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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From Nesting to Stacking and A Dining Room Refresh

My favorite time of year to refresh and dance to the Furniture Shuffle

is right after the Christmas decorations are stored away.

I mentioned that to my hubby, and he looked at me as if I had two heads.

After Christmas? …. No, it’s that way all year long!

He’s right. But January is always a great time to look at things differently.

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A Simple and Cozy Winter Vignette

Christmas decor is still in my Great Room.

I plan to pack up and store the decorations away this coming weekend

as I will be housebound due to  the predicted 6 to 8 inches of snow

that will fall in our area. I must say, even though the snow can sometimes

be a problem with driving conditions in our area with the added ice,

I am looking forward to our first snowfall of the year.

I love the natural beauty that it brings and the sights and sounds

of the kids sledding down the hills behind our house on the golf course.

One of those kids is my hubby!

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My Blue and White Christmas Guest Room

It seems as though I am working on my Christmas decorating,

I work to complete one floor at a time in the house.

When the first floor was done, it was time to move on the next.

My Blue and White Christmas Guest Room was the first room on my list,

especially since I was expecting company.

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A Woodland Coffee Table Vignette

A woodland coffee table vignette seemed to be the perfect choice

of a theme this year to coordinate with my new Pottery Barn Deer Crewel pillows.

I gathered woodland items from my Christmas/Holiday stash

and carefully created the vignette to coordinate with the decor in the room.

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A Sweet Treasure and the Winners

When I was in Maine antiquing with the lovely Linda (Lulu’s Musings),

I came across this sweet treasure.

Everything about it attracted me to it . . . the color, the pattern and the shape.

When we completed our rounds of the shop

I headed back to take a second look,  it truly called my name

and I had to take it home with me!

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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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Fall Decor Ideas

Fall cannot come soon enough for me.

We have had an extremely hot summer and I long for the cooler, crisp days of Fall.

I have been doing some prep work to ready for some Fall home decor.

I always look back on what I did in years past.

These are some of the things I have done.

Some of you may remember them, and hope my new readers will enjoy it.

In decorating for Fall, I usually start in the Great Room with the mantel.

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Bouquets of Bakelite

Bouquets of Bakelite silverware is just the thing I needed

to start thinking of the direction I want to go in

to plan for the Fall decor in the kitchen.

Bakelite silverware is some of the many things I that acquired from my friend Martha.

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10 Minute Decorating, A Pre-Autumn Mantel

A simple pre-autumn mantel was on the agenda

when I returned from my Florida trip to visit my mom and sister.

I knew I wanted something simple that I can later tweak to add autumn decor.

I guess you can say this is my late summer, pre-autumn mantelscape.

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