Thursday, February 21, 2013

I found some of my old platters and plates yesterday and decided to hang a couple on the wall in the new dining area.



I thought they might look nice around the old barn door.  I also hung one of my farmhouse aprons next to the barn door.

Had an old bakery sign so hung that above the entry way from the kitchen to the dining room.






Next thing on the list was to make the plain lampshade on my floor lamp into something a little more pretty and interesting so I added some fabric roses and buttons to the lamp shade.

I think it just needed a little embellishing of adornments.
Thanks for coming by.  We are suppose to get 5 to 6 inches of snow here in Chicago so I am staying in and finding little projects to do around my house.  Hope you are having a great week.
Kris
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Sharing at Knick of Time Tuesday  http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com

Sharing with Dawn with her budget decorating party  http://www.creativecaincabin.com/2013/02/budget-decorating-party_25.html
Sharing with Debra's be inspired Friday @ http://www.commonground-do.com/2013/

Also sharing with Pamela at Treasure Hunt Thursday  http://www.frommyfrontporchtoyours.com/2013

Also sharing at Blissful  White Wednesday @ http://www.timewashed.com/2013/02


Also at Open House Thursday @ http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com/

Sharing with Courtney at Feathered Nest Friday http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/2013/02/feathered-nest-friday

Sharing with Jennifer at Fabulously Creative Friday Linky Party
http://www.jenniferrizzo.com/2013/
http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2013/03/shabbilicious-friday-link-party.html

61 comments:

  1. Everything looks so cute. Love the fabric flowers!

    Come visit! Here is my latest post...
    http://brookekroeger.blogspot.com/2013/02/martha-new-vintage-card.html

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    1. Thanks Brooke. I will come by your blog next. Thanks for coming by. Have a great week.
      Kris

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  2. What a pretty collection of plates!Looks so pretty on your wall with your chippy barn door!I wonder if the reason I have a migraine today is because of the snow headed our way :-(
    xx
    Anne

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    1. Anne,
      I hope you start to feel better. Migraines are the worse. Hard to function when you have one of those. I am bracing for this snow. Ughhhhh I want summer.
      Kris

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  3. It all looks so lovely. I love the sweet, white washed homey look to it all. We have the same storm coming here tonight- I am north of you about 4 hours- UGH- xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana,
      I wish this storm would miss us but probably not. I so want winter to be over.
      Kris

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  4. Looks beautiful, as always, Kris. We just had that storm here in Colorado, so fun! Stay warm.....

    ~Shanon

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    1. Ughhhhh I do not want this storm. I wish it would pass us but probably not. Hope you are having a great week. I need to get over to your blog and see what you are up too.
      Kris

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  5. Hi Kris, what a great idea to create plate wall art, it looks divine at your dining area. I love how you combined the old barn door, plates and apron. Greetings from Renata from www.crafto-mania.com.

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  6. Oh my!!! White chippy heaven! I love this...and that lamp is SO cute!
    ♥Linsey

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    1. Thank you Linsey. Hope you are having a great week.
      Kris

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    1. Hi Julie,
      Thanks for your sweet comment. Have a great week.
      Kris

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  8. Your wall looks GORGEOUS with beautiful plates!

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    1. Thanks Monica very much. Hope you are having a great week.
      Kris

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  9. Your plates look great--and I am totally in love with that lampshade! I am going to have to make something like that...just love it!

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    1. Thank you Sandy so much. It was pretty easy and now I feel like it went from blah to something pretty. Have a great week.
      Kris

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  10. I love your white plates on the wall, Kris! I've been looking for some plain white old dishes, myself, but they are hard to find these days. Your lampshade looks ready for spring with its new lace flowers! I hope you don't get as much snow as predicted, but spring IS right around the corner, right?

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    1. I hope Spring is around the corner. I am so ready!!!!
      Kris

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  11. You continue to add so much charm to your home! LOVE the chippy barn door with the pretty white plates around it. And what an adorable lamp shade! I kinda wish we were getting some of that snow. We've had very little this year...like almost none!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thanks Mary Alice. Becareful what you wish for!!!!!! Have a great week.
      Kris

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  12. Kris,
    WoW!!!
    Love the wall of plates in your dining room, dear one!!!
    The farmhouse apron is stunning!
    Love, LOVE, L O V E the lampshade!!!
    Thank you for inspiring us today with your creativity and your talent!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  13. Love the collection of your beautiful plates and that great, old chippy barn door, too!

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  14. Evening Kris, I love the view into your kitchen! The BAKERY sign is my favorite! I love a bright and cheerful home (besides your beautiful decorating!) When it is cold or dreary outside...INSIDE is lovely! It's sleeting as I speak(type..oh well Blessings to you~~~Roxie

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  15. Your wall looks fabulous! It's perfect and dreamy. Love plates around the barn door. The embellishments look beautiful on that lamp! Love your house!
    Karen

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  16. Love the barn door, plates and bakery sign! Hope you don't mind if I pin these to Pinterest?
    http://pinterest.com/belljarvintage/
    Hopping over from Blissful Whites Wednesday.
    ~Dori
    http://belljarvintage.blogspot.com

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  17. Love that barn door...the plates look great on the wall around it!! Love the Bakery sign too!! Oh my...I just love everything about how you decorate!!!
    I'll take your snow over the freezing rain that we are getting right now. We are suppose to have it until noon tomorrow.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  18. I'm lovin' what you've done with your floor lamp. I have one in the corner of my sewing room that I'm inspired to give a 'face-lift' and will be using your lamp as inspiration. Love your blog, you are constantly finding new ways to use beautiful vintage furnishings and accessories from the past. Thank you for sharing!

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  19. Oh boy, do I ever love this space! The lampshade is fab (I just redid one myself recently), and I am drooling over the bakery sign! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi.
    xo,
    Lisa

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  20. Kris, your house looks so big and beautiful. I love all your touches, and adding things to the barn door is a really nice touch. I like the metal, the dishes and the wood altogether with the fabric of the apron right along side.
    Liz @ Quirky Vistas

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  21. This looks so pretty! I love the white dishes and the old door, along with the apron and your bakery sign - such a cute wall arrangement! Your little lampshade is really sweet too! You always do the neatest projects - I want to come play! LOL! Stay warm and away from the snow! Hugs, Leena

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  22. So glad I found your blog - please consider turning your home into a bed & breakfast! It would be the perfect vintage lover's sanctuary! Truly lovely. -- Jan

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  23. Your look is just so pretty and peaceful! I am south of Chicago about 4 hours and it is snowy and icy here, too. Stay Warm, Jean

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  24. Kris, the plates look perfect there! I always drool over that barn door...maybe I'll find one like it someday...sigh :)
    Susan

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  25. Oh Kris,
    I just took a tour of your beautiful cottage...simply dreamy. You have lovely taste and a lovely decorating sense. Just love it! Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

    Your newest follower,
    ❤Ana

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  26. your lampshade looks so pretty with the lace flowers, kris:) i need a cute apron like yours, maybe i could make it...your changes are just lovely!

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  27. I love it! The Bakery sign really makes a statement and I like how you extended the platters over the doorway!

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  28. You have everything displayed so beautifully! I love love that old barn door and the bakery sign you added is adorable. It all looks wonderful!

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  29. LOVE every inch of it, Oh that Bakery sign! and the lampshade is super adorable. Plus, your photo is adorable too, LOVE LOVE LOVE your hair!!!

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  30. Love your home, Kris! What a wonderful barn door! You have some great vintage finds :)
    Visiting from Common Ground

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  31. Loving your floor lamp. Can I come live in your house? (just kidding)It's just that everything is so gorgeous.
    *Smiles*

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  32. The plates look beautiful! I especially like the 4th photo! I love seeing all the way through to the other rooms!Your home is so beautiful!! I just love it!!

    Patiie

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  33. Love your barn door. Such a great piece. The apron is lovely hanging next to it. You sure have some great treasures!

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  34. I absolutely love plates...you have made these look wonderful the way you have them all grouped with that old barn door! And that lamp! It is gorgeous!!!

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  35. How awesome Kris. I adore your lampshade. I love embellished lampshades. Great scores on the platters and they look so beautiful displayed. Happy Saturday!

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  36. Everything looks wonderful. I would love to be fluffing and primping, but I am cleaning and putting things away. Maybe I need a snow day to get myself organized.

    Stay warm!

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  37. Love the look with the plates. The embellishments to the lamp are just gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  38. You know- I was over at Pam's today. I can't find a link to your blog over there -just thought you might want to know. One of these days I would like to "talk" to you. We are getting ready to downsize and give up our big home and I am really kind of nervous about it. I live about 4 hours North of you and on the water also. I LOVE what you have done- xo Diana

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  39. Oh Kris I just love all your touches especially your Bakery sign! Thanx for sharing at THT.

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  40. You have a beautiful cottage style. I found you over at Pamela's. What a treat to tour your lovely space.

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  41. Hello! I'm your newest follower as I love all your lovely touches! The barn door is perfect for a background to showcase your ironstone. And then I read the last paragraph... snow in Chicago! WE're neighbors as I am in the area, also! Love finding locals through the blogging world. Do drop by my blog as I would love to have you over for a visit! Hope to see you soon!

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  42. Hi Kris, Just found your lovely blog from Timewashed and am now a follower! Love the white plates around the barndoor! xo Pam

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  43. So darling! Love that barn wood with the plates!

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  44. I just love your place, everything you put together just turns out perfect. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin!

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  45. Love the barn wood and the plates on the wall.
    That little wire basket on the barn wood door looks cool too. I've been seeing lots of wire baskets lately...and have pinned some too.
    love all of it. Stay warm in Chicago! Pat

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  46. Such a pretty vignette, Kris! Love your cute lampshade too!

    Jeanette

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  47. I just adore your wall gallery, and that floor lamp is absolutely adorable!

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  48. Love your wall plates and the bakery sign. Everything looks so bright and cheerful despite the snow outside. Are you going to the Illinois bloggers get-together that Jennifer Rizzo is coordinating? By the way, congrats on being featured on her blog today!

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  49. I love the collection around the door,,,do you use plate hangers? It's hard to tell.

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    1. Hi,
      I actually epoxy glued the picture hangers to the back of the plates so they could be hung like a picture with a nail in the wall. I tried super glue and it would not hold to the ceramic plates so I got epoxy and that worked great. Hope that helps. Thanks so much for coming by.
      Kris

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