Saturday, December 29, 2012

New Year's Eve Vignette

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. We have been very busy! I thought I would share the finished New Year's Eve Lucky Thirteen vignette. This theme is about breaking stereotypes and labels and looking at things in a new way. These pictures were taken at night (tonight to be exact) so the quality is not top notch.... but with a novice photographer like me, this could be said about many of my pictures.  By the way, that's a goal I have for Lucky 13 - become a better photographer. Lesson number one needs to be shooting pictures with mirrors in the shot!  Life is about learning as you go so I will remember what I tell my daughters; there is no shame in not being where you want to be, only in giving up on the journey.



The silver tree has lucky number 13 placed inside of frame ornaments, numbers painted gold to help count down to the new year, gold beaded garland, and a gold tree topper.

A closer look at the tree.


A paper mache 13 was painted gold and added to the vignette.


A special pocket watch owned by my husband's grandfather was placed in the large lantern. A battery operated candle was placed on a mercury candle holder and gold glittered orbs were added to a silver piece purchased at the flea market.


Auld Lang Syne was added to a silver frame.  A clock on an upside down urn was placed inside the glass cloche with a silver stand.


 "Happy Lucky 13" in gold lettering was applied to our chalkboard.



Wishing everyone a 2013 filled with love, laughter and luck!

Melinda

Linking up with:
Rooted in Thyme

Rooted In Thyme

Jennifer Rizzo and her Fabulously Creative Friday Linky Party.

The Charm of Home

French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday.

Ivy and Elephants

At the Picket Fence


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  1. I love your New Year's Eve Vignette! Your photos are very inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

    Jody

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  2. Thanks, Jody! Just saw your winter garden at Rooted in Thyme...WOW!! What a green thumb you have! Melinda

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  3. very pretty Melinda. love all the silver and the twinkle factor too.

    13 is a super lucky number~!

    Happy New Year~!

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  4. I love your New Year's vignette, down to the last detail. Thank you for sharing your ideas. Patti @ OldThingsNew

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  5. Hi Melinda, thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your fabulous vignette, such a great idea and so creative, (love the framed song!). So glad to follow along and watch all the great things to come in lucky 13!
    Wishing you a happy and blessed new year.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  6. Thank you, Sonny! Always appreciate your comments and any advice. Patricia, thank you so much for your comment and your visit as well. I'm off to visit your blog, Old Things New. Melinda

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  7. Patti- I LOVE your blog! You are on my Pleasing Places to Perch list now! Thanks so much for your visit. Melinda

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  8. Love your new years eve vignette! Looks fabulous! I'm your newest follower! Wishing you all the best in the New Year.
    hugs,
    Lisa

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  9. Lisa,
    Thanks so much for visiting and following my blog. Just visited Magnolia Cottage and enjoyed your latest post so much! Great job! Melinda

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  10. So so so excited to find you this morning,
    and your beautiful blog, Melinda!
    So nice to meet you and thank you for leaving
    me a sweet note!

    Happy New Year~
    Alison

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  11. Thank you, Allison. I can't wait to see the November issue of Midwest Living Magazine and the feature on The Polohouse. Your blog is extraordinary and has been added to my Pleasing Places to Perch. Melinda

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  12. I love all the silver of course!! Beautiful vignette !! Martha

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  13. Thanks so much, Martha. Just got through showing my oldest daughter your beautiful home. It really is gorgeous over at Rust and Silver! Melinda

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  14. Great vignette and so glad my painted mantel has inspired you to paint yours.
    Happy New Year!

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  15. i love that tree! it looks awesome!!! and happy anniversary- what a sweet post that was. thank you for your kind comment today on my blog- i really appreciated it and wanted to let you know.

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  16. Really pretty! The tree is a fun idea. Happy New Year.

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  17. Thank you ladies for the kind words. Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year! Melinda

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  18. So absolutely charming!! Sharing at the party tonight and following you along~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!!

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  19. How adorable! I just love your little New Year's tree! So creative! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  20. I am featuring this today at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  21. Melinda, Congrats! You've been featured at Simple & Sweet Fridays for this inspirational New Year's Eve Vignette! Thanks so much for sharing and don't forget to grab a button if you'd like. Have a wonderful week!

    Jody

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  22. Courtney, Jody and Stan, and Sherry-
    Thank you, thank you to all four of you by honoring me in this way! I am beyond humbled to be among the bloggers you featured and so appreciative of the shout out from you all. You more than made my week! Melinda

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  23. I saw you featured at Jody and Stan's..congrats! Your New Year's eve vignette is just gorgeous! I am going to follow you so I won't miss any of your posts! Hugs, Penny

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  24. Thanks so much, Penny. Your ruffled tablecloth and pink pumpkin tablescape are magazine worthy. So happy to have found your blog! Melinda

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  25. I absolutly love the champaign Tree!! Just joined your site. It's lovely!

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  26. Thanks so much, Faye! You and your family have beautiful pieces in your shop! Loved the white sideboard. Melinda

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Thank you so much for leaving a comment! I look forward to reading each one and love the connection it brings with fellow bloggers. melinda