Do you love summer? To be honest I’m not keen on the scorching temperatures and I really am not a fan of humidity. But there are so many things to love about summer! I’m adding a touch of red, white and blue to my neutral decor and celebrating summer in grand patriotic style! One of my very favorite things to create is a vignette of dishes and other things from around my kitchen for my kitchen table. I have this kind of decorating down to a science, literally! And it’s so fun to get dishes I don’t often use out of the cupboards and play! Here’s my latest creation!
Following 6 easy rules for creating a kitchen table vignette (link at the bottom of the post), I used a big willow basket to contain the vignette on my round kitchen table. I’ve had this willow basket for years and I can’t remember where it came from, but I’ve see similar ones at HomeGoods and Decor Steals and Magnolia market. It’s my go-to container for the kitchen table.
I put a red and white tea towel in the bottom of the willow basket and draped blue napkins with big white stars on the side. I try to use fabrics that will soften the vignette and whose colors work with the vignette and my decor!
One important part of a kitchen vignette is to create a big focal point. This can be a big pitcher of flowers or a soup tureen or even a blue and white pottery drink dispenser on a galvanized metal base!!!
The drink dispenser and the flowers on the stacked dishes on the small cake pedestal create a background of varying heights for the rest of the vignette!
I love love love dishes and pulled many from my dish closet that reflect the summer holidays! Red, white and blues in checks, florals and hemstitch! LOVE these fun checked dishes from Heritage Lace!
Stacking dishes and bowls and even cups varies the heights in my vignette. Our eyes love varying heights. They travel from one thing to the next and tell our brains it looks appealing! ALWAYS remember to vary heights in vignettes!!!!
Don’t you love to play with dishes?
These colorful drinking straws in a little white milk bottle adds an extra bit of color and fun!!!
I get questions very often about my colorful flatware. I get them from many sources wherever I see them! I’ve collected red, white, blue, orange, green, green and white striped and brown. We often use them to eat dinner, wash them and put them back in the creamer! So easy!!!!
I hope this post has inspired you to get your dishes out of the cupboards and play with them!!! Making a kitchen vignette is so much fun and adds a big splash of color and decor to your home!!!! C’mone! Give it a try!
- Napkins: Pottery Barn Outlet
- Drink Dispenser: Pottery Barn Outlet
- Galvanized Drink Dispenser Base: Birch Lane
- Dishes On Pedestal and Pedestal: HomeGoods and Heritage Lace
- Red flatware: HomeGoods
- Dish Towel: HomeGoods
- Blue And White Vintage Pitcher: Gift from a friend
- Flowers: From my garden
- Straws: A.C. Moore
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