Getting Back to Basics

March 18th, 2010 in projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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What to do, what to do, what to do.......with a cruet holder with missing bottles. Hmmm, when all else fails....
Take out the cruet and keep it for another project down the line.
Get yourself some shot glasses or votive holders and some candles...
And make it a candle holder. How easy is this? But , oh so sweet!
Its all about the mix, after all a lonely candle holder needs some friends. Right! I chose an architectural rosette from another spot in my home to stir up the pot.
You know I love flowers, especially this time of year! The metal, the glass, and the painted concrete needed a pottery friend. I went to te cupboard and pulled out a lovely little Majolica vase to round out the team.
Light the candles and enjoy. This little grouping would brighten up just about any room in your home. In other words...its portable. We like that!
The beautiful details make this candle holder even better.
And just for good measure, a little tulip peeking through. Happy Spring! the moving of furniture and changing of linens comes nest. I think Ill wait until after the March madness snow storm though!
What to do, what to do, what to do.......with a cruet holder with missing bottles. Hmmm, when all else fails....

What to do, what to do, what to do.......with a cruet holder with missing bottles. Hmmm, when all else fails....

It's almost 60 degrees here in Minnesota. Can you believe it?! And it's only March! need to worry my friends, we'll get another snow storm or two before it's all over! TeHe. Any hoo, this unseasonably warm weather provided the motivation to move towards a more spring like atmosphere in my home. You know that I am liking the back to basics theme because it's easy, approachable, and affordable.I like to start changing up my home for spring with simple things like accessories. This doesn't mean you have to put your old stuff away or buy new things...just give your junk a little shake-up. I like to create accessory vignettes with character. I do that by combining different materials and textures. My house doesn't call for spring brights, so I chose a more subdudued, yet happy pallette for this little number.

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Comments (16)

MimiToria writes: I too love cruet holders that are missing their bottles. A person can re purpose them in so many fun ways. Love what you've done here, and the textures you added with that cool chippy rosette and pottery piece with fresh flowers, just makes it rock. Great Spring time post.
Gretchen Posted: 12:47 pm on March 28th
RustyDiva writes: Ahhh spring.....when will it be here for real???? One thing about Texas is if you don't like the weather, wait a few minutes and it will change! haha We have had beautiful spring mornings that turn to snow in the late afternoon. Crazy weather but I too have the fever and am looking for simple arrangement solutions ~ thanks for giving that here!

Kenda Posted: 1:09 pm on March 22nd
DumpsterDecorators writes: Great holder..and Spring display Posted: 5:36 pm on March 20th
georgiamoon writes: DarLING, aDORable, so, so, so CUTE! I just love the simplicity and elegance of this little table-scape! You're the BEST. Love Georgia Posted: 1:53 pm on March 20th
jennsthreegraces writes: love this - ready to get out this weekend! jennifer jennsthreegraces blogspot Posted: 10:00 am on March 19th
JunkArchitect writes: Thanks for the beautiful ‘taste of spring vignette’. It’s going to hit 70 today in Connecticut!

Posted: 9:33 am on March 19th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE,
You have the cutiest ideas.Its a pleasure watch you do things.And what a way to give it that spring look,just by moving things around.It's really refreshing.A special thankyou for what you do.GOD BLESS Robert. Posted: 1:24 am on March 19th
54girl writes: Love your little vignette!! I too like changing things around all the time much to the dismay of my hubby. Ha, ha. I agree this is just perfect! Awesome job! Mary Posted: 12:01 am on March 19th
shabbychick writes: Poof done!! Way to go Miss Sue - easy, spring style!

Happy spring - and thanks for the inspiration.


P.S. I love that vase! Posted: 10:55 pm on March 18th
chippingcharm writes: This is a perfect little "touch of Spring"...and I recognize that cool chippy rosette from one of your books...I love it! Laurel Posted: 8:32 pm on March 18th
fellowjunker writes: Simple elegance at its best Sue!! Nicely done!
xojanis Posted: 7:48 pm on March 18th
alicemom writes: Sue Love the holder with all the fine details. The whole vignette is simply elegant! Another fine job!
smiles, alice Posted: 6:51 pm on March 18th
Prior writes: Just perfectly done, not overcooked, just perfect! Lezlee Posted: 6:14 pm on March 18th
Bec4 writes: What a great post--and it is so true. I love moving things around, keeping a little drawer stashed with various junk goodies to use! Posted: 5:33 pm on March 18th
ninnarae writes: This is just simply lovely! I love the combination of textures and the pop of the spring green leaves against the beautiful neutrals! Posted: 4:59 pm on March 18th
grannijo writes: Sue...awesome vignette!...I too am starting to change things around...Think Spring!!!! tulips!...thanks ..sharon Posted: 4:34 pm on March 18th
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