Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Try This At Home

I love this vignette from Swedish design magazine Skona Hem - a summer bouquet in a garden urn and a few collected treasures on an antique chest.

photo: Skona Hem

This month's Try This At Home features some favorite antique resources - From Tone on Tone, a 19th-century Gustavian chest.

Vintage iron garden urn from Relics.

A selection of small gilt mirrors from A. Tyner Antiques.

From Charles Spada Antiques, French mercury glass candlesticks.

An antique French ashtray in the shape of an insect from A Beautiful Mess Antiques, and pictured on their Facebook page here.

On the wall, Farrow and Ball's Smoked Trout.

If you don't have the luxury of a garden full of cutting flowers, the farmer's market is an excellent alternative.


  1. Phyllis, how I love that first image, the composition is excellent isn't it? And, the vintage garden urn...I have 2 super large ones outside my front door which I came to own in a very funny way, I treasure them, truly. Big hug...

  2. Hey Phyllis -
    I love Skona Hem! One of my favorite foreign shelter magazines. I always grab it when we visit Scandinavia. Sometimes it is free on the SAS flights :) Thanks for selecting our chest ;-) Great've matched the entire vignette nicely!!

  3. Hi Phyllis! What a great idea for your post today. So I think I can manage all of the objects except for the Gustavian chest...hhhmmmm...where to buy....where to buy....;) You have given me an idea for the hall table for this weekend! thx. B

  4. Beautiful ideas and inspiration - I'd like to find room in my home for ALL of it!
    Paula x

  5. Beautiful idea and gorgeous photos, thank you!

  6. I adore those mirrors..very much into mirrors at the moment. I just bought an old oval mirror from the opp shop today...lovin it
    gorgeous urns too!
    Bec x

  7. What a beautiful vignette and I love the chest from Tone on Tone...beautiful!

  8. Hi Phyllis,
    Loved the mirrors from A Tyner Antiques. My problem is trying to be spare. The only thing I seem to have room for are more books - it could be disease. But, flowers - have to get them from the farmer's market because it's too sad to cut them from my garden where they look so good. My life is simply full of conflicts.
    Thanks of the inspiration and have a great day-

  9. Beautiful..I'm getting off my duff and running the farmers market now to get fresh flowers...thanks for the inspiration.

  10. What a clever post Phyllis. That chest of Loi's definately sets the stage!

  11. What a beautiful tablescape and you've sourced everything perfectly. It also really illustrates that keeping things simple is the way to go. x Sharon

  12. Hi Phyllis,
    Brilliant post!
    I love the way you have de-constructed the vignette.
    Have a lovely day,

  13. I love great vignettes! Great sourcing...classic and elegant!
    Have a fabulous weekend Phyllis!

  14. Stunning images Phyllis...I love the vignettes in Loi's shop...

    xo Terri

  15. Every image is stunning! This is one of my favorite looks! I Especially love those silver gilded mirrors!
    ... sigh

    Hope all is well cute girl!

  16. Phyllis you always manage to brighten my day I love all these images especially the first one, those flowers and that dresser!

    Enjoy your Sunday!

  17. Love this look. The first image is breath taking. So pretty!


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