Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Hello everyone!  It's been cloudy and raining for over a  week now, so when I saw these beautiful
roses at the grocery store the other day, I thought they'd be the perfect way to add a touch of Spring
to our kitchen/dining room.  I had to take pictures, of course... I just can't resist.  As I said in my last
post, I'll be adding pictures to my blog from time to time... nothing fancy... just having some fun. :-)

I'm really struggling lately with getting good photos with my point and shoot camera.  I don't know if
it's getting wore out from all of the photos I've been taking or what, but I'm planning on getting a
new camera soon... just don't know when exactly.  I had planned on buying one a few weeks ago,
but chose to buy the hedge for the front garden instead... all 32 bushes... chaching!  So, the camera
will have to wait, but hopefully not for too long.

I won these beautiful goose eggs and feathers from Betty of Betty's Blog Box.  She sent them to me all
the way from Austria.  I thought they would be fun to display in this antique egg carrier I picked up
on an antiquing excursion a few weeks ago.

Betty also sent me this adorable clay bunny tag.

I love the beautiful scroll detail on it... so pretty.  Thank you so much, Betty, for the beautiful gifts!
I just love them!  They add a wonderful touch of Spring to my home. :-)

If you'd like to read more about how we remodeled our kitchen, click here.  To see before pictures of
our kitchen, go the the Before and After page on the sidebar of my blog.

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I hope the sun is shining wherever you are. :-)

'Til next time...

~ Jo


  1. Pretty roses! I just love your kitchen/dining room. Each time I see it I'm in a near swoon (and more than a little jealous).

  2. Hi Jo!
    It is such a treat everytime I see you have done a post! Your spring touches are so beautiful...a little here and there ... I love them all. I especially love the blue pail on the table - I may borrow that idea. :)
    Hope things are well with you and that you are enjoying more time for yourself and spring ~
    sarah xo

  3. LOVE your kitchen! It's so bright and beautiful!!! I LOVE the roses, that's my favorite color combo. The palest pink and green! I really like pink but if too dark I find they CLASH(although they wouldn't do that in your kitchen). But in my gardens I find myself using LOTS of Mauve pinks! It seems to sooth all color pallets!
    Thank you so much for sharing your home with us! LOVED Every DETAIL!

  4. I would NEVER have tagged your photos from a point and shoot! Goodness you know how to work that thing! Gorgeous photo stream Jo. That was fun. :)


  5. pretty, pretty, Jo. LOVE that egg carrier! I always love coming to visit!
    big hugs,

  6. Hi Jo,
    Just gorgeous!! Your photos are always so beautiful!! And I absolutely love your kitchen!! I would spend all day in there cooking if I had that kitchen!
    Hope your doing well and wishing you a lovely week.

  7. Hi Jo, you're house is so beautiful. Don't know how you get away with those open cabinets here though. You must always be cleaning them. I'm too chicken or too lazy maybe. ;0) Glad you explained the roses. At first I was envious that your roses were blooming already when mine only have tiny buds just forming. I did buy two iceberg roses for the front. Can't wait for those to bloom. Have a great week friend.
    Hugs~ Amanda

  8. Jo, what wonderful pictures! I thought those roses were peonies they are so big and beautiful!

  9. Your photos look perfectly stunning to me Jo! Your kitchen just makes me weak in the knees. I'm hoping for a new camera at some point this year too.
    Cloudy yet warm in Houston today buy hoping for much needed rain!!

  10. i love the music as well your photos :)

  11. So lovely!! Thanks for sharing.

  12. So Beautiful!
    Thanks for the inspiration! I have a giveaway of things you would love..

  13. What a wonderful kitchen you have, love every detail and the beautiful pale pink roses, gorgeous!!!!
    My kitchen is soooo different from yours, come and see mine cause I also made a post about it.

  14. Jo...i am so glad to see your post! You have so much to share and so much inspiring photo's. Your kitchen is amazing - especially that wooden box (my favorite). Love all your spring touches you shared. Hugs to you! Tracie

  15. Jo,
    I so love your kitchen!
    Can I have the bread box and your island.......pleeeeease!!!!

  16. Beautiful Jo! Happy to see you posting again!

  17. Yes yes yes !!! you did it girl !! i am so so so glad to see you here again....love you !!...love your pictures...that flower frog !!! .....o my...that is my dream thing !!!...have a nice day darling.......love love Ria....xxx....

  18. These are the very nice pictures! But I must tell you that I think that your kitchen is wonderful!! This is the style of kitchen that I like!

  19. Dear Jo, you do not have to respond, I just wanted to let you know how beautiful you make your home. I do have a request since you are mainly posting pictures, could you show updates on your gardens? It is spring and I am planning a large garden in the back yard and I am looking for inspiration. Have a wonderful week.

  20. Dear Jo,

    how great, you already got them!
    And they are each in one piece, I was frigthend, they could break.

    Your kitchen ist always a pleasure, with all the decorations and now my geese eggs are a part of it *squee*

    kind regards from Betty

  21. Lovely!! Wonderful photos. It must be a pleasure to make the dinner in your kitchen
    Hughs Maria

  22. Love the roses!! I'm so ready for a new camera too! Maybe in a few months !
    Good to see you in blogland again!
    Tammy :-)

  23. You are proof positive that you can take gorgeous pictures with a point and shoot! I have hesitated getting any thing better than what I have because of the time and expense that will go into it. It's always good to see such great pictures on your blog of your beautiful home!!


  24. Are you crazy girl? Your pics look sooo good! Just looking at that kitchen (you know i love it)I think mine will look a lot like yours when I paint the cabs white. I see you took off some of the doors, and I don;t know if I will do that because my cab interiors have the modern holes along the sides that allow for adjustable shelves...anyway, it was great looking at the kitchen. The roses would come home with me too.

  25. I'm so happy you did another post, I just adore your home Jo! Beautiful pics for sure....thank you for the continued inspiration :) Xoxoxo

  26. Your pictures seem wonderful to me ..and your kitchen is a dream!
    You should link up to Faded Charm for White Wednesday!
    So very pretty...Thanks for sharing!

  27. I love your photos, a point and shoot, you do amazing things with it. You kitchen is a dream and I never tire of pictures of it. The roses are very pretty, but the kitchen to die for.

  28. Absolutely stunning kitchen! Warm and welcoming!

  29. Your photos are beautiful, you do not absolutely need a new car!
    You did well to buy, to give a touch of spring in the house, I do not think I would have resisted either.
    Good day!

  30. Hey Jo...how are you? Love all these pretty spring photos..I worked on our sunroom this morning(posting it tomorrow) just adding some spring touches to it!! So nice to stop by here,talk soon! x0x0

  31. Everything looks so pretty Jo. I am in love with that old egg carrier. Gosh, that would've just about stopped me dead in my tracks. I don't know what your talking about when you say your camera doesn't seem to be working well...your photos look beautiful :)


  32. I think your photos are beautiful. Your kitchen is just gorgeous and I love your spring touches. The pears are such a nice pop of color.

  33. Hi Sweet Jo,

    It's beginning to look a lot like spring at your house. YAY! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.


  34. I love your kitchen ! everything is beautiful ! Tu as beaucoup de gout !

  35. Jo, thank you for that loveliness pause. I get such a nice feeling inside looking at your pictures. They inspire me to make something pretty.

  36. Your kitchen looks very lovely! I just love and adore those beautiful flowers and pictures. Happy spring!

  37. oooooo I love how clean all the white is! Is that a vintage wooden bread box on your counter? I'm IN LOVE with it :) Happy Spring!

  38. Love those pics JO!!! Happy to see them, thanks for sharing!

  39. Swooning over it all....Center island love!!

    Thank you girl!

    Blessings :)

  40. Everything's gorgeous as always Jo! You deserve a new camera...you're such a fabulous photographer anyway, I can't even imagine how gorgeous your photos would be with a fancy new camera : ) Hope you get your wish! I'm so glad you're stopping in to post every now and again. We all totally understand scaling back on things!

  41. Dear Jo,

    thanks for your kind words...I´m always happy about it...and I got my egg from Betty, too...pictures next time ...
    Your kitchen is soooooooooo bigg ans sooooooooo beautiful...all your decoration things...the old telephone is so sweet...
    And dthe nostalgic colour of the roses...love it...
    We will have a great , sunny weekend, if the weatherforcast is right...wishind the same for you !!!

    Have a great time ,

  42. Love visiting your blog. So beautiful and calming.


  43. Those roses are so lovely. I've always wanted to grow beautiful roses. These roses in your photos...the colors are so soft and subtle, the scent must be amazing.

    You special touches throughout your kitchen are so cute. Like the "L U V" letters in the small bowl, the Merci tag...it's the little things that make it a home. Thank you for sharing yours with us.

  44. The pink roses are beautiful! But have I ever told you how much I LOVE that kitchen island of yours?? Well, I do :) It's so fabulous with the metal top. Everything looks gorgeous with the sunlight streaming in. Hope your weather has been great there.
    Becky C

  45. Hi jo!

    I have been a long time reader of your blog. Not saying much though. I usually ends up looking rather unintilligent when I am in here. Your home is gorgeous, thats one thing, but as you I love photographing, and boy girl you got the skills. So you will not loose me as a reader even though your photographs change caracter.
    Sweet serendipity.. well your blog is just that for me. I had never heard this song before. I had to search, see I loved it so much. It made me so happy. I had to translate the word serendipity, since I am norwegian this was a unknown english word for me, and it can not be translated to one single norwegian word. But the meaning of it is just as pretty as the word itself.
    I just want to thank you so much for introducing me to this song. I have made a new post about it in my blog now. I mentions you and links to you. And compliments your joyful blog. No worries you can read it, a part of the text is written in english and I dohave a translator if you want to read all. :)

    Lots of kisses from Norway.

  46. Wonderful kitchen! Thank you so much for sharing your photos with us


  47. Hello dear Jo,
    You have offered us so much eye-yumminess today! Your photos are lovely, everything is perfectly gorgeous. I always enjoy seeing your kitchen and dining room
    Love and hugs, Cindy

  48. Hello Jo,
    Love your kitchen, the decoration is lovely !
    And those roses are perfect for a touch of Spring !
    Wish you a nice weekend,

  49. Selfishly, I must say I was so glad to see that you have new pictures up. I found you the day you were cutting back! I am glad you are letting us looky loo's surf for a little while longer!

    Your home is like a dream!

  50. Hi Jo,
    I am new to your blog, so first of all I want to say thank you for keeping it going. I don't need all those linky things, I just want to see your beautiful style and gardens. In the few posts I've seen, I have gained so many ideas. Thanks again and enjoy your gardening!

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