44 In Summer

Simple summer vignette with what I have at home

I’m totally in that summer feel now and can’t get enough of cottage feel, airy rooms and light and bright spaces! But, I don’t want to be spending a whole lot either, so today I’ll show you a simple summer vignette with what I have at home . 

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Simple Summer Vignette with what I have at home [kreativk.net]

I love love love decorating that cabinet top, as I don’t have many pieces of furniture around to load up with decor. Also, I don’t like it too full, I love it airy and simple and my motto always: less is more! You gotta know when to stop! So the other day I really felt like giving this a quick update, it’s summer ya’ll, so yay, I wanted some summer vibe up there and used what I found at home! 

Simple Summer Vignette with what I have at home [kreativk.net]

I always collect empty jars for all kinds of stuff, so now these came in perfect for holding little white stones I still had from making our fairy garden a while back. Previously I also used them and the faux succulent & fern for my quick Ikea lantern update. 

The milk bottles I used, where painted a while back and now fitted perfectly with the theme. I purchased the wooden bird years ago in Canada in the clearance section for around $4. Love it since! 

Simple Summer Vignette with what I have at home [kreativk.net]


Simple Summer Vignette with what I have at home [kreativk.net]

My sister in law made this platter you can see leaning against the place mat. It’s lovely and like this it gets some exposure! The bambu placemat adds extra summer feel and is a nice change and really brings out the platter against the all white background I think!

Simple Summer Vignette with what I have at home [kreativk.net]


Simple Summer Vignette with what I have at home [kreativk.net]

In case you’d like to make a summer vignette yourself and liked what I used, I found similar items below. Just click on the photo and it’ll lead you to where you need to be to get it. 


As you can see, all these bits and pieces I used for my simple summer vignette, had been used in different projects and for different deco’s before, so sometimes it’s really great to have a few basics to work with and get the most out of them! 

Thanks so much for visiting the blog today! 

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  • Debrashoppeno5
    02/07/2016 at 01:28

    The vignette is so soothing. I like how you kept it simple because I always think of summer as a simpler time without fuss and bother.

    • Katrin
      02/07/2016 at 08:45

      Yes, I agree, I like summer decor fresh and airy and like you fuss free! Thanks so much!

  • Sandra
    01/07/2016 at 19:02

    You always keep things new and fresh and I love the way you always shop your home. I also love that you share so many cool links with us each week at Celebrate Your Story. Have a fun weekend!

    • Katrin
      02/07/2016 at 08:52

      Thanks so much Sandra!

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  • Lori
    29/06/2016 at 12:16

    You are an inspiration, Katrin! I think it might be time for me to change out my easter mantel… :/

    • Katrin
      29/06/2016 at 12:52

      Hahaha, lol Lori, that is funny! Happy you like the mantel! 🙂

  • Sam@Raggedy Bits
    29/06/2016 at 10:16

    Katrin I just LOVE your vignette and that you have used things from around your home! The collection of bottles and the sweet bird are just adorable!!

    • Katrin
      29/06/2016 at 12:48

      Thanks so much Sam! I love when i can get a look without having to go shopping for it, but don’t get me wrong, I love shopping as well!!!

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  • Lisa/Syncopated Mama
    28/06/2016 at 21:03

    I love decorating with things I already have around my house! Thanks for joining us again at #FridayFrivolity!

    • Katrin
      29/06/2016 at 12:45

      Yes, that’s my favourite thing to do as well! Thanks Lisa!!

  • Nikki
    28/06/2016 at 02:00

    Katrin, you have such an eye and talent for great decor! I love that bird, and it’s only $9 on your link and that milk bottle is screaming my name! I love the way it all looks together. So calm and full of natural elements. Your sister in law did a great job with the tray and it looks great against the woven mat!

    BTW, love the new font! It pairs nicely with the script font you are using!

    • Katrin
      29/06/2016 at 12:44

      Thank you so much friend, I just get in these decorating moods and everything falls into place. My sister in law is so creative, she could sell her creations easily!

  • Christine
    27/06/2016 at 23:32

    Beautiful summer vignette, the cool color scheme and texture are beautiful!

    • Katrin
      28/06/2016 at 08:45

      Thanks so much Christine!!!

  • Carol@blueskykitchen
    27/06/2016 at 16:02

    Katrin, I love the vingnette you created. Just my style. And even better that it was wth things you already have. Thank you for sharing at Your Inspired Design link Party.

    • Katrin
      27/06/2016 at 20:26

      That’s great that you like it, I love decorating and I love shopping for it, but I do also love when I have everything already handy! Thanks so much!

  • Samantha
    27/06/2016 at 05:35

    LOVE this! Girl, you are killing it over here on your blog! As I go through the links from our Dream. Create. Inspire. Link party, I always go, “Oooohh, must click this one!!!” and it ends up being you! Happens every single week! Pinning and featuring you tomorrow! Keep up the amazing work and thanks for all the inspiration!

    • Katrin
      27/06/2016 at 07:28

      You are so sweet to say that, wow, that made my Monday! Thank you so much! I’m super happy 🙂

  • Sarah - Craft Invaders
    26/06/2016 at 23:38

    I love everything about this – so pretty 🙂

    • Katrin
      27/06/2016 at 07:27

      Thanks so so much Sarah!

  • Life Loving
    26/06/2016 at 13:26

    What a lovely set up. I hope summer is on it’s way soon. It’s not very warm here and it keeps raining. Maybe your vignette will help.

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    • Katrin
      27/06/2016 at 07:25

      Ok, sending some heat over! It’s almost too hot here already! 😉

  • Mistie
    25/06/2016 at 06:17

    I love the look you went with for your vignette. Simple and elegant. I agree totally less is more. I’m a bit of a stickler in the “no knick-knacks” department..

    • Katrin
      27/06/2016 at 07:22

      Thanks so much Mistie, yeah, I don’t have too many knick knacks or very clean looking ones anyway. 😉

  • Mary
    24/06/2016 at 14:37

    Your decor is lovely. I love when one can reuse what is already in the home in a new space or in a different way. It’s so fun to mix things up.

    • Katrin
      24/06/2016 at 23:43

      Thanks so much Mary, Exactly! I love that too and just enjoy changing things up!

  • Keri
    23/06/2016 at 13:08

    Katrin, this summer vignette is beautiful!! I love light and airy too and you did such a great job pulling all the pieces together to create a lovely display. Love the platter your sister in law made and the mat behind it gives the vignette a nice warm texture. I also love all the jars; I have way too many jars right now so you have given me some good ideas on what to do with them, so thank you!!

    • Katrin
      23/06/2016 at 23:42

      Aren’t jars so great Keri? I love how I can use them for any season and make them fit in the look I’m going for! Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

  • Linda at Mixed Kreations
    22/06/2016 at 21:40

    Katrin, what a lovely vignette! You have a real creative eye for decor. Every thing that I’ve seen is lovely. I love how you are able to reuse things by mixing it up with different things. I love how you did the bottles and the little jars with the rocks and succulents, and added the pretty little platter. Oh love the bird too!

    • Katrin
      23/06/2016 at 23:41

      Aww, thanks friend!!! I’m so happy you like the vignette! I love it when I can decorate a bit with what I have right here and not spend a lot of money!

  • Michelle Marttila - Happy Heart™
    22/06/2016 at 20:32

    Love your style!!!

    • Katrin
      23/06/2016 at 23:40

      Thanks Michelle!

  • Ellen
    22/06/2016 at 18:49

    This vignette is so summery and delightfully simple using things you already own- I’m all about that too! I’m intrigued by the beautiful cabinet, especially the doors. Also love that platter, how wonderful that it was made for you. Thank-you for this sweet post- as always.

    • Katrin
      23/06/2016 at 23:38

      Ellen, thank you so much!!! I love it when I don’t have to run out to get things for decorating! Thank you for stopping by 🙂

  • Brianna
    22/06/2016 at 14:55

    Did you use a special paint to make the stripes on the glass bottles? Or was it just a regular metallic acrylic? I love the tropical-airy feel of this vignette.

  • Leanne
    22/06/2016 at 14:07

    What a lovely Summery vignette Katrin – the colours and textures all went so well together. We’re coming into Winter in Australia, so it’s nice to see the Summery things people are posting from the other side of the world!

    • Katrin
      23/06/2016 at 09:27

      Thanks so much!!! It’s so hard for me to imagine being in winter now Leanne! My husband was born in Argentina, so it’s the same for him….he always associates X-mas with summer…

  • Michelle
    22/06/2016 at 12:49

    Lovely combination of different textures to create a beautiful display. It looks gorgeous.

    • Katrin
      23/06/2016 at 09:25

      Thanks so much Michelle!!

  • Mary-the boondocks blog
    22/06/2016 at 09:06

    Katrin whaat a beautiful vignette. I like how you placed the place mat behind your sister in laws platter and it really makes it pop and stand out much more. And it deserved to be highlighted it is soooo pretty and the perfect summery piece. I also collect rocks… lol, in fact I have to go out and find some more. I’m sure regular folks won’t understand our obsession with rocks.

    • Katrin
      22/06/2016 at 14:34

      Thank you so much Mary! Yes, the platter is beautiful, hey? She’s a true artist that sister in law! Rocks rock! 🙂