Sunday, December 4, 2016

My Christmas Kitchen...

...Hi friends...hope this day finds you well!  My Christmas kitchen is ready for some holiday baking...but... even though my kitchen is ready....I'M NOT.  Oh my is sneaking up on us isn't it. 

I thought I would show you some bits and pieces of the kitchen.  I'm sure you have seen these things before but I love to show my kitchen 'cause it is easy to change up for the holidays.  Lots of shelves and nooks and crannies to display treasures that mean so much to me.  

Hope you enjoy your look around and when you get to your holiday baking....bake some cookies for me....please!

My Shelves...
 Red Enamelware from my mamaw, Cleo...
 ...and little houses gifted to me as a housewarming gift from my sweet momma.

 A little tree filled with ornaments made by me plus some sweet finds from my friend, Pam.

 This tree is tucked in an old flour sack that I had....just happened to be the perfect color for my kitchen.
 You all have seen these for years but they are one of my prized carolers handmade by my grandmother, Cleo.  Her hands are so crippled with arthritis now but she blessed us with her amazing talents for many years.  I treasure these.

 My hutch filled with platters and pitchers from yard sales and second hand stores....
 I was tickled to death when I found this snowy barn on fabric...already framed and everything - for just a few dollars.

 My pretty red pitcher made by a local potter and gifted to me by my husband.  I must say... I love him dearly but he is not really a gift buyer.  So when he brings me is extra special. 
 Of course, my little man who is not little anymore...

Hope your holiday home is warm and cozy and filled with things you love!

Merry CHRISTmas friends and may your days be very merry and bright!


Sunday, October 30, 2016

It's been 5 years....

YES....believe it or has been 5 years on this Halloween Day, since we moved in our house.  I really can't believe it but it seems like I always say that when it comes to just slips away so fast. I thought I would just share some simple, imperfect pictures with you today and you will see that we have been blessed with an amazing fall season here in central Kentucky.  It has been absolutely beautiful for weeks!

But before I just turn you loose with pictures...I will say this.  The older I get the more sentimental I become and I was already a "cry-er"... so that's scary.  I am extremely thankful for our house...but it would mean nothing to me without the people in it.  I am overwhelmed sometimes of the blessings in my life and I do not feel deserving of them.  But I am so thankful to God for my husband and my son and my entire family who make this place special. 

 I am beyond grateful for the love that is shared here, the memories that are made here and the time well spent with the ones I love.  That is what makes this house...our home.






Have a beautiful, happy and blessed week my friends!


Monday, September 26, 2016

My Fall Kitchen Mantel...

Well my is below 90 degrees here today!!!!!  It is finally going to feel like fall this week...temps in the mid 70's, a few leaves starting to fall, a little drizzle today but that is o.k.  We have been blessed with wonderful rainfall this summer but I tell has been sooooo hot for such a long time that most everyone around here is ready for a change of seasons.

So I told you I'd share my fall mantels with you and I thought we would start in the kitchen.  Now I know that I have told y'all many times over the years about these few areas in my house....but it seems that most of my decorating happens in these places.  So you all just pretend you have never seen it before....o.k.?  

This mantel is one I purchased at our local antique mall from some great pickers /friends of mine.  I just loved the color...weathered gray with a touch of blue.  I hung that window frame over it 5 years ago and it is still there because well...I like it and it makes a nice backdrop for wreaths, baskets or nothing for that matter!

My starting point was my white platter that I love plus a few other ceramic pieces that were given to me by my Momma. 

 I used some artificial gourds, some real pumpkins, lil' pots, antlers, hydrangea and dried okra from the garden.

I placed some of my dried gourds in the ceramic pieces and added some natural looking stems to the vase.

A sweet little light that stays on all the time and a touch of wheat warm up the spot.  

  I do love little Baby Boo pumpkins...

 My simple "FALL" banner that I use from year to year...

 My burlap covered chair with an orange pillow that I already my ever growing pillow stash.  I do believe I must have an addiction to pillows ;-)

This kind of gives you an idea how it plays into the den....and.... relation to the rest of the kitchen!. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
 I hope that you all have a wonderful "fall-ish" week! 
 Enjoy the cool down and God Bless You!


Monday, September 12, 2016

The Fall Spruce Up has begun...

...I know... it is not "officially" fall but I have already started to add some seasonal touches to our home.  I couldn't help it - I just couldn't wait.  One of the areas that I change out seasonally is my shelves in the kitchen...and I say that meaning...only 2 of the 3 shelves change - I just love my blue mason they stay put regardless of the season.

As you know...these shelves are just to the right of my kitchen sink.  It is an area that I get to enjoy daily (if I wash the dishes that is) ;-).  

 On the bottom shelf...I simply added things that I already had...some faux acorns, leaves, rattan balls, pine cones and some little distressed pots for some height difference.

 There is also a Long Island Cheese pumpkin raised up on a wicker basket and an old woven plate that I picked up at the mission store... 

 I added some paper mache (I don't think I spelled that right) pumpkins that I lightly white washed to bring out the texture...

 ....I also added in a small bundle of wheat and a few miniature gourds.... 

 ...and up on the top shelf, I placed a "Home" sign that I made when we first moved here.  I just used an old cabinet door and covered the letters in burlap...easy!

 And there you have it...a touch of fall.

I'll be sharing my fall mantles with you soon!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!