Thursday, April 17, 2014

~Easter Greetings~

Keeping it simple this Easter season.  Tulips were on sale when I went to the store the other day and I usually always color a few eggs.

I've had this vintage bunny for quite a few years now.  My sister and I went to an estate sale where she found two of them and let me keep one. It's funny how an item can take you back to that very moment in time and brings good memories.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

Do you go all out for Easter or keep it simple at your house?

Wishing everyone a blessed day!

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Friday, April 11, 2014

~Pear Blossoms~

You definitely  know Spring is here when the fruit trees start blooming.  Cut branches are a perfect alternative to flowers in the home this time of year.

I cut some off our pear tree to add to a French galvanized pitcher in our kitchen the other day.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

When we built our home the kitchen really wasn't large enough to have a built in island and I've had many different tables in the middle over the years.  I had wanted to put a galvanized industrial table on wheels that I have in this spot, but it didn't really fit the area as well and the wheels didn't lock so it couldn't be kept stationary.

I still liked the look of the picnic style table I had there and decided to take a couple benches from a round one we have outside to add more seating if needed.  I stripped the top down to it's original wood and painted the rest white along with the benches for a new clean look.

With blooms, ironstone and silverware it looks like an indoor picnic!

I'd like to thank Linda from Coastal Charm for featuring me today on her new series "Shop Talk".  Head on over to check it out if you have time. 

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

~Fresh Flowers~

It's amazing how just a pop of color like the pink in these Camelia blooms can make an impact on a room or even brighten your day.  This time of year it's exciting when things start to bloom in my garden and I love to bring them into my house, especially the bathroom.

During the dark rainy days of Spring it's nice to have fresh cut flowers to help remind me that the sun will come out again another day.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

These blooms don't have very long stems, so I decided to place them in a very small old enamel pitcher that I bought years ago.  What a better place to enjoy them than on my dresser turned vanity.

The bush that these blooms came from was one of the first things that we planted when we first moved to our property 19 years ago.  Camelias are such an old fashioned flower and I often see huge bushes, some even looking more like trees in front of old houses while I'm driving the country roads around here.

I hope everyone is enjoying Spring and things are warming up where you are. I've been very busy lately with kids' activities, working out in my yard when the weather permits and getting ready for the Farm and Frills Show coming up May 10th.  

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

~Touches of Spring~

I think we all like to add a few touches of Spring into our decor this time of year.  

The weather had been sunny and warm until a couple days ago....... just in time for Spring Break.  Now we are back to typical Spring weather with lots of rain and blustery winds.  Since I didn't have time to get everything I had wanted to planted outside before the nasty weather hit, I brought one of my hellebore plants inside.  

Love how it looks inside this soup tureen.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

I added a petite crystal chandelier to an old birdcage stand for more lighting in my bedroom recently, but still need to attach a cord so it can be plugged in.

The blooms are such an interesting color on this hellebore and blend into the leaves.

A small touch of Spring has also been added to to this table in the corner with a wood birdcage filled with a nest of eggs.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

~Kitchen Scale~

Many items in my home have taken time and patience to find.  For several years I had wanted to put an old  scale behind the sink in my kitchen.

I knew it was the perfect spot for one and was always searching.  I saw a couple that might work, but they were either not the right size or price until one day last Fall when I was talking with Michelle from My Shabby Passion in her space up at Camas Antiques and I saw from the corner of my eye the perfect scale and at the right price, too.  Enjoy! xoxo K.

While at my local nursery earlier this week, I came upon a table of herbs and thought this rosemary plant would look great sitting on my scale.  I'm hoping to get a couple more different ones to have handy for cooking this Summer.  

Limes caught my attention at the grocery store as well.

The look and shape of this vintage scale seem to fit my kitchen perfectly.

Some things are worth the wait.....don't you think?

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