I have been happily "nesting" in an effort to get my kitchen "switchover" ready for the finishing touches, my aluminum blinds and vintage toweling valances. One of the things I love to do around the house (all 750 sq. ft. of it) is create little happy vignettes that are photo worthy (or, at least seem so in my opinion!) As I've shared with you, I've been gathering goodies to make the formerly Tuscan now 1940s(ish) retro. So I decided to set the table:
I found the cool plastic plates in the "dinnerware" section of The Country Door..and the aqua melmac is genuine and discovered in an 8 place setting at a flea market!
I am attempting to create something akin to Cath Kidston's remarkable patterns...however, I had to do it all on an extreme budget:
Which made me search and scour all the harder for wonderful vintage glasses like these! I love the happy colors and the floral pattern...AND they are plastic! Found at a wonderful shop on Etsy called Kitsch Cafe. And I have added a sweet couple to my fawn collection:
Aren't they darling?! I don't think I'll be collecting any more because I don't believe I will ever find anything sweeter!
And of course a place for my mushroom salt and pepper shakers, my vintage tray holding goodies dear to my heart: My vintage wood girl and dog, rescued from a used (ugly) lamp base, my red and aqua cupcake and pedestal, and one of my 10 party magpies from Magpie Ethel's!
These are a pair of retro canisters I picked up for only a few dollars...I just love their happy colors! Again, my hope is that mixing the dots with flowers and checks, that I will create a cottage-y look without looking like I've tried too hard. :-)
Remember the fab AltAred Art package I got with all the wonderful vintage linens and such?
I will be using said goodies to make an altared art creation for my kitchen...stay tuned!
And now I'm off to finish painting the picture frames for my cookie jar prints...talk again soon!