March 25, 2015

A BLACK AND WHITE COTTAGE KITCHEN

I found a really wonderful cottage kitchen to show you today.
It's all done in black and white.
 It has a really unique decorative feature too ~ the ceiling is wallpapered in
a black and white floral pattern!
Doesn't it look great?

                       Kitchen by San Diego Interior Designers & Decorators Kathy Ann Abell Interiors

The rest of the kitchen isn't too shabby either.
Beautiful white cabinetry, black countertops, and checkered floors
with just enough wood to warm up the space.


I know we all love the retro stove as well!


Here you get a better look at the pretty ceiling.
I have done some wallpapering in my day but I have to say my neck and shoulders
couldn't handle wallpapering a ceiling but I do really like the look.
What do you think?
Would you ever wallpaper a ceiling?

                       Kitchen by San Diego Interior Designers & Decorators Kathy Ann Abell Interiors

Looking down the hall, we get a peak into the dining room 
decorated in black and white also. 
 In fact, the entire cottage is done in black and white.
You can see more photos HERE.


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March 20, 2015

SPRING


Happy First Day of Spring!

Today is the Spring Equinox; also called the Vernal Equinox.

def:  the time when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's
equator, making night and day of approximately
equal length all over the earth.

I love this quote for today . . .


. . . and I'm so glad it's true.

HAPPY SPRING EVERYONE!


March 17, 2015

AROUND THE KITCHEN

I enjoy doing these little posts of things around my kitchen.
I love kitchen gadgets and accessories and I do make
changes to them fairly often.


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 Next to the stove, I usually have a grouping of utensils so I can
quickly grab what I need - you know, like when the grilled cheese
is burning and I need a spatula pronto!  : )
Below you can see I added a yellow apple for a little spring color.


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The top of this little cabinet is always a good place for a couple fun accessories.
I loved this little blue "Traditional Biscuits" tin when I saw it at Homegoods.


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I like using glass jars too. 
This "Yorkshire" jar is also a Homegoods find.


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 Baskets are always fun to fill up with kitchen towels,
bread boards and other supplies.


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And of course there must be something on the table like
some flowers for spring with a pretty bowl, tea towel, and
round bread board to make it more interesting.


Only three more days until the official first day of Spring.
Are you ready?

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March 14, 2015

MY FAVORITE CHILDHOOD STORYBOOK

There's a storybook from my childhood that has never left my memory.
It had long ago been given away or discarded.
All I could really remember was the name of the book and the fact that I loved it.

I was so happy to finally find it on the internet.

Me Too!
A Whitman Tell-A-Tale Book
copyright 1962 ~ the year after I was born  ~ yes, I'm old  : )


I didn't remember that the little girl's name was Anne
which of course is part of my name.
Maybe it's not too surprising that we named our daughter Anna.


I had older sisters so that may be part of the reason I connected to this book.
Or maybe it was because I loved to play with dolls like these girls.
(It appears that Anne is spanking her baby ~ not sure I like that part.)


I am sure I loved their pretty blue dresses.


And their pretty house with their pretty Mamma.

Whatever the reasons, I'm so happy I found it again!

Did you have a favorite storybook as a child?

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