Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Back to School Vignette



Okay, this was entirely too much fun to put together. Maybe it is the anticipation of fall, my favorite time of the year. Hubby and I collected things from around the house we thought had a school theme.

The little desk is actually an American Girl Doll desk and the typewriter is AG too. I thought it was perfect. The slate, an antique I bought, has been dropped by one of my kids and cracked, but I still love it.



My little Mia doll is reading her little Bible which was actually my dad's from WWII.


The microscope was hubby's grandfather's and is pretty old. 





The old text books are from the late 1800's and belonged to my grandfather. He collected old books.

Although we have been a lifelong homeschooling family, I still like to make a big deal about back to school. This year I actually don't have much teaching to do. My oldest two are in college and my 13 year old is taking all of her classes from other teachers so all I will have is my three year old and I will do some sort of preschool program but mostly she will play and enjoy the other kids in our homeschool group.

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35 comments:

Cindy said...

That is so cute!!! I love it, the Pledge of Allegiance with the flags is very special!
Congratulations on being a home school mom. My daughter is home schooling her 7 year old again this next year and will soon be schooling her son. He is already learning to read and hasn't had his own class yet...but they learn so much just listening and watching, don't they.
Hugs, Cindy

~~Carol~~ said...

I just love this whole vignette! Our daughter will be heading back to college in a couple of weeks, so I miss buying new boxes of crayons. But we did get pretty excited over some glittery spirals! Love that Pledge of Allegiance. I've been trying to win one exactly like that on Ebay for two years!
Happy REDnesday,
Carol

Gina said...

This is so cute, I love it! What a great idea for a vignette.

~Sara said...

You did a wonderful job of pulling that all together! I love how everything has special memories for you, that makes it even better. We used to home school our children years back, brought back some nice memories. The world was a little slower then.I am already thinking Christmas with my crafting, I would love you to check out my blog and see what I will be having for a give-away soon. ~ Sara

laurie said...

this is so cute just perfect,, I love that little bible and the doll is lovely.I forgot to tell you,, I made the Texas Trash and it went over big!!But my grandson said he doesn't think trash tastes anything like this!!!Thankyou for the great recipe!!

LV said...

What a creation of school things. I love all of them and the way you used them. The best is the recess sign. So true.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Absolutely adorable! I love the little desk!!

Holiday Sparkle - Cyndi LaChance said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!!

Kathleen Grace said...

This is adorable! I can't say I'm looking forward to school...you see, I'm a "Lunch Lady" and the thought of going back to that hot kitchen and seeing my summer end is not something that makes me smile.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I love your vignette! Not what it stands for, but how cute it is. Only two more weeks! Two more weeks! Do I sound like a whiney kid? lol

Mica said...

that is one sweet school vignette! I love it...Looks like your hands will be a little freed with just the little ones at home. My boy is off to college so I just have Freckles now this year...wow! That will be strange!!! Hugs

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What a totally cute and adorable vignette!

I’M FOND OF CERISE

For red my affection is great,
It’s puce and chartreuse that I hate.
I’m fond of cerise,
It makes a nice piece
Of clothing that looks just first-rate.


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Lost Red Spoon

Shelley said...

Its a sweet vignette...I love the little doll and the old bible...I am a small collection of old bibles and testaments. Including one from WW11 as well....blessings

Shelley said...

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Mecky said...

It is great! I love it!!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

So cute!!! I love it except for the fact that thinking of back to school has always made me sick to my stomach. Other than that, love it!

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

I Love this! Beautiful. Hooray fro back to school and fall!!
Lina
Fancy Frugal Life

Vintagesouthernlife said...

I love your vignette. It makes me a little homesick for school as I retired from teaching 2 yrs ago.I always did back to school and seasonal displays for the students. I think I loved them more than they did, lol.

trophyw.blogspot.com said...

So charming. I may even go and raid my kid's old AG stuff and see what I can some up with. I'd love for you to link this to my first ever linky party. http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2011/08/linky-party-1.html -Tara

Abramyan Avenue said...

I asbolutely LOVE your vignette!! It's just adorable!! And I love that you incorporated so many personal items that hold sweet memories. We homeschool too and one of the things I miss the most about my children attending a public school is the school supply shopping. It was always fun to see the new, cute pencils and bags we were going to buy. But, I try to make it fun for them, setting up neat pen and pencil areas in their room and letting them decorate their note books. I love your blog and plan to visit more often.
Hope your week is going well!
-April

Melissa said...

Very pretty! I love every single detail!

http://vintagemellie.blogspot.com/

Kim said...

How wonderful that you homeschooled all of your kiddos. I would love having mine home all the time. I miss them so much when they go back to school. Around here, they don't go back til after Labor Day so I get them for another month! Sweet vignette Elaine - I love it!!!
xoxo,
Kim

Pamela said...

How super cute! Just love it! Thanx for joining Treasure Hunt Thursday last week! I would love to have you by again this week if ya get a chance!:)

Kathi said...

This is so sweet and fun! And of course, me being a school teacher, I really like it. Kathi

Kathy said...

This is so clever and so sweet! Just love the vintage look to it all! I have a few old school books - from a family that has lived here for a very long time! Fascinating! Just love it - you asked a while back how I knew so much about Victoria Magazine - much is culled from the pages and other information from editor's blogs,and I belonged to a group who shared info years back. Hope you have a great day!
Kathy

Kathy said...

Me again, working on an unfamiliar PC! I wanted to thank you for sharing this fun vignette with A Return to Loveliness!
God Bless,
Kathy

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I love it, very cool!

Sherry said...

That is super cute! Love fall and this time of year. Such a great vignette. Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Barbara said...

This is so charming! I love each little detail!

Michelle said...

The little typewriter an microscope are my favorites. Fun display! Thanks for linking with DIY under $5!

Cheryl said...

I just love your Back to School vignette...so creative! As a teacher myself, I am hanging on to these last few weeks of summer and enjoying every minute of them before school starts. Although, when it does, I will be as excited to get back as the kids! Great post...Cheryl at My Sister's Coottage

Laurie said...

Cute, I love the little typewriter especially!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Elaine, What a pretty back to school display! It's wonderful that you have included these wonderful family heirlooms. Thanks for joining the Open House party this week.
xo,
Sherry

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Elaine, that is so cute. I sure am glad I don't have to think about back to school anymore. Thanks for joining wow.

chateau chic said...

I love your back to school vignette! About this time, I'm ready for fall to get here too.
Mary Alice

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