Tuesday, June 28, 2011

~White Wednesday # 106~

I wanted to thank everyone who left such lovely comments about the changes in my kitchen.  My Mom and Dad came up to visit us last week and my Mom brought me a lovely boquet from her garden.  She knows me well and it was filled with all white flowers so I could use it for one of my WW posts.  Her garden is amazing and I got my love of gardening, decorating and junking from her.  My love of collecting I would say I got from my Dad though.  We might have different collections, but one can never have enough, right Dad? :-)

I decided to replace the flowers I had used when taking photos of my kitchen with these new ones to share in my post today.  I love how they looked next to my brown transferware dishes.  I also love how she used the pod of the columbine for greenery with the feverfew and white roses....love this combination!  I recently purchased this linen towel along with some pot holders from Wisteria.  They have ruffles and I am really like them.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

Today I'm featuring Courtney at French Country Cottage.  Her slip covered chairs really caught my eye last week and her last post showed an amazing ruffled burlap tablecloth that she just made.  I love it!  I wish I had the talent to make some of the amazing items I am always seeing out in blogland.  If you haven't seen some of the talent that Courtney possesses, you'll want to hop on over to her blog and check it out. 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

~A Few Changes in my Kitchen~

I've been busy lately changing a few things in my kitchen.  Nothing too major. I started by changing what i had up above my cabinets.  This has always been a hard area for me to decorate.  Previously I had lots of different sized white pitchers, but wanted to simplify a little.  I also wanted to add a darker color to the mix and went with wicker baskets and wicker covered glass jugs along with a couple wood boxes.  

I also replaced the table that we used as an island with a smaller one and I added a new shelf filled with white pitchers above one of my cupboards.  I'd really like to strip this cupboard down to the original wood, since it is a yellowish cream color right now, but it's so much work....maybe it'll get done this Summer:-)

This last photo is showing an area into my dining room which is next on the list to be redone.  Not too much  more to do in there and I'm really liking all the architectural pieces I've accumulated .  Hope you enjoyed touring my kitchen!  xoxo  K.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

~White Wednesday # 105~

Well it's the first day of Summer and it is a beautiful warm sunny day and I'm loving it. I decided to head outside and take some photos of my white geraniums that I have planted in the urns on either side of my front porch. I think the pink lamium that is also planted in the urns looks lovely together. Hope everyone is having a great summer so far. Enjoy! xoxo K.
Today I am featuring Tine at White Life. I've been following her blog for some time now and can always count on getting loads of inspiration. She takes beautiful photos and really has a talent for decorating with white. she just recently put her house and almost everything in it for sale. Can you imagine? Wouldn't you love to live in this beautifully furnished home? Please take a moment to to stop by and visit....you won't be disappointed:-)
I took advantage of the sunshine coming through my windows this morning and took some photos of my kitchen which I will be sharing with you at the end of the week. I'm also linking this post up with Tracie over at Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Flora.   Sorry my post is so late, but blogger wouldn't let me "publish my post".  Not really sure what I did, but it fainally worked:-)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

~White Wednesday # 104~

Well tomorrow is finally the last day of school and I, for one, am very excited. I'm looking forward to spending more time at home with my kids and not running them around in the car. I'm also hoping to be able to get some projects done this Summer and have a little more time to check out everyone's blogs:-)

Today I'm sharing some of my ironstone that I've collected over the years. The pieces with lots of crazing, chips or cracks seem to be my favorites and I'm always on the lookout for more. Enjoy! xoxo K.

These last photos are of a new shelf that I put up. Now I'm almost ready to share photos of the whole kitchen.

My feature for this week is Rosemary at Ozma of Odds with her wonderful mermaid grotto bedroom. She makes the most wonderful things and these mermaids are no exception. Who wouldn't want to spend the evening in such a magical room? Please take a moment to stop by her blog and she also has a very inspiring Etsy store.

And lastly, I wanted to share a fabulous giveaway going on over at Sandi's blog, Wayside Treasures. If you love french items, you're gonna love her giveaway:-).

Monday, June 13, 2011

~Peonies and a Special Thank You~

To say things have been a bit busy around here would be an understatement. This time of year is always full of activities with school, graduations, dance recital for my youngest daughter and her birthday was yesterday also. My baby is eleven.....oh where does the time go?

I helped make flower arrangements for the Graduation at the girls' school last Friday and lucky me....there were some peonies left over which I was able to bring home and enjoy. Good thing, because mine are still buds since the weather has been so cool this year.

I have also been very fortunate in the gift department lately. Two unexpected packages showed up in my mailbox last week. The first was from the ever so sweet Michelle at Petite Michelle Louise and was this wonderful book bundle personalized for me and the Anniversary of WW. I love these things and use them in my decorating and this one is especially special because it was made by Michelle.

The second was from Rita At Mamma Bell Arte. I was so excited to receive this soldered charm made for me by Rita as a token of her thanks for my hosting of WW every week. I love it and feel honored to own something made by such a talented and sweet lady.

So a big thank you to both of these thoughtful ladies:-)