Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Trading Places

So, here's the story behind this picture . . . 
Before my sister & brother-in-law headed home Sunday they helped me unload & move the antique cabinets in our kitchen eating area.
The cabinets had been in these positions since we moved in 8 years ago.
A few months ago I got the notion to switch the cabinets.
My reasoning was the shelves of the green/blue cabinet would be more visible when you walk into our living room/kitchen area.
It's still too hot to get the fall decorations out of the attic so I just used what I could find in cabinets.

Susan gave me a autumn floral bush & burlap ribbon that she bought in Missouri at a Hobby Lobby.
This cute tag was on the candle that Susan gave me.
Cook books are inside the top shelves, small appliances, place mats & napkins are below.
Susan also gave me this vintage orange bowl she found at an antique shop in Missouri.
She also gave me another treasure she found.  I'll show you what it is another time.
It's still hot & humid, but getting a few Autumn touches in the kitchen helps make it feel like fall.

I'm linking with . . .
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Stacey said...

Looks fantastic Carol. Don't you love it when ideas like that come to you and they work out? It's so hot here too. Not sure if Fall is coming or not. :)

By the way, John and Cheryl were here last weekend. We love them so much.

Sis Sue said...

Everything looks great.
Come on Fall we are waiting. So ready to kiss Summer farewell.

Kerin said...

How nice!
They are sweet to help you, and your sister gave you some darling things :)
I love both of your old cabinets. They are charming!!

Spencer helped me move our two HUGE bookcases, yesterday.
Whew..glad that's done.


Something Nice and Pretty said...

Wonderful cabinets! Love how you decorated them, really nice!

Shelia said...

I love it! Everything looks so pretty. It's hot as all get out here but I'm pretending fall is here! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Elena said...

I love the cabinet switch. It looks beautiful!

Love Of Quilts said...

Lots of nice touches. I like your cabinets.

Vee said...

Looking fantastic! Isn't it amazing how switching a couple of items around freshens the entire space? You must be pleased with the results. Love the look of your blog, too. What a great background!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Carol, everything looks so pretty. I love all of your sweet accents.

mail4rosey said...

Fall is just the perfect time to decorate, isn't it? You've done a wonderful job here.

Sharing Shadymont said...

Looks fabulous! Love the cabinets.

Sarah said...

Isn't it fun to switch things around. I think it helps us see things with a new appreciation. Nice to have the help too! LOL

Rainbow Gatherer said...

beautiful and a great idea.
I'll be happy if you check out my blog too=)

Patti said...

Looks great! It's a place ya just want to sit down and have a cup of coffee! Can't wait to see what it looks like even after you get your stuff from your attic! Hope you post pic's after that! I love that cabinet by the way! =)

Katherines Corner said...

Carol I love it!!! Thank you for sharing on the Thursday hop my friend xo

Kelly said...

Everything looks beautiful!

New GFC follower from blog hop. Can't wait to hear from you!

The Thrifty Challenge said...

I really like the way you have set it all up. Looks great!

Sherry said...

Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Natasha In Oz said...

Thanks so much for joining in with this week's Say G'day Linky Party! Everything looks amazing! That candle looks like it smells pretty good too.

I have just shared this post on Google+l!

Hope to see you again this Saturday.

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz