Monday, March 5, 2012

Rock. Paper. Scissors.




This is an antique
sharpening stone.

Now turned into a lazy Susan...
immediately drawn to it
for sentimental reasons.

When I saw it, it immediately reminded me of the one that sat outside the spring house
at my grandparents' farm. My sisters and I sharpened sticks, and pebbles, and anything else
we could think of on it! This one looks just like it.

Great old ledger page 
from my friend Patti,
an antique print/document/ephemera dealer.

Old yellowed ledger page from 1917.

Got these 
(and the baby boxwood in pots)
from Illinois antique dealer, Diane,
who is one of the best
vignette designers in the state.
She can take found objects and
create a scene 
that dreams are made of.

Altogether now.....
Rock, Paper, 
meet Scissors!



Are you as shocked as I am
to find that versions of this game
date back to 206 BC???

Rock. Paper. Scissors. 

I wanted to thank Jennifer
one more time
for featuring my home
in her monthly

I could not be more excited,
and honored, and flattered, and grateful.
Jennifer has hosted so many amazing homes
through the years. Please go visit her beautiful
home, and blog, and shop and website!

She is one talented woman and her talents
are limitless and fresh. Always an eye's
visual feast when stopping by there.

Please go see her 
and tell her I sent you, won't you?



Sarah said...

Alison, your vignette is sheer delight! Clever title and theme for this one. ;-)
Loved the piece at Painted Cottage. I often visit your home in my dreams, and sweet dreams they are. ~ Sarah

Blondie's Journal said...

Cute post, Alison! I love boxwood! Now I have to hop over to Jennifer's to see your feature! Come on over...I am having a giveaway!


Teri said...

Unique and lovely. What a wonderful vignette!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Alison, this vignette is just lovely! I love everything you put together and the cloche. Those little pots of greenery are such a nice touch ~ it makes me want Spring to get here now!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

How neat! I love all of those things under the cloche.
I didn't know your home was featured at Painted Cottage! Congratulations! I love viewing the homes she features. That is awesome!
I'm having a giveaway. Come check it out!

Kelly said...

Love that combination of things under the cloche. So pretty and uniquely put together!

Mary Anne said...

After 3 weeks of helping my husband restore a new knee, I feel like a duck out of water. I have hardly had the time to 'play' in blogland! Love this post Alison. So creative and so well done. Love your photos! Do you plan on going to the Spring event at Romancing the Home on Friday morning. Not to be missed and I have to miss it. I am doing an estate sale in the burbs! of course, that could be interesting too!!! Your posts always so inspiring!

Boho Farm and Home said...

I am going to Jennifer's right now!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

that's the cutest little vignettes. It is something I might copy if you don't mind.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

that's the cutest little vignettes. It is something I might copy if you don't mind.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Ya know..I was wondering where this post was leading and it lead to the most gorgeous cloche...You are so cleverly talented...

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Clever and fun!

Karen said...

Such a great vignette. I do love the cloche...I will have to search for one.
I thoroughly enjoyed seeing your home at Painted Cottage. Truly, these pictures should be in a book.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I love this....and that rock has to be heavy!! We had one on a small farm we rented in Wisconsin...I couldn't move the thing...but I LOVE your vignette.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Congrats on the feature Alison! That is so wonderful, but you definitely deserve it :) LOVE your vignette! It is just stunning!

Lou Cinda :)

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

ohmygoodnessalison! I just went and looked at all of the gorgeous photos of your fabulous beautiful! Your kitchen makes my heart skip a beat and I also love the living room....and the outdoor spaces....I think I loveitall!

Lou Cinda

rusty hinge said...

I just came over from the Old Painted Cottage! Wow, I love your home and blog!! :) And Diane is my favorite dealer at the Michigan fleamarket, Burley Park! Every time I go she always helps me pack my car to the brim with her wonderful sells!
I am your newest follower!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Believe it or not we never played it, never heard of it till I moved away?? I guess we don't play it in Central IL?? wonderful post as always.

Gerry said...

What a treasure the ledger paper is! You know that will be a thing of the past within the new generations coming on. Cursive writing is no longer being taught in our schools and it's such a shame. Nothing more interesting than the swirls and curls of beautiful handwriting. And... with computers, ipads and smartphones, lined paper will be considered as ancient as the scroll. Just a thought to ponder.... Beautiful post and gorgeous vignette.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

What a great vignette!I will go over to her blog and look around:) XO, Pinky

Upscale Downhome said...

Love this post--it all worked together so perfectly and your antique pieces are wonderful. I loved the story behind the "rock", too!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Alison, I went over to Jennifer's blog and saw her post on your gorgeous home but couldn't find a place to leave a comment??? I will look at different posts to see if I can leave a comment there. I ADORE your kitchen! XO, Pinky

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Alison, Congrats on your feature at Jennifers! I love the cloche and the cute vignette you created. Hugs, Sherry

Leslie said...

Your home is gorgeous (first time taking the tour) Horse and nature lover :) I so enjoyed the equestrian theme. Lots of attention to detail here! Thank you so much for sharing and all the wonderful inspiration.

La Maison des Plaines said...

Love this sweet post, Alison. The vignette is charming!

Just love your childhood story about the sharpening stone :o)

Your home featured at Painted Cottage was just beautiful! Congrats! again.

Have a great weekend!

Blessings & Hugs,

Karena said...

Alison you Have made the most beautiful vignette with these unique pieces!! I had no idea that Rock, Scissors, Paper went back that far in time.

Art by Karena

Babs said...

LOVE the "theme" and love the way you interpreted it into the vignette. Perfect!

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Alison, where have I been? I just found this post! Perhaps I was under a rock, with a paper and scissors...hee hee...

You are a class act, my friend. I love each and every one of your posts, and I adore you to bits.

Thank you for making me drool every time I stop by!