Oh, what a crazy month this has been so far! I caught a "bug" on my trip to Baltimore at the end of October and I was sick for almost a week ("in the bed" sick) and, then, I went on vacation for a week. I am so behind on everything, especially, the blog! However, I was I so excited to share a couple of happy events with you.
In 2010, I had my kitchen redone and for three and a half years I have had no artwork on my walls. A few months ago, I did purchase a couple of rooster prints, but I needed to buy a storage cabinet to go underneath them. Therefore, they remained on the floor and not the walls. First, I have to share that I bought these prints, not because I love roosters - I bought them, because I thought the colors went well in the room. I know we are not supposed to buy art that way, but I was tired of looking for art! I could not find the piece that I had in my mind, so I settled for the roosters. I, also, found another print at an estate sale with a rooster in the correct colors for $7.00!
Finally, while I was on vacation, my husband and I found this crazy green cabinet that we thought would fit in the space we have. so now I have a cabinet and prints above it. Yeah - it is about time!
This is not a great photo, but this is how my formerly empty space looks now. We found the cabinet and the rooster at Home Goods in Destin, Florida. May I tell you how happy that I am to have a Home Goods in Destin? It opened recently and I was like a kid in a candy store shopping there!
The second bit of happy news is that I, also, found more of the rust colored "Toscano" mystery plates that I had bought at Dillard's. If you do not remember the story of my dilemma, you can read about it HERE. They finally showed up online and, now, in the stores. I bought several additional ones at the Dillard's in Panama City, Florida. It was a very successful vacation!!
I decided to combine the new kitchen decor and the plates into a single blog, so I pulled out my April Cornell rooster tablecloth. Fortunately, it had black and rust in it, so it was perfect for the room.
I used black napkins from Dillard's and rooster napkin rings from Bed, Bath and Beyond. The yellow salad plates are, also, the Noble Excellence "Toscano" pattern from Dillard's.
The heavy pewter-look flatware was purchased at Steinmart a few years ago.
For the stemware, I chose silverplated goblets and "Ebony" Celebrity water goblets.
I am very excited to finally have my kitchen almost finished. I have bought a couple of other roosters, but I really do not want my room to turn into "Rooster City"! I hope that you are not a procrastinator like I am, when it comes to decorating. I always want to wait, until I find the perfect item, but it almost never happens. Sometimes, I need to learn to compromise more quickly!!