Monday, April 24, 2017

Spring in the Kitchen

          Today I have been trying to "feel" spring! Hard to do when it's cold and nasty outside and you still have to turn on the heat. So I decided to add some Spring to the kitchen. Nothing says Spring more than yellow tulips!! It was an instant transformation!!

                 I decided to change the corner cabinet to all white china. I think it brings a cooler look to the kitchen for the spring and summer months. Sometimes it just takes a small change to change the feel of a room. White makes everything look and feel cool. 

                                Well it may not be Spring outside but it is Spring in my kitchen!!

                                                                       Sue xo


Monday, April 17, 2017

Spring Pansies

Happy Monday!

                 Hope you all had a wonderful Easter Sunday. We had a very busy weekend!
          We were able to visit with our children and grandchildren. What a Wonderful weekend!!!

                  I planted the first pansies of the season. This is the first  flower I plant every spring.
         I plant pansies in honor of my Grandfather Frank. They were his favorite flower. I remember him planting them every spring. Grandpa planted all different color pansies in the front yard of our home. My grandfather was an avid gardener. He began in the spring with his pansies. It was the beginning of his favorite time of the year...the beginning of the gardening season. He may have began with pansies but I remember all the beautiful flower gardens at our home. Grandpa spent ever minute of his days off in the garden. It was his great love....To this day each member of my family plant pansies in their garden in honor or Grandpa Frank. I know my love of flowers comes from my grandfather. I think of him often especially when I'm working in the garden!!

Spring Pansies

                                                                      Welcome Spring

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Hello Spring!!

The last few days have been absolutely perfect!!! Spring has finally arrived in North Eastern PA.
                 The forsythia is blooming, the birds are singing and the air smells heavenly.
I opened all the windows for the first time after a long winter. The house smelled like spring, fresh
                     and clean!!
My thoughts turned to making the house feel more spring-like....
                     I decided to begin with the Master Bedroom
The first thing I decided to do was to change the bedding to a lighter look. I loved the bedding I was using,but I decided the duvet and shams in the heavy linen toile print looked too heavy for the summer. I was looking for a change....
I began by ordering a new dust ruffle from Country Curtains.. The dust ruffle is a toile print in a color called Lagoon. Now I had no idea what the color Lagoon was. I couldn't tell if the color was blue or green in the catalogue And I was way too impatient to wait for a sample. When it arrived I was so pleased not only with the color but also with the quality of the fabric and the workmanship. The color was actually a bluish green on a white background. It is a soft pastel. I am in love with it!!! I couldn't be happier!!

I decided not to use shams to match the dust ruffle. I thought the white shams continued that summer look that I wanted. I used three layers of pillows for a full elegant effect. The room now has a light airy look. I am so pleased with the way the bedroom turned out! Now on to the rest of the house!!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Easter Table


                                                 Hope you all had a great weekend!
                 We finally had some sunshine today. Hopefully spring is just around the corner!
         Today I'd like to share a table set for Easter Brunch. I purchased the cabbage placemats,cabbage napkin rings and the pink flower salad/dessert dishes in Pier 1.They were so cute I just couldn't resist!! Pier1 had the nicest decorations. I used many of my own dishes to complete the table. Pink tulips was the finishing touch! Believe it or not I found them in the supermarket. Sometimes I get lucky!!

Table set for Easter Brunch
Nest with Easter eggs hangs on the back of the chair

Bunny napkin fold.
You can find instructions on
Rabbit Egg in a nest

                                 Have a Blessed Easter!!