what was I thinking?


Okay, I admit it.  I had a brief moment of panic yesterday as I hung my new dining room curtains to check them for length.  What was I thinking...they are just so...colorful.

But then the sun came out and cast the most dreamy glow over the entire room.

And I knew I made the right choice.

I still have to finish the lining and hem them up before I can share them with you.  I just hope my camera can capture how pretty they really are.

In the meantime what I can show you is this wall of plates I hung randomly meandering to the ceiling.  I saw Flower Patch Farmgirl do this a while back and I knew I had to find a place to include it in my revamp.  I am so happy with the affect they have on this part of the room next to the hutch.

And the best part is that I had all but a couple of the plates in my cupboards.  I did have to head to the thrift store to finish off the arrangement and found the plain blue plate and the white plate with the blue rim for .49 cents each.

One section at a time the room is coming together.  I think I'm on target for an end of the month reveal.  I've decided I'm not in love with the blue I painted the wine storage case so that is back on the project list but I figure I've come this far, I shouldn't settle for any thing less than love, right?

In other less fun news, we are one week into the school year and a yucky allergy/cold/cough has already found it's way into our midst.  Hopefully it doesn't stay long!

xo, Patty

btw...I found the fabric I shared yesterday at Joann's.  It was in the designer quilting cotton section.


  1. This is so charming, love the hutch, love the dishes and i love the composition. Beautifully done! Now, I can't wait to see your finished curtains :)
    Keep Smiling.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  2. We have a new Joanne's opening and I can't wait! Looking forward to seeing your curtains, the colors of the plate and wall are so cheery!

  3. Good morning. Really loving your colorful kitchen. My kitchen sign saying is slightly different than yours.
    It says: Today is going to be a great day. Have a wonderful day and hopefully you don't catch that cold.

  4. Darn, I thought we were going to see the curtains today! Lol. I love the [plate wall, especially the one with the red floral border! So pretty!

  5. I love everything you have done here, Patty! Just looks so charming!!!

  6. I love it all Patty. I can't wait for the reveal!!!!
    XO Kris

  7. Patty,
    Oh, my. . .I'm getting behind in visiting your kitchen make~over, dear friend!!!
    I do lo v e the plates meandering up the wall alongside your hutch!!!
    The arrangement on your hutch shelves is stunning. . .l o v e the Sunflower print!
    Perhaps there will be a hue within your new curtain print that you admire more than the blue for the painted chest piece.
    Now. . .I'm "back tracking" to see what I've missed!!!

  8. I love a good plate display and am planning another one myself. You can't have too many right? Don't answer! It's fun to watch you playing house!

  9. I like the cast of the sun on the wall too. This room is looking so cozy! I'm looking forward to seeing the entire thing...after you Loved it everywhere! Including the blue cupboard. :)


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