Kitchen Vignettes

Happy Friday! Today I am continuing with my vignette theme in the kitchen. I thought I would share the various vignettes I have throughout the room. I like to dress up the counters just a little. I feel they need to stay clear to be functional, but the tops of the cabinets are another thing. I like to set up scenes way up there. That space is a large void and needs attention. I am lucky to have a ten foot ceiling in my kitchen, which allows a lot of area to work with. DSC_0006
I tried to fill the space with items that matched my kitchen or followed a theme. The large space needed large elements and these serving pieces worked! I didn’t have a place to store them so why not display them. Large sized plate stands worked well to prop them up to view.
The pitcher was a good size that worked well and so was the rooster. Faux greenery filled it in nicely! I use artificial plants because from a distance you can’t tell they’re not real and watering plants on top of cabinets is cumbersome.
OK, you might say, “What’s up with the bunnies?” Well, I love them in my pseudo Country French design. They give a warm and welcoming feeling that makes you smile. I say pseudo because the wallpaper is more of an English design. My design style is an eclectic mix of various traditional styles throughout my home. French, English, Early American with a touches of Shabby Chic.
I am a wallpaper nut, I’ll admit it! I just can’t get use to painted walls. It’s a personal thing, I know. The paper I used in the kitchen has stood the test of time, with five kids and all their friends and cousins over constantly! A lot of activities and holidays and did I mention, they are still here now, some of them in their twenties! Though my daughter left home and had gotten married almost two years ago, her and her husband are over a lot. It is a very active home and this kitchen is always being used all day and night!
Yes, there is a flat screen TV behind those cabinet doors! I like that I could close the doors and not see the TV, but we do leave them open at dinner time to watch TV while eating. I have four boys and my husband and guess what they like to watch! Any sport related program there is. That is why I blog! lol When they aren’t home I get to watch my design programs, but sometimes they do watch them with me in the kitchen. Lucky Me! There are a lot of TVs all over the house, but it seems like everyone migrates to the kitchen to eat and watch TV. I don’t mind. This way I get to see and talk to them, even with the TV on!
The side cabinet next to the TV displays my miniature pitcher collection. Pitchers in whites and creams are my favorite in any size, shape and design. I use them for drinks, gravies, sauces, florals and displays. I find them best for flower arrangements. They make wonderfully interesting floral designs.
I showed this hutch here in the kitchen a few posts ago. It displays more of the pitchers I love as well as dishes and some of my crystal glasses. The vignette at the top just continues with the theme in the kitchen just in a little different way.

I’m so glad you stopped in my kitchen today! I hope you have a lovely weekend!



  1. I love your kitchen and the cabinet color. Thrilled to have you joining my party, but I do require a backlink to the party in your post. Thanks

    1. Hi Kim! I have been trying to figure out how to backlink to the party and I have just done so through my graphic designer daughter. Please excuse my lack of computer skills with this matter! lol That post now has backlink to you! Thanks, LuAnn πŸ˜‰

  2. Oh, my, your kitchen is just gorgeous! I love it and the blue color on your cabinets is so pretty. Love every little area. I found your feature over at Savvy Southern Style and had to pop over. I’m your newest follower too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia πŸ˜‰

  3. Oh how pretty, I love your kitchen. The wallpaper is so pretty and what a lovely backdrop plus your vignettes are stunning. Such an inviting space to work. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  4. LuAnn, your kitchen is lovely! I am delighted to share that your post will be featured in this week’s A Return to Loveliness,

  5. Your kitchen is gorgeous! I love all your vignettes to go with it and that high ceiling…swoonnnn!!! The color gray-blue of the cabinets is awesome, it’s elegant, I like it more than White.

  6. My goodness, I think the blue cabinet color is the prettiest I have seen on painted cabinets. Did you paint them? I am visiting from Anything Blue Friday and your picture caught my eye right away. I love all of the white pitchers and dishes that you have displayed all around your kitchen. I use white ironstone a lot for decorating the kitchen, I think it adds wonderful pops of brightness to any dark area.

    1. Hi Candy! The blue is a stain from “Wood Mode Cabinets” many years ago! They have since dropped the color…I think the blue I have is the best and I don’t know why they don’t bring it back! I needed touch up and had a paint store try to match the stain. The blue is a spruce blue color…a perfect mix of blue and green tones. It matches the color of the outside of my house, that’s why I went with it. I like everything to be coordinated. I do love creams and whites, they blend in well with anything you use! Thank you for your lovely comments and for viewing my post.
      Have a lovely weekend,

      LuAnn πŸ˜‰

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