Monday, May 23, 2011

~~~My "Summer Garden" kitchen~~~

Hi everyone. As you all know if you have been following me, I love to CHANGE things around for the seasons! I mostly do the kitchen and a few touches in the dining room.  So, after Easter, I brought out my garden themed things and went to work. I am pairing down in the look somewhat. I used to have more things displayed but am liking the cleaner, less cluttered look right now. This birdhouse lamp is one of my favorite pieces. It is ceramic and I love the color on it and the pretty vine detail. I used some ivy and a nest to hide the cord.
 This is my utensil holder. It and the matching trivet (next picture) came from Target several years ago.

 Years ago I saw this little piece of fence at Joann Fabric so brought it home and embellished it with some flowers and MINI ivy.
 I love the saying on this plate. It came from Kirklands several years ago too. Next to it is a little "balloon person" garden lady. A potter from my area made these for MANY years and I have several of her pieces.

 My windowsill.
 Found this cute candle holder many years ago. It has a GARDENIA scented candle inside. I LOOOVE the smell of gardenias!!!!!
 One of 3 little garden gnomes I found on clearance last year. His pots and shovel are ready to be put into use for planting!
 The little creamic tile I fell in love with many years ago. I have changed out the ribbon several times now.
 My soap dispenser and a few mini roses from the pot out on the deck.

 One piece of the counter. I would LOVE to replace these outdated tiles with another surface but I doubt that is going to happen any time soon:):)
 This plate came from CTS last year. I love the stand too!
 My hutch with all the birdhouses, a lamp and some topiaries.
 Cute little lamp found MANY years ago up near Lancaster, Pa.

 This platter was a gift from my cousin several years ago. I had admired it in a hospital gift shop and she surprised me and got it for me!!!!!! Thanks, Bonnie. I love it....and you!
 Hand decorated birdhouse.
 I put 2 candle rings together to make this pretty. The candlesticks are shaped like a tulip! You can't see it well though because of the candlering.

 I like to light the candles at dinner time.
 I made this "birdbath". An upside down pot with a saucer on top and a mini mirror inside for the water. Then embellished it with flowers and a bird.
 I painted this napkin holder and added the pot, flowers, birds etc. Here is one side...
 and here is the other side.
 Mybreakfast room server.
 This was black when I found it. I painted it green, added the flowers and little signs hanging from it. And the little gardening hat.

 I made this birdcage too. It was HARD getting my hand inside there to decorate it!!!!

 Isn't he cute!
 I crossed 2 pieces of bamboo for the perch. Can you see?

 Perched this bird on top to watch over the little ones.
 They just may have come from this nest!!!:):)

 On top of my fridge I have 2 of Joe's lanterns (he collects lanterns) and this piece I put together this year.

 Ivy winds around the wires, berries, and other greens and some sticks.

I hope you have enjoyed the tour once again. I am joining Susan for Met Monday at   Join us over there to see some amazing transformations!!! XO, Pinky   PS, I sure hope this weather starts to get better so we can enjoy the holiday weekend coming up!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you all have a GREAT week.
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Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple
Creative Blogger's Party @ Homemaker On A Dime
Making The World Cuter @ Making The World Cuter
Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle 
Twice Owned Tuesday @ House Of Grace
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm

Time to Shine Tuesday @ A Diamond in the Stuff 
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
Trash 2 Treasure @ Sassy Sites
Power Of Paint @ Domestically Speaking
Swing Into Spring Wednesday @ DIY by Design
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Piece of Work Wednesday @  Primitive & Proper
Good Life Wednesday @ A Beach Cottage

Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
100 Ideas Under $100 @ Beyond The Picket Fence

Cottage Flora Thursday @ Fishtail Cottage
Show And Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed

Remodelaholic Friday @ Remodelaholic
Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest

Look What I Found Friday @ Vintage Revivals Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Weekend WrapUp Party @ Tatertots and Jello
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal 
Sunday Showcase Party @ By Stephanie Lynn
Sundae Scoop Weekend Wrap Up Party @ I love Nap Time 
Before and After Party @ Thrifty Decor Chick


  1. Hi Pinky! Everything looks wonderful! Love all your vignettes.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Hi Pinky! I love your summer kitchen. It looks so happy and fresh for the season. Enjoy. Cute birdies too!

  3. Hi Pinky, you have SO many cute things you have brought out for the summer. It really is fun to change things out, isn't it? I look forward to doing that too.

    Sad that you lost your mother 20 yrs. ago. It's hard, isn't it??


  4. Your displays are all wonderful. I love all of your garden things and the birdhouses are fabulous. Such a great summer look. I love it all. Hugs, Marty

  5. You've been a busy girl decorating, and what a good job you've done. Your decorations are so unique and pretty...everything looks wonderful!

  6. I love all your summer/garden touches!! I especially love all your birdhouses! I love decorating with garden inspired touches. :)

  7. Your garden kitchen just makes me happy and feel like maybe summer will come around. I adore the cart and the birdcage. I have so many ratty looking outdoor items and I just started with a paint can so maybe now they will look presentable. If not, I have to dejunk and get rid of them. Fun to bring some inside too like you did!

    On your question - the cake platter I found at TJMaxx/ Home Goods, which is where I get most of my cake platters - I have a thing for them. The dome I just got this year from a local store Tai Pan which is also in California if you ever get there. If you do, bring a big suitcase because they are amazing and used to be wholesale, now they are wholesale to the public, meaning they are more expensive than wholesale but still great.

    Have a great week.

  8. Hi lovely lady. Everything looks wonderful Pinky. I love the way you have put ever Thing together for your garden inspired in your Kitchen just lovely. Thanks so much for your swet comments on my new Sunday Brunch Tablescape. I hope you have a Great Week.

  9. Your kitchen looks wonderful, Pinky! I love all of your beautiful bird accents ... your garden gnomes are too cute. And, I'm a huge fan of gardenia, as well. Well done!


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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