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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Red Vignette and Valentine Garland

Today I'm sharing this cute display from my kitchen.  I'm in the process of doing a quasi-makeover in my kitchen.  For a while I've felt like my kitchen was having an identity crisis, and I decided that I'm going to make the predominate color in the room be red.

After Christmas I was taking down my decor, and trying to decide what to do with the top of this cabinet.  It's very tall, and you can't really see what's on top of it very well, so it doesn't need anything too showy, if you know what I mean. But it needed something.  Anyway, as I was putting my Christmas decorations away, I decided to place these red & white candles on top of this cabinet, and the vignette grew from there!

The above picture is how I had planned for it to look for most of the year. The candles are actually Christmas candles, but from the ground you can't really tell.  Then I made the arrangement in the middle using some berry garland that I had.  And the cups were already on top of the cabinet.  I just filled them with red paper shreds so they would match.  And then I added the shiny red garland.  It's actually Valentine garland, but again, from the ground you can't really tell. 

And now for the finishing touch to make this vignette perfect for Valentine's Day!  This adorable Valentine Heart garland was actually made by the super talented Liz of Hoosier Homemade.  Last year around this time, she had an assortment of giveaways. This garland was one of the prizes, and I was the lucky winner! 

Isn't it the cutest! And you know how I said that you can't see the top of the cabinet very well anyway, so it doesn't really need too much stuff.  Well, now with all the red, it's actually quite eye catching! Who knew!

So what do you think?

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