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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

~~Heart Of The Home Party~~

Welcome to my kitchen! I am joining the Heart Of The Home Party hosted by Sheila. What a sweet lady! If you have never paid her a visit be sure to go by and say hello.
I know you have all probably seen my little kitchen several times...but I didn't want to miss out on Sheila's party so I thought I would show you a few fall touches I spread around the kitchen tonight.


I decided to make myself a fall frame for this spot.
I set it up on an easle.

I found the little scarecrow in Dallas...isn't he cute?

There he is! One of the newest additions to the kitchen. I just love his cute Polk a dots! He's ready for fall! I can't even count the number of times this arrangement has changed!


I dug out my old pumpkin arrangement from a few years ago and added to it. It looks much better now. I recently purchased the black rooster plates at T.J. Maxx and love them! They look good with Mr. Polk a dot roo.

I found this rug in Dallas too...My other rug had alot of black in it and showed every piece of grass and hair. I don't recommend a black rug in a kitchen. My living room rug has alot of black in it, but we are not in there as much.

This is the BEST smelling candle! I love burning candles in the fall...


Thanks for coming by to see my kitchen!!
(Still thinking about painting this island...but it will have to wait until after Christmas)
Have a great day! New Etsy store items on their way soon...




42 comments:

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Kristen...

My friend, you have a beautiful kitchen! I just loved getting a peek at all the fall pretties that you've added! Your "Fall" frame looks gorgeous! You're such a creative and talented lady, Kristen! Ohhh...and I just adore your polka dot roo...and your pretty new rooster plates!!! You're right...they all coordinate so beautifully! Well dear lady, thank you so much for sharing more of your gorgeous home with us!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Nancy said...

Love your floral arrangements! I'd go distressed black for the island and maybe butcher block on top. Hope your week is going well!

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

WOW I LOVE your rooster dinner setting. Just GORGEOUS!!! They're too pretty to cover with food ;)

Shelia said...

HI Kristen! Oh, I just adore your pretty kitchen! I can never see it enough! Love all of your Fallen touches you've added. I covet your Mr. Polka dot Roo arrangement every time I see it! You're so talented! Your little frame is just precious! Love that rug! I need new rugs or maybe one big rug for my kitchen and just can't find the right one! Now you know I'm coveting all over the place those darling black Rooster plates! Just perfect! Thank you most beautiful Kristen for coming to my party!
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandy said...

Beautiful kitchen, loved those dishes! Great polka dot roo and your new frame is wonderful. Thanks for sharing your beautiful
home.
Sandy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a gorgeous kitchen Kristen!
I love the cupboards and the beautiful arrangements and vignettes you have created!
Cindy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your kitchen, Kristen! Your new rooster plates are so pretty! I have to say I'm just learning the hard way about a black rug in the kitchen. I recently bought a rooster with black and white check {and black background} rug for by my sink and last night I noticed dog hair on it. And that was just what was on our shoes, not from the dog being on it!

Becca said...

Hey there! As always, I love your kitchen! Your bold accent colors are fun and your accessories are wonderful! Love all of your roosters (and your gorgeous florals)!! I can't wait to see what you do with your islamd. :) Take care, *Becca*

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Your kitchen is beautiful! I'm also a candle girl. I can't resist lighting one in the morning when we wake up and smelling the comforting aroma. I have a candle lit somewhere almost all the time! Thanks for sharing!

On Crooked Creek said...

Kristen,
This kitchen is elegant and functional! You are one lucky lady. Your creativity shows throughout your home in all the details. . .heart of the home for sure! Thank you for sharing your various talents with us!
Fondly,
Pat

Liz said...

Looks like a decorator cooks here! :) You have a gorgeous kitchen and you have done a wonderful job of putting all together!

~Liz

Denise said...

Your fall decor and kitchen look so cozy Kristen, and I love your new Etsy items :) I'm loving this time of year now we finally have cooler weather too. Have a great week...
hugs
Denise

A Hint of Home said...

I love your cabinets, Kristen. You have so many pretty arrangements and vignettes.
Beautifully done.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a beautiful kitchen...Mr. Polka Dot is so lucky to have such a wonderful home!

Blessings,
Linda

Kim said...

Gorgeous Kristen. Your kitchen is both sweet and elegant. Love all the Fall touches. You really have the knack!
xoxo,
Kim

Mari said...

HELLO,

YOUR KITCHEN IS BEAUTIFUL, AND WHAT BEAUTIFUL FALL DECOR YOU HAVE :)

Atticmag said...

Pretty kitchen Kristen. I'd enjoy following your painting project when you're ready. Dropping by from HOH, Jane F.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your pretty kitchen. Your decor is always so pretty. I especially love the black rooster, fabulous vignette. Hugs, Marty

SmilingSally said...

Hi Kristen,

I love your kitchen; you ARE the Decorator with a capital "D."

Please come and check out my book giveaways.

Marydon said...

G'morn Kristen ~ Such lovely rooster & Halloween accents in your beautiful kitchen. How creative you are.

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

"Blossom" said...

As always Kristen, everthing is stunning. Love the rooster!

Lori Lynn said...

Love the b&W spotty rooster arrangement.
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Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Your kitchen is wonderful. I love the light colors and the open feel to it. The rooster and plates are so much fun! I have small mostly black rug in my kitchen and I run the sweeper over it every morning!

Sailing Simply said...

I knew your kitchen would be fabulous! I just love all your special touches you have done to make it so warm and inviting! I am sure whatever you decide on the island will be fantastic, you are so creative. I really need new rugs too. Those rooster plates are wonderful! I just love it all!

bj said...

Beautiful !! Oh, my...it is a dream kitchen, for sure. And, I wouldn't touch that pretty island with paint for NUTHIN' !! However, whatever you do will be beautiful.

Chic Creations said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love your kitchen. You have a beautiful sense of decor. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa Miller said...

Kriten it looks so pretty! I adore your precious fall frame and yummy candle. Your island is truly gorgeous. I can see it painted green or as is it is still very beautiful too. It all looks wonderful.

Lovely tour! ~Melissa :)

PS I had to get my Ball dress altered today. I did some clothes shopping afterwards. It's pouring. Cooler weather is on the way again. Yay!

Anonymous said...

Kristen,

Your kitchen looks so pretty with all the fall decor. Your rug looks great too..

Sherry V

3LittleByrds said...

I just love your kitchen and that rooster arrangment. I love that he's polka dotted and those plates are cute. I'll have to check TJMaxx out. I haven't been in a few weeks.

Melissa Miller said...

I forgot to mention the rooster plates in my previous comment. Wow! They are truly gorgeous. Great find Kristen! :)

Teri said...

Your kitchen is beautiful, Kristen. I love your polka dot rooster and your new little scarecrow. So cute! Your have everything displayed perfectly. Thanks for the tour! =)
Blessings,
Teri

Audrey said...

I have "stalked" your blog for awhile, and I am finally getting around to following publicly. Your designs are awesome, and I will watching for the etsy store!! Happy Fall.

Audrey

The Domestic Princess said...

Such a stylish and comforting kitchen! I love all the natural soothing colours and your decorating skills are amazing. You are a very talented lady! xx

Val said...

Beyond Fabulous! I heart your blog.

Vanessa said...

Hi Kristen! I absolutely love your kitchen! It is so warm and inviting and your creamy colored cabinets are my most favorite tone to see in a kitchen. I absolutely love your gorgeous home and can't wait to look through more posts to see the rest!
Vanessa
P.S. I'm a new follower! :-)

Melissa Miller said...

I received my package today. Wow! I just love the gorgeous frame and watch. It looks so good where I placed it on the foyer table. I'll wear the watch to my upcoming wives coffee. Thank you Kristen!

Henna @ AboutCabinets Blog said...

its a beautiful kitchen, the white cabinets look great with the black counter tops, i just admire your creative streak for all the beauty and grace that it added to your kitchen theme

Mississippi Girl said...

What a lovely kitchen. You've made me want to run out and find some roosters for my home. Can't wait to see your new Etsy items. I have loved all of my purchases.

Have a blessed day,
Donna

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Kristen! I am late to the party...up to my eyeballs in grandchildren and little league...but I wanted to stop by for a peek at your kitchen. I knew it would be gorgeous and it is! I love your cabinets and your rooster accents! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Sandra said...

Hi Kristen. I am making my way thru my list of blogs I like to read:) My apology cause i'm late to the party. lol I love your kitchen. Oh my goodness, I love those rooster plates. Have a wonderful evening.
Sandra

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silycar said...

Hi Kristin,
I came across your blog when I googled deco stuff for ribbon and chandoliers and you popped up and you have insired me to get back to what my passion was. I work in the health care field but I was a lead event floral designer for 7 years but have not done it for over 13 years now but I will start with some local holiday fair in my town because I still got it. Thank you.

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