Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Center of Attention

It was time for a new summery centerpiece for my kitchen table. Of course, it had to have an Americana flavor to it. I started looking around my house to see what I could come up with for free first. Actually, just about every part of it was free. The only thing new to this arrangement was the faux geraniums that I bought at Michael's at 40% off.



I used an old picnic basket. I don't know if you remember the wooden bucket I got at a flea market that had the fruit painted on it....but it is sitting inside the picnic basket holding the geraniums. I never got around to making it over, so I figured it would work as is for this little arrangement. I thought about tea dying the little American flag, but I'm just not sure I can actually stain the American flag! lol! (I might change my mind on this, but for now, I can't seem to do it). The Americana angel used to hang in my foyer. And the barn red homespun is actually a curtain (valance) folded and tucked in.



So that's my simple summery Americana centerpiece. I just love waking up in the morning and walking into my kitchen and seeing this every morning! I can never get enough Americana, so this always makes me smile!

37 comments:

Dawn said...

Tammy, the centerpiece looks so summery. Love it! You have a great view of the pool too. Have a great Wednesday!

At Home With Amy said...

Tammy I love your new centerpiece but what really caught my eye in your pictures is the beautiful view out your kitchen window. Your landscaping just looks so fresh and alive. Wouldn't I love to have breakfast at your table in the mornings. Enjoy your day!
Hugs,
AMY

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

hi Tammy,
I love the centerpiece and I've did the same using a valance as a filler:) Love seeing your eating area the views out the windows are so nice;0

Old Glory Soldiers has a pic of Lincoln on her blog, just right click and save as and then print, I just used regular paper and it comes out so neat. I Googled other pictures too:)
Rondell

Parsley said...

Lovely. I'm getting gift ideas from your posts. I have some family that would really like to decorate like this.

Cindy B said...

Very nice!! It is so good to see new ideas come up like this..love it!
I just added a blog for crafts ..http://primcynscraftroom.blogspot.com/ The Gathering Room was getting rathr full of family pictures etc..LOL

Heather's Stitches said...

It's Adorable, your kitchen is country perfect!

Susan said...

Nice, summery and ready for July 4th, too!
Susan

Goat Creek Grandma said...

The new arrangement looks great. I love the faux geraniums. I need to find some for my coffee table. I foresee a trip to Hobby Lobby in my future.

Enjoy your day!
Debbie

Carmen C. said...

SO pretty and summery! I love your beautiful prim home:)

Madison said...

Wow Mrs. Tammy the table looks great!!! And I looooove Michaels! I could go all the time! Have a great day!

Love, Madison

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love your centerpiece! I need to get moving and get something together! Enjoy your day!

basketsnprims said...

Tammy ~
I love your centerpiece, it's so summery & patriotic. Everything looks wonderful out your window, too. Have a wonderful day.
Pam

Kris said...

I love your centerpiece on your table, Tammy! And what a view you have!! Gorgeous!

~Kris~

country gal said...

Lovely, beautiful, loving, caring, mommy,

I think you just have a knack for setting stuff up to make it look AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! It looks soooooo summery!!!!!!

Love ya!!!!!

8!!!!!!

Blessings,
Love, Joy =D

Sharon said...

What a beautiful center piece.
I love the view that you have.
Thanks for sharing
God Bless

Leslie said...

Tammy,
It's perfect!

I just realized the other day that I have had the same thing in the center of my table for the last year. I have used the same table runner and the same canning basket with the blue Mason jars. I'm kind of sick of it but then again it works and I still do like the look....

Have a great day!

Leslie

green gables girl said...

That looks wonderful.
So, you're probably going to keep it there till the fourth of July? Well, you get to choose!
LL

Branderella said...

I love it! I have been debating whether or not to put an american flag with some stitching in a frame, but of course it would have to be tea stained, so im just waiting until i make up my mind!

arkie said...

Great Basket! Love the angel!

marybeth said...

you really have a talent. I love what you do with things. that is really pretty. Hugs & God Bless

Jessica @ Colorado Crafter said...

That is a lovely and inspiring centerpiece. :)

sonyadawn said...

Tammy, nothing says summer better than red, white and blue. I to would love to walk in my kitchen and see it every morning. It must make you smile just seeing it :)

Blessings, sonya

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love it..also love your view through your window...:)

UPON A HILL said...

I love your centerpiece & really like the looks of your kitchen. Very cute!

Denise said...

Lovethe ceterpiece! I was just thinking today, about what kind of americana something I want to put on my table. Thanks for the inspiration!

XXDenise

Kindra said...

Love your new Americana centerpiece! I got the same geraniums from a blog friend. Their in my header. :) Hope you had a great day!

Shellmo said...

The centerpiece is so patiotically perfect!!! Love it!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful centerpiece, Tammy. You are just SO creative...

Hugs,
Betsy

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

That is perfect for summer. Aren't those faux geraniums great? I don't do silk stuff much but they look so real!!

The view out your window is gorgeous too!!

hugs, Linda

wrcdgc said...

I love it Tammy, I think you did an awsome job. I love the geraniums and the flag! I would smile if I got to wake up to that every morning. :) You always have such a beautiful inviting home.

Donna

CozyCoops Corner said...

I love it Tammy! Have a great night!
Janae:-)

Katherinellen said...

Tammy,
That's so Cute! You are so talented...Thanks for stopping by...and my feet is better. Thanks for your concern and prayers. Have a wonderful week...Katherinellen

Blessed Beyond said...

Hi Tammy! I love love love the center piece! It is darling!
PTL everyone is fine from the storms! They have been scary this year! HOpe yall have a great week!!!!
Hugs and Blessings,

Nancy M. said...

I love it! You did an awesome job!

the primitive country bug said...

The centerpiece you came up with is so wonderful and perfect for the onset of summer!
I've been catching up on reading your blog as I've been awol for a bit. :) You've been busy!
Love the framed stitcheries and your outing to the ozarks looks like it was so much fun. I loved the name of the junk shop you stopped at. Too bad they weren't open.
I'm glad I didn't miss any pictures of your bathroom makeover. Can't wait to see it!
Have a great weekend!
Blessings~ Birgit

Farm Chick Paula said...

That is soooo pretty, Tammy!
Will you PUH-LEEEZE come decorate my house? LOL

The Whites said...

I love your centerpiece, Tammy. Red geraniums are my favorite. I've been meaning to get by Michael's or Hobby Lobby to pick some up. I need to grab a few American flags to tuck here and there too.

Oh and like the others, I love the view too!

Blessings,
Mandy