Sunday, May 6, 2012

Adding a Shot of RED!!

My kitchen has apple green walls and lots of blue accents - the curtains, the placemats, the dishes we use and the dishes that hang on the wall.  
But it needed something.....
So I emptied my display shelves (which still held Easter decor) and gave myself a blank slate:
I then dug through my bins of favourite objects and pulled everything I had that was:

1.  Blue

2.  White


3. RED!!

Yep.  That's what my kitchen needs.

I tried to mix the three colours all over the shelves.  You'll see that the 3 shots of red are balanced throughout.

Here are the top 2 shelves:

I bought these red candlesticks at Christmas last year.  I love their shape and shine. 

My mom bought me these gorgeous pitcher.  She saw it and knew I had to have it!!  Look at those delicate flowers!!

I bought this jug at the thrift shop a few years back.   So pretty and it reminds me of the forget-me-nots that grew around the house that I was a toddler in.  

This red bucket was  a thrifty find too.  It held glittery balls back at Christmastime.  Now it holds some silk daisies.  (Not much longer until my REAL daisies bloom....  C'mon summer!)

Isn't this lovely?  I found this during my most recent Goodwill visit.  I am sure it is  pot used to deliver flowers to hospitals or something, but I love the raised flowers on it.  

Filled with fake geraniums, it is the perfect balance to the red candlesticks and bucket. 


There! The perfect bit of zing for the breakfast area of the kitchen.  Now what needs sprucing up next??  Yes....over there.....

See you soon!


  1. Very nice! I like how the red keeps your eyes moving

  2. Love all the crafty home projects you've been doing. Red white & blue always perfect! And the "wash" banner, how cute it turned out! xo K.

  3. Red, White & Blue - inspiration for the Jubilee year here in England! May have to have a go myself in time for June.


  4. Turned out nicely balanced and very pleasing! Stopping by from Flour Me With Love . . .

  5. Looks great!!s I, too, like a pop of red. Don't know why, but it adds something interesting. It doesn't strike me as 4th of Julyish, but I can see adding small flags or other touches for the day. Very cool!!

  6. Fun decor!

    I just discovered you're a no-reply blogger so I've responded to all of your comments and you have not ever received them. That explains a lot!
    I always reply directly to comments instead of on my blog.

  7. Love the addition of the red, I didn't think I would, but really do. Very nicely balanced and looks really pretty. Love the vase with the raised flowers, so cute. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

  8. Very nice - the red really brings it to life.

  9. What a fun shelf!! I love the red you added! Such a pretty color! :) have a great day! xo Holly

  10. The red is a perfect pop of color--I love it!

  11. The red is a perfect pop of color--I love it!

  12. Beautiful! I love the tea pot; I collect them. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  13. This is beautiful! I love how the red makes it pop! I discovered you on The Thrifty Home and I'm now following; I would appreciate it if you could follow back. Thanks

  14. Gorgeous! I love a bit of red. Thank you for linking to Share the Love Wednesday at Very Merry Vintage Style!


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