A Kitchen Vignette with a Little of the Past and Little of the Present - Ten on the 10th

Welcome to Ten on the 10th y'all! This month, as always, I've gathered with some friends to share ideas for home and life that cost less than $10. We enjoy the challenge of doing something fun or sharing an idea that is inexpensive.

This month I'm sharing a vignette created on my kitchen counter. The base of the vignette is a cutting board. There's a story behind this cutting board.

A beautiful kitchen vignette created on an old cutting board, canister, and fresh flowers.

You can't really tell in the photo but this thing is huge! It has legs which have been removed so if you can...picture this as the size of a small table. My husband gave this cutting board to his mom as a present when he was in high school and we found it in a closet of hers after she passed away. Somewhere along the line, I created the story in my head that he made it in wood shop. He informed me the other day that he never took wood shop. I have no idea where I got that idea! This is the very first time this cutting board has been used in our home and we've had it for 20+ years.  It was hidden in a closet here too but now it has a new life as the base of a vignette.

A kitchen vignette created as part of Ten on the 10th where bloggers share ideas for life that cost less than $10.

In between photos I want to tell you how thankful I am for this man I married. He works hard and takes good care of us. He's just the best catch! That's mushy and has nothing to do with vignettes but he's on my mind today.

kitchen vignette, Mud Pie canister, fresh flowers, mercury glass, Give Thanks sign

Back to the vignette, the canister was a gift a couple of years ago. The flowers are from the Fall in Love with Texas blog hop.  Laura at Decor to Adore gave me the beautiful pumpkin tea towel at a gathering we had recently.  The sign is the only thing I bought and it was $6.00 with a coupon at a very exclusive shop otherwise known as Hobby Lobby. I just can't seem to get enough words lately!

Give Thanks is the message shared on this kitchen vignette. Part of Ten on the 10th.

Not too bad, I'd say.  It was fun putting some things we've had for awhile with something new.  Have you created any new vignettes in your home lately? Don't you find this time of year to be so inspiring?

Thank you for stopping by and for the overwhelming number of sweet comments and emails lately. Your visits are very appreciated here.

I hope you'll visit the other Ten on the 10th participants listed below. 


33 comments

Kim said...

Stacey, I just love your sweet and sentimental vignette and your sweet words about your husband. Your story is funny, too...he never took wood shop! I love that. Thanks for the pretty inspiration, the smile and inviting to participate with you ladies today. So much fun!

Eilis said...

The cutting board looks great on your island and really lifts up the goodies you placed on it. Pretty!

Tammy Lagaly said...

Stacey,
Your vignette is so pretty! That cutting board is perfect. That he never took wood shop class is too funny!!! Thanks so much for keeping us gathered together on Ten on the 10th. You are a rock star!!!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a lovely vignette. That cutting board is great!

Brenda Pruitt said...

It's a perfect base for vignettes. Where have you been hiding this gem? I'd be using that all the time.
Brenda

taylorlisa said...

It's always fun to see how others put together little vignettes by shopping their homes or using gifts, or just inexpensive but cute finds.

Happy Fall,

Lisa

Jeanie said...

A little mushy is always a good thing, even if it's off point. Which, given that giving thanks is part of your vignette them, I'm not sure it IS off point at all!

Very pretty and cute. You know, I might have one of those big heavy cutting boards with a leg or two (but not four) somewhere, in some pile to toss or do something with. Now I must go on a hunt!

Carol Lander said...

Stacey, I love, love your kitchen vignette. I love that it's a combination of a treasured possession and has a story to it and something new and a gift from a dear friend. It has everything You've given me the inspiration to do a similar setting since I have all the components, including the cookie jar and a dish towel from a sweet friend ~ you! Thanks for hosting.

Jill Nelson said...

I am in love with the light in your kitchen! Your accessories are just perfect!

Simply LKJ said...

I love the vignette and the meaning behind it. I too was thinking, how sweet...he made it in wood shop! LOL If I were him, I would have just rolled with it ;-)

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Stacey! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart! I'm extra glad that you did because now I have discovered YOUR blog with such beautiful offerings! I like this idea of "Ten on the 10th"! That's pretty cool! As for the cutting board...what a cute story. The cutting board is getting a whole new life...even if it wasn't made in shop class! :-) You mentioned not being able to get enough words lately. I find myself there, too. I have taken to actually creating my own and framing them. I kinda go with how I'm feeling at the time. The latest one is from Tim McGraw's "Always Stay Humble & Kind". So profound, so simple, so beautiful...and so real. The song itself brings me to tears every time I hear it. (I don't know if you're familiar at all with Tim McGraw's songs, but there's another one I borrowed words from for a sign, "Live Like You Were Dying". Another tear jerker that really makes a person get introspective in a hurry!) I'm going to go poking around on your blog a bit more now while I'm taking a break from all this housework that is barking at me. Have a wonderful week, and thanks again for stopping in to visit!

The Sketchy Reader said...

Someone is full of sweetness today, and I love it! Sweet little vignette, too....your kitchen is so pretty!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Yes, I can see how large that cutting board is...a beautiful vignette ! In answer to your question, I create a new vignette every day as I am always changing things up! It may be a small change or a big change, but it just keeps things interesting and fresh without spending money. It warms my heart to see that cutting board that your hubby gifted to his mom being used....I am sure you two must think of her whenever you see it. I see Alycia's comment....she is a true treasure!!!!

Andrea Nine said...

Your vignette is perfection sweet lady!! I love the light colored accessories to complement your beautiful white kitchen. It just makes for such a sweet little counter ensemble for the Fall!! LOVE everything about it!!

Rita C. said...

What a pretty vignette. Love your urban legend that goes with it, too. :D That cutting board would be very useful for several things. I don't know if your countertops are granite or quartz (ours are quartz), but I was informed that quartz can actually crack under day-long heat of a crockpot, so a base beneath the pot is a safeguard. I never knew that prior to our install (!), but I actually spoke to the one whose counter cracked. It went back together after cooling, but that's not a risk I'm willing to take!
And yes, my mind seems to be working faster than my physical self insofar as creating vignettes. Definitely an inspiring season.

Creations By Cindy said...

What a sweet vignette that holds special meaning. I love it. I got tickled at your story. Somehow, I come up with stories too that I have clue where they came from but I just know they are true! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Cristina Garay said...

I love your cutting board, it's similar to one that my husband rescued from his office, they were going to throw it away but he thought I might put it to good use. Ha, he knows me well. :) Cutting boards are so handy and I love the contrast of the wood on my white island countertop. Yours is the perfect base for your pretty vignette.

Junkchiccottage said...

Good Morning Stacey. Your vignette is so pretty but even better with the sentiment attached. How sweet.
Kris

thepaintedapron.com said...

So pretty Stacey!! So special too!

Jenna

Celestina Marie said...

What a beautiful vignette Stacey and a sweet story to go with it. The cutting board is the perfect base for your display. Have a great day. xo

Pam Richardson said...

Stacey, this is such a pretty vignette...the cutting board is a lovely keepsake. I am sorry your hubby crushed your sweet story, but the truth had to come out! Happy Wednesday!

Laurel Bledsoe said...

Just dawned on us to start a Pinterest Board "Blogger Pals Pins" about all the good design around! Your two photos started the board today.
https://www.pinterest.com/littleblack2017/blogger-pals-pins/
Such nice, calming photos today for the busiest room in our homes!

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

What a fantastic cutting board! (I love its story) :-) It’s the perfect foundation for your vignette. I love the affirmation you gave your husband. We lucky gals need to do that more often, huh?

Kathleen Grace said...

A pretty vignette and a sweet ode to your husband! I insist on keeping things from Earl's youth, much to his chagrin. I feel like those items are a part of his history and they hold a bit of mystery for me since some of them predate me. Finally finding a use for that cutting board must have made you smile!

Debra Pashkowsky said...

Such a fabulous vignette. And what a sweet story about the cutting board. It is good you are displaying it now.

Brandi said...

I love your new home! You have decorated it so beautifully! Such a lovely kitchen vignette.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Very pretty! I love the neutral, clean look of the wood cutting board and the white accessories. I love creating vignettes and that is mostly what my decorating consists of.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Wonderful, sentimental vignette! I love everything here, but that cannister really sends me.

Nancy Rosalina said...

Stacey, What a sweet little vignette and sweet words about your hubby! It’s the little things that often mean the most~ Nancy

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love your story about the cutting board! This is a beautiful vignette. I have to ask about your counters...are they quartz by any chance? We're now thinking of doing quartz instead of laminate. I love the color of yours.

Michele said...

What a neat story - and it looks so awesome "gathering" so many pretty items in that amazing kitchen of yours, Stacey. Well done. Hugs.

The Crowned Goat said...

Such a sweet story about the cutting board, Stacey, I love it! It really does look so pretty with all the other items you've collected and I know it's a treasure too! Hugs, CoCo

Ever Evolving Home said...

Stacey I love your vignette. Love the sentimental part of it. Too funny about the shop part. I go to Hobby Lobby way too much. :) Everything looks so pretty!