Sunday, January 27, 2013

Decorating with Bread/Cutting Boards

I love a challenge and Our Fifth House is challenging us to create something we saw  on Pinterest as our inspiration.  I thought this vignette of cutting boards would be fun to do, since I have some fun ones to play with.

This pretty image is from  Winding Vine that I found on Pinterest.

Both of these wonderful cutting boards or breadboards as some call them are antiques that were gifts from a dear friend.  These are so special to me and always bring back precious memories of antiquing trips together.

I thought they would be showcased the best in my favorite corner of the kitchen.

 Wheat, scales and cork fruit for some texture

 The baby pig for fun.

 I love the wheat carving around the edge of the first one and the "love" in the center.  The other one has such a beautifully carved heart handle.

My sassy pig just because I like him and the little rooster pot of greenery.

Next to the stove is my pig cutting board.  Isn't it the cutest?  He's the one I really use.

 This does double duty for the Creative Challenge and Valentines. Now I can't say I didn't do anything at all for Valentine's.   Gotta love that.

Roosters are usually ruling the decor in the kitchen, today it is Pigs.  Fun, fun, fun.  

I am joining the following parties:

Tammy @ One More Time for Share It One More Time
Danielle @ Silver Pennies for Silver Pennies Sunday
Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life for Sunny Simple Sundays
Aimee @ It's Overflowing for Overflowing with Creativity
Debbie @ Debbiedoo's for Copycat Challenge
Carmel @ Our Fifth House for The Dog Days of Winter - Make It Challenge
Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Mary @ Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Kathryn @ The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Monday
Sarah @ Hope In Every Season for Homemaking Link-Up
Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up

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  2. Oh I love your style! Your cutting boards are beautiful...:) Love the hearts! I am going to have to share these pictures with my daughter....she loves pigs! Thanks for sharing...:)

    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  3. Pigs Rule!! Love that scale Marty.

  4. Like! The heart boards are beautiful; I've never seen anything like them before. Do you oil the woods regularly?

    Sharon in Alabama

    1. Yes, I do oil them occasionally. It really helps preserve the wood and keep it nice.

  5. pretty vignettes Marty .. the piggies are my favorite.

  6. Marty, you are so skilled at creating vignettes. Love the little pigs there and that heart shaped cutting board is beautiful!

  7. You have a sweet collection of items there! I love the scales ;-)

  8. I love old cutting boards. I should start collecting them, yours look great!

  9. Beautiful! I love cutting boards and collect them as well. I have a couple piggy ones too.

  10. Marty I love your collection of wood boards.I collect those too! Yours are all displayed perfectly.I love you vignette with that sweet pig too!

  11. I love cutting boards. My BIL makes them and it is too much fun looking at his collection. I have to buy one whenever I am in town - fortunately he lives far away! Your vignette is so cute. I love the heart shaped one.

  12. Love it, Marty! I've been collecting cutting boards as of late and love displaying them! Blessings, Tammy

  13. Love your heart boards, Marty! They make for a great display, especially for Valentine's Day.

  14. Hi Marty! Love this vignette, I especially like the pigs! :)

  15. Such a cute vignette, Marty! I have that same LOVE board as you, only mine is hung as a plaque.

  16. Good Afternoon Marty, I love the shape of hearts so I definitely love your bread boards, they are unusual in shape though....I have never seen a bread board in the shape of a heart before. Beautiful.
    Best Wishes

  17. Marty, Your breadboards are gorgeous! I've never seen another like them. What a treasure to have from a friend.
    Mary Alice

  18. Very beautiful breadboards Marty! I especially love the heart shaped one, I've never seen one like it!

  19. Your two special breadboards are just beautiful! Love the vignette. When my son was in high school in woodworking shop, he made me one of the pig cutting boards. It's very special also!


  20. Very pretty Marty!I love the wood box you put the cutting boards in.

  21. Hi Marty! I'm loving this! Love your boards and you always set up the most wonderful vignettes.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia :)

  22. I'm into wood of any kind, so I love those boards. The pigs look right at home in their little spot. So cute!

  23. Very fun vignette, love the heart shaped board! Very cute!

  24. Loving your cutting boards! That little pig is so cute too! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

  25. How perfect to have heart cutting boards for Valentine's Day...great idea...and your pigs are so cute, too.

  26. Very cute Marty! I have always liked wheat and your pigs are adorable.

  27. You have a beautiful collection of cutting boards Marty! I LOVE your piggie one. I have one too! Enjoy your evening, Gail

  28. Marty, you bread boards with the heart motifs are making me swoon. They are wonderful! I'm pulling together some of my heart inspired things into a few vignettes for valentines. Your vignette is stellar. Bravo!

  29. I love this area of your kitchen, you always have it done up so pretty. Such beautiful boards and great that they also play into Valentine's Day. Your pigs are so cute.
    Hope you have a great week!

  30. Oh my goodness I have never seen cutting boards like these! Love the heart one! Thank you so much Marty for sharing and linking up to Share it One More Time Sunday's. Only you could take a cutting board and create a great vignette with them! I must say you are the "Queen" of vignettes!

  31. Your bread board collection is wonderful! I have a few.. but not as many as you! The heart is so fun and very festive. The little pig is darling.

    That first image is very pretty!


  32. I love all your cutting boards. So pretty and unique! Now I want some. Guess I'll have to keep my eyes open and see what I can find!

  33. Tooo cute for words Marty. I have never seen a Love cutting board..but I love it! Thanks for joining in on the fun.

  34. I must say the baby pig is my favorite. Too cute! You are all set now through Valentine's Day! Enjoy your new vignette.

  35. that is really pretty. and i like your weighing scale

  36. Dare I say that I 'love' your cutting boards? ;o)

  37. Those cutting board are too cute to be used, aren't they? You created such a nice vignette. I love the scale!

  38. Marty, I think this is my favorite vignette I've seen lately. I Love your heart-shaped board, and the little piggies are too, too cute!


  39. Marty that beautiful "LOVE" breadboard has captured my heart! :)

  40. Your kitchen vignette is lovely and so cozy! The LOVE cutting board is adorable and pertfect for the Valentine season...but if I ever went to your house and after I left, you would know who stoled your darling yellow pig...I just love, love it!!!!!!!!! Thank you for your sweet comment about hubby's cake and I did give him your birthday message. Big hugs,

  41. Very pretty vignettes. I love your cutting board collection.


  42. Really cute! I love the heart one. I have a few vintage ones I ought to put on Etsy. :) I'm hosting a Homemaking Linkup and would love for you to join us, if you'd like.

    Have a lovely day!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  43. Such a cute idea Marty..but I don't have that many cute cutting boards. But if I did, I guarantee I would try and copy you. This is just so country cute! I love it!

  44. Oh Marty,

    I'm just loving that heart-shaped cutting board. Imagine, decorating the kitchen for Valentine's Day!

    Stay warm, and have a great week.

  45. The pigs are so cute. I adore your heart cutting board.

  46. Oh that looks so nice! That heart board is beautiful - I have never seen one like it. Found you on the Knock off party!

  47. I would have never thought of using cutting boards for decor~how fun.

  48. Adorable vignette, Marty! Those are lovely cutting boards and so unique -- truly treasures!

  49. Marty, such a pretty vignette! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  50. Love your collection of cutting boards and antiques. You have a nack for decorating, everything looks great.

    My hobby is woodworking and I make alot of cutting boards, always looking for new ideas, that's how I found your blog. check out my cutting boards ansd some of the other things I make.

    End Grain Cutting Boards