Hello everyone, welcome to Friday! Today is a new day and a brand new guest on the series, The Voice of a Vignette. It is my pleasure to introduce to you (if you aren’t already familiar with her) Mel Chesneau of Armoire, Pegs & Casserole. I found Mel’s blog through my friend Elodie and I am so glad I did because her vision for life is inspiring and refreshing. When I asked Mel if she would share a moment in her home with us I knew it would beautiful and meaningful. I hope you enjoy this edition as much as I do, it isn’t often we get to travel to New Zealand!
A special thanks to Mel for taking the time to create a vignette that reflects the inner beauty as well as the outer. There is so much harmony in these photographs, and they serve a reminder to me to take this feeling out into the world today.
This small bistro table is my sacred place. Mostly, I work at the kitchen table in our open living room. It looks out over the deck far across a valley and towards the Waitakere Ranges west of Auckland. It’s where I admire the most exquisite sunsets and rainbows and find a lot of inspiration, but sometimes a busy family of five can interrupt that peaceful view and my thoughts. It’s at times like these, when I still have work to do that I retreat into our bedroom to this little marble topped bistro table that sits in the corner. Lately I find myself using this little place more often and it’s here that I rearrange little vignettes to suit my mood and to kindle my creativity. There will always be something living like flowers or a plant along with a sweet smelling candle that I like to burn while I work. I usually have a random photo or postcard on the wall; my latest is a photo by Bill Henson that I picked up years ago while attending his exhibition in Sydney. I particularly love the ethereal feel it brings to the vignette.
Thanks so much Jocelyn for inviting me to share the voice of my vignette today.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! I am off to Hamburg tomorrow night and will be checking in periodically while I am away.