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Friday, June 15, 2012

Crystal In The Kitchen

I love having pretty things to store my food in, so finding a couple of fabulous crystal decanters got me to thinking out of the box. I really like unusual bottles also for various beans and coffee.  I found both of the crystal decanters at GW for $2.99 each.  Such great find for crystal and such lovely pieces.


I gathered all of them together and placed them in an antique market basket.


 The crystal decanters work perfectly for pasta noodles and rice.  They would also work for all kinds of beans and even coffee beans.  I think the look is so beautiful, plus it keeps my ingredients really close at hand for easy preparation. Another interesting bottle holds split peas and the spaghetti bottle has beautiful wheat etched on the sides.  All are such interesting shapes and designs.


The sparkle from the decanter stoppers is so pretty, the light just dances off of them.


The base of this one is so detailed also.  I love all the crystal "knobs" sticking out, they really catch the light and dance.


You can see the wheat and the word past really clearly in real life, the camera just has a hard time picking up the detail.


There are so many different bottles out there also.  Look at this one that is totally flat on one side.  Love the green color too.


Just for fun I added a bottle of olives and peppers.  They add a ton f color to the mix.


Love the crystal and silver mixed with the rustic, great opposites and such a fun look.


Once you redo one vignette, it sort of snowballs, and you find that you want to redo another.  I rediscovered this wonderful rope basket while cleaning the garage, tucked away in a box and totally forgotten.  I thought it would be super to hold some eggs, a roo and topiary.


 Super simple, I added a tea towel for the eggs to lay on.


 My favorite roo, so I love to see him out strutting his stuff.


 Of course you can tell it was kitchen cleaning day, everything gets changed - - - - - - again.  Oh well, it was all things I had and so fun.

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So, what are you changing, and do you find pretty containers to display your food in?

26 comments:

  1. What a beautiful kitchen, Marty!! Love your decanters!! What a great find! Thank you so mucj for sharing your designing tips on how to make things look even prettier in the kitchen!!
    ~Theresa.

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  2. Very nice! I have always (and still do) liked clear/crystal dishes. I am big on bottle and jars too!

    Betty

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  3. love the new crystal containers and the rope basket.. Your kitchen is such an appealing place. I'd move my laptop in there and stay:-)

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  4. Your kitchen is every bit as charming as YOU are, my dear!!

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  5. I too, love glass containers...as a matter of fact, about an hour ago, I was browsing in a story here in Louisiana and ran across a beautiful glass container. It was priced 8.99 More than I wanted to pay, but now I wish that I had bought it! It's just down the road and after reading your post, I just may have to go back and get it...
    hugs

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  6. Marty, That's a wonderful idea! Everything looks so pretty. The beans rice and pasta are perfect in those decanters. Maybe not good for coffee as light is the enemy of coffee. I know what you mean about snowballing! Happens every time I do just one thing. It's a reward for cleaning. Lovely.

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  7. I am obssessed with glass it seems -- your decantors are gorgeous and what a clever way to store dry goods.

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  8. I love your crystal in your vignette. I also just love your rooster. Looks great.

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  9. What a great idea to use decanters for.

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  10. Marty, I love how you think outside the box! I have a love for crystal as well! I am such a one for change I take my crystal out every once in a while and put it in a vignette! Then I get tired of it and change it out again. But I would never part with my favorite pieces.

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  11. Hi Marty! What pretty pieces you found. Love that you've found a very practical way to use them too. Such a lovely vignette with them. Now you know I love your Rooster vignette! Great basket and I love how it looks on your island. I'm seeing some ideas I may borrow! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  12. Cute cute cute! Great pieces. That is my favorite roo too!

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  13. Love the use of the decanters to hold these food items, Marty! Such a great way to repurpose them. I just have my oils in glass bottles {with the spouts} I find they are easier to use this way than having to twist off a top.

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  14. Beautiful crystal, unbelievable price! Love your vignettes!

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  15. Love your crystal in your kitchen! Very classy look, Miss Marty!
    xo

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  16. What a fabulous idea to use the decanters to store your pantry staples! Love the idea and the prices you paid for these beauties. What a great find!

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  17. Your display is gorgeous, as it always is. Now I know what I need to do so I can keep my dish soap out on the counter top! A pretty decanter will do it- Thanks for the idea- xo Diana

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  18. Your bottles are pretty and practical and look great in the wire carrier. I've been looking lately for one for mouth wash. I broke the glass with our carafe and need a pretty new bottle to replace it. Thanks for your great ideas.
    Hope you have a great weekend,
    Babs

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  19. I love that look, Marty. Your kitchen always looks so charming -- you have that special touch!
    CAS

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  20. You are one very clever lady! I have several decanters just collecting dust. This is a wonderful idea... and it looks so pretty too! Now that you have cleaned and rearranged your kitchen I could use some help with mine!

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  21. What a creative way to use crystal decanters and vases. It turned out very nice! Your kitchen always looks so neat and clean.

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  22. Marty, Your decanters are beautiful. I would have never thought to use them that way. You are one creative lady and as usual your kitchen looks wonderful.
    Sandy

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  23. The decanters are so lovely and what a neat way to store things! They really add a beautiful touch to your kitchen.

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  24. Love the crystal mixed with the industrial look of the metal basket. Great vignettes.

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  25. Your kitchen vignettes are always so lovely. Every time I am working in my kitchen I think of your vignettes :)

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  26. What a great idea! I'm totally going to be using some of mine in new places!

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