Hello everyone, I am very behind on post emails. I will explain another day. Nothing very serious.
It has been humid as of late, not a fan of humid weather at all but that is summer in NJ.
I made changes in the kitchen and I’m loving the changes that have been made for the rest of the summer. If I have John climb the attic steps one more time, there may be a problem, LOL. We call that the stockroom.
One of the changes is to the kitchen table with a basket I purchased from Michaels’ adding grain sack fabric I had on hand. I decided to use a pretty cloche I saw at Home Goods a month ago. Since there is red in our curtains and chair pads I decided red is going to be my accent color in the kitchen. More of a deep red nothing shocking.
Under the cloche you will notice an advertising transferware piece I purchased from Nancy’s Daily Dish before we moved. This is holding pieces of my grandmothers silver.
I placed a bird finial that I’ve had for years along with a nest and a tin heart with Paris on it which I purchased from Rosemary at Villabarnes.
I added this French cup I received as a gift on this beautiful cake stand. My friend Audrey gave me this the first time we met. Love it!! I added a bit of Spanish moss with some faux Lavender sprigs I had on hand to add a touch of whimsy.
The other change I made is in the corner thanks to Fixer Upper. One of my new addictions on HGTV. I purchased the metal ladder from them which I mentioned a while ago. I added some grain sack fabric along with toile fabric I had on hand. My mini preserved Boxwood wreath finishes it quite nicely with a grain ribbon.
You may notice the explosion of dried Hydrangea in my olive bucket from Décor Steals. I didn’t go super light in color because I enjoy these rustic colors in our home. I find the balance is better with our color scheme throughout the house. I purchased these beauties from Save on Crafts, some on sale and some not.
I added the mate to the shutter I have in foyer to the kitchen above the door. Looking at it in the post I just decided something needs to be added, maybe a Boxwood wreath or grapevine wreath, stay tuned.
Now, on to other small vignettes in the kitchen, I used a red transferware platter that Audrey gave me for my birthday in April, LOVE!!! My collection is slowly starting and I like that so I am able to enjoy the process more.
I placed a green mason jar filled with my love of lavender along side a French flower-pot I made filled with a few Hydrangea. I finished this with a lovely amber crackle glass piece that was my moms, very special. I kept one of my Roosters in the mix, my French Country kitchen always has one.
Down further on the same side of the kitchen, I have a vignette of items I use to cook with often. A salt-box to hold my coarse salt and my Herbs de Provence jar from Williams Sonoma I have had for years. In the mix I added a pewter pitcher that was moms adding a green check napkin to hold my wooden utensils for cooking. The pepper mill sits on a small plate that says Paris I purchased from a craft fair years ago. I like having fresh pepper on hand while cooking. Notice I’m saying for cooking often, MUSIC TO MY EARS!
The last vignette down a bit further is on a pedestal I purchased from Antique Farmhouse a while ago with transferware plates stacked. These are from HG and I placed vintage tart tins also from Rosemary inside a birds nest. I coupled that with small bouquets of lavender next to a small white cloche from Pottery Barn I purchased years back.
I hope you enjoyed seeing the changes in the kitchen. Have a great start to the week.
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