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Dainty Swags & bows

A little something pretty
with delicate swags of dainty flowers
 sweet bows

I love architectural salvage pieces.
In whole or just bits and pieces~ I love them. 
It is something I always keep an eye out for while I am antiquing.

 old glass doorknobs with intricate key plates 
a simple beautiful door
 shabby glass paned windows 
and chunky corbels that once graced an old home.
Architectural pieces bring so much charm and character to a room.

But it isn't always so easy to find the salvage pieces you are looking for and
 sometimes you have to look for quite awhile for the perfect piece for the perfect spot

then throw in being a little impatient... and well, 
 I just decided to make one of my own.

Ohh... I love how it turned out!
So simple but so charming at the same time and am loving the color and finish on it too~
the soft taupe gray reminds me of the original finish on the armoire in my bathroom

As I was photographing this vignette on this chippy old table
 a completely random idea popped into my head
and I ran with it...

 while the boys were watching the super bowl...
I was listening to a little music on Pandora and working on turning this piece into something different~
which I will share with you soon!

(Did I say how much I am loving these roses? Okay... Just making sure :) )

Happy Monday everyone!

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  1. absolutely LOVELY!!...xo, Mariaelena

  2. It looks great with the chairs and the roses, Courtney!

  3. What a beautiful post - thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day!

  4. So pretty! LOVE the roses!! Can't wait till they start blooming again. Happy Monday!

  5. Absolutely stunning photos !
    Thanks for sharing !

  6. What beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing.

  7. I love how the flowers are slightly "worn" showing that they may have been smelled in a loving fashion!

  8. All your posts are always so pretty... They make me go "ahh" ;)

  9. Gorgeous. So dainty and so beautiful. Hugs, Marty

  10. Hi Courtney, gosh it's simply gorgeous .....
    Love your gorgeous pic's :)


  11. Hi Courtney~~ LOve the beautiful swag. Everything you do is gorgeous:)
    Have a great week

  12. What???? You MADE that swag?? You are amazing! I love it! Love the flowers and your beautiful photos.


  13. That is so pretty and can't wait to see what you are up to.

  14. I completely agree with Fox Hollow Cottage - makes me go ahh. I love following your blog.

  15. Gorgeous as always! Can't wait to see what you are working on! Don't keep us waiting too long ;o)

  16. Hi, I'm new to your blog and I don't usually comment, but these pics are fantastic! I love the delicate texture on the petal roses and the intricate wooden details :)

  17. Loved this post. I, too, am crazy about the perfect architectural pieces and have collected them for years. The swags and bows are one of my favorite motifs. Can't wait to see what you're gonna do...

  18. It looks great Courtney and I can't wait to see what it has now become.

  19. Love it.Can't wait to see the rest of the reveal.

  20. Oh my goodness! Just gorgeous, can't wait to see more.


  21. Beautiful roses...gorgeous vignette.

  22. Just beautiful! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve.

  23. Swags and roses. Two of my favorite things. Beautiful as always Courtney.

  24. Courtney, I can pick out which photo is yours out of a 100 linky photos w/o even seeing your name on it. Signing on to your new linky format, too....andrea@townandprairie

  25. You've welcomed us and this new week beautifully!!

  26. Those roses are perfect for your vignette..Looking forward to your "epiphany"

  27. love it~what the heck is it gonna keep blowing my mind! I want to buy some appliques for my mantel an dbookcases...did you get yours from Vanderbilt?

  28. So pretty-and I can't wait to hear what random idea popped in your head!

  29. did you make the furniture appliques? I also make my own because I'm also impatient, but for me, I was looking to add a little color into appliques. But I do love the way these came out, you did a wonderful job!

  30. Hi Courtney,
    Such a beautiful post. I love the soft taupe gray too so pretty..
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  31. I'm a fan of architectural pieces, and the one you made is so beautiful. Especially with the roses!
    Mary Alice

  32. I too love swags on just about anything. They can transform any piece into a thing of beauty. Your pale pink roses are to die for too. Roses and swags - the perfect combination!