Sunday, August 14, 2011

~Sewing for the Kitchen~

 Happy Monday Everyone, I  hope you all had a glorious weekend. Gary and I worked out in the yards until I wilted like a delicate flower LOL, I think everyone knows by now I'm a big wimp in the heat.
Anyway for my Monday post I want to share the new kitchen curtains I made with you.
I still love the white lace curtains  I had made, but I took them down to wash and thought maybe I'll make another set  but in a print so I can change them from time to time.
So off to the fabric store I went and found this lovely linen rose patterned fabric and it was on sale...Yeah for me... so  when it came to my turn at the cutting counter I said (six yards please).
I used some of the leftover red fabric I had from the king quilt for the trim and tie ups. I also lined the valance.
Gary had  just hung the white blind for me. We didn't have a blind before just a lace curtain valance and everyone walking by could see me in my PJ's at night doing the dishes (not too pretty of a sight) Teehehe
(You can click on any photo to enlarge if you like)
 I really do love the rose pattern and the red tie ups bring out the red roses I think.

 Now onto the kitchen table dinning area. I made a very simple long curtain and Gary put up the curtain china plate tie backs for me, these are the ones Gary made for me that we used in our previous  home.
Do any of you recognize "Henri the Roster" sitting on the table well Henri use to live at Penny's house
The Comforts of Home, but he came to live with me and Gary. Henri misses Penny and Mr. Comforts of Home, but told me he really likes here, he moves around a lot he's kinda of a table hopper LOL from the dinning room table to the kitchen table. We love Dad got the biggest kick out of him when I told him his name "Henri" you see my Dad's name is "Henry"
 A closer look at the plate tie backs.

 A closer look at the fabric.

 A few weeks back while shopping with my niece Charesse, we ran across this red, green and gold buffet.
I got so excited because it was of course red! I looked at my niece and said "I wonder how much" well guess what it was on sale  half off!!! Yeah of me, I only hesitated for about maybe 5 minutes at the most and then said "I have to have it" and of course my niece agreed with me...LOL
 The drawers came lined, I really like this feature since it stops  my tea sets from slipping around in the drawer.
 On top of the buffet I have new cup coasters that were made by Beverly from My Sew Sweet Studio I won them a while back, Gary and I love the watermellon fabric Beverley used and I think it  adds a touch of sweetness to the kitchen. Beverly is  a very talented quilter.

 The side of the buffet  has a wave  to it,I don't know if you see that or not.

I love the little ball feet, so cute....
 There you  have it new curtains  and a buffet. You all know me by now and know that more changes are to crown molding and bead-board...I can't wait.
I hope the week will be kind to you and that you'll always remember to count your blessings and forgot the days troubles.

I am joining in the following parties;
Susan from Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday

Kim from Savvy Southern Style WOW Us Wednesday

Bunny from Bunnyjeans Decor and More Bunny Hop Wednesday


Alison @ The Polohouse said...

The new window treatments looks great and I love the red buffet piece. Just gorgeous!

The kitchen looks great!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love your new curtains....I do miss Henri too...Give him a hug from me.

That red buffet is fabulous!!!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh it is so pretty. I love those plate tie backs. And the red buffet is perfect in there. Great job decorating!!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Elizabeth & Gary,

What an idea those plate curtain tie backs! The valence, being lined, looks real nice. That lining brings out the rose pattern a lot better than on the long curtains. Cleverly done with the red on the sides and for the pull ups.
That red buffet is very practical and important is, you LOVE it too.

Enjoy your week ahead!

Love to you,


theromanticrose said...

Molto bella e accogliente questa cucina soggiorno!Belle anche le tende e le tazze!Rosetta

Gloria said...

Everything looks lovely! Especially your new red buffet. LOVE IT! Love the drapes in the room too. Use everything in good health, as my mother would say! ;)

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I just love it all, Elizabeth! I really like your new curtains over the sink area. I love the way you have all your cups in the lovely buffet.

Claudia said...

Your curtains are so pretty! Such lovely fabric. And the buffet is gorgeous. How could you pass up that red?!!


Susan Freeman said...

Great window treatments and I love the fabric! Stay cool!!

Susan and Bentley

Beverly said...

Your new kitchen and dining room curtains are perfect. I don't remember seeing the china plate tie backs before. What a clever idea. Your new buffet fits in like it has always been there. I think we have the same cake plate and dome. Thanks or sharing about the coasters. They were fun to make. I'm going to do some in Christmas fabrics next.

Ana said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Love the new curtains (great job on them) and your new red buffet is gorgeous...Everything looks just lovely...Wishing you a wonderful new week...Oh, I was wondering if you can drop by my blog today. I have something to show you :-) Hurry!

Much love,

Vee said...

You are a very talented seamstress. I am amazed at how quickly and easily you change things out. The buffet looks terrific in your space and, yes, I can see the bowing on it. Very nice. I do remember when Henri lived at Penny's. He looks right at home with you now.

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love you new window curtains !! You did a fabulous Job, You did a great job decorating also. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape so sweet of you.
I hope you and yours have a great week.
XXOO Diane

{oc cottage} said...

Oh my! Is the buffet ever dreamy!

m ^..^

Melinda said...

Looks very lovely.
The fabric patterns are beautiful.
Super job!

Love the buffet too.


Joy Burkhart said...

Hi Elizabeth! Thanks for stopping by with your sweet comments on my photo! So glad you joined me. I'm your newest follower, too! Love the buffet chest - you were sooo lucky to get it at such a discount! Great window treatments, too. Gotta love anything red!
Stop back soon.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I love the fabric you used for your curtains! Very Cabbages and Roses looking. I just bought those exact slipcovers for my dining room chairs! I love the skirt on them. So cute!

Catherine Holman said...

I love your curtain fabric and that beautiful buffet! What a beautiful room and red is my favorite too!

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh my this is so is my favorite color and I just adore the tie-backs and fabric! Also I could just see me and that buffet too...would have come home with me no doubt!
PS love your blog!

WhyCuzICan said...

What a lovely home you have :) Honestly- your eye for styling is great and I LOVE those new rose curtains in your kitchen, the pattern is perfect :D

Visiting from Bunny Jean's Bunny Hop Linky Party,
Suzanne in IL

Lallee said...

I always love seeing your kitchen. It is so warm and inviting and has so many tasteful details. Your new buffet is a beauty! It's a perfect piece for your beautiful home. said...

You're a talented lady! Your kitchen curtain is lovely. And your dining room chair covers ~ to DIE!

With a smile,

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Gorgeous Elizabeth...nice to change it up.
the plate tiebacks are adorable....
also love the quilt, turned out perfect!
Your a talented woman!!!!
of course Gary already knows that!
Happiest week to you my friend...
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Monica said...

WOW Elizabeth! All is very beautiful!
I had never seen plate tie backs, and I love the fabric of your curtains for sure!
My hands are OK, thank you, I just have to take it easy.
Monica xo

Bunny Jean said...

What a pretty kitchen. I love the slipcovers on the chairs.

I worked with a "Charesse" up in Davis. She ran the Clinique counter and I ran the Estee Lauder counter. Could it be...?

Thanks for joining in on the Bunny Hop party this week. I hope to see you often ;)

xoxo Bunny Jean

Cindy said...

Hello dear Elizabeth,
Your new window treatments are beautiful, I just love that fabric!
Your new sideboard is perfect there in that spot. What a great looking piece and so perfect for the Elizabeth that we have come to know and love.
I'm very happy for you dear lady!
Love and hugs, Cindy

Miss Jean said...

What beautiful fabric!!! Where, oh where did you find it? The dining room came out beautifully. Did you make the tie backs? Very clever!

Karie said...

Oh wow! I love that beautiful buffet. How lucky to find it half off. You really scored a deal. And the curtains are adorable. Love them too. Cute, cute! Thanks for sharing. Karie

My Dream Canvas said...

Wow this looks great. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Take care Anu

agreenearth said...

Congratulations on such great results.

sandy said...

wow, love that kitchen! I went through the photos fast but will be back...

Kermit Lukacs said...

My wife would definitely love a linen curtain for her newly-revamped window doors and kitchen! ;) The window door looked old and rusty. That's why we decided to replace it, as well as the windows to match. Our window is a bit larger than yours, and it is painted black. I'd probably surprise her with the plate tie backs, which is kind of a unique touch.

Kermit Lukacs