I wanted to share a new vignette I created in my kitchen recently. It occurred to me today that it's mostly white and it is definitely thrifty. So I can participate in
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville
Oops! it's not Christmas - Leigh please forgive me, I'll do a Christmas one next week!
Everything here came from a thrift store or an antique store. Nothing was expensive!
I seemed to have developed a love of white marble. The bottom piece came from a thrift store and cost less than $3.00. It originally had little knob like feet but one was missing so I just removed the remaining three. The smaller piece is a cheese board I got from an antique store. If you look closely you can see that the feet are little silver mice. It cost about $10 which is the most expensive item in this vignette. I can't wait to use it!
I got a really pretty white marble lamp at an auction not too long ago.
I'll share it with you as soon as I find the right shade.
The mint julep cup came from a thrift store and the mother of pearl handled knives came from Consigning Interiors and Antiques. The little knives are actually sharp, I think they are called fruit knives. These knives are the only thing here we don't use in some way or the other. But to me they do have a use and that is to just look pretty!
Both the jars are from a thrift store and the spoons are from various antique stores. Our kitchen only has two small drawers so there isn't a lot of room for serving spoons or extra pieces like ice tea spoons. Which we use regularly so it is very convenient having them out like this. Plus they look pretty!
Because our kitchen is so small everything has to have a function. But that doesn't mean it can't be pretty. The stainless steel table that this vignette sits on was put in our kitchen strictly for utilitarian reasons. It gave us extra counter space, a shelf underneath that allows us to use large baskets for storage and it has WHEELS! As it turns out I love the look of the stainless steel and the baskets. I'm finding that I like the things I use regularly to be out where I can get to them. Of course I can't just have them sitting out, everything is better in a vignette! ;-D