Tidbits of Spring in the Kitchen

Hope you all enjoyed your First Day of Spring yesterday.

I have been traveling and a bit in the vacation mode.

While my hubby holds down the fort, I will be visiting my mom while

my brother and sister-in-law are away, as she lives with them,

so my posts may be a bit sporadic the next couple of weeks

and will include some happenings with my mom.

Good thing she does not mind getting in front of the camera.

Today, I shall bring you some Tidbits of Spring in the Kitchen.

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Simple Fall Decor in the Kitchen

Simple Fall decor in the kitchen was on the menu for this year.

The Great Room and the Sunroom flank the kitchen,

and Fall decor in these rooms are in full bloom,

so it was best that the kitchen showed subtle signs of Fall in the air.

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Summer Kitchen Vignettes

As I was adding hydrangeas to the kitchen the other day,

 I decided it was time to change out some things on one of my kitchen counters.

for a lighter feel for summer.

I felt that the dark background of the tole tray needed to be replaced.

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The Power of Flowers

The power of flowers.

Flower Power as they described it in the 60’s.

They impact our lives in so many ways.

Flowers are one of the great things in life that are truly powerful.

Powerful in that they can put a smile on your face, change a mood, or

make a meal more tasty when you gaze upon the simplest of arrangements on a table.

Flowers turn a gloomy day to sunshine, make a mundane task like washing dishes

not so bad, as you look at a beautiful vase of flowers strategically placed by the sink.

I love flowers, as you all do, and always have them in my home.

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I Was Inspired

I was inspired to create a vignette after seeing the cover of a book.

Do you get inspired that way? . . . You see an image and then get the epiphany!

I was struggling with how to create a new vignette on my coffee table for a Spring look,

or just a new look for that matter . . . and there it was, my inspiration sitting on the table!

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Adding More Color

I recently took away my fruit themed canisters that I have had for years in the kitchen

and added more ironstone to the countertop space.

However, it looked like a sea of white. Now I do love white decor,

but I am a color gal and love to mix it up.

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Another French Treasure {Antique French Coffee Grinder}

It is no secret ..

~ ~ I LOVE COFFEE!!

While in France during our fabulous “tour and buying trip” . .

~ ~ I found a great antique French coffee grinder in a quaint shop in Honfleur.

I was drawn to it as it was a beautiful blue . .

~ ~ I have never seen one in blue before.

Well that may be because . . .

~ ~ the lovely shopkeeper told me that the color blue on these grinders are uncommon.

Hmmm. . . loved it even more!

My sister, Betty Ann loves antiques and all things French Country.

Prior to leaving for France, it was my sister’s birthday . .

~ ~ and did not get a chance to send her a gift.

* * HAPPY BIRTHDAY BETTY ANN * * 🙂

Note: Batteries, breadboard, and tea towel not included. 🙂

Have a wonderful day!!