Tag Archives: kitchen decor

Ahhh there’s a rug in my kitchen!

5 Apr

At first, this seems a little weird, right??  A rug in the kitchen?  That’s just ASKING for trouble!

Well my friends… it’s ALL the rage right now… and I have to admit, I’ve officially jumped on the bandwagon.  Like food, rugs bring warmth and comfort, so why not put them together?

Still think this sounds nuts?  Think again!

Both from High Gloss Magazine

I looove this rug!  Aaaand the kitchen…

Little Green Notebook


Decor 8

So I’m totally in search of a great rug for our kitchen right now.  Been leaning towards a Kilim low pile rug or possibly something with a fun geometric pattern.

{Are you out there???}


Not your Grandma’s China

25 Feb
I’ve been on a real kitchen decor kick lately.  I find as I get older, I spend more time in this room, and less time in the living room (watching crappy reality TV), so I figure – why not spruce up the place I spend most of my time?

So today’s post is all about dishes.  And I’m not talking about Grandma’s dainty china here.  I’m talking about those every day dishes that you can use not only to heat up your lean cuisine “I’m gonna eat you while watching The Bachelor” meal, but also the ones with which you can serve your loving dinner guests.  Yes people…dishes can be functional AND beautiful!

Let’s start with a few basic tips when buying:
  1. Consider buying a few place settings more than you’ll need in order to prepare for a replacement or two down the road.
  2. Make sure the set is dishwasher and microwave safe!!!  Let’s get real people.
  3. When choosing a color pallet, don’t forget to take into consideration the rest of your table linens (placemats, napkins, tablecloth, etc…).  The last thing you want to do is buy a gorgeous set of dishes and then freak out when it’s time to actually set the table.
  4. HAVE FUN!  Tableware is a great way to spruce up your kitchen or dining room, or add an element of fun to a party… so don’t be afraid to think a little outside of the box.  This is especially true if you’re feeling like your kitchen needs a makeover, but you don’t have the funds for a paint job or major demo.

So now that you’re ready to buy… let’s get inspired!

Mix & Match Sets

I absolutely LOVE these!!  If it weren’t for the hefty price tag, I would be eating my Cheerios in this flea market inspired bowl right now….





Love this look, but can’t afford an entire new set?  If you have solid color dishes, try starting with JUST a set of mix/match bowls!

1, 3, & 6 Anthropologie

2. CrateandBarrel
4. Brooklyn Mercantile
5. YLiving

Colorful Solids

Simple, yet elegant.

Pottery Barn



Wonderful Whites

White dishes are very popular right now, and they take the guess work out of matching!

I love these shabby chic dishes!!  Did I mention we own them??  🙂

Bed Bath & Beyond

West Elm

Pottery Barn

Pretty Patterns

This takes my love for geometric prints to a whole new level!




Helpful Hint:  Checkout this website Replacements, Ltd. if you need to purchase a hard to find replacement dish to match your current set!

{Now go on and set that table!}

Spice up your life

21 Feb

Who would have guessed that I’d be quoting the Spice Girls on my blog…  But it’s just so fitting!

So we recently got this fantastic spice rack as an enagagment gift from my bro and his awesome GF. I can’t lie… registries might be one of the best parts about getting married (you know, aside from marrying the love of your life part). 🙂

This one came from Crate and Barrel, and included all of the spices!  I thoroughly enjoyed putting it together.

Spice containers:

Bag o’ Spices!

My spicy little helper, Roxy.

Putting it together….


And the HUGE bonus… the spices come with free refills for 5 years!!  Helloooo Paprika!!

Here’s a pic of our other “oldie, but goodie” spice rack that I picked up at a flea market for $5.

All From Jenny’s HFoP

So I love how a great functional item like a spice rack, can actually spruce up your kitchen’s decor. Check out some of these clever and even pretty spice rack ideas!

Antique Metal Cabinet → Super Cool Spice Rack

Lara Collins
(Check out this post… HFoP gets some publicity!! Whoohoo!)

Remember my love for printer trays?  Well it just keeps growing…

The Traveler’s Lunchbox

Now isn’t this clever…

Dean & Deluca

Magnetic Spice Racks are all the rage…

In Stock Kitchens

Love this.

1U Server Rack


Cheapo alert!  Grab the containers from at IKEA for $4.99 for 3!

Lacking counter space, but have a free drawer?

The Container Store

Is your kitchen sporting a modern look?

Kitchen Contraptions

Purpose Design @ etsy

Ok, so not the most practical – but major points for cuteness!

Salt City Spice @ etsy

{Got Spice in your Kitchen???}

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