Green & White Kitchen Table Vignette

If you give a girl a bouquet of flowers, she's going to want to turn it into a vignette. It's kind of like the old story about the mouse and the cookie, right? Last week, I had a couple of bouquets of flowers from my daughter's birthday and Valentine's Day that needed to be refreshed. After splitting up the flowers and tossing the ones that were "tired", I had a pretty little green and white arrangement. I posted it on Instagram, but thought it looked a little lonely. So, I started working it into this Green & White Kitchen Table Vignette.
Green & White Kitchen Table Vignette
I remembered reading StoneGable's post about kitchen table vignettes and I just knew, with a little work, I could pull together a vignette of my own. Now, I must say that setting up vignettes does not come easy for me. If you remember, I am more of a 'set it and forget it' kind of decorator.
Green & White Kitchen Table Vignette
However, Yvonne's tips were just the push I needed to play a little. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in doing what I have to get done in a day that I don't take time to stretch myself. Doing vignettes is a bit of a stretch for me, but they sure make the space look pretty, not just utilitarian.

After studying her tips, I pulled out my familiar white Staccato dishes and got to work. The floral arrangement determined the color scheme of the vignette. From there, I just started shopping the house for other green and white items.
Green & White Kitchen Table Vignette
I used varying heights by bringing out a Christmas present from my sister-in-law...the Holland Boone polished pewter cake plate. From there, I piled it high with the white dishes and even a little glass dome with cookies underneath.
White Candle with Sprig of Greenery
Adorning a white pillar candle with a sprig of greenery, I placed it on a small silver candle holder on top of a pretty green gingham napkin.
Green & White Kitchen Table Vignette
The white tureen was an estate sale find from a couple of years ago and I brought in the adorable green and white thrift store tea cup with a little sugar too. The mugs to the white dishes filled in the space as well.
Green & White Kitchen Table Vignette
All these elements were grouped together in a woven tray given to me by my mom from her stash of castaways. Have I mentioned before how much I love her hand-me-downs? Finally, it was all anchored on white runner.

If you are like me and struggle with putting together vignettes in the kitchen and dining room, go over and read through Yvonne's post. She breaks down the steps in the most logical way and puts together the most amazing vignettes. After playing around with all these elements (and a lot more) for a little while, I finally settled on this arrangement. Mind you, the first few tries looked a bit like a tray full of cast offs that were on their way to Goodwill. But with some patience and a little time, I was able to put something together that was pleasing to the eye.
Green & White Kitchen Table Vignette
Although with real life in my house, the kitchen table vignette will be moved to the side and soon dismantled. It was, however, fun having a pretty spot to enjoy my morning coffee, if only for a little while.

The next time I have a bouquet of flowers, you can be sure I'll be looking to make it into another vignette. You know what they say, "Practice makes perfect." Do you ever make kitchen table vignettes? What's your favorite element to put in them?
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14 comments:

  1. I love your beautiful vignette! You did a great job! Love the white and green color combination! xx

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  2. It's lovely Nici, and before I read the first word I thought of Yvonne and her wonderful vignettes! She would give you an A I bet!
    Jenna

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  3. Your vignette looks lovely! The green & white are a great color combination & remind me of Spring (if it ever actually gets here!). I love that you added the sprig of greenery to the candle.

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  4. What can I say, but I love every ounce of this vignette. I wish I could pull together something as cohesive as this. Love, love!

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  5. its gorgeous!!!! I hope you will share this at my hop on Thursday Hugs!

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  6. Very pretty, I just love green and white together. Love the way you decorated the candle, too. I had to throw away my Valentines flowers today. :( But they can't last forever, right? Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com, dawnjunkin(at)gmail*dot*com
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  7. Very pretty - I love green and white it's so clean and crisp. Carole

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  8. Pretty much perfect I'd say! Love it.

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  9. What a beautiful table with the white and different colors of green. We were co-hosts on Moonlight & Mason Jars so we wanted to stop by - and so glad we did!

    We have a Merrymakers gallery on BeBetsy and your tablescape would be a perfect fit - we hope to see you.
    #simplybebetsy

    Best to you,
    Sharon and Denise

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  10. Beautiful idea! Love the freshness and springlike qualities of the green and white...

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  11. Green and white are always so lovely and spring-like. Everything looks so inviting! Visiting from diy Sunday Showcase. Have a great day!

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  12. Lovely tablescape! I cannot wait for spring to arrive!

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  13. This is beautiful. I am loving anything green right now. Thanks for sharing.
    Sherry

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  14. I love If You Give A Mouse A Cookie! Those books are so cute and really point out how one little inspiration can turn into something big! I love how you refreshed the flowers you already had and gave them new life as a tablescape!

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