Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Short and Sweet ~ A Simple + Quick Vignette Using a Statue


Want to create  a quick and easy decor vignette but you're not quite sure what to do for a little refresh?
Here are a couple of quick + simple ideas you can do
to create a lovely new display and update your
home decor...




Welcome everyone!  If you are new here I am Barbara and I am happy you are here ~ welcome!!!
As part of today's Short and Sweet hop hosted by Benita of Chasing Quaintness we are excited to bring you some quick ideas you can do in your home. Thank you Benita for being our gracious host!
:)


For my post today I thought I'd share how to use a small statue in your home decor...

Depending upon your season start with a favorite statue you may have ~ a bust of an angel or a patriotic figure from history, perhaps.  If you find a vintage angel no longer used at a church that would be a fun piece to use in your decor too.

In this Christmas shot I created angel wings from a bird ornament I bought specifically for this project as I was decorating with mostly all white this particular holiday season.

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I love small busts and fell in love with a Napoleon Bonaparte statue which the designer and author Charles Faudrée used in his country homes' decor.
I had seen it a number of years ago in one of his books that I have in my library collection. When I spied my little maiden in a local thrift shop I grabbed her and ran!
;)

A Valentine's post from a year ago...

Statues add that je ne sais quoi quality and aire to a room which always looks rich and fancy. We may not be wealthy but we can add a little fanciness to our decor for not much money. My Grinam Niam bust is a copy but I love her just the same as if she were the genuine thing!

A little photo taken with my iPhone 7.


Add in a candle or two and decorate your little statue with your favorite jewelry or strands of pearls. Use a bookmark pinned around your statue's neck or draped on her head like a headband then place a small pedestal or vintage piece of lace underneath.


Finish your look with a vase or display of dried flowers and you have a quick and easy vignette to grace a window or table anywhere in your home. Simple + quick to do!
:)


Thank you for stopping by today

Please follow the links here to see what all these lovely ladies are sharing today as part of their
Short and Sweet posts.Thank you again to Benita for putting this
all together!










A bientôt,

22 comments:

  1. Barb, thank you so much for joining us today! When I was younger, I never really cared for "busts", but over the years, I've really grown fond of them. I only have one and it looks so plain on our bookcase. I like your ideas and may try dressing it up a bit to give it a more "classy" look! Love your vignettes so much! Beautiful! Love and hugs!!

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    1. Glad to hear it, Benita! I don't really know why it poppped into my head one day to start dressing this little maiden but I am glad the inspiration did come! Thanks again for inviting me. <3

      Hugs and love back,
      Barb :)

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  2. I don't have any busts in my home, but I might keep my eye out for one - this is a cute idea! I just updated my post to include you, glad you were able to join us! I will be back!

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    1. Thank you, Patti! I'm glad you like it my site and this post. Happy to have you over! <3

      Hugs and blessings to you,
      Barb :)

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  3. Great post - I love how elegant this makes the decor! Thanks for sharing!
    -Jenna ♥
    Stay in touch? The Chic Cupcake

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    1. Hello Jenna, thank you so much for stopping by! Yes, I'll stop over and visit ~ love to have a new friend. <3

      Blessings and hugs,
      Barb :)

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  4. Barb,
    Busts say "French style" to me, also. I have one of a young girl that I love.

    Judith

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    1. Hello Judith, thank you so much! I do love this little maiden and her outdoor statue friends. They add a lot to one's French decor. Glad you have a young girl statue that you love. <3

      Blessings to you,
      Barb :)

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    1. Hello Maristella! Thank you so much for your sweet comments. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day! <3

      Blessings to you,
      Barb :)

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    1. Thank you, Jeanie! It'll be fun to see how I can decorate with this fair maiden and her friends at the new house. Coming soon! <3

      Have a great week,
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  7. Love doing short and sweet posts! Thanks for sharing, Barb! Hope you are having fun with the move-in. I can't believe it's happening!

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    1. Hey, Julie!!! Yes, finally! The move is scheduled for pick-up on March 6th in Murrieta and delivery sometime the next week. We will start moving things from our little storage unit here in Texas to the house tomorrow and Charles will wait for our new refrigerator delivery. He got a good deal from work at Samsung! Good buys right now with sales at Best Buy and the Big Box stores, too, if anyone needs a new refrigerator! Okay, sales pitch over... ;)

      Have a great week,
      Barb :)

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  8. This is a great idea and now you have me wanting a bust for my own home. I'm going away with my girlfriends soon and we always antique while we are away. Adding this to my list.

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    1. Hi Patti! Have fun on your antiquing girls' weekend!!!!! I love doing that and have a couple of times with a few of the ladies (bloggers) here in the Dallas area. Decorating with busts is just really nice! I like displaying jewelry on this maiden and an angel I have in storage, plus now I am into really decorating them more like children... Guess I am ready for the grandchildren, LOL! (Tell my kids to get with it... ;) )

      Have a great week and Happy almost spring!
      Barb :)

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  9. ...and this is where I came in! It's one of the first things I remember about your blog, that lovely statue that you decorated on beautifully. I still love it and I went home after reading that first post and hung a necklace on my small statue.
    :) gwingal

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    1. Oh, good, Nikki!!! I really like decorating with this maiden statue now... The other two outside were my muses before but she really is now. I was just thinking where she is going to reside in the new house... On the new table? On the living room bookshelves? I feel like I might be abandoning her! It's silly, I know. I don't have any grandkid yet, so that may be the issue... Lol!

      Glad you have a little statue to decorate,
      Hugs and spring blessings,
      Barb :)

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  10. This is such a beautiful and dreamy vignette. Gorgeous bust!

    Janet

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    1. Hello Janet, thank you! I love this little maiden and silly as it is, she is like another child now... Definitely my muse. Guess I am ready for grandkids, Lol! That's what I have been telling people anyway... ;)

      Thank you for stopping by!

      Hope your spring is beginning to bloom for you,
      Hugs,
      Barb

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  11. That beautiful bust does so much work in your home. Make sure you take her with you in your new house and give her a place of honor Barbara!!

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  12. Thank you, Mary! I was just saying to Janet of Rosemary & Thyme that I kind of think of this little maiden as one of my children now (silly as it is to say so), and I guess I am ready for grandkids... ;) My own kids are not close enough to see each week and I do get lonely, so The Girls and Yoda will have to do! And Mr. Ethereal, of course.

    I will find a nice home for her, too.
    Hugs and Happy almost spring to you!
    Barb :)

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I appreciate your leaving me a comment, thank you!
Hugs,
Barb :)

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