Good Monday morning! Can you believe how quickly March has flown? The sun is shining brightly here and it is in the 40's. Earl and I took a long walk outside this morning and it felt absolutely heavenly to be walking along, breathing semi-warm fresh air and hearing the birds sing. I believe they were as happy as we were :)
I came home and decided it was time to straighten up the kitchen a bit. It's my favorite place to be in the morning because of the east facing windows, The sun just streams in and lights up the room in my favorite light. I think morning light is the best.
I washed a batch of eggs and put them in this jadeite bowl. I have to admit, I miss the days of coloring eggs with the girls when they were little. It's not the same just doing it myself. But I will say, since we keep chickens that lay so many shades of brown and blue eggs I really think it is hard to beat them for beauty.
Fresh pink carnations in the basket by the sink. ♥
This weekend I decided I needed to lighten things up for Spring. These checked curtains from the thrift store are fine, but I needed a change.
So, I dug through my fabric stash and found this lime green ticking stripe. I knew it was just what I needed. I am on such a "spring green" kick right now. I had just enough for a simple valance for both windows.
etsy shop. I love the bright colors and fun message.
Love your green striped curtains! When I am washing windows inside and out, I washed the inside with an up and down motion and the outside with a back and forth motion. That way you know what side the streaks are one!ReplyDelete
Just a quiet Easter for two here...
We use HOPE from Lowes...love that stuff. It helps to have a partner, too. I love the springtime fresh of the light green ticking and the tea cup and nest are terrific. I also loke the party going on with the kitchenaid. =DReplyDelete
Those eggs are just beautiful! True Easter eggs! Love your new valance and the teacup decor is gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Hello Kathy! So fun chatting with you today! Love ALL your Kitchenaid decals! So excited to finally own a set! Love your pretty colored eggs! Have a wonderful day! ~MaryjaneReplyDelete
The curtains are perfect for spring....now I want to start digging in my stash to see what I can use for little curtains! Thanks for the inspiration! LOVE your eggs and that Jadite bowl......I have one just like it! See - we're sisters!ReplyDelete
We found Windex was causing our streaks and switched to Glass Plus which is amazing. Love the teacup garden.ReplyDelete
I can see why you like your view out your kitchen window-so pretty.ReplyDelete
I love ticking-any colour and your lime is perfect for Spring and Summer both.
Another cute Kitchenaid design, Kathy!
It's is beautiful here to day and we just came from a walk! Like you new spring curtain you made and looks good with the green evergreens outside the window. Also really pretty Kitchenaid design!ReplyDelete
Love the little cup/nest on your new curtains. That ticking is really cute!! I hear you about the windows. It never fails, does it?ReplyDelete
Cute mixer design!!! xo Diana
Kathy, I love your green ticking curtains. They are so cheerful and springy. Don't you love it when you have just the right fabric on hand? That doesn't happen to me very often but it always makes me so happy when it does! We've been enjoying some spring weather here in Tennessee too and I'm so glad! - Dori -ReplyDelete
Kathy, I love the new curtains and the hanging basket. I bet you are ready for the Spring weather to arrive. We were out working in the garden yesterday and it go hot so fast at 80 degrees. It's tornado season in Oklahoma so with the warmer temps. come higher risks. We are having a 3 day party with family and friends arriving at different times throughout the weekend. May you and yours have a wonderful Easter.ReplyDelete
Hugs from Oklahoma,
Cottage Making Mommy
How adorable is that little teacup! Window cleaning is on my list of things to do. With the sun shining in the windows now in the late afternoon and early evening it's so noticeable. Hoping for a warm day soon to tackle that. Also, love the colorful flags on the mixer.ReplyDelete
Hi Kathy, I admire your idea to hang a tea cup from the fresh valance...I've never seen that before. You'll get lots of suggestions about window washing but I think I've got the answer. Whatever you use on the window glass, it is drying at just the right speed to leave streaks. That is why "they" say not to wash windows on a sunny day. I think the trick (and I study this!) is to wash one section and then dry it with a dry spot on a piece of lintless cloth. If you wash one entire side of a window and let it air dry it is going to streak. I use a bucket with a small amount of blue Dawn dishwashing soap and dry right away with old linen tablecloths that I keep just for that. No streaks!ReplyDelete
I love your new curtains. I've been thinking of redoing the curtains in my vintage trailer and yellow ticking stripe is on my list of possibilities. The eggs from your chickens are gorgeous! Almost too good to eat. I wish I would feel inspired to wash my windows, but I'm afraid I'm not! Love the new things for your shop.ReplyDelete
Those eggs are beautiful! No need to color your own, and with so many using natural dyes, this looks like what so many are trying to achieve. One question, do the eggs taste different...from one chicken to another? Does each of the chickens lay a certain color egg? Boy, I'm naive!ReplyDelete
Love the curtains! I have a brown ticking stripe in my bay window in the breakfast nook. I think it's timeless.
Have a wonderful and blessed Easter. And thank you for the uplifting comments on the lakehouse! :)
Kathleen, This is how I wash windows and it works wonderfully. I use white vinegar and water.. I use a squeegee with a sponge on one side... use the water mixture and sponge side to scrub the window...use the squeegee to wipe the water off, after each wiping down, use a paper towel on the squeegee. It is most always streak free. So easy too. Love you valance and that mixer is wow. xoxo,SusieReplyDelete
That looks very fresh for spring! Lovely valance!ReplyDelete
Same here with washing windows...usually Mr. Sweet gets outside and cleans while I clean on the inside...it works pretty good as we can point out ea streak...:)ReplyDelete