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Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Monday, March 15, 2010

Table Top Tuesday ~ Cherries Anyone???

Check out Marty's over at A Stroll Thru Life and join in on the fun!

Thought I'd give you a partial tour of our new kitchen. This isn't exactly a tabletop, but use your imagination bloggies! LOL

Who says you can't mix primitive w/vintage?? I was aiming for a more 'farmhouse' style this time around after having an 'country' apple theme in 3 different kitchens over the yrs.

The walls are actually a creamy buttery yellow(than what the picture shows) called 'Banana Cream' in SW paint. We went a shade or two lighter on the bottom half. There is actually beadboard wallpaper down below, but you can't tell unless you're standing 2 ft. away, which is a bit disappointing to say the least.
I love this little cabinet, because not only does it hold things inside the doors, but it has not one, but two shelf-like areas that can be decorated.

I found several of these cherry pieces at an estate sale last summer. The polka dot plates and pitcher I found at Marshall's. Can you tell I like 'red'?My MIL found the salt/pepper shakers at a flea market and I found the matching sugar dispenser months later at a country/prim store.

This little cupcake has a candle inside. The vintage doily was only $5.00 at that same country/prim store.
This is actually a spoon rest, but I'm using it for decor.

A good friend of mine made this cherry tile for me using rubber stamps.

Here's a few more dishes that I found at that estate sale. The neat thing about this shelf is I can change out the dishes seasonally if I want.

After eating on a dinky little table for almost 23 yrs. that barely seated 4 people, we are enjoying having a much bigger farmhouse style table to eat on. We took out the 2ft. leaf and the 2 extra chairs awhile back and it is still plenty big. I have so much fun decorating the table now, although it looks a bit bare in this pic.

This is a close-up view on one side of the shelf.

This one hangs on the other side. I hope you enjoyed my mini-tour of our new kitchen. I will try to post some more pics of the rest of the kitchen real soon! It's not all decorated w/cherries, but you will have to come back to find out what the rest of it looks like, so stay tuned........
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


Bunny Jean's Decor... and More! said...

Loved all those cherries! The framed pictures are really cute and I love the sayings.

I'm new to your blog and will take a peek around if you don't mind.

Talk to you soon ;)
Bunny Jean

Christine said...

Hi Tanya and first off thanks so much for visiting and leaving such sweet comments on my blog! Great to hear from you!

I so love the furniture in your home - the black and red really compliment each other well! It makes for more fun decorating when you can change the plates etc. as the seasons roll round!
Thanks for sharing!


Liz said...

Love your dining room! But then I love cherries! Your new dining room set is beautiful. :)


Judi said...

I so love the cherries! You've done a great job putting it all together :) Judi

Nanna said...

ohh red & poka dots, two of my favorite things LOL, enjoyed all the reds


Picket said...

Beautiful reds girl and I loved the glass salt and pepper and sugar set!!! Your black cabinet is so pretty I always love a piece of black furniture in a room! Thanks for coming by...hope you have a great week! ~Picket~

Country Prims said...

Hi Tanya-I really love your furniture and decor! You are very co-ordinated with your colours and the black pieces are just amazing and red always grabs me anyway:)
Hope you are having a great week. No sewing getting done here, as housework very in the way :((
Blessings, Shazy x