Adding More Color

I recently took away my fruit themed canisters that I have had for years in the kitchen

and added more ironstone to the countertop space.

However, it looked like a sea of white. Now I do love white decor,

but I am a color gal and love to mix it up.

Ironstone tureen/kitchen-Housepitality Designs

This corner of the countertop originally had the ironstone tureen with the plant

and had an ironstone creamer and an apothecary jar that I found in France.

All white with the exception of the colorful plant.

I decided to add more texture and color to this little corner starting with a gift

that Kris (Junk Chic Cottage) gave me along with a few more things

Kris' Gifts-Housepitality Designs

She presented me with this large gift bag filled with these goodies when she came to visit me.

And to think that she scarified her luggage space for this!…What a sweetheart!

Kitchen-Housepitality Designs

One of the beautiful things she gave me was a wonderful bread board.

I decided that it was perfect to place in front of the tureen with things that I use the most.

Kitchen Vignette-Housepitality Designs

The salt cellar contains course grain Kosher salt blended with Herbs de Provence.

Kitchen Vignette-Housepitality Designs

The apothecary jar holds a variety of tea bags.

I also had a vintage ironstone plate as a base for my favorite drink.

Kitchen-Housepitality Designs

Kitchen-Housepitality Designs

Since I have copper in my kitchen, I grabbed a copper berry basket and tried this:

Copper Berry Basket-Housepitaity  Designs

I love it . . . but then again, things always change around here.

Kitchen-Housepitality Designs

So, are you one that loves to mix up color with neutral tones,

or do you prefer a palette of strictly white and neutrals.

I will be on my way to Haven tomorrow and so looking forward to having fun (and learning too)

with my fellow bloggers and friends!

Follow my escapades of the Haven Conference on Instagram HERE!

Have a great day in this wonderful world of the beautiful colors that surround us.

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  1. Beautiful corner, Shirley!
    Enjoy Haven! I can’t wait to see photos and hear about it. I always enjoy these events even though I can’t be there.
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  2. Kris is so sweet. Love the pops of color added. Can’t wait to hang with you this weekend!!!
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  3. It looks great! Have fun at Haven. I really wanted to go this year, but life got in the way. I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to seeing photos and reading all about it!
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  4. Love the switch up! I really covet that copper basket 🙂
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  5. So pretty!! I love the Herbes de Provence jar!!!!!!!! Enjoy the conference xoxox
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  6. Like you, I love to mix neutrals with pops of color! And using houseplants is a staple of mine also! Your vignette is lovely, and I am so loving that copper pot! Hope you have a safe and wonderful trip to Haven, enjoy! 🙂
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  7. Shirley I also love the look of white ironstone; however like to mix it up and am always changing up the decor and accessories!

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  8. I wish I could be with you at Haven. There are so many things I need to learn!!! Love this new corner vignette and how sweet of her to bring you such wonderful things. Have a great time as I know you will. I will be thinking of you all and following on Instagram. XO
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  9. It’s always fun to switch things up a bit! What a sweet friend you have too to give you such a special gift. Beautiful vignette…..
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  10. You’ll not be surprised to know that I am a color person! Your changes are always just right for the space and your touches of color add interest to your whites. Have fun at Haven.
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  11. I love the color combo of the woods(and the tips of those leaves!), copper and greens. Nice touches, Shirley. Have fun at Haven – photos and post, afterward – promise!
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  12. Looks so pretty Shirley, I really love that copper basket and the bread board. Looking forward to seeing you at Haven this weekend : )
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  13. Beautiful!

  14. Love the new look. Love color mixed in with neutrals. I have a herbs de Provence on my counter all the time. I use it often. Have fun at Haven


  15. Hi Shirley, Wonderful corner on the counter mixed with color. Have fun at Haven! cm
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  16. Now that’s a happy little corner Shirley! I love the little herb jar too.

  17. Shirley, I am definitely a color person! I love your new look for the corner space! Of course, the copper basket is calling my name! Have a great trip to Haven and I will be following on Instagram! I am beginning to pack for a trip to Ireland and Scotland! Much to do!
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  18. Jann Olson says

    Shirley, I love the little nook with the breadboard! Kris is a sweetheart for sure. I recently picked up a couple of old breadboards and want to bring them into my kitchen, but first I need to work them over a bit. lol! Yes, things are always changing at both our homes, but boy isn’t it fun?

  19. That was too sweet of her:) I love how you mixed it up with the color! Have a GREAT time at Haven- anxious to see some pics:)
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  20. Hi Shirley,
    Glad you loved all your gifts. You were the hostess with the mostess while we were out there. Loved hanging with you. So much fun. Glad you can use the french boards and basket. You know I am a neutral girl but I love to see color too. Everything looks so pretty. Have fun at Haven. I know you girls will have a blast. It is on my bucket list to come there.
    Safe travels.

  21. I love neutrals but adding a bit of color in makes everything better. Love your vignette and the bread board you added. Hope you have a wonderful time at Haven.
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  22. Kris is such a sweetheart!! Pretty vignette…have fun at Haven!!
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  23. Your counter space is aways filled with beautiful accessories! You know I need color in my life, so always like it added to a white palette. Looking forward to enjoying your photos this weekend on Instagram.
    Mary Alice
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  24. Very cute corner… I do love the white look. I wish I had plenty of storage space so I could change things up without having to throw out my favorite things… Just lovely idea…
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