Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Adding Country Touches to the Kitchen

Hello everyone!

How is your week going so far?  Mine has been very busy, but at least I'm getting a lot done.  Despite being busy, I found some time to change a few things around in my kitchen.  It was triggered by something new I got for Mother's Day.  

I got this blue and white striped rug.


It looks like a Dash and Albert rug, but it isn't!  It's from Hook Loom.  They guarantee their rugs will not fade or shrink.  They are handwoven in India.  I found their website in a magazine and decided to give them a try.  I'm very happy with it so far!  Here is their website if you want to look around.  hookandloom.com  

Now, I can enjoy it every time I'm at the sink (which is A LOT)!


So, you know how one thing changes and then there is suddenly that domino effect going on?  Well, that is what happened here.  I decided to bring in some more pops of blue into the kitchen.  I brought in some of my blue ball jars.


And I hung a grain sack beside my cabinets.


Then I spruced up the area next to my sink by removing a lamp and replacing it with an old pitcher of flowers.  


So now I have a little bit of color and the country look that I still love.


I also found this old bucket and decided to place fresh lavender in it.


It sits on top of a stool on the other side of the kitchen.


I think the warmer temps outside are making me crave a country summer look inside.

Now, if only I had an ocean and beach nearby,  I'd be set!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

27 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Very charming Kelly! I love your new rug.

Ron said...

It always looks so nice, Kelly!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love your bucket and the lavender! The rug and grainsack look so nice in the kitchen.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Love your new rug, Kelly! You always find the most lovely accents. Everything is so pretty!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yes, where's the beach? Love the new rug and touches of blue added.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love the changes Kelly! Can I ask where you bought the bunch of fresh lavender...I've been looking for some.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Love the new touches and the rug is so pretty! It's funny because I DO have an ocean and a beach nearby, and you know what??? I hardly ever go there! Lol! I'm actually not a fan of the beach...too much sand, it's hot, then the sand sticks to your skin, etc. Ha! Every once in a while, my boys will make me go with them and it's not so bad once I get there. :) Plus there's a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory near by. :)

Susie said...

Kelley, I love your blue touches. Your kitchen is cheerful. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Deserae said...

Your new rug is fabulous....love all the touches of blue you have added :o) I am off to check out their site!
~Des

must love junk said...

Cute rug and touches of blue! I have an old bucket filled with lavender, too :)
Susan

Carrie Corson said...

Love the skirted cabinet! I've always wanted to try that & I never have so simple & lovely. Visiting from Savvy Southern Style:)

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Luv the new rug. The touches of blue , very pretty.
Sigh, I am landlocked as well. Nearest beach being Daytona. Someday it'll get my beach side cottage ;)
Hugs, Gee

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Love your changes, Kelly, especially the rug and lavender...

Marissa said...

Looks like a picture right out of southern living!

Marissa said...

Looks like a picture right out of southern living!

Marissa said...

Looks like a picture right out of southern living!

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cynthia lee designs said...

Love your new rug...and love your kitchen too!! Your home would be beautiful with a Country Summer look.
hugs,
Cindy

White Weathered Hutch said...

Love your style!!

Dorie said...

I'm LOVING the new rug Kelly! Thanks for the website! heading there now... :)

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

The new rug is a great addition, Kelly. Your kitchen always looks lovely.

Art and Sand said...

I am redundant in my comments - I will say it again - I love your style.

Love the bucket of lavender, the grain sack piece hanging by a cupboard and that rug.

I am heading over to check out their website.

Linda said...

Love it all but my favorite is the bucket of lavender!!

Cynthia said...

Kelly, I love all your new touches around your kitchen. Great rug!

Cynthia

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your new rug is lovely! The blue and white is just perfect.
Hugs,
Patti

Anne said...

Lovin that rug....and those ball jars...swoon.....<3
xx
Anne

Amy Chalmers said...

Love all of these little additions!