Creating an inviting space that says “welcome” as you enter your home is creating a first impression. An entryway, a hallway, a foyer can be purely decorative but for the most part they can be creatively purposeful. Especially in small spaces. African Design Inspired Entrywayhttp://
Inviting Vignette. I’m still pondering a small entry space just outside my office. When I received a beautiful gift from a beautiful Princess, it gave me the push to start.Isn’t she beautiful? She is as beautiful as she is purposeful.
The sparkling gem stones, pearls and stained glass is gorgeous. Photos can not capture it’s beauty.
I wanted this small entryway to have interest, beauty and purpose. A mirror from my beloved sister. The beautiful butterfly wall hooks; that can now carry my scarves, hats or totes. A small iron and stone stand shared by my African Princess Nia, (which means “purpose”), that is just large enough to throw my keys on and a place for my lipstick. A little silk palm to soften the corner. Sorry, I love my silks :-). Now entering my office or leaving for the day, it’s a nice moment to pause as I begin as well as end my day. Later I may add a wider console, maybe paint the walls but for now this is a start.
I’m so happy and thankful that I was in her thoughts to send me such a beautiful gift and to have her in my life sharing creative projects and dreams. Creating a lovely “Welcome” to give thanks.
Who doesn’t love Candles. But when it comes to extinguishing them, some prefer to simply blow them out. I prefer to use candle snuffers. They come in different styles, but my favorite is the dip and lift snuffer. Used on pillar candles. I love the way they add a nice touch of bling to your home décor.
A writing desk with soft candle light that’s peach and petite.
This peach crystal snuffer is so delicate in design, yet gives so much sparkle. Reminds me of a magic wand. Don’t you agree?It’s placed on a small hook on the hurricane lantern, so it’s always there when you need it. Sending a “thinking of you” little note by candle light….. and sharing thoughts with twinkling butterflies….Another perfect day. Remember; don’t blow out the candles. Enjoy your day.. Thanks for fluttering by.
This beautiful embellished candle snuffer used for tapers are much more easily found.This one was purchased at Pier One Imports.
Lace Sachet, and Peach Crystal Candle Snuffer Hand crafted by BohemianButterfly4me
To use the dip and lift if you have not used one before is quite simple:
Simply press the wire loop against the wick, pushing it down into the wax. The wax coats the wick, extinguishing the flame WITHOUT any smell or smoke. Then with the open part of the loop, lift the wick up. Now it’s ready for you to light again. I love it!
I wouldn’t light a candle without one. Continue to shine.
They say good things comes in small packages, and I agree especially when the package comes with a lot of “bling”. I received a gift of 5 itsy bitsy ……you guessed it….butterflies. I was elated, they are so cute. They are all colorful pin/brooches. Getting inspiration from blogs I follow and diy craft projects, I was excited to try my hand at crafting a small picture frame embellished with butterflies. My true inspiration comes from Jay Strongwater designs. He’s my hero in crystal jewels for the home! But his designs will remain in my dreams. But I’m wishing that my dreams do come true. This Jay Strongwater Lauren Floral butterfly frame is absolutely stunning with over 1200 sparkling Swarovski crystals. Hand crafted. I ignore the price, because I can’t count that high.
So lets see what I can do with my lovely itsy-bitsy bling butterflies. We all have seen the diy craft of embellishing photo frames. Super easy: A old photo frame, a few bling brooches, pins and rhinestones. Apply them on the frame with a hot glue gun and you are done. Well mine is not Jay Strongwater’s by any means, but this one makes me happy. Even more so because it’s a thoughtful gift from someone very special. I propped it high on my desk where it captures my attention each time I sit at my desk. It fits right in with all the colors, prints and textures in my office. So it’s right at home. I’ll change this vignette in time, whenever the mood hits, but for now it’s does my heart good. Here’s a few more butterfly photo frames for you to enjoy.
These two are just precious
Creating little vignettes using your favorite collectible item and adding a touch of bling, always captures interest. Vignettes are never done or complete they always evolve and change with you. Mixing old and new. Colors, styles there are no limitations. Putting a favorite item away making space for a new favorite, then one day you bring it back out as if it’s new….again. Don’t you love that?Here I used a beautiful perfume bottle, a gift from my sweetheart sister-n-law. Perched my favorite collectible, a butterfly, on it’s top. The cobalt blue planter, and a few other items that pulls in the same color.The rich colors in this jeweled itsy-bity photo frame, brings it all together. In this next vignette features a itsy-bitsy feather butterfly with rhinestones…so cute! Only 2 inches but adds the perfect touch. I grouped it with another jeweled itsy-bitsy bling photo frame. This ornate frame grouped with a shabby chic frame; a Bali lantern, colorful backdrop and crystal candlestick. It works. For my backdrops I always use a frame that is larger than the vignette and insert colorful fabric. Here’s a few more for you to enjoy. Just…simply…charming! Thanks for fluttering by.
Butterflies are such beautiful creatures. I just love them. I found these pretty little, cute as a bug, Murano art glass butterflies and just had to do something with them. But they were pendant necklaces. Needed to change that and find a home for them where I can appreciate their burst of color every day.
Started out as pendant necklaces. Removed the necklace. Glued tiny little rhinestone gems for more sparkle. Made crystal drops and attached to each butterfly. And made crystal wands.
Now to give them a home. Apothecary jars were the perfect choice for me. These little vignettes are cute and charming; easy to do, quick and inexpensive. You can fill apothecary jars with literally anything that will fit in them and suddenly it becomes a beautiful focal point in any room. So, why not butterflies, ‘evidemment! (of course). Hope you enjoy.
Accent side table
Foyer or buffet
On your nail vanity
Opps, this crystal butterfly crash the party.
Fill it to the rim!
I hope this gives you a few ideas on how beautiful butterflies in apothecary jars can add to the charm and style of any décor.
See ya soon… More butterflies are coming your way!
I love pottery. For your home and garden. The more bold and colorful the more it adds tons of interest to any setting. Bohemian style is all about color, texture and interest. It surrounds you with a medley of different patterns and prints making your world exotic and exciting. Adding beautiful pottery and vases to your décor is simple and interchangeable. It speaks for itself.
A front door planter….Love the planter…. Add not just one vase, add pops of each color and surround this large planter to make this setting really say hello!Do you have a old wood bookcase (which is good)!! Now make it come alive with colorful ceramic pottery!. Add even more interest and drape the top with sides with beautiful printed fabric. Ok, so you like tropical… Select a colorful backdrop for your pottery. And don’t be afraid of silk flowers!! Add a whimsical touch of three little butterflies Gather a collection of small colorful pottery. Go wild and stack them to you satisfaction. Adding beautiful colorful pottery at varying heights adds interest and the perfect touch! It does not matter if the style of the pottery is labeled a certain type.. beauty is beauty! don’t you agree?
I was sitting at my desk in my oh so colorful studio/office whatever you want to call it…”my room”; Well, all things in color except for the walls. I don’t like to paint! I was looking at a mirror I’ve had for years. I love mirrors, they are in every room in our house. I buy them without a designated space or design intention because I know I will use them some day, some where. This vignette on a small wall area has all elements I love. Mirrors, butterflies, crystals, Macaws, gemstone frames, plants, flowers and of course colorful printed fabrics! I don’t conform to the “normal” way of decorating, if there is such a thing, I like to mix it all together, somewhat like stew..one pot meals…and it always turns out…oh so good!Hanging a crystal butterfly on your mirror gives double the beauty and sparkle!
I added a rhinestone butterfly, to the bamboo little stem. Which is actually my hair barrette. Why not, it’s not in my hair and I love to look at it. I have loads of design magazines. And use the pictures in beautiful gem embellished frames as “my” art. And remember those shoe clips, from back in the day? Do they still wear them? Well I have tons of them (I’m shoe crazy) and use them to hide the nails when hanging stuff. Of course my beloved Macaw. She has been with us for a long, long time. My husband brought her years back and she has been thru the ringer. From outdoors to indoors. I touch her up every now and then with a little paint to make her beauty stand out. I throw colorful beautiful fabric everywhere!! Don’t care if it coordinates, but some how it does. It’s Bohemian flare and I love it. Well I hope you like my little vignette. Gather all the things you love and create a little love spot, and don’t be coy! Next month this might all change, who knows what I’ll be stirring in the pot. Ciao!
Old jewelry never dies. Not in my jewelry armoire! With a love of bling, old and new, combining both lets your creativity blossom into anything you can imagine. By taking broken pieces of a necklace and combining them with new crystal and acrylic beads my Bohemian Butterfly came to life, with flair of a precious heirloom. But where should I put “her”. As a garden sun catcher? No, the outside elements would not do good by her. As a window sun catcher? No, her size, wood and rhinestones accents would not show well. So I studied her as you would if at a museum studying a piece of art. Ahh, a light bulb moment…she must be framed, and placed where women pamper in self-approval….Their Vanity!After making Lady Butterfly and letting her rest on a silk pillow. (yeah right, just feeling the moment). I took a dollar store frame, clear glass flat back marbles. Then used silicone to attach the marbles onto the frame. Attaching a monofilament thread to each wing, I inserted the thread between the glass and the frame so that Lady Butterfly rest on the glass. With the reflection of the crystals on the glass…it sparkles in the light and when the sun shines into the room. Now she has a proper place.I choose to change my backdrop with sheer floral fabric whenever the mood hits me. Be your true carefree bohem, and choose soft pastels or bold colors, your fabric selection is limitless. By neatly attaching sheer fabric onto the frame of a framed mirror, gives your vanity a soft ambiance. But of course you must also have your up close and magnifying mirror. Add your other little necessities and the Lady’s Vanity of a Bohemian Butterfly is ready for you to start the day.From time to time, change your flowers, candles and backdrop, freshen it up and stay inspired. I hope this vignette gives you some ideas on ways to accent your vanity. Of course I love butterflies…….
It rained all day today….I could not go out and enjoy our garden. So I went to my favorite craft store and brought a few bright and cheerful flowers to enjoy indoors, and added the fall colorful flowers to a favorite plant: ponytail palm. Of course a crystal butterfly made the perfect finishing touch.
(Picture courtesy of Jeanna. a beautiful butterfly in her garden)
Bedside tables are like treasure chest to me. You have a little space all yours that you can place little things that are only meaningful to you. Well most of the time. For me I think it’s exciting to change this small area with a cheerful vignette every so often with something that inspires you each morning.
My fluttery little crystal butterflies with all their sparkle gives me just what I need to jump start my day. When the sun is up and the rays are filling my room it catches the crystals, and gives me rainbows every morning. Here are a few vignettes with ideas that you can use little crystal creatures. Showing my “Bohemian side”… One butterfly is sitting on a treasure chest and one is settled in a vase just waiting for the sun to rise. In the evening the ceiling lights makes them twinkle too.
My niece wanted me to share with her in “Stay with me in the yellow” (her awesome blog: VivaLaVintageforyourhome.wordpress.com). Yellow is such a bright and uplifting color, I took her up on it and woke up to this charming vignette. This little butterfly is just as happy as can be, swinging from a vase that’s feeling “yellow”. The other day I actually woke up singing without any music.
Whatever you imagine, a little change in your bedside manner can be charming with beautiful crystal butterflies or whatever sparkle you desire. See you next week when my Butterflies and I are having a wine tasting…..Sounds good. See ya!
My First Love creation: I call her, The Bohemian Butterfly; I first posted her on a home and garden hub and received so many beautiful responses that I had to try my second attempt at blogging. This beautiful butterfly is hand crafted by me and made with 195 Crystals. It’s fun and whimsical and made with all the colors of the rainbow in Swarovski Crystals, Celestial and German crystals. It’s 9 inches across and 6 1/2 inches long. With its size, sparkle and shine, it definitely demands attention. Makes a ‘Wow” punch of bling to any garden!
As Garden art hanging from a tree or shepherds hook. Attaching a monofilament fishing line, will make your butterfly appear that it’s fluttering in the air in the slightest breeze. It’s sure to sparkle in the sun.
No garden. No problem. A large floor plant in a beautiful ceramic pot will make this butterfly just as happy and have you smiling. Our beautiful Agave plant was perfect for the bohemian butterfly, no plant stick or shepherds hook was needed. But If a plant stick is needed use a monofilament fishing line and securely tie it to a plant stick. First, cover the plant stick with floral tape so it will blend in the greenery. Or use a bamboo stick, depending on the arrangement.
If you bring your butterfly indoors…follow the rays of the sun in your favorite room and place in a window. Rainbows will flood your room with sparkles and charm.
And when the evening sets in, the lights in the room still makes it twinkle. Make sure you use a secure hook. I would not recommend a suction cup on the window because they can become loose over time. Your placement is left to you. Wherever you have it, it will bring you colorful joy!
(Picture Courtesy of: Actual butterfly in Jeanna’s garden…simply beautiful)
This is to the girl who loves, dreams, snacks at midnight, has girls trips, loves to dance in her room alone, draws, daydreams, goes to festivals, tans, kisses the sun, feels free, travels the world, photographs, has flowers in her hair, takes long baths, writes poems, is a gypsy in her heart, a bohemian goddess and is true to herself. this is to the boho child.
I once walked a path through the forest, it smelled of pine needles, crushed berries and fearless dreams. I could hear the bird sing the melody. I stopped and listened, repeating the names silently...brown creeper, jay, woodpecker. It was your heart.