Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Side Table/ Conservatory Vignette

I'm still in the process of finding spots for some of my decor pieces. I don't have near as much space to display things as I did at the other house, so I'm thinking "rotation" might be the answer. My husband bought me this little table top "conservatory" several years ago, and it's always fun to change it out for the seasons. I had it on my hearth in the living room before, now it's taking it's turn on the little "entry hall" dresser that I use for a side table.

It fits perfectly on the dresser, with room still for the lamp.

A bird nest and birdie in a small vintage wicker basket,
and a small pot of faux African Violets.

It's a little hard to see what's hiding under there...

There's been some back and forth lately about real flowers versus faux or silk flowers. Do you mind hearing my thoughts on the subject? Gosh, who wouldn't want real flowers each and every week. All sweet smelling and fresh? sorry, not me. I love a gorgeous bouquet of cut flowers, roses, hydrangeas, peonies, etc. I LOVE fresh flowers, but they make my allergies unbearable. I get a sore throat and runny nose and itchy eyes after I've had them for an hour or two.

PLUS, I have cats who think they are the salad bar from some heavenly restaurant. They chew on the stems, eat the flowers, knock the vase over trying to get a drink of the water, and then proceed to barf up the deliciousness all over creation. So...no...I use mostly faux. This is not the day of Grannie's Wal Mart plastic flowers. Get over it Oprah and Nate Berkus. Some of us have the sense to put together a beautiful bouquet that looks real. The key is to not have them all over the house. (which I may or may not be guilty of in the past) I'm trying to go more simple here and less cluttered. But I still love me some flower arrangements.

Here they are outside of the conservatory,
 so you can see a little easier.

I've shared this little antique book, before;
"The Three Little Lovers of Nature".
Mine was published in 1895.

It has some precious illustrations of Nature.

Feel free to express your honest opinion of Real versus Faux Silk.
The debate of the decade continues...

Hope you're having a good week,
Hurray, it's cold, but the sun is shining!

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