I've been working on my Summer Buffet Vignette for a while and finished today. As they say, better late than never.
I highlighted most of the pieces I used below on the vignette.
I transitioned the vignette from Spring but forgot to take pictures...everything was from our stash down in the dungeon (basement).
The flowers are fresh cut from our garden which Mr. Charmer has been so helpful in keeping up this summer.
The hydrangea picture centered in the mirror I've had forever and had it in my booth too, but never sold...I've always like it so. Sorry it's a little fuzzy.
Starting on the right side of the buffet... I used a birds nest built by a Cardinal family this spring who had two hatch-lings in one of our garden arbors. We were so thrilled to be looking out the kitchen windows when the fledglings were leaving the nest (couldn't crab my camera fast enough). Each fledgling went in a different direction, and one just made it over our pond before it landed in a evergreen branch.
There's three different patterns of dishes, with a closer view below.
The blue dish in the back is a soup tureen lid with a beautiful blue/white flower pattern. In the middle is a 4 piece set of ironstone Staffordshire "English Cottage" dishes found last year at GW. The dinner plates are in the wire letter holder (3 pictures above) with the salad plates in the old dish box.
The dishes in front is a pretty set of six Edward Knowles 42-10 pattern of the prettiest pink and yellow flowers with a gold rim on an ivory base.
I crochet the flower in the center of the box, just playing around.
This picture, and one below, was taken when I was playing around with different looks. The ironstone creamer has the cardinal nest in it. The cute flower picture a garage sale find.
I changed out the picture for a vase with fresh flowers (hydrangea, phlox and white balloon flower) and one English Cottage dish.
This is how it looks now, the white Haeger pitcher (one with linen hanging over) was a GW find for $1.49 The fresh flowers in the blue tin was used for many years as my hot iron holder with hung on the wall by my dressing table. I never worried about the hot iron burning anything. (Oops I just realized that you can see my messy table, it actually had a vignette on it before I started re-messing with the buffet).
I needed to pull some blue on this side and it complements the blue rose plate on the right side. The flowers are hydrangea, Northern Sea Oats, Thalictum leaves, Phlox, Queen Anne's Lace, Lamium and dried Liatris.
I hope you enjoyed the vignette, and I just realized again how you can really see my messy table! Oh well.
Enjoy your day!