Welcoming guests into your home is a privilege and offering them a beautiful entryway makes each guest feel special. Winter white in the runner shot with silver thread sets the mood. The “Lord of the Forest” engages in scholarly pursuits while the woods sleep and dream.

Pillar candlesticks in silver and gold at either end of the sideboard anchor the setting and provide soft evening light to arriving dinner guests.

Glorious pink and red roses add a touch of elegance in their cut crystal vase. Don’t you just love those colors? Most of the flowers I use come from my garden or the grocery store. These were from my local Aldi’s and have been blooming for several days.

“The world is a rose, smell it, and pass it to your friends.” – Persian Proverb

A cut crystal container is filled with dried rose petals and more are scattered along the runner.

Winter is a perfect time to think about the Spring garden and all the gorgeous blooms that can brighten your indoor spaces. Looking through beautiful garden books lifts my spirits when it is cold and sparse outside.

Crystal covered branches form a wreath that decorates the antique mirror reflecting light as it bounces off the individual crystals.

“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it. “
–John Burroughs

The mirror reflects those gorgeous roses while flower and cookbooks carry the color down the sideboard.

Visitors are welcomed with light and color as the hallway becomes a warm and inviting space.

Now a second little vignette from the den. When the guests are gone it’s lovely to have a pretty space to relax


It doesn’t take a lot to set a pretty tone for a room. Here I used a scalloped Victorian style tray that goes well with the background sheepskin throw on the sofa. A lovely wine bottle borrowed from a Friend holds a single rose in pretty pinks. The wine bottle looks like cut crystal so a nice bonus to keep after the wine has been enjoyed. Crystal glasses sit ready to be filled for a cozy respite from Winter’s cold.

A perfect place to relax and enjoy a quiet conversation.

“A conversation is so much more that words, a conversation is eyes, smiles, the silences between the words.” Annika Thor


16 thoughts on “Two Flower Vignettes

  1. Beautiful! I love the gorgeous vintage tray especially! I can’t help but think you don’t have cats… 😅 I’d love to have more decor out but I’m forever thinking to myself “will my boys 🐱 🐱 try to eat this or break this?” 😅

  2. I loved the sheepskin cover on the sofa! My cats would love it. I think the thing I liked best was the reflections of the roses in the mirror–made the bouquet look double in size–always a good thing to me with live flowers, but especially roses!

  3. I’m a person who have many friends and they always love to join me in weekends. Following your idea, I think I can make my entrance more cooler! Thanks for that.

  4. Lynne, this is so pretty, I love it all but that sheepskin draped across your Victorian sofa it just over-the-top fabulous. I’m sharing this post this evening at All About Home. Thanks so much for always coming by and linking up!!

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