Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My White and Thrifty Vignette

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!

Oh my,  IRONSTONE!!!  I found these little plates in two different places and they only cost about 50 cents each.  They are great for snacks, crackers with soup or salad or for a roll or piece of bread.  The scoop was only 39 cents and cute so I bought it.  Now I find that I use it for more than I thought I would.  Speaking of cute, how cute are these teeny tiny bowls?

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

Elizabeth Ann

P.S. WOW!! Leigh from Tales from Bloggeritaville really knows how to make a girl blush.  Thank you so much for the love you sent my way on your Thrifty Thursday post. I was so excited when I read it, I had Mr. EA read it while I told him all about meeting you.  Thank you, Thank you! 


  1. Your vignette is beautiful....I love those knives! White, glass, and silver....always looks wonderful! Happy Holidays!

  2. Hey Girl! I am so late in getting by. I went out of town and came home to work and some other matters. Life. :) But all is well with me and mine and for that I praise God. Thrifty Thursday....LOVE your white! I love white too. So easy and classic. In particular I LOVE your mint julep cup and the mother of pearl handled knives -GORGEOUS! What great finds!
    Thanks for participating this week, Elizabeth. It didnt HAVE to be Christmas so no worries!!! Im just glad you linked:) And THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

    I got yur email, hope we can get together really soon....I will be in touch.


  3. Hello from a snowy UK. I have stumbled upon your lovely blog and have added myself as your latest follower. I particularly liked the header with the scrabble letters and you clearly have a much better eye than me for style.Please do drop by my blog and maybe follow if you would like.
    Warmest wishes.
    Carol from

  4. Nipped back to say thank you so much. I've just read your lovely comment. I appreciate you following me too. Hope you anjoy the posts. The snow is melting at last but we've still no more post. We just had one visit. Hopefully we'll get a bit of a thaw the next few days and I can get out before I go mad!
    Very nice to meet you.

  5. Hi Elizabeth. My husband and I loved your booth in Consigning Interiors on our recent trip to B'ham over the holidays. We had our eyes on the look out for accessories for our "new to us", old Fairhope cottage. Our cottage is now complete with your cute shabby, European items. I'll have a website up soon. We're offering our cottage as a furnished rental in the fruit and nut area. We heard you enjoy visiting Fairhope. Let us know if you're ever in town. Kelly