Thursday, August 30, 2018

A Blackberry Bramble In Our Kitchen

Some cute blackberry picks were added to our summer kitchen at the beginning of July.
 Fall is quickly approaching and I'm running out of time to show you their cuteness.

Strawberry or cherry collectables are my usual "go to" summer accents but those weren't speaking to me this year. I was not ready to add a third color to our new blue and white scheme.
Even though I have several totes of fruit and flowers in the garage, we didn't have anything blackberry. Shocking, I know. 
 I did what I always do in a situation like this. I made the circuitous route to the local hobby and craft stores. Joann's and Michaels didn't have anything. Hobby Lobby had one blackberry bunch. 
 Joann's had raspberries last summer and I picked up a few of those at their spring and summer clearance sale.
Hobby Lobby currently had some raspberries. Into the cart they went.
The kitchen table became a berry painting station. 

I pulled out all my blue paints.

Dots of green were added for a more natural look. Some of them even got a sprinkling of glitter!

You can't tell that these used to be raspberries.

Our farmhouse style shelf is always fun to decorate with my latest fruit theme.

We had no little china bits to add to the cubbie. EBay's prices with anything blackberry were ridiculous.
The town of Cleburne is a short hop, skip and jump down the new Chisholm Parkway.
Bill had to work July 5th, so I went on a little post holiday shopping excursion.

 My new favorite antique store had a Royal Worcester blackberry egg coddler/jam jar for $8.00.
It was less than half of what it was from eBay. Some of the sellers on eBay get you with their shipping costs.
It is the Lavinia pattern. 

If you are ever passing through Cleburne, stop in at Bus Depot Antiques and Marketplace.
It really is an old bus depot.
It's so cute and they have good prices. 

I picked up a new blue and white cream pitcher. It was $15.00. 

A blackberry cobbler recipe was tucked into the shelf to coordinate with the theme.
Some berries are in a vintage canning jar. Some sprigs were plunked into a galvanized flower pot.

All this blackberry activity got us in the mood for cobbler.

I even made one beaded blackberry.

What a pain in the patootie that was.

The internet was a good source for a few antique images.
 I love, love, love this one in the Eastlake Victorian picture frame.

A stamped tag is tucked in the bunch from Hobby Lobby.
Scrabble letters spell our theme.

It's been a cute theme!
Here are a few of my other fruity themes.
Lemons , lemonade
Apples, more apples
Thanks for stopping in for a look.
What's next? Will I break out the pumpkins soon?

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  1. Oh my goodness, I absolutely love this! Weren't you smart to come up with blackberries? Love the deeper color and love that you created your own.

  2. Barbara @ Fair Meadow PlaceAugust 30, 2018 at 1:52 PM

    I am impressed by your inventiveness. Great idea to paint the strawberries. Your vignette is very nice indeed.

  3. Loving all of your blackberries and blue and white dishes...and the Eastlake frame is gorgeous with that print!

  4. Katie, I love how your rasp/blackberries turned out! Sweet vignettes!

  5. Katie I love your transformation and re love of the blackberries. I love blue and white together such a pretty combination. Love the antique wood spice cabinet you have too. It all looks so great. Have a great holiday weekend.

  6. Love the blackberry theme. I have an old Eastlake frame like that, you've given me some great inspiration!

  7. I love blackberry cobblers and so does one grandson who wants that instead of cake for his birth
    You are so smart to paint the berries to suit the color you need, I wouldn't have thought of that.
    That picture in the old frame is wonderful I use to have some of those eastlake frames back in my Victorian days however it looks wonderful with your decor
    Yes you are great for inspirations also

  8. It's all adorable, Katie. I love your egg coddler. I have a small collection (never use them for eggs, though!). And I love the berry theme. Smart idea on the painting!

  9. very pretty. Graphics Fairy has blackberries too.