One of my favorite things to do is to create is a vignette. And I make a lot of them here at StoneGable. They are easy and add so much personal style to any room I put them in. Today I’m sharing a very easy, filled with spring color vignette I made for my kitchen table. Hope it inspires you to bring a little bit of pretty spring into your home!
I’m itching for a little color in my home lately. Do any of you feel the same way when going from winter to spring? Maybe it’s the colors that will soon be blooming outside my door or the tulips that are in abundance right now at my local grocer’s. All of a sudden color seems so interesting and fresh to me!
I was digging around in my stash of table runners and found this beauty. It works with the fresh burst of blue I am adding to my neutrals. So it became the inspiration for the kitchen table vignette.
The big round basket I snagged at HomeGoods is my vignette corral-er of choice!
So many wonderful readers have asked about this basket. Because of the nature of HomeGoods, their product line changes often and they don’t carry the same products at all HomeGoods.
But if there is a HomeGoods near you, you might want to check their basket section now and then because they do carry some gorgeous wicker baskets and trays!
Can you see how the one handle of the basket is slightly unraveling? That’s okay. There is a hot new (actually quite ancient) Japanese trend called Wabi-sabi and it is perfectly depicted by this amazing basket not being perfect.
Actually, Wabi-sabi is the view that beauty comes out of imperfection or flaws. I’ve been a Wabi-sabi girl from way back. I tend to love things as they get worn like threadbare aprons and garden sneakers that are falling apart or old linen tablecloths with timeworn areas.
I’ve known this kind of beauty since I was a small child. I call it “a touch of the Nani”. My grandmother was a master at this art! I remember how her son’s old varsity sweater hung on a nail at the top of her basement steps. She would put it on to hang out clothes or pick mint or other outside chores. Year after year the holes in the elbows got bigger and the sweater molded more and more to her body. It was BEAUTIFUL!
My grandmother’s life was a lovely picture of Wabi-sabi. I’m sure she would be shocked to know she was way before her time.
A kitchen vignette means getting out dishes. I’ve had these darling bowls for a while and am seeing them with fresh eyes. Don’t you love the colors? And how the outside is different from the in?
Of course, I perched the colorful bowls on a stack of white dishes!
Because we eat around this table I tucked in a white pair of salt and pepper shakers with cute, exposed cork stoppers. The salty pair sits on a small rectangle dish. Such subtle layering. But it really makes a difference in the way a vignette looks.
Don’t overlook using dishes or flatware or other things you will need at the table in your vignette.
I did add a white pitcher with our everyday flatware to the vignette but it looked too heavy so I edited it out! Maybe in your vignette, flatware will look gorgeous.
Speaking about editing. Do it!!!! Don’t end up with an overly crowded kitchen vignette.
And… be still my heart… I found these beautiful orange/pink/yellow tulips at my favorite grocer’s. Two bunches and look how gracefully they drape down around the white pitcher. I’m so happy I took photos of the vignette when I first put the tulips in water.
I came downstairs this morning and they were all standing straight up at attention! That’s one of the many things I love about tulips, they are always changing!
Did you notice the tulip pitcher is sitting on a little wooden round? It blends into the basket and gives height to the pitcher. I’m all about risers. Don’t forget to add them to your vignette. They will help to vary the heights of things in a vignette!
Here are some of my favorite “risers”…
- small stacks of dishes
- stack of bowls
- cake stands
- wood slices
- a small box
Do you like to eat by candlelight? It’s just one of those easy ways to elevate the everyday! I fished around in my basement and found a silver stained lantern. It gives off such a pretty glow!
I really love to have some kind of lantern or candle in a kitchen table vignette. Pretty and practical!
Of all the vignettes I create around StoneGable the kitchen vignette is the easiest to make. I open up my cupboards and play with my dishes!!!!
Here are some of my favorite things to include in a kitchen table vignette…
- decorative bowls
- cake stands
- small pitchers
- small cloche
- ceramic measuring cups
- fancy measuring spoons
- soup tureens
- salt and pepper shaker/mill
- oil decanters
Now, how about creating a spring kitchen vignette for your kitchen table or island!
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