Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Centerpiece Change in the Kitchen and my Pig Takes Center Stage

It was time for a new look for our centerpiece in the kitchen, time for new trim and time to my let my country pig take center stage!

She was a "piggy pink" when my honey bought her for me almost twenty years ago. I painted her to make her fit in with our decor....I don't do pink!

The centerpiece started out like this. Then I made the little changes and swapped the rattan place mat for the pair of green ones to add more green to the vignette

Here I added some fresh cut basil, from our window, to fill the vase some more.

Same exact photo? NOT!
A little secret of mine, that I use a lot is the cloning tool in Pic Monkey. It's the photo editing program that I use for every single pic that I share. 
I hate imperfections and blemishes and since I had no more perfect flowers or basil on hand I just cloned them.
I use it to hide wires and dust and cracks....anything that I didn't notice when taking my shots!

 You can see that I added a checkerboard trim to the lazy susan, to change it up again, and match the stool that I painstakingly painted. I shared it's "how to" in this post.

I shared how I, recently, re-painted it white and added Italian and English words all the way around. It was very apropo for our Italian themed dinner party that we had a few weeks back.

Then came the 4th of July. An American flag band disguised the words and made the perfect patriotic accent.

It's so easy to add any trim...I just stick it on with some "poster putty" which makes it really easy to remove.
"Emma" almost always wears her pearls!






A chicken wire wrapped jar holds some fresh cut summer flowers.....note: petals not cloned...oops!



I think she's happy being center stage, so I'll keep her happy for a while!

And now I'm itching to re-do the bay window, again, with a summer theme. I'm just holding off because I'm still in love with the herb garden look. Nothing beats the handiness of having herbs right at hand in the kitchen!

 Love, Hugs and Kisses,
JP

6 comments:

Ann said...

I just love your pig...and the pearls? Divine!!
I collect pigs and have several in my house.
Maybe you'll stop by the cottage soon... I guess I should do a post on the pigs!
Ann
http://theapplestreetcottage.blogspot.com/

The Little Yellow Corner Store said...

I fell in love with your sweet pig. I love the added pearls! He is so precious. He must be one of a kind. I don't see too many pig items here. So adorable. Thank you for sharing such a delightful centerpiece.
Marsha
http://thelittleyellowcornerstore.blogspot.com/

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Your pig is darling! So sweet to add pearls. It makes for a lovely centerpiece and so creative. xo

Linda Bouffard said...

Such a cute pig!!!! LOVE!!! Best wishes for a wonderful summer!!! Linda

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Ash and Crafts said...

How cute! I love how glamorous she looks with her necklaces. Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday link party. I hope you'll join us again next week. Sharing your post on Twitter!