Thursday, May 15, 2014

Fresh Eggs...Laid Daily!

Farm Fresh Kitchen Table Décor!
Two-tiered Thingy from "Pick Your Plum"
I am still working on ideas for decorating my house for summer around a Farm/Country Fair theme.  I bought the two-tiered galvanized display thingy a few months ago, but it was hard to think of something fun to put in it.  I didn't want to do fruit.  Looking around my kitchen I found I had more than a few chickens and I filled the bottom with some of my salt and pepper shakers.  I didn't have the foresight to buy white Easter eggs on after-holiday clearance, so I painted some paper mache eggs with off-white gloss craft paint.  I printed a Fresh Eggs sign and Wah-La!

Vintage Pot Holder Runner...
Closer View...
I've seen runners on Pinterest made from doilies and thought it would be fun to use vintage pot holders.  But I didn't want to use my whole stash on one project...and I was getting I sewed two red Wal-Mart place mats together and folded the ends to points.  I laid out my pot holders to get a good balance and just basted them onto the runner.

Arrangement so far...kind of a work in progress.
I got the idea for putting flowers in some of my tins from Holly of Cutie Pie Cottage 
That girl makes the cutest things for her darling home!!
This has been just a quickie post...I'm trying to get my blogging mojo back!
I am so thankful for all my Blogging Friends!
P.S. to Tammy...I think WWII Victory Garden banner pennants would be fun...and also fit in a  country farm/fair I right?


Margaret said...

Good Evening Shirley! I have a rooster/chicken theme throughout my kitchen and love your ideas. I'm gonna attempt something similar with what I have! BTW your giveaway win will be on its way to you by Saturday!
Have a great night! Maggie

vintage grey said...

Love your cute table runner!! A sweet theme you have going!! Wishing you a lovely rest of the week! xo Heather

vivian said...

Love your two tiered thingy! You did a great job with it. And I love the vintage pot holder runner too! Cute cute cute!

Tammy's in Love said...

Red runner is really cheery there with the tins full of flower! Hee hee!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I love your table runner with the pot holders! Brilliant!! You and Viv do such a wonderful job with special vignettes in your two tier displays.

LBP said...

I love your summer country display! So cheerful! What a great idea with your runner, I would never have thought of sewing two placemats together!



~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Your table is so cute and pretty!! I love the center piece, and of course those sweet tins with flowers!! Such a creative and cute idea with two place mats and those sweet vintage pot holders!! Cute cute!! :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! xo Holly

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Oh, I like it a lot! I think I could do something similar. It is a great decorating idea that would work in my house, too!
I think you are getting your mojo back! Now if I could just do the same?

Jann Olson said...

Oh my Shirley, love the potholder runner! May see a copy cat here. lol! Darn, just had a yard sale Sat. and I sold one cute aqua trimmed one. I made some bundles of vintage items in color groups. Decided I could part with one. Now wishing I hadn't. lol! I also sold some super cute chicken S&P shakers. Hadn't put them out for a while so decided I needed to part with a few things. Oh well, guess I will be on the hunt for more. I was starting to think Americana. I bought a vintage ticket machine. One that would print things off for store labels. Not really Americana, but I was thinking, "A ticket to ride" theme might be fun. We'll see if it comes together. Love your whole display!
I use to plant flowers in old tins and hadn't done it for years. Saw Holly's cute ones also.

Lynn said...

Hi Shirley,
I love all of your displays! You come up with the greatest ideals and themes. I can't wait to see the WWII banner! I thought of you when I put the Americana bunting up on the fireplace you made for me! Have a wonderful day. I am sharing the inside of my Americana Summer 2014 tomorrow on my blog. Today I shared the front porch and front flower gardens. Have a blessed day!