Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Stripes and Such

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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29 comments:

Judy said...

I love that striped pillow and your kitchen looks wonderful!

Don't you love it when you can bring a few things into your home for a whole new look?

xoxo,
Judy

KATHY said...

Hi Kelly,
Your kitchen looks sooo pretty. I love your new pillow covers.Your chalkboard is adorable.Everything looks fabulous.

Kathy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the pillows and that cute chalkboard that looks like a breadboard. That isn't a dove. I think it is a juvenile mockingbird.

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

I have that same birdbath! Everything looks fantastic. I love your pillows and your arrangement on the table with the branches. You need to check out my newest post...I see your cow wall hanging back there, you'll flip out over the agricultural pages in my old books I found...

♥Linsey

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kelly, the pillows look great! Smart thinking, using old pillows that you already had to fill! I've done that before!! The chalkboards are just adorable...the large one and the cute small one! Your accessories are all great!

Debra Hall said...

Hi Kelly....thanks for dropping by!
I'm loving that cow chart....big lover of cow stuff too!
I don't know if the little hummingbird will still deteriorate but I couldn't bring myself to toss him! He's always been under a glass dome so people don't get creeped out lol!
I love your style....going back on your blog to oogle some more with a cup of afternoon coffee :) blessings~Debra

A Thrifted Market said...

Love the look of your dining room!!

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Your dining area is lovely, and what a great price on the wire basket. Love it:)

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Hi Kelly! lovely purchases. I love that chalkboard, and the mini one looks adorable on the basket. Great bird shot.

Andrea said...

nice finds! I also love your urn on your table, filled with hydrangeas =)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I like the pillows~I like black with browns and creams, like in your dining room and all the pretty bins and boards in the kitchen. Like the cheese thingy too.... and the bird in the birdbath! And that story you told is so sad, and I know how you feel~my dog will bolt after a squirrel and I am so glad he has never caught one. I posted once about a very wise old robin sitting in my garden and he was unfazed by my dog..I took a pic of the two of them near each other...then someone commented that it was not an old robin, it was a baby robin!! ha! Just like what your big sis wrote about the dove~so I had to laugh about that one!

All That Glitters said...

Girl, I'm just lovin your goodies! Those pillows are so pretty!

That is sad about the dove!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love the stiped pillows, and the breadboard chalkboard. You new touches are a nice addition to your beautiful decor.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Some lovely finds, and your kitchen looks so pretty. Whatever type of bird, he certainly was enjoying the bath and sunshine.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Kelly, I love the bread board style chalkboard..so cute. Your home is beautiful and I adore the new pillow and the cute little chalkboard.
Hugs,
Sherry

Eileen said...

Love the pillow covers. Your table looks great. And the chalkboards are both really neat. I love it when birds come visit my birdbath. Cute little thing.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Thanks for joining my partay!

At The Picket Fence said...

Beautiful finds Kelly! Love the striped pillow and all of your other gorgeous pieces. Your home is truly so lovely and I'm enjoying getting to see more and more of it! :-)
Vanessa

Pat said...

Love the pillow covers. Your kitchen is wonderful Kelly!!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kelly,

Love the new updates to your kitchen!! The finish on your table is amazing...I thought I was the only one to put pillows on the kitchen chairs...they look so sharp!! Your urn on the table is beautiful.
Looking good...

All the Best,
Christine

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Great purchases Kelly! I love the chalkboard that looks like a breadboard! Your kitchen looks so pretty! Martina

PS- Sweet picture of the little bird taking a bath. I love watching the birds.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Love that bread board black board and those striped pillows!! It looks like a mocking bird to me too..

Michele Smith said...

I love that shot of your dining room. That cow canvas, your rooster buffet, leopard shades and pillow are fabulous!
I am especially in LOVE with that canvas. I hope OKL offers them again!
That chalkboard is awesome too, I've got several around my kitchen.

d e l i g h t said...

Hi Kelly, love the colors and shades you use in your home and the stripe pillow are a sophisticated look. Very nice. That is the cutest weathered chalkboard I have seen!

Shelia said...

Hi Kelly! I love your pretty pillow covers and your other finds! Your dining room looks so lovely.
I so didn't want to offend anyone while showing those rabbits! I love little rabbits and just couldn't believe I was seeing what I was seeing.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Babs said...

Great striped pillows. I need to check out Ballard's again. Haven't looked at their site in a while. YOur kitchen is so cute.

Pondside said...

I love stripes - especially blue ones! I may steal the chalkboard/breadboard idea - I love it!

White Whimsy said...

Just stumbled across your blog. Love It!!! Your home and your blog are both beautiful.

SHERRY HART said...

Love the stripe pillows....and I can't believe you got that picture of the bird taking a bath. I have tried often and they always fly away....