Wednesday, June 10, 2015

My Kitchen Window Herb Garden

It's been a while since I've had a chance to play around with decorating. We've been enjoying company, food and drinks for the past few weeks!

 First, my daughter Kristi and her three children came down to visit us. It was their first time seeing where we live since we moved down here two years ago. We had an absolute blast at the beach and pool every day!

 Then we had these two guys (my daughter's best friends) stay with us for a week. They cooked us some awesome dinners and even cleaned before they left...how awesome was that?

So, now, I can share my latest window re-do with you. It's my kitchen window herb garden...with my distressed sign and some flowers, too!

 It all started with the chicken wire panels that I found at Hobby Lobby a few months ago.

Clothespins with identifying names clip each bunch of  herbs to hang for display and dry. Faux sage is hanging there for now...my plantings aren't quite ready to harvest.

It makes quite an attractive display and drying rack.

My "herbs" sign started with a little scrap of wood that I gave a dry brush coat of white paint. Then I created the image and transferred it to the wood.
The easy, wax paper, transfer technique can be seen here!

My rustic, wooden sign has the perfect vintage look.

Honestly, I have so-o-o much fun decorating this window year 'round. I love looking back at all the posts of all the looks it has had over the past two years.
Now, here are lots of pics of all the little details!


Organic jasmine tea fills my vintage ironstone compote.

It's so convenient to have fresh herbs right in the kitchen and ready to snip.

Rag strips ready for tying bundles, card stock butterflies and a hanging votive, create a little somethin' cute, on a rusty, wire hanger.


Lavender and white roses fill a painted, vintage, florist container.


Burlap and jute accents are part of the window's dressing.

My, special, little magnet found a place to be displayed.

The window gets just the right amount of light for my indoor garden.

A rusty, vintage, hanging scale holds a little floral vignette.



In spring the window looked like this. Naturally, I loved that, too!
 If you'd like to see more you can see that post here.


Now, can you see just why I just LOVE our window?

I'm already dreaming about the look that I want to do for fall. Just dreaming! I'm in no hurry.....summer is my favorite time of year!

I think for my next post I'll share a bunch of wire baskets!

 Love, Hugs and Kisses,
JP


and Gucci, too!
Can you see him? He's playing "peek-a-boo!

A very special "thank you" to Tammy from onemoretimeevents 
and to Stacey @  staceyembracingchange  for choosing this post as one of the features on her blog!
 
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12 comments:

Creations By Cindy said...

I love the way you have your herbs displayed. The rustic sign is so cute. I just love playing around with herbs too. Happy Thursday. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

So very clever! I love the different pots and containers and that hanging candle -- well it all looks so summery and happy!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Such a cute chicken wire herb drying rack...super cute!
Thanks so much for shairng at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Blessings,
Cindy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love this look for summer, Janet! Your herbs and the herb sign look great. This is such a great spot to change up with the seasons and holidays.

Tante Mali said...

This is so very beautiful and romantic. Can smell your herbs and love your decorations.
Thank you for inspiring me.
All my best
Elisabeth

My thrift store addiction said...

This makes a wonderful drying rack and lovely display ~ gotta love HL ;) Blessings, Cecilia

Cathy Carroll said...

I love your window - so pretty and the drying rack is awesome. I can definitely see why you love this window so much. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

Mila Myk said...

I love your window herb garden. And I love your herbs drying idea- what a cute way to display
drying herbs. I bet the smell by the window is amazing :)

I hope you will join us for the Idea Box Party this week:
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xx
Mila

FABBY'S LIVING said...

The best times are when we spend time with our family, specially grandchildren as we are too.
Your herb window looks adorable, I love it and also love your breakfast area, it's so cozy and wonderful. I bet your family loved your new house too.
FABBY

J Satterwaite said...

I love this! Thank you for linking up to the Merry Monday link party!

Made In a Day said...

Soo Pretty! Thank you so much for linking up to Merry Monday this week! I am sharing your post today on my twitter! We hope to see you next week for another great party! Have a great week!
Best,
Kim

Victoria Kirton said...

That is such a pretty space. I love the idea of hanging lavenders from the garden and to be able to smell them as you walk past by. Every year I say to myself I am going to start a herb garden by the window and it never happens. Maybe next year!