Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Ok, I am still learning! But I am giving it my best try! LOL
I get so much inspiration looking through all the fabulous blogs out there
that I feel like my mind is just going and going 24/7.

I have to confess that before I started blogging, I had no idea what 
the word " vignette" meant. I had to look it up!!! LOL

 That is what happens when English is your second language! :)
 No shame on that! 
My Grandmother always said you never go to bed without learning 
something new, and I think she was very right!

Well, I guess I was doing vignettes around the house for a long time
 and I didn't even know it!

Here is a few in my kitchen and a small one in my laundry room.
I have to tell you I don't have a specific color theme in my kitchen.
I buy and make what I like and I hope it all blends well together.

I may change some of it in the kitchen this summer to give it a brighter 
look, but for now, this is what it looks like.

This is one of my favorite corners in the kitchen. 
It took me a long time to find a lamp small enough to fit under the cabinets.
I new this one was perfect when I found it at Kirklands.
I love the small pull chain to turn it on and off!

 In that corner, sometimes I use my butterfly picture and sometimes, the rooster picture.
I found the pair of rooster pictures at Kirklands also and when I saw they had the Spanish theme, they just had to come home with me.

 With the light off

This other corner in my kitchen always has something good going on. LOL
My daughter loves to bake, so she keeps my little ceramic cake stand supplied at all times.
I had these uplights for years and they are nice for extra lighting in the kitchen.

 On the other side of the kitchen, I have the other rooster picture, some glass jars and a metal chest with flowers that I change with the seasons.

In the butler's pantry, a little wine and grapes theme

 By the window, I have this pretty accent table my husband bought me
 for Christmas a couple of years ago. 
I use it to store some of my cook books and on top I have one of my 
glass cake stands with some faux breads a a little greenery.

And finally, a small vignette in my laundry room.
I know, crazy! but, I had to make my daily laundry experience a 
little more enjoyable! LOL

 So sorry for all the pictures! I just have a hard time choosing the best ones! LOL
Still waiting for the sun to come out around here! Can you tell? :)
I hope you are all having a good week.
Thank you for coming by to visit!

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  1. Gorgeous. All of your vignettes are beautiful. I love them all. I love that you also decorate your laundry room. That is perfect. Hugs, Marty

  2. Maria, I love all of your pretty vignettes! Your kitchen has such a warm, welcoming feel. I love that you use such pretty colors!!

  3. Everything looks so wonderful. I just found Kirklands online and have fallen in love with their things. I wished we had a store here, but sad to say we do not. I noticed some pretty trunk boxes in one of your pictures. May I ask where you go them? I am looking for a couple myself.

  4. Maria, I love it all. You've done a great job.
    Thanks for your comments re: my kidzspace decor. I bet the preschool tree was adorable!

  5. Maria, I love it all!! You are so good at vignettes! I never knew what it was either lol!! To be honest I never really looked it up I just kinda guessed and went with the flow haha! Anyways love it all! I am going back to look again :)

  6. These are ALL so beautiful, and my favorites are the first ones with the birds - and the rooster! I love the lighting. Superb job! I'm visiting your blog for the first time. Found you on 'It's Overflowing.'

  7. All of your vignettes are so pretty! You're lucky to have lots of counter space for kitchen vignettes.

  8. All your vignettes are beautiful, I am loving the birds. thanks for sharing.

  9. Maria, I love all your vignettes. Your kitchen is jaw dropping gorgeous, you must be a decorator! I love your roos, and the cake plate with the pretty ribbon. I love what you did with the Family saying on the wall, awesome……..

    The French Hutch

  10. María Elena, los rincones de tu cocina son muy bonitos, pero lo que más me llamó la atención es el posatortas, rodeado con cinta rosa la cual se puede cambiar según el festejo que se haga.
    Saludos desde Argentina

  11. Maria Elena, you have a real talent for vignettes! They are all so pretty! I do love little lamps on counters. Those uplights are especially fun. I think my favorite is the one in your laundry room. That lamp is just perfect for that spot, and draws attention to the word art on the wall.

    Thanks so much for the visit to my blog. I always love your comments!

  12. Enjoyed seeing your vignettes, Maria Elena. You have some great counter space for arranging these little artist scapes.

  13. Well, Maria Elena, you might not have known what a vignette was, for you definitely knew how to create them! I love all the lovelies you've done in your kitchen. I have one of the same rooster pictures, but Kirklands only had one when I bought mine. If I ever see the other one, I will be getting it. I just love Kirklands! I think it's great that you decorated your laundry room. I've been doing that, too, but we have some work to do in there before I share any photos.

    Thanks for sharing the link for an alternative to Picnik, & also for your nice comments on my "curb appeal" post.

  14. your vignettes (i know what this means now) are so lovely! I have never considered making my laundry room look so nice. thanks for the ideas!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  15. I am laughing to myself here, because I was the same way. VIGNETTE? what the heck is that LOL. You created some lovely ones.

  16. Your home is so beautiful!
    I especially love the verse on the wall, Maria.
    You have such a knack for balance and design.

    Thanks so much for sharing and linking up.

  17. I like the vingettes. I love the finials and the boxes. Very pretty.

  18. All your vignettes are so pretty and you little lamp is so pretty. I finally gave up finding one for my hutch. Our Kirkland's had closed, but reopened late last year across from the mall. Your lamp in the laundry room really adds a cozy look, too. I hope you have a great weekend.

  19. All of your vignettes are really pretty! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

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