I found this beautiful painted plate at a vineyard in Virginia when I took Sarah and Walter's engagement pics. It was beautiful and I knew it would tie the two rooms together so well that I had to hang it on the post separating them. I also did a little project that I learned about from The Nester. My Auntie Candy gave me an old butter knife that was my Great Grandmother's...I bought a cheap frame from Michael's, inserted a neat green and red damask print, glued the knife to the glass and tied a ribbon around it. Too cute, huh?!
I also found this funny spoon and fork...it was metallic, which I thought was too dark, so I grabbed my new BFF, spray paint, and turned them white to match the other new accessories. This little art piece was $5 on sale at JCP.
I also found these random towels at outlet stores (yeah for saving money!), and spray painted the paper towel holder, too!
I've never been one for collecting stuff, but I do have a collection of glass bottles! I placed them over the fridge so I wouldn't throw crap up there... Thoughts? Are they out of place now??? I'm undecided...
My brother and SIL gave me some undercabinet wine racks a few years back and they have since become one of my favorite things in the kitchen! They are a space-saving gem and if you need a FAST fix of wine, they're easily accessible! Oh wait, that doesn't happen to you??? Awkward.
I also need to anthropolgize for all these cute accessories from Anthropologie. I saw the nesting dolls on The Pioneer Woman's website and I couldn't refrain from buying a ton of little goodies. BUT, just about everything was on sale, including the ovenmit, and salt and pepper shakers (okay, really that was only half of the things I bought...not almost everything)!
Lastly, my dear friend Jennifer gave me a garden. Wait, whaaaa? I babysat for my friends one night who needed a date. I couldn't wait to play and snuggle with Jackson...but the little stinker slept the whole time! He's clearly a perfect child!!! Anyway, as a thank you, Jennifer and Sean sent me a blooming flower garden! In one week, it's already started to sprout flowers! Such a fun and neat surprise!!!
I'm having so much fun with my new green kitchen and have even added a new fabulous appliance -- a KITCHENAID MIXER, wooooo hooooooo! I absolutely CANNOT WAIT to use it. Do you have a favorite kitchen accessory or appliance? I'd love to know what you just can't live without!!!