How’s this for an intro picture? First, I wanted to show you the new outdoor light fixture that I put up last week. Remember the one I found at the yardsale a few weeks ago? Well, I got it hung up & WOW, does it look great. See the first pic? Have you ever in your life seen a butt-uglier light fixture for the front porch? Yeah, me neither!
I climbed up the ladder(well, actually the neighbor’s ladder) & got this baby hung last week & I couldn’t be happier with it. I think I mentioned that my hubby is not handy…well, he’s not, so I have to try these things myself. I could probably talk him into helping more, but then I’d have to wait & wait & I’m just not too patient, so I just do it myself. I’ve changed out about 10 light fixtures in the whole house & don’t have too many left to do.
This is another metal container that I decoupaged years ago. It has some cute feet too that you can’t see here. I used napkins and wallpaper (bunnies, of course!).
Some blue & white pieces that I’ve had for a long time, grouped together they make a nice collection. One thing I love to pick up is small columns like the one here. I have used them so many places & they really come in handy for displaying things. You can’t have enough of these types of things.
More pottery pieces that I have had for years. There was plenty of room for them up here & I love how they look. The dried hydrangeas came from my garden last year.
A little oil painting of bunnies I picked up years ago too, with another blue/white bunny. Blue & white is not the predominant color in here, but I like just a little bit of it since some of the artwork in the kitchen has a touch of blue.
And, the new tole tray that I just found on the left, joins the one on the right that I found years ago at another yardsale. I don’t find these often, but when I do, I snatch them up!
Iron rooster that a dear friend gave me for a wedding present sits up on one corner with a blue/white plate behind him.
Beautiful merchandising, Rhoda. The tole trays are particularly striking against your paint color.The top of my cabinets don’t have a shelf, which has always been disappointing. You know how one can never have enough flat spaces to decorate 😉
Haha, I was all set to ask about the gorgeous paint, thanks for the info. BEAUTIFUL kitchen. I have been thinking about changing my kitchen chandelier but know the hubby will say “the one we have is just fine”.I am tempted to try it myself. I may seek out some advice from you if I get up the courage to attempt it. Thanks for visiting my blog too.
HAHA… RE: color, I was wondering what color it is. Your house is very warm and inviting. Thank you for sharing. Your blog is now bookmarked in my favorites. Have a great weekend!
Rhoda…you had me falling out of my chair laughing right out of the gate with your first few lines…I believe “butt ugly” was the term used to describe your porch light…and you asked if we had ever seen anything uglier…well, besides the fact that struck me as so funny…b/c it is a phrase I use often myself ( I know that is bad…huh) but that light looks just like the one on my porch that we need to replace desperately…except mine is trimmed in black…OR dirt…I haven’t figured that out yet…but I did LOVE your new light fixture…so now I’m going to have to go out and find a new one…you know…to replace that ole butt ugly one we have!! Thanks for all your daily inspirations…you have style and taste….my friend…and humor to boot…gotta love that!!
I really love what you have done in your kitchen. You are so talented and creative. Thank you for sharing your inspiring home.
I love doing small vignettes, too, these are great. I like how you used a variety of materials in each. Good job! Thanks for sharing!
Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe says
Butt ugly girlfriend! The new one is so much better.
Love your vignettes. You have such an eye. BTW there is a green rooster at BigLots right now calling your name!
Love that new non”butt ugly” light fixture. I about spit out my drink over that. 🙂 I also enjoyed looking at the decor on your kitchen cabinets. God has certainly given you a gift in the area of decorating. Thanks for sharing it with us.
La Tea Dah says
Lovely ideas, Rhoda. . .and I love the new light fixture. Good for you!
And thanks for noticing my new header. My son created it for me. I told him I wanted a scrolly, grunge (that’s what they call it) look — and that’s what he came up with. I like the falling flowers.
daisy cottage says
Nothing is more inspiring than seeing a hardworking homeowners’s OWN creativity and design – thank you for sharing your beautiful kitchen with us – job well done, as always Rhoda!
Pittypat Paperie says
Hi Rhoda. I saw where you visited my blog. Thanks for leaving a comment :o)
Wish I was as handy around the house as you, lol. Thank God and good for me that my hubby is wonderful to do things around the house for me! Diane
[email protected] Could Ask for Anything More says
Oh, I just loved seeing these photos. My cabinets in this house go all the way to the ceiling, but I’ve really enjoyed decorating cabinets in other places I’ve lived.
i LOVE your blog. I am like you in the 50 generation but you are much younger heheh
still it is nice to find some women in our age range with blogs as well.
we had a house fire three years ago and am still redoing the ‘constuction contractor’s idea of a great home. He hated the colors we used in out rooms but white and off white are NOT wall colors for me ever.
I insisted an open area above the cabinets even though they are not very tall. the outerwalls stayed put and so the ceilings were put back to original. that is fine with me.
i love all your creativity inside and out.
let’s visit sometime!!
You go girl! Climbing ladders and hanging light fixtures. You amaze me. I loved visiting your beautiful kitchen.
Cheryl Wray says
Those are some beautiful cabinet decorations!! Your kitchen is gorgeous!!
Susie Q says
Just a gorgeous kitchen dear Rhoda! I have so many ideas for ours…we want new flooring and tiled back splashes and counter tops eventually. New paint will happen soon though.
I love having open cabinets to display fun things.
Your treasures are so pretty and
are simply a fest for the eyes!
Betty Jo says
“Butt uglier light fixture.” Rhoda you just crack me up! Congrats on hanging your own light. It looks awesome. I adore the vignettes in your kitchen and your lovely white cabinets. I so wish my cabinets were white. I do at least have space to place stuff above them as you’ve done. I used to do vignettes, but now spread mine out. Funny how we move in and out with our decor inspirations, isn’t it? If I can get up there, I’ll do a photo to post one of these days. xoxo
restyled home says
What lovely attention to detail…it makes your kitchen all the more interesting. I always have my husband build our cabinets with display space above. It is another great spot for treasures, especially at the holidays.
By the way, great job on the the light. It has a lot of presence!!
Yellow Rose Arbor says
I enjoy your blog and the lovely pictures of your home, ETC! I’m a Southern girl too, grew up in Huntsville, but have been in Florida many years!
Rhoda, your kitchen is very beautiful. I really love all of the displays, and especially love that bunny painting – it’s precious. Love all the colors in your kitchen as well!!