I'm home today waiting for a delivery of pine needles.
They were supposed to call this morning before coming, so I made sure to get in and out of the shower pronto so I'd be ready when they arrived.
I decided that while I was waiting I would work on some little vignettes in the dining room. I managed to put away the Easter decor awhile ago, but since then it's been kind of neglected. I started by shopping the house for things I thought might work. This platter was a thrift shop find (tsf) which has been languishing in the cupboard. I thought the hint of yellow was just the thing I needed to add that spring/summer touch to the china hutch.
I've had this tin sitting in the attic for years.
I don't think I've found a use for it until now.
It seemed like it might work into my hutch and, I might add, it was also a tsf.
I won't mention where these two cow creamers came from, but I'll bet you can guess :-).
I mixed them in with some blue & white china and two ginger jars that I recently found at a consignment shop.
By this time I was satisfied with the hutch and hadn't heard a word from the pine needle crew so, on with the decorating...
One of my favorite things to look for when I'm out "thrifting" is vintage linens like this one and
At one time somebody spent a lot of time lovingly stitching them.
I think they are much too pretty to be sitting in a drawer, so I'm working them into my vignettes today.
This seems like a good book to put under the lamp to raise it up a bit and offer interest to the vignette on the sideboard.
To this vignette I added a floral arrangement and a yellow bird (tsf) under a cloche. I like to leave some open area here to add dessert plates or the water pitcher when I'm entertaining in this room.
Last, but not least, I have an antique Victorian era dresser that sits in my dining room now. I bought it many years ago at a garage sale and it's had many different uses since then. It's currently filled with tablecloths, napkins and candles and candle holders that are used on the dining room table. The top is decorated with china teacups that once belonged to my mom and mother-in-law. Oh, and that topiary was found at the Habitat ReStore recently. I needed some texture and height in this vignette and I liked how the colors work with the picture on the wall.
Well, here it is after 2:00.
Just tried to call the pine needle people and got their voice mail.
Not sure if I'll be seeing any pine needles today, but my dining room is decorated and I'm ready for a late lunch. I think I just may eat it in the dining room today.
What are you up to today?
Hope it's fun whatever it is.