Tuesday, May 10, 2011

~ Pretty Lilacs ~ A simple way to display photos


I was rearranging and fluffing my nest today
 I decided to fill my enamel pitcher with lilacs from my front yard
I love their beautiful smell and color


I took a favorite old photo of my grandfather and simply tucked it under some twine on one of my lavender sachets from Dreamy Whites
 Another photo of him I just casually placed on the plate next to the bowl
It's a simple way to display old photos
I think it makes a pretty and personal vignette





I put another old photo inside a petite white frame made from reclaimed wood
I love the chippy patina


Overall I am very happy with how it all came together
Simple and pretty


Thank you so much for your sweet Mothers Day comments
I hope you all had a wonderful day
Hugs,
Rachel



34 comments:

Remember to wish said...

Very beautiful! I love the living area. Serene and peaceful. Have a great day!

sarah atmyyellowhouse said...

oh my gosh, I just LOVE your house! I love when you show us full pictures...I get lots of good ideas. :)
This is such a good idea - I always struggle with photos. I like them but think they seem busy and have a hard time displaying them. I love that this is so simple and doesn't scream photo.
Very pretty!

Lara said...

What a lovely vignette you have put together! Putting the little photo tucked into the pillow bundle is a great idea! I have an order from Maria arriving soon & I am so excited about it! Aren't lilacs the best? I hope mine will last awhile! Have a nice week!
Hugs,
Lara :)

A Rosy Note said...

I just love the little photo tucked into the sachet Rachel...it looks so pretty! I can't wait for the lilacs to bloom here, they're one of my favorite flowers. Hope you're having a good week :)

Hugs ♥ Tricia

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

So pretty!!!

Restoration House said...

Very pretty and love the vignettes with the photos! Love the look and scent of lilacs too, will have to try and find some!
Kim:)

Squirrelhaus said...

Simple and pretty = totally beautiful!!!
I love how it all turned out!
Have a great week!
Chris :o)

BB said...

I love your sweet, simple way to display the photos of your grandfather. I'm going to have to copy it.
Brenda

traci said...

gorgeous images. your home is so beautiful.

Victoria said...

That is so beautiful and I love your Lilacs! I'm so obsessed with the color Lilac right now:)

Urban Farmgirl said...

I love lilacs! If only they lasted all summer! *sigh*...

Love your photos, they are always so beautiful!

Mary

Ozma of Odds said...

...oh! ~ to lovely lilacs...
you have captured their delicate beauty perfectly!

xo, Rosemary

freckled laundry said...

So pretty Rachel! I love seeing more & more of your home every time you post. I can see that we both love serene spaces. Come enter my giveaway...I know you love Dreamy Whites!

xoxo,
Jami

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

How unique and beautiful is that idea...I love it! Your home is out of a magazine..stunning! x0

giovanna said...

beautiful post ,but all yors post are beautifuls
giovanna

Claudia said...

Hello,

So beautiful! Such a pretty room.
Claudia

SallyLeeByTheSea.com said...

Simple & pretty is right!! I love it so much...wonderful job. Hope you're having a beautiful week :O)

A Cottage Muse said...

Simple elegance!!

Simply Me said...

Hi there !! I have found my rugs at flea markets, there is one really great flea market, that is where i bought 3 of them, the other two i bought from vintage shop, but they also came from the same flea market !! they are very hard to come by, one actually is an old prayer rug , it is torn, and really old, i love it so much !! thanks so much !!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

lilacs from your garden ????
LUCKY YOU !!!!

they are beautiful...everything is....

you are so cute...i LOVE the "fluffing and rearranging your nest"
Happy to visit today...you inspire ME!!!!

kary and teddy

flwrjane said...

What a beautiful blog you have. I wish you had introduced yourself, instead I had to track you down.

Now that I've found you....

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Rachel,

I've not been over in a bit. I love your header! So me, yet it's yours :)
Fun taking a peek into your home. I don't believe I've seen this part of your house. It's beautiful and quaint! I love the lilacs and the old photo of your grandpa.
Hope you're having a great week!
XO,
~Michelle

Heaven's Walk said...

Rachel - your home is sooooo pretty! I adore the way you display things. ♥ Simple, sweet and serene. I'm saving these photos for my inspiration file! You do realize that your style and talent rivals Maria at Dreamy Whites, don't you? :) Luv it!

xoxo laurie

Debbie said...

LOVE all the white chippy paint! Your pics are so crisp and pretty.
Just beautiful!!
Debbie

Vintage Gal said...

Such beautiful lilacs and what a wonderful way to display them ~ I LOVE IT ;-)

Cynthia said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Debra@Common Ground said...

What a sweet little photo! I love lilacs, when I was growing up we had massive bushes. Gorgeous photos as always. xoxo Debra

Heather @ REOlisticRenovation said...

Mmmm so pretty!

KarenSue said...

Simpley pretty! Lilacs don't grow here in Orlando or Peonies. That make me sad.
You encourged me today!

Olive Cooper said...

...very chippy pretty...love your images♥

Time Worn Style said...

absolutely love that pop of lilac colour against the beautiful white backgrounds. I was just mentioning on my own blog today how I just cant go past a white backdrop of walls. I am seriously considering selling all my furniture and starting over again! Thats whats great about being a vintage merchant :0)
alicia

Sunshine and Lavender said...

So beautiful... Your white chair looks so inviting... Where did you get it from?

Sherrie said...

Beautiful photos! Great ideas for showing off those photos!

Hemma på Landet said...

It looks very beautiful.
Hug Stina