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March 4, 2014

SPRING TABLESCAPE: A ROLL OF INSPIRATION & REMEMBERING MY LATE AUNT


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©Linda Nelson 2014
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©linda nelson 2014
©Linda Nelson 2014
This past February I took on the bittersweet task of clearing out my late aunt's summer cottage in time for the closing on its sale.  I have many fond memories of visiting her there, but rummaging through her personal belongings was not one of them.  I was tortured between feeling shame for delighting in the curious things I found and the feeling of solemnity with the responsibility of the task.  Truth be told, I am so grateful that my aunt upheld her old world Italian ways, and didn't throw anything out.

Enter, my Spring tablescape...

It begins with the vintage aluminum edging roll found in my aunt's shed.  Industrial.  The dishes go back as far as I can remember.  Vintage.  The ceramic planter (from Italy) is the perfect little cache for my African violet.  Nature.  The moss filled zinc ball jar covers will cozily nestle little egg shaped confections.  Repurposed.  The whisk broom, adorable.  Yittle bunny, a yittle splash of Lladro.

There you have it, an industrial, vintage, nature, repurposed, adorable, Aunt Rose inspired tablescape, with a yittle splash of Lladro.

1 comment:

  1. There is so much truth in this - "I was tortured between feeling shame for delighting in the curious things I found and the feeling of solemnity with the responsibility of the task." This is my first experience with such a task and it is very much a mix of emotions.

    The table in her honor is so beautiful. I love the natural feel of it. Thank you for sharing it!

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