Sunday, July 29, 2012

What's on the Sideboard this Month?

My late summer obsession with all things "sunflower"
 has also taken over the hallway sideboard...

I found this wonderful vintage look botanical wall hanging at my friend Robin's store, The Vintage Suitcase, and knew it would be perfect hanging from my old window above the sideboard.

 I wanted to bring in some deeper colors,
and the black framing of the print plays off the other darker accents.

like this old fruit tray that I found earlier this year.
Looks sorta "Fallish" to me...
(counting down the days)

But the real fun came
 when I was able to use a few of my husband's demijohns,
 and then two wine bottle crates that I picked up recently
 for about $10 each at Relics.

the one above is much smaller, but has a hinged lid.

I thought this soup tureen with the grape design would be fitting in the wine box, also giving it a late summer grape harvest theme. (another almost Fall thought)

It's sitting alongside some sunflowers and black-eyed susans
 in an old galvanized florist bucket.

A stack of white ironstone plates atop a platter
and an old carving set make it buffet ready.

(my sweet sis gifted me with the great ruffled ticking tea towel 
from Pottery Barn last year)

I had fun bringing this all together,
I think it will stay for awhile...
at least until Pumpkin time.
(please hurry, I'm sick of this summer heat)

I'm joining in on these parties this week:

Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality
Make it Pretty Monday at the Dedicated House
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Cowgirl Up at Cedarhill Ranch
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here

 be sure and come back tomorrow morning
when I have up a link for all your Etsy and Online Boutique items.
You can find some wonderful things!

I'm heading out to water...
story of my life of late.



  1. Debra, you are starting out with a fabulous sideboard in the first place and then stack it with great finds. The tray is so fun, and so are your (husband's) demijohns.

  2. Your sideboard is a awesome. I have been developing a strong interest in sunflowers lately myself. I always liked them, but never used them much in my decor. But I have sunflowers in my kitchen now.

  3. Pretty! Love that sideboard and your flower print!

  4. Debra, Your sideboard vignette is really lovely! It will take you right up to Pumpkin time! Sunflowers are my August~ September decor choice!
    I love your painted tray... I collect them and you have a real beauty!

  5. I hear you about the heat...I don't know but the older I get, the less I like it.
    I gotta get me one of those pretty!

  6. Love your sideboard and the stack of wicker baskets/suitecases. I've been seeing a lot of them lately but haven't picked up any thinking what am I going to do with that? Well, duh, stack them up like you did! They look fantastic!

  7. It looks beautiful, Debra! But then I've never seen anything in your house, or on that darling porch, that didn't.

  8. Debra,
    Lovely hanging on your window pane! You sidebar looks as if you're ready for a festive wine & cheese tasting affair! Going through some (Fall) items on the lower level this past week, I spied the gourds and ghost pumpkins...I just had to come upstairs for a while...for fear I'd give in! I'll keep counting the days with you, dear friend!

  9. What a beautiful vignette. I would have never thought to use an old window that way and the wine crates with the ironstone in them looks wonderful. Just breathtaking.

  10. What a wonderful vignette! I love all of the elements!

  11. Oh, I LOVE that botanical print!! The whole vignette is just gorgeous!

  12. Oh, Debra, your vignettes are always so swoon worthy. Love all the wicker, and natural tones.

  13. It will all transition into fall perfectly...we already have little ripe orange pie pumpkins in our garden! I need to check them out tomorrow... I don't want them to rot out there. I wish they hadn't turned until September.

  14. What pretty vignettes! And I love that botanical print. Perfect!

  15. the farmers have been bringing amazing sunflowers to the market, they just scream summer! love the new print hanging above the sideboard! t.xoxo

  16. Imagine my surprise this weekend when we drove past a sunflower patch. Girl...sunflower heads as far as the eye could see. It was all I could do not to climb that fence, but I don't think Mr. Farmer would have appreciated me taking some of his crop!
    Love your sideboard and your taste of the grape.
    P.S. Y'all have really been taking a hit with the heat this year. It's just starting to get extremely hot here beginning last week. Praying y'all get some relief and rain soon.

  17. What a beautiful vignette, Debra! I love your demijohns, and the floral print is gorgeous! I, too am oh so ready for fall:)

  18. This is stunning! I hope I can use this as inspiration for a future vignette. -Tabitha

  19. Wonderful vignette! Love your old fruit tray, wine boxes and demijohns, and love your styling.

  20. This is just so pretty and makes me smile. Sunflowers are the happiest flowers don't you think? What says summer more?

  21. I love your sideboard! It reminds me of the one in our dining room when I was growing up. I would like to find one for my dining room.


  22. Oooooh that botanical wall hanging is fabulous! What a lucky find. Your home is just so pretty, Debra, I always love stopping by to see what else you have done!
    xo, Andrea

  23. Thanks a bunch for linking up that gorgeous sideboard! I just decided I needed a little fun in my life, so party it is!

  24. Hi Debra! The sideboard is gorgeous and your new botanical wall hanging is divine! I am such a Debra fan & love everything you do!

  25. Nearly Fall on the buffet is absolutely fully elegant. Love it all:}

  26. Love it all Deborah!! Can you come to my house!?;)

  27. So lovely and your mention of "pumpkin time" has me really looking forward to it.


  28. You've decorated your pretty sideboard beautifully, Debra! The botanical print, the demijohns and the wine crates are wonderful. I also love the tureen and the stack of picknick baskets. What a fantastic collection!
    Have a lovely Tuesday :-)!
    Hugs to you,

  29. So pretty! I wish I had your talent for styling. My post this week is about a sideboard I painted. You have given me some great ideas!!

  30. My dining room hutch is screaming for a makeover. This fall perhaps.


  31. Oh I love it all. Gorgeous botanical print and your entire vignette is stunning. I love the way you mix everything together. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  32. HI Debra! Oh, this is so beautiful! I love your large print and your addition of the tray! I just love those trays! I have the same tureen with the grapes!
    You always make sure beautiful spots in your home. Now I'm casting my vote for fall too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  33. LOVE your header Debra!
    You've put together another winner for the sideboard too!

  34. Wow, lovely print. I adore your stacked baskets, Debra :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  35. Your sideboard vignette is so lovely, down to every detail. I have also been loving sunflowers this summer and so I think your botanical print is just gorgeous! And the sunflowers in the galvanized bucket... every vignette you put together is so inspiring!

  36. Your buffet looks so pretty, Debra, with all your Fallish tones. The print is perfect to tie it all together.
    Mary Alice

  37. Hi Debra, Beautiful vignette and the botanical print is fabulous. Of course I love the demi-johns!
    Thanks for linking to the Open House party.

  38. This is wonderful ... you have such a great eye for pulling things together:)Love the print!

  39. I love that botanical print, Debra! Beautiful.


  40. I love,love,love you sideboard display. I to collect old white ironstone and I have a collection of Cianti bottles and demijohns. Every so often i bring them all out but never can really find a good place for them all.I don't have a sideboard and some are too tall to fit in my dish display cupboard. Poor me!
    Thanks again for sharing.
    Blessings from Ontario,Canada

  41. Yup girl, you are so moving into Fall. But you do it oh so well. I have to tell you that I bought that exact botanical print for my youngest daughter when she got married. I saw it and knew she would love it. She is such a nature lover. I would have loved it for myself, but knew it had her name written all over it. I love it on the window. Your entire vignette is wonderful! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup!

  42. A perfect late summer vignette for sure! :) Love your tray!


  43. Love your vignette, & it definitely has a "Fall" flavor! I'm with you, sick of the heat & so antsy to start my Fall decorating! Those are great demijohns!


  44. Debra, I love that gorgeous botanical wall hanging. It's a perfect fit on your vintage window. Thanks for starting the fun of all the fall harvest colors. Your inspiring vignette is getting me excited for what will happen this fall. Can't wait to see more soon. I think we're all over this heat lately. Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays.


  45. Gorgeous my friend, I'll be featuring it later today.

  46. Beautifully put together Debra. Your vignettes always have such style. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.


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