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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Winter Whites!

Hi everyone! Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! 
It has been an unusually mild winter for us this year. We are so used to getting multiple winter storms at this time of the year that the sight of green grass in my yard has me dreaming of spring:

This old cigar box holds a patch of fake grass found at Michael's:
I love using this cigar box in different vignettes! And the contrast between the green grass and the white create a soothing effect! 
 Using keys in a vignette creates a timeless, old world feeling:
I found this set at Kirkland's:
The filtering winter sun livens up this dark corner of my foyer:
The toile candle was made by decoupaging the image on it:
After printing the image( found via Internet) on tissue paper(taped to card stock paper), I used Mod Podge to apply the image on the candle:
I sprinkled some glitter while the medium was still wet:
White tulips grace my silver teapot:
Magnificent in their simplicity:
 Love the ambiance created by this white toile candle:
 Printing the image on tissue paper adds to its luminosity:
Candles add an ethereal quality to any vignette:
Close-up on the candle:
Mixing white with old world charm adds wonderful grace and elegance to tabletop vignettes, don't you think?

Always a pleasure to have you visit me with your loving thoughts! Have a wonderful week ahead!

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  1. Such a pretty tablescape. I really like the mix of textures in your vignette and the contrasts. Very nice!
    Mary Alice

  2. Hi Poppy, what a lovely vignette. Your tabletop is a breath of spring and I love the cigar box with grass. The white tulips and the white crochet really pop with the green. I love the touch of keys on the table, a perfect finishing touch. I have keys and they got packed away with Christmas decorations. After seeing yours I'll have to try and find mine. Thanks for the inspiration.

    The French Hutch

  3. Aaaahhh, I can "feel" the promise of spring in your vignette! So pretty! I have a "patch" of that faux grass I bought last year at Michael's and tucked away. Thanks for inspiring me to get that out and "think spring"!


  4. Oh Poppy,
    What a beautiful, Springy vignette. I love every part of it...And I think I'll have to try to make one of those candles. It is just lovely. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful evening.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  5. Poppy. Thanks for stopping by The 2 Seasons. I don't know why your comments aren't showing up. I really like your vignette - especially the tulips. We bicycled in the Dutch tulip fields last spring and it was breathtaking. I love the keys, too. Please come back and visit again.

  6. This vignette is really beautiful, Poppy! The white tulips in the silver pitcher with the white doily sure is a pretty touch!

  7. Beautiful table, I love all the texture. Love how you used the cigar box! You created a very unique and inspiring vignette.

  8. Love your white tulips and the keys in your vignette, Poppy! I've been seeing white tulips on many blogs recently. I enjoy looking at them every time, so I think I'm going to have to pick some real ones to look at for myself!

  9. Poppy, this is such a pretty vignette! Love how you used the cigar box!! The keys are great!!

  10. Oh so pretty -- love the keys and that pretty candle!

  11. Such a beautiful vignette! I especially love the idea of printing an image on tissue paper to put on a candle. I have used regular paper before and it kinda "kills" the luminosity of the candle...great idea. I saw your post over at Grits and Glamour.

  12. Oh what a beautiful vignette. I love it. Love the silver and the tulips, the touch of lace is so pretty too. The keys and grass are a neat touch with the candle. Great display. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  13. Your vignette is beautiful, Poppy. I love everything you used to create it...Christine

  14. So pretty! I'm still figuring out LF but of course I'm following you on it too!

  15. Beautiful vignette! Love the candle, and the silver teapot, tulips, and doily combination!

    Coming to you from Grits and Glamour! Now following you! :)

  16. Beautiful done.Love your photos. So clear and great lighting. Thanks for sharing your tips.Joann

  17. Beautiful vignette Poppy. Thanks for following my new Linky. Following back.

  18. Silver & tulips, such a beautiful combination! Sweet vignette... :)

  19. Beautiful vignette, Poppy. I think J has an old wood cigar box around here someplace. You've given me a couple of ideas.

  20. Okay, I love seriously everything about this vignette. You know how you can like almost anything done well, but it's not necessarily your style- like maybe you wouldn't want it in your house? That's not the case for me here. This is TOTALLY my style, and if I had your adorable treasures, they'd be on my mantle right now. SO cute. And I am totally copying your toile candle. I can't get enough toile in my life :) Thanks so much!!!

  21. I love those keys!! Very charming idea!

  22. Hey there, Miss Poppy!!!! I hope your week is going well! This is a beautiful vignette, and the tulips are spectacular! I LOVE every color, in every form! They are beautiful all year round, and they add such grace and charm to your table. I am so proud of you for stepping out there with your creative side and making that cool candle! It looks fabulous! I like the oversized keys, too! I wish I had a wall with a bunch of those big old keys all over it! I hope you have a great weekend and that your Valentine's Day is beautiful. Take care!

  23. Hi Poppy, your vignette is lovely! I adore the white tulips.


  24. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your Beautiful vingnett table and the way you have put this all together!! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape.I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend coming up with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  25. Hi Poppy, I just adore your white tulips in your teapot!You have created a lovely spring vignette.

  26. Love the candle! I'm linky following... stop by and follow me back!

  27. I enjoyed reading your post I am so ready for spring.I am now following you on Linky.I would love it if you followed me back.I always enjoy meeting new Bloggers

  28. hi. i'm a new linky follower. would love it if you would follow me as well. so happy to have this blog hop. meeting lots of great people. have a great evening. (:

  29. That candle is gorgeous! I love toile. I'm a new follower from the Linky Follower Blog Hop. I'd love it if you would visit my blog at


  30. What a fresh and lovely vignette!
    Gladly following back.
    Thanks, Poppy.

  31. Love your winter whites, I miss the greenery in the winter too! I'm now following hope you will stop by, Laura

  32. I love how simple this is with the white and silver. I love doilies (I'm secretly 123, instead of 23 I guess!) so much, they just seem so cozy to me.

    Thanks for sharing (I'm going to try that with a candle now!). I'm your newest LF follower

  33. Pretty! Just stopping by from the Linky Party Hop. I hope you will visit and follow back.


  34. great pictures! :-)

    I stopped by to follow you on the Linky Party Hop. I hope that you get a chance to do the same! :-)

  35. Very cool candle! love white tulips too! please come follow my linky too! Not Your Ordinary Agent
    Not Your Ordinary Recipes

  36. Awesome project.

    I came by to follow you on the Linky Follower tool. I hope you will come by and follow me as well at

    Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

  37. Hello! Absolutely gorgeous vignette! I love the keys - the tulips in the teapot/coffee pot with the lace - beautiful. You did a wonderful job on the candle!Well Done! You will be featured on Home and Garden Thursday this week!

  38. White is my favorite color! I'm your newest linky follower and I would love a return follow!

  39. Winter White is just about my favorite. The tulips are stunning. I saw some of that fake grass at Hobby Lobby the last time I was there. I thought it looked surprisingly real. As soon as it goes on sale I'm getting some! Happy Friday...

  40. I'm following you now as a result of the blog hop! Please come check me out too. Your grass in the cigar box is so pretty! Inspiration!! :)

  41. What a gorgeous vignette!!

    Found you on's Linky Followers Blog Hop. I'm your newest follower, I'd love for you to follow back!

    Thanks so much and Have a Wonderful Evening!
    Aledia @

  42. WOW! What an incredible experience. The castle actually reminded me of one's I saw in Vienna! Happy to be your newest Linky Follower! Can't wait to come back soon and be inspired. We think you'd love See Beautiful too!

    Happy seeing beautiful!

  43. Poppy, this is a beautiful vignette! One of my very favorite color combos is white and green! I just love this. Thank you so much for sharing it for Fresh-Cut Friday! I'm so glad you did!! :)


  44. I love this vignette!!! White tulips are so special to me because I carried them when my husband and I married. Your tablescape makes me so excited about spring. I cannot wait for it to get here

    Linking from Fresh Cut Friday.

    Ricki Jill


Thanks for stopping by and for your loving thoughts. They make me smile!Hugs~Poppy