Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A Kitchen Corner...






































A Corner of my kitchen that has a bit of Christmas cheer. It is spreading through out the house. Most pieces were found at garage sales or second-hand stores. I collect the holly berry motif that Target had a few years back. The funny part is the only pieces I got from Target are the plates you see stacked. The other pieces were found here and there. If you think that I bought that candle because of the polka dot ribbon...YOU would be right. I am a sucker for polka dots...the candle ain't half bad either. I also wanted to share a plate project with you. I have had these plain white restaurant plates for awhile. I wanted more Christmas plates to display so I took some reproduction postcards..with scenes of Winter and decoupaged them onto the plates. After that I used glitter glue and drew a line around them. VERY easy. I think they will stand in the OTHER corner of my kitchen. That is about it for me. I have had a lot of fun venturing out into all your homes decked out for this season....I am patiently waiting to see more...tap, tap. Night, night, cherry

70 comments:

Rachel said...

Okay so do you sleep? You have been busy and again EVERYTHING LOOKS SO FREAKING FAB! I love the spools & star (last post) and the plates and and and......... DO you want to come and finish my tree for me and decorate my house, it's been a nigthmare this year..... Sigh.... I'm so tired.

Carrie said...

Your kitchen looks great!

coco said...

That is one great looking corner...I love it all!

12 weeks at a time said...

I love the plates! Actually I'm a succor for any thing with vintage postcards attached. And the red and white pine cone plate is beautiful.Now I simply MUST find some Christmas plates for my plate rack!

Cali Girl said...

wow. everything is soooo very pretty to look at!!! georgeous!

Our Complete Family said...

Well hello Miss Crafty! I love how your plates turned out!
I just can't get enough of your pics. The way you display things and snap pics of them~ it's a true art that you have!
Happy almost, so close, barely away TGIF day! ;)
I'm behind on blogging Cmas. I need to get with the program tomorrow, don't I?!?
Hugs to you hun~ Les

jori-o said...

Beautiful!! You have such amazing ideas. If I tried to do what you did, it would look like a first grader's art project. Seriously. You rock.

Sit A Spell said...

Love the dishes...I have tons and keep getting more : ) Your kitchen corner is wonderful!
OH...did you notice the green with dots on my blog???

the flour loft said...

Hi, have just stumbled upon your lovely blog... what a vibrant festive selection you have... wonderful,
ginny

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Everything looks great!

Jen r. said...

Love the plates!! THey have some great vintage prints...hmm. I might have to "borrow" that idea! Thanks for leaving such a nice comment too on my blog. You are way to sweet and generous!

Melissa said...

I love the berries! Your plate idea is great funny how sometimes it is the simplest thing we do comes out so great.

Sandy Toes said...

Wow...I love those plates with the vintage card..they are just wonderful and appear to be easy..but not sure about that!! Looks just simply festive and wonderful!
-sandy toes

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

That is a corner in your kitchen?? I can only imagine what your entire house looks like...Beautiful I am sure!! I love it all!! I am also a big sucker for polka dots...anyone who has seen Sarah's closet can attest to that!!

Mrs. Trixi said...

Oh, how pretty! I love Christmas dishes.

Deb said...

See, I see these things in thrift stores or at Target, etc. and I think,"But where or when would I use that?" Well HELLO!!! Now I know it is all in the set up and the staging. What a FABULOUS way to inject the holiday into the kitchen. Love, love, love it!!!

TracyJ said...

Just found your blog - LOVE IT! You have a great flair for decorating and paper, two of my favorite things as well!

Chris said...

Oooh, I LOVE those plates! Are those jeweled cheese spreaders? Whatever they are, I LOVE them too! You never disappoint!

Shannon said...

I bet people line up at the door to get in your house at Cmas! It is beautiful!

joelandbecca said...

WHAT A CUTE IDEA! Decoupage plates. So darling!

And you papered your star-(last post) of course! What a good idea! I bought a whole bunch of extra and painted them all for the nursery. No one needs to know they had Santa on them!

Angie said...

Looks awesome as usual! I have tones of white plates and am going to copy your idea. Thanks!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Very pretty, Cherry! I love your decoupaged plates. I broke out the Mod Podge too this week for a kitchen tree project. all of yours looks SO pretty and festive. Enjoy the season!

jennykate77 said...

Those plates are too stinkin' cute! I have a thing for plates. I like to decoupage them and alter them in one way or another...so, you've given me a new idea☺ Thanks! I love all of your Christmas decor! Beautiful!

Have a great Thursday!

Ms. Tee said...

Everything is so beautiful! I love polka dots, too. :) I just keep wanting to look at your photos at day long!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Love the decoupaged plates -- so pretty and festive! :)

Wendy said...

I really love those plates with the decoupaged postcards. HOW CUTE IS THAT? You have an imagination that just wont quit! Keep it up lady!

Inspired Kara said...

My favorite is the rock candy!

Happy @ Home said...

It all looks so pretty and I love your idea with the postcards & plates and the glitter glue around them is the perfect finishing touch.

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Mrs. C! I absolutely LOVE the red plates w/pine cone; the prettiest I've seen. Your idea with the white plates and postcards I will copy!lol and polka dots are an all time favorite of mine which I am bringing back into my home! Loved your post - Sincerely, Jeannette

Leigh said...

You are so inspirational...I am getting on my kitchen right now!

Cassie said...

Gorgeous dishes! Your kitchen looks Fa-La-La-La-abulous!

Erin said...

I love all your christmas goodies for your kitchen. I have always loved christmas dishes. Yours are beautiful!

Rhendy said...

I loooove the decoupaged plates, they're adorable...I guess I'm going to have to add decoupage to my list of things to google:)

squawmama said...

Cherry... your kitchen looks so nice... I loved all your plates... Have a great night...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Jules from "The Roost" said...

LOVE what you did to that plate!

Elise said...

Cherry,
You are so awesome, girl!! I love everything...Can I move in?!?!
Elise

bec4 said...

I love the little vintage pictures on the plates--the touch of glitter is a great addition! and the red pinecone plates--ooo--I those are beautiful!

cindy said...

Adorable idea with the plates! I may have to steal it! : D

c

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hi Cherry!

Yeah, more Christmas goodness to see! Love your Target plates and clever idea with the vintage postcards! Pretty kitchen!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Everything is so beautiful at your house, and I am wondering if it will ever come together over here. I will definitely be looking for those dollar tree stars. Jackie

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I love the plate with the pinecone on it!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

HiCHerry,
I love your kitchen corner:) Very
Christmasy and thanks for stopping over. I enjoy your visits:) I'd like to see more of your Christmas decorations...:)
Christmas JOY to You.
Deb

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

I love those platters with the glitter edges around the pics. LOVE them!

Tanya said...

So charming! I love those colors together.

Christy said...

Just dropping in to say hello...

Every time I see your pictures I feel like I'm looking at a magazine.I love those holly plates and your whole kitchen corner!

Merry Christmas!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I think the plates turned out great! I love them! And the Christmas plates you say are from Target are so cute! I found some I like there, but yours are definitely cuter! They didn't have those there. That is so neat that you were able to find the plates at places other than Target! :) Everything you did in your little kitchen corner is beautiful! :)

I hope you have a fantastic weekend! :)

Back Through Time said...

I love all your holiday decor!! You always have such wonderful things!
Have a cozy weekend
Michelle

Jenny S said...

Very fun! I am blogging during breaks from decorating. Some things up then I read a blog!! hehehe! Very cute stuff!

At Home In Georgia said...

You have some very pretty things!

I love that countdown tree you made!

Susie said...

Those are great! I love your stuff:-)

Tausha said...

I too am a lover of all things polka dot! I love the idea of mod podging the old place cards on the white platters! They would be super cute above my cupboards! Great ideas! Can't wait to see what else you have done.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Cutie,
Only if you promise not to laugh at me for starting to tear up after reading your sweet comment.

Mary Lou : )

Catherine Holman said...

I love your plate idea!
Catherine

Kat said...

I love polka dots too! Hi Cherry!
I see Halloween is long gone and now its Christmas. Everything looks so festive. Beautiful...now come do mine.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Oh so cute, cute, cute! I've got to try the the Christmas postcard on the white plate! I think I have a list of your projects that I want to try!!

Manuela

Darlene said...

Your plates are beautiful....EVERYTHING is beautiful!!! You always have the prettiest displays!! Do you give Christmas tours through your wonderful home???? LOVE IT!!

Mimi Sue said...

Your house is looking oh so festive. Loved that idea with the plates. Where do you get all these fabulous creative thrifty ideas? Mimi

squawmama said...

Good Morning Cherry... Come on over I have an award for you... Have a great Sunday...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Michele said...

The plates are beautiful. Thanks for spreading the Christmas cheer! I imagine you are busy as a bee this time of year. Can't wait to see more posts.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I am loving your corner and those plates are adorable!!!!

Hugs,
Dena

the voice of melody said...

All of it is so festive but the plates are especially beautiful. :)

Sherri said...

Your kitchen decorations are wonderful! I love the holly berry dishes from Target!

Half of the Style Sisters said...

Wow you have been busy! Love all you decorations, the plates everything!

Hey I just challenged you to write 7 things about yourself. Check out my blog. Then pass it on to a few others to do the same.

Have fun. Karin

Jana said...

I just wanted to let you know that I'm glad you found my blog and It's been lots of fun going to yours.
Jana

Joy said...

Oh my, now I'm feeling even MORE behind! Your home is looking so festive and I LOVE all of the Christmas crafting you've been up to. In fact, I was thinking that it would be fun to take a break from my decorating and come craft with you. OH PLEASE!

Elyse said...

lovely details!!!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Omg, your colors are amazing and everything looks stunning Cherry! I love those plates, they are so unique and pretty! I love going through your blog, simply beautiful!!

Hugs , Cynthia

Nicole said...

Your holiday decorations are gorgeous, I love how vintage the look!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Well, your kitchen certainly is ready for Christmas now, isn't it?

Everything looks lovely and too nice to actually use :)

Blessings,

Sher

texasdaisey said...

Your kitchen is so cheery & cherry. I love the vintage touches & it is all in my favorite colors for a kitchen, red & green.
Debbie