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Friday, October 9, 2009

Show & Tell Friday 10/9

Happy Friday! It's time for Show & Tell now being hosted by Cindy @ My Romantic Home. Just have to say Thank you to Kelli (There is no place like home) for such a wonderful job at hostess before passing it to Cindy.

I've been making wee changes here at home and thought I'd share it with you and also get some feedback. My blogging buddies have never steered me wrong.

I have a love of tassels, as I know many of us bloggers do, but I was never able to find one I "loved" and I'm just not handy enough to make my own. While visiting my blogging buddy Jenny @ Candlelit Cottage, I decided to ask her to make a tassel that would blend with my kitchen, dining and living areas (I like to move things around...A LOT!). Then I noticed a rather pudgy tassel that would be great in my dining area. Look at these beauties! Aren't they fantastic?! Be sure to stop by Jenny's and say "Hey!". She's one of the nicest bloggerinas out there!
I love how it looks
hanging on my china cabinet door

I know I've all ready shared this picture,
but here you get the "big picture".
I just love my pudgy tassel.

This is the tassel I requested from Jenny.
I told her my colors and she put this beauty together.
She's so creative!
I know you can't really get the full impact of the
red finial soooo...
Daisy getting in on the picture taking fun...

Now you can really get
the full impact of it's colors and look...

I also wanted to share my crate labels.
I purchased these when we first started
the face lift on the kitchen...way back when.
Framing each one would have been very costly
and I didn't want to spend that much, so I found this frame
and Mr. WHC framed and got them up on the wall for
all to see and enjoy. Especially me!
And the E-A-T l;etters were moved here. I know the A is a bit off. I'll be climbing back up there to set the letters flush with the ceiling. Well as flush as I can anyway...I don't think I have a truly "flush" wall anywhere in this house, lol!
Thanks for stopping by and sharing a part of your day with me. I hope the rest of your day and weekend are FABULOUS!


Melissa Miller said...

Hi Rechelle!
It was so nice to hear from my friend. I'm glad you are doing well. Thanks for the kind encouragement on my B/P. I'm feeling so much better these days I can hardly believe it. Yay!

I love tassels too! Jenny does make really pretty ones. I just love your new ones. They look gorgeous in your home. ~Lovely!

Daisy is just toooo cute! ~Ah!

Many Blessings and Happy Hall!
~Melissa ;)

Melissa Miller said...

Happy Fall! LOL! Oops...:)

Kim's Treasures said...

Love your tassels! At first I thought the spoon was a part of the tassel! LOL! I kind of like it on the white cupboard!

Sue said...

Love all the red in your kitchen. Black and red look SO good together!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love your tassels!! Jenny is very creative...I will have to visit her because I have (gasp) not one tassel!! I have to be missing something. Thanks for showing how they are displayed in your pretty home, it gives me a better idea of how to use them...

The crate labels look great and I had to laugh over the flush sentiments exactly!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!


Traci @ The Bakery said...

Oh the EAT above the window!!! I don't know if I could stand not having seasons.....guess one adapts though....

jen said...

Never had anyone call me a bloggerina before! LOL! Everything looks so nice and boy is that Daisy dog ever adorable! I sure hope everything comes out ok for your son!! It's such a rough game isn't it. I'm a nervous wreck every time I watch. At times I wonder why on earth I allow them to play?!

Have a great weekend!!


Keetha Broyles said...

All these things are great - - - but I ADORE that big bouquet of sunflowers on top of the corner cabinet!!!

Angie said...

Those tassels are awesome! May have to get me some too, or attempt to make them myself. Love the cute crate labels and also how you have the utensil handles on your closet doors. I love little interesting details like that!

Brenda Pruitt said...

The EAT letters look fine! Isn't it fashionable to have them a "little off?" I love the look of things "a little off" but the anal side of me straightens them! Your home is so cozy. Back in my twenties when I first started decorating, I started out with crate labels. I remember I "matted" them in frames with construction paper like you buy for kids! We didn't have all the choices we do today, such as scrapbook paper! Oh, it brings back memories.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Rechelle...

Oooh...what pretty tassles!!! I just love tassles...any kind, any shape, and any color! Hehe! Your first tassle with go perfectly with my home's it! The black and white tassle is really pretty too! Love your new label wall art! The colorful labels look great up above those pretty red doors!!! Thank you for sharing your pretties with us today!!!

Warmest wishes,

jeanne said...

Good morning Rechelle. I love your post today. I enlarged all of your photos for the full impact. It is such a perfect touch to your kitchen and dining room makeover. The spoons on the doors are so sweet. Both of your tassels are awesome. Love your doggy in the photo as well. Adorable. I posted puppy photos today. Come and see.

Hugs xoxo, Jeanne

Sharlotte said...

I love tassels too! In fact, I read a tutorial {Be Tasseled} and made my own...they weren't too hard. I've also purchased one on Etsy {The Tassel House} that I love.
Check out these links:

Yours is precious! I love the red and black! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy said...

Both the tassels are so adorable. I really like the first one a lot! Daisy sure looks so proud! It's like she's posing to have her picture taken...I love that! She's adorable!

Cindy said...

Oops, I forgot to say thanks for joining in on Show and Tell!

Abramyan Avenue said...

I love the tassles and I love how you were able to incorporate them into every room in your house! What a wonderful idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

Abramyan Avenue said...

I love the tassles and I love how you were able to incorporate them into every room in your house! What a wonderful idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Daisy is so cute! Love the tassels and how you use them!


Unknown said...

What nice photos! I have the same kind of doors in my pantry and they are white and I have been debating whether I should paint them a different that I see them red, this might work in my kitchen too! Thanks!

Rue said...

Hi Rechelle :)

That tassel is really cute! So is Daisy ;)

Loving the EAT sign!


Rita said...

Hi Rechelle,
so glad i found your blog. It is so inspiring. Love those tassels,they look so different and still very chic. Love tassles too but never had anything as gorgeous and those you have.
Rita from Rita'sn shabby chic rose

Joyce said...

Not sure any walls in homes are flush and I would not climb up there again but rather take a broom handle to straighten things out that are high above...usually works for me and a whole lot safer then climbing up and down a chair or a ladder. Co-ordination on ladders has never been my strong point:)

jeanne said...

Hi Rechelle, I just stopped by to say hello. I enjoyed your post all over again. The crate labels look perfect above the cabinet.

Have a happy day.

Hugs, Jeanne

Neabear said...

I love the tassel. I don't have any yet, but would love to eventually. Your kitchen looks great. Love the doors and the crate labels too!

How have you been lately? Right now I am in Florida visiting my son and his family. Fun being around my granddaughter.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Tassels!! Just plain cute!! :)


Looking Great and one of these days I'm going to TRY to make a many little time!
Deb :)

jeanne said...

Hi Rechelle, thank you for your sweet visit today. I so know how much time blogging takes. Posting is one thing and then visiting. Sometimes my whole morning is gone just visiting and not that many people. I'm wordy so my friend tells me. I don't care If I take the time to visit it has to be personal and not two words and have a good day. Please don't worry about how often you visit. I will enjoy your visits when you have the time.

I still think your tassels are awesome. Laughing. I love tassels too.

Hugs, xoxo, Jeanne

Anonymous said...

Hi Rechelle! Oh, those pieces of china are so beautiful! I just love them. Your tassels are wonderful. Don't you just love them? I am drooling over those little spoon handles on your doors! Did you buy those or make them? I love that.
Thank you so much for the hug!
Blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family,
Shelia :)