Sunday, August 5, 2012

A New Kitchen Vignette

Hey Friends! I know I don't need to tell you that nothing feels as great as rearranging things in the house to come up with a new look.  Recently, I decided I wanted to change things up a bit in one of my favorite spots and after one thing led to another I ended up with a new look in the kitchen too.

Here's the new look!  I moved the bakers rack from where it was outside on the screened porch to inside in the kitchen.  I just love it!  I can't believe I have not put this in here until now.  I guess since I bought it just to go outside that's where it's been, that' is until now.

Here is the desk I used to have in here in the same spot.  It's still in the kitchen, just over by the coat rack now. 

I am really lovin the way this looks and fills the space so much better.  Especially since I have a space to decorate and display some of my collectibles now without having to install shelves.

Speaking of shelves, let's see how I loaded them up.

I just couldn't resist bringing out the few roosters that I have along with a few new and older items.

I bought these fantastic woven wired basket trays as a set of three at one of our local antique thrift stores.  I think the contrast between them and the silver I inherited from my in-laws is just wonderful.  I love mixing things up!

I think the last item to go in this vignette was the crowning touch!  After searching around the house for something to complete the look of this shelf. I was just a tad near giggly at how well my new tea towels from our very own blogger friend Debbiedoo's fit right in.  The stenciled wording look on these totally made it, don't cha think?  I sure do!

  I am so glad I commented about wanting to buy some of these from her.  She really has quite a skilled hand at stenciling.  She is considering doing more stenciling to sell, so if you like them hop on over to her blog and ask about more.  I'm sure she would love to help ya out cause she's like that ya know!  Thank you...thank you...thank you Debbie!

On my next shelf I have a wooden garden box I bought on clearance from Michael's.  It has four divided compartments perfect for and keeping a place setting of flatware and napkins handy.  And right next to it is a stack of dishes.  Four dinner plates and four desserts of course! 

And on the very top is my favorite Roo of all.  I think he loves sitting up top.  Don't they all!

I still haven't spruced up my old season block like I thought I would, but honestly it's starting to grow on me now just as it is.  

Down on the bottom is this wonderful crate I got from my old job at the gift shop.  I had been using this thing as a bread box but decided it will make a better storage box here.

It really was very large for a bread box on the counter and bet I can store a good amount of table linens in here instead.  Hopefully!  I didn't put the old wine bottles back on here just yet and now I am thinking I might be able to store some of my goblets on those racks instead.  What do you think?  Maybe?

Okay, so that's my new look!  How do you like it?  
Do you want to see why I moved this off the screen porch?  

Well, to make room for the hammock on the porch again.  I can't believe it's been well over a year since I've had my hammock on the porch.  It takes up a lot of space but it's so enjoyable especially in the spring and fall.  I'm not quite ready for Fall just yet, but a few cooler evenings relaxing on the porch sure would be nice.

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Hope your having a great weekend!


  1. Your baker's rack looks lovely in your kitchen!! I love the roo on top! He's very handsome!

  2. Hi Mary! Oh, I just love everything and especially your darling baker's rack! Love the display on it!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia :)

  3. Oh I so love it. Love the roos and all of your displays. Great job and I really like the bakers rack. Looks fabulous. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  4. Hi Mary, Let me first say I am loving your new blog look. So pretty. Your vignette is absolutely adorable. The tea towels look super sweet paired up with your silver and roo's! Thanks so much for your encouragement and support.

  5. I love the hammock on the porch looks so great to relax and read a book, would love it for that:) Also love each and every shelf, especially the breadbox/storage on the last shelf!

  6. I do!..I love this bakers rack moved inside and love all the precious treasures,especially those roo's and the tea towels from Debbiedoo,I want some now terrible bad,going over there right now.Thanks for sharing!!

  7. The bakers rack looks like it was meant for that spot! Love your seasonal blocks, so cute:@)

  8. That looks great! I adore the tea towels from Ms.Debbie! They are perfect there! Oh how I am jealous of your hammock! That has to be so cozy!

  9. Mary, it is fun to move things around and get a new look. Don't have a baker's rack anymore, but sure wish I did. They are so useful and fun to decorate. Yours looks perfect in that spot and what you've arranged on the shelves looks terrific. Great job!

  10. The baker's rack look so perfect in that spot, & your vignettes look wonderful. Love those cute towels!

    Your new blog header is wonderful!

  11. To tell you how much I DO like this, I'll tell you that I came here yesterday and got up before commenting to head to my kitchen to assess my kitchen baker's rack. I realized it this morning when I came back for a second look. It's wonderful,and I've pinned it.

    And I may be just nonobservant, but I don't remember the little picture part of your header. I LOVE it and the way you combined the two blogs. I think I've told you that part, but I'm repeating it if not.

  12. So fun changing things up isn't it? The bakers rack looks like it was always meant to be there! I love the look of your kitchen and you are so lucky to have so much room for these fun pieces! Your backyard is so beautiful too -no wonder you wanted that hammock back there! ENjoy!

  13. I think it looks great in its new spot, Mary! Love the way you've decorated it, too.

  14. Guess who will be moving their baker's rack this weekend. lol. Your post is so inspirational. I would love it if you could share this wonderful post at our WIW linky party. I hope you can join us.



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