Monday, December 5, 2011

Snowflake Tin Tile Screen

Here it is the first week of December and we have only just had our first fire of the year in our fireplace! We seem to need a really cold night to initiate it, and we finally made it with the daytime temps in the twenties! Brrrr! But no snow yet.

The daylight is still funny though, and I'm photographing an area that always has odd lighting anyway, so we have natural light, lamp light, window light, and everything in between.

My fireplace screen has to be put away for awhile, but I thought I would try it out here. I like the snowflake motif on the tin tile and would still like to display it.

The books were already on display, but I added a mantel cloth I found recently. The candlesticks give it a suggestion of an altar.

The cloth has a knitted lace edge, rather than the more common crocheted one, which always excites me. It's an unusual find.

I'm always energized by neutrals and white. And though this display is somewhat busy, the colors keep it toned down.

Such beautiful work!

Now I need to go stoke up that fire and see if the weather report will turn out to be true about a few inches of snow! Wish us luck!
Ciao! for now!


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  1. Sooo pretty:) Thanks for sharing with us.
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  2. Very pretty! I really like the tin tile. The candle adds a special glow. Love it all!


  3. Hi J,
    Oh snow in the forecast, I envy that!! Good Luck:-)
    I never knew about knitted lace, It's a lovley piece!
    I love the mantletop vignette, and the sheet music falling out is delighful!

  4. Knitted edging is always something to behold! I've been knitting on one similar off and on for a year now. Just can't seem to get it done - your beautiful scarf inspires me to get it done! Sally

  5. Jacqueline, the serenity & beauty you have created is beautiful. I love linens w/crocheted edging.

    Have a great week ~
    TTFN ~

    PS Pop over for our GIVEAWAY

  6. I love all of have an eye for beauty! ;D

  7. I love the white cloth with it's pretty edge and the tin tile. I can't believe you might be getting snow down there already. The past 2days here have been beautiful with temperatures around 10 C. or 50 F. Very unusual but we may get some snow before the week is out. Stay warm and cozy. Hugs, Pamela

  8. That lace is gorgeous! Such a great find!

  9. Your style always amazes me! I just love how you've done your mantle, it's all sooooooo pretty.


  10. I haven't seen snow since I was a child in England. I can still remember the lovely time we had when it snowed,especially how exciting if we had a white Christmas.
    I love your cloth with the knitted edge,how beautiful on your lovely china cabinet. Beautiful vignette. xx jeanetteann

  11. Your white Christmas is lovely. Thanks for your sweet visit.

  12. Soft lovely light. The tin tile has great patina to it too. Beautiful vignette. Thanks for sharing. Valerie

  13. A very peaceful feeling vignette.

  14. What a stunning should be just "pleased as punch" with that vignette!! Love it!

  15. So did you get snow? we did here in Lubbock, not much but some. Love love your beautiful pieces. You certainly know how to pick out the best linens! xo marlis

  16. Love your mantal scarf. I'm always on the lookout for one that is different. Your fireplace looks so cozy.
    Wishing you happy Holidays.

  17. Hi Jacqueline, your posts are soothing to the soul.

    Simply and quietly stunning.


  18. How elegant. Thanks for sharing it is so peaceful looking and makes me want to sit and have a good cup of tea with you.

  19. The display is BEAUTIFUL! One of my favorites so far! I love love the open book resting against the tin, and the candlestick and all of it. What a wonderful idea to prop that big old book up there... love it!


  20. This is a gorgeous display! The big book and candles really does make it look like an altar. I love the white and neutral together too. there is something so soothing about those colors. It all looks so pretty.
    Eileen @ Cottage Beach House


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