I love to decorate.... whether it be one style at a time or all at once...

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

colour my kitchen..

Well Christmas is just round the corner. Decorations are up and most of the shopping is done.  However, ever since finding these curtains (here) most of my focus seems to be on my kitchen!

I  love the pretty colours and the vintage/retro look they have about them but after putting them up I took them down again as I was undecided whether I wanted to keep them or not. I was already in the process of trying to frenchify my kitchen so keeping these curtains would mean more changes...

But... I have decided to keep them as the colours just make me happy. Even Lisa said the kitchen looks pretty with them, so that coming from a 19 yr old means a lot.

Lisa with her phone, ofcourse. This is what she wears these days to preschool! 
 Here I was playing around with odd lace curtains and trying to get a french theme happening with what I had to help me decide which way to go. I removed alot of the pink.

But this is what it looks like now....with all the colour back..PLUS a little more..

  I added this blue pie dish  (on special from hs home) and blue striped teatowel and as luck would have it that weekend I went to a local market and came across this vintage fan in.. would you believe..... blue!  perfect to mix in with all my pinks and greens. 

As you can see I am going for a very colourful kitchen in lots of pastels and some bolder colours too, in a mix of vintage, retro, shabby or whatever else comes my way.

I threw in a raspberry teatowel too (which I happened to have) to pick up the colour in the curtains and so as not to just have baby pinks.

I took the kettle out of this pic but left the base..(couldn't be bothered unpugging it!) all the wires are behind the bread box and the topiary hides the power outlet. (otherwise called bad planning of where you want the power outlet so now we have to hide it!)
 It's pretty old too.. think it's time to get a new one and with all the pretty colours on the market these days and the retro look making a come back, I don't think it will be hard to find one.

Hey, who's been eating my biscuits!! wink! wink!

I put some of my pretty cups and saucers back on the shelf. I love my vintage fan and it works brilliantly too!

Ofcourse I still have a lot of tweaking to do, especially in the shelves above the stove. I can never seem to find something I really like to put in there. I was on the lookout for wicker baskets but trying to find the right sized ones is impossible. 

Anyway, my dining room is looking a little bland and unbalanced now ( which is what happens when you start changing things!!) so I am seriously thinking of painting either the hutch itself or the wall behind it in a pale blue/torquoise colour.

You know even though I've changed my kitchen for now it doesn't mean I won't change it again! I suppose when you love decorating you can't help it. They say variety is the spice of life and I love variety!
take care,


20 North Ora said...

Maryann - Love the color in your kitchen. Love the pinks and greens. The curtains are just darling.

Merry Christmas.


sissie said...

Hi Maryann,
I love your kitchen both ways and those subway tiles are so vintage.

May you have a beautiful Christmas with your loved ones.


Bonnie@ The Hopeless Romantic said...

I know its been awhile, but have to say...I love ur kitchen, its what mine can only hope to be. Love all the white, especially the lacy curtains on the large window........Bonnie

Cindy said...

What a delightful kitchen! I actually like it both ways! But the color is really fun and happy! And, i know what you mean about doing one room different and it affecting everything in the whole house!!!



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