LIFE AT THE COTTAGE

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Mysterious Appeal of Statuary - Part 2


Sooo...
you want to see more of my decorating-with-statues style, do you?

Terrific; I'm glad you came back for part two!  ; )

If you missed part one, just take a look over here.

The type of statuary that has always appealed to me the most has been that of a romantic nature.

This wavy-haired cherubic figure, from the 50s, looked so sweet atop this vintage nightstandpainted pink by the Yankee, just for me.



And this gorgeous vintage piece was one of my all-time favorites.

I guess that's why I used it in my blog banner.

The open-urn top presented so many wonderful decorating opportunitiesfilled with:  soaps in the bathroom; a pillar candle, atop the dining room buffet; a plant on a side table; and jewels, atop a dresser.

Did you notice the little golden cherubs in the background?

They've had the priviledge of playing all over my humble abode.

Truly...they have been around.







See what I mean?


This sweet-faced angel has watched over many areas of my yard and garden through the years.


Did you notice her when I shared the fabulous makeover of this Victorian table...


or when I showed you our incredible shabby chic creations?


Now this whimsical little guy makes me smileevery time I see him.

Several springs ago, he was the crowning touch for this shabby table beneath the trees.


This spring, however, he found the daffodil bed, sheltered by the pines, to be more to his liking.


This lovely miniature Italian porcelain piece made a beautiful addition to my vanity, a few years ago.


With her eyelet doily skirt, this half-doll pincushion was the perfect decoration for my sewing table.  The tapestry on the sewing basket made a most fitting backdrop for her.


As if hoping to impress the lovely lady-in-waiting above, this gentleman make-do pincushion always sat close by.


My favorite eras of history are those that reflect a more gentile spirit.

That was the draw for me of this quaint vintage pair above.


This is not the type of statue I'm normally drawn to.

The facial features of this one just happened to remind me of my mom though.

Take a look, and see if you can see any resemblance.


This pretty maiden added just the right element of charm to my yard conservatory.

Hmmm...charm.  Could that be the reason I like decorating with statues?  They add charm.

I've never really analyzed it.  But, as you've seen in these last two posts, there have been many places where I've used statuary, so there's no doubt I like it.

What about you?  Is there any kind of statue that appeals to you? 

Say, why don't you join me over at Beverly's for Pink Saturday.  I'll be sharing my splashes of pink at her party.


7 comments:

  1. Very pretty I like little figures too and collect Corday's. All so much fun!

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  2. I like decorating with statues, all is so beautiful:))
    Hugs, Biljana

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  3. love 'em, too! i'm hoping to someday create a conservatory patterned after yours! :)

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  4. You have the most exquisite statues!!!
    I love them too, but my collection is rather small. You make me want to leave right now and search for some more!!!
    Going to read part one!
    Rhonda

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  5. OH!!! They are all so amazing, beautiful.
    Debby

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  6. Oh My! Your statues and figurines are really so beautiful. There is a tranquil grace about them. I love them so much that I am surprised to realize that I don't have any-not a single one.... Well, I guess now I know what I'll be keeping my eyes open for as I shop around in the future!
    I think that's what I like so much about blog-surfing. I can't put my finger on quite how to decorate a space; I just know one I like when I see it. But when I read individual blog posts which will explore just one decorating element at a time, it helps me to define my own tastes and see how to make things work together.
    Thanks!

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