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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More Fall tidbits…

I have a few more Fall tidbits to share….

…..before it all goes away next week and the sounds of Ho-Ho-Ho are in the air.

Actually, I am about a week behind in starting my Christmas decorating.

…..but I am really enjoying the Fall.

The chalkboard easel wording has not changed in a while…

…..it pretty much sums up life in this house!

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The antique scale has served this area well…

…..a great item for staging seasonal decor.

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Suzy from Worthing Court stayed at my home the night before the Southern Bloggers Conference…

…..and brought me these cutest pumpkin salt and pepper shakers!

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A bit of a Fall Vignette on the bar…

…..notice the pink heart on the bird…my granddaughter’s decorative touch!..:)

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Some acorns from my neighbor’s yard in my Limoges basket…

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Bought these pumpkins from HomeGoods…

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Added a few “tidbits” to the console table…

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You can see a little bit of the leaves turning gold in the reflection of the mirror.

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I got another Plush Pumpkin while I was in Florida last week…love the color!

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It’s called Lagoon (blue)

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And lastly…the coffee table pumpkins…

I have had these for years…just love that they were not your typical orange…

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Hope you are enjoying a beautiful Fall Day!!!

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Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits

There “Oughta” Be A Law….

“Hey Sweetie, I think I did not sell that black scale when we moved”….

“Have you by any chance seen it?”……

………”Sure Honey, I have!”….

………”You can find it on Aisle 2, Shelf 4, Bin number 32″….in the attic”

OK…so are you like me?…Do you envy people like that?….THERE OUGHTA BE A LAW!!!

………NOT SO GREAT ORGANIZERS EVERYWHERE…???….LET’S UNITE…!!!

So in about 10 minutes, whereas it would have taken me 10 hours…..

………my old scale appeared. Gotta love him…..

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I am glad that I did not sell this before we relocated…

I went out into the backyard and clipped a few of my hydrangeas that are starting to come into full bloom….

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They are so beautiful…just sitting out there happily in the sun….

………I feel that when I take cuttings…..I take away more of the beauty of the shrub….

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But then, it makes me happy to see them inside……makes me smile :)

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So now they are sitting in a pretty bowl that I so carefully placed in my suitcase…..

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……..as I bought it in Japan, when I was visiting there with my mom and brother.

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Japan, where the hydrangeas are gorgeous…and the camellias exquisite…

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So thanks honey!…for being the way you are…so organized….so accommodating…

………so that I was able to pick these wonderful hydrangeas

………to place in my special bowl

………on top of the scale, that was patiently waiting for me in the attic to see the light of day again.

I am joining:

A Stroll Thru Life — Tabletop Tuesday

DIY By Design — Swing Into Spring

From My Front Porch to Yours — Treasure Hunt Thursday

No Minimalist Here — Open House Party

Savvy Southern Style — Wow Us Wednesdays

Southern Lovely — Show and Share

There "Oughta" Be A Law….

“Hey Sweetie, I think I did not sell that black scale when we moved”….

“Have you by any chance seen it?”……

………”Sure Honey, I have!”….

………”You can find it on Aisle 2, Shelf 4, Bin number 32″….in the attic”

OK…so are you like me?…Do you envy people like that?….THERE OUGHTA BE A LAW!!!

………NOT SO GREAT ORGANIZERS EVERYWHERE…???….LET’S UNITE…!!!

So in about 10 minutes, whereas it would have taken me 10 hours…..

………my old scale appeared. Gotta love him…..

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I am glad that I did not sell this before we relocated…

I went out into the backyard and clipped a few of my hydrangeas that are starting to come into full bloom….

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They are so beautiful…just sitting out there happily in the sun….

………I feel that when I take cuttings…..I take away more of the beauty of the shrub….

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But then, it makes me happy to see them inside……makes me smile :)

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So now they are sitting in a pretty bowl that I so carefully placed in my suitcase…..

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……..as I bought it in Japan, when I was visiting there with my mom and brother.

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Japan, where the hydrangeas are gorgeous…and the camellias exquisite…

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So thanks honey!…for being the way you are…so organized….so accommodating…

………so that I was able to pick these wonderful hydrangeas

………to place in my special bowl

………on top of the scale, that was patiently waiting for me in the attic to see the light of day again.

I am joining:

A Stroll Thru Life — Tabletop Tuesday

DIY By Design — Swing Into Spring

From My Front Porch to Yours — Treasure Hunt Thursday

No Minimalist Here — Open House Party

Savvy Southern Style — Wow Us Wednesdays

Southern Lovely — Show and Share