Sunday, January 13, 2013

{Vellum Insert} Candle Apothecary and Vignette

 The Oscar nominations are out...
can you guess which movie is on my favorite list?

 If you are a Les Miserables fan like me, 
then I'm sure you are familiar with this quote...

"To love another person is to see the face of God" by Victor Hugo

Oh yes, it's powerful! 
And if you've seen the movie,
I'm sure you might just now be getting a little emotional
 just thinking about it!
So I decided to incorporate it into my winter decor.
I sort of have a "theme" going. 
Books, words, pages, etc.

If you'd like to see my winter "book-themed" mantle, click here.
 After completing the mantle, I moved to the entryway table.
Here I displayed an open book of Famous Poems.
The old set of dominoes kept with the neutral color scheme, so I placed them in a tarnished silver footed bowl.

Height was needed, so my trusty apothecary candle jar 
came to mind.
If you'd like to see another idea for this candleholder using old photos, click here.
 I typed up the quote using Jellyka Delicious Cake font and printed it on translucent vellum. (I have a jet printer, so I let it sit to dry for awhile)

When I placed the vellum in the jar, there was all this space above...
and I wasn't quite satisfied.

I also cut blank vellum and taped it to the back so that the entire cylinder was covered. An 8 1/2 X 11 didn't fit all the way around my cylinder.
 Sheet music to the rescue! I added equal strips to the top and bottom to cover the open space completely.

Book pages would work well too!
 Here it is all aglow!
If you haven't seen the movie Les Miserables yet, go NOW!

If you'd like to read more about my thoughts on the Les Mis story,
and redemption, click here

Linking up to these fun parties:
Craftberry Bush 


  1. Your vignette is just lovely. I have heard all the good reviews for the movie and have it on my list of things to do.
    Have a Wonderful Day,

  2. What a pretty vignette, Janis! Love the apothecary jar! You always have the greatest craft ideas!

  3. That is so lovely, Janis. Oh yes, Les Miserables is a favorite, and I loved all the music.

  4. Janis the entire vignette is lovely! I esp like the tall glass vase with stand and lid - did you make this? or purchase somewhere I could get one or two?

  5. This looks great! I've wanted to get some jars like that for a while! If you have time, (and your friends too!), stop by my linky party (its going on thru Friday) and share some more ideas! Here's the URL:
    Have a great day!

  6. That does look very pretty, specially when it's lit up!


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