Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Chippy Vintage Window Box Centerpiece

A few weeks ago, when we were in "unpack more boxes" mode, versus our current "let's get the camper ready" mode, I was able to find my old windowbox that I used for so long in my previous Dining Room.

I love this thing... it's old, chippy, and full of vintage charm. I had used it for several years at the old house, changing it out for each season. Here it is empty. I usually line it with grapevine wreaths or brown grocery bags wadded up, to give the flowers something to hold on to.

Here it is filled with a variety of faux Hydrangeas, back where it belongs.

Above pic with no accent twigs, but I added them in here.
I'm not sure if they are too much.
I kind of like the extra "dimension" they give.

I especially love the soft greens and pinks of the Hydrangeas with the runner I have on the table now; it's such a sweet Springy Toile.

Here's how I've used this windowbox in the past.
I think this one from the Fall, a few years ago is my absolute favorite.

Late Summer with Sunflowers

Summer with White Geraniums 

And even earlier with hydrangeas and a few nests.

Then Christmas
It had a lot going on with this version.

And back to the present again.
It's one of my favorite pieces to play with.

More on the Dining Room this week.
and I'll take a few pics of my Hydrangeas we planted at Easter.
They're coming along...no deer yet.

Thanks everyone that commented on my Happy Camper post.
My presence was required this weekend to get it ready for camping.
I hope we'll be able to get that baby on the road soon.

See you Wednesday Evening at 6:00 Central

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  1. I am so happy you unpacked your window box as I have always loved seeing the many different ways that you have filled it with so many beautiful flowers and items....So beautiful Debra.

  2. It is a great piece! Love the way you can style it for any season!

  3. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE....it's a great piece and I'm all about things we can use in different ways seasonally...so loving that toile runner as well...all just so pretty!!...great photos...Mariaelena

  4. I love that look in your DR, and I like the twigs added, too. Debra, can you remember the color of your DR walls in the old house? and of those photos, which one would you say represents the truest look of that hue? I really like that color, and whenever I see a buttery color I like, I try to bookmark it, pin it, or dog ear it somehow. Thanks.
    PS...I'm with you on camping, but the decorating of the camper ought to be fun. ;)

  5. My mouth dropped open at your first photo...I love every way you have used that beautiful old box...

  6. Beautiful Debra! I love the kitty in the photo! :)

  7. Beautiful pictures <3.I like it with the twigs added.But I must say my absolute favorite is how you decorated it at Christmas time...so enchanting.I love the looks of your dining room.
    Have a great week.

  8. I love your windowbox centerpiece! I think my favorite might be with the sunflowers, because I am such a yellow person. Lovely table runner too! sheila

  9. Hi Debra,
    I share your passion for old wooden boxes. I can't resist them. Love the way you change it up for the season.
    I love the photo with kitty.


  10. That's a great box! It certainly makes a great centerpiece.

  11. I've always loved your window box and the creative ways you changed it up! And this runner is gorgeous! :)

    Jane x

  12. Beautiful! I love hosting and cooking but have lots of learning to do when it comes to setting a pretty table. I love this idea and will have to steal it if I can get my hands on a pretty window box! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Wow, that box is BIG. I had no idea how large it was until today. And I love it!!!

  14. Your chippy window box looks charming any way you decorate it!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  15. I do love how you have 'dressed' your box. The different looks through the seasons is very pretty. I am a sucker for pretty fabric and love your runners. How have I been missing this all this time?!

  16. That is one incredibly awesome window box! Each way you've used it is amazing, each one beautiful!

  17. That makes a wonderful centerpiece Debra...I love all the pretty displays you made!!

  18. What an incredible centerpiece! It is so versatile to use from season to season. I'm in love with the chippy paint look. Jamie | anderson + grant

  19. Debra,
    FIRST. . .I absolutely adore your new look for your blog header and your blog sign~off, dear friend!!!
    All~righty. . .now. . .the box has found its new home!!!
    I adore how you change it out for the Seasons!!!
    Thought I could choose a favorite, but with each photo I kept saying,
    "Thank one's my favorite, no. .. that one. . .well, maybe back to the one with fur baby!!!"
    I love, LOVE, L O V E them all!!!
    Ah~h~h. . .they're all so very lovely, keep 'em coming!!!

  20. Oh, I love your window box centerpiece. The seasonal changes are beautiful. (I love your DR wall color, too.)

  21. Love your window box with all the different looks. I also like the pretty kitty setting there so regal. All the changes are so great. I know you had fun decorating with the seasons.
    Happy Camping.

  22. I love your chippy box. It's almost time for a flag.

  23. Love your box Debra. So many things you can do with is what makes it nice! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  24. Chippy box love Debra! I love the addition of the twigs with your hydrangeas. I especially love it with your kitty sitting next to it :)

  25. That is such a great flower box, Debra and I really LOVE your chair covers, too!

  26. Your vintage flower box is darling. Love how you change it up from
    season to season. Your blog has such charming ideas. Thanks, Debra!
    Have a joyful June...Sandy

  27. Such a charming box and I love all of your centerpieces!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  28. What a gorgeous dining room you have Debra and that chippy box is the perfect table center piece !!!
    ( those faux hydrangea's look so real ! )


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