Monday, May 7, 2012

~Kitchen Counter Vignette ~

In my dreams I envision a granite counter top, something light in color. Not the mismatched ones you see here. So travel in my dreams with me along the granite line. If I had a fairy that would magically install it I would be ever so grateful. We know that fairy doesn't exist around here, in fact since the microwave incident 3 more things have quit. I'm telling you a gal just can't when. No one likes a Debbie Downer, so.... let's move onto more fun things.
My obsession with dishes allows me to play on a regular basis changing up vignettes. The plate is one of a set I won on Ebay last fall, pattern name Romantic England by J&G Meakin.  Another Ebay purchase is the  spooner dish you've seen in a previous post HERE. Don't expect to see it seeing here for long, you know I"m always moving things around.

The chord cozy hides the plug chord, while the silver platter hides the plug in. A vintage glass holds some of mother's knives. Don't you love the way we can display flatware now? Years ago, you put it away only to be brought out when used. Times change don't they?

Vintage books belonged to my MIL hold a timer and naturally an angel to watch over us standing in the initial of our last name.
Mixed matched shapes add some more excitement to the vignette. The glass vase to the right once held a candle. Finding uses for old objects is always a fun adventure.
A gift from my daughter many years ago on one of her birthday trips with the girls.
Love, love, love lamps. My daughter helps feed that obsession, another gift a few years back. It's one of the few things that hasn't moved around the house like flies to honey. The light is always on, sharing the love we have for each other like stars shining in the sky.

Thanks for stopping in to say hello. Your sweet comments always touch our hearts. It is because of you I do what I do. Pin It


Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is just an adorable vignette! I love to change things up and use all my goodies! Love the blue and white! Hugs, Linda

Nancy's Notes said...

What a cuter than all get out, vignette! I love each detail and that lamp, I want one now! Isn't it fun to move things around and change things up? Too fun!

Anonymous said...

I just love this, Lynne! You've put together some pretty things and man do you have them! Love seeing the knives out in the open and your plate is so pretty! You've go the touch! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Blondie's Journal said...

I love this vignette! I have noticed people displaying their pretty silver, too, and I wonder if I can pull it off! Love the lamp and the silver try!


Lynn said...

Hi Lynne, It's Lynn here. I enjoyed perusing your vignette and your beautiful photography! What IS it about lamps??!!! I love them too. Maybe I should go around my house and take photos of my lamps. There used to be a lamp shop on 2nd street in Long Beach that had the BEST lamps. It's gone now, not that I didn't single handedly keep it open when I lived in SoCal!

thistlewoodfarm said...


I love your vignette. I am really starting to collect blue and white again, so this was perfect. Thanks for inspiring me today!

PS I agree. Google Chrome is so much better

Jocelyn said...

Love your little table top setting. I had an aunt who always had a celery glass filled with spoons on her kitchen table. So fun to see how you have used them.

Jocelyn @

Deb said...

The blue and white transfer-ware and silver looks so beautiful together. Very pretty post. Deb

Babs said...

I know what you mean about wanting granite counter too. I love your vignette and the lovely things you chose for it. Darling silver tea pot lamp and love the spooner. Very pretty.

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty vignette Lynne! I love spooners too- think they are wonderful to use as vases for my flowers when they are not holding silverware. Your little P angel is so cute too. I found some like that at Hobby Lobby- they were 'O's which is not even one of the letters in our names but thought they looked like they were peeking from wreaths. I painted them white and use them around Christmas.

bee blessed

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Beautiful kitchen vignette :)
Love your blue and white plate.
Greetings from Australia♥

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love your vignette. You know that I love silver and to see the silverware in glasses is so pretty I think. I love it displayed this way. That little lamp is fabulous and that antique timer is such a super piece. Everything is so pretty. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Rhonda said...

No need to worry about mismatched counters when you can create a vignette like that! Such pretty things arranged in a pleasing way!

Rhonda said...

No need to worry about mismatched counters when you can create a vignette like that! Such pretty things arranged in a pleasing way!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Rhonda, thank you for your sweet comment. I'm glad you over looked the mismatched countertops.. hugs ~lynne~