November 14, 2012

winterizing the kitchen

I was baking cookies the other day and as I waited for the timer to ding I stared at this.


I'm over it.

Not the shelves, but the white. Ever since I added my lovely new rug by the sink, I've been thinking the other side of the kitchen needed some blue as well.

This is where all of those purchases of blue and white come in handy. Proof to the hubs that you can never have too much blue and white. 10 minutes later...


Voila. Much better and a bit cozier for winter. We'll consider this my 'winter kitchen'. If you can't have a winter home, you can at least have a winter kitchen.


And if I decide to change it again in the Spring, I know it will be quick and easy.

Have you made any quick changes around the house? Have a collection that moves from place to place? Have a winter home you'd like to share with me?

26 comments:

  1. This looks great :) I love having a space that you can mix up with the seasons. I'm switching out some of my plates and bowls too.

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  2. You're adorable. I love this! My mom has more blue and white china and jars than anyone I know and when they built an addition onto their house years ago the entire family room was painted blue willow blue to allow for her collections to be on display all the time. I love it for year round my dear!

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  3. Where have you been hiding all this great stuff? I love it.

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  4. I agree, you can never have enough blue and white! I LOVE that vignette and yes, where have you been hiding that stuff? I am jealous.....

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  5. What a beautiful collection! Love the little switch-a-roo.

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  6. That looks fantastic - I love the blue and white. I don't usually think of it as 'winter-y' but the darker blue collection really warms up that space. Bet it looks great with that funky rug you made.

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  8. I love your beautiful blue and white china collection. The styling is fabulous, you did a great job, my friend!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  9. Great suggestion! I love the blue and white collection. I always display white, I really should mix it up.

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  10. Oh my god, that's fabulous! You have such a good eye for vignettes. I love your collection and it looks made for that spot any season! xxx

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  11. That looks so pretty!!! I love a little change-up that makes a huge difference!

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  12. The blue and white china makes all of the difference in the world. It really adds warmth and a focal point. Love it!

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  13. Uh, you just whipped this up while baking cookies in the kitchen? Well aren't you just June cleaver and Martha all packaged into one! Love it! It's fabulous!

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  14. The blue and white china makes all of the difference in the world. That looks great!!!! perfect

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  15. Love it! What an amazing trasformation! Beautiful!

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  16. Presto Chango! Just like that! Good as new. Looks awesome!! And, the amount of joy something so simple can bring to the stay at home Mom who gets to look at the walls every day :). Well done sister.
    Whitley
    www.thequeencitystyle.com

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  17. POOF! You totally transformed the space! It's such a nice change! I like that you have your dishes on display!!! Definitely change em out with the season!!!


    xx
    
Holly Foxen Wells

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  18. I love your collection! I do move things a lot between kitchen and Dining room, I don't "winterize" my home though, since I'm a self-confessed Christmas-aholic, I usually just decorate the house after halloween with that! Check out my blog next week, hopefully I could start posting my Xmas decors(if my MAC gets fixed :-() .

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  19. How fun to have a spot that you can change up seasonally. The blue & white totally changes the space! You have a great collection.

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  20. wow i love this little change!! i totally agree that moving things around in the house can make a space feel new and fresh!!! love the blog!

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  21. That is a wonderful collection, I really think one cannot have too much blue and white!!! THose shelves look great!!
    Love this blog-Karolyn

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  22. wow! what a difference the B&W makes:) gorgeous collection you have!

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