Beautiful Buffet

I’ve finally settled on what to put on my buffet.  There was nothing wrong with what was there.

It just wasn’t me.

I’d been waiting to decorate the buffet for Debbiedoo’s Magazine Copycat Challenge  until one day, I “let go” of the notion that  keeping this vignette full time wouldn’t work because it wasn’t “real”…  just something pretty to look at and served no function at all.

Here’s the magazine inspiration.

Pardon the wrinkles. They come from years of sitting in my idea binder.   I’ve had this page for so long that I can’t remember where it came from, but it is possibly Cottage Living. 

I LOVE it!  There is nothing wrong with appreciating something simply for its beauty.  In fact, it’s a good thing.

So, out with the old

and in with the new!

This diy chalkboard is very easy to make.

Finally, the magazine picture isn’t a “some day” source waiting in my idea binder, but a reality!

What realities have you made happen lately?

Until next time,


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I’m linking to these great parties:

Magazine Copycat Challenge @ Debbiedoo’s Blogging and Blabbing (monthly)

Metamorphosis Monday @ BNOTP

More the Merrier Monday @ DIY Home Sweet Home

Meet Me Monday @ Your Talking to Much

Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill


  1. shirleysms says:

    I love it!..Such a beautiful and practical buffet vignette.

  2. Perfect!! I love it, it looks great! XO, Pinky

  3. Shirley, thank you! And welcome to Mrs. Hines Class! So glad to have you follow along.


  4. Hey there, Pinky! Thanks for the compliment. It encourages me more than words can say.

  5. Love it! You could even change what’s in the bowl to lemons and then put a lemon meringue recipe etc. Very nice! I thinks it adds a coziness to the space.

  6. That’s a great idea for the spring/summer! Thanks for commenting….so glad you like it.


  7. Really neat. I love the copy cat….you did a good job.

  8. Thank you BJ. Glad you like it.


  9. Gorgeous display! Great job.

  10. How sweet Sharon. Love the chalkboard and sunflowers just make me smile. So happy you joined in on the fun for the magazine copy cat challenge. Enjoy.

  11. Just lovely. You did a great job!

  12. so lovely my friend ! great job


  13. That looks great, Sharon! Great copycat! I love that you went with something you’ve been wanting to do for a long time. It felt good, didn’t it? : )

    Visiting from Met Monday!

  14. In love with the rolling pin, I really hope it has been in the family a long, long while. If not, it will be. Sunflowers ALWAYS make me smile. Great job on an photo and making it your own.

    Thanks for visiting me!

  15. Kathy, thanks, And yes, it felt great!

  16. Thank you! I’m so glad you like my vignette. I’ve had the rolling pin, bought it old.


  17. Thank you, Kat. You made my day!

  18. Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. So glad you like the buffet.

  19. Holly, thanks for the sweet comment. Come back and visit anytime!

  20. I love the buffet & vignette! It looks beautiful…You can never go wrong with sunflowers! Thanks for stopping by my blog & for the sweet comment. I’m now following you back. I also wanted to let you know that I am hosting my first giveaway for a My Memories digital scrapbooking program….I’d love you to come by & enter to win!

  21. Sally, thank you for visiiting mrs. hines class and welcome! I’ll be sure to check out your give away. I’d like to let you know that I have a wekkly linky party that kicks off every Wednesday. I’d love for you to join in.


  22. Hi Sharon … looks really good and I love apple pie. Sunflowers are my favorite as they go with so many seasons. In fact, they are in my kitchen year round. Good job.
    Audrey Z. at Timeless Treasures.

  23. Thank you, Aubrey. That means a lot coming from you…you have such a great eye for design.


  24. Lovely vignette! I am especially fond of apple pie, so the whole look really appeals to me! God bless x

  25. Your buffet looks great with its new vignette. Great job!

  26. So delighted you like my vignette, Karen. I’m fond of apple pie, too. Since it is my husband’s favorite, I’m learning to make it from scratch…crust and all. I’ve baked an apple pie twice now, but too much time in between. I think the third time will be the charm.

  27. Thank you, Sarah! Compliments like that make my day.

  28. Hi Sharon … congratulations on being featured on Debbiedoo’s Copy-Cat. Great vignette.
    Audrey Z. at Timeless Treasures.

  29. Hey, Aubrey! You’re so sweet to take the time to send a congratulatory note! I didn’t even know I was featured. I’ll head over to Debbiedoo’s to check it out. Happy weekend!


  30. Hi Sharon –

    I like your “After” version of the magazine inspiration photo better. It looks beautiful. I have lots of clippings from Cottage Living, too. That was such a great magazine. I was sad to see how it went away and it did come back, but not quite at the same caliber.
    Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog.

    My best- Diane

  31. Diane, Thank you! I didn’t realize that Cottage Living made a come back. That’s good to know. Thanks for visiting!

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