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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Glass - Crystal - and Food

 I keep finding such fun glass and crystal pieces, so I just keep adding to my vignette.  I love using the crystal and silver in the kitchen.  Love the sparkle and shine, plus it just dresses up the most mundane things.

A while back I showed you this fabulous lead crystal decanter that I found - - -

 and this fabulous silver and crystal cloche- - -

 and recently I found this pasta jar for $1 at GW.  Love the cut wheat design and the top says Pasta.

 Fill them all with food and they make such a great display.

 I found this little flat-backed bottle last year and filled it with split peas.  Great green color.

 Spaghetti in the pasta jar and nestled in the frenchy bottle carrier.

 This beautiful lead-crystal biscuit jar was a gift many, many, many years ago.

 I put a few wine corks in it.

 The decanter is filled with pasta noodles and the cloche has a faux cupcake.

 Isn't it pretty all grouped together.  Such a fun way to use some of your crystal and silver.

I am joining the following parties:
Katherine at Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Alison at Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Heather and Vanessa At The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

So instead of putting all that crystal and silver away, get it out, fill it with some kind of food and play.  You will have so much fun.  Do you have some pieces hidden away somewhere?


  1. This looks great. All shiny and bright.
    I love that flatware, too.

  2. It is definitely all beautiful together, Marty! I like the sparkle it gives off myself ~ it would make a bright spot here on those cloudy days. I am in love with that silver and glass cloche ~ what a great find that was! Love the idea of using the decanter to hold pasta, too. That would even make a pantry look good!

  3. Marty, I love it all. That is the cutest ever pasta jar you found at GW! My kind of pricing girl! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. This is one of the loveliest and creative vignettes ever. You really have a knack and an eye. xo

  5. You certainly have 'the touch' when it comes to creating such delightful vignettes Marty :o)

  6. Marty, you are so creative when it comes to doing vignettes. I have a thing for crystal, too. The biscuit box is very pretty and looks nice with the corks inside. Have a great day!-----Shannon

  7. They are all so pretty ! I see a lot of this led crystal and glass at our antique shops ! Great display ! Have a good day !

  8. Hi Marty, what a darling vignette. Love how you've mixed the textures. Your biscuit jar stole my heart.. hugs ~lynne~

  9. A beautiful presentation. You are my "beauty in every day life" inspiration. :)

  10. I have started seeing some more silver at thrift shops but not cloches. Wish I could find some.

  11. Marty,
    This is just gorgeous in your kitchen! I spot a sunflower too.

  12. You put together the best displays. You really have so much talent.

  13. I think that is my favorite spot in your kitchen. It always looks sweet and homey and I love the bit of sparkle in it. Nice job, Marty! xo Diana

  14. Wow great set up. The glass looks great ! I'm following from a Thursday blog hop, feel free to follow me at

  15. Marty, your vignette just looks so pretty! I love the way you have incorporated the crystal and silver.
    I have three cabinets in the kitchen full of crystal and you just gave me something to think about! I think I will take your advice and see what I can come up with!

  16. I love seeing all the different vignettes you create....I especially love the crystal and silver cloche...what a find!...

    Have a wonderful weekend!...

  17. I love your vignettes, this one is especially fabulous. It looks so European and charming.

  18. Mm,just gorgeous all together. I especially like the cloche and silver stand. xx

  19. Wow Marty, That is a beautiful Still Life..perfect for a painting!

  20. Marty, you have found so many treasures! I am especially fond of the crystal and silver cloche. I love the things that you have grouped together. Lovely!

  21. You made a beautiful vignette with all of your wonderful finds. i love seeing the pastas displayed in the bottles. Love it all! Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things hop I hope you have a weekend filled with happy! xo

  22. Wonderful vignette! Your crystal finds are gorgeous! You always have your items displayed perfectly. I enjoy your blog so much!

  23. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:

  24. I luv luv luv all these beautiful containers. Everything looks so good...

  25. Gorgeous Marty! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!


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