Monday, December 10, 2007

Kitchen Plates

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I still haven't painted the kitchen but I think I have the color picked out. It a soft gray-blue and I'm going to paint the cabinets white. They're a beige color now and they just look drab and I'm going for fresh and clean! I'm off work for 2 weeks at Christmas so I plan to paint it then. Around the soffit area I'm going to hang blue and white plates. Here's what I have so far. I still need about 7 or 8 more so the hunt is on!


Above is a Victorian Kissing Ball that I made last Christmas. I put it on my blog then but my camera was not working very well so you could barely see it. I used a styrofoam ball that I covered with moss and then pushed in some red and green faux hydrangeas and attached some ribbons. I have it hanging in my kitchen this year.

22 comments:

BittersweetPunkin said...

Wow...2 weeks off? Good for you! I love the look of Blue and White...transferware and toile...very pretty!
Blessings,
Robin

Gayla said...

Very pretty ideas. The kissing ball is so cute. I love the details in your home... The kitchen project will be fun.

Carousel222 said...

Love your blue and white plates. I have a few also. Can't wait to see your kitchen when it's redone. I notice your blackboard/silver tray on the wall. I've been looking for one and won one on E-bay for 99 cents, less than $5 with shipping. Hope you don't mind if I copy your idea. Imitation is the best form of flattery you know :>)

Shari said...

How exciting--a 2 week vacation! Although you should be relaxing on your vacation instead of doing something as labor-intensive as painting your kitchen, I know it will be a "labor of love" for you and you'll be happy when you feel your kitchen is fixed up as pretty as the rest of your home. The plates look wonderful and I really like the look of the varied sizes.

declanium said...

love the kissing ball...i just may try that myself this year.....Target sells them for close to $20.00(!) so it might be in my best interest to attempt this on my own.....

Counting Your Blessings said...

It's already gorgeous! Kissing balls - even the name is lovely. Blessings... Polly

Mary said...

I'm with Polly -- your kitchen is already beautiful. I'm sure it will be absoutely stunning when you're done!

Love the kissing ball!
xoxo,
Mary

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

You kitchen is going to look amazing! Can't wait to see it. And that kissing ball is very pretty.
Penny

Nan said...

Have you had any prospects to put to use your kissing ball? LOL
Nan

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Nan, no prospects! It's close to the front door so I'm hoping Mr. Right comes a knockin' soon!

Alison Gibbs said...

Your kitchen will look lovely once you have painted it. The blue and white combination always looks so fresh.
Alison

Julie said...

I am a lot like that. I am happiest when I am either planning a project or right in the middle of one! I cannot wait to see the results.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

2 weeks, what a treat for you! Can't wait to see your kitchen Cindy :)

Hugs,
Dena

Gail McCormack said...

Love the idea of the plates Cindy, it's going to look fantastic! I hope the kissing balls in easy access if you need to quickly take it down for a not so nice Christmas visitor. Have a lovely 2 week break.

Rosemary said...

Love the blue and white Cindy.
My daughter's little flower girls carried kissing balls at the wedding.
They are really cute.
Can't wait to see the finished kitchen.
Rosemary

http://web.mac.com/lindasbluegate/iWeb/LInda%27s%20Blue%20Gate/Bluegate%20Blog/Bluegate%20Blog.html said...

Cindy,
I love.... love the plates.... blue and white are my favorite... Have fun with your time off ...I know you will have it full of projects. Does Lauren like to help?
MIne never did... but now that she has her own townhouse she is all about projects...
Linda

Cottage Magpie said...

I love the blue and white plates! I always forget to go look at the plates at the thrift store, I need to start! I bet they'll look beautiful with the blue/white wall/cabinet plan you have! Can't wait to see it.
~Angela :-)

debbiekay said...

Oh cindy, I did blue and white in my kitchen and dining room for years and although I have gone more taupe and mocha, I still enjoy the blue and white dishes on a lovely table once in a while. Enjoy your 2 weeks off and happy painting...

Debbie Kay

Elzie said...

Guess the kitchen will look great when you're finished with it. And the ball was lovely.
Hope you're having a good Tuesday. Love Elzie

Cottage Contessa said...

Can't wait to see your kitchen after it's makeover. No doubt it will be lovely!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

bj said...

Cindy, as you probably know, I love blue and white plates, too. Ebay is a fabulous place to pick up some really nice ones. I am finding fewer and fewer at thrift shops but still, every now and then, I get lucky! Good luck on finding some you love.
I like your kissing ball !!
bj

restyled home said...

I think your kitchen is going to look beautiful!! I love my blue cabinets (they are blue-gray too!!) and I just know you are going to be so happy with yours! There is just something so serene about coming into my kitchen and seein such a soothing colour...

By the way, your Christmas decorations are perfect...not a bit over the top!!

Linda
xox