Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Serene Vignette


I found this statue in a thrift store the other day. It was lying down, way on the back of the shelf.
I'm not really sure if it's a statue of a saint, or of Christ, but either way, I liked it and brought it home. 






I also found the little celadon rice bowl the same day, and decided to put the statue and bowl on the foyer chest, with the candle and old Bible.






Do you love the chippy paint on it? 






I found two smooth stones in the garden, and put them in the bowl.





The old Bible, belonged to my great grandfather... 






...I found a little boutonniere pressed in the pages. I'd love to know when he wore it...perhaps my grandmother's wedding?




Somehow, the combination  of things felt very serene to me.
I hope it makes you feel the same way.

I'll see you at these parties...
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

30 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Babs what a beautiful statue and I LOVE all it's chippiness! You created such a pretty vignette!

Kelly said...

I love how you combined all of those items into a pretty vignette. That little statue is so unique. You're so lucky to have your great grandfathers bible too! It's so old and beautiful.

Olive Cooper said...

He has wonderful patina and could be a wiseman from a creche. It is lovely vignette.

Sue said...

It is a very calming vignette, Babs. Love the chippy little statue-looks a little like a santo from my home state of New Mexico . What a lovely treasure in the family bible. :-)
Hugs, Sue

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

A very pretty combination and I love your hurricane.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

He does look like he could be a saint...at least the way I imagine a saint would look. You get the best stuff at thrift stores...hope you are having a good week.

Honey at 2805 said...

The vignette is so lovely and peaceful, especially with the addition of the Bible.

Grammy Goodwill said...

What a lovely vignette you've made. It oozes serenity. I love the old Bible. What a treasure that it belonged to your grandfather. Lucky you.

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

What a beautiful glow around that chippy old statue. Very pretty!

♥Linsey

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Babs, I love your new find and your grandfather's bible is wonderful. Pretty vignette!
Hugs,
Sherry

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That statue works so well with the cover of your family bible, Babs. Such a calming and serene vignette you put together.

Visiting from WUW! : )

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Hi Babs!
It is very serene! I love your mix! The old bible is perfect there and what a nice treasure! The aged looking statue is perfect with the aged bible...he looks like a Saint to me! Thanks for sharing!
Liz

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Serene is the perfect word for your vignette, Babs. What great finds! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Kasia said...

These are brilliant! LOVE the bottle and the bible and oh, everything! :)

Hugs,

mrshinesclass said...

It is very serene and lovely. Thanks for sharing!
Sharon

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I looks wonderful. You have an eye for putting pieces together so well.
I agree, it gives off a very serene feeling.

mississippi artist said...

I have a statue like this.I love the vignette you put together and you are right , it is very peaceful and calming to look at.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Great vignette!

Alycia Nichols said...

Ooooohhhhh...this is cool! Decorating with things you really love and with things that have a lot of meaning is the best!

Priscilla said...

Lovely

Richard Cottrell said...

What a nice display. Love your new Santos. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Jo's This and That said...

Love your display,you are a great shopper joann

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
When I'm out thrifting, there are things that speak to my soul. This statue would have had that affect on me, indeed. I enjoyed your serene vignette!
Fondly,
Pat

SavannahGranny said...

Babs, This is so beautiful. That bible is such a treasure. Priceless.
Love the statue. Could it be one of the wise men?

So beautiful,
Blessings, Ginger

Debbie said...

Babs, that vignette is just lovely to me. It makes me want to do something like it. The thrift find was a great inspiration (I love chippy paint too), and using your grandfather's Bible is perfect.

I love the treasure pressed inside!

Debbie said...

Babs, that vignette is just lovely to me. It makes me want to do something like it. The thrift find was a great inspiration (I love chippy paint too), and using your grandfather's Bible is perfect.

I love the treasure pressed inside!

Kathleen said...

It is lovely, Babs, and serene. I took the family Bible when my mom died. When I was a kid I used to press 4 leaf clovers in it, and they were still there!
Sweet vignette!

Dana Bishop said...

Yes, serene is a perfect description. I love the environment you created around the statue. And yes, I too love the chippy paint. What a great find.

CAS said...

Oh, yes! It is serene and absolutely beautiful. I like everything about, especially that statue.
CAS

Leslie's Garden said...

so pretty. I love the family history of the Bible. How sweet to have found the pressed flowers. Everything looks so pretty.