Thursday, May 5, 2011

Kitchen console table

 This is a hallway that is kind of in the kitchen. 
I put a white table here and a mirror window.
It is a good place to keep a lot of my floral china vases and platters.
I was busy working on the kitchen cabinets so this space escaped my attention.
A lot of bloggers commented on my pink bowl. 
It is one of my favorites and I guess you could say the bowl inspired what came next.
 I added a clock at the top and oval floral platters around the mirror.
 The lampshades got switched out to pink toile.
I found these in the baby department at Home Goods a few years ago.
I keep a lot of different lampshades in my workroom so I can 
change the mood of my sconces or chandeliers.
The clock was originally black and that got a pink paint and dark wax finish.
 But not before the clock was painted with Louis blue chalk.
 However,  the clock said "paint me pink". 
And the clock was right~pink was the correct color.
Some other smalls went on the "window shelf".
A lettuce leaf head sits in a pink depression cup next to chintzware and transferware.
The hammer and nails have been put away~for now.

23 comments:

  1. I love the your items talk to you as well "paint me pink". becuase I have pretty good conversations with the pieces in my house....love what you did with the table area and it is very cozy and pretty. May I ask where you found the toile lampshades?
    Sherry

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  2. The pink is definitely a good fit for that area. Very sweet.

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  3. How wonderful it looks! Yes, I do declare, pink was the right color for the clock!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  4. It looks really fresh, Amy! Love the toile lampshades. I also love how you brought the pink in the bowl up through levels so your eye takes in the whole arrangement. Nice!

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  5. The pink toile lampshades can be found in the children's decorating section of Home Goods. I often look there to find things in pink and baby blue.

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  6. looks so bright and cheery! yes, I like the bowl!

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  7. Lovely, Amy. Those lamps are FABULOUS.

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  8. Love it. Brings the pink right up to the top! Great job.

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  9. Love your pretty pinks Amy~ the pink platter is gorgeous and love your pink toile lampshades. Love all your sweet little details! :)

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  10. The addition of the plates to the wall really finishes it off. I love the pink toile shades. Love that you found them in the baby department. They really look perfect with the new vignette. I love that plate holder sitting on the sideboard too. I've been looking for something like that. I need some sort of tiered plate thingy by XMas.

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  11. Love it all. Such a beautiful table and the mirror is fabulous. I love the addition of the clock and the platters and the shades are perfect. Gorgeous vignette and display. Hugs, Marty

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  12. So charming! It matches the rest of your kitchen. Light, bright, fresh and feminine!

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  13. Isn't it amazing how the plates move the eye up and add so much to the wall! Love it, and Love those little pink lampshades too, they're perfect.

    Cindy

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  14. OH!!! Yes! That clock did want to be pink! I LOVE IT!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  15. Hi Amy! And here I thought that clock was a MALE until it wanted to be painted pink...just goes to show you-never trust my instincts when it comes to clocks! Love the lampshades too..AND I have the matching creamer to your chintz plate! Lovely post, sweet girl! Hugs- diana

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  16. What a pretty area and the hint of pink makes it so soft and adds such a pretty touch!

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  17. Hi Amy,
    I love that you've added the shades of pink to your already very pretty table and vingette.

    I think you can take a break now, you've been working awfully hard!!!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  18. Hi Amy, I love what you did.. it all looks so pretty together and sort of a prelude to the kitchen! Just gorgeous! take care, Maryann

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  19. Hi Amy,
    I just found your blog and I love everything about it! You are very talented and I love your style. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better. Thanks for sharing your passion and joy.
    Pam

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  20. I love it! But I loved it in its "before" look too! I'm more of a simple things/less person. Still, I wouldn't change a single thing. I too like pink :)

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  21. Hi Amy, I just stopped by to tell you that I featured your beautiful kitchen this week on "My Top Ten Fav Picks". I hope you can share another post next week on Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage. I hope you have a nice weekend, Mary :O)

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