Friday, March 29, 2013

Fluffing the Nest for Easter

     After finishing the backsplash. I looked around my kitchen and pretty much panicked.  The ends of the kitchen didn't match the middle with the new counter and backsplash.  The walls are taupe.  The cabinets are white.  Mike likes high contrast, so we went with black countertops and white backsplash. We have cool white fluorescent lights which seemed to accentuate the white cabinets and turn the place into something other than my inspiration picture.
     With the hard surfaces in the kitchen now in place for years to come, I needed to do something to help the colors flow from one end of the space to the other.  I hit the stores and then spent the last two days playing with accessories, dishes, and flowers- you know, the fluffy stuff that truly makes a difference.

I found the table runner and recycled tire basket lined with burlap at Hobby Lobby

stitched a complementary tablecloth and topper from muslin and linen,

 used dishes I already had (Vietri Incanto Stripe), 

and added brown eggs and white tulips to clear glass jars to sit on each side of the cooktop by the breakfast bar.

It's official: the nest is fluffed and  ready for Easter weekend.

Linking up this week with:
Life on Lakeshore Drive


  1. I love the tulips and eggs in the clear vase! SIMPLY beautiful! Happy Easter to you.

  2. Cindy, everything looks beautiful! I love your dishes and table. So happy you were able to link up! I am so behind on visiting and comments. Can't keep my in-laws out of the hospital. Poor things. Have a great week! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. :)