Saturday, July 27, 2013

My Kitchen has "the Blues!"

  While my pizza was cooling enough to eat I started 'tweaking' things in the kitchen  After noticing that everything was in its best place and with the rare occurrence of nothing out that shouldn't be I started taking pictures - at exactly 1:00. ha.ha.   It HAS been awhile since I've shown  much around the kitchen. And, I have added a little more blue.


While we are here at the stove, I wanted to show a close-up of the stacked animals.  Once, when I was visiting my sister in North Carolina, I admired her stacked animals. She drove me to where she got hers but we couldn't find any for me.  Later in the year, DeAnna's Christmas gift to me came in the mail and inside was this stack, along with something more.  I found out later that she had sent hers! She was a very giving person. This item is treasured very much!
I am now going to show some long shots and then focus in closer on a few things. I have way too many pictures to use in one post and it was hard to narrow the number down!

The quality is not what I would like, but it is not because of not trying!  Lighting really presents a problem with my inside pictures.


I know, a lot of stuff in a small area and not the 'up to date' style. I may be the only person who still has some wallpaper border!!!  But it is what I have and I have yet to get tired of it here. 

Only these two walls have border. I painted words, "Every day comes bearing it's own gifts, untie the ribbons" and cut out the flowers from the border to go between those words, for the other two walls.
Part of the 'tweaking' was hanging the old egg basket here. The hook on the ceiling has only had a Christmas decoration one year in all the years since 2004. It's surprising, even to me, that it was there and empty all that time!

Another new tweak.  Why have I not ever thought to do this before!!!

A good place for a bit of blue in this corner and dresses up these old style doors.  I will forever be adjusting the towels though, since these doors get opened often.

Most of you have seen these before but the plate and cup puts a little blue here, too.

I shined up the ladle holding the tiny nest and eggs and added a blue ribbon.

An Old Time Pottery bargain. It blends a little better with the other blues than it looks in this picture.

Blue fabric awaiting another idea.

I need to say, that I ate the pizza (some of it) and took most of the pictures and two days later I got this apron ready to hang. I bought a plain white apron at Michaels and added the blue to the top and made a pocket. It is very hard to get an apron to hang right on a nail. Of course this is showing half of the apron and I used scrapbooking adhesive to keep in in place on the door. Oh, a light just went on! I can add some of that to hold the towels in place, also.

This picture shows closer to the true shade of blue. One more thought, I keep my wide screen monitor set at 125% (larger than normal). The details and words show much better. I just put it back to 100% just to check the difference.  All I have to say is that my stuff must look pretty pitiful to those looking on small screens at the average setting. I keep mine at 125% for Facebook, too.
Now, I am going to need to figure out a way to add some fall looks in the kitchen with the blue, ummm.
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  1. Very nice usage of the fabric on your apron! If I remember correctly, that was one of the fabric squares that you bought at JoAnn's. Next time I visit I want to go there again and get some more of them! I especially like your curtain ties.

  2. Such a great the tweak you did on your pantry clever that is...and I love your egg basket!

  3. Being a blue lover, I really enjoyed your blue in your kitchen. That basket of blue fabric has great blues...just the periwinkle shade that calls my name.

    I love your apron so much I had to Pin It!


  4. I LOVE your kitchen....every touch is adorable....the silverware in the apron pocket...what a great idea!

  5. I love your kitchen full of blues, so many charming pieces! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...


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