Monday, March 7, 2011

"Spring Fever"

It may not be Spring by the calender, but once it hits March, it's Spring to me!
You probably know by now how much I love to change things up
 for each new season and holiday.
The winter's darker colors and warmer textures give way
to lights and brights with a fresher look and feel.



One way I like to freshen things up for Spring is with a change of kitchen curtains.
I had two sets made last year; one of a rich brown floral linen,
and then a lighter shade of floral for Spring and Summer.







If you remember last fall right after Thanksgiving,
I painted my kitchen cabinets and walls in shades of cream and white.
What a change!
I still can't believe the difference.



This photo is after the paint change, but with the darker curtains.



Changing out floral arrangements and bringing in some pastels also lighten it up.
(Pink tulips and a rabbit thrown in for some early Easter fun!)








A pink floral vintage hatbox with a stack of ironstone creamers



I just love vintage cross stitch and needlework sayings



It was also time to "Spring up" the fridge top...


daisies in an old enamel coffeepot with Monsieur La Porc.



And the top of the double ovens.



I just found this vintage "Redcliff" ironstone tureen last week.
I'd not heard of Redcliff, but learned it was the ironstone maker in the U.S.






Today I'm joining in with





Kathleen with Faded Charm








"It may not be Spring outside, but it's Spring in my heart."
(me.)

Hope you have a wonderful week!
lot's of love,
Debra

86 comments:

  1. Hello Debra, You have a beautiful kitchen and I luv the vintage hat box! That is a great find Thanks for sharing your pics.....Julian

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  2. Your kitchen is beautiful! I like your two different curtain choices too. Everything is very pretty!

    I'm here from Jennifer's party and am thrilled to have found your blog.

    Have a great day.
    Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement

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  3. Oh what a pretty kitchen!!! Everything is just lovely. Love the silver tray with all the pretties and that hat box is a keeper!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  4. Debra, the whole kitchen looks fantastic! You are certainly refreshed for Spring, great job!

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  5. So pretty, Debra! I love all your touches of spring in your decor!

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  6. Oh sweets I love it all!

    Now...I have a question for you. We are remodeling our tiny kitchen and making it a little more than double it's size. We are trying to decide about wood floors. Do you love them in your kitchen? I've heard pros and cons. Are you happy with them? Yours looks LOVELY!

    xoRebecca

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  7. Debra, your kitchen is gorgeous, I just love everything about it... your curtains are very pretty too!!!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

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  9. mmmmm love the spring additions to your pretty kitchen. I'm adding spring to my place too. I LOVE spring....flowers, pastels, easter eggs, fluffy chicks...

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  10. Beautiful spring makeover! Everything looks so light and lovely.
    Cindy

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  11. Hi Debra, your kitchen looks just beautiful! I love how you have decorated it, but especially the vintage hat box.. I am so tempted to cover mine! take care, Maryann

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  12. Your Spring changes are PERFECT! amazing how it makes a difference to lighten up a space that is already so cheerful...

    Karen

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  13. Your kitchen is just beautiful, Debra! I love the curtains and all of your spring touches. You've inspired me to lighten up my own kitchen as much as I can! Happy Monday!

    XO,
    Jane

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  14. Love the fabric you used for your Spring curtains! And that ironstone tureen is wonderful!

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  15. Beautiful dear Debra! I love the Spring look in your new kitchen! Bright and cheery! Have a blessed day dear friend! HUGS!

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  16. Your kitchen sure puts a spring in my step!
    Debbie

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  17. I just want to sit in your kitchen and look at it! It is gorgeous! You must love cooking in it. Thank you for letting us in! 8>)

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  18. Your kitchen is absolutely dreamy. I'm going to scroll back up and take a second look.

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  19. I like the way you changed-out your curtains. Your kitchen does look like spring! I love it!

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  20. so pretty, it's starting to look like spring at your house.

    Pattie

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  21. It's Spring in my heart, too, Debra! I love your kitchen ~ it all looks great lighter. I would love to find that in a kitchen {or do it} when we downsize. It is so much easier to bring in punches of any color with this light background.

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  22. Your kitchen is stunning! Much inspiration here. I need to go back and take it all in...

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  23. Debra, I just love your curtains and your light bright kitchen. I do believe I am going to paint mine and lighten it up. I love the green, but am so ready for it to be brighter and lighter.

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  24. Hi Debra, your kitchen looks so bright and Springy!... I just love flowered curtains at a kitchen window and yours are so pretty... I also love that little vintage cottage print by your light switch, and I want your darling teapot!... Happy Spring to you!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  25. Such lovely spring touches throughout your kitchen! It looks gorgeous all lightened up!

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  26. I love the curtains, they look so nice against the white, the vintage hatbox is a treasure!

    Rondell

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  27. Debra your kitchen just exudes warmth and welcome. Beautiful touches everywhere one looks. I love the light touches for the Spring!
    sending hugs

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  28. Enjoyed seeing your touches of Spring in your very pretty kitchen

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  29. Dear Debra, hello!
    You know how to make your home, and here your kitchen,looks so very beautifull, and inviting-elegant and cosy, in one and same time- How lovely to have tea,there.
    My grandchild -is here,on her own with us, this week- so I just wanted to say hello.
    Hugs,from me.
    Dorthe

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  30. Love all the touches of Spring you added to your beautiful kitchen, Debra! I remember when you painted your cabinets... love the way it turned out!
    I hope you have a wonderful week! :)
    xoxo,
    Jo

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  31. Hi Debra,
    Everything looks so lovely! What a difference light paint can make, I love your curtains in there too.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  32. I'm lovin the silver and that twiggy wreath is such a GREAT unexpected touch in that location. Well done!

    www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

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  33. Hi Debra, you have so many pretty things I don't know what to look at first!! Love your style, Martina

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  34. I love it!!! It's SO pretty - and I'm SO ready for spring!!! And now I want to make some curtains. Or - better yet - come hang out in your kitchen...
    I promise - I won't leave the duct tape on the curtains.

    ;-D Gorgeous!
    xoxoxo
    robelyn

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  35. Hello Debra,
    I just love all your spring touches here, especially the cute bunny. Looks like we're both having fun with pink tulips.
    Happy spring!
    - Susan

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  36. I love your curtains!.......and kitchen!
    I've been working on mine too!
    Maybe if I decorate SPRING it will come!! ha

    PS
    Stinkin snow here today!

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  37. You have such a gorgeous kitchen Debra! I think my favorite thing is that pretty hatbox. I'll be copying you on that!
    xo, Andrea

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  38. Hi Debra,
    Your kitchen looks lovely and you have added just the right spring touches.
    I love how you create vingettes everywhere. Places like on top of the fridge and over the ovens.....just beautiful.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  39. I love your kitchen. It's so bright and cheery :-)

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  40. I am SO inspired! Everything looks so fresh and clean! Love the copper.

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  41. What a wonderful post! Those spring decorations in your lovely kitchen are perfect. I like it all!!! You have a special knack for putting the right things together.

    Sandy

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  42. very fresh and pretty! i love your vintage cross stitch!!

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  43. Beautiful white kitchen!! It is so warm and cosy ...I could sit and visit all day!!

    Pamela :)

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  44. Your kitchen looks like something out of a magazine, Debra. It's beautiful! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  45. The kitchen is showing off it's white charms so well with the advent of spring. The curtains are gorgeous. I just hung some new ones myself. hugs♥O

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  46. Such a pretty kitchen, love all your special touches! Found you from Jennifer Rizzo :)

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  47. I like both your winter and spring curtains! Your WHITE kitchen looks very bright and fresh. Love the table and chairs and the "box" centerpiece you have on it! Very pretty "spring-y" touches!

    DD

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  48. As always another beautiful Debra post...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  49. Oh how I love your kitchen! It is stunning! Love all the sweet vignettes there, too!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  50. Kitchen looks great, I especially love the shot of the deep pink tulips and your silver salt and pepper shakers. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  51. I simply adore your blog. It gives me a pick-me-up each and every time I visit. I love your kitchen! Oh, I love your whole house!
    Brenda

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  52. Debra, it looks great! So fresh and springy! I love how pretty everything looks! Thanks for linking up!

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  53. Love the brightness and simplicity of the white with all your accessories, Debra. I'm contemplating removing my red wallpaper and painting or replacing the cabinets. But I have so much on my plate right now, it may just be a dream for the future... I'm trying to go lighter and more neutral. My clients like the idea for them, but you know how your home is always the last one to be done....
    :-) Sue

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  54. What a beautiful kitchen..I love all of your details.

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  55. Such a lovely kitchen and dining area....very spring like. I love the curtains.
    Happy spring.
    Linda

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  56. I love your kitchen! It's so fresh and cheerful and a wonderful happy place to be!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  57. Debra, it always looks warm and inviting no matter what you do with it. Beautiful fabric on the curtains! That's what's nice about a neutral kitchen...you can do anything with accessories.

    Hugs, Diane

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  58. I love the apples with the wreath behind them...and that hatbox! WOW! Lovely room! ♥

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  59. Hi Debra, I just love your kitchen! It looks so light and fresh. All the details you have put into this room are beautiful. I hope you will join my new linky party starting 3/17.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  60. There are so many pretty things here! Such a light and bright space. Great to see it featured again!

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  61. Your kitchen looks wonderful, so full of light. I love the look of the new curtains too. Have a wonderful week and don't worry about all the comments, I know how hard it is to keep up with regular comments let alone a linky party. We are just as happy if you can continue with the party each week, it is such a fun one.

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  62. Looks amazing! Love all that white and your touches of spring are fabulous! Thanks for linking up!
    Mary

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  63. Oh, Debra! I just adore your beautiful kitchen! It just looks perfect! Love your curtains and that you change them out seasonally! Your painted cabinets looks so nice! Your furniture is so lovely and honey, you sure do know how to decorate! I could just stay in this room! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  64. Wow, I need to get refreshing! Looks great Debra!

    Hugs,
    Judy

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  65. Gorgeous kitchen! It's the heart of the home. We remodeled it totally in Nov. 09, with wooden cabinets, etc., it's just great and very functional. I love all your spring decor for the kitchen, everything is lovely...I do love your vintage tureen, great find. I'm so glad to tell you Debbra, that I'm your newest follower and I'm looking forward to your visit, you're very welcome!

    FABBY

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  66. Debra I love your changes for spring and tulips are my favorite!! It is so fun to brighten everything up!!

    Do come and enter my Artful Offering!It is truly beautiful!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  67. Wow! What more can I say, other than absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  68. Debra, your kitchen is just so bright and beautiful! It's truly charming and I love all the white!

    Nancy

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  69. Debra, you kitchen is beautiful. I'd love to spend time in this charming space. Love the fabric of the kitchen curtains! ~ Sarah

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  70. Hello!
    Wow :) Your kitchen is soooo beautiful!

    Hugs, Anette

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  71. They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, urs truely has heart.....what a wonderful place for family and friends to gather. I love the curtains, i really need to get in my kitchen and do something too.......thanks for stopping by my little up and coming blog, lol. Im lovin all the new people im meeting and having so much fun doin it, thanks again...........Bonnie

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  72. They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and urs truely has heart. I really need to get in my own and do something. Love the curtains. Thanks for stopping by my little up and coming blog, im enjoying all the new ppl im meeting and im really lovin blogging.........Bonnie

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  73. Just another random blogger stopping by to say...Wow!!! Debra, all kidding aside, I adore your decorating:) And your kitchen well, it goes without saying, it's perfect. The curtains are right up my alley, soo vintage! Against the white of your cabinets they look so fresh and just the right touch for Spring. xoxo tami

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  74. What a breath of fresh air..I love when the seasons call for change. I swear Mother Nature is the same way!
    Have a wonderful Wednesday,
    Shirley

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  75. Hi Debra, your kitchen is beautiful. What a great space to work and enjoy family. I will have to go back and find the post about painting you cabinets. I would like to paint ours but hubby is against the idea. Everything looks lovely. Ginger

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  76. Your kitchen and dining area are so fresh, so springy and so beautiful, Debra. So refreshing to look at!...Christine

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  77. Your kitchen is so beautiful! I love the spring touches you've added...the tulips and hatbox are perfect accents.

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  78. Oh, Debra, your kitchen is just so pretty. Everything looks just like what I would expect it to. I can tell you have spring in your heart...alive, wonderous, exciting...

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  79. Very pretty, Debra. I'm sure you're getting excited for the Open House at Leola's this weekend! Maybe I'll see you there? I might go after school Friday evening.

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  80. Wow ...Great whites!..I really like the tops of everything decorated!

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  81. Soooo many pretty goodies...my fav is the bowl of green apples!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  82. All of your vignettes are lovely! Thanks for the pretty spring inspiration and sharing your home.
    Have a great week!
    ~ Julie

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  83. Debra,
    Your kitchen looks gorgeous! Love all the spring touches & that hatbox!!!!!

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  84. I like that, Spring in my heart... or light hearted the way Jesus makes us feel :)
    Your kitchen is beautiful and I love all the changes for spring
    Blessings today
    Rebecca

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