Monday, May 13, 2013

Mixing it Up - Mod and Vintage, Slick and Shabby

As you walk in my front door and enter my living room, a primitive cabinet sits to the left of the doorway into the dining room. 

This is one of my favorite areas to tweak seasonally. I can switch it up in practically no time.

My latest "thing" is to mix some "mod" shapes into my already eclectic industrial/elegant/cottage living room. Maybe, it's just for the summer, or maybe not.

Some of the items I have here are staying, since they fit the theme: the French frame, the modern art piece, the faux mercury glass lamp with a mod shade. 

This topiary has moved here, sitting on a stack of vintage books in shades of white. New additions include three vases in mod shapes. Two are shiny silver, and one is matte white. I like the way the silvery vases work with the lamp. 

All the vases are from thrift stores, as is every single item (except the Walmart lamp shade) on in this vignette. Even the art piece is made from cast-off items.

The primitive chest has recently undergone an evolution. I think it's finally arrived where it needs to be. I'll post more about that later this week.

Word for the Day:
Haggai 2:8
The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, declares the Lord of hosts.

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Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

What a cute vignette! I do so love the mix of mod and vintage and your intriguing art piece!

thistlewoodfarm said...

What a welcome into your home! I love the mix of styles!

hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love it. I love to mix all different kinds of things together, they always make the most interesting vignettes. This is gorgeous. Love every detail. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

Unknown said...

Really nice! Love the book stack. It's airy and bright for Spring!

Jenna said...

Love the mix! I'm digging that silver mod vase! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Wonderful vignette! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays. New Follower!

Take Care,

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love mixing styles too! Congrats on being featured on Inspire You.