I'm getting ready for the Holidays!

November 12th, 2018 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Some unexpected bed partners get along quite nicely in this vignette. The soft gray (always a great shade in any color scheme) will be my go to color this year. The vintage light fixture provides my gray of choice this time around.
The soft light peeking through the cutouts as well as the top of the fixture creates a very inviting atmosphere.
In my books, I always say simple is best. Three elements is just right for this tabletop.
I truly am not sure if this fixture is original or if it was recrafted. Truth is, I dont care because I love it. Drilling glazed pottery can be accomplished fairly easily. Choosing the proper bit is key, A diamond , core, glass or tile bit should do it for you. Also key is how you go about it. Put masking tape on your pottery before drilling to keep the bit from slipping. Angle your bit at first then bring it to a straight up position. Start slow and dont use too much pressure. Let the drill do the work. You will want to have a damp sponge on hand to squeeze water from while drilling. This will stop the ceramic piece from cracking due to over heating. 
Another look at the on/off switch. You know me...just had to get another image of flowers. 
An Edison bulb is the way to go.
The main element of my vignette is the vintage light fixture. I love the sleek, not overcooked feel of this fixture.
A peek at the under belly of the fixture.
Sticking to tradition is another trick of mine when designing. I have been using Edison Gold Molded Record containers for as long as I can remember. They are timeless and always provide a touch of whimsy. All of you who know me are aware of my love for flowers. Unexpected and free form bouquets for me, are the way to go.
OK...LOVE these little cuties way more than their wooden predecessors. 
Some unexpected bed partners get along quite nicely in this vignette. The soft gray (always a great shade in any color scheme) will be my go to color this year. The vintage light fixture provides my gray of choice this time around.

Some unexpected bed partners get along quite nicely in this vignette. The soft gray (always a great shade in any color scheme) will be my go to color this year. The vintage light fixture provides my gray of choice this time around.

Photo: Sue Whitney

I draw inspiration from many things....raw objects, timeworn textiles and vintage clothing just to name a few. In this instance I loved the color and design of the vintage light fixture and let my mind play from there. I never overthink, but rather just let it flow. If it doesn't work you can start over which is much easier than forcing something in design. I always enjoy deciding on a colorway, producing a simple vignette and watching an entire design strategy grow out of the little seedlings. 

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Comments (2)

georgiamoon writes: Sue, your color choices are always amazing and I love the way you put simple things together to make a big impact! Lovely as always!

Georgia Posted: 5:27 am on February 9th
JunkArchitect writes: Sue, I love all your vignettes! I'm going to try like crazy to attend Uncorked this time.

Jim

Posted: 5:04 am on February 7th
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