Monday, May 18, 2009

Lilacs!!!

I am so excited my lilacs are finally growing!! It has been a long, cold spring here in Northern Michigan and I thought they'd never bloom!! I has inspired me for sure... I have been a busy bee this morning and thought I'd share some pics!


I worked on a corner of my kitchen this morning.. adding some of my "junk" I found in the trash last week!! I still need to paint the kitchen walls, but haven't yet commited to a color. It is creeping up on the one year anniversary of moving in and I am a little gun shy about the kitchen color. I am thinking of a very pale green, tan, or even yellow. I can't decide since the pine in the kitchen has a yellow undertone, I don't want it to clash too much and I DEFINATELY haven't commited to painting the wainscoating yet...


This shelf I found junking. I love the color, even though it is really chipped up, I think I like it just how it is. The birds nest was on the ground in my yard, so that was free, the enamelware bowl was my dad's cereal bowl when he was a little boy and the milk jar I bought at the grocery store... it's the brand of buttermilk that I buy and I love the bottles, so I never return them for the deposit. They make great vases!!


I framed this pic of my 6 year old. Walgreens had a free 8x10 print for mother's day, so I had this pic printed. During the summer we head over to the beach on Lake Michigan and search for Petoskey stones. This pic was taken with my cell phone at sundown and I just love how it turned out!!


I hung a couple of my vintage aprons from this old piece of picket fencing I found on Junk day... I have to dig out more of my aprons, as well as finished some I have half sewn... but when this is finished I think it will be cute. The girls love to wear an apron when helping in the kitchen.. I have a stack of the old picket fencing and I will be using it in many more areas of my house, so I am sure you will be seeing a lot more of it!!


Above my picket fence, I hung a pic that I bought when I lived in Las Vegas.. I was drawn in by the frame and the $11.00 price tag, but I also liked the picture. It was painted by a local artist and he had a stack of them in one of my favorite antique stores. I bought it because of the farm. Growing up in southern California, then living in Las Vegas, I always wanted to live in the country and this pic was a little taste of country that I loved. Now I have these barns and fields right in my own backyard!!

17 comments:

Kathie @ my net finds said...

hi there! I just wanted to say hello and thanks for stopping by my blog from SITS! I love lilacs, mine are done blooming though :-( I put some in a vase and they lasted a day, that was it. Everything looks so cute, can you come decorate my house for me? Everything has a personality, does that make sense? I love that! ;-) Anyway, thanks for stopping by!

LORI said...

I LOVE ALL THE "NEW JUNK" YOU'VE ADDED! WHAT ABOUT THE PALEST GREEN-BLUE COLOR ON YOUR KITCHEN WALLS? IT WOULD GO GREAT WITH WHAT'S ALREADY THERE, MAYBE?!

Amanda Wells said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Your lilacs are gorgeous and I love the blog!

Cammie said...

Hi!!! What a pretty blog! I love your header picture!

Heidi said...

I'm so jealous you have lilacs! Here in Missouri ours is already done and lilacs are my favorite flower. I LOVE the way you decorate. That is completely my style! Thanks for stopping by my site :)

MiMi said...

I love your blog! Just wandering around blog land and your is VERY cute! : )
Macey

Donna said...

I love your kitchen corner - it is so cottagey and inviting. Your lilacs are beautiful! My double white lilacs are finally blooming here in New England, but we're supposed to get a major frost tonight ... brrrrrrrr... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

The Tattered Cottage said...

Wanted to stop by and say thanks for visiting. I so enjoy the company and comments as well. You have a beautiful blog!! I love the covered bridge in your header picture! Your kitchen corner is wonderfully decorated and I know what a decision choosing paint can be. I think maybe a soft yellow? I'll be back to chat, right now I want to see more of your blog :)
Toni

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hello there. thank you for visiting my blog. love yours. I love Michigan. I visited there when I moved my daughter into her dorm at New Tribes Bible Institute. I was amazed at how green everything was and the fireflies were such fun.

Lacie E. said...

yeay thanks for stopping by my blog it gave me an excuse to get over to your blog and I love it. I will be back often!!

Tamela said...

Wow your kitchen looks great! My boyfriend has family up in michigan and they used to hang out at the pier all the time. Someday I would like to go up there and look over the Lake.

The lilacs are beautiful. I know that winter was a terrible one!

Oh and I think yellow would be pretty on your kitchen walls. It always seems to brighten up a room.

Thanks for the blog comment!

Tanielle said...

I love lilacs!!! They remind me of when I was a little girl!!!

Thanks for entering my giveaway!! Love your blog!

MaryRC said...

now that is a good looking corner. i have a kitchen table the same color as your wainscoting, i cant bring myself to paint it either, it scares me for some reason, perhaps because it was the mother in laws.

the ungourmet said...

I love your little corner! I am an apron fanatic! Have you ever visited The Apron Goddesses blog? It's wonderful!

I love lilacs so much! Yours are beautiful!

Thanks for visiting me. :0)

Jennifer said...

That little painting is adorable! =)

Kristin said...

Love Lilacs, miny only has 3 flowers this year though... :-(
You are the big winner of my giveaway!! Can you send me an email with your contact info so I can get it into the mail? Thanks!!

Annie said...

the lilacs in mid-michigan are all in bloom and smelling fabulous!!

LOVE the pic of your babe on the beach...that is AWESOME!