Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Little Texture and Shine

Hello everyone!

I am happy to report that we have finally started getting rain here.  Yay!  Not a lot, but a little.  I'll take whatever we can get.  It has still been very hot, but slightly cooler than we've been.

This week, I've been busy tying up loose ends so we can get ready for our trip to FL.  I'm looking forward to a change of scenery and some fresh salt air.  We leave this weekend.

In the meantime, with shopping for new swimwear for the family etc., I've also been adding to my white dish collection.......again!  Seems when I get on a kick, I just keep going.


I am trying to fill this wall hutch with some interesting pieces.  I think I'm finally happy with the result.


I added a gravy boat, tureen, and a couple of small pitchers to the plates that I already had.

I also stumbled upon this wonderful grey willow basket on sale that just had to come home with me!


Ever since I moved my tureen out of here and placed it in the glass cabinet, I have not had a good replacement for it.

Finally, I do!  I love these grey baskets and the grey sideboard with the scripted lampshades was just the spot for one.


Hopefully, I'm done changing this thing around for a while now!  Ha!

Now, onto un-fun stuff like cleaning and packing.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

Linking to:  Wow-Us-Wednesday


36 comments:

Judy said...

Wish we'd get some of that rain. Looking at the weather channel this morning it looks like it's going around us and over to ya'll in Ga. We did a lot of wind yesterday, does that count?

My daughter and her family are leaving for Fl. Saturday too for a week! Last year we went with them in October, which I loved. After my aborted trip to the beach a couple of weeks ago, it doesn't look like I'll get back down there anytime soon.

Have a great time...and I love your basket!

Olive Cooper said...

We also had a terrific storm and rain last night. I am so grateful for the rain and my flowers are happy today. Your collection of white china and ironstone is looking good. xoxo, Olive

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Nice basket and your shelf looks great. Have fun on vacay.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

The wall hutch is lovely and the dishes are simple and perfect! Love the basket, too!

Blondie's Journal said...

I really love that basket! It looks great next to your lamps. Your wall shelf looks perfect, too.

I'm happy you got some rain, we need it so badly here in Illinois. Whenever I use the sprinklers, I see dollar bills shooting out of it! Wishing you a great vacation!

XO,
Jane

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

don't you love when baskets just jump into your cart? all by themselves! the color is really a pretty gray...goes well in that room! happy vacation!

Debbiedoo's said...

Enjoy Kelly! Love your basket!~

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Love white dishes. Yours have some detail on them. Lovely way to display them. Cute gray basket.
We had some much needed rain here yesterday. No rain in sight for the rest of the week.
Enjoy you stay in FL.

aarond said...

We finally got some rain Sunday night after 23 days with none. We still need more to catch up and we are worried about our pasture's as we have a lot of cows to feed. I'm glad you got rain though. Have fun on your vacation and I love that shelf that holds your white dishes and oh the dishes too.

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

It's raining right now here. Love the arrangement on your hutch and that is a great basket!

Deserae said...

You got some great pieces for your plate rack....gorgeous! Love your new basket too!!! Have fun on vacation :o)
~Des

Anne said...

Kelly,
Have a great trip!Hope the weather is good there.It is hot and dry here.We need rain and lots of it.LOVE your white tureen collection.
(((Hugs))
Anne

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love that shelf Kelly and it looks so pretty with all your white dishes!! I'm packing this week too, we leave for California on Monday, can't wait! Have a great trip:)

lexi said...

i love those lampshades. following you for great deco ideas :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your wall hutch is a beautiful piece, Kelly! So much detail! Love your white pieces on it, too. Great basket! It looks like it works great on your buffet.

Cindy said...

What great finds! The dishes all look great! I love white dishes!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your decor is so soothing, Kelly. The shelf display is simple and elegant. Love that basket too.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- Everything is looking so very nice, Kelly! It is gorgeous. I hope you have a ball in FL. Wish I were headed back there myself-xo Diana

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Love your display shelf - and how your displayed your beautiful whites too :) Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Enjoy the sea and sun Kelly! I love the basket and the hutch~you have the touch!!

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful display of white dishes, hope you have a wonderful trip.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love the gray willow basket Kelly, I'll have to keep my eye out for them;)
Have a wonderful time in Florida!

bj said...

Oh, I hope you get more rains. It is supposed to rain here today...fingers crossed.

Love your pretty wall hutch and white dishes. Looks sooo pretty.

We are getting ready to take a trip to the mountains.
See ya when we both get back.
xo bj

bj said...

Oh, I hope you get more rains. It is supposed to rain here today...fingers crossed.

Love your pretty wall hutch and white dishes. Looks sooo pretty.

We are getting ready to take a trip to the mountains.
See ya when we both get back.
xo bj

Bliss said...

You are a devious genius if you can plot a course and plan to find white dishes while swim suit shopping!

~Bliss~

missy said...

Your hutch looks great..Love the white dishes..We need rain badly..It's been 3 weeks..maybe soon!! Enjoy your trip to Fla.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Lucky you to be going on vacation. Hope you have a marvelous time. We aren't getting away until October. Seems like forever. The willow basket is beautiful. I got some from WUSLU but yours is such a unique shape. Perfect on your sideboard. Stay cool and travel safely!

Babs said...

Your white pieces look so good and I know what you mean about getting on a kick. Oh,to be going to the beach! Do you think there'll be antique/thrift stores near you? Or are you just going to have fun in the sun? Have a great time!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Your whie dishes are so pretty. They look so nice on the shelf and how they are arranged.

Have a great time in FL.

Sarah said...

It all looks lovely. Love the soft gray colors.
Enjoying some rain here too. Soooooooo nice!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Kelly: I'm so late in getting here that I'm sure you have already left on vacation, but hope you have a great time, and have time to plan your next moving around in the house, I'm sure you will pick up some fantastic items to add to your collections!.. Happy Thursday..Judy

PAT said...

I love that gorgeous wall hutch, Kelly and of course the white dishes.

Still hoping for rain here, although we do have cooler temps now.For that we are grateful.

Andrea said...

your hutch is gorgeous, and I love your white dishes. I went to Home Sense yesterday (Canadian version of Home Goods, but is the same store) and saw a bunch of very pretty white dishes and thought of you =)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Have great fun in the sun!!!...Love your weathered basket on the table....See you when you get back...Travel safe!!!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Dear Kelly, thank you so much for your kind words. My children are healthy, but there are some deep rifts that just break my heart. Thank you again.

I am so enjoying the peaceful and clean look you are creating. Well done. blessings ~ tanna

Nancy said...

I love your wall hutch. Can I ask where you found it? Love your style! Nancy