This is a continuation of my little shopping spree I did the other day. I found a few cute things for my kitchen.
First, I ordered these black linen stripe pillow covers from Ballard Designs.
I love the stripe design because it reminds me of mattress ticking.
I have a lot of old pillows that I'm not using at the moment, so I was able to just fill these covers with them. That saved some money!
Here is how they look in the chairs at the table.
It's nice to finally see the top of my kitchen table. It was recently covered in Lego's! Ha!
Another cute item I found was this weathered wood chalkboard. It reminded me of a bread board. I can change out the message on it too. So I thought it would be fun to have.
I have it hung on the wall next to my stove.
My last little item was a tiny metal framed chalkboard hung with twine.
I tied it to the wire basket that sits on top of my refrigerator. I wrote "Now Serving" on this one since it was in the kitchen. But, I could use it many other places with different messages too. I just couldn't resist it. I thought it was too cute and too cheap ($4) to pass up!
So, you see I was on a black and white kick for the kitchen!
While I was taking these pictures, I noticed a flurry of activity outside my kitchen window. I looked out and saw this!
A bird was bathing himself in my bird bath. He stayed there for quite a while and fluffed his feathers causing the water to spray out everywhere. This was leftover rain water.
Isn't he cute? My husband thinks this is a dove, but my sister thinks this is a juvenile mocking bird. I'm not sure, but I feel bad though every time I see a dove in our yard because my dog grabbed one last time. It didn't survive. My husband told me the story about how doves mate for life and now one dove was without it's mate. So sad!!
So, now I hold my breath whenever my dog is outside and I see birds flying around.
~ Kelly ~
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