9/21/14

My Fall Kitchen

Hey everyone!  Is it starting to feel like Fall in your area?  As I walked outside this morning to get the newspaper, it was actually cool......as in 72 degrees instead of 100 here in the Arizona desert!  We will still get some low 100 degree days, but I do think we are on the downhill side of summer -- YAY!  Well, if you've been following my blog for awhile, then you know I started my Fall decor several weeks ago.  I've shared my foyer and sitting room HERE and my dining room HERE, but don't believe for a minute that those spaces are finished.  Nope......I've already made some changes I'll share in another post, because today I want to share my favorite room (excluding my craftroom, of course), the "heart of our home," the kitchen!  Do you want to see?  Well come on in!

In case you haven't picked up on it yet, I am still in the mode of adding turquoise, mostly in small doses, all throughout our home.

I am absolutely convinced that turquoise is a "new" neutral......seriously, have you seen any color that doesn't look good with turquoise?  I think not!

The blend of all these wonderful colors just makes me smile and my heart sing!

That cute little chicken canister holds my Pumpkin Spice Coffee!  If those lamps look familiar, that's because they use to be on the white buffet in my dining room.  
They've had work done -- I'll share soon!


I don't have a lot of special Fall dishes, so I decided to display them all together on this large tray 
for a bigger impact.  The turquoise & orange runners are from IKEA.

Yep, that's my handsome son up there, just hanging out with me in the kitchen just as he did when he was three.  Don't ever discourage your little ones from helping you prepare food, they just might become a chef some day!   

I originally had much more "stuff" above the cabinets, but like it much better now......
less can be more, and sometimes your eyes need places to rest.


My little buddy up there is trying to say, "Have a great week everyone, and come back to 
see us any old time!"
I sometimes like to party with these lovely bloggers:
Monday
Cindy at Dwellings--The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Mondays

Tuesday
Maria Elena at Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Inspire Me Tuesday
Leslie at House on the Way for Twirl & Take a Bow
Mary Beth at Cupcakes and Crinoline for Project Inspired

Wednesday
Suzy at Worthing Court for The Scoop
Karin at The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday

Thursday
Kelly at Live Laugh Rowe for Live Laugh Linky Party
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday

Friday
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Anything Blue Friday
Jody & Stan at Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays 
Amanda at Serenity Now for Weekend Bloggy Reading

Saturday
Natasha at Natasha in OZ for Say G'Day Saturday Party 

9/17/14

Meeting Face-to-Face

Hey everyone!  I just had to share a quick little post about a happy event that happened today.  This


lovely lady, Cindy, who blogs at Consider It All Joy, came to visit me today.  We just had the best time visiting and sharing all kinds of stuff.  This meet-up has been in the works for quite some time, and all kinds of "life" kept getting in the way; but we finally made it happen!  I'm truly grateful for finally meeting this lovely and very sweet lady.

9/14/14

"Faux Fall Fantasy" Continues!

Hey, everyone!  Wow, I cannot believe we are already way into September!  I got my boys (The Man & our son) off on their adventure to Peru  today.  I'm so excited for them and know they are going to have such a great time.  I sent along my Point & Shoot Nikon and hope they bring back some wonderful pictures -- I'll certainly share some of those in the future.  Anyway, while the cats away, the mouse will play in her house!  Today I want to share my dining room all decked out in all her  Faux Fallishness!






Those are drop cloth pumpkins that you see up there.  I made those last year.


Just some book pages in hurricanes add a bit more interest.



I was the lucky receiver of more of my sweet MIL's teacups and saucers, 
given to me on our summer trip.


  
Presto-chango.......Kirklands had a super-good sale on these buffet lamps!  So what do you think?

Old lamps or........


New lamps?  


I don't know what it is about this little vignette, but I'm just loving it!

Maybe it's this "oh so proud" Mr. Roo!



I may change out the burlap runner for something else.....hmmmm?



Ahhh......she knows those aren't real!

I sometimes like to party with these lovely bloggers:
Monday
Cindy at Dwellings--The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Mondays

Tuesday
Maria Elena at Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Inspire Me Tuesday
Leslie at House on the Way for Twirl & Take a Bow
Mary Beth at Cupcakes and Crinoline for Project Inspired

Wednesday
Suzy at Worthing Court for The Scoop
Karin at The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday

Thursday
Kelly at Live Laugh Rowe for Live Laugh Linky Party
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday

Friday
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Anything Blue Friday
Jody & Stan at Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays 
Amanda at Serenity Now for Weekend Bloggy Reading

Saturday
Natasha at Natasha in OZ for Say G'Day Saturday Party 

Special Fall Parties
My Journey Back for Fabulous Fall Party

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