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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!

16 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..:)

Anonymous said...

I just pinned this to my board. I love the whimsy of the last photo. It gives me ideas of something that I could do for a spring kitchen island vignette. Thanks for sharing. Would you be open to having this shared on Our Welcoming Home? www.ourwelcominghome.com

Jujub said...

How can I save your blog. I just live your decorating ideas

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