Friday, June 8, 2018

Farmhouse Display on Kitchen Sideboard

Back in April, I got to go on a bit of a shopping spree at Pier 1 Imports for my birthday.  Don't you just love picking out your own gifts? I certainly enjoy it!




Here's a look at how I put together some new and older items from that wonderful store to create a farmhouse display on my kitchen sideboard.


I'll start by showing you the items I picked out as my birthday gifts from Pier 1.


I love taking my time browsing around Pier 1 perusing all the terrific items but did manage to pick out this "Our Nest" sign right away.


I loved these black and white plaid patterned bowls and got a couple of those.

Of course, a few of the matching plates and coordinating checked napkins had to come home with me as well.

The store display at Pier 1 had these dishes and napkins paired with the Magnolia line in a farm to table vibe.  As much as I'd have liked to, I couldn't buy everything there so I set out to create a similar display using items I already had.

First off, I attached the Our Nest sign to the existing wall accent above our kitchen sideboard.

The black & white plates were placed in a wire basket within a galvanized bucket. This provided a nice backdrop to the vignette.

Magnolia blossoms (from Pier 1 a few years ago) were arranged throughout the display.

The black & white plaid bowls were set atop a cake plate.

I found this free printable online and put it in a black frame.  It added the perfect farmhouse text to the scene.


A white pitcher was placed behind the framed sign.

I tied some black-handled flatware with twine and arranged it in a small metal pot.

A farmhouse vase was filled with faux magnolia blossoms and eucalyptus leaves.

A couple of barnyard animals joined the set.


Bessie the cow has been in the family for many years and was happy to be called into action.

Another long-time friend, Rowdy the rooster helped out as well.

Beside them, a black faux oil lantern speaks of nights out in the barn.



The shelf above the sideboard also got a bit of home-y decor added to it.



I should mention that this is NOT a Pier 1 Imports sponsored post but rather just a look at how I spent my birthday money back in April. :)

Do you ever get to buy your own birthday gifts and if so, where do you like to go shopping for them?

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Summer Decor on the Etagere




For this year's summer decor on the etagere, I went with a total beach theme. Even though we don't live near the ocean, this type of vibe always speaks of  summertime to me.  





Blues, whites and greens were combined in the form of shells, sea-grasses, lanterns and mason jars on a neutral textured background.

Here's the full view but let me take you on a shelf-by-shelf tour.

The top shelf.

The middle of the shelf features a woven vase filled with faux sea grasses.

Sand coloured pillar candles provide height to the display.



Blue mason jars with shells were tied with white rope and raffia.

One of these resin shells was placed on each side of the shelf.

Now let's move to the shelf below.

The 2nd shelf

A blue mason jar lantern atop a white pedestal sits in the center of this shelf.

Sea grasses in a basket and jar candles atop white plates were placed on each side of this shelf.



Don't forget to try using some of your dishes when creating displays.

These shell-shaped appetizer plates made the perfect risers as well as coordinate with the theme.

Let's move on to the shelf below this one.

The 3rd shelf

A white lantern and blue glass buoy sit in the middle of this shelf.

To the left, I placed a rustic duck decoration...

...and on the right, a ceramic shell and blue candleholder fill the space.



Moving on to the bottom shelf

The 4th shelf


Another rustic duck, ceramic shell on a pedestal plate and seagrasses in a blue vase were placed on the left.

These shells were from HomeSense many years ago.

To the right, a blue lantern, mason jar with shells and a wire basket carry on the beach vibe.

The cloth napkins in the basket are the only new items I used in the decor on the shelves.

They are from Pier 1 this year and were a birthday gift from my son.  I love the beach-y colours in them.


And that's my etagere all decorated for summer.

Have you done any summer decorating around your house?

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