April 28, 2011

Kitchen Table Shake Up

My son and I had a perfect day today. He has been on spring break all week and today was the first day that it did not rain, so we headed out to the zoo.

You gotta love sunshine. And wild animals. Put the two together and it's a glorious day!

I am also very proud of myself because I did not buy the obligatory bag of cotton candy at the zoo today. I must still have some Easter candy left have great will power!

OK, now on to the meat of my post. Yesterday I showed you my chemistry box

that I made into a IKEA inspired planter box.

I have it on my kitchen table, so I thought I'd show you the rest of the vignette (while it's still there because this table vignette changes rather quickly).

I bought this black rooster at Marshall's a few months ago and it has been floating around my kitchen ever since. It's been on the table a few times, on top of the fridge, on top of the cabinets and on the counter. But it keeps finding it's way back to the the table.

I have it sitting on the thrift store plate I showed you HERE.

I purchased this metal wine carrier at the Flower Factory. It's a floral supply store in a few Ohio cities plus Indianapolis.

Even though it's meant to be a wine carrier, it is just the right size for mason jars.

I put split peas in the bottom of the jars along with some battery operated candles.

I think Vicki at Rusty Rooster Vintage inspired this look. She did a similar one with coffee beans in it.

Strange note. Kerr jars fit in here nicely, but Ball and Atlas brand jars were slightly too large. Who knew that all quart mason jars were not the same size on the outside.

Yesterday I showed you my stamped fork. In the next few days I will work on a tutorial on how I made it. Super duper easy, so start collecting some unneeded silverware for the project.

Linking with Funky Junk Interior's Saturday Night Special.


  1. Pam- I love your vignette-that black rooster is beautiful...I have never seen an all black one. I also love that metal carrier and I can't WAIT to see how you etched that fork! I want to do some of those! Have a great night- I am just taking a quick break to catch up on blogs on this awful computer! xxoo Diana

  2. I most certainly want to know how to make those forks!

  3. Nice look!!
    The green plate just gives that punch of color it needs. I love it! Thanks for sharing:)
    xxx Liz

  4. Oh, that is so nice that you had such a nice day with your son! Very heartwarming. :)
    And I love the metal carrier -- great find.
    P.S. You should have gotten the cotton candy!

  5. Pam I simply LOVE the wine carrier with mason jars. :)

  6. Love your vignette. The black rooster is wonderful and the box is perfect. I have a wine carrier also, I need to copy this idea. It looks fabulous. Very pretty. Hugs, Marty

  7. So happy to hear you had such a nice time with your son. I love all the little treasures on your table. Those mason jars with the peas and candles are so pretty. Love your "grass" fork. Aren't they so much fun to do...I have lots of slips though.

  8. Pam, this is just so awesome and something that would go well in my kitchen! Love that rooster! Love it all and a great idea using the split peas! I am going to snag some of those and some beans, too, for a couple kitchen projects here! Thank you so much for the inspiration! I am ready to grab the black spray paint and paint an old rooster hiding around here somewhere!
    Hugs, girl- Tete

  9. Yeah, you made it to the zoo. The weather was a bit windy today but at least no storms.
    Love your table decor. I want to learn how to stamp those forks.

  10. You have great willpower! I always knew it :) Happy you got a chance to get out to the zoo. I love the wire caddy and how you're using it. Cute idea to add the peas. I can't wait to see the tutorial on the stamped forks. I want some for my herb planters.

  11. Don't you love wooden boxes? So versatile! I like the black rooster also,,,Ben is too cute, too. Stop by and enter the Mother's Day Giveaway at The Cranky Queen. Pray for those effected in AL by the devastating storms. Tiff

  12. It looks wonderful. I just love all the different shades of green together.

  13. Oh i want one of those metal wine carriers...i think they are so cool!! I love your black rooster!
    Looks great Pam!

  14. I day at the zoo sounds wonderful! I love your idea of the peas in the jars, I would've never thought of that! Tell us about those forks already :)


  15. Hello!

    The zoo is one of my favorite places. Did you see the polar bears?

    I love the wine carrier/candle holder. I will be watching for your tutorial.

    Have a wonderful weekend! La

  16. Love the vignette Pam, all elements that I adore!

  17. Pam,
    It looks great...thanks for the tip about the canning jars...I will see if I have some Kerr jars.


  18. There aren't words to describe how much I adore your vignette!


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