Saturday, October 4, 2014

Counter Top Decor Part 1 (4/31)

Welcome back to 31 Days of adding beauty & loving my home! This post is part of a series for the month of October - visit the first post for details & links to all the other posts! 

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As I mentioned yesterday, we're just shimmying a little bit to the right today to show you another favorite spot in my kitchen!


I call this my mixer area, for obvious reasons. I was so sad about keeping this baby packed away while we had our horrible RV kitchen, that within hours of the counters being installed, I ran to the basement to dig her out. And she's been there ever since.

(Good job wiping the crumbs off the counter before taking pictures, Jenn! You're awesome!)

I mentioned yesterday that I love growy things, and I love decorating with them, too! I found this mini cake "stand", or...what do you call it? Serving dish? Display platter? I don't know....whatever it is, I found it at a garage sale, and I put all kinds of pretty food in it. Tomatoes, cookies, a spare muffin - anything that's pretty enough to be on display!

The milk glass vase was a gift from a friend - she came over the week of my birthday bearing a bouquet of teddy bear sunflowers (they are gorgeous, have you seen them?!) and told me to hang onto the vase. OKAY! ;P

I just happened to have a buttercup squash I wanted to keep out because it was a perfect summer-to-fall transition item. Who says food can't double as decor? Also, the tomatoes in the display thingy are from our garden. The greens in the vase? Those came from a bouquet of gerbera daisies my sister brought me for my birthday. They are pretty hardy and have held up for WEEKS! I love the bit of green they add to the room, so they'll stay as long as they look decent!


Sorry for the blurriness of this picture, but I wanted to point out this really adorable tray. I couldn't find a better picture of it, fail (sorry). I found it at a garage sale, and I LOVE it! I need to get a wall hanger for it so it can finally go up on the wall right here - it's on my to do list!

Breakdown
Pink Stand Mixer: Gifted from my bridesmaids for my wedding! Free
Display Dish: Thrifted, $3
Milk Glass Vase: Gifted, free
Serving Tray: Thrifted, $.25
Greenery & food don't count, do they? If so, add $2 for the squash.

Total: $3.25

Of course, in reality, if you went and purchased similar things, the mixer would run you $300....but still, this is what it cost me ;)

This little space of counter doesn't get a ton of use. It's where we fill up the kids' sippy cups, toss things into the mixer, and rest bottles that need rinsing before being thrown into the recycling bin. But it's a bright and happy place to do these things!

Tomorrow's space, still in the kitchen, is one of our tiniest spaces - but I love it! Can't wait to show you! :)

31 Days of Adding Beauty and Loving My Home

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