Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Paring Down Kitchen Decor for Winter

After removing all the Christmas decor, I always pare down in the kitchen quite a bit. I bring out some of the pottery pieces that I have collected over time.
As a side note, my Joe had open heart surgery last Tuesday. He had to have his aortic valve replaced. To say I was a nervous wreck the day of surgery is a VAST understatement!!!! I almost lost it when we were in pre op but I held it together for HIM. Thanks God I have a wonderful best friend who came down to be with me while he was in surgery. He did SOOOO well, he just amazes me. I brought him home on Friday!!!!! He continues to do very well. Thank you, God!
Now back to the kitchen: It looks SO weird when everything is put away and the counters are bare:) But a good cleaning is in order when everything is put away.

 Then I start to add some decor.
 I created this little vignette. I like a lot of textures in the winter to cozy things up. The iron lamp has a wicker lampshade. The plant is in a pottery container and a small covered pottery jar completes the vignette. The other greens hide the lamp cord.

 I used to travel to juried craft shows to collect my pottery.
 I bought the arrangement of faux succulents years ago because I could not make it for what I paid!
 And I love the container it is in.
 A pottery piece serves as my utensil holder.


 Over on the buffet area I placed my antique scale in the center. I added two rattan chargers and 2 pottery pots with greenery. The chargers are hiding the Echo thing:)



 I am sorry some of these pics are dark but it has been cloudy and dreary for days:( Except of course while I was at the hospital each day:):)
 Over here I put some collected pine cones in my candle hurricane and a sweet smelling candle on an iron stand. I love to burn candles, even in the daytime, in the winter.
 Over in this spot where I always have some sort of arrangement, I have this large pottery vase filled with sticks and grasses.
 I did a little vignette on the kitchen bar too.
 I filled this pedestal basket with different orbs, orange slices and seed pods.
 On these iron and rattan candle sticks I placed rope orbs.

Thanks so much for your visit!
XO, Pinky

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8 comments:

  1. All so pretty, Pinky. Your home always looks so warm and inviting. Love the wicker lamp shade on your iron lamp.

    So glad your hubby is doing well and that surgery is behind you both.

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  2. Love it. I am definitely in a less is more mood too.

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  3. Your winter kitchen looks lovely. So glad to hear your husbands surgery was a success.

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  4. Get it, girl! Looking good! Wow...you really got to it! I’m still looking at Christmas decor that has yet to be packed away. Tomorrow marks 8 weeks since surgery, but I’m still not able to do much. Slow and steady will have to win this race this year!

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  5. I am so happy to hear the surgery went well, and that your husband is doing so well, Pinky! I am also so glad your good friend was there to support you, perhaps pray with you. When we get down to what matters most, the people we love are it.

    Your decor looks lovely, just perfect for winter time. Take good care of your husband, and YOU too!

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  6. I am so happy to hear that Joe is now home and doing very well! I know he will continue to get better under the care of his best nurse!

    Your kitchen looks lovely, Pinky. I really like your pottery pieces.

    Warm hugs,
    Carol

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  7. You have some gorgeous pieces of pottery Pinky! I am so happy that the surgery went well...I know Joe will recover well as he has a great person taking care of him!!!

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Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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