Home Decor, Fresh Vignettes


Something unexpected happened a few days ago, so I will be taking some time off this week

The Painted Apron launched in August 2012, so I would like to celebrate my “blogiversary”  by re-sharing some of my first posts this week…

Fresh vegetables make such great centerpieces and vignettes


My “city” kitchen is neutral with black and white accents.  This is a great background for introducing just about any color

My favorite pop is red so when a thoughtful friend brought by some of her beautiful home grown tomatoes I made lots of  plans for them





These beauties are currently hanging out on my kitchen island as a centerpiece.  I have photographed them, eventually I will  paint them and  we will definitely eat them!  The palette of black, white & red goes beautifully with touches of purple and green




I think I’ll make a Summer Slab Tomato Pie…no, Eggplant Parmigiana Pizza…..no, Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad …..decisions, decisions!





This “vegetable tower” centerpiece was made for a party at DD’s over the weekend.  It was the perfect decoration for a summer party, set in the center of a large buffet table laden with platters of food.  I did  a mock up at home to make sure I had everything I needed







I used artichokes, pink eyed peas, cilantro, garlic, kale, tomatoes, parsley and peppers with a basil plant on top




I kept  the color pops of red to a minimum so the overall look was mostly green, and would not compete with the actual food being served

I did this about three hours before the party, and radish tops and the parsley got a little wilty, so keep the delicates in the fridge and add them at the last minute

The large kale leaves were a great feature for the base




This vignette with watermelon, okra, jalapenos, and garden cherry tomatoes looks so summery and tempting




These tomatoes and banana peppers from my neighbors garden inspired this Garden Tomatoes cutting board




Great summer sale in my Society 6 Shop August 5 and 6

25% off everything!!

Shop here



I will be back as soon as possible, because I will miss you, and sharing with you is such a joy for me…





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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Dishing it & Digging it, Happiness is Homemade  Between Naps on the Porch,

Merry Monday   Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck

14 Responses to “Home Decor, Fresh Vignettes”
  1. Jenna, I hope everyone and everything is ok! Happy !blogaversary. I share an anniversary with you this month. Take care!

  2. Happy Bloganniversary Jenna! Grateful for your talent and inspiration. Hope all is well.


  3. We may have both been blogging in 2012 but I didn’t discover you till later, so this is extra fun. Happiest of blog anniversaries. I’m delighted you started blogging and that you have maintained this wonderful, fun and inspiring place for so long!

    Unexpected is always concerning. I hope everything will be all right.

  4. pattyanneart says:

    Happy Blog Anniversary!
    Hope all is well, Jenna.

  5. Rosie M. says:

    Happy Blogaversary, Jenna! You are an inspiration to all of us and we’re grateful you’ve been part of our lives through all these years! Take care.

  6. Take care, Jenna, hope that all will be well again soon. Happy Blogiversary!

  7. lulu says:

    I so enjoy sharing through your blog. It’s funny how we get to know one another through words and pictures.

  8. Sharon Mann says:

    Beautiful arrangement of decor and art. Sending the very best to you.

  9. Jenna, always fun to bring out the “oldies” and your vignettes should be shared again and again. Hope everything is alright…….Hugs.

  10. Kari says:

    Jenna, hope all is well but understand the privacy too. I love the fruits and veggies and you are so talented.

  11. Jodi says:

    Hope all is ok Jenna! Will miss you, but understand! Happy Blogiversary!

  12. Cyndi Raines says:

    Happy bloganniversary. Hoping all is well with you and your family.

  13. Happy Blogging Anniversary! You are so inspiring with every post.

    I think my anniversary might be coming up too. Better check on that.

  14. Hope Smitherman says:

    I hope everything is okay with you. Thinking of you and wishing you all the best. Happy Blogiversary!

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