Photobucket     Photobucket        

Monday, April 16, 2012

Kitchen Island Vignette

Happy Monday! I'm in a good mood because the weather is going to be perfect today...sunny and 75! In fact we are supposed to have good weather all week. Yay! This weather is putting me in a cleaning/organizing/decorating/planting frenzy! I'm ready to get everything done and in order. I showed you some snippets of what I'm doing in the living room and will show you more soon...thanks for your nice comments. It has really come together over the last few days. There are still a few items I am looking for to complete everything. I left the living room looking so empty after Christmas that now I am on a mission to get everything put back together...like NOW! =0 When I get on something I don't quit until it's done and it makes me a little crazy! I'm on the downhill slope though.

Here is a vignette I put together on my kitchen island yesterday. You might remember I had greenery, flowers and bunnies in the two tiered stand for Easter. I ended up adding birds and more vines and it really did look cute...there is a pic below. However, since I already have a silk birdhouse arrangement on my kitchen table I thought I would do something a little more simple on the island, so I added some fresh apples. I also added some candle holders on some old cookbooks my mom gave me along with a fresh ivy and little bird. That ivy will probably be dead in a week! We will see...  
I love the colors in these apples. They are very tasty too!


I hope I can keep the ivy alive...any tips?

Here it is before I added the apples. You might remember I found this idea on Pinterest. I really do like it, but just felt like it was too much with all of the other stuff I've got going on in the kitchen. This would also make a cute centerpiece for a table...it was just a little big for mine. 
I'm going to get back to work! I've already dusted everything this morning...now for some planting.
Have a great day!

14 comments:

Rooms by Ann said...

Kristen, your vignettes are both beautiful . Those apples do add a fresh color and I bet it smeels great too. Thanks for sharing.

sabri said...

keep soil moist and my ivy likes to spritzed with water bottle..good luck..love the vignette..

NanaDiana said...

Love the vignettes, Kristen. The island looks beautiful. Ivy needs lots of indirect light and likes to be damp but not wet. I have had good luck with my ivy over the years. I keep it in a North window. xo Diana

Susie said...

Kristen, Very cute decorating ideas. I have learned to keep my ivy looking nice by buying fake:):) I love to garden, but I am not a houseplant person. Now that I have a cat, I am afraid she will nibble on something that might make her sick. Smiles, Susie(She Junks)

Susie said...

I love these! Especially the one with the birds. Your pictures are beautiful so sunny and bright just like spring. Thanks for sharing.

Susie at Puddle Jumper Creations

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty Kristen, I love those candlesticks!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Beautiful Kristen! Can't wait to see the rest! I am in need of inspiration!

Hope all is well with you and your sweet family!

Nancy said...

Love them both, but the last one looked 'cleaner' for lack of a better word and I love the apples. Using fresh ivy now has me wanting to do that. Our kitchen receives good morning sun, so it should do well. Thank you!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kristen, what a lovely vignette! The apples make a wonderful accent. I agree with Diana. My ivy likes to be kept moist, but not wet and bright, indirect light. Good luck!

Marisa said...

Love your Vignette. The birdies in the basket really look good. Have a great day.

jmmonroe said...

Sweet vignette-those pink lady apples or gala's or ? I would have to go with silk on the ivy not that I would want to I am just great with plants-looked at your shop also-cute ideas out of my budget but very nice

jmmonroe said...

Sweet vignette-those pink lady apples or gala's or ? I would have to go with silk on the ivy not that I would want to I am just great with plants-looked at your shop also-cute ideas out of my budget but very nice

Designs By Pinky said...

HI Kristen! Your island vignette looks beautiful! I LOVE the flowers and birds in the 2 tiered piece but understand that it might be too much with the one on your table. BUT, I may steal this idea:):) Are those gala apples? Those are my favorites, I try to eat one every day. Have a great week. I am PACKING, trying to do yardwork etc. XO, Pinky

Anonymous said...

Adorable Kristen, and YUM I'd love one of those apples....

Check out the blog thistlewood farm, I think you'll enjoy, I followed her a long time ago, she stopped blogging for awhile but she's back and such a doll !!!

All the best,

Kathy :)

we're having some great weather too..:)

Featured in Country Woman Magazine fall 2012 for kitchen and crafts

My Photo
I'm a 40yr. old mother of 1. I've been married for 19 years to a wonderful man, Kevin. We have one son together named Chase who is 14. We live in a small town in Arkansas and have a dog named Sassy, a cat named Coco and now a chinchilla, Tiki. My husband is a Database Administrator and I have my own business called Kristen's Creations where I make and sell a variety of crafts. I worked in a shop as a floral designer for 15 yrs. until it closed. My former boss decided to retire and lease out her building. I enjoy crafting, decorating, and hanging out with my family. E-mail me at Kristenscreations@hotmail.com

To subscribe through email, add your email address below.

You are welcome to pin anything from my blog

Follow Me on Pinterest

Total Pageviews



The tip junkie featured my snowman mesh wreath!

homemade crafts

Popular Posts

BlogCatalog

Decorating Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Sassy Girl

Sassy Girl

Cock a doodle doo!!

Cock a doodle doo!!

Wish we were here!

Wish we were here!

blog ranking

Lifestyle Blogs - Blog Rankings

Blog List

  • It's almost time for the 2016 Summer Home Tours to begin. Mark your calendars. 30 of your favorite bloggers are opening up their doors over 5 days and ...
    4 hours ago
  • Today is a day for those who are struggling with infertility. This can be such a lonely place to be and I know it helps to find other women who are going t...
    6 hours ago
  • [image: Our-Seaside-Home-600x400] Welcome to Feature Friday, where I feature bloggers and homes around the internet that you might not be familiar with. To...
    7 hours ago
  • [image: mms-7759] After all of the craziness of Lucketts, I decided to take the week off. I knew I probably would, so I cleared the calendar. Sometimes ...
    13 hours ago
  • Welcome to Foodie Friday and Everything Else. We're looking forward to a long, restorative weekend, and I'm sure you are, too. Bandwidth's giant smoker ma...
    17 hours ago
  • This past week I stopped in for my monthly visit to Las Vegas, right now the first house we remodeled is not rented to a tenant and we plan to keep it that...
    19 hours ago
  • [image: End Table Cart for $20 in Wood!] In my family room I had a cute little two toned end table I refabbed off of Craigslist. It was fine but I really...
    1 day ago
  • [image: Summer Beach Themed Dinnerware, Pottery Barn 10]Welcome to the 401st Tablescape Thursday! Since I knew I wouldn’t be able to put together a table t...
    1 day ago
  • After receiving the dining table and chairs for the deck I had to host a cookout, right? So I invited my daughter, son in law, and Miss Leila to come and d...
    1 day ago
  • Last year we purchased a “new to us” home, a brick rambler situated on over an acre with beautiful views. The home was in great condition but was dated. ...
    1 day ago
  • Welcome one and all to the sixteenth edition of Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We are delighted that you have joined us; your presence brightens our spiri...
    1 day ago
  • Happy Thursday, friends! Can you believe it's already Memorial Day weekend ... hope you have nice plans in store. Ya' know ... our little sunroom has seen...
    1 day ago
  • Did you see my last table? You can see it here: http://designsbypinky.blogspot.com/2016/04/birds-at-table.html I loved that table but I wanted to lighten t...
    1 day ago
  • [image: A drop leaf table gets a makeover with paint.] It’s Themed Furniture Makeover Day! This month our theme is red, white, or blue. Isn’t that perfec...
    1 day ago
  • 2015 I'm sharing nine red, white, and blue tablescapes from previous posts. I can't believe Memorial Day is this weekend. As the saying goes, time flies...
    1 day ago
  • Well I'm thrilled because a project I've been itching to start for years now has finally started!! Our loft is a great big space that has always felt under...
    2 days ago
  • *I’m so excited to be sharing my new bedroom nightstands with you today!* I have a confession to make…for more years than I care to admit, I was living w...
    2 days ago
  • *I am totally thrilled - like mouth-watering-thrilled,* *to be able to share two new cookbooks with you* *this spring. * *As you know, I am a lover of co...
    2 days ago
  • For this Spring and Summer an all white ensemble is always a classic in my book. Years ago one of my signature looks was white jeans, white t-shirt, g...
    2 days ago
  • *[image: image]* *[image: image]* *Today, we have yet ANOTHER great Before & After story, compliments of CdT sponsor Huff Harrington, the online a...
    3 days ago
  • Hi everyone and welcome back to The Scoop! I am really excited because it's my turn to host. I always look forward to seeing what you are sharing and this...
    3 days ago
  • It's blueberry season here in central Florida and over the weekend Steve and I visited one of the many U Pick farms in our area. We brought home five poun...
    4 days ago
  • Hi guys! I’m Meredith and I blog over at Perfectionpending.net where I write about my life with 3 kids and all the imperfections that go along with being a...
    4 days ago
  • *Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Vanilla Milk - ButterYum*Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Vanilla Infused Milk - do I have your attention yet? How stinki...
    1 week ago
  • Who says small patios can't shine BIG. Our humble little patio leads up to our back door. To say its a *catch all *space would be an understatement ... ...
    1 week ago
  • This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Duck Brand for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I have worked with Duck® for quite some time, and ...
    1 week ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones! First of all I would like to apologize for not responding to your comments on the last couple of my posts! I'm sorry, please forgive me. ...
    1 week ago
  • Hello Lovelies! It's the final week of the One Room Challenge and I'm so excited to reveal my kitchen makeover today! As you may recall, this is how my k...
    2 weeks ago
  • Hey guys! How the heck are ya? I have missed you all a lot, and finally have a few minutes to sit down and share a little bit of what I have been doin...
    2 weeks ago
  • April 2 is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Who knew? This might be one of the easiest days to celebrate all year! PB&J sandwiches for dinner for e...
    1 month ago
  • In between the shop, tax office and the Reno I brought out a few Easter items. I've had this darling bunny planter for a few years now, He's just the hap...
    2 months ago
  • We bought our home in the summer of 1992 and our upstairs bathroom was just never designed correctly. We decorated it the best we could, but the space plan...
    3 months ago
  • Hello, and Happy Valentine’s Day! I thought I’d share a couple of the Valentine’s I’ve made for my oldest granddaughter (the 5 year old). I used a couple...
    3 months ago
  • 3 months ago
  • Hi there friends... Welcome back to this weeks Share Your Style Party!! ~~~~~ Our host this week is Kelly from The Essence of Home! Take it away Kelly! ...
    4 months ago
  • I'll be posting over at Instagram for now. You can follow me *here*. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    6 months ago
  • These closet doors are dreamy!!! *Dream Book Design *turned an unattractive closet door into something I want!!! Learn *how to build a barn door for a...
    10 months ago
  • This Miniature Pewter-Like Teapot with Lid that lifts and tilts is adorable at the height of just 1 1/2 inches tall, and matching teacup, saucer, and disp...
    1 year ago
  • *Hi! I have been decorating for Christmas this week and finished the piano so I wanted to share.This will be a short post, I am working hard to get my hous...
    1 year ago
  • I have been keeping a secret for a few months... and it has been hard not to give it away! Thank goodness I can finally tell you today!!! After 4 1/2 y...
    1 year ago
  • Hello Lovlies, You are cordially invited to join me at my new blog, Larkspur Interiors. WHEN: Now! WHERE: www.larkspurinteriors.com R.S.V.P.: Not necessa...
    2 years ago
  • It's Friday once again. Can you believe it? And it's time for another great house tour. Today we're snooping around Jenna's home at Rain On A Tin Roof. ...
    2 years ago
  • Projects, projects, do they ever end? lol There is always something to add to the list, isn't there? I had wanted to add bead board to the ends of our ...
    3 years ago

Designed By: