Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Do you like to use containers in your designs?

Today, I am sharing a few of my favorite containers and using them in a mantel display.

This lacy container is one of my very favorites, the bouquet looks perfect with its soft pinks and greens. The container and bouquet are  from Michaels.

I tried the bouquet in both sides of the container. 

I think I like the bouquet on the left side and very close to the container.

Here's another favorite container I am including in my display.

Looks like I am stuck on lacy containers! This one has a ginger jar shape but still has the lacy look I love. The container is from Home Goods.

The small glass hurricanes on each side of the ginger jar have pebbles and green moss covered balls added. Not exactly what I have in mind.

Bet you are wondering why I have a few lilac flowers beside the ginger jar?

Here's why, I am adding a wreath to this small grouping. It took a little rearranging and some tweaking but I think I have what I am looking for.

I moved the glass hurricanes over to the left, then took the elements out of one and placed them on the mantel. I think I like this better.

Surprise but my last container isn't lacy! It's a white Fiesta vase with two green stemmed bushes added! This picture was taken before my final tweaking but worth sharing so you get the before and after effect. 

After the final tweaking, I like it even more with the natural elements resting on the mantel!

The mantel is complete, I am ready to show you all the elements together.

Thanks for stopping in to see my Containers - Judy.

Linking to:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage 
Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill 
Meet Me Monday at You're Talking Too Much 
Marvelous Monday at This Gal Cooks
Make-It-Pretty Monday's at The Dedicated House

Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With an E
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures

Centerpiece Wednesday at the Style Sisters
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style 

DIY by Design for Winter Blues
Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday
White Wednesday at Faded Charm

Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home on Thursday

Favorites on the First at The Polohouse
Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
 Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Friday

Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper


jeanetteann said...

Judy,it's all so pretty,love the colours together. I have changed my mantles so many times and can't quite get the look I want. You have given me some nice ideas. x

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

LOVE your lace containers!

I have a couple of "lacy" glazed ceramic birdies that I love.....

It was neat to see your various pics and your comments to them, making sense and trying to figure out your favorites. That was interesting.

Well done, ma'am!

Kim Houtz said...

Very pretty. I like your lacey containers. Maybe I need to go to Home Goods.

Poppy said...

Hi Judy,

Lovely lace containers! They look perfect on your mantlepiece. Thanks for an early peek at spring!


Pollyanna said...

Your mantel looks very soft and springish, and I for one am ready for some spring, thanks!!

On Crooked Creek said...

Contained, indeed!!!
This mantel is absolutely gorgeous and inspiring for Spring! I adore the use of the natural elements and agree they are stunning atop the mantle!
Beautiful vignette, dear friend!

Diane said...

It takes a very talented person to mix different elements together and create a pleasing vignette. You knocked this one "out of the park". Love it!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

I love your containers!

The French Hutch said...

Hi Judy, I love your lacy container. I don't have anything like those and I love them. I will have to keep an eye out for them. Love how you use them in a vignette on the mantle. Beautiful bouquet!
Happy weekend........

The French Hutch

Babs said...

I love your lacy containers, too. Love that shade of green on the ginger jar and your photos are so pretty.

Sarah said...

Beautiful! Love the lacy look of the ginger jar. The green is a gorgeous color.

Karen said...

Your mantle looks so pretty. I really like the white lacy container and the promises the advent of spring.

The Refeathered Roost said...

I love your lacy so pretty. You made beautiful vignettes using your containers.

Miss Kitty said...

VERY pretty mantle, Judy! Thanks for sharing your thoughts along to way to getting to the final version so I can know what to think about/look for in good vignette design.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Judy!

You have me longing for spring now! All my favorite colors for spring bouquets. Your pierced vases are so lovely.

Sorry I did not get over here sooner to comment.
Have been on college visits for five days and could
not access comment boxes from my cell phone!

Your vignette showcasing your containers turned out perfect.

Thanks so much for sharing!!

County Line Road said...

Hi Judy,
Just came over from The Polohouse for a visit. Love the green color of the jar and perfect with the flowers!

Jamie -Better With Age said...

This looks really pretty! I love those containers too ;)

Linda Primmer said...

Gorgeous contains. You have certainly set up some beautiful displays. Always a pleasure to visit.

The Tablescaper said...

Lov'in your lacy containers.

Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Custom Comforts said...

Very, very pretty. I can see why you love your lacy containers. They are beautiful.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Your lacy containers are just beautiful. I love how everything looks on your mantel. Fresh and pretty. I really like the greens, the candles and moss! So nice!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

I love to use containers in my decorating. Yours are beautiful. Very lovely. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your lacy containers are so pretty! The truly make your mantel special.

Linking from The Polo House,
Ricki Jill

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thank you for sharing these pretty lacy containers at my party.


Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Love the soft shapes and colors...very pretty! Thanks so much for visiting...

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Very pretty! I love those containers that have a fretwork look to them. They do look kinda lacey too, don't they? Love both the green and white and they look perfect beside your pretty flowers!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love it, so beautiful and the colors are wonderful. Thanks tonsf or joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

My goodness this is lovely! Puts me in the mood for spring!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love your pretty containers. They compliment your vignette so beautifully. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

The Rusty Heart said...

I came across your blog and I'm so happy I did you have so much talent. Love how you put colors together its all beautiful. I glad I found you!