How To Add Pops of Color to Your Kitchen for under $20

Add clear, rich colors, and a spring vibe to your kitchen for under $20.00!

Hello friends, and welcome to the Thrifty Style Team post of the month! I'm so happy you're here and if you think you're at the wrong place, you're not...please stay! This little site used to be Cupcakes and Crinoline but after 9 ½ years, it was time to change some things around so now, Cupcakes and Crinoline is The How-To Home! Sit back, grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and stay awhile.  Also, you'll want to check out all of the other amazing Thrifty Style Team creativity at the bottom of this post!

So, now on to business

It's that time of year when most people have just about had it with winter.  Too many gray skies and wet days, right? I may be jumping the gun a little bit but a few weeks ago I decided to pretend it was spring (in my mind anyway!).

I was at Target and found a set (2) of pretty kitchen towels and colorful cups in the Dollar Spot (is that what they call it???) and those were the springboard for my inspiration.  ($12.00 total)

My next stop was Aldi because well, my family eats pretty much constantly so Costco, Sam's Club, and Aldi are my hangouts.  Anyone else??? Anywho....I was at the register at Aldi and grabbed a bouquet of pink roses ($3.99 - no guilt!) and headed home.

I pulled a three-legged hobnail vase off the dining room shelves (the vase was 99 cents at my local Goodwill) and added the roses to it (I'm up to a whole $16.98 at this point - woot to the big spender in me). p.s. Is it just me or does the name of the vase sound like a Lord of the Rings character? 

Next, I layered one of the Target towels across my small white cake pedestal and topped it with the hobnail vase and roses.

I placed the other towel in a vintage silver Victorian hand clamp and spring-ed up my letterboard and placed it above my sink and that was it.

I do love how it all came together! I was so inspired that I pulled out one of my very favorite coffee cups and saucers to celebrate.

The sun was shining (YAY) when I snapped this picture.....ahhhhh spring is on its way.

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  1. Great deal on those roses and they look so pretty in your cute kitchen!!

  2. Meegan Fast says:

    First of all, I LOVE your new blog name! It's perfect for you and your style. Plus, your thrifty Spring ideas are beautiful. I just love a good deal on fresh flowers, don't you?

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Meegan! I appreciate it and yes, a good deal on fresh flowers is one of my favorite things ever. I could have fresh flowers every day. They make me so happy.

  3. What a perfect addition to springify the home!! And I love all your kitchen details - Parsley container too!!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Deborah! That Parsley container is one of my favorites, too. Have an awesome week. xo

  4. Well Mrs. How To, yes I am sick of winter, except for the next two weeks yet of California time, and yes I hang out at grocery stores. Cuz darn-nit my family eats too, but what the heck I never find flowers for that kind of price!!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Oh......California! I was there a few times and it was so beautiful but my kids have never been and they want to go (I hear about it often). I'll tell them to pretend that they're there with you. Share a picture or two and I'll photoshop them in. 😉

      Enjoy your trip, Miss Bliss!

  5. Michelle @ The Painted Hinge Farmhouse says:

    Congratulations on your re-branding! I re-branded my blog a few years ago, and although it was a tough process, it was so worth it in the end! I'm sure it will be the same for you too.

    I love your hobnail vase and what you've done with it for spring. I've never seen a vase like that before and I am totally in love with it! You can bet I'll be on the lookout for one the next time I go thrifting.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much about the rebranding. I knew I'd miss the old blog name but it was time. Also, the little vase is even cuter in person. I hope you find one soon.

  6. Vanessa Hunt says:

    I love your new blog name Mary Beth and the beautiful flowers are the perfect way to celebrate. Such lovely Spring touches!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Vanessa! xo

  7. Kristi Dominguez says:

    Such beautiful touches, Mary Beth. And I totally buy flowers at my Aldi,'s the perfect place. Love your new name and look!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Kristi!!!

  8. I LOVE e v e r y t h i n g!!!!! Of course it might be because I'm crazy about pink roses... and I purchased those same towels!! Aren't we two peas? 😀

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I love that you bought the same towels! I love them and especially the little ricrac edge on the one! xo

  9. Love your new blog name. Congrats! I also love your pretty spring pops in your kitchen. The hobnail vase and pink roses are perfect together.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Kristi! 🙂

  10. laura janning says:

    what a pretty way to usher spring in your home.....when it does show up... i love that hand holding the towel. is that what it is for?

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I agree about spring showing up! Where I live we're supposed to see a 70 degree day this week...I may decide to lay out for a tan 😉 As far as the hand holding the towel, I am honestly not sure what it's supposed to be used for. I have moved it around over the years. Sometimes, it's near my desk and I use it to hold printables or notes but for now, it's in the kitchen holding a towel - who knows where it will end up next.