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Saturday, April 20, 2013

SPRINGTIME IN THE KITCHEN

I decided our kitchen needed to celebrate the end of winter with a few Spring touches.

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I added a few sprigs of faux Lavender to the shelf above the stove.


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A basket, placed at the end of the kitchen island, is ready to be taken on a picnic at a moments notice.


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The plates (Comptoir de Familee) were a recent purchase through One Kings Lane.


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And a bowl of apples too.

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At the other end of the kitchen island, I replaced dark placemats with bright, floral Quimper placemats.


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I also brought a little Springtime to our built-in china cabinet.
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Okay, I’ll “fess” up.  This cute cross stitch, a Christmas gift from my sister, has hung here through the winter.  It does have a Springtime look though, so I’m sneaking it into this post as part of my Spring kitchen décor.  I hope it’s warm enough where you are to drink a glass of ice cold lemonadelaurie
I am linking to Seasonal Sundays at The Tablscaper.

22 comments:

Stacey said...

Laurie, you really have such a beautiful house and so many pretty things. I love to look at the pictures. I'd love to go shopping with you!

Pat said...

Bet the lavender smells wonderful! Your kitchen is beautiful, Laurie.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Laurie, love your kitchen. It looks so fresh. Love the basket ready to have a picnic. Thanks for sharing your spring kitchen.
Mary

Perfectly Printed said...

Just love your kitchen!!! Spring is here...so nice to have the warm sun! chris

Heather Wise said...

Laurie,
You kitchen is so springy and welcoming! I love the build in cushioned bench- ready to sit and chat with someone cooking! I do so like your stichery! It is a perfect reminder all year long!

Thank you for inviting us in!

Blessings and hugs,
Heather

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, your kitchen is so beautiful, every time I see it I drool again, it is amazing. I love all of your spring touches. Hugs,Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Everything is so pretty!
I need to get busy and do some spiffing up around my abode. Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Sarah said...

Hot tea and snuggled in by a cozy fire tonight. Today was lovely, but not one for cold drinks. Glorious spring days though. We are blessed!
Love seeing your kitchen. I don't think I've seen many photos of it. I spy some new Q too. '-) The red and white cherry dishes are fab! Great post! ~ Sarah

xinex said...

I love your kitchen, Laurie. It is so inviting and so much to see....Christine

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your kitchen is lovely, so warm and inviting, makes me want to go there for a cuppa coffee! I love your spring touches, specially the basket. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
FABBY

The Tablescaper said...

Love the touches of Spring to your kitchen.

It's wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescape

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Laurie, I love seeing your beautiful kitchen and all of your lovely accents! It always feels so warm and inviting. Your Spring accents are wonderful!

Dewena Callis said...

Like the others, I love glimpses into your wonderful kitchen! Those French plates with the cherries are beautiful, especially with the vintage linen with cherries on them. And then I spy that carling mixing bowl on the shelf with fat red polka dots. I could sit and look at your kitchen for hours!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Little touches go a long way! your cross stitch is adorable and very spring! Love the ready to go picnic basket too!
Jenna

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Laurie I love all your little spring touches! Your kitchen is so beautiful and you make it so warm and inviting!
hugs,
Linda

Talya Tate Boerner said...

Great kitchen! I want to cook there:)

Marigene said...

Laurie, your kitchen is gorgeous...I would be living in it, if it were mine! Love your picnic basket ready to go on a moment's notice...I don't see many plates with red that really catch my eye, but these do.

Karen Weido said...

Your kitchen is amazing. Something I would love to have in my dream home! You made some beautiful touches for Spring.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I just love your kitchen! So big and cheery! The new dishes are fun. Just like your basket.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Laurie,
You really are a collector! I see so many interesting things in your kitchen. It truly is warm and welcoming and a break from all the cookie cutter kitchens that are so prevalent these days. Love all the spring touches that you added!

Debbie said...

That cherry themed basket is my favorite part! It has inspired me to try to do my own version of something like that. Love it.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie, Your kitchen is gorgeous. What an amazing and charming space. You have such an eye for the details. Love all your wonderful treasures and vignettes.
Happy Springtime,
Hugs, CM