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

LuAnn