For some reason this Spring it's taken me longer to freshen up the inside of the house. There were still pine cones out up until last month...but today I got a burst of energy and decided to tackle the tops of the kitchen cabs. Sorry - I did not include before pics - they were too depressing...
It involved me getting up there and dusting a few things off - I am totally OK with fake plants.
This one is in a copper kettle my mother brought from her travels in Eastern Europe.
On the cabinet over the cooktop I took down a large outdated basket of greenery. I am ashamed to admit it had Fall foliage in it....I saved the greenery I could and placed it in a glazed terra cotta pot I got at Tuesday Morning. The Anne Geddes print was FREE about 13 years ago at Target for Mother's Day. (But really, it should be replaced). The birdie was $1 at Dollar Tree, and the bird house maybe around $10 at TJ Maxx. Basically I shopped my house for stuff I already had.
The birdie is sitting inside a candle holder (:
Last but not least was the space to the right of that big copper pot. I had a very outdated grapevine wreath up there, but I wanted to put my faux apothecary jars there. It needed a backdrop, so I made one!
Can you see glue still drying in places?
I took a little used platter and modge podged some of the wonderful fabric I used in my laundry room.
I think I love modge podge...
The platter has scalloped edges and flowers embossed all over it. I have two of them, so this one can live up here a while. The tall jar has wine corks; the medium and small, candles. I love the wallpaper in my kitchen!
I had to stop there for the afternoon as I ran out of gas. But it was fun to create my pretty new platter and simplify the decor up there.
These topiary prints were also a Tarjay find - $4 each.
It looks bigger up there with less stuff - cleaner, too. I like having something 'new and different' to look at since I spend so much time in this room...
And I can't believe it took me so long to change it up...oh, well...