Thursday, May 19, 2011

Home Sweet Home #15

Welcome to the Home Sweet Home party!  I have taken up Tricia's theme this week for her Photo Feature Friday party and I have created a little vignette in mostly all white.   I am  so longing to go to the beach so it keeps showing up in what I am working with.

 I love an urn filled with shells.  It is like you casually placed a collection there each day after you came in from a walk on the beach.  

I have a thing for little model ships.  I have collected several for the boys as they have grown.  Little reminders of the shore tucked around on shelves or tabletops.    
All photographs altered with a layer of texture called Warm Sun by Kim Klassen.
Now, something new for this party I am going to feature a few post that I so enjoyed from the last party.  If you are featured and want a button saying so, I put one in my sidebar you may use.
 First, I have to mention Sherry at No Minimalist Here has a Open House party every Thursday where she features a home, and the home last week was beautiful!  Click the link to view if you missed it.

Second, I applaud Diane over at Magpies and Magnolias for her use of a lovely old time worn buffet just as it is.  Diane even gives a designer example of how furniture like this can be used without a new coat of paint.  Click this link to see this great post including a wonderful verse of prose on time.

 Third, Eileen over at Cottage Beach House has put together an idea for a Memorial Day or 4th of July table that is right for each of these occasions and pretty too.  Love this look!  Click this link to view.
And last, Amanda over at A Creative Beginning created this Pottery Barn Eagan Mirror.  She put massive amounts of work into this and it turned out fabulous!  Click on over to see how she created this.
Now onto today.
I will join these ladies today:
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Photo Feature Friday  at A Rosy Note
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Feather Your Nest  at French Country Cottage
My Favorite Things at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie

Guidelines for Home Sweet Home Party:
Attention: To link up with inlinkz you must have a permalink back to this party in your post or they will not allow you to link.  If you find your link deleted, add the link, and then try again.
 My button is on my sidebar for the party, if you want to use it.   If you are new here I hope you will become a follower.  No Etsy link ups or direct advertising, please.  Please visit some of the other blogs and get some great inspiration.  Thanks.:)
Now let's see your beautiful homes!


Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Love your vignette and the texture in the photographs is such a nice touch! Thanks for the party. :)

Decor To Adore said...

What a wonderful vignette! I adore the wee sailboat.

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Hi Sherry, thanks so much for hosting this weekly party for us. I love your vignette of urns filled with shells... such a wonderful way of displaying your shell collection and the texture on these urns is so lovely... amazing photography!Thanks for sharing these lovely homes with us. I have visited some of them and they are so inspirational. Have a lovely weekend!~Poppy

Martha said...

Thanks for hosting once again!☺ I love the featured mirror! So cool! Have a Wonderful Day!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your vignette Sherry!! And I love the homes you featured. Martina

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi Sherry, just love that urn filled with beachy stuff! Just linked up, have a great weekend! xoxo Debra

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love your beachy vignette. I long for the beach, too. Thanks for hosting.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Sherry~ LOVE your beach decor- the starfish are darling! Thanks for hosting! :)

Debbie said...

I think your beachy whites are wonderful. They make me almost want to head to the beach myself.

And I love that hutch. I had a piece that I rescued from the dumpster that I thought was going to look like that. Unfortunately, it doesn't. Sigh.

Linda said...

Really marvelous! love all the white!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful seaside vignette, Sherry.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your vignette is stunning and the urns are fabuous. Thanks so much for hosting such a fun party. Hugs, Marty

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love your summery urn vignette, Sherry! You have a nice collection of pretty shells! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Susan Freeman said...

Hi Sherry! I adore your shells and that sweet little boat too. I think there are lots of us beach lovers out there! Wonderful party and thanks for hosting!!

Susan and Bentley

Sarah said...

Love your seashore vignettes, Sherry. I've been playing around with some white vignettes this afternoon. You are giving me some great inspiration.
Thanks! ~ Sarah

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Such a sweet seashore vignette you have shared!! Try saying that three times real fast! :0)

Love the texture you added to your photos, too. And yes, that home Sherry featured last week was beautiful. Thanks for hostessing this fun event ~ I just linked up!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hello Sherry! I like decorating with shells so of course I love your vignette. The two urns are wonderful. I must say the fern would live about a week at my house. I love ferns but they just don't do well for me. Thank you for the mention and for hosting.

Anne Lorys said...

Gorgeous vigentte, your photos are just magical!


xinex said...

Your photography is fabulous, Sherry. It's like browsing through a magazine. I love your urns among everything else..Christine

Diann said...

Sherry,you urns look just lovely! A great idea toshow off the shells. Thank you for hosting. Have a wonderful day!

bj said...

Thanks so much for hosting..
Your arrangements are so pretty.

Faye said...

Love the shells and concrete.Thank you for hosting!


Sherry, your photography is fabulous! I love your shells and concrete. All your arrangements are beautiful. I need to get some shells, I love the sea stars, just beautiful! (I was so sure I visited you before!) Thank you for hosting this nice party and for coming by and leaving me such sweet comment.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Love those urns! That texture adds such depth to your pictures. Very nice!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Such a pretty vignette...the urn is spectacular...I that I might have some 'urn envy'. Lovely photos. Thank you for hosting.

stefanie said...

ohhhhh sooo pretty!!!

Sunny Simple Life said...

I love all your use of natural elements. Screams summer.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Your photographs are beautiful -- very painterly. It's a lovely effect.
I also enjoyed the posts you have featured -- wonderful stuff!
Thanks for hosting, and have a fab weekend.

Lynn said...

What wonderful inspiration! Your urns are great and I'm encouraged that summer will soon be here - so much rain lately! Thanks for hosting this fun party and have a lovely weekend.

Tricia said...

What a nice vignette! We both went with a bit of a beachy look didn't we? Thanks for sharing your post at Photo Feature Friday :)


Tiff said...

Your beady urns are gorgeous! I love your featured photos too! X