Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: Black, Off-White, and Mocha Wreath Vignette

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Black, Off-White, and Mocha Wreath Vignette

I have a confession to make... I am a horrible American...  I did not decorate for the Fourth of July.  Not. One. Thing. 

My husband did more decorating than me for the first time ever.  He at least made sure our flag was proudly hanging on the outside of our house.  The inside on the other hand still had up my spring birds and such... oops. 

I blame it all on my garage sale... I was spending all my free time last month preparing for my garage sale.  Thankfully, the sale was a success even if my decor had to go on the backburner.

I redecorate a wine rack/buffet table in my kitchen often, usually for holidays (sorry Independance Day!) and seasons.  While working on my garage sale I was thinking about how I so badly needed to change out my spring decorations and what to do next since I was skipping the 4th.  I wanted to include this super cute mocha wreath that I won from my bloggy friend Abbe over at All Dolled Up.  Isn't this the cutest?

I just love it!  Please go check out her great new store with all kinds of handmade goodies like the mocha wreath, burpies and play mats for babies, book slings, and all kinds of unique hand-made stuff...  FREE SHIPPING for the month of July and they are giving 50% of their proceeds to a wounded soldier they know.  Check it out!! :)

My kitchen has sort of a black and off-white color theme with bits of damask and toile.  I add hints of green here and there and had a whole bunch of it out for spring... especially in my spring vignette.

I decided to go back to  my black and off-white roots when I found these plates at TJ Maxx and fell in love.  I LOVE damask, but that'll be a whole other post. 

Isn't it great!?

Anywho,  I also found this cute little cloche with a tray for 80% off at Hob Lob... I was SO super excited to find this!   I had been looking around for a totally 80's cheese dome at thrift shops to makeover as I've seen so many of you talented bloggy friends do but I could never find one... this one was cheaper than a makeover from goodwill and it's new!  I can scratch that off my to-do list... whew, that was an easy one! :)

I also found this interesting picture of antique spoons. It's an odd shaped canvas wrapped in burlap with this worn looking print on the front.  I thought it was so unique and it only cost me $3 bucks 80% off!

I added some scrapbook covered candles on my black candle holders... 

I topped it off with my pretty mocha wreath from All Dolled Up and my vignette is complete!

Sorry for all the glares on the glass from the window, yikes!

Please go visit my friend's great store!


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  1. Beautiful LOVE IT ALL! I adore damask too. I found some cute damask plates at ROSS! love yours though. The entire buffet is fab. Jenn

  2. Oh! what a lovely display! I'm green with black & white damask envy : )

  3. I love it!!!
    I ma so into this whole black,cream and damask thing too!!!

  4. Very pretty! I love the black damask and cream.

  5. Beautiful!! I love the black and white and damask too. Always gravitate toward it. Such pretty displays you have. :)

  6. The wreath looks great!!
    Amazing little display you put together!
    I love your beautiful home! Thanks for the props!

  7. GORGEOUS!! What a stunning display- Very Cute!!

    -Shopper Gal

  8. Ooooohhh I love it all! I love any thing black and white...or off white;)! I adore what you did with the candles and the cloche and canvas are gorgeous finds...lucky you!

    The wreath is beautiful...I am on my way over to check out her things! Thanks for sharing!


  9. These are beautiful!... They both are lovely

  10. KAte-
    I should have mentioned too that the shipping is FREE in honor of 4th of July for the month of July- and we are donating 50% of our proceeds to a wounded soldier we love.
    Here is the info:

  11. That Damask plate is TO-DIE-FOR! Like I might offer to die right now. I love Damask so stinkin' much. In any form. But black and white is like my little drug that I absolutely cannot pass up! Love the whole setting. The candles are fab too!

  12. I saw those plates just this past Friday...loved them and I love TJMax too:0

    It all looks just wonderful love what you did with the candles, great idea!


  13. i love all of it!!! i especially love the picture!

  14. your style is mine! i'm addicted to anything black and white!!

  15. My, what beautiful thingz you have! It all looks great together! Thanks for visiting us at our Anything Related party!

  16. Oh I love it!! (Both ways!) New follower! Okay, so those green birds that have the flowers around them . . . are they glued down or anything like that? I am soooo wanting to do that with my birds. Just wanting to know if you have any tricks for getting them to stay. Also, is that a "ring" of flowers? Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

  17. Gorgeous vignette. I love it all. The cloche is so pretty with the pear. I really like the wreath, the candles and everything about it. Beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  18. The black and white with your pear clock is very elegant. olive♥

  19. Oh girl, it's beautiful in here. I am sorry you feel so badly about not decorating for the 4th. That doesn't mean the celebration was not carried in your heart. You need to give yourself a break, you are being too hard. I love what is going on in here. Lots and lots of gorgeousness for sure. I love the antique spoons picture, it's all good and from someone with talent to spare. Thankyou for a peek at the treasures, Char

  20. The cloche is stunning with its single pear..and I love your black and white theme! I am still drooling over that adorable antique spoon picture...good eye!

    It was lovely to visit with you...


  21. haha are you my bloggy twin or what? I love damask & toile also & my kitchen is in the tortured throws of becoming black & white with green accents. I was actually in the midst of making my own mocha wreath when I got 2nd degree burns from hot glue, so that project is on the back burner until I'm not scared to pick up my glue gun again lol. Please share more of your kitchen to give me more ideas lol

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  23. Oops..... Kate I love love love this would you mind letting me know your wall color?


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