16.8.11

Late Summer Shelf Vignette

Dusting in the kitchen this afternoon lead me to some rearranging.

With only a few weeks left of summer, I decided to keep the mix of blues and white and the summery feel with these Muskoka/ Adirondack napkin holders on the open shelves in our kitchen.

I added the blue and white canisters and tea pot, Cottage Rose by Skye McGhie, to bring some more blue and white into the arrangement.

The oval platter and white jug on the bottom shelf were garage sale finds for $1. I love finding pieces to add to my collection. I'm not sure if the Dairy sign is really working in this spot because I don't have red anywhere else in the kitchen.

My aqua Crown mason jar collection will most likely be on display no matter the season because they are one of my favourite collectibles. I love the light from the patio doors and skylights shining on them.

Arranging vignettes is not something that I am totally comfortable with. I am learning by viewing my favourite blogs and how they successfully arrange items, like having items at different heights and in this case raising the teapot on a stack of white plates.

I added a little lace edged napkin for a bit of softness.

The board and batten treatment above the cabinets STILL needs to be caulked and painted and I hope to get to that soon. I am enjoying the fresh summery look of these shelves and it won't be long until they will need a little Fall makeover! Have you started to incorporate some Fall in your decor, or are you like me and hanging onto every last bit of summer?

I'm joining the following parties hosted by some of my favourite blogging friends:

WOW Us Wednesday's at Savvy Southern Style.

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm.

Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life.

13 comments:

  1. How timely! I just did a post called 'Late Summer Changes' because I'm just not ready to let summer go yet! I clicked on your link at the SSS party, just for the title of your post! Such a pretty kitchen!

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  2. I'm glad you're holding on to summer as I am. The season is far too short as it is and actually our fall is a short season weatherwise. Our cold weather hits in November and everything is so gray and colourless. I like your blues and whites and look forward to seeing your fall decor - but not yet! :-) Hugs, Pamela

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  3. Thanks for your visit and sweet comments. I love your shelves. The little chairs are so cute. The blue and white dishes are so nice. Looks wonderful!

    Blessings,
    Kathy

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  4. That is a beautiful vignette! Love those little chairs too! I think you did a great job!!! XO, Pinky

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  5. Love it!!! So very cute:) The little adirondacks are just so sweet:)

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  6. Beautiful THRIFTY vignette...love the chairs...hard to believe that summer is almost gone:(

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  7. You have a beautiful blog. This looks great. I would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas. Take care Anu

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  8. I'm definitely hanging on, tooth and nail!
    I love the blue and white canisters. So cute!!!

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  9. Love your shelves and the display is wonderful. Great jars and the colors look so refreshing. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  10. Hey that's a LOVELY corner, I'm pinning it on Pinterest right away! Love your napkin holders, canisters and the teapot.

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  11. Ahh . . . the end of summer. Very sweet vignette.

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  12. It's a dream and that Dairy sign is the sweetest thing ever!

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