June 15, 2010

Wild Blooms In A Favorite Grouping

Salt & Pepper anyone...

Peaceful artistic impressions with these wonderfully grouped vintage salt & pepper shakers. Start by getting out your collection of old glass shakers arranging them with and original, individual touch. While you may have and affinity for rosebuds and fresh picked flowers, note that there is beauty all around us. A simple wild garden weed growing with little life left in it will add passion, purpose, and creative living. These stems of weed-ie wild flowers gathered up from the weed filled garden beds of disgarded beauty adds prettiness, and a touch of lovelies to any setting of European flea market cottage charm.

I am always enamored with simple beauty, "making something out of nothing" Arrange them for a guaint girlie brunch at each place setting, or a special occassion welcoming love in an arrangement that will not- be-forgotten.

52 comments:

A Cottage Muse said...

I have one of these old beauties and I do often put a little sprig in now and then on my desk!

cityfarmer said...

girl, you've got it going on!!!

I've got a gene in my body for bottles

Zuzu said...

A very sweet and beautiful idea. I hope you are having a very lovely week!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Cielo Azul Jewelry said...

These look so darling=0) I just love how you photographed these.

Have a great week,
xoxo,
Carol

My Grama's Soul said...

Just found you.....what a sweet blog. I can never seem to find vintage salt and pepper shakers anymore.....I love yours.

Jo

Les Cotrions said...

I like your making something out of nothing!!! Very charming arrrangements you made!
A nice evening to you!
Vale

sweetlaraine said...

How pretty!!!

Prior said...

These salt and pepper shakers turned vases would be great for my Prior Lives Party! Just lovely in its simplicity! Lezlee

Victoria said...

I was just thinking wow, those are lovely vases...but salt and pepper shakers? Who woulda thunk it!!! A fantastic idea, I think I'm going to dig some of mine up and try this!

Marlene said...

Hi Dore! What a wonderful idea! I have a little collection of old salt and pepper shakers..I jsut may take them out and do this on my kitchen windowsill ! let the sun shine thru them..and I think the weed flowers is a wonderful idea too..celebrate the beauty of something generaly discarded in the garden..I love the green chippy paint behind the picture shutters or mirror? Love the picture...Also the song on your blog..Fisher i will need to get her CD..just amazing..very touching song..wonderful piano accompanment...Have a wonderful Day!!! xo Mar

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Dore...

My friend, I hope that my note finds you well today!

Okay, I must say that I've never seen weed-ie wildflowers looking sooo pretty but you did it, Darlin'! Your collection of beautiful vintage glass shakers really do accentuate all that's pretty about a flower...no matter what kind it is! Ohhh...and your photo is exquisite, sweet lady! I love the idea of arranging a few of these pretty shakers at each individual place setting...I am committing that one to memory for future use! I love it!!!

Thank you for sharing your pretties with us today...it was such a treat!!! I also wanted to thank you for coming by and leaving me such a sweet note and adding Happy To Design to your list of blog follows! I am elated and humbled all at the same time! Thank you, Dore!!!

Have a fabulous day!!!
Chari @Happy To Design

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Hi Dore,
I love your collection of salt and pepper shakers! What a wonderful idea to use them for flower holders. Your arrangement looks beautiful!!
Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs ~ Jo

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Dore, I do love the simple everyday objects. My mom had a set that we used every day for my whole childhood...just little "diner" s&p's, I have a pair too, that are my "go-tos" in my cabinet. Love the idea of the weedie flowers, there's such beauty in God's everyday creations.
Thank you for always being such an encouragement. I always look forward to seeing what you're up to!
xo,
Debra

fairmaiden said...

That is such a pretty idea that I have never seen before. Now I will be on the look out for old vintage salt & pepper shakers.

I'm so sad, I just had to pull out all the sweet peas in my garden last night...the heat killed them and they were going to seed. But now there is room to plant sunflowers!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Thank you so much for visiting My Dream Canvas. I just discovered your blog and love it! Great ideas and inspirations.

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

These vintage items are always so romantic,

Gwynnie B Designs said...

Dahling Dore, you find beauty in all things and remind us it is all around if we would only open our eyes and notice! So simple, so sweet, and oh so special this world we live in, especaly with a beautiful soul like you to share with us :)

Razmataz said...

Dore, you really do see things in a different way. I think these are so lovley grouped together. I also love the littel bits from the garden, nothing precious but perfectly suited.

beachychic said...

Absolutely looooove-ly! :)) ♥ wildflowers & that they are free.. thank you for sharing your simple joy.
lara x

Charlene said...

Dore,

Thank you for your sweet comments about my blog. It is sooooooooooo much fun to meet friends from all over! It brings me so much pleasure. I hope we can become good blogging friends. And you tell Hannaha I LOVE my boots too. If she needs a pair let me know the size & we'll be "on the hunt" for her. (for a mere $296.00) Let me know. Have a great week. Charlene

Charlene said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you in the post above... I have a THING for salt shakers. If you go in & look at photos (I think the topic is Treasures on my side bar) you will see some of mine. I got a sweet one minus the lid today. Charlene

Gracefully Vintage said...

Loving your blog, just stumbled upon it. I too, like the simple beauty and those bottles are lovely displayed like that, such elegance , but class, and a bit of shabby ness
Just became one of your followers- i love the great inspiration your blog gives.
Karryann

Gypsy Fish said...

So clever and oh, so chic... thanks for joining the party...see you next month.
hugs,
Beth

Nancy said...

Hi Dore,
What a simple, yet beautiful idea to use the salt and pepper shakers that way. It's amazing how pretty they are holding the flowers, grouped together that way. Thank you for sharing!

xoxoxo,
Nancy

Beach House Living said...

How lovely you can make salt shakers look. I may do that with the silver plate ones we seem to a few pairs of.

Ticking and Toile said...

HI Dore,
I would have never thought to use salt & pepper shakers that way!! They look so sweet ~ love it!

xo,
Shellagh

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Dore,
WOW, simple and beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week.
Hugs,
Marie

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi again Dore,
I have a question for you regarding my blog post today....regarding painted wood floors...would love your input!
Thanks!
Shellagh

Herself said...

Stunning as always, Dore. Come along to The Pebble's party and join in. I want everyone to discover you!

Jill said...

Very nice. Just love that photo!

SPLENDEROSA said...

Amazing how anything arranged as a collection takes on a new sense of importance, isn't it? This is lovely. Come see what Catherine's wearing to the Finale Party over at my place, along with a few of her friends. xx's

Karena said...

Beautiful Dore, I love your post!

Come and see what I have put together for Catherine's Soiree at the Shiny Pebble.

Karena
Art by Karena

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Hi again, Dore!! I'm so glad you got back to me about that fabulous birdhouse of yours!! I LOVE it! It's so pretty...it would look good in the house just as well as in the garden.
OK...you're officially getting added to my inspirational blogs! :)
Hugs ~ Jo

Style Attic said...

O-r-g-i-n-a-l :) Love the touch!

OneCraftyFox said...

Fantastic! Your blog is gorgeous :)

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Very creative! I love old glass and bottles. Stop by my virtual Soiree if you get a chance. I would love to have you visit. I need to do a little more snooping around while I'm here. Mona

Roseanna said...

Beautiful!

Nestled in Rosenberg said...

Simple is definitely beautiful!

June said...

I just knew there was a good reason I was collecting these shakers. Thank you for the wonderful idea Dore!

Charlene said...

Dore, You & Hannah will have to check back & see the belt I bought at the store where Hubby got my boots. I went back to get boot stretch (I like Hannaha have a narrow heel but, the toes really pinch) They said if I bought the next size the foot would just slip into the toe of the boot & cause the same problem. The fix... a liquie (alcohol based) that you put in the boot & wear a pair of thick socks while you stretch the leather. OUCH! Not looking forward to that part but, heck they'll be cute. Wish I had Hannah's cute tiny figure (God does have a sense of hummor about the adding of Birthdays) Anyway, I went in to buy the boot stretch & bought the most amazing belt. BLING!!!!!!!!!!! Hugs! Charlene

Charlotta Ward said...

So cute. Great idea!
Loving your blog. Where can I become a follower.. Off to find that button now, and then I am adding you to my blog roll!

x Charlotta

Obee Designs said...

Hello Lovely Dore,
I know you always come up with such wonderful ideas and I just love this one! I just love the way you take something very ordinary and make it so extraordinary! These salt and pepper shakers are no exception!! I am the same as you and am always looking at something not for what it is, but what it can be. I also love it when some thing is a blank canvas just waiting for creation and inspiration. It excites me so much, as it does you. Just look at the magic you made with that cute stationary station. Now was a great transformation. You are truly talented and have such an incredibly tasteful sense of style. You rock girlfriend!!

Has your daughter graduated yet? I've been thinking about both of you. It is such an exciting time for her:) Mom, I hope you are holding up alright :(....it's so bittersweet for us, isn't it???
Thanks for stopping by to say hello. You know, I always enjoy your visits and I hope your are enjoying your day!!
XoXo
Gail

shannon i olson said...

great idea, love the look.

Bonnie said...

Hi Dore!

this post so hits home to me. I'm always wanting to make art of just every day simple moments and items. Simple and beautiful. I love this! thanks for the inspiration. :)

Have a gorgeous day!

xoxo,
Bonnie

Elizabeth said...

Ok I'm now on the look out for some vintage salt and pepper shakers! How pretty is that! Who new that those wild flower weeds could be so pretty! What a fabulous idea! Love your photos!
Elizabeth

OneCraftyFox said...

Just me again, darling! I'd like to invite you to join my *Cupcake Challenge*, I promise it will be loads of fun!!

MJ Ornaments said...

What a clever idea! I love the silver muted tones, stunning! Martha

Mary Ann said...

beautiful collections of salt and pepper shakers, they are hard to find these days...great idea to accentuate their beauties! have a great weekend...verbena cottage

VERBENA.... NESTED TREASURES said...

hey my long lost friend... I haven't forgotten about you just crazy trying to hold up the fort here... miss ya xoxo laura

Cassie said...

I love the shakers! Each is so unique and homey. Beautiful collection.

Gaia said...

I'm collecting old bottle and glass vases.
Yours are just amazing... I think I need to have more glasses!!!

Stacey Steimle said...

so simple, yet so elegant in a collection and in the right setting. great idea!