Friday, February 25, 2011

Touches of Spring in the Kitchen

The shelf in my kitchen is like a mantel to me. It is my canvas to change out with each holiday or season. I spend so much time in the kitchen that I love to look at it and enjoy the mood it sets dressed up for the seasons. I shopped the house and outside of the white flowers I picked up at Walmart for 99 cents, everything else I already had.


You might recognize some of the items from my fireplace mantel that is now dressed with some pastels for spring. Pastels don't really work in my kitchen, so I brought in greens. Perfect for spring or St. Patty's.


I collect graters. The one on the right was my mom's and it all went downhill from there.





Well, what do you think? I am happy with it. Until the next holiday.
Again try to ignore the ugly bandaid paint color. Why did I ever pick that color?


This little bunny came in from the back patio. He is watching over my front garden.


Primroses dropped into an old galvanized pail bought at an antique store for a $1.

I am being featured today at Debbiedoos Blogging and Blabbing.  If you can, stop by her wonderful blog full of great decorating projects, ideas for the home and her series for new bloggers. I have learned so much from her and am so thankful for the feature. Thanks Debbie!











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28 comments:

simpledaisy said...

I love your sweet little touches of spring!!!! Can"t wait for spring to show us her pretty little face:)

Liz said...

Everything on your shelf look just right - a really good combination. I love it!
Liz

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Your feature will be going up mid afternoon. See you later:) Your touches of Spring look lovely. XO

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I love that Rival grater. I have the one like your Mom's :) Your spring display is beautiful!

Ashley said...

Love the display! Very spring-y :) I think collecting antique kitchen gadgets is something I'd like to start. There is just something about them. Congrats on the feature! I will be sure to hop over and see it!

Ashley

Vintage Gal said...

I love the touches of spring in your kitchen ~ I'll hop over to Debbies now ~ Happy Friday ;-)

Faith said...

Just found your place..Hi..your title cuaght my eye...we have alot of the same likes..I'll be back to visit...enjoy your day.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I like the green touches on your shelf. Cute idea for a kitchen...treating a shelf like a mantel...maybe I should do that since I can't decorate our family room mantel due to the ginormous TV!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We always love adding green to the house during the last part of our winter...a promise that spring will be coming...soon we hope!!

Mimi Sue said...

Your little shelf looks adorable! You have a talent for arranging things. Sorry to hear you were sick. Hope you're feeling better. Where is that nursery in Cambria? Next time I go to Calif. I'll check it out. (My husband goes to the central coast about once a year to work, I usually spend a long weekend with him) Mimi

Donnie said...

I don't have a mantle either and never really thought about doing a shelf. That is lovely and so welcoming.

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

Lovely touches for spring...very welcoming! Lovely blog! I found you through the wonderful Debbie from Debbiedoos...fun post on her blog!

Liesl :)

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Your spring touches are so pretty! I just found you from your feature on Debbie's blog. I am now following along, I look forward to reading more. Come check me out if you get a chance. Noplacelikehomeally.blogspot.com

Gina said...

I'm stopping by to say hello from Debbie's blog. I love your kitchen shelf dressed for spring. The cheese graters are great. Pastels don't work well in my kitchen either.
Nice to meet you.

Olive Cooper said...

I love your vintage graters. i am dropping by from Debbies. ♥O

Judie said...

Debbie, what a wonderful "canvas" you have painted!! And that "bandaid" color looks just fine, my dear. I have sort of a collection of graters, myself. I think they're fun!!

Jo said...

Hey Elaine, I'm new follower, visiting from DebbieDoo's, nice to meet you, hope you'll visit LazyonLoblolly.

I'm crazy about St Patty's Day and your decor has me wanting to get my "GREEN" on!!!
Thanks for sharing these great photo's I look forward to bloggin' with ya.
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

www.thisoldhouseinnewliberty.blogspot.com said...

Looks great!!! and Springy!!

Nancy

Heaven's Walk - said...

Lovely shelf vignette! Every little bit of spring helps our winter-weary souls right now, doesn't it? :)

xoxo laurie

At The Picket Fence said...

I keep fighting it, but it is posts like these that convince me it is definitely time to break out my Spring decor! I absolutely love all of your touches around your kitchen and everything looks just beautiful! Thanks so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Babbs said...

Love it, it looks great!!! I do this same thing in my kitchen on a little cabinet I use as a buffet. Great job!! (and you crack me up everytime with the band-aid color. )

Sherry said...

You have a lot of cute stuff going on over here. Very nice green tray on your shelf. Love your vignettes. Perfect for spring and the kitchen. Thanks for linking up!
Sherry

The Tablescaper said...

Love how you change it all out for each season. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Kathy said...

Welcome Spring! Perfect with your greens - love the primroses!
Kathy

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I like your little 'mantle' shelf in your kitchen.
It is nice to have one place you can change often.

I like the Green Cracker Tin!

Carol said...

Great kitchen 'mantel'! It is wonderful to have a space where you spend a lot of time that you can change out like that. Wonderful graters and the primroses are gorgeous!

♥ Miss Tea said...

I love your kitchen look with touches of spring, green is one of my fave color, love the bunny as well! Thanks for sharing!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Your kitchen is darling with your collection of vintage pieces and I love your sweet flowers! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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