Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I'm Back and Changing Things Around, Of Course

Hope y'all had a wonderful Christmas like I did! It was so much fun this year since my son is getting older (2 and a half) and into the whole excitement of it all. I have taken down a few things in the kitchen, but all the trees and other decorations are still up. I'll start getting serious about taking it down in a few days. I promised myself I would be more organized this year about packing the stuff up and label boxes so I don't have to keep opening them up to see what's inside. I am always changing things around as a lot of you can relate to. I seem to change my kitchen the most, I guess 'cause it's the easiest room to do. I took down the black and white checked valance in my office/guest bedroom and put it in the kitchen. I bought 2 black and white plates at HL and put them on my plate rack with a rooster plate in the middle. Not sure I am liking it as good as I do my red toile. I always do this - think I want a change and then don't like it as much as the way I had it before and change it back again. But, I love doing it so it's o.k. Hope y'all have a terrific Tuesday!


29 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's always nice to change things up a bit! If you like it, that's all that matters. As you say, if you don't, you can easily change it back.

My Aimless Infatuation said...

Glad you had a great Christmas and I love what you've done with the kitchen.

Linda said...

This year when I take down all the Christmas decor in the kitchen...my kitchen will be naked! You see...we were still working on the re-model in there when Christmas came around...a blank canvas...should be lots of FUN! HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family!

Blessings,
Linda

Tricia Anne said...

Hi Angie.
It is so fun having Christmas with young children! :o) Even though our children are teens, there is still that fun magic that comes in!! They still sleep in each other's rooms on Christmas eve. :o)
Your decorating looks fresh and organized. I like to get my Christmas things tucked back away too, and I am gradually organizing them as well. :o)
We use red storage boxes, so they kind of stand out in the attic. :o)
I hope you all have a very Happy New Year.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Carla said...

Glad to hear you had a nice Christmas. I'm sure your son was a blast to watch this year. I admire how much you change things around. I would love to do that more, but honestly, sometimes I just don't have the energy! LOL I like the changes you've made. Live with it a few days. If it's not knocking your socks off, change it again!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Hi Angie!
As usual, I LOVE it!
I love those black plates-I have seen them at HL, but can't work it into my house...yet. I am glad to see you did, and it looks fab.
I haven't started taking down Christmas stuff yet, usually by now I have it done-but still a bit sick...You motivate me to get started, though-
Happy New Year!!!

Angie said...

I like the black...but the red is pretty too. Seeing your valance has inspired me to finish a project of my own that I started and never finished.

Audra said...

I like the black as a change... It makes the yellow walls pop a bit. I know what you mean, I am always changing things up too, exercising my inner creative genius! :)

I bet your son was a joy to watch on Christmas day. It never gets old watching them enjoy the holiday.

cmluvs2stamp said...

Wow, the more I read of your blog the more I realize we are totally alike in attitude and taste lol. I love the black by the way esp the plates with the rooster in the middle. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas. P.s. I'm taking all my decorations down this weekend. Have a blessed Tuesday

Melissa Miller said...

So pretty! I adore your rooster accessories. You have a very beautiful home Angie.

Come by and visit me sometime. You're always welcome!

Many Blessings & Happy New Year!
~Melissa :)

Leah said...

this has nothing to do with your post but i wanted to ask! what color yellow is that that your'e using? and have you ever tried pairing it with blue, red and white? i'm just curious as to how it would look because i'm trying to look for a new color for the whole main part of the house and i need a color that is sort of neutral that will look good with all of my seasonal decor. THANKS!

Leann said...

I love it. It looks very graphic to me and so clean and crisp.

Happy New Year!
Leann

mishebe said...

CUTE plates! mishelle

Sandy said...

I love the way you decorate your home! You have the designer touch! The photos are like eye candy and I love your color combinations - just everything!

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Country Sweetie said...

I love the mixture of roosters and the black & white gingham! Lovely!

Mimi Sue said...

I think when you change things around a little everything seems brighter and new, even if it's not. Love what you've done. Mimi

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Change is good. And changing again is good. All good in my book. I think we have the very same yellow-painted kitchen. I might have said that before; can't recall!
Brenda

Patti said...

where did you purchase your black and white checked plates in your guest room/office? Love 'em!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Oh, I LOVE the "new" valance you hung in your kitchen and how it goes so well with your new plates! The yellow in the rooster plate coordinates great with the yellow on your wall, too! The picture made me happy just looking at it! :)

I am glad to hear your Christmas was a good one and hope your New Year's is equally wonderful! :)

Take care and many blessings, :)
Jenni

Lisa B. said...

I LOVE the yellow and black together! It looks very classy!

Happy New Year!!
Lisa

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I think it looks great! I love the yellow and black together...

Jan said...

Hi Angie,

I always enjoy how you change your kitchen up. I am just like you, I feel the need to changes things around and then I question myself for doing so.
I love the plates!

Have a happy and safe New Year!

Blessings,
Jan

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hey Angie! Love it. I just looking at your pictures...I love that you try new things...even if you change them back! Hahaha...you never know till you try it whether you will like it or not! Glad your Christmas was great ours was too. It is nice having our kids home. They love it too! Your home is lovely...looking forward to what you will do for spring. I can't wait
Blessings,
Debbie

Manuela@TPOH said...

It's always fun to change things up a bit. Sometimes I change things and don't leave them for long. Those are cute plates. I have trip to HL planned for tomorrow. I hope they still have some Christmas clearance!

Happy New Year!

Manuela

Lesa said...

I think this looks fantastic!

'US' said...

Way cute! Both of the curtains are cute. I think you;ll have to put the black valance up again sometime because it's way too cute not too!

Lizzy said...

I could have swore I already posted here, happens alot I think my brian in playing tricks on me..hehe

Love the red and the difference the panels make. Looks more polished.
Your blinds are like mine but clean!Please share your cleaning tips on cleaning them!

Olay said...

hello angie! what does HL stand for?

i'd like to get some of those black plates. they look great!

Melodie said...

I love your long red curtains! The plate rack looks great next to the window and I noticed you change the plates out. I have a similar rack between my two windows, and I sure need some black plates. Who is the maker of your black plates?
also, I am new to your blog, found it thru Ribbonwood Cottage!