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Sunday, April 20, 2014


I ran out of blog steam, so I am reposting a Springtime post from 2013.
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.

Kitchen-Bargain Hunting with Laurie
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.



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


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I also brought a little Springtime to our built-in china cabinet.
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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 d├ęcor.  I hope it’s warm enough where you are to drink a glass of ice cold lemonade.  laurie
I am partying with Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday and A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday


Debbie said...

Laughing about the expression "running out of blog steam". Is that what it's called? I think I like the visual in my head of me sitting in front of a keyboard saying, "I think, I can... I think I can..."

Lucky us that you ran out because we got to see this replay. At my age, I rarely remember anything so I'm always delighted. I was delighted here.

I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...


I am sorry you ran out of blog steam...I hope it's not because of feeling ill or overdoing it.

Re-post or not, I love your kitchen and I want your built in china cabinet with the sitting area underneath! I want the island too....OK I want your kitchen. let me just put it that way....such a great space!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your kitchen, Laurie! It looks like a wonderful place to prepare meals, enjoy your morning coffee, and I'd love to sit on that seat in your built in cabinet!

Lisascraftiques said...

Oh I just LOVE the cherry basket and all the vintage goodies. I love cherries in a kitchen. :)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie, I just love your kitchen and the spring touches you added is so inviting. The island with the pick up and go picnic basket is a really unique idea to display. Love above your stove and the built in china cabinet with the seat is gorgeous.
I could spend hours in your marvelous kitchen space.

Have a great week.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed seeing the rerun.
Hope you had an enjoyable and Happy Easter weekend.


You made me will never run out of 'blog steam', lol! I know, it happens sometimes, but we love to decorate and redecorate, so there's always material for us, the type that can't leave things alone! I love your gorgeous rerun, it's a great thing to do, cause we'd love to see it again and get ideas! Beautiful, I totally love it again! Hope you had a lovely Easter too.

Candy S said...

Laurie, I would never get tired of seeing your kitchen - it is beautiful. I will be trying to update my kitchen this year. All inspiration is welcome, and believe me your kitchen is inspiring!!