Thursday, March 14, 2013

White Dishes and Spring Blooms

Hey friends.

My first Girl Time Tuesday was this week and was such fun. If you didn’t stop by and spend time with us then, it’s not too late to still stop by and meet some new girlfriends.

I spent some time on Tuesday moving some of my warmer colored things into the attic and bringing out some of my lighter and brighter things.

My dining room is one of my favorite rooms to play around in so that’s where I focused a lot of my attention.

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Oh how I love all of these shades of white in these plates.

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The old door was my headboard for a couple of years until I replaced it with a beautiful old green fireplace mantel.

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Some beautiful branches with a few little pink blooms brightened up my old jelly cabinet.

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A little look over into our entryway where my great old metal cart now sits.

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This old cart is still a favorite thing of mine.  The baskets actually come off which is pretty cool in itself.  There are also wheels on the back.

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Can you see the shadow in the window of the chicken?  Of course, it’s not a real chicken, but I do love how she looks standing there with the sun streaming in the windows.
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Boy, I loved how the sun shone so brightly that day. 

It was another day of turning up my praise music and just playing and cleaning.

Thankful for sunshiny days.

I am actually thankful for every day, I just prefer the sunshine right now. 

Be blessed my friends!



Tricia said...

I'm so thankful for sunshiny days too! It makes me feel more energized and able to get things done around the house. I love what you've done in your dining room, Amy. Those blooming branches make me think that spring is coming :)

Deb said...

Love your home. It is so pretty with all the whites. The little pop of pink from the buds adds a touch of colour. Nice. Love how the curtain puddles on the floor. Deb

Karen said...

Everything is so pretty, I always love seeing your home.

Sheila said...

Good morning!
Amy, everything looks so really nice...I love the stand you have the plates in and your curtains are very dreamy looking. I hope you have a beautiful sunny day, I know I will it is gorgeous here in So. CA!


Blondie's Journal said...

This is such a great room, Amy! I can't pick a favorite piece but I know it's all YOU! Love the sunshine coming in, too. Makes me think spring is just around the corner. I just posted my spring mantel and a few bunnies...come have a peek!


Old Time Cindy said...

Okay, I will be seeing you at the party...;)
That cow print with the window frame as a background for your white dishes is adorable.
Farmhouse hugs,

On Crooked Creek said...

So nice to see how the sun streaming through your windows illuminates all the white and pristine of your home, dear friend!!!
"Mr.Ed" and I have "kicked" ourselves several times for not purchasing a vintage newspaper stand while on vacation!!! At the time, I just couldn't visualize where to put there are a zillion (alright...not quite a zillion) places we could have used that piece!
EnJOY the sun shine, dear friend!!!

Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home said...

Love the dish display!! And that cart is awesome! Beautiful my friend!!!

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Amy,
Where to begin you have some really wonderful chippy treasures in your dining room. I love that cart and love your cute cow picture and of course all the white dishes. So many cute details. I love the chalk board message Spring come Spring. I am so there with you.

It's me said...

Like the blue wooden box and that iron rack !!! your from

Elma said...

I so love your home!! That cart does it have a name?? I just love it!!!

Ginger said...

I love your pretty springy touches. I haven't traded out for other clothes yet--we've had some of our coldest weather in the last few weeks!

Holly said...

Your home looks bright and cozy! So inviting! No sunshine here in the Pac. NW...rain, rain, and more rain....but boy are things green! Everything is just about to burst on the trees and bushes. Spring is out there somewhere!
I so enjoyed the blogs you shared the other day...found some to add to my look list!
I love that cart! so beautiful filled with the linens...I love the chicken too!

Blessings! Holly

chateau chic said...

It's so refreshing to lighten and brighten the decor after the winter season. Your dining room looks so pretty with all your changes.
Mary Alice

Faded Charm said...

Love everything! Looks so bright and cheery which is just what we all need this time of year:-)

Take care,

Jemma said...

Your home is filled with sunshine from your treasures and from your good heart!!
Just love everything!

BECKY said...

Oh your home so much! The dishes are so lovely, as is everything! Love the wire baskets that hold your linens! Just love it all, girl. If I am ever up your way, you have to give me a tour! And then we can junk and do lunch, too!

Hugs to you! Thanks so much for sharing at Blissful Whites Wednesday!!

Holly Browning said...

Sweet idea to have dishes lined up for a display. Come Spring right! Your home is so beautiful!

Becky C said...

Your dining room is just so fresh and "spring-like" Amy!! Love all the ironstone plates :)
And that metal cart is a favorite of mine that you does look great in the foyer. Perfect for everyone to see when they walk in the door.
And the shadow of that chicken is too cute. I was thinking it was one of your real chickens...I'm glad to hear they are laying so many eggs for y'all to enjoy.
Sending lots of hugs

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Such a pretty dining room and lovely collections, Amy. I agree about being thankful daily, the sunshine just makes it a bit easier :) I really like your white cabinet too.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Everything looks gorgeous!! I am loving the sunshine, and the spring flowers. Such a glorious time of year!!

Old Time Cindy said...

Happy Country Whites Weekend! Thank you kindly for embracing your country whites and sharing at the party. I am going to have to find my own 'cow'! :)
Farmhouse hugs,

Trisha said...

Your dining room is wonderful! Full of so many beautiful treasures!


Sherry said...

Great displays Amy! I love all of it and especially that great scale!

must love junk said...

Your dining room looks great! I love the cow picture-he'd go really good with my new collection-lol! :)

The Farmers Daughter said...

How charming, simple and sweet! Great style! I always enjoy seeing your home. Thank you for joining Country Whites Weekend! We have some wonderful posts and yours was certainly one of them! Be sure and check back this Friday for the features!
Blessings from the Farmhouse,

Sylvia said...

Your home is beautiful! I adore white, especially, during the change in seasons; it brightens not only the surrounding, but our souls as well. Blessings for a nice new week ahead of you!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Amy your home is just so charming! So many lovely collected things. I bet your friends just want to wander and peek into every corner :)

Debbie said...

OK, stop.
Why haven't I ever noticed your wonderful doorway before? I love that!! I have a thing about pillars and arches for some oddball reason.

As for your whites, I love them too.

City Farmhouse said...

Your home is beautiful Amy, so bright & happy, I love the time worn details! Have a nice night, Jen