5.01.2009

Artichoke Inspiration

*Updated to add: I got my vinyl monogram from this website!  Great customer service, adorable four-pack of "G" letters for my monogramming obsession!  Love it!

You all know I have a big ol' book where I keep torn-out pages of decorating inspiration.  I am sure many of you have one too!  I was flipping through it the other day and saw this adorable pitcher (and no, that is not a spelling error!) of artichokes in the April 2008 issue of Better Homes and Gardens.

Hmmm...I had picked up a simple pitcher at Goodwill a few months ago, and I thought I had some cream spray paint in the garage.

So all it took was a quick trip to Hobby Lobby where these little artichokes were 50% off.   I added a little vinyl decal "G" (for our last name) that I had left over from another project.  It's not an exact match but I am happy with it!

Cuteness for not a lot of cash, my favorite combo!  Have a great weekend!


53 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

oh my! I love it!
sandy toe

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

That is darling! I love artichokes...something sophisticated about that vegie. hee hee.

julie said...

That is adorable...I like yours even better!

Kelli said...

You still got it girly...that's adorable.

southerninspiration said...

You're so clever!! I love it!!
Love the monogram!

Suzanne

Stacey said...

Way to go!

Lisa said...

ADORABLE!!!

I'm so sorry that I never got back to you about RR!!! I'm usually not a flakey person. Life is crazy right now....but that's no excuse. So sorry!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Such a cute project, I love the pitcher makeover!!!

Sarah said...

This so great! I haven't experimented with the stick on letters yet. I'm afraid I'll get addicted and everything in my home will have a letter on it.

How did last night go?

Jboo said...

So cute!! You constantly amaze me!!

Have a fun weekend!

Janet

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I have a pitcher that stands empty - I LOVE this idea. I'm off to copy today.

Christina said...

That is fabulous! I need to get some decals to use on projects!

Jamie said...

I love it! The pitcher, the decal, and the artichokes!

{ Kiddos and K9s } said...

I have a "big 'o book" too... I really feel better knowing you have one too... made me think I'm not so crazy! And this idea is brilliant... #1 reproducing the idea from the magazine BUT #2 spray painting and adding the "G" -- took it to a whole. 'notha. level! Love it... ~ kim

Shannon said...

So cute! I love the addition of the "G"!

Lisa said...

Okay, so I'm a fan of paint, but I NEVER would have thought about painting a crockery pitcher! This is too cute!

Joanna said...

What a cute idea!

Amanda said...

OK< I am cracking-up b/c not only do I have a big book of ideas/inspiration I believe I have the same page torn out...with the ferns throughout the bookcase.Ha! I am just so happy you are back blogging! have a happy May Day

Nikki said...

Very cute! I'm glad your craftiness is back.

pumpkinpatches said...

I love it, It's better than a perfect match, you personalized it! Where do you find all your vinyl lettering???

Twice as Nice said...

One thing I love about blogging is that it has taught me to look beyond what something is to see what it could be. I think I have passed up a lot of great things because I didn't do this before. I never went to yard sales much and certainly not Good Will.
Love how you monogrammed the pitcher too. A nice touch!
Have a happy weekend.
The Twins

Shannon said...

The pitcher looks great repainted~ especially with the monogram decal.

jennykate77 said...

I LOVE that! I've been seeing artichokes used in arrangements and such lately. They look so fresh and clean, especially paired with an adorable white pitcher like the one you re-purposed...with a monogram! LOVELY!

Hope you've had a great week!!

the undomesticated wife said...

That's really cute! You could put different things in there for the different seasons...hydrangeas, pumpkins and sunflowers, winter greenery and berries. Oh, I'm so full of ideas for you. LOL

I think I have that same pitcher with the blue stripe. I think my mom gave it to me. I'll have to find it. I have no idea where it is.

Windy said...

As usual, it's great!

Marilyn said...

I like yours better! SO creative!

Victoria said...

Wow, it looks beautiful! What a great idea.

melissa said...

Love the artichokes and the monogram, Carrie! So glad you found the buffalo check as well...

Ally0005 said...

I have my great grandmother pitcher in my bedroom; I have white roses in it. It’s one of my favorite things.

You did a great job on it.

Juice said...

One of these days I will get over my spray paint phobia.... looks great!

The O'Donnells said...

LOVE IT!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

LOVE that pitcher!! I have artichokes on my table too but never thought about doing that with them (mine are in a tray).

Tara said...

why am i not surprised it's adorable?? i love it!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

You are always so amazing at pulling these projects off! It looks professional. Love the monogram! This would also look adorable with hydrangeas. ;)

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

You've got guts! And it paid off! I wouldn't have thought of painting that pitcher! Brilliant idea!

Carol Kennon said...

Love it. I have used these exact artichokes from Hobby Lobby in many arrangements. Great job.

Lana said...

This is too cute!!

I am in the process of starting a decorating book of ideas!!!

sherri said...

Very cute! I love artichokes!

Justin and Jenn said...

WAY impressed!

Lisa & Gerald said...

You go girl.. you always have great idea's.. Love it...

Life with Kaishon said...

Cuteness for not a lot of cash! I love it! What a perfectly perfect motto! I used to have a book filled with ideas like that. And now it is lost somewhere in the garage. I miss it : ).

Jamie said...

Wow! It turned out very cute! Love the monogram.

The Graves' House said...

love it! i think i have one of those pitcher...now i know what to do with it.

Ms. Tee said...

So very cute! I love artichokes with white pottery. :)

AJ said...

Love how you still find the time to be crafty with two little ones at home:) Henry is getting so big and what a cutie he is! Love everything you've done!!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

It looks fantastic!! I am so glad you are back to blogging again....I have missed all your tips and redo's!!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Lisa

Jennifer said...

I so love that Idea! I saw those at the Hobby Lobby and they had them 50% off a month ago. I just didn't know what to do with them! Thanks for sharing your awesome idea!

Jennifer

SoBella Creations said...

I think it looks fantastic! I would have never thought to spray paint. Great idea!

Dawn said...

That is soooo cute! Great idea!

Hugs from Eventually Cottage!

audrey enloe said...

oh gosh! that is so cute! I love every bit of it! :)

Katie said...

Oh this is cute, cute, cute!

theArthurClan said...

You are back in creativity mode. Wow! That's beautiful.

Becki said...

Now, I know that you are not an expert but...I have a jug that I want to paint (very similar to yours in this post), however I use the jug to wash my childrens' hair and it would therefore need to be waterproof. Would you recommend the paint that you used here? Thanks, Becki