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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Adding Southern Accents to my Home...

Good morning! I hope you're all having a great week!!  During my blogging hiatus, I have been tweaking a few things in my home.  We have been spending a lot of time traveling the Gulf Coast this year.  Along the way, I have found some pretty embellishments to add to my decor, reflecting my Louisiana/Southern heritage.

In my previous post, I mentioned that I won a giveaway from Ron at The Uptown Acorn.  As fate would have it, Ron was giving away a great oyster plate designed by Oysteria, a New Orleans-based company. It was just the accent piece that I needed for my home! I could hardly wait to get it!

Well, the plate arrived today....



I felt like a kid on Christmas morning, as I opened the box...



This beauty was all that I had imagined...and then some!!



The workmanship is just exquisite and the back is branded with Oysteria's mark.



I knew exactly where I wanted to display it; and after winning, I began to gather pieces together, leaving a special spot for my new favorite accent!


This accent table is located between the foyer and the dining room.  I wanted to give the plate a place of prominence, where all of my guests can see it. It'll be great to tell them how I acquired it.




I love the way this vignette turned out! 






In my future posts, I will be sharing more of my Southern accents; and how I am incorporating them into my home. I hope you will join me!!


Thanks, again, to Ron over at The Uptown Acorn for hosting such a great giveaway! Please take the time to stop over and pay his blog a visit. You will not be disappointed! Ron's style is amazing!

Well, that's it for today! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit with me! I always enjoy  reading your sweet comments!! Happy Decorating!


48 comments:

  1. Hi, Shenita. Your front entry is gorgeous! So welcoming!

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  2. The oyster plate has found the perfect new home amidst your beautiful vignette. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  3. It looks great--you sound so happy about it, that it makes me happy! It is nice to read about people being happy.:)

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  4. How beautiful Shenita!! I love the vignette you have created!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena
    2012 Artists Series

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  5. I absolutely adore the entrance way to your home, Shenita. I think I saw it on Pinterest? I may have even pinned it to my board 'Elegant Entries'. Your vignette is gorgeous. xo

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  6. Great vignette, Shenita! I am glad the oyster plate has found such a great home. Beautiful !!!!

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  7. That dish looks so pretty among your vignette that you created! It's the perfect color for that spot too. I agree. Receiving a package at your door is like Christmas time!

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  8. Shenita that plate looks beautiful in it's new home!! Your outside entry look gorgeous!!

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  9. Love your new plate! Your entryway is just gorgeous!! Every single plant we have here is on its dang last leg grr its just too hot this year already everything is getting fried!

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  10. Forgot to say that I love your new vignette! Just my style!!

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  11. Very nice! Your style is always exquisite.

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  12. Shenita, Your oyster plate looks fantastic in that vignette! I've seen them in antique stores- they are always so pricey- lucky you to have won this in that give-away. so glad you popped over- I need to get back in the groove with posting and visiting! Oh, and love your pretty entry, too. :-) Sue

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  13. Hi Shenita, that is a really neat oyster plate! I don't think I've ever seen one. It looks great displayed on your accent table. Thanks for your sweet comments on my entryway and new kitchen accents! I am loving the yellow for summer too...Glad you joined the party! Kristen

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  14. What a beautiful vignette you've created and the plate looks great there. You have such great style. Blessings, Dani

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  15. I ahve never seen an oyster plate, it is beautiful. I love the colors and your vignette is beautiful. XO, Pinky

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  16. You have a beautiful entry way and a beautiful home. Wonderful oyster plate and it looks perfect in your vignette.
    Sandy

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  17. Such a pretty plate, Shenita! I love it displayed on your table. Love your topiaries, too!

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  18. Beautiful Shenita. I love the way that vignette turned out too.

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  19. Very, very elegant entry. I love it. Isn't it amazing how the southern accents blend so beautifully with your current decor? It's a softer look, perfect for summer.

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  20. Love your foyer look. The vignette is absolutely perfect. I would love this spot as well. The large scale picture, the plants, candle and your prize, the oyster plate is gorgeous. Thanks for popping in.

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    1. Congrats on winning the beautiful oyster plate, Shenita. Perfect where you placed it....Christine

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  21. The oyster plate is so pretty! ...and your vignette is gorgeous, love the blue hues! :)

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  22. Gorgeous! The colors complement & who doesn't love an oyster plate...or a fleur de lis? Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? I sure do when I see accessories that remind me of the Crescent City! Just beautiful, Shenita.

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  23. I'm loving the Southern accents in your home and congratulations on winning the oyster plate, it's gorgeous and so is your vignette.

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  24. Makes me hungry for oysters Shenita! LOL. But seriously, it looks great, as always!!

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  25. I love the vignette, Shenita. Your new oyster plate adds the perfect finishing touch. Such beautiful colors!

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  26. Hi Shenita,
    How lucky you are! The oyster plate is gorgeous and just perfect in the vignette. I'm always up for a little taste of home. Thanks so for sharing with us at Ivy and Elephants. Glad you're back!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  27. Hi Shenita you lucky girl, you! The oyster plate is fabulous and you created a beautiful vignette, where the plate fitted like at home inmediatelly! I'm happy to have you back and specially visiting me lovely friend. Enjoy the weekend.
    FABBY

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  28. Hi Shenita, The oyster plate is beautiful and perfect for your gorgeous vignette. Thank you for linking to the Open House Party this week.

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  29. Shenita, I love your entryway that potatoe vine is beautiful.You did a great job with that vignette is gorgeous.The looks really fabulous.

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  30. Gorgeous entry! Your vignette is lovely!

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  31. Love the plate and it's new home is sublime!!!

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  32. That is so lovely, Shenita. Your home always looks so beautiful, & your new plate looks perfect in the new table vignette. Have a great weekend, my friend!
    CAS

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  33. Your front porch is beautiful, Shenita! All of your plants are really thriving. The plate looks perfect in that spot. It was meant to be!!!

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  34. Beautiful vignette! Your new dish is amazing, I love your style. found you at Seasonal Sundays

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  35. That dish is gorgeous! I adore your styling! Just perfect! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday link party at The Dedicated House. It means the world. Hope to see you again next week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  36. Your entry is so pretty and welcoming. I love your new plate you got through the mail! Lovely.
    I thought I was following your blog, but I wasn't! I had to fix it and now I am.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;

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  37. Your oyster plate is stunning and your vignette is gorgeous. I love it all, and especially your beautiful topiaries. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  38. What a pretty vignette with the plate Shenita! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  39. The vignette is beautiful, Shenita. Lucky you on such a great win!

    Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

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  40. Hi Shenita, and congrats on your win! Oh, and of coarse, you have everything looking absolutely beautiful as usual! However, I have to tell you, it is your potato vines that I am soooo jealous of! That is one of my favorite plants, and I do not have a green thumb at all! Yours are so big and pretty, and the entry way is so inviting.

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  41. Lucky girl....love the plate! Your vingette is beautiful:) Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Hi, Shenita! Congratulations on your win! What a beautiful gift! It looks gorgeous in your home!And your entryway looks so elegant! Love, love all your plants! Beautiful!

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  43. How beautiful!!! Love your new oyster plate! Congratulations, and yes, you picked the perfect spot!

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  44. Shenita....the plate looks absolutely gorgeous on the table...so glad you were the lucky winner!!!...and your porch looks fantastic too!!

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  45. Wow Shenita, that is gorgeous! No wonder you were so excited to get it! Thanks for stopping by:-)

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  46. The plate is gorgeous, Shenita and so is your front porch. Wow!

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