A Spring Facelift for the Kitchen

I know we all are looking forward to Spring…

….to the milder temps and pops of color from the beautiful colors from trees and flowers.

So, if I can’t have that outside…

…..I thought I would bring it inside.

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Yellow flowers make me so happy…yellow tulips and daffodils…

…..plentiful at the stores this time of year.

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So what’s best for a Spring menu?…Spring Rolls!!

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But absolutely the “take out” kind!!

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The other side of the kitchen got a bit of a makeover too…

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The bread box that I have had forever was on top of the cabinets…

…..you would never notice it, unless you stood back 6 feet or so..

So it came down and replaced a silver tea set I had there.

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A pitcher full of silver spoons and a pitcher on clearance from Williams-Sonoma outlet keep it company.

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I added this great vintage tray that I bought at our neighborhood yard sale…for $5.00…thanks Martha!

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These faux pears were originally in a decorative glass container…….

…..these pears were purchased years ago from Pottery Barn….they found a new home on this tray.

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So let’s move to the other side of the room again…

I have this A&P vintage shopping cart at the end of the counter.

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The bottom portion is filled with magazines and vintage kitchen tools and cookie cutters…

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The upper portion originally contained the “vintage kitchen items basket”…

…..now that I moved it to the bottom portion..it left me room to place these:

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I brought up some of my vintage tablecloths from the pie safe downstairs in the media room kitchen…

I have been collecting these over the years…

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I thought I would place the happy daisy tablecloth on the top (made by Vera)…..to welcome in Spring..

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I have an entire set of these adorable “days of the week” tea towels…

…..this one seemed more appropriate for my Spring time decor…

Across from the shopping cart is a new “towel bar” that I purchased from Ikea…

…..it is actually a bar that you can hang little pots and hanging shelves from.

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The “towel bar” fit perfectly there…any larger and it would not have fit!

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Bought these beauties from my friend who collects and sells antique linens…love them! (Martha again!)..

She also is an artist…I have featured her before…she painted this apple…

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And the last thing that I added to the kitchen today was this beauty that I just received…

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From Dear Lillie…love her work and her blog…

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I love that song…”A Wonderful World”…

And it is wonderful when a friend comes by and leaves a “care package”…when you are down with a cold…

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Of homemade chicken soup and wonderful homemade cookies!…Thanks Chris..!!..she is an angel on earth!

So you see, it is a “wonderful world” !!!

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A world filled with wonderful people like you!!….

Have a wonderful day!!!

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Comments

  1. Lady Delores LeBoeuf says:

    LOVELY……..we are experiencing warmer temps, flower blubs are appearing, sunshine seeps through windows earlier in the morning and the ice cream vendor is beginning to toot its merry tune in the neighborhood, ah, spring……. LOVELY…Love & Blessings…

  2. Just love it. I need to go out and bring some “happy” to my house too. But afraid it would get lost amongst the sawdust, caulk and paint. Oh the joys of home remodeling. LOL You know I have always been a huge fan of your shopping cart. I love the stack of vintage tablecloths. Perfecto for this time of year. Stay dry today! Ick
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  3. Beautiful Shirley! I love everything including those yellow tulips! I need to bring myself home some fresh flowers :) This weather has been so much more dreary than last year at this time… Was potting flowers at the end of Feb.
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  4. Beautiful Shirley, I love the tulips. It is still so cold here I haven’t even thought about spring.

    Cynthia
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  5. I love the Wonderful world picture. Where did that come from? Thanks. Beautiful kitchen.

  6. Linda Miller says:

    Great job, Shirley! I’m not a fan of the color yellow (as you know) EXCEPT in flowers. They just scream Spring to me. And I need a little spring right now after 9 inches of snow this weekend. I too love the song and your new chalkboard. It is a wonderful world! Enjoy it and appreciate each day.

  7. That vintage shopping cart is a trip!!!!! WOW!!! I remember the A&P! I don’t think there has been one here in the Kansas City area for decades! What a fun addition to your kitchen decor!!! Love the bread box, too! I have one, and I love the way it looks. Funny thing…I never actually put bread IN it! :-) I’m glad your friends are taking care of you while you’re under the weather. Feel better and stay warm!
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  8. I love all the spring touches you have in your kitchen. The shopping cart is a great idea.
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  9. Looking mighty springy there. I love the scale. I want one.
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  10. Love all your spring touches!!

  11. Your kitchen looks amazing! It’s so much fun to just move things around and add flowers. Your big ol’ scale is wonderful. I ordered the same print from Dear Lillie. Can’t wait to get it.
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  12. Oh such lovely changes. I love that scale, it is wonderful and the bread box is fabulous. Hugs, Marty

  13. Your kitchen looks so cheery with your changes. Tulips always look so pretty. I just bought some today. Love your shopping cart with the vintage tablecloths! What fun!
    Mary Alice
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  14. Your fresh, springy updates have even me ready for spring, and I LOVE winter and snow! All your creative touches are perfect! Love all the pretty photos, too!

  15. Your kitchen is so pretty. Love your scale with those pretty tulips and your new sign looks great!
    Blessings,
    Cindy
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  16. Shirley your kitchen looks so pretty all dressed for spring! I love the display on your counter with the vintage tray, and my daughter was standing over me as I was looking at this and wanted me to add she loves your day of the week towels!
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  17. It doesn’t get any better!! I love the yellow tulips!! Hubby got me some hot pink ones for vday and they made me want Spring so bad!!
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  18. LOVE the vintage tray and linens…and you can’t beat yellow tulips are the perfect Spring touch. It’s all so pretty and cheerful.
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  19. I just adore the shopping cart and all the vintage tablecloths….oh, your kitchen is really pretty and much of the style I like! Thanks for sharing.
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  20. I LOOOVE the vintage shopping cart!!! A and P was the first store I shopped at when we were first married! Love your sweet kitchen towels too. XO, Pinky

  21. Shirley, your Spring accents are so pretty! Love all of your changes. You always have the cutest accents and decor! This motivates me to get ready for Spring. The kitchen towels are such a lovely touch!
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  22. Lovely changes, Shirley — that tray is quite the find!
    xo Heidi
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  23. Oooh – I love the pops of Spring that you’ve added to your kitchen, Shirley! Especially the tulips. I tell myself every year that I’m going to force some tulip bulbs and I always forget to do it in time! I love the new chalkboard art too. What sweet friends you have to take care of you when you’re down with a cold!
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  24. That yard sale tole tray is the most beautiful one I have ever seen. What a deal you got on it. I love all the touches of yellow you have added and the ‘Dear Lillie’ chalk art. Hope you are feeling better. I think I got your cold. ;(

  25. Everything looks so pretty with all of your wonderful “special” touches — the tole tray, the vintage linens, & that vintage shopping cart is perfect!

  26. Your kitchen looks fresh and ready to welcome Spring. Tulips are my favorite. I absolutely adore your vintage cart! And I love that your filled it with linens and vintage goodies. Oh, and that song…I can hear Louie Armstrong’s voice now.
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  27. I love it all, Shirley! What a wonderful world indeed! That is my favorite song!

    The tea towels are beautiful. Loving the yellow tulips in white. I added a small table to the end of our island this week. I think I have the beginnings of cabin fever, thus lots of little changes here and there.
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  28. I love your kitchen vignette with your beautiful tole tray Shirley! I have tray envy :) Your fringed towels are lovely~ your friend Martha has great taste!
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  29. Looks wonderful as always Shirley! I adore the combination of the yellow and white… just beautiful. You’ve convinced me to go out and get some tulips. ;) Those pears look so real.. I’m about to reach over and take a bite into one;) You always have the neatest vintage finds… I’m so in love with that cart!
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  30. I love a good spring roll too! And that vintage shopping cart full of fabulousness! And I have a very similar black floral tray!! Now, if only the sun would melt the rest of the snow …
    Kelly
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  31. YOur kitchen is so sweet! I love your great details. That A& P cart makes my heart flutter! Thanks for sharing the tulips too. I am very ready for spring!!! I would love you to share this at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my weekly linky going on now!!!

  32. looks beautiful Shirley!!
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  33. Love it! Everything looks fresh and springy! Thanks for brightening my day.
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

  34. Shirley, it is just all so pretty! I really love all of your little touches (especially the old A & P cart & basket of vintage linens) to make such a welcoming space. Spring is definitely in the air!
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  35. You did a great job! The flowers and pears are such a nice pop of color. It will be spring soon, I hope, but in the meantime this is a good start!
    Stacy
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  36. What a beautiful space. I love the pops of yellow, especially the tulips!
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  37. Hi Shirley,

    I’m so sorry you’ve had a cold; I hope you’re starting to feel better now. Your kitchen spring makeover looks great! I especially love the vintage tablecloths and the tole tray.

    What nice neighbors you have to bring you homemade goodies when you’re sick. I hope your weekend is wonderful.

    Denise
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  38. Looks so pretty! The yellow tulips are such a big dose of cheerful, and I love all the white pieces you have (and of course the chalkboard!)
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