Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mrs. Kravitz window...

it was 65 degrees out yesterday! snow gone and a spring in every ones step round here. i even saw a couple golfers go by, wearing shorts. woot. woot.

amazing how spring-like weather energizes me! i spent a good part of the day deep cleaning my kitchen and it felt soooo good. my kitchen windows are at the front of the house.......


and look out towards the street and my neighbors. my friend Jane, calls this my "Mrs. Kravitz window". if you are old enough to remember Bewitched, then you know what i refer to.


i can also see some of my front gardens and this collection of cement shrooms......


and this bird-feeder hanging from the front porch. every time i tried to take the sweet little birdies picture, they flew bye-bye.
bye-bye birdie.


most of my house is very neutral with whites, beige's and greys........


but i love having some cheerful and bright, blues and greens in my kitchen. the morning light streaming through is refreshing.




i made these curtains last year. a spider on fabric isn't for everybody.......but, apparently it's for me.





just doing a deep cleaning can make everything seem so fresh and new and smell soooo good! without spending a dime.


eegads! she has a black fridge!
why, yes, i do. the horror.
i got up there and cleaned the top of IT too.

i was so lucky to find this aqua green drying rack for $3.


call me crazy.........but, i bought a whole set of 6 vintage glasses, just to get this ONE Lilly of Valley odd man out. Lilly of Valley is one of my fave flowers and fragrance. love it!



the very last of the garlic from my garden.









look who else likes to bird watch out the "Mrs. Kravitz window". how could i be mad at sweet Little Miss Daisy?
mmm
nnnn
i sure hope you find a spring in your step this week?
GO GREENBAY PACKERS!!!!!!
she said with a Wisconsin accent.


26 comments:

Pamela said...

I love your curtains...spider and all!
The last photo is the best!

D.B. said...

Perfectly beautiful! Where in the world did you find that great fabric for your curtains? I would have bought all those glasses for the one lilly of the valley as well. Good purchase.

Custom Comforts said...

Love your colors Erin. At first I thought you were posting about some one else's kitchen since I know you like neutrals. I'm envying your warmer temps ~ send a little of that this way please!
Cindy

michelle said...

I love your Mrs. Kravit's Window! It is so beautiful and refreshing and look at all the beauty that you see out of it. :) I love spring cleaning and can't wait to open the windows and let clean, fresh air in when Spring comes!

Loved the last picture, so adorable!

Have a happy Monday! :)

Drawn to The Sea said...

How could a soul not be cheerful in such a lovely room?

Peace to you.

KarenB said...

Is that a Wisconsin accent with a drawl? I've loved your curtains ever since you first posted them. What a lot of beautiful sunlight comes in your kitchen. Your kitty picture is adorable! Does she make noises at the birds? Our old cat (Daisy) use to jump halfway up the slider window to try to catch the birds that were on the deck. So entertaining.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Everything looks so fresh - except the spider. :-D Really like all the aqua/turquoise with the white. I lived in a house (years ago) that the kitchen/Dining area faced the front of the house and I love the arrangement.
I should have stayed home and done some Spring cleaning, but I had to get out and play. :-D
Back down in the freezer this week.:(
Have a great week.

koralee said...

Want to trade kitchens...I adore x100...your kitchen...everything about it...I want it!!! Blue and perfect! I would even take Miss Daisy.

Hugs for a great new week...off to see how I can improve mine now. xoxooox

Donna said...

I love the Mrs. Kravitz window and all the pretties you have!
I wish I had your motivation! I love a sparkly clean kitchen. If I could I would sit and look out the window with Miss Daisy :)
We have had lovely weather here too. So many people were at the local park out and about.
You always make me smile with your posts!
Hugs,
Donna

Tammie Lee said...

such a lovely room to enjoy. I love all the details and your colors!

oldgreymare said...

Steelers all the way darlin' <3

Did you ever wear Muguet de Bois? I did in high school - loved the lily of the valley scent.

We are having schizophrenic weather also... :D

I'm a ramblin' tonight I see....it's been an odd weekend...

xx
z

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Erin! Your kitchen is gorgeous. I love, love, love those aqua colors! Someone needs to do a deep cleaning around my place but sure ain't gonna be me (at least not any time soon). Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

Candylei said...

Love the bold patterns on your kitchen curtains. Your cat in the sink is adorable!

Candylei

Kerry said...

I am seriously impressed with your black fridge! The rest of the kitchen's pretty damn fine too :)

Cobalt Violet said...

I still can't get over those curtains! I had resigned to just not having curtains in my kitchen ... but these ... now I must hunt for a fabric as adorable as yours. LOVE them.

p.s. Love the cat in the sink. Too cute.

It's me said...

Wowwwww Erin !!!! i like your curtains!! i like the turqoise blue !!!...lovely ...i finally got my ball glass !!! i found three of them !! i am so glad now !! happy week darling....love love love Ria....

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

O,K., I have officially declared you my PHOTOGRAPHY TEACHER! Oh please Erin, PLEASE give us a tutorial on how you capture such light? You were gracious enough to share with me the type of camera you use, but the way you capture light is exceptional. AND THE TURQUOISE! YOU GOTTA GET THAT IN! And with much delight, I come here to now see a SPRING LIKE MODE CHEZ TOI? It seems like yesterday that you had such snow!

WOnderful post as always dear friend! Anita

Razmataz said...

Erin you do have a way of capturing color. Like your previous post with the Tiffany blue, one color emerges in your posts. Beautiful curtains, and htey go so beautifully with your jars.

Gerry Snape said...

Just the very name "mrs. Kravitz" is so exotic that I was sure that her window would live up to it and....sure enough it did! Loved it.

Antique ART Garden said...

As usual, a great entry. i do believe the blue in your curtains brings out the blue of your eyes ( says your husband ),take care, Gina p.s., you can come clean my kitchen anytime

Pink Satin Sashes said...

My husband is rooting for the Packers!

Love the kitchen. Love the aqua, as you know that is ONE of my favorite colours!!! I think your curtains are neat..I like the element of surprise.

Becca said...

I love the sunshine in your kitchen, and the blues and greens surely brighten it up too. What a great idea with the Ball Jar with soap! Little Miss Daisy looks so sweet in the sink looking at the birds. Have a fun Sunday with the game!

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Your kitchen window is charming. YOu were so lucky to find a turqoise dish rack! Those curtains are so vintage...cute cute. ox

playingthrulife said...

Absolutely love your curtains. Where ever did you get the fabric? Lovely, just lovely. And why of course Mrs. Kravitz, I remember her. I always felt a little sorry for her. She could never prove what she thought she saw.

Bridgemor

Heaven's Walk - said...

SPRINGTIME???? Did I hear you say SPRINGTIME???? Ohhhhhhh.......{BIG SIGH.....} You lucky girl! We're expecting a blizzard here tomorrow night. I'll just have to live vicariously through you for a while, ok? lol! Loved seeing your sweet kitchen, Erin. It's so quaint and cozy - made complete with sweet little Daisy. :)

xoxo laurie

Don said...

Nothing better than low cost refreshment! Charming kitchen.