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August 8, 2012

bits and pieces

Just one more post of the bits and pieces of my kitchen as it comes together.  I really am not trying to be a tease but I am loving the little changes as they happen and I can't help but share.


I finished the simple black check valance yesterday and can't believe what a difference it makes.  It just screams quintessential FARMHOUSE.  Don't you think?


I wish I could show you more but just beneath the cute curtain lies the truth and it ain't pretty.  I still have clutter laying about as I empty out drawers and reorganize what goes back in.


In fact, that will be tomorrow's post...organizing a small working kitchen, a kitchen that gets used constantly everyday by a variety of people.

Until then,

xo, Patty

37 comments:

  1. Oh- I love those curtains. I grew up in a farmhouse with green gingham kitchen curtains. They were always so fresh looking but black and white is even more classic. Good job- xo Diana

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  2. I love the valance, it is all coming together and looking so charming:) Im excited to see the rest.

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  3. I love black and white check anything, it goes with everything and always looks crisp and pretty!

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  4. That valance turned out perfect! Oh, and where did you get that poke a dot coffee pot??? I want one!! Can't wait to see more!!

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  5. Love those curtains. Charming.

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  6. Hi Patty! I love black and white check - these look adorable and we haven't even seen the rest of the pic!lol love your cottage style. I may need to go to Joanne's and find some of this check for myself! Have a fun day - Jeannette

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  7. Farmhouse sweetness at it's best.

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  8. The black and white check curtains turned out simple and charming!
    Looking forward to seeing the entire room :)

    Smiles :)
    Kerin

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  9. I love those checked curtains and you are so right, they just scream farmhouse kitchen. I can't wait to see the rest.

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  10. Patty,
    Oh, dear friend...I just have to come over to see more of the Sunflowers, pears, bees...these are a few of my favorite things!!!Keep focused, as this is so~o~o intriquing. Can't wait to see more!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  11. Patty,
    Looks great! I had some navy blue valances made for my dining room and love them! Can wait to hear the tips on the small kitchen post. That is what I work in, too!

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  12. Adorable! I want some sort of charming curtain for my kitchen window, too!! I can't wait for the big reveal!!:)
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  13. Looks so sweet and happy.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  14. beautiful, love all the sunflowers , looks so nice!

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  15. The black check is PERFECT for your darling farmhouse kitchen!!!!
    XO Kris

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  16. Your curtain turned out great and it looks really nice in your kitchen. Have a great day. Heather

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  17. Very farmhouse, which I love! Keep sharing! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  18. I went to JoAnns several months ago for black gingham fabric for a kitchen valance, and came home with something completely different that caught my eye. I still love the black checks, and maybe sometime in the future I will go back for the classic black check. I'm thinking it's way cool!

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  19. Black and white gingham is so chic and homey at the same time! Love it! ~ Maureen

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  20. You certainly whipped up that valance in no time at all. The anticipation of the grand unveiling is building. :)
    -Karen

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  21. Hi Patty! Love the curtains!! So fresh and farm living look!! AND I am excited to see tomorrow's post & what you have been up to! :D

    XOXO Carolyn

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  22. The "bits and pieces" that you have shared look wonderful..Can't wait to see the finished project..

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  23. I do love the black and white check. I always look and red and white and pass right by black check. Isn't that funny? Now I'm thinking I want black & white!

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  24. I just became a follower this morning by email and have to take time to say how much I love your blog. We just recently bought a farm house style home and your blog is so motivating in giving me some ideas for decorating. The look you are creating is just the look that I'm going for myself, so I'll be stalking this blog constantly for more ideas. The curtains are perfect. Love them! Thanks :)

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  25. Love, love, love the valance. I can't wait to see the rest.

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  26. Black gingham and sunflowers!! Love Love Love!! Can't wait to see more!

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  27. Looks fresh and bright. Love the pop of yellow. Can't wait to see the finish.

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  28. Sweet, sweet, sweet!
    Can't wait to see it all come together!
    Kari

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  29. My Mom had yellow and white gingham most of my life. I loved when she washed them, hung them on the line to dry and then starched and ironed them before hanging them back up. Love the way your Black and white looks. Loving your lemon pieces too. Had lots of lemons things in my kitchen in my house. Your reorganization is lookin so good.
    Okay...I'm caught up. Always love reading about and seeing what you are up to.

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  30. Your valance is charming, Patty. Perfect for a farmhouse look. I've always loved checks too!

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  31. Patty..Your junk drawer doesn't have the right to be called a "Junk drawer". It's way too neat..Your kitchen looks great..Good job..I love the valence...Are you sure your house is 1500 square ft..Mine is too ( on one floor) with only 2 bedrooms...

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  32. You are so lucky to have that pine island...it is gorgeous and oh so perfect for your kitchen!!

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