Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ode to the Hounds

I've been doing a little early birthday shopping lately and wanted to share a few of my goodies.

I found these two french hound pictures at one of my favorite local home interior stores. So I placed them over the chest in my family room where I could enjoy them often.


Here is a better look at them.





The frames are made of wood and painted black and distressed.  There is french writing below each print describing the breed. 

After placing them above the chest, I decided to change up the vignette just a bit.

I added some sea fans.  One is black and the other is actually painted white!  I love the mix.  Also, I found the concrete candle holder as well and really loved the texture and color it brought to the mix.


Here is a better overall pic.


I found this old encyclopedia written in a foreign language too.

 
I was curious to see the date that it was written and found it to be 1904!
Does anyone know what language this is?

Finally, I added this wonderful scented candle to the coffee table.  It's perfect for the Fall season and when it burns down, I can place another candle in it.


I wish you could smell it!

These are the new goodies for my family room.  In an upcoming post, I'll share a few new things I have in my kitchen.

One day, I'm going to take my camera with me to the store, that these items came from, and let you shop with me.  They have so many neat things!

Hope you had a great weekend.  My kids are getting much better.  So far, I'm not sick, nor my husband.  Hopefully, we'll stay that way too.

~ Kelly ~


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29 comments:

Deserae said...

Love the new dog pictures...they are just beautiful! Your new vignette is fabulous as always :o)
~Des

Judy said...

Love those dog prints, especially the black distressed frames. Your vignette is one of my favorites.

xoxo,
judy

โ„ณartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful shots Kelly and great finds! You better hide those pictures when your sister comes for a visit LOL!! They look so pretty over your chest. Martina

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

It looks so cozy and inviting! Love your lampshade too!
♥Linsey

Melissa Miller said...

Very pretty finds Kelly. Your decorating style is amazing. :)

Melissa Miller said...

Thanks Kelly! I like the lighter colors she used this time.

You MUST join Pinterest! Yes, it's addicting but really fun. He! ;)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great dog pictures. Must have gone to Outrageous Interiors. Love the vignette. That book is probably Dutch or Swedish.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great vignette, Kelly. I like the hound pictures, and the frames they're in. Of course I'm drooling over that concrete candle holder. Love it!

Stacey said...

You found some great new additions. The hound pictures are great. It's so hard to find art that I can't live without. Glad you stumbled across some. :)

Stacey said...

You found some great new additions. The hound pictures are great. It's so hard to find art that I can't live without. Glad you stumbled across some. :)

Designs By Pinky said...

I LOVE your vignette! Where did you get your demijohns??? I love them and never find them around here! The dog pics are great! XO, Pinky

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

YOur new hound pictures are just gorgeous. What a great find. I love the vignette you've created also. So pretty. I don't know what language it is, but the book is neat and so is the lovely candle. Can't wait to see the rest. Hugs, marty

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I am pretty sure that it is Nordic. See the word Nordisk?

Love your french dog prints...they whole vignette is wonderful!

Salmagundi said...

Love the pictures with the great frames. Sally

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I was thinking the book might be Swedish...but not sure. It is cool. I notice someone else mentioned the lampshade, I like it too! Tell about it!! Love the wicker candle holder and the dog prints especially...they look like a nice birthday gift!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Great post Kelly! Love your new dog pictures, great frames too. Funny, I could smell that candle from here.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kelly,

Love the whole birthday shopping thing!!
Good for you!
I love the dogs...
Your coffee table looks great with the new candle.
The little basket around it is so nice...

All the Best,
Christine

Mandy said...

Amazing frames Kelly.

HenryGirl said...

Hi, your blog is grate!! I can tell you the book is Swidish, but printed in Denmark. 1904 ? It could all be the same country back then..I´m not sure when we lost Denmark. One period both Sweden, Denmark and Norwighen and Finland was ONE country....
Can I ask how much you gave for the book? Just curius. :-)

Haven Conner said...

Sooooo very pretty! My absolute favorite thing is your candle holder!
Blessings,
Haven

All That Glitters said...

Kelly, I just love those frames! Love the prints too girl! My dad gave me a demijohn the other day for free! Can you believe that! He normally charges me for things! He is stingy with his junk! lol!

Lori said...

What a great display. Everything looks so wonderful together. Love that old book too.

Pat said...

I love those dog prints Kelly. Beautifully put together vignette!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Beautiful!! Your vignette is gorgeous!

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Looks great, Kelly! Love the dog prints and the book! Glad your kids are on the mend :)

bj said...

Love everything on this table. The prints are wonderful and your demijohn looks amazing there.:)

rachel@Acts of Life said...

Hi Kelly! I am loving your encyclopedia...very cool find! I have been looking for that lamp shade at Target for a while now but it is always sold out! It's so cute. All your things look lovely together...great finds :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kelly, The pictures are wonderful and you have created a beautiful vignette. The demi-john, sea fans, cute lamp...perfection!
Hugs,
Sherry

Babs said...

I'm loving all your new finds, especially the dog pictures and demi johns. Hope you're feeling better.