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Monday, December 5, 2011

White Artichokes and Snowman on Grid

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This neat old metal grid was given to me by a dear friend. I do not know what it was used for or what it was on, but I love it. It is in my entry just inside the door. Below it is a cement garden statue filled with faux fern.

Each cross bar has what looks like a knot. So neat ... aged patina and small amounts of paint add to the charm. I decorated it with 'all season' items but today I added some 'Christmas' to it.
Added red berries to the cone flower container ... This container is a floral container for graveside arrangements.
I removed the spike and painted it.
and a fringed, coffee stained burlap bow ...

vintage ornaments and this smiling Snowman, so cute with his stick arms and a bird feather in his floppy hat.

I love to decorate with dry artichokes. Each had a short stem which I split and added the long stems (sticks from the yard) and wired/hot glued them in place. Sprayed them with my favorite Ivory paint.
Hope you enjoy this little vignette and can be inspired to use vintage metal items to decorate with.

Christmas Blessings.

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  1. Oh my word - I LOVE it! What a find and a great friend you have!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Knick of Time Tuesday!

    Angie @ Knick of Time Interiors

  2. That looks great! I love the dried artichokes. I would like to try to dry some.

  3. What a great vignette and I love the dried artichokes. Have never thought of that.

  4. LOVE this grid and how you've decorated it! The dried artichokes are fantastic!! Love your blog and enjoyed reading your profile! You were a thrifter before thrifting was in vogue -- a woman ahead of your time!

  5. It's perfect! I love the texture and your decorations work so wonderfully. I can tell already I'm going enjoy your site. Thanks for stopping by mine!

  6. Love the grid and how you trimmed it out, love the white artichokes. Will be your newest follower, please stop by and visit us, Laura - Cottage and Broome

  7. Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I love this grid!! You have decorated it beautifully!
    I am your newest follower, so I will be stopping by again!

  8. That is fabulous Miss Audrey. You are so clever and unique!

  9. I like I like!! Love the snowman! I believe I have an obsession with Snowmen! :)

  10. That is a lovely vignette Audrey, a great mix of elements. Thanks so much for visiting and leaving such a nice comment. I'm honored to have you follow my blog...following you as well.

  11. I love that grid! And you have decorated it so nicely, Audrey!

  12. Audrey - you are being featured tonight at Knick of Time Tuesday! Feel free to grab my "I was featured" button.

    I hope you'll share more vintage goodness again tonight!

    Angie @ Knick of Time Interiors


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