh Jo! Your pictures are more and more beautiful!!
    Kisses
    Monica

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  37. Enjoy the weekend with your wonderful decoration!!!

    Hugs
    Tine

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  38. very pretty photo's Jo! love when you post something so i can peek over to see what your up to! xoox, tracie

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  39. You know, I can never remember the names of the plants I have in my garden! This is a great one though :-) It looks so pretty in the pitcher. I love the old french music sheet too. I grew up taking piano lessons, so I love sheet music. I don't remember liking it so much when I was growing up though :-)
    Have a wonderful weekend dear Jo!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  40. Your pictures are so beautiful Jo! I love the Dusty Miller in that pretty vase and the sheet music under the cloche is so sweet!

    You are so talented:).

    ~Julia

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  41. Thank you Jo, adding beauty to my Sunday!!

    Have a beautiful Sunday, and new week to come!!

    xx
    Dore

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  42. Dear Jo,

    I just love the corks on the tray, so great!
    And of course your wonderfull pictures.

    Have a nice easterweek;-)

    kind regards
    Betty

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  43. Gorgeous vignette JO!! Love the simplicity, but you always get me with the little details and textural differences:)

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  44. Morning Jo...how the heck are you? What a pretty little tablescape,just enough too..something I have not mastered yet(when to quit ) hope your day is a lovely one!! x0x0x

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  45. Hi Jo!! I saw that you follow my blog! I'm very happy!
    Kisses and see you soon!
    Monica

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  46. I Love how you put the vintage music sheets outside of the glass where the candle is in order to give it a more artistic look. Very clever.

    -Zane of ontario honey

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Your comments are always welcome and appreciated. I love to hear what you have to say. Thanks! :) Jo