Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A few changes in the kitchen

Just wanted to share a couple of changes I made to the kitchen island.
Since I have a lot of counter space, this was not a space I needed to use on a daily basis, 
so I have always kept my island staged with place settings for the different seasons
 and some other decor items.

Lately, I seem to find myself cooking and entertaining much more,
so I decided to clear up the island a little and just add some simple decor that it is easier to remove when we need to and also is less dusting for me!

On the other hand, I just found some pretty dishes with summer colors 
that I want to display later on, so I may change it back as
summer time gets closer.

 For now, this is what I did

This is how I had it set up since I took down my Christmas decor

I did start with adding a runner with pretty flowers I found at 
Homegoods a few months ago.

I kept my Fleur de Lis candle holders and glass jar because they are just my favorite.

I always loved the details on this jar
And I added some ceramic jars I had for years, ( I used the third jar from the set on my pot rack right above the island) a metal box with some flowers
and a glass container with a little potpourri.

On the breakfast table I used to have a ceramic and glass fruit bowl, which
I relocated to on top of the fridge.

And I replaced it on the table with some magnolia flowers in a crystal vase.

I hope you are having a good week.
Mine has been kind of crazy so far. Ready to slow down!
Thank you for coming by!


  1. It all looks so pretty Maria Elena. I love your pillows in your chairs. Did you make them? I feel as if my craziness is just starting with all the outside projects on my list of things to do. Hope you are having a wonderful day, Gail

  2. Love your island. I wish I could put more pretty decor on mine. Not yet though with my boys! Your decor is looking o pretty.

  3. I love love your decor`` have such an eye for color and I really like them! Hi Maria Elena, just stopping by to visit and to say hello. I haven't had time to do so since my hubby's surgery. He is doing well now and this gives me time to get back to blogging. We wish you a lovely evening! Take care...Hugs, Loretta

  4. Everything looks just beautiful, Maria Elena! Your island is beautifully "dressed" and feels warm and welcoming. Your changes are so nice for Spring. xo Diana ps. I LOVE those candleholders, too~

  5. You have such a knack with the display!. I love how you change things up and keep things interesting. This is something I really need to work on, thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Love your island decor! Those fleur de lis candlesticks are my faves!! You always have such pretty decor!

  7. Your new changes are beautiful!
    Love the decorative accessories on your island.
    So pretty!

  8. I love the new changes, but I also really liked the way you had it before. It's just in our nature to keep on changing things, isn't it?


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