Showing posts with label Tuscan Vignettes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tuscan Vignettes. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tuscan Dining Room

~Welcome to our Tuscan style Dining Room~
Are you ready for a pop of color? Join me and I'll show you our cozy, casual dining room, and my new funky spring plates filled with faux fruit.
I'm all about the cozy and comfortable factor. I love elegant dining rooms, and one day I'll have one, but with four kids, casual and cozy is my style.
I love black furniture with dark wood undertones. You may recognize this table from last year, it used to be W H I T E!  Guess who spray painted it? Me!  It now goes with my old black hutch. 
We eat in the dining room, maybe once a month, so when it's not being used, I stage it to look pretty. I placed some plates on the table and filled them with faux fruit for spring. 
Last week, there were just placemats on 
the table, now there are plates.
I found the plates, bowls, and faux fruit at the Dollar Tree. Cheap, cheap, cheap!
I added some white flowers to my Tuscan arrangement for Spring.
The boxwood wreath used as my centerpiece I found at Safeway of all places.
Grouping items is the name of the game in Tuscan design. 
I got a glass candle holder and filled it with little garden balls.  I really like the pop of color, and hello, it's green, my 
favorite color! :)
I love the big tall ceilings and the trim really sets the dining room apart from the living room.
I go a little crazy with yellow when spring rolls around. All I have on the brain is the sun, and thinking ahead to bright and cheery days, weather wise!  
I like rustic pots that look or appear aged....those are my favorite. :)
I love using artichokes in my decor along with grapes, very Tuscanesque!
 Aren't these plates bright and cheery? Only a $1.00 each.
 Yellows, reds, golds, browns, greens, black, and the name of the game in this dining room!
I will be adding some long curtain panels soon! 
 As I mentioned before, I use faux LED wax candles on timers, so they go on at 5pm and go off at 9pm every night.
 You may recall this arched gate, I used it to frame my kitchen window at the other house along with an identical one. I will be adding a big spring wreath later this week.
 I got this new rug when we moved and I love it with the black furniture.
 I use topiaries just about everywhere throughout the house, love them!
This chandelier will be getting some spring greenery draped from it later this week. :)
I also like to add little wall shelves around the house, you can switch different decor items on and off it for the seasons.
In one of my tables, I displayed some wine and books in a basket.
 Down below, I displayed some cookbooks, a faux plant and moss ball in a silver pot.
Cozy, comfortable, and Tuscan Style....
Thanks for visiting! XOXO, Liz
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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Welcome To Our Tuscan Kitchen

Join me and I'll take you on a tour around the kitchen! Are you ready for lots of photos? Ok, let's go!
Tuscan kitchens are warm, earthy, and cozy.
Accessorizing the upper cabinets is fun! I like to layer items. I find it gives character to the space. 
I hung a metal wall embellishment, and added some items that look Tuscan style.
In the photo above, I added two trays and two plants.
In another corner of the kitchen I added this French Bistro sign. I only wish it said...
~T  U  S  C  A  N  *  B  I  S  T  R  O~
In another corner I have this cute Rooster and two canisters and some greenery. 
I've had this  BON APPETIT sign forever. 
I love color, so I have these cute veggie filled glass containers and a topiary on the counter.
Glass jars are always so versatile, fill them with whatever you like.
I like to place kitchen decor in baskets, because I think it looks cute. :)
I like to create little vignettes and I change them out frequently. ;)
When we moved I got rid of all my "white" furniture, it just wasn't me. I feel much more at home in this house....this is much more my style.
I love having a big window to look out as I do the dishes. 
I love fall colors so I was drawn to these curtains from Pier 1.
I    *LOVE*   C O F F E E!!!!
So, our kitchen would not be complete without a few cafe style coffee pictures.
I like to change out the kitchen towels with my vignettes. This week I am into green.
I've had this cute little kitchen pig for a few years now, isn't he precious?
Meet Mr. Piggy, the kitchen Chef!
I'm starting to change out the winter arrangements with spring flowers. 
On each bar stool I have a seat pad and two poofy pillows.
I love the colors in this pillow and basically used it to coordinate the colors throughout the kitchen.

Here is another spring arrangement in the kitchen.
The curtains I used in the kitchen are standard length curtain panels that I swaged over the kitchen curtain rod.
I love having a l o n g kitchen island.
I'm not afraid to use faux bread and fruit in my vignettes.  I think it adds a cozy, homey feel to the kitchen.
Our kitchen has lots of lighting which is nice.
At night, I love the lights beside the kitchen sink, cozy! 
I like adding rustic elements here and there, in this case, the distressed wall candle sconce.
 I'm obsessed with filling my kitchen jars with different things like pasta, beans, and greenery.
 I got the greenery in the pasta and rice filled jar from Real looks like a big gigantic piece of Rosemary! ;)
 I like buying canisters that you can write on. It you shop T.J. Maxx, you can find these there.
Here is a little sneak peek of the dining area. I desperately need to buy curtains.
Lastly, this vignette has Spring and Summer written all over it.....hurry up Spring!
Well, thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the tour!
xoxo, Liz
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