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.

Ironstone-Breadboard-Calla Lillies-Kitchen-Housepitality Designs

For some time now, the ironstone pitchers against the background of the breadboard

seem to be a staple on one of the counters in the kitchen.

Ironstone-Breadboard-Blue and White-Housepitality Designs

It’s so easy to change the look by adding seasonal flowers.

I had purchased Calla Lily plants and as the flowers were getting pretty tall,

I cut them off the plant and placed them in the ironstone pitcher.

I was pleasantly surprised on how long the flowers last in water.

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I love using Cyclamen in the Winter and Spring.

This Cyclamen sits in a vintage ironstone mold on stacks of ironstone bowls

which are balanced on a vintage scale.

Ironstone-Cyclamen-Kitchen-Housepitality designs

Another flower that I love in my home for Spring is the Hyacinth.

This one is potted in a blue and white container that I purchased

from a local garden center that had a great variety of the blue and white flower pots.

Hyacinths-Blue and white-Kitchen-Housepitality Designs

I seldom take photos of the sink as I find it hard with the large bay window

in the background. However, in speaking to a professional photographer last week,

I found out how I can solve that problem. I’m on it!

Kitchen farmhouse sink-Blue and White-Housepitality Designs

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I used my blue and white bunny container/bucket for a planter this year.

It sits on the top shelf of my vintage baker’s rack … another Martha treasure.

Kitchen-Bunny Planter-Vintage Baker's Rack-Housepitality Designs

Now that the kitchen wears its pretty face for Spring, that seems

to complete the Spring decor for this year. However, as you know,

things are always changing around this house.

Vintage Baker's Rack-Housepitality Designs

I shall leave you today with the quote on the tea towel that hangs on the baker’s rack,

from the wise Mr. Carson of Downton Abbey.

“If you’re tired of style, you’re tired of life!”

Have a beautiful day filled with great style!

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  1. Shirley, I love all the pretty little touches throughout your kitchen. The hyacinths frame that lovely sink so beautifully.

    I can’t believe it’s Spring already. I’m totally ready for it-lol.

    Have a wonderful day!

  2. Beautiful light filled spring kitchen. Still going to take that vintage rolling cart home with me. 🙂

  3. Love your vignette with the callas and your pretty ironstone pieces. I love the cutting board, too. Your entire kitchen looks so fresh and perky for spring.
    Tell us what the photographer said about the light and how to solve that.
    Ehjoy your visit with your mother.

  4. Your Spring kitchen is absolutely gorgeous! You have such a wonderful way of decorating everything just perfectly. I absolutely love your kitchen and your home. It is stunning, inspiring and beautiful!

  5. Shirley, love the ironstone and callas…and the hyacinth in the blue/white container is just perfect! Your kitchen is spring ready with so many beautiful details! Enjoy being with your Mom and I look forward to seeing what you two are doing! Happy Tuesday

  6. Your kitchen look so pretty and ready for spring! You know I love blue and white especially when in the room with flowers. Have a great time with your mom.

  7. Your kitchen is full of beauty for Spring. Love all of it. Have a good time visiting your sweet mom.

  8. Beautiful Shirley, there is nothing like fresh spring blooms! Have fun with your mom…

  9. Spring looks beautiful in your kitchen!

  10. I have been searching for blue and white planters as well! Your kitchen looks so pretty all dressed up for Spring! Now I am wondering the secret to photographing against the light from the bay window. I love your view from your sink. Happy Spring and have FUN with your dear Mom!!!!

  11. Shirley, I love all of your beautiful Spring touches in the kitchen. The pretty ironstone pieces filled with flowers look so lovely in your kitchen. I adore the blue and white bunny container…so pretty! Your house is always beautiful, and I always love seeing your posts. I hope that you have a wonderful visit with your Mother.

  12. Is it Spring? Your kitchen reflects it beautifully. You know how I love bunnies, so I just adore the blue and white container! Have a wonderful visit with your Mom I and can’t wait to see pictures!

  13. I forgot to say, that quote is perfect! I love it, it is so true!!

  14. Looks great ! Nice job !

  15. I do love your bay window! And all your pretty spring-inspired decor.

  16. Love the ending quote- how true!! The flowers are perfect with the breadboard. Love your big farm sink. I hope you have a grey time staying with your mom. My sister’s take care of my mom and every so often they have to shift duties due to one or the other’s schedules.

  17. Your kitchen is so pretty dressed for Spring! I never noticed (or missed) your pretty pineapple down- lights over your kitchen sink. I’ve seen loads of lighting with pineapples, but never any like those. Pineapples, just as those all around your house, show such southern hospitality. Enjoy time with your Mom!

  18. I am so familiar with your love of blues that the pops of pink were totally unexpected. Very nice vignettes, my dear. Enjoy your time away.

  19. Very nice and springlike. I love the flowers in the blue and white planters but the bunny pail stole my heart.

  20. How fresh and pretty! I’ve just started watching Downton all over again… sigh… 🙂

  21. Love your spring blooms in the kitchen! Enjoy your visit with your mom 🙂

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