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50 Ways to Create a Grape Theme Kitchen - Gorgeous Products for Grape Décor Kitchens.

Updated on October 16, 2014
My Tuscan grape canisters and accessories
My Tuscan grape canisters and accessories

For the love of grape!

I love grapes in decorating. They come in colors of green, red, and my personal favorite, purple. As a child, I loved Grape Ape. Now that I'm grown, I still love all things grape.

This article will show some of my favorite grape products, some I wish I had, and give ideas for coordinating all of your gorgeous grape kitchen products in such a way that creates a cohesive look.

I love to eat, and the kitchen is where the food lives. Fruits are a safe decorating bet for any kitchen because they remind us of home, family and bounty. What better possible mood is there to set for all of your special family meals?

Grab your gear, guys and gals. Let's go grape.

Beautiful grape clusters hanging ripe on the vine
Beautiful grape clusters hanging ripe on the vine | Source

First things first

When designing any decorating scheme, I like to start with the colors.

Being that deep, dark purple is my favorite color, I really have to be careful.

The family doesn't want to be enveloped by the color associated with only royalty in the very old days. The color purple first came from Indigo dye which was somewhat exotic, and therefore very pricey at the time.

While I would be perfectly happy enveloped in a passionate purple, I'm outnumbered. So there it is. How to overcome such a dilemma and still keep everyone happy? The answer is elementary. Keep backgrounds neutral and bring in pops of gorgeous color with all things grape.

Be sure to spread your new collectibles around some outside the boundaries of the kitchen to help tie things together. Lastly, keep things simple. Everyone needs certain basics and the rest is mostly eye candy, hopefully with a function. Select only the grapes that you love and you will be off to a gorgeously grape inspired motif in no time flat.

VITE: Showel Wall Clock [#P256/X-VIT]
VITE: Showel Wall Clock [#P256/X-VIT]

This is so very unique. It's got the great grape vibe going on, the Tuscany thing out the yin yang and yet still manages a country flair.It's the shovel shape that does it. My aunt had a clock in this shape forever and a day ago but hers had a funky rooster on it. I like this grape clock.

 

When selecting colors, addressing the following will keep you covered.

  • Ceilings
  • Walls
  • Floors
  • Cabinets
  • Counter tops
  • Lighting
  • Furniture
  • Fixtures
  • Window coverings

It's time to walk through the garden of all things grape.

Connoisseurs around the globe know that if you want to make a fine wine, it all starts with the grapes. With that in mind, let us cut through the ado and step through the gate into the glorious land of grape.

1.) Canisters

Canisters are a useful means of storage that most of us have. When thinking of grape canisters, or any other, look for things with a really good seal. While we certainly want the things displayed on counter tops to be beautiful, they need to be functional, too.

Sets come in multiples of all the same size and in packages of varying heights. I like to get the ones that vary in height because it creates more visual interest and allows for more creative stacking combinations.

These live in my kitchen now.

grape themed canisters
grape themed canisters

The seals are not as good as I wanted but I love the grapes and how it works with the counter top.

My number one choice of desired canister is...

Arthur Court Grape Tuscan 12-1/2-Inch Canister
Arthur Court Grape Tuscan 12-1/2-Inch Canister

This has such a classic, old world look. I'm in love. It's a great size, yet looks quite substantial. I like how the grape vines at the bottom are mimicked at the top.

Lastly, I really like the versatility of the coloring. It's totally neutral, yet not washed out. Very nice for me or gift giving.

 

2.) Candelabras

There is nothing that says old world elegance and refinement like a silver candelabra on a finely set table.

This one classic piece goes well with the traditional feel, a more Gothic look, fantasy inspired motifs, and many shades of grey in between.

Another thing I like about candelabras is how easy they are to move about. Having a home permanently atop the piano doesn't mean it can't vacation on the table for holidays and special occasions.

3.) Pots and pans

Personally, I'm not going all out on the patterns here for a few reasons. First, I'm too hard on them. Secondly, when not in use, they live in the dark. No one can see them in the cabinet, so being the frugal gal that I am, I'm not spending the money for the pattern.

Being hard on pots and pans does require me to get a good set. I've tried to go with the deal of the day cheap stuff and always find they don't last. There's nothing more annoying in the kitchen than having a non-stick pan scratch and start peeling up a week after getting it.

Go for quality, but think about solid grape colors.

Pots and Pans that are grape friendly -

Paula Deen Traditional Porcelain 10-Piece Cookware Set, Purple
Paula Deen Traditional Porcelain 10-Piece Cookware Set, Purple

I love anything Paula Deen from her candles to her cookware. Her recipes rock, too. I really like this set because you get several that match at once. Most meals require more than one pot to prepare.

Of course, these are non stick. Personally, I like the handles as well as the interior. With handle construction being of silicone, you don't have to worry about grabbing a pot holder every time you wish to adjust the pot on a burner.

 

4.) Towels

Kitchen towels are so cool because for very little money, one can have a beautiful grape display hanging on the oven handle, folded on the counter, or draped over whatever. You get the idea.

They are good for crafting, too. Since they come in small squares and rectangles with ready made seams, they work really well for no sew projects involving children.

Just below is a picture of a small dish towel with a grape pattern that I want to use in an upcoming project. The idea is to mat the towel like any art. Then, embellish the matting with grape leaves. Lastly, place the entire thing in a shadow box.

3 Piece Set of Wine Dish Towel and matching Pot Holder and OVen Mitt
3 Piece Set of Wine Dish Towel and matching Pot Holder and OVen Mitt

This is the cutest little set. The colors work for many combinations from neutrals to greens and plumbs.I like how it comes with multiple pieces. Coordinating with grape, wine and Tuscan themes, this works well!

 

My little baby grape towel now. Wait until it grows into the project!

My Tuscan grape dish towels in red
My Tuscan grape dish towels in red

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I can't wait to get started.

This is smaller than a traditional dish towel and more square.

I think that will work well for a shadow box project.

5.) Hot pads and oven mitts

Hot pads and oven mitts come in so many fun patterns and colors. I like to see them in the kitchen, but when risking my own flesh in a 350 degree oven, it's the Ove-Glove for me, when I can find it.

Mr. Vix is bad about hauling it out to the BBQ pit and leaving it there. He did so yesterday, leaving me to have to use my adorable grapes to pull the pie out of the oven. See what happened! Stain on my grape hot pad. It looks like I'm going to have to do laundry now.

Poor little pad, it's got a pecan pie stain now.

Grape themed hot pads, worn
Grape themed hot pads, worn

6.) Table accessories

From a small, intimate table for two set with a homemade wine bottle candle and a rose, to a huge family picnic table laid out for the reunion, the table setting can make or break the mood.

Changing out table accessories can quickly change the look and feel of a room. It's fast, easy, and fun. If you want a lot of bang for the buck, go with mostly solids and bring in the pop with just the table accessories and perhaps two or three other special items.

Table accessory members of the grape gang -

Black Village Scroll Luncheon Napkin Holder
Black Village Scroll Luncheon Napkin Holder

This would be great for a picnic outdoors or an elegant evening in.I have a matching napkin holder now. It looks great but does not have the center piece like this one, so napkins can get blown out willy-nilly every time the fan gets turned on. I like how this is stylish, yet functional, in that regard.

Lastly, the scrolls go really well with grape patterns and black goes with everything.

 

7.) Lighting

There are so many choices in lighting now that did not exist just a few years ago.

When thinking lighting, think function first, then fashion. Many common household accidents occur in the kitchen. Make sure your kitchen is safe for everyone by having good, functional lighting first. Then, bring on the ambiance with lighting to accentuate the functional.

Remember to think green when thinking of lighting. Solar lights are good for backyard kitchens and outdoor recreational dining. LED lights can not only give you the illumination you need inside, they can pay for themselves over time by saving you dollars monthly on the power bill.

Don't keep your grapes in the dark. Let the light shine on grapes everywhere!

Kurt Adler Indoor/Outdoor UL 100-Light Micro Bulb 5 Cluster Multi Grape Light Set
Kurt Adler Indoor/Outdoor UL 100-Light Micro Bulb 5 Cluster Multi Grape Light Set

I love these for a border or trim wound through artificial grape vines to create a twinkling three dimensional look.

I see lattice hanging from the ceiling with this and artifical grape vines woven through it.

I think I just thought of one of my next projects. I'll throw on some hooks and make it a hanging pot rack.

 

8.) The little things, like cabinet door handles, fan pulls and light plate covers.

All my life I have heard the saying "the devil is in the details." It's true.The same concept applies to the successful design of any room. The little things tie it all together, or make it a sloppy mess.

Isn't it ironic how life works that way?

9.) Clocks

While our grapes may be timeless, we still need to know what time it is for all sorts of reasons, such as knowing when it's time to water the grapes, time to grab a grape soda, or time to go get the little grapes from group practice.

A single clock is a great way to tie your kitchen grape theme throughout the house as the grapes take over. Each time you check the time, you will feel the grape flavored love.

WARNING - Grapes are highly lovable and as such, they spread rapidly.

Infinity Instruments Vin Rouge Resin Wall Clock
Infinity Instruments Vin Rouge Resin Wall Clock

The neutral background here will go with anything and the grape design is of a classical variety.

This will go really well with wine themed decor as well.

Lastly, while having nothing to do with the grape thing, I like the large numbers. It's annoying beyond measure to be on the other side of the room and see the clock but not be able to read it because the numbers are too small.

 

10.) Pot racks

It's a wonderful thing to be able to combine storage with a fashion statement. Personally, right now I'm very into the black, wrought iron look. But, we are thinking of moving soon. In my next place, I think I might want to explore a different look. Either way, colors and textures aside, you can bet it will be grape.

IMAX 8570 Calatrava Pot Rack
IMAX 8570 Calatrava Pot Rack

The scroll work shapes on this go so well with grape tendrils. Can't you just imagine it with a vine or so woven through and hanging in the kitchen. Ta- da!

I like that it's really sturdy too. I tend to overload storage items. Who doesn't?

Lastly, I love how this does double duty. Check out the bottom of the unit. It's a perfect tray for additional storage on top of the hanging part. Very cool.

 

11.) Paint colors

Paint sure has come a long way. From the darkest purple grape hue to the palest green seen in champagne worthy grapes the world over, you can get any color paint you want in the modern market. For example, let's say you love the color of the grapes in the stand up clock. You could take the clock to paint store and have the shade matched exactly. How cool is that? Sometimes, progress really is grand.

Studious decorating grapes know that color effects humans in some very subtle, yet profound ways. There have been books and studies galore exploring the concept of how color influences human behavior, mood and aggression levels.

12.) Smell it up

I so dearly love my scented wax warming light. It has a grape design as you can see below, but that's not the only thing I like about it. It's just what called to me in the store when I bought it. I had never tried scented wax melts.

Living in a house full of males and dogs, smell doesn't rank very highly on their radars, but it does on mine! Over the years, I have tried just about every smelly product there is from sprays, to plugs, oil warmers and scented candles. They each have their own advantages and disadvantages.

The great thing about my grape wax warmer is that I buy the wax melts on after holiday sales for next to nothing, in bulk. They last all year. The unit lights up. It has little holes allowing for a diffused light that's not too bright for late night. I can't remember for sure how long I have had this. It was one of my first grapes in this house. I love it.

My grape smelly light.

Purple grape themed wax burner
Purple grape themed wax burner

A scent maker of proud grape lineage -

Scentsy Grapevine Full-size Warmer
Scentsy Grapevine Full-size Warmer

Smell is actually the strongest sense in humans, though we tend to take it for granted. Scents can calm, invigorate and restore. Surround yourself scents that make you feel good.

I love candles many times but honestly, warmers are much safer, especially if one has kids or pets around. If this gets knocked over, the worst that will happen is a wax burn of a minor nature and possibly a carpet stain of a major nature. A knocked over candle could burn down the house.

 

13.) Refrigerator magnets

Refrigerator magnets have been a favorite of moms and kids for years. From spelling out words, to posting the latest crayon masterpiece from Princess Picasso, they are the most useful of things.

I like to use these in other places too, such as bulletin boards and on the sides of filing cabinets for extra visual display space.

Take your kitchen postings, grocery lists, honey do's, and don't forgets to a grape place.

14.) Molds

Upon entering the land of all things grape, you will soon find you wish to spread the joy. What better way is there to grape it up than by bringing the theme straight onto the table, so to speak?

Molds are a fun way to present food. The look comes off polished and takes ordinary Jello, brownies, and treats to fanciful places.

Feed your grapes grape shapes.

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15.) Cushions

The vast majority of grapes are the kindest of souls, and provide joy and happiness everywhere they go. Beware - I said most.

Be ever watchful of the "hard" grape. Hard grapes are those deceptively alluring grapes painted onto chairs. You have seen them, though I doubt you noticed their deceitful ways, unless that is you happen to own one of these most manipulative of grapes.

Oh, yes. They sit there all smiling and sweet looking, but the reality is they are hard on the fanny! Grab a grape type cushion to combat a grape type deception. Fight grape with grape.

16.) Kitchen storage containers

Storage containers are highly useful. I like to bake and make treats for school, Mr. Vix's baseball team, friends, and just for the plain old fun of it. Mind you, I never said I was a good cook, but I do like to dabble about in the kitchen.

As a direct result of my inability to cook the exact correct amount, I'm constantly faced with storage issues. Being a somewhat frugal soul, I refuse to throw things out before their time.

I like to go with nesting containers to save on space and make organization easier.

17.) Candles

Candles have been around since antiquity. Ancient man made them using stones with sunken depressions. The bowl shape resulting from the depression was filled with animal fat and topped off with a tallow wick. Candles have come a long way from stinky, smelly animal fat.

The light given by candles is like no other. The flame flickers giving interest. The glow is soft, yet warm at the same time. From a light in the night to a welcome smell in a fish fry, let candles warm your room.

Candles are a functional, cost effective means of decorating.

Candles in colors that match a grape theme
Candles in colors that match a grape theme

These live on the next to the top shelf of one of my too many book cases. I'm convinced it is one of the grapes constantly moving my books about on the shelf, as I'm the only bookworm in the house.

18.) Garbage cans

It is a little known fact that grapes don't like garbage cans. They secretly fear winding up in one some day. Keep all of your little grapes happy by having a garbage can that's part of the grape family.

For grape lovers having very small children, I recommend a trash can with a good lid to keep little explorers from exploring in the garbage. I have found keeping the can under the sink in a child proof cabinet works well, too.

19.) Salt and pepper shakers

These are so fun. My Aunt collected them. She liked to travel and got little sets from each state she had ever been to. It's a somewhat strange collection that I have not seen anyone else do, but it was cool. I used to love to listen to her tell about her adventures in each state as she showed them off.

She kept them in a locked china cabinet, so us little ones couldn't just go to grabbing willy-nilly whenever we took a notion to. I can remember staring at them through the glass, and imagining what fun it would be to get to go to all of those places.

These are my little grapes.

Grape cluster salt and pepper shakers
Grape cluster salt and pepper shakers

While I did not catch my aunt's bug for salt and pepper shaker collecting, I did catch a different strain of the collecting bug. I can't get enough decorated oil and vinegar bottles. Isn't it strange the things we decide to collect? Mr. Vix collects baseball caps.

20.) Oil and vinegar bottles

I can't get enough of these, and I really can't tell you why. It's not like I use them all the time.

In fact, I almost never use them. They sit on display and and look pretty. That's really about it in regards to their usefulness around this house. While they are highly functional, the poor babies just don't get a chance to do much around here. I'm going to have to work on that.

This is one of my most loved bottles.

Bottle with painted grapes and vines
Bottle with painted grapes and vines

21.) Pitchers

Can you ever get enough of these? I can't.Mr. Vix is forever robbing them for his dirt farming! The man is a thief. I'm kidding, of course.

He's as honest as the day is long, but he does have a horrid habit of taking my favorite grape pitcher to water the plants. The man has a watering can for grape's sake. What's he thinking?

This was my most loved grape set. It's cheap plastic, but great for everyday usage.

Grape everyday glasses
Grape everyday glasses

As you can see, the pitcher is missing. Again! I'm sure I could locate it out in my husband's gardening supplies, where it does not belong. However, as it's spring in Texas, and I just saw a snake out there yesterday, my poor pitcher will have to wait until such time as he returns it. Snakes and I are a no mix.

Be careful what you promise. I would gladly take care of it myself, but he made me promise to never ever again shoot the shotgun to take out a snake. He's so picky.

He made me promise not to use an aerosol can and a lighter too, after seeing my method of disposing of a huge banana spider that decided to build a web between two trees flanking my back deck steps. It was big, ugly, and at face level. I kid you not, that spider looked at me and I knew one of us had to go. I'm the one that pays the bills, not him. He smiled and wiggled at me. It was on. That monster, mutant, mega spider is gone now. But, I'm stuck honoring my word. As a result, there will be no pitcher picture for you or I, dear reader, at this time.

22.) Glasses and stemware

Bring your grapes to the table in the form of glasses and/or stemware.

Grapes are people, too. They enjoy participating in family functions and love to dress up your table. Few are aware, but, grapes are serious party animals. They do it up every night after the people go to sleep.

This is the secret cause of dust bunnies. misplaced items you know exactly where you left, and strange noises in the night. Keeping grapes active at the table during dinner will ensure they are too tired to party all night. While I love them, and God knows they are cute, they have yet to learn to clean up after themselves.

23.) Artwork

Plain white, empty walls give me the creeps. They make me feel like I'm in a hospital. Art is the best way I have found to fix that problem, short of repainting.

Tons of great grape art exists from the very affordable to the absolutely ridiculously priced. Thank God, for the internet. Now, you can print your gorgeous grape art, laminate it, and frame it yourself. Cha-ching!

My best loved grape art.

My favorite Tuscan themed wall art
My favorite Tuscan themed wall art

24.) Wall borders

Wall borders are an excellent way to add some color, or extend a theme without taking over the entire room.

They come in a variety of popular patterns and colors. Today's borders are very easy to install with minimal effort.

One of the things I really like about them is that they come at the price that allows me to change it up frequently.

Tip: If you want a wall boarder, but are stuck in a rental situation that doesn't allow for permanent changes, consider using Velcro dots to hang your boarder without ever permanently affixing. It will work. When you get ready to move or make a change, just pull it down and you're good to go.

25.) Artificial plants

Plants bring nature into our homes. They provide a sense of peace and serenity. While I love the real ones, as evidenced by them being all over the house, at times artificial is the way to go.

At work I love to have plants in my classroom. I have both real and artificial ones. Children have been known to eat plants and since some are toxic, I don't take a chance with the kids.

Further, I can't get everything to grow inside. There just isn't enough light everywhere I want a plant. Artificial plants afford me the gorgeous view anywhere I want.

I decided to go fake on this one because it sits up so high. I was afraid a child trying to snag a leaf might pull over the whole thing.

This plant is atop a spinning DVD case that is taller than I am. I don't think it's worth the risk of having a little one get knocked on the head by a falling plant, so in this case, I went fake. Real plant containers get heavy whereas fake is light weight.

Right now, the poor fellow is barren. I like to stick in grape picks, Santa picks, flowers, you get the idea. It changes up the look in a flash. I keep a huge box of picks in the closet, so I can do it quickly whenever I want. He just lost his Easter egg picks and has yet to get a new update. The poor guy looks naked.

26.) Hanging baskets

It's not easy for everyone to get a grapevine to grow in the house.

I love the look, but have yet to manage to pull it off without killing the poor plant. In an effort to save grapes everywhere, I go with fake hanging baskets now.The artificial hanging basket plants do have a few advantages.

First, they do not draw insects. Secondly, they don't need to be transplanted, fertilized or watered. They only require you to enjoy.

27.) Coasters

Coasters are the most useful of products. Back in the day, they were plain Jane boring. Today, coasters come in all manner of shapes, colors and sizes. Even coasters have hopped aboard the grape gang bandwagon these days. How cool is that?

A gorgeous grape theme coaster set found at Amazon.

Image credit; CounterArt found on Amazon.

Project:

Coasters are cheap. That always makes for good project supplies. Wouldn't it be cool to use a set of grape coasters, some embossed grapes on coordinating craft papers, and maybe some grape vine trim to make a decorative display piece? Better yet, put the whole creation in a shadow box.

28.) Grape vines

I dearly love how the vine below looks. It could not be more easy to put up. I simply purchased two artificial grape vines from the silk flower section of the store and put them up with thumb tacks. The entire process took less than three minutes. In the picture below is one vine. On the opposite wall I have another exactly like it.

There was one major drawback. It was very hard to clean them. I had to stand on a ladder and try wiping off every leaf and grape. That got old fast. Vix doesn't like ladders for long periods of time.

The solution was, of course, simplistic. Finally, about two years ago I snapped. I paid less than five dollars, so I decided to see if they could withstand a simple trip to the shower. They could and did. I can't believe it took me so long to think of it. I was afraid it might damage the leaves, but it hasn't.

Grapes grew into the dining room.

Artificial grape vines in dining room
Artificial grape vines in dining room

29.) Cake plates

Well, who doesn't like cake, other than those folks that did in Marie Antoinette?

Let your cake go grape by displaying it on a great grape cake plate. Or, if you're cheap like me, cheat.Make a plain round cake, put it on a plain cake plate, and frost it. Using a frosting gun, make tiny clusters of grapes out of purple frosting around the edges on the bottom. Now you have a gorgeous grape cake plate, at least until someone eats the grapes.

Warning - Be kind. Don't eat them in front of all the other grapes! I'm sure you can imagine their horror. Keep grape Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to a minimum.

30.) Cupcake holders

When hosting a to do for the tykes, I find cupcakes to be guaranteed to please the crowd. I feel confident stating emphatically that even the grinch would go grape for cupcakes.

Cupcakes are a tasty way to bring in your growing love of grape. From flavors to frostings, from grape colored or patterned cupcake holders to tiny candies shaped like grapes topping treats, grapes can take your cupcakes up several notches.

There's also the option of presenting them on grape themed cupcake holders by using a purple one. Kids love purple. Just ask Barney.

31.) Small appliances

Growing up there weren't a lot of color options in small appliances. For that matter, there weren't a lot of small appliances to be had.

Back in the day, we had white, avocado green, and harvest gold. That was about it. Neither was appealing to me. My, my how things have changed.

Today, those with a passion for purple can find everything from blenders to cake pop making machines in all colors allowing us to bring on the grape. Life is good.

This grape lives in the dining room.

Crystal decanter with silver grape embellishment
Crystal decanter with silver grape embellishment

32.) Decanters

When I was growing up, Mom had a thing for crystal and cut glass.

She had tons of decanters on display in her china cabinet.

I can't ever remember her using a one of them, mind you, but she loved them none the less, as all collectors love the treasured items they collect.

I don't have a china cabinet, so being somewhat limited, I got one grape decanter.

Actually, my husband got me one grape decanter. I never know what he will bring home next.

This crystal decanter was a much more welcome surprise than the four baby possums he once brought home.

I love it. It was so sweet of him, knowing my fondness of all things grape.

He's a keeper and so is it.

33.) Knick Knacks

Knick-knacks, figurines, treasure boxes, all the little things that make a house a home, I find tend to build up over time creating a cluttered look, not to mention more for me to dust.

This is entirely my own fault for being reluctant to part with them. Each has a memory attached.

Reluctantly, I boxed those that were special gifts, but not so much to my liking from a purely visual perspective. In a few years, when old enough to take care of them as some are fragile, I'm giving them to my nieces.

An added advantage of this strategy is that it affords me more space for grapes. Currently, I don't have any grape odds and ends, yet.

34.) Rugs

Rugs rule because they keep our little piggies warm and toasty in the winter. Rugs protect our floors from all manner of scratches and scuffs, and more importantly, they grant us another glorious grape expression outlet.

From very affordable to super expensive, rugs can be found in all price ranges. Rugs can be a pattern or solid color, hand woven or factory produced, made locally or imported from the farthest reaches of the globe.

35.) Stove top covers

Stove top covers are a must have for families with children, the developmentally disabled, or members suffering from forms of dementia.

I suppose for the purposes of being all inclusive, I must add cats that jump on counters to that group. I love the safety and practicality these protective devices provide, but more so, I love that they come in so many grape colors and patterns.

Talk about a smart, fugal way to grape it up, stove top covers are it.

36.) Dishes

You may be thinking your family might not want a grape pattern on the dishes everyday. You may be right. Mine would not. I like to go with mostly solid color table wear for everyday usage.

Bring in the patterns for when you want to do something a little extra special. It's easy to bring in the grape by having solid color dishes that pick up on the colors in some of your favorite grapes, or setting a very fancy grape plate atop a solid color plate.

Plates have long been used for wall art decoration. For your more delicate pieces, consider hanging or perhaps placing on a stand.

37.) Calendars

What family doesn't have a calendar hanging in the house? We have one in the office and one in the kitchen. Calendars are a needed part of life, sadly.

Take your time tracking on a grape trek by considering a grape themed calendar, or perhaps, one depicting the scenic vineyards of France.

38.) PJ's

At work, church, and out and about in the real world, I have to suffer through the binding, discomfort and restriction of my person that is the attire society deems suitable for public consumption. When at home, it's PJ's for me.

This allows me to be part of my grape garden going on the kitchen. I wonder if they make fuzzy slippers with grapes on them? You know, like the floppy bunny eared ones that are so popular now?

Even the dog can go grape. Dogs are people, too.

Image credit; Footed Pajamas Purple Grape Pet Pajamas found on Amazon.

39.) Coffee table books

Coffee tables can all too easily appear as boring expanses of wood, glass, metal or whatever material was used in production. Since it's the closest piece of furniture to the sofa, it tends to lend itself to items that distract from the over sized TV Mr. Vix insisted upon us having. I'm convinced the selection was a man thing, something to do with football.

To bring my grapes into the living room, coffee table books depicting vineyards work well.

For those grape lovers wanting to present a more academic coffee table appearance, consider books about the history of grapes, famous vineyards, or perhaps even a botanical book devoted to the many different varieties of grapes grown throughout the world.

41.) Coffee mugs

Coffee mugs are a fun way to throw some personality into the mix. They afford us fun, fanciful opportunities to spread our love of grapes to places that are traditionally devoid of our beloved visual theme, such as work.

From soup to coffee and hot chocolate, mugs are useful items that we all have around. If you're on a shoestring budget and want to begin your own grape garden of goodness, coffee mugs are a good choice.

42.) Steins

Where my aunt collected salt and pepper shakers, my uncle collected steins. He must have had over 50 of them. Each one was different. I loved that it was a mug with a flip lid.

As kids we were very lucky in that he would, on rare occasions, bring them out for hot chocolate and cookies. It was so much fun at Christmas.

43.) Keepsake boxes

One or two of these, strategically placed, can be very nice additions to any grape décor.

Some people collect the boxes just for the sake of the box itself, others for various themes from flowers to seashells.

I don't have any grape ones, yet, but I do like the few non-grape ones I have around for housing small items that are special.

44.) Wreaths

Wreaths are wonderful because their decorating options never end. With just a plain, simple wreath, you can quickly embellish any theme you want.

Just wind some ribbon around it, insert some grape picks, maybe a grape vine with a few tiny sparkling grape ornaments, and you have a show piece. Go on, grape up a wreath.

45.) Phones

Phones were invented back in days of the dinosaur. You know, back when computers had never been heard of, and people listened around the radio at night for entertainment. This was before my time, but I have heard about it.

Interestingly enough, the grapes have seen it all. They have been with us throughout history from the vineyards of the ancient Greeks to the cartoons of the sixties and seventies, grapes probably know us better than we know ourselves, considering.

As a child we had one phone in the house. It was an ugly beige and hung on the wall. Phones can go to a grape place now. From a simple purple, art-deco phone to an elaborately worked purple grape, princess phone, grape lovers can chatter all they want in style.

46.) Laptop

If you're anything like me, you live on the laptop when not at work. Mine stays mostly on the kitchen bar or the dining room table. I love my current machine, but I really wish I had gotten a purple one. Mine's black and a few years old.

Lap tops not only come in all kinds of fun colors now, you can even get skins to grape them up!

47.) Throws

Throws are a useful items that offer warmth, design options galore, and affordability.

To bring in the grape on a budget, consider using a beautiful grape motif throw.

48.) Napkins and linens

Napkins and linens are a low cost way to incorporate grapes into any kitchen décor. You could go with solids or patterns that pick up on the colors in the grapes you already have, or you could go with a grape pattern. The choices are endless.

49.) Table cloths

Scratches, stains and otherwise imperfections in the table top annoy me to no end. I deal with this by keeping it covered with a tablecloth.

Changing out the table cloth and curtains, or even just the ruffle over a solid color curtain can drastically alter the look of any room in a hurry.

From all out covered to just a tiny grape vine pattern around the edge of a fine lace table cloth, bring your grapes to the table.

50.) Spice rack

Spice up your kitchen with a grape inspired spice rack. You could do a wrought iron scroll work, or perhaps, a dark green color. They even come with grape vine detail ironwork. It's just the coolest.

Grapes are good for you, so spice them up.

All acrostic artwork, word art, and dividers were American made by the author at cooltext. All images other than Amazon images are my own.

More of my little grapes.

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This grape décor hangs in the dining room.

It's actually supposed to hang on the window for the light to shine through but the holder broke.

I thought this worked out alright and salvaged my grapes until such time as I can figure out a better way.

Perhaps, if and when I figure out how, I could make a square light box with this as the front so the light shines through. I think it would be sweet but I'm not sure yet how to pull it off.

Crafting projects for another day I suppose.

When deciding to decorate with any theme be it grapes or pigs, roosters or flowers, just remember to stick to a few colors and repeat the pattern throughout the space. Give your inner decorator license to shine and have fun!

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      Arlene Alleman 3 months ago

      Wine and vine kitchen wall decor made of metal

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      Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      @favored: Thank you :). When we moved not too long ago, I found some muskedimes (sp) growing on our property, a form of wild grape. I'm so excited to see what they do. God bless and thanks bunches.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      Your canisters are one of my favorites. I have admired them and really like the grapes theme.

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      Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      @VioletteRose LM: Thank you. I miss that arrangement some. We moved and my poor grapes have been displaced. I'm still moving them here and there trying to find the best arrangement but at this point it's a work in progress. :) God bless.

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      VioletteRose LM 3 years ago

      The grapes theme products look so lovely, I especially love the idea of growing them to the dining room too :)

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      Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      @tazzytamar: Thank you bunches and it was really "grape" of you to drop by :). Puns are just too much fun. Blessings!

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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      Great ideas (was going to say grape ideas but someone beat me to it!) I love everything you featured here and I'm thinking I might have to come back on payday...

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      Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      @Scarlettohairy: :) You made me smile :) Thanks.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 3 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      These are grape. Just grape.

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      Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      @takkhisa: Thank you @takkhis, you are so sweet to say so. I went gaga for grape :). God bless.

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      Takkhis 3 years ago

      You are brilliant because all these décor ideas come from you! You have total 50 ideas not 20 or 30! Thank you.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Love all of your choices here, as we are huge fans 0f these. We had a wallpaper with a grape design :)

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      Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      @DeborahDian: Thank you :). I don't think I ever saw a grape I didn't like!

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      Deborah Carr 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      These are very clever ideas. I actually have some drinking glasses with grapes painted on the side.

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      Jo-Jackson 4 years ago

      Love your tall bottle with grapes on it. Fantastic collection of grape things.

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      Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      @tok2gman: Thank you! Your lens was most useful to me. I want an immersion blender but didn't know much about different brands. God bless and happy squidding.

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      Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      @marsha32: My mother in law did sunflowers in her bedroom. It came out beautiful. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. God bless and happy squidding.

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      marsha32 4 years ago

      very well put together....grapes would make great kitchen décor.I'm going for Sunflowers in mine :)

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      tok2gman 4 years ago

      Pretty exhaustive list. Impressive. Thanks for liking my lens on Immersion Blenders.

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      Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      @lisln: Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. I love comments. I have been assembling the grapes for some time here at home. Where I am the common theme is roosters, so I have to hunt sometimes for grapes. I'm pleased they seem to be making a comeback in the décor section of the stores. Thanks again for dropping by. God bless and happy squidding!

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      LorLinda 4 years ago from Denver Colorado

      My goodness this lens had to be a lot of work there are so many ideas in here to create the grapes in your kitchen I also like the purple color to paint a kitchen. There are some really amazing wall designs, dishes etc. I love the phone style too. Great lens thank you for taking so much time to perfect it.