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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Decorating the Kitchen Window Sill

Hello, everyone!
Summer is officially here, and I am looking forward to all the fun summer activities and adding summery touches throughout my home.
I love adding seasonal changes to the kitchen window sill to liven up my kitchen.
There are two big casement style windows in my kitchen that allows plenty of natural light into the room.

One of the windows is right above the kitchen sink with a wide sill that provides plenty of space for me to decorate, create vignettes, and brighten up my day while doing the mundane task of washing dishes.

Pretty yellow pansies in blue willow tea cups make a beautiful display.

I placed the tea cups on these pillar pedestals to add height to the vignette. 
Click HERE for the tutorial to make these functional wooden pedestals.

Love the contrast in color between the blue willow of the transferware tea cups and pretty yellow pansies.

On my last trip to Home Goods, I was happy to find this over-sized galvanized bucket. 

Love the rope handle detail and how the fern looks inside the bucket.

A pair of hen and rooster is perfect for a summer kitchen vignette.

I placed the pansies in peat pots for easy watering. 

The peat pots were then placed inside the cup.

The blue willow tea cup makes a pretty vase, don't you think?

A top view of the kitchen counter-top vignette

I hope you liked taking a peek at my kitchen window sill all decorated for the summer.

Before I sign off today, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to these wonderful hostesses for featuring my Spring Tea Tray at their weekly link parties. 
Stop by and visit their beautiful blogs for inspiring home decor ideas or share your own creativity at their weekly parties:

~Hugs, Poppy~
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Thanks for stopping by!
Happy week to all!


  1. Poppy, your posts always make me smile, so many bright and pretty colors! I'm so drawn to the yellow and blue combo. I hope you are well and enjoying the season! :)

  2. The yellow pansies add just the perfect pop of extra color! And, it goes so very well with the blue/white! What a cheery vignette to wash dishes by! Blessings, Cindy

  3. Your kitchen window is so pretty! I absolutely love your pedestals and pansies in cups. Just perfect. :)

  4. Bonjour chère amie,

    Alors maintenant plus d'excuse pour dire que vous n'aimez pas faire la vaisselle !!... C'est un véritable régal pour les yeux !
    J'aime ces petites touches de jaunes lumineux et ce bleu de vos tasses... le soleil et le ciel bleu qui vous attrapent le regard.
    Les coqs blancs ne s'y trompent, ils sont là aussi pour en profiter !...
    Il est bien d'acheter des fleurs en godet de tourbe plutôt que ceux qui sont en plastique. C'est bien pour la planète...

    Très jolie publication accompagnée de belles photos.

    ❁ ♡ Gros bisous ♡ ❁

    Un grand merci pour votre gentil petit mot...

  5. Very pretty, Poppy! I love the blue and yellow .

  6. I love the yellow pansies in the blue willow Poppy. Have loved those cute stands since day one! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. This is so cute! Love the pansies in the blue willow cups and those pedestals. That extra deep window area makes for a great place to stage things. Love the white roosters- I just set up a vignette with a white rooster too!

  8. Oh, Poppy, como vai?

    Que bela decoração. Eu amo a porcelana azul com flores amarelas.

    Meu quartinho de costura está assim decorado!


    beijinhos, tenha um belo final de semana,

    Lígia e =^.^=

  9. Everything about this window lovely decor makes me smile. Love the yellow and blue together too.Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop, Watch for your feature on Monday xo

  10. Your kitchen window sill looks so pretty and happy for summer. Love the blue and yellow combination!
    Mary Alice

  11. Poppy, your yellow and blue touches certainly make a happy statement. I love the idea of using cups and saucers as planters. Elevating them on the wooden pedestals is a great idea.
    Happy Summer, my friend!

  12. I love blue and yellow used together and you have done it well. Such a cheerful and happy little vignette. Love it. Cathy

  13. That gorgeous vignette would help me want to do dishes! So pretty!

  14. Hi Poppy,
    You have created a wonderful vignette using your teacups, rooster and chicken, and pansies. Looks very summery and oh so whimsical too. Blue and yellow always look fabulous together. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration. Have a lovely day and thank you for joining me for tea.


  15. Hi Poppy, nice to meet you. Love the blue and yellow with the white accents. So summery and cheerful. I am visiting from Make It Pretty Monday. So glad to find your blog and now a new follower.

  16. So pretty! I am loving your summer vignettes because it includes two of my favourite things: the Blue Willow design and the cheery yellow colour!

  17. Hi Poppy - such cheery and happy vignette. The pedestals are lovely and I really think the little cups with the pansies are so adorable on them. Jane

  18. Love the blue and yellow! So happy and cheerful! I am visiting from Tuesdays at Home today.

  19. Hi Poppy, love your photos!! Everyhing is beautiful!

  20. Poppy, this is such a pretty and happy post! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature! See you tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  21. Absolutly stunning! I love the gorgeous colors and your touches have me drooling! thanks for the inspiration and for sharing at Something to Talk About!

  22. Hi Poppy! The Weekly Feature Series is live on the blog where you are being showcased. Pop on over and check it out when you get a moment. Have a lovely weekend! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  23. Absolutely gorgeous! I have a blue and white kitchen, with pops of yellow, so I really love this!

  24. Poppy,
    Love those wooden pedestals, dear one!!!
    My "Mr. Ed" made me a set last year, but I needed some new inspiration for their use!!!
    I adore the PoPs of yellow with the blue and white!!!
    Fabulous and refreshing Summer Kitchen decor!!!

  25. Missing your pretty posts, Poppy. Hope you are doing well.

  26. Perfect! I absolutely love your pedestals and pansies in cups. Everything is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  27. Perfect! Your kitchen window is so pretty! That extra deep window area makes for a great place to stage things. Thanks for sharing!

  28. Very nice, we are looking forward to seeing your fall decor.


Thanks for stopping by and for your loving thoughts. They make me smile!Hugs~Poppy