Sunday, February 1, 2015

Romantic Vignettes

Hello everyone! Last week I showed you some "Winter Blues" vignettes using blue items that I gathered together from around the house so this week I am still in the vignette mood and have gathered together some "romantic" items that I thought would make some pretty Valentine vignettes.
Here is what I came up with...

For this vignette I used 2 antique velvet frames with lovely ladies of whom I'm sure were true romantics in their day, a pair of crocheted ladies gloves, a souvenir perfume chest with two bottles, an oval scrapbook piece, and 3 circa 1900 hand written letters.


A closer look at the perfume chest, it is not in the best of shape but I liked it anyway. It and the bottles are embellished with brass trimmings and the chest is lined with silk. One of the bottles is missing its picture on the lid so I'm glad at least one of them still has it, not sure where this souvenir originated from but it looks like a beach scene to me.



For this vignette in my bedroom on the parlor table,


I used a framed antique paper fan, my Old Paris Porcelain dresser tray and some vintage jewelry.



A closer look so you can see the pretty little birdie on its nest at the top of the dresser piece, this is a very old piece, dating back probably to the 1860's or so, so it does have some broken off curly que pieces. If you want to see the post of the Civil War Era house where I bought this piece at auction click here.



Upon an even closer look, you'll see a few antique brooches, a monogrammed locket, photo pins, a tiny heart locket and a lavender filled heart sachet.



For this vignette I wanted to focus mostly on vintage lace pieces with hand embroidered and needlepoint roses. I added the porcelain shoe because it too had a rose.



I spent some time trying to arrange the above lace pieces just so for this photo and then when done I just draped the pieces I was using for these vignettes over the back of the rocker recliner and look how pretty it looks and I didn't even try to make it look pretty! Hmmmm..



For this vignette I used an antique card, a demitasse cup?, a candle in a cradled looking zipper glass dish, maybe for celery, the little gold frame is actually a picture I hang in my dollhouse but it is the insert of a dacquerotype, minus the case, and then there's the dainty pink hand tatted handkerchief that I like so well.


Just a closer look...


More vintage lace and two 1907 Valentine postcards...


AND two more postcards, my great, great grandmother in the red velvet frame, 2 calling cards and a ruby flash paper weight, dated 1906 with a guys name engraved on it...


and a closer view. I just recently got the cupid postcard at a sale that I worked, I thought it was so adorable! I like the red ribbon trim on the calling card, I have lots of calling cards but this is the only one with ribbon weaved into the edges.



And lastly, I'll share with you my "puppy love" vignette. For this vignette I have used a pair of reproduction Staffordshire white spaniels, a trade card, a small antique Stafforshire child sized Spaniel, some little bone china beagles, a basset hound and a Yorkie. The doily is one my grandma made years ago, I showed one with blue flowers in my last post.


And that my friends, is it for vignettes for today! If you like what you saw with these Valentine vignettes and want to see more then check out these past posts at this link, and this one.
Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you enjoyed seeing my collections. Have a blessed week!

I am linking this post up to the following parties, please come and join us.
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
TEA TIME TUESDAY with Sandi
TUESDAY CUPPA TEA with Ruth
A RETURN TO LOVELINESS with Kathy
INSPIRE ME TUESDAY with Marty
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME with Maria
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jillian
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Paula
VINTAGE INSPIRATION PARTY with Betsy and gals
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY  with Kathy
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY with Cindy

32 comments:

  1. Loved seeing all the different Valentine Displays that you have shared with us. So many beautiful and precious things you have gathered together. Well done. Love the laces and doilies and so many of your antique pieces.

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  2. Truly lovely and romantic -- but so were the Victorians! In a staid sort of way! Loved all the things you gathered together and what a treasure that perfume box is!

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  3. Gina,
    Oh Boy such lovely things! I really would be hard pressed to pick a favorite, but I did especially love the pink dresser mirror, and the valentines, Oh and the lace and definitely the little dogs. I also loved the perfume bottles in the box, well I guess really that's just about everything isn't it?? hehe, I should've just said I like it all ;-) Hope you have a wonderful Valentines day
    Blessings to you and yours
    Teresa
    sugar, spice and whatever's nice

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  4. I just love your vignettes and each item that makes them up! So pretty and Victorian!

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  5. Gina,
    You have so many beautiful items! All so lovely!
    And the lace is stunning!! Lace always looks stunning, no matter what!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  6. I love vignettes! I really enjoy putting them together. I love how you put them together.

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  7. Wonderful! Found you from Sandi's. I am a Victorian lover as well. Love your vignettes!
    Ruth

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  8. Wonderful vignettes, Gina. The cards are lovely and the linens are delightful. That wee cup is very cute too. Thank you for joining me for tea today. Have a wonderful week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  9. Your Victorian vignette is lovely! My mom has one of those porcelain shoes; hers is pink. It was neat to see yours.

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  10. Your Vignettes are wonderful and your collection of antiques or a treasure to look at this is my third attempt to post on your side I hope that it works come visit my side if you have time

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  11. Your vignettes are all so lovely. I especially love the perfume chest...because of its worn patina.
    Mary Alice

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  12. Beautiful Victorian vignettes! I could look at them all day. The Victorians certainly had a way of making things so detailed and intricate.

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  13. So many beautiful treasures. Your vignettes are just so romantic. This holiday was made for your gorgeous Victorian home!!

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  14. My favourite parts of your vignettes are the vintage letters, postcards and Valentines. Letter-writing has become a lost art, thanks to today's technology.

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  15. I loved seeing all your vignettes. I especially love the picture frames and the ink well set in your first scene.

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  16. Gina, I love how you have corralled all of these fabulous things together and made romantic vignettes! You have so many gorgeous pieces of linen and lace as well as fabulous trinkets! The puppy love is too cute and I adore all of your postcards. Hope you will share this with SYC this Weds.!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  17. Oh Gina. What fabulous vignettes. Swoon, swoon. You really picked up some gorgeous pieces. Ahhhhhh. Loved seeing them Susan p.s. Thanks so much for your recent visit to my post and your sweet, complimentary comments. You are a sweetheart.

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  18. Hi Gina: I was drooling at each picture! Wow, your collections are amazing. It just makes me want to see more. Thanks for sharing the treasures with us. Blessings, Martha

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  19. Gina, I would say that you have a good deal of beautiful art around your house. It is all exquisite and I love the fan in the frame. You have put together some beautiful vignettes. They are all wonderful..Happy Monday..Judy

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  20. Just lovely! I loved looking at all the special details, and esp. like the lace with the embroidered roses, the tatting, and the postcards. I am reading a book set during the Civil War right now, and I can picture that dresser piece on one of the character's tables. Thanks for sharing the loveliness!

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  21. We enjoy looking at vintage & victorian valentines...every time we are at an antique mall we have to stop and look! Love the dog collection as well...got to admit that I am quite the nut for dog figurines...lol...I'm begining to think I might have a problem lol!

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  22. I do like the perfume bottles in the chest. I have looked at your post twice as, love seeing fine pieces of the past like you have displayed.
    I have tried to tat and just can't get the hang of it. The trimmed tatted handkerchief is beautiful.
    betsy

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  23. Charming vignettes. I especially like the card with the cupid. Happy Tea Day!

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  24. Hi Gina

    Love that perfume chest, don't apologize for anything you have it's all sooo beautiful and was once loved and now loved by you in your Victorian home.
    Then my second love is those little doggies, those little Beagles are toooo cute , you know who they remind me of ? I love the stafforshires also.
    Your house is just a Wanna Be Victorian Dream of a house. So pretty

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  25. Hi Gina,
    Oh my you have such an amazing collection of vintage collectibles. I love your fringed lampshade in the previous post and the pink dish and gorgeous doilies! Everything is so pretty. Happy February! Karen

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  26. Hi Gina,
    Oh my you have such an amazing collection of vintage collectibles. I love your fringed lampshade in the previous post and the pink dish and gorgeous doilies! Everything is so pretty. Happy February! Karen

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  27. Hello Gina
    Oh my... I love all your Victorian pieces! When I visit your blog I always enjoy seeing the romantic pieces in your collection. Have a great week!

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  28. Absolutely beautiful. What a wonderful job you've done creating all these pretty vignettes. Hard to pick a favorite...love all the lace, the postcards, the frames, etc. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  29. What lovely vignettes. Gina, truly romantic. I love all your vintage items!...Christine

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  30. You have some seriously gorgeous things! Good eye. I did spot a French scene of the Notre Dame. Lovely! Thank you for sharing them at my Let's Talk Vintage Link Party! Can't wait til next week, I hope to feature some of them. (I've been having trouble saving some photos from people's blogs. )

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  31. Fantastic Collection, really love your stuff, thanks for sharing

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  32. Lovely collection. I really like the vintage postcards. :) Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/02/05/home-matters-linky-party-23/ :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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