Wednesday, February 22, 2012

in my kitchen on white wednesday...

When I showed you earlier this year the book (Pale and Interesting) that my son gave me for Christmas, I shared this inspiring photo from it...


I wanted to add a little collection like this to my kitchen.
I knew there was a set of mother of pearl handled knives at the shop and went back and forth with myself if I should buy them or not.
But then I remembered I had some pretty vintage knives already...



They have the most beautifully detailed handles...


I feel like I achieved a similar look to the inspiration I took from the book, so I am happy!

And I saved money...but then I spent it at the shop on something else.
Tune in Friday to see what it is!.


I also forgot to show you the tulips I bought for myself...



I bought one big bunch and put them on my kitchen table...


I am sharing today with Kathleen for


The winner of my giveaway is...
Cheryl from the beautiful blog
French Vanilla for C!
Congratulations to Cheryl and Thank You to everyone who entered!


Please stop by Cheryl's wonderful blog today and treat yourself to all the beauty she shares, you will be happy you did!


Happy White Wednesday ~ have a wonderful day!

27 comments:

Anne said...

Pretty tulips.Love that jar of silverware.Sometimes we have to be reminded of the things we already have.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i have coveted some mother of pearl utensils forever now!!! I think the way you've displayed those ornate vintage pieces looks just as lovely. well done mon amie!! The tulips are a breath of spring....which I hear it will feel like today with temps reaching almost 60! Oh my....Easter here we come! Happy ww sweet sandi!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

You did great! I love how you have them displayed. And those white tulips......Hellooooo Spring;)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

kathi @ traybella said...

love the detail on the handles. your collection looks beautiful!
kathi

Victoria said...

Congratulations lucky winner!!! Your knives are lovely! I can't wait to see what you bought:)

Kate said...

Beautiful Sandi and the tulips as well. Congrats to your lucky winner.

Happy Wednesday

Kate
xoxo

A Vintage Chic said...

Everything looks so beautiful in your lovely white kitchen...I love anything with mother-of-pearl!

Congrats to your lucky winner!

Hope your day is wonderful, my friend!

Julie

Meg said...

Your blog (and home) are so pretty! I'm your newest follower. I would love a return follow and if you joined my little party: http://www.nutmegplace.com/search/label/Show%20Off%20Saturday

Hope to see you there!

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Hi Sandi~~
Oh my goodness, I am so excited that I won the giveaway~~ Yeah!!!Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway and for your sweet comment about my blog.
LOve the look of the silverware in the cup. so pretty. Your vignette looks great:)
xo~Cheryl

Ana said...

I agree Sandi, I think you achieved a very similar feel...It looks great. Love your vintage silverware. Congratulations to the winner. Will be heading over to pay her a visit. Wishing you a wonderful day my friend.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Amy Kinser said...

Your knives look beautiful. I love displaying vintage silverware.

Tell me about the little jar with angel food on it. Such a neat piece.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I think your arrangement is prettier than the book's!

NanaDiana said...

Love the jar of silverware. You did a nice job staging everything. Happy White Wednesday- xo Diana

All Things Chic 2 said...

Very beautiful pictures...Love the fresh flowers always makes your pics more interesting...Blessings Lori

Miss Gracie's House said...

You know, I like your knives better...the detail is just beautiful! But WHAT did you buy?!
And I am so thankful you are feeling all well and happy!!!
Rene'

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I think all junkers think alike. Save on one thing, buy another! Your vintage knives look wonderful in the pitcher and the white tulips are one of my favorite flowers. So pretty.

Heaven's Walk said...

I've got a little pitcher with pretty silverware in it,too, Sandi! Great decorators think alike! hehehe! Your tulips are soooo pretty! Love them in that white pitcher! :)

xoxo laurie

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love this style, and I love what you did with your knives! I'm late congratulating you on two years blogging! Congratulations! I'm so happy about your heart anniversary too!

Cindy said...

I love the old silver in your sweet little ironstone pitcher. It makes a lovely little vignette.
Hugs, cindy

michelle said...

I love your vignette, the knifes are beautiful and I love tulips! I buy myself some every once in a while too. :)
xoxo

Blessed Serendipity said...

Love your pretty collection of vintage silverware. It does look great displayed that way (even better than the inspiration photo I think).

Danielle

On Crooked Creek said...

Sandi,
Congratulations to Cheryl!
I love how you used what you had to create a new look in your home! The tulips are breathtaking!
Fondly,
Pat

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love this vignette, Sandi! I think you accomplished the same feeling, too...love the ornate handles, and the sweet pitcher! Really lovely!

The Summer Porch said...

Very pretty post! I'm just starting to get into vintage flatware. I would love to find some mother of pearl!
Rosemary...xx

Rita said...

I love the idea! your whites are so beautiful. Ciao

Polly said...

oh tulips, be still my heart! love your old silverware! i bought a set of mother of pearl knives last year and have them sitting out in my kitchen. i was lucky and found them cheap and in a booth having a sale! unfortunately, they are not dishwasher safe, which we learned over the holidays. still pretty though!

red.neck chic said...

Okay - first - Congratulations to Cheryl!!!

Now... I have to say - I LIKE YOUR KNIVES better!!! They all have a story to tell (I'm assuming that you are like me and pick up pretty things in strange places because you think they are pretty. LOL)

And your tulips? I'm scratching my monitor to see if i have scratch 'n sniff. ;-D

robelyn

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