Monday, January 21, 2013

Dogs and Pomegranates

Hi everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. 
I did a bit of shopping last week after my doctor's appointment. I checked out a consignment shop I haven't visited before...just happened to be down the street from the doctor's office. I found a couple of things, and naturally, I started playing.

You know I like dog figures, especially Staffordshire spaniels. I really like the "real" ones, but because of the price, I buy the decorative ones...well, I do have one small "real" one.

I already had this small spaniel, and then I found the larger one in the shop. Don't they look like mama and baby?

I decided to use spring greens in the entry because it was so dark and dreary. I wanted to give it a lighter, fresher look. 

Live plants are especially nice in Winter, because they clean and freshen the air. This little Peace Lily should be ok on the chest for a while, then I'll move it to a brighter spot.
I did use warmer colors on the kitchen table for lunch, though. 

 I like the colors of the rooster, so I added the blue and white napkins. This year, I'm trying to use more blues around the house, hoping they will "play well" with the warm colors.

Pomegranates are favorites of mine, too. Love their color, fresh or faux.

It may be cool in the entry, but it's warm in the kitchen, and I'm having fun playing with the dogs and pomegranates...and roosters.

Hugs and bye for now. 

I'll be partying with`~
The Dedicated House ~ Make It Pretty Monday
A Stroll Thru Life ~ Table Top Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style ~ Wow Us Wednesday
No Minimalist Here ~ Open House Party Thursday
Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson ~ Share Your Cup Thursday


Sylvia said...

They do go good together.Love your tablecape.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Your entryway looks fabulous! The green and blue are fresh and light- great winter blues buster! The dogs are cute! I have a decorative set- but I doubt I'll ever have the real kind! Love the kitchen table! Those pomegranates are beauties! Cute rooster dishes!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your entry vignette looks beautiful as always Babs!! Love that pretty tablescape as well! The pomegranates, pine, and burlap look perfect in that bowl.

Anonymous said...

Hi Babs! Oh, I adore your doggies and I collect them. I have some real ones and lots of fake ones! I don't care. They're adorable. Love your vignette and your table setting.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How fun that you found the mama dog for your baby, Babs! Everything looks so pretty! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love your dogs and the entry vignette is gorgeous. Your tablescape is so pretty, love the pomegranits and the roos. Gorgeous. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

How fun to find the larger Spaniel. They do look like mama and baby.
Love the colors in your kitchen with the rooster plate and pomegranates.

Savannah Granny said...

So pretty Babs, I love your rooster plate, I have the rooster plate I won from your gracious giveaway on top of the fridge.
You were so fortunate, the little dogs look exactly alike. How sweet they look in the entry.
Pray all is well there, x0 Ginger

Stacey said...

Everything is so pretty!

Unknown said...

I must admit the puppies are so cute-I just love animal statuary.
Have a good week.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I always love your vignettes, Babs, but I am crazy about the dogs. I have a very small collection of Staffordshire dogs and just love them.

Kelly said...

I love you new finds. Those dog statues are so classic and look great in your foyer. I like the blue and green colors you brought in there. I love those rooster plates you're using too.
They pull out all of your pretty red, blue, yellow and green colors out.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love "playing", too! Especially with some great new treasures. I LOVE the sweet dog! Plants really freshen things up well, too. Don't you love finding a new shop?


Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I love the little dog figurines too. I think your two are so my untrained eye they look like the real thing! I don't have a live plant in my house right now. Not one. I should probably do something about that because yours looks wonderful. Hope all is well...Ann

Sarah said...

Oh, wow, aren't you happy you stopped in. Love your doggies! I'm on the search for some in black and white. I stopped in my favorite consignment store yesterday, spied the perfect piece of furniture that I've been searching for, only to see a sold sign on it. The lady was at the register checking out. ;-( So I'm still searching.........Sarah

Sue said...

Hi is your new year going besides shopping for goodies... I love that rooster plate and the green does perk up that corner...hope your keeping warm with this cold front we have coming in....couldn't believe it was 29 today....that's not natural!!
we just got back fro Paris.....stop by and read about the trip since I'm probably the only person who could go to Paris and not have a good time....there is 2 posts. the adventure and just pictures.....

Unknown said...

Your spaniels are fabulous! And I love love your table setting! ;)

Hugs, said...

I love your dogs, they are perfect in your entry. I don't think you could go wrong with blue and white either.

Eclectically Vintage said...

First of all - love your blog name (and love the series of the same name)!

Your dogs were meant to be together - glad you reunited them! I'm a pomegranate girl myself!

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Hey Babs, Thanks for stopping by The 2 Seasons and for your nice comments. I, too, love those Staffordshire spaniels. I guess it's because we have owned two English springer spaniels during our marriage. I don't have any of the figurines but would love at least one real Staffordshire dog antiques.

On Crooked Creek said...

I love the dogs in the entry hall!!! That black and white with the green really caught my eye!!! You know how I love Majolica!!! The green plants are a great way to continue the green through the space!!!

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Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Babs, when I read your title I thouhgt it was very interesting. You new dog looks like it found the perfect home. I love Pomegranates too. Great color! Thanks for sharing with SYC.