Friday, April 21, 2023

Cupboard Top Spring Garden Vignette

Hi Friends, it's hard for me to believe, but I haven't shared the cookbook cupboard (in real time) since last late summer. It has been seasonally decorated, but somehow didn't make it to the blog. Since I love decorating with a garden theme for spring I wanted to make sure that I share the latest on the cupboard top. 

Before we moved to this house I used my kitchen china cupboard in the sitting/casual kitchen dining area and kept some fun garden decor on the top year round. So when we moved here I quickly realized that same setup wouldn't work. The china cabinet was having to move to the garden room with no wall behind it, just a band of windows. In it's place I substituted the "Cookbook Cupboard" using the scrolly framed chalkboard as a backdrop just like the other cupboard.

I've put away most of the "Easter Bunny" decor and now I'm having fun with a vintage garden theme. This cupboard top is smaller than the china cabinet, so I found another wicker laundry basket that was a better fit. I'd painted it a French Gray a few years ago, but gave it a quick wash of "antique white" so it would show up a bit better in photos.

I found this adorable wicker/wood small wheelbarrow at Factory Direct last week and knew I wanted to incorporate it into the basket display somehow. I keep this little rabbit out year round because he doesn't look "Easter-y". So he's hanging out in the wheelbarrow along with some peat pots ready for seed planting.

I also brought back the vintage white birdcage that I'd used at the last house. A few orange vintage metal garden tools are color coordinating with the orange tulips, carrots, and garden gloves.

I switched out the grapevine birds nest for the mini clay pots.

And a vintage concrete "Greek Key" garden urn with some faux yellow iris.

I keep things relatively the same on the actual cupboard shelves, and like to keep a kitchen or garden-y theme.

Here's my great grandmother's cow cookie jar on the right.

This is a vintage yellowware pottery bowl that I love for summer displays. Faux pears are a year round bowl filler here.

Two of my other French Country House style cookie jars are on display here.

Over the weekend I took photos when I had a sunny day, perfect for an open door and plenty of natural light. When I got around to editing them this week, I realized that I hadn't "floofed" the iris plant and it was a sorry mess. Anyone else miss a problem and don't catch it until the photos are already shot and "in the can"? So I had to wait till yesterday for another day that worked, and then I made sure the faux iris had a little special floofing attention!

My vintage "Bloomin' 'Brella" is here with more color for spring.

Behind as a backdrop is my favorite chippy white picket fence gate and my stack of painted wicker lunch baskets.

last year's late summer post...

Thanks for coming by to visit. Have a great weekend!

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  1. This beautiful Debra. Love the brella filled with flowers.

    Yes, missing something has happened to me too.

  2. Looks so pretty Debra. Have a great rest of the week. Hugs. Kris

  3. Looks great, Debra. I still haven't put the Easter decor away because I've spent many hours this week doing what your vignette represents- digging in dirt outside! My cold/cough was getting better, but I sure aggravated it with my outside work. Antihistamines, tissues and cough medicine are my friends!

  4. Your cupboard is so pretty, Debra! I love the garden theme. You have such an eye for creating a beautiful vignette and love all of the unique pieces that you use.

  5. My mother has those same roosters, I believe they were passed down from her grandmother. I love those cherished pieces that have been passed down over the years like your cow cookie jar. Sentimental meaning always trumps in our home over what some folks may think look better.


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