Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Changes in the Kitchen

Hello everyone!

I'm happy to report that my allergies are getting a little better.  Yay!  Now my husband and oldest son are dealing with them.  I think we could all use a visit to an allergist one day.  ha!  It must be genetic. 

On another note, I mentioned in my last post that I did a little retail therapy.  Here are a few things I purchased for my kitchen and some vignette changes that I made.

Do you see anything new at my kitchen table?


Let's look at it at another angle and see if you can spot it.



Now I know you must see it!  It's that cute little bench.  I found it in a completely different color, but it was made of solid wood and very sturdy.  It looks to be handmade (not mass produced).  I snatched it up for a mere $39!  Can you believe it?  I came home and painted it white.  I plan on doing a little more distressing to it in the future. 


It needs a little "chippiness" going on!  Ha!

I also found these petite french canisters.


And....this cute wooden caddy.

I filled it with an old seltzer bottle, sterling silver spoons and a topiary.


I moved a few things around too.  I placed this basket with flowers on my counter.


And I moved my scale over to the grey cabinet.


I also added a large painted basket of flowers to the center of my table.


I'm very happy with the outcome.  It feels a bit more summery in here now.  We've been enjoying some beautiful sunny weather this week.  It's been nice to be in the kitchen with the back door open. 

Tomorrow, is a special day for me and my husband too.  We will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary!  I can't believe how fast it has gone by.  I look back on it and shake my head.  I feel very blessed to be in a good marriage with 2 beautiful children.   

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly~

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63 comments:

Debbiedoo's said...

Looks gorgeous Kelly! Really very farm house french looking. Cool bench, I would love to find one like that too.

Shannon said...

Happy 25 Years to you and your husband!
I just found your blog and am now a new follower. I spent too much time going through all your old posts last night but I couldn't help it your home is absolutely gorgeous!

Debby said...

I Your kitchen does have a farmhouse feel to it.
Happy Happy Anniversary. 25 is a big milestone. Have fun celebrating.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kelly, you always find the cutest decor and accessories!! That bench looks great with your table!! Congrats on your wedding anniversary!! 25 Years!!

Melanie said...

Love your kitchen! Your blog always provides me with inspiration, love visiting!! Love the bench, I have one that is similar, considered using it at my kitchen table, will have to try that now!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

WOW! Congrats on the 25 years together~super achievement! Now I noticed the big white basket of flowers first, and I really loved how that looks! All of the changes in the kitchen are just right~when is the magazine coming to shoot it?? I'm serious!

Cheri said...
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Cheri said...

EVerything looks wonderful...feel better. Read the story on your sister's blog yesterday about the pillow...too funny.

Deserae said...

You found some wonderful goodies!!!! Those petite French cannisters are just adorable....love everything as always :o) Congratulations on your 25th wedding anniversary too!
~Des

NanaDiana said...

Kelly-It all looks gorgeous. I made several of those benches back when I used to do woodworking. Sold them as fast as I made them. I think I got about $30 way back then. You got a bargain!

I love all the bits and pieces you found "shopping". Your home is lovely- xo Diana

All That Glitters said...

Cute new finds!!! I just love retail therapy! That reminds me! I should take some pics of my new-to-me goodies! 25 years is a long time! My anniversary will be next month. 8 years for us. We have been together for 14 year though. I love your black french doors, btw!

AntiqueChase said...

Very fresh changes... making me think I need to add some spring to my kitchen... which is the LAST thing I need to get involved in today. Happy 25th! that's fantastic!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the bench and at first I thought the new thing was the basket on the table. Didn't even notice the bench. Cute new things.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Have a wonderful celebration, Kelly! Congrats! Love all the additions of goodies to your kitchen. Hope those nasty allergies get better soon!!

Pat said...

Great looking finds, Kelly. Beautiful photos, too.

J went to an allergist several years ago. He had the shots and completely lost his sense of smell. He still has a very good (too good) appetite and can enjoy the taste of food. Just can't smell it. I can't believe he retained his sense of taste without his sense of smell!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Happy Anniversary, Kelly. Okay, I'm drooling over the wooden caddy. Love it. Nice new touches all around.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

You definitely have a farmhouse french theme going on in your kitchen Kelly and I LOVE it!! You took such pretty shots too! Happy Anniversary!! Hope you guys plan on doing something special.

Budget Design Girl said...

Wow! It looks just beautiful! Love it all!
xo-Lisa

Linda said...

I love what you have done to your kitchen.
Your cute bench is very similar to the ones we used to make and sell at craft shows. Solid pine.
Love the wooden caddy.
Wow! Congrats on 25 years.
We just celebrated 45 yrs.

Bliss said...

My fav's... the wood caddy, the already must of had it awesome apron hanging in the background.... and the only other thing I can say is I still see no chalking on the light! Maybe christen it by writing Happy 25th Anniversary. (You can call me the chalk police).

~Bliss~

Cindy said...

Glad you are feeling better! Great finds for your kitchen. I love the farmhouse feel of it.

Shelia said...

Hi Kelly! Oh, love your sweet bench and love that tool box too. Your kitchen is just to die for! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Love that cute, little bench. Perfect.

And congratulations on 25 years! That is a major milestone. We have #32 coming up.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This all looks lovely...sophiticated, yet warm and cozy. Very charming.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

First of all, Happy Anniversary, Kelly! I'm celebrating 27 years come May and I'm with you ~ wasn't it just 1985 yesterday. : ) Your kitchen is so pretty and looks great with the sun shining in like that. One of the things I miss most about the kitchen in our old house is all the natural light. Love that tote and your bench.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Congratulations on your 25th, that is a big accomplishment these days. Your new kitchen finds are lovely. I especially like the little bench.

chateau chic said...

Isn't it great that what may seem like small changes gives a whole new feel to a room. Your finds are terrific. Benches always speak to me and yours is charming. Those french canisters are in my favorite colors. All around, I'm loving your home!
Mary Alice

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Well, that's what I call therapy!!! The canisters are wonderful!

Olive Cooper said...

Love the dining table with the bench. The basket on the table is large and in charge-I like that.

Sandy said...

Kelly, happy anniversary to you and your husband! My hubby and I celebrated 25 years last September. Love all the simple little changes to your kitchen. You know I'm in love with that scale! The bench was a great find! Don't you just love playing around with vignettes? You're really good at it. I hope you do something special to mark your special anniversary. Twenty-five years is something to celebrate.

Sandy said...

Oh, I forgot to mention how much I love your french canisters sweet!

Jane said...

Wow Kelly - you really hit the mother lode on your shopping trip. Terrific finds. Gonna have to copy that big white basket idea - l.o.v.e. it! Jane

Melissa Miller said...

Kelly you have the absolute prettiest and most unique items ever. Love! The bench, basket, scale, everything is gorgeous.

Gail said...

Hi Kelly, I love all your changes! What a cute bench! Wishing you and your husband a Happy 25th Anniversary and many more beautiful years together.

Blondie's Journal said...

The bench is perfect for your table and what a steal!! I love it white! And I noticed that big basket of flowers right away, too, it's so pretty!

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. We just celebrated our 25th in December! :)

XO,
Jane

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh Kelly...talk about farmhouse french..I love it!! I just love all the details...guess I am a detail sort of gal,but wow you really hit it bang on! x0x0

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Your kitchen changes look great! I have a bench something like that but not a very sturdy one! I am one of your new followers!

victoriantailor said...

It is all very beautiful, but I think my favorite thing is the white basket on the table with the white flowers, so pure and simple,and beautiful!

rachel@Acts of Life said...

Congrats on the 25 years that is wonderful and rare these days. Love your changes to the kitchen, it has a very light airy feel to it. Are the flowers in the baskets real? They look lovely!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kelly, The changes are beautiful! Happy anniversary. Hugs, Sherry

bj said...

Hi, Kelly. I am loving all your finds...and I love the baskets of flowers.
Congrats on your anniversary. You must be about my daughter's age. She has been married about the same length of time. She has 4 kids...the oldest, 21, the youngest and our baby of the family, 10.
Did I ever tell you I have 2 kids and they have given us 10 grands ? Blessed!!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Kelly: First let me say I love your kitchen. It is outstanding. And second, I thought I was following you but just happened to notice your follow of me and it dawned on me that I haven't gotten any of your posts on my dashboard. I looked through your followers and couldn't find myself (Oh, lord, I've lost myself!) Duh!! Isn't hard for me to do. So guess it was one of those late night sessions and I forgot to sign up. So now I am, but I remember when you got the light over your table. So sorry, but I will catch up now on you past posts..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Anne Boykin (bloominganne) said...

Beautiful spring look! Happy Anniversary and thanks for the great posts.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

My, you sure did score big on your retail therapy!..Everythig is beautiful!

Happy 25th..you are certainly blessed!

Maria Elena said...

Kelly, your new bench is so pretty!
Great find! Your kitchen looks beautiful!

Princess Kate said...

Stopping by from Wow Us Wednesday. Love that bench. Your kitchen is beautiful with obviously a lot of love put into it. Thanks for sharing.

Andrea said...

your kitchen is just so pretty! I am admiring your new bench (I have one almost identical in my entry), and your seltzer bottle. I also need to put up a towel bar for my (rather large) collection of tea towels like you did =) Hope your allergies continue to improve! I'm lucky in that I've never had any allergy problems.

stefanie said...

your kitchen is beautiful!!!!

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

So cute. Everything you bought and moved around I'm loving. Were these flea market finds? Super cute!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

You have a beautiful kitchen--I love it all!

Babs said...

I love all your changes. The bench is darling and I like the big basket of flowers on the table.
I'm glad you're feeling better, and Happy Anniversary!

ImSoVintage said...

Happy anniversary. Your kitchen looks beautiful and I love the vintage touches :)

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Really pretty changes and congrats on your anniversary. We just had our 30th and I agree it's gone by quickly! I've been looking for seltzer bottles for weeks now but can't find any I can afford. :o) The ones on eBay start out low but end up pretty pricey. I love yours!

Becky said...

Cute kitchen. Love your style! I'm following you now:)

Becky

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Love your kitchen. This looks so lovely. I would love for you to drop by My Dream Canvas as well :-)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a gorgeous kitchen, Kelly! You really have done a wonderful job creating such a special space! I love the bench, too!

Veronica said...

Love the bench! the whole kichen are looks light and airy. Great job! And Happy anniversary to you and your husband!

summersoul said...

wow those are some great finds! I love the canisters! and the caddy. have a great day

Michele

thistlewoodfarm said...

Kelly,

I love that little wicker cloche on your countertop! ADORABLE! That basket on your table is absolute perfection, too!

Thanks for sharing.
blessings,
karianne

Shabby soul said...

I love that bench and all these charming details!
Your shabby chair too is so charming!
Have a nice day
Silvia

vignette design said...

I love your entire kitchen! Your newest follower!

Becca said...

It all looks wonderful, Kelly! Love your new bench and Happy Anniversary !!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

You have a good eye and have found some special pieces, Kelly! Congratulations on your anniversary and I hope you are doing something memorable and everyone feels well enough to celebrate - I am sure!