April 14, 2017

Kitchen Table Love


Sometimes my kitchen table becomes a forgotten workhorse loaded with projects. A pile of mail. Hubby's laptop and notepad. And various things that do not belong on the kitchen table! Before you know it you have a mess and it is only noon!

Does that happen to you? 

Well... I looked at my table and thought something has to be done! 


My table needed a little love. 

Nothing fancy...but something pleasant and simple instead of a mess.


I decided that a simple farmhouse sort of look is just what I needed for this refresh. 

My bowl and tulips remained on the table. 

Then I simply added some chunky candlesticks and placemats...and I felt better. 


It only took a few minutes to put things away...and pull out candles and mats. But it made a huge difference in my kitchen. It's sort of like making the bed in the morning. That simple act makes the room look so much better. 


Here are a few pictures...because I like to snap and play with my camera. I love to play with light and angles. 


 I love to play with light and angles. 


Near focus and far away focus. It's just fun to play. My love of photography is what prompted me to begin my blog, and buy a better camera a few years ago. 

I have lots to learn...but I love to practice, practice, practice. 


The lesson of this post (for both of us) is when you have a mess on your kitchen table...it only takes a few minutes to wrangle the mess and transform your table into a pretty spot for a cup of tea or coffee. You just have to "do it." ha ha. 


Thank you so much for stopping by for a few minutes. 
I appreciate your friendship so much!




My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

20 comments:

  1. Your table looks beautiful, Sheila! Have a wonderful Easter.

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    1. Thank you Katie. Happy Easter to you! Hugs to the pups!

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  2. Very pretty, Sheila. I love when something as simple as lighting can inspire, never mind the mess that got you there.

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    1. Thanks Rita. Its funny the things that lead me to writing a post. Some are deliberate and some lead me down a crooked path. 😊

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  3. My counter is where things collect when I get home but I am very good about sorting them straight away. Have a happy Easter!

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    1. My problem is taking care of the mess right away. ha. Happy Easter.

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  4. That looks lovely, Sheila. It is amazing what a difference a few little changes can make. xo Diana

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    1. It can take very little effort to make a pretty spot...It's just taking those few minutes for me. ha ha. Sheila

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  5. Sheila, It's my coffee table that get piled up and it is usually just me doing it. It's books , newspapers ,and my writing tablets. LOL. I did try to clean some of it up today. I think we live in our homes and people should expect a few messy spots. It's easily cleared. Love those candle sticks. Blessings to you and yours for a beautiful Easter. xoxo, Susie

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  6. Happy Easter Sheila, sometimes the simplest settings are the best. Very pretty and fresh. We have daffys and forsythia in bloom, so yellow with some green twigs will be my centerpieces. Have a wonderful holiday, Sandi

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  7. Happy Easter Sheila, sometimes the simplest settings are the best. Very pretty and fresh. We have daffys and forsythia in bloom, so yellow with some green twigs will be my centerpieces. Have a wonderful holiday, Sandi

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  8. It is too easy let things pile up on the kitchen table. Flat surface and all that... I try to employ the "touch it once" theory...put an item where it actually belongs instead of moving it forty-'leven times. Love what you have done to your table. The chunky candlesticks are one of my favorites. It would be lovely to sit and enjoy a cuppa... Enjoy your holiday weekend. xoxo

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  9. So very beautiful Sheila!!! Love the color! Happy Easter to you and your family!

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  10. I like browns, greens and white together for Easter. Your tabletop is lovely.

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  11. Lovely and yes, my kitchen table catches everything -- especially the laptop!

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  12. My table can get that way too. Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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  13. A lesson everyone can use at least once in a while. Mine is clean right now, and I am determined to keep it that way. Fat chance! Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

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  14. You can never go wrong with tulips on a table of any kind! As for messy kitchen tables, that drives me nuts and my family knows better than to throw stuff all over it.

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  15. Your photos are gorgeous Sheila and you're so right. Our dining room table is a hot mess right now and I keep on telling myself to just tidy up a little bit so we can at least use the table for what it's intended for. This was just the inspiration I needed, thanks so much

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I love reading your comments! Thanks so much for visiting and reaching out to me. That's how we become friends!
Sheila

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