Sunday, June 14, 2009

Blue Shell Sevres With Cherubs and Plant Trellises

Monday means we have to look for anything blue so we can join Sally's Blue Monday party and find anything we had transformed so we can join Susan's Metamorphosis Monday. Let's all go visit their posts at and check out what exciting things they have to show us and then check out each participant's post. It will be fun for sure.
For today, I would like to show you a pair of Sevres figures, not really sure what to call them. Anyway, they have a handpainted shell shaped top with a bronze ormolu baby sitting on top and 2 bronze baby mermaids holding them up.
Check out the details!
Thanks Sally, for taking the time to host this event. I know you are very busy with the moving.

And now, for Met Mon!
I have been in the mood for buying items that I can use to decorate the deck after the pool is done. I saw these last week while browsing through a yard and garden store. They were really rusty.
But I bought them anyway. I spray painted them black and this is how they turned out. Don't mind the mess in the yard please. It's all the pool supplies and I can't really clean or throw anything away cause I do not know what the pool men need.
Dirt all over, Ugh! But I think the trellises turned out well. Don't you?
This is how it looks now with a mandevalia inside the bigger one. I still do not have anything in the smaller one. but they will eventually move to the pool deck.

Thanks for coming over!


marty39 said...

Christine your Sevres collection is simply stunning. Every piece you have is so beautiful and the detail is just amazing. I also really like the trellis and the plants. They will be so pretty on the patio by the pool. I know you're getting excited to have the pool and all the landscaping done. I can't wait to see it. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

You just keep amazing us with all the beautiful treasures you have!!


Kammy said...

Hi Christine !
Love that iron ! I love black spray paint - I always try to have a few cans on hand. I painted 4 more things black today - I will post in the future. The green plants look well with the planters !
Bet you can hardly wait for the pool !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Sares said...

Love you pretty blues! Those old iron stands are great, that kind of stuff is very IN right now. I like them painted black too. Have a great Monday!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Christine this is so beautiful!!!

Love the makeover on the trellis' too!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Beautiful blues Christine! Love your new trellis's & great paint job. ☺ Diane

mbkatc230 said...

That is such a gorgeous shade of blue! I reminds me of the water off Destin. And those trellis pieces are going to be beautiful on your pool deck. I can't wait to see it when it's finished. Kathy

Shelia said...

MOrning, Christine! Oh, what a beautiful shell figurine! It's absolutely stunning! What gorgeous things you have. I know I've said that before, but you do!

Your trellises are wonderful. So much better black too! I love how these look. You may be tempting me to find a couple of these!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Chari said...

Mornin' Girlfriend...

Just left you a note on your Sunday Favorites post.

Girl, these Sevres pieces are exquisite!!! I love the little baby mermaids...and you're right, the painting and detailing on these pieces is fabulous! They would make a beautiful tablescape...wouldn't they? It appears that the blue is the same color of blue on all of your Meissen collection? Soooo pretty!!!

Love those pretty trellis'...they're going to look great out by the pool!!! How is all of that coming along? Are they getting near completion? I know your just "itchin" to get it finished and all decorated!!! Hehe!!!

Well Darlin'...this week is going to be pretty hectic for me. Getting ready for vacation in Texas...I don't know how much I will be able to post! I'll talk with you later Darlin'!

Love ya,

Chari said...

Just read your note! Ohhh...a Carribean cruise sounds divine! Ya'll have fun and bring back lots and lots of photos to share with us! Have fun and be safe, my friend! We'll talk when we get back from our vacations!!!

Love ya,

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Christine, I love the trellises....they are great!


Knitty said...

Beautiful china and great trellises!

Mary said...

What treasures you have. Thanks for sharing them with us. Have a wonderful day.

srp said...

What a great idea... I should have taken some before pictures of the bed frame I recycled last summer for my daughter. It was white and she thought it to baby-ish but I painted it a shiny black and it looked very "hip" all of a sudden.

Have a great week!

Sue said...

Christine, I love the two trellises. Now why didn't I think put an established potted plant in MINE?? I'm off to the nursery now! lol Sue

Chandy said...

Christine, I can't believe your luck with those trellises! They're beautiful and now in black, much much better! I'm getting excited for you and that pool! The mandevilla in that big one is perfect! Boy, your broad range of talent is making me dizzy! ;-) So feelin' proud I know ya in blogland!

Coloradolady said...

fantastic shades of blue. Love it. I wish I could find me some trellises like those...great. Have a great Blue Monday.

Marie said...

Hello Christine - I'm new to your blog and love it! Those iron planters are fabulous.


Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Hi Christine,
Love what you've done to the trellises. I can't wait to see your before and afters when the pool is done!

Ashley ~ said...

I love your pretty blues*!!! Beautiful blog*! _Ashley

Terry said...

Hi Christine
Oh my your Sevres are simply gorgeous .
You find the most amazing treasures.
the color of the blue is so brilliant .
Great Photos !!!
I like the transformation of the trellis and a Mandivilla is perfect they are so lovely when they bloom.
Happy Monday to you dear .
Have a delightful week filled with much happiness.

Smilingsal said...

The Sevres shell is stunning. Happy Blue Monday.

Smilingsal said...

The Sevres shell is stunning. Happy Blue Monday.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

you have some beautiful items inside and outside of your home Christine! Hope you had a Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Susan said...

Happy Blue Monday...I adore your beautiful trellis find. It looks great and will be gorgeous on your deck!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh it looks like spring!

Lynn said...

Love your blue and the iron trellises! I had a mandevilia at my last house. Maybe they'll do ok up here.
Can't wait to see the pool!

I also liked your bunny story.
So cute!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Christine.. the trellis looks great.. especially now with plant starting to climb on them.. and the serves shell looks beautiful!

happy Monday! have a great week

Really Rainey said...

Your trellis... Wow... what a transformation! And the climbing plats look so healthy and pretty growing up them.
Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!
~Really Rainey~

Allidink said...

Neat sevres I have never seen anything like that before! I like your metal garden things LOL I can't remember what they're called! I have seen quite a few things like that at stores lately and they are really neat.

All the best,

LdyDy said...

They look perfect in black. Great job! Huggy Hugs!

Bellamere Cottage said...

Oh Christine.......don't you just LOVE spray paint! Darling trellises! I love them.

Big hugs,

Christie C said...

As always, love visitng your site. I enjoyed the Lisbon part. Our small college group that visited Ireland will inlcude Lisbon. Our tentative travel route will be Wales, Scotland,Lisbon and Torremolinos. I am offering my timeshare in Spain. From there we can branch out to Tangier, local areas or Gibraltar.

Until next time!

Christie C. N.

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