Thursday, November 28, 2013

More Red & White Kitchen Touches

                                                                   Hello everyone,
                                   The last couple of years I have been enjoying adding touches of red
                                to our kitchen/dining room. The red and white vintage quilt is the perfect
                                touch of red and white for anytime of the year but especially Christmas.
                                The harvest table is the same one we had when our seven children all
                                sat around the table for meals.....wish those days hadn't gone by so quickly!

                               The chairs were brown thrift shop finds that got a makeover a few years ago.
                                    The transferware pitcher and basin came from Coulson's in Summerside.
                                  The lovely vintage plaid picnic box came from Emment & Ellie's on
                                   University Ave in Charlottetown. It will be perfect for a winter display
                                   of greenery and berries on my porch.

                                        Love the lantern too ~ thanks Sharon!
                                               Most of you have seen my vintage coffee pot.

                                                       Getting ready for Christmas.

                  I am enjoying the sparkle of Christmas lights in our home once again ~ it makes these
                             long dark evenings so cheery. I will have to get some photos to share with you
                                Tomorrow, I am invited to a friends beautiful home for a Christmas lunch - so let                                                       the fun begin!

                              I am joining Be Inspired at Common Ground today as well as My Romantic Home
                                    for Show & Tell Friday.

                              Blessings to all my American friends ~ I hope you are enjoying a lovely
                               Thanksgiving day.

                              Thank you for visiting,


Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Those pops of red look very festive, Carolyn!

Thanksgiving is now officially over and the official Holiday Season begins in the am. I am so excited and in the mood to decorate I am half tempted to pull it all out tonight, if I wasn't exhausted from cooking and baking for the last few days!

I have my little niece spending the night tomorrow to help me climb up and down the ladder. That will be a tremendous help this year! And spending time with her before she goes through the change and becomes a moody disinterested teenager is priceless! They really DO grow much too quickly, I agree!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love red and white at Christmas and your table looks so lovely with the quilt on it and the other red items. I have added some red to my decor this year too. I think it just says Christmas. I like your little bunch of rose hips with the green leaves. Have a lovely weekend and enjoy your brunch.


Gorgeous reds, I love them all!!!
Your table with quilt is swoonnnn....hope you are enjoying a lovely Tksgiving day.

Brenda Pruitt said...

Red and white, my absolute favorite color combination. You show it so beautifully in your gorgeous and creative home. And your photos: phenomenal!

Brenda Pruitt said...

Red and white, my absolute favorite color combination. You show it so beautifully in your gorgeous and creative home. And your photos: phenomenal!

Linda said...

I have a 'thing' for that red lantern - it's a beauty! Lol
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Julie said...

So festive, Carolyn! Thanks for sharing, J

Unknown said...

Hello Carolyn,
I love the dishes and your quilt.
Beautiful, that looks so pretty.

Debra@CommonGround said...

Oh Carolyn, your red and white is just perfect for Christmas! the quilt tabletopper, and that picnic tin in Stewart plaid is just too wonderful, I've never seen one like yours before!!

Ewa said...


love it and Pin it immediately on your board in my Pinterest:-)

kindest regards, Ewa from Poland

Monica said...

Simply fabulous as always! I love the nordic touches, and that quilt... my oh my, it's really a beauty! I can feel the love all the way from Canada.
Monica xoxo

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Susan said...

Hello Carolyn...Love the red and white, especially the tablecloth.
Everything looks so festive. Great job! Susan

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your kitchen is so pretty, Carolyn, and the touches of red just make it look so festive, warm and welcoming!

Bernideen said...

You have such a gift Carolyn and I love the way you blend country and floral.

Unknown said...

Hi. so great all over them. I love it...

Deborah Montgomery said...

I'm a new reader, and want to thank you for sharing such lovely photos on your blog. Your blog is a beautiful place to visit, and I have pinned quite a few of your pictures.

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Your beautiful book came in through the mail today! Such a lovely surprise! Your book made my day :-).

You must be so proud to see all your beautiful photo's together. It is a book which shows the Christmas spirit. Thank you so very much!

Today's photo's, with the touches of red and the delicious looking heart shaped cookies, look beautiful as well. You really know how to create an atmosphere.

Hope the Christmas lunch you are attending tomorrow will be a great success!

Happy weekend!

Madelief x

Anonymous said...

I have never commented before but I love red so much I couldn't resist:) Nice blog.....
Shirley in Virginia

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your red and white is so pretty, Carolyn. It really puts one in the mood for Christmas. Enjoy your weekend.


Anonymous said...

Carolyn I am a reader of your blog and I must say you have a wonderful taste of decoration and mixing and matching colors making them pop... Thank You for sharing !!

Anita said...

Carolyn, this post confirms with a resounding YES how much I love red. Keep it coming! Your photos are beautiful.

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

I love your dining room with the red!

Amy Jo

Tonita said...

I swear your little cottage is so perfect and sweet. I adore your blog. IT is better than looking at a new magazine. Your style and décor are wonderful. Always looking forward to any picture from your blog. You do a wonderful job, and your heart shines forth in your decorating style.