Late summer is the perfect time to pick garden flowers for a farmhouse vignette on the kitchen table! I think hand picked flowers are best… and when they are combined with lots of dishes, old silver and other ironstone pieces they make the most vibrant vignettes!
Kitchen table vignettes have long been my favorite to create. They are simple and easy to put together… and can transform my whole breakfast room.
My inspiration for this farmhouse vignette were those beautiful blue salvia… those sweet little purple flowers that cling to their matching purple stems. Blue and white dishes seemed to be a natural fit with them. Come on into the kitchen and see what I put together…
My vignettes start with a basket or tray to contain them. Today I used a sturdy wooden tray with forged metal handles. A blue and white checked tea towel was laid in the bottom of the tray. I like to collect interesting tea towel just for things like this. I keep them in a big box and pull them out when I decorate. When I am tired of them they are called into dish drying duty! So they really get a second life… and I get to enjoy them all over again!
For this vignette I used some of my blue and white plates…many from HomeGoods. I tend to collect lots and lots of white plates and dishes… but I also like and collect blue and white, green, and black and white dishes. I find most of them in vintage stores and… HomeGoods, of course! Do you do that? Do you gravitate to any special colors?
My dear friend Terri gave me this little blue and white french pitcher for my birthday… Isn’t it sweet brimming with flowers from my garden?
Flower drama! I can’t get enough of their vibrant and intense colors!
Bright yellow lemons are a sunny addition to the farmhouse vignette! They filled up my cobalt blue bread basket that I got years ago at a Williams-Sonoma outlet! These ceramic baskets are classics! I have them in different colors and use them for almost anything but bread! I love blues and white and fresh yellows!
A little white milk bottle sits up front and center filled with more flowers!
These petite milk bottles came from one of my favorite local Strasburg shops called FRESH VINTAGE BY AMY. She also carries Annie Sloan Chalk Paints! I can get great vintage finds and my paints all in one store!
I like to informally drape some napkins that work with my colors over the edge of the tray for an added layer of textiles… layering is so important in creating interesting vignettes! I keep my eyes open when I go shopping for napkins and other textile that are fabulous buys. I got these at HomeGoods on sale! Who would ever know?
I hope this has inspired you to pick some flowers, get out your dishes and play!!! If you make a late summer farmhouse vignette for your table please send me a picture!!! I would love to be inspired by YOU!