Monday, February 13, 2012

Favorite Elements

Hey my friends!  I hope you all had a great weekend and that your upcoming week is amazing!

While doing a little moving around this weekend, I noticed a real pattern in my home decorating.

I love old wood…white or natural…I love it.  The older the better.

I love metal…rusty, galvanized, weathered, new…whatever…I just like metal.

I love white dishes…again, the older the better.  And, I love the crazing on the old dishes.  Beautiful!

I also love textiles.  They don’t have to be old.  I just like the softness that fabric adds to a hard piece of wood or metal.

Do I need to even tell you how much I love the combination of all of the above elements?

top 6

top 4

top shelf 9

2nd shelf

3rd shelf 1

cake lids

4th shelf 2

top shelf 16

top shelf 10

I’ll show you more of my favorite combinations in the next few days.

I found a great old galvanized cooler back during the summer that now sits atop my white jelly cabinet holding beautiful dried hydrangeas. 

I also pulled out a great old metal dish drainer and filled it with white vintage dishes.  Love it!

Will show you those later…okay.  Hope you will come back by for another visit.

Blessings, friends.

Oh, and happy early Valentine’s Day!

Linking up over at Northern Cottage, Knick of Time Tuesday,  Faded Charm


It's me said...

Hi Amy.....waht a beautiful things you show us it...happy valentine's day

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Lovely photos of your favourite elements. Just so happens they are favourites of mine too. Yours are so beautifully displayed on your white cabinet.

NanaDiana said...

Your things are as lovely as they always are, Amy! I hope you have a good week- xo Diana

citicasita said...

I'd like to easily access your blog for viewing, from my blog. As Google Friend connect is going out of service, I wonder if your going to join up with the new Linky follower tool. On my blog "citicasita.blogspot .com I have the widget to join and also for the Blog Hop going on.
If you do join, I would like to follow you and have you follow me back.

Thanks for sharing,

chateau chic said...

Nothing better than mixing all kinds of wonderful textures. Love your scale hanging in the corner!
Mary Alice

Grammy Goodwill said...

All your combinations look so pretty. I have very little white, but I can admire yours.

Angie said...

You love the same things I do! You've displayed all your lovely goods so beautifully!

Thanks for sharing at Knick of Time Tuesday!

Angie @ Knick of Time

Heaven's Walk said...

They all look beautiful combined together, Amy! Your home is so pretty! ♥

xoxo laurie

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I love all of your beautiful things! Your vignettes are so beautiful. I'll be back for sure to drool over more of your goodies!


Becky C said...

Hey my sis :) I love all these things too...metal, wood, white, and textiles-my favorites. I love all your little additions to the kitchen cabinet. The wooden bowls are lovely! I especially like the basket with the bucket in it.
You have some really great things!!
Love & miss ya

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Beautiful photos of your lovely things!!

Dayle said...

It's a charming grouping. I love old charm.

Debbie said...

I love so many of the same elements. I realized not too many years ago that my fixation with stone and iron comes from my mom. She has always loved it. Back in the the day, her style was called "Early American". It's more traditional now, but she still loves her stone and brass.

And my fixation with white dishes is possibly becoming nauseating. LOL I really love them.

BECKY said...

Hey Girl! It's all gorgeous!! Love all of the same things...just haven't incorporated as much into my decor. I find myself needing to purge...even though my home is a tad minimal anyway. Weird!

Love and hugs to you! Hope all is well with you and yours!

Things here are sooo busy, and good! Had the whole fam over for burritos last night. We laughed and laughed over some old photos. Too much fun!!

Have a lovely week, dear one!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh Amy ...I just came by to thank you for your sweet note...but really how in the world you like my house when yours looks like this is beyond are the one with tons of talent..this post should be in a book or magazine,really!! But I do thank you,you are a very kind,good hearted person and I am glad we are friends...far away maybe but still friends! x0x0

A Cottage Muse said...

Amy you really do have the perfect touch...combining pieces you love and making them look truly beautiful!

Thanks for sharing!

On Crooked Creek said...

This vignette is lovely, dear. Made me think of the song from "Sound of Music"..."these are a few of my favorite things"!
Happy Valentine's Day...may you feel LOVE all around you today!

michelle said...

Your home is always so beautiful, warm and welcoming and I love the way you put things together. :) You have a natural eye.
Happy Valentines Day my friend!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love your collections shown off this way! I need me some dried hydrangeas. They make for a terrific look.

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

So very, very pretty...a few of my favorite things too :) Laurel

Audrey said...

hi Amy ... Love it all ... that is my kind of stuff. I need to study your displays for inspiration.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures.

{northern cottage} said...

yay! I'm featuring you today (post should be up in a couple minutes! xo

So glad to have you!

Andria said...

Love it!! Do you have info for the grey paint color on the walls? It's my perfect grey. =]