Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Change-up in the Kitchen Sitting Area

Yikes, it's June and it's that time once again...

The week before Memorial Day I was ready for a change in the sitting area of the kitchen. I thought about bringing out my Patriotic things and be ready for July 4th, but I just wasn't ready. It's been a long rainy Spring, and I was craving something that just looked like "Summer".

I decided I'd try to find a summery wreath in my stash. Some of my wreaths haven't been located yet, but I had seen this one floating around. It's full of summer color and all "twiggy" and wild. I know you all probably cannot understand how we haven't gotten all our boxes unpacked by now, but take it from me, there was a lot of "decor stuff" to wade through. I can't deal with these boxes on my own. Hubbs has to be there to lift them down and get them open for me to look through. He doesn't consider this a fun activity, so I have to wait to get it done when I can get him to do it. This involves me being oh so sweet and occasional bribery.

After deciding on the wreath for the change up on the old door,
 I just reversed my brown floral coverlet for this lighter side,
 that is green with stripes and a teensy floral pattern.

and added the embroidered burlap pillows from outside.

I can't do alot of furniture change-up,
 but keeping this space fresh and seasonal
helps sooth my decor ocd.

The wreath alone up there on the old door,
 looked weird to me... like it was floating, 
so I went back through some of my outdoor metal things
to see if I couldn't make it look a little more grounded.

plus it was sitting up there too high...

This rusty iron wall basket worked,
now I just have to make sure it doesn't fall off the door
 onto a sleeping clueless cat.
Emphasis on "clueless".

I hadn't changed the little metal milk carrier since Easter,
so I found some old Johnson Brothers 
and misc. pastel floral and fruit plates.
Then a couple of vintage linen tea towels for some padding.

I need to enjoy this because the red/white/and blue 
will come out toward the latter part of the month.

That's the latest installment of 
"As the Sitting Room Changes"
sort of like
"As the World Turns"
except with pillows, quilts, and wall decor
instead of scandal, romance, and intrigue.

We've been having an interesting discussion about 
The real cause of Heart Disease.
If you haven't read it or the great comments
just scroll down to the next post.

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  1. This room is so darn pretty Debra and you're the queen of great looking vignettes.
    The one thing I miss about my old dining room was the big window. So I'm really loving all your natural light in here...

  2. Debra,
    I adore the changes in the serial . . ."As the Sitting Room Changes", dear friend!!!
    As "Mr. Ed" and I drove off to run a few errands today, I commented to him it was time to add a touch of Summer to the front door wreath!!! To my surprise. . .he agreed!!!
    Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us!!!
    "Clueless" (cat) made me smile!!!

  3. Love your little corner Debra. That fabulous door with the metal hanger and wreath is so pretty. Love your garden pillow too.
    Have a great week.

  4. So pretty, Debra! I love how you used the door, and the basket really highlights the wreath. Isn't it fun to have reasons to re-decorate?

  5. Debra, we've had a rainy spring too, but yesterday and today have brought sunshine. Your summer look is fresh and inviting. I know you'll enjoy relaxing in this pretty room.

  6. Looks so bright and summery! I love the wire basket with the wild wreath...gorgeous, as usual!

  7. I Really like your table centerpiece with the live plant, fruit plates, and the wire basket. Isn't it fun changing things around and decorating for the seasons?

  8. Beautiful changes Debra...I so love the way you added the wonderful iron basket to the door along with the wreath. I spy that fabulous seed box too!...

  9. You've styled that corner so pretty. It definitely fits your vintage garden style in there. Love the quilt turned backwards to reveal it's softer side.

  10. Debra,
    Love this charming corner in your kitchen...like how you are able to change it up. Thank you for sharing it at my party.


    P.S. I have that same fruit plate.

  11. The wreath is beautiful and its new position is perfect!
    Glad to see that my husband shares a gene with your husband. I have to go all cute and bribing, too for things he considers chores. :)

  12. Love your change ups, Debra! That is such a pretty quilt ~ on both sides!

  13. Hello Debra...I'm so glad I finally got over here for a visit as this room is so bright and cheery!
    Love how you change things up, it's inspiring me!

  14. Oh, I like what you did with the wreath and the centerpiece, very fresh and sweet!! I always enjoy visiting your blog.......along with sugar, we forgot to mention the effects of salt in our diets!! Always something......

  15. Such a cozy spot! I love the quilt and the arrangement on the door...I could cozy up with a book and cup of tea for a spell!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  16. It looks beautiful Debra! I could spend some time sitting there and chatting.

  17. I am right there with you on the box issue. I have more to pull from storage, and like you I have to do it when hubby can lift boxes. Not fun. Not fun. Your table and settee look fun though! Sheila

  18. Love your clever use of the wire wall basket to turn a pretty wreath of flowers and branches into something really special! Thanks for sharing some inspiration.

  19. In a word "Charming"! I love the light fresh look you infused into this pretty space Debra. The fruit plates are darling and I adore the soft look of all your linens and pillows. Just charming!
    XO Barbara

  20. Hi Debra,
    I love your little sitting area! You're so ambitious to change it out with the seasons. I have a loveseat/sitting area in my kitchen as well and really enjoy it. But since we've recently downsized, I had to give up some of my "bins & bins of accessories for every season". Reading your post makes me miss them even more. I guess I'll just have to live my seasonal decorating life vicariously through your blog! p.s. Love that quilt . . . side 1 and side 2!
    Cheryl at 22 Applegate Lane

  21. It all looks so pretty! LOVE the wreath in the basket!

  22. Oh yes! I like the basket you added to the wreath. Love the pillows too!

  23. Love the look, and and the crate with dishes in side...Can't have to many dishes! You always have the best pillows! Have a great day!

  24. Cuteness all around, Debra. Adding the metal box was the perfect finishing touch. I am also madly in love with your pillows, so pretty on the green. Happy weekend to you! Jane

  25. A few simple changes and you have achieved a fabulous look Debra. Love the coverlet turned, the pillows, and the wreath in the wire planter! You have a wonderful knack! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  26. Those small changes certainly changed the season in your corner of the world! I love your "country" summer colors. So restful and so very pretty. What a charming spot.

  27. "As the Sitting Room Changes" sort of like "As the World Turns".... LOL The room is really cute. I love all the color :)


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