New French Style Vignette

Last week when I was adding color to the hutch (here), I decided it was a good time to add a new vignette to the hutch’s counter top.  I went to my stash, pulled out some cute items, and got creative.



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This is what I came up with.  Now let me tell you about it.

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First, I grabbed my passport tray that I told you about here.  Then I added in a bunch of delicious smelling lavendar from my mother‘s garden and tied it up with a cute ribbon.


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It’s my favorite fragrance in the whole entire world, and this bunch is special since my mother grew it.  She has quite the green thumb.



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Then I added an old kitchen scale that I bought years ago at my grandfather’s estate auction.



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Doesn’t it have great patina?


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Next came these great old milk bottles that I also bought at Grandad’s auction.  They are also great for holding a bunch of sunflowers in the late summer.


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Then I topped it all off with this little basket made by……you guessed it… mother.  You can see some other handiwork of hers here, here, and here.


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When I was cleaning up and organizing my craft room last week, I applied some chalkboard paint to this random board and after just two coats, I had a mini-sign.  Adding the French phrase Bon Appetit was the first thing that came to my mind.  It fits in with the French grocery list in another part of the room (here).


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With very little effort and zero dollars, I came up with a whole new look.  I love shopping the house.

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