Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Thrilling Side-Efffects!

The Thrill of What You Already Have is one of the blogging events which has had a wider effect on me this month. Once I'd worked out that the blue vase I was looking for to match the May picture was in the kitchen, I had one of those embarassing epiphanies - the kind that would be obvious to anyone else but take me ages!
The thing about my kitchen is that it was one of the first rooms I sorted out in the house. Our first few years were a whirl of 'just-coping' and we really under-played the charm of our home. The kitchen had any old stuff in it, and I never thought of colours, but it began to dawn on me that I could play up the cute little blue and white tiles by introducing blue decorations, and sticking to blue hand towels and such, as well. It worked! And so whenever you see a blog photo of my kitchen, it will always be blue.
Up until now! I also saw a pretty Scandinavian kitchen in a magazine this month, and the realisation that a) I can take blue things out of the kitchen and b) I can judiciously add non-blue things TO the kitchen, dawned upon me.
Hurray! Actually, I really like the blue in there, but why not change it around every now and then?
The poor old kitchen units are dreadful, so playing round with the changeable stuff is part of the fun.
It's been a bit of a revalation to realise that I can bring my rosey enamelware in here!


Pom Pom said...

Hello dear Floss!
Pretty! Pretty! Pretty! Enamelware is so earthy, so real. I have been spotting it at antique stores for years. Your pieces are extra lovely!

Sherri B. said...

Isn't it funny how we just live with things and then a light bulb goes on in the brain? Bringing in your rosey enamelware did brighten up that area, such a good idea! xo

polkadotpeticoat said...

I love it, sometimes the simplest change makes all the difference in the world!

Jane and Chris said...

Jane x

Angela said...

And this is DEFINITELY the time to think about adding Red to the White and Blue!

blessings and jubilations!

Anonymous said...

Floss, your pictures are charming,
I know what you mean about decorations ~ we spend a lot of time in ur homes and sometimes get too close to our surroundings to 'see' them, you did well to break out of hypnosis!
Rosy-pink and blue are a lovely combination!
xxx H

Serenata said...

Funny isn't it, how sometimes simple changes are staring at us in the face and we need a little jog to remember that it is possible.

Kit said...

I am loving the new look! Kit