Thursday, November 5, 2009

a treat...

By now you may have guessed what my favorite color is! I love RED! & for those of you who have been getting dizzy lately because every time you check my blog, it looks different, I promise this is how it's going to stay. For now. Ok, for a long time!


We've been in our house in Texas more than seven years now. Wow. That went really fast! All this time I have been adding touches (ok, more like big splashes!) of red to the kitchen. Let's take a little tour, shall we? Here is my wonderful IKEA cabinet (with a tiny bit of my IKEA light fixture poking into the photo). Isn't it pretty? When I saw it, I knew it needed to hang out on this wall & house all of my teapots! There are lots of little red things all over my kitchen.....
And cherries.... I adore Mary Engelbreit's cherries! Here's her wallpaper border, and a pieced valance I made a long time ago....

The only problem was that the dishes we brought with us from Colorado were not red. Not a speck. They were pretty.... pastel greens & yellows with Debbie Mumm watering cans & flowers on them. They did not go in my Texas kitchen at all! Oh, & they had no serving pieces either. I had a mish mash of different bowls & platters.

Those of you who know me well know that I am also quite clumsy. I, ummmm, how shall we say this gently? I tend to break things. A lot. Well, less now than when I was a kid, but still a lot! So we were down to 6 plates (2 of them chipped) & 4 bowls.... fine when it was just the four of us for dinner. No. Not really fine.

So, today, the UPS man came!
And I had the best time unpacking boxes!


Twelve place settings of beautiful red dishes! They were on sale in the JC Penney catalogue & I was so tempted by them. & then I got a coupon in my email for free shipping. And well.... I couldn't help myself!

And get this! There was a completer set of serving pieces too! Two platters & three bowls! YAY!


I guess now I need to go empty out my kitchen cupboards & wipe them clean so I can put these pretty dishes away! Or maybe I will just leave them out & look at them for a few days? I'll bet our dinners will taste so much better now!

5 comments:

Amy said...

Very nice Ellyn!

Lynne said...

love it!!!!!!

Lisa said...

Food will look so good on those red plates!

PunkiePie said...

Very nice! Love the red and the new blog look.

Christine said...

I love your new red dishes! Now you need to make some ME placemats to go with them. Good thing the ME fabric is coming out this month.