Tuesday, June 16, 2009



This is the "immediate" View at my kitchen window. It is quite by accident. Everything here is by default. Have you noticed that the best photos or spots in our homes happen by chance. The jumble of dishes, quickly stacked and placed on a shelf, next to some treasures of our children... all the colors and shapes looking so extraordinary together. Thus is the lot of my kitchen window.


Needing a place for the glass pieces, the window won out. All close at hand for frequent use... vases and pretty petit jars, empty of their jams and mustards (currently in use :)


The peony cut too short finds a home in my window... what joyful greetings. To quench your thirst~ why a pretty Shabby Chic water bottle. Yes, I have saved them. I love Rachel's design on them and the fact that Elizabeth always presented us with refreshments during our chats in the oh so wonderful and VERY missed Shabby Chic, Chicago... I can not part with them.

Share with us your "surprise spots" in your home... places that make you smile, all by accident.
If you do not see any at this moment~ do not fret, just keep your eyes opened and one or two will suddenly appear. Perhaps as children come in from the beach or...

Happy scouting!



Alison Gibbs said...

Great post Mary. Fun pretty things at your kitchen window

Draffin Bears said...

Wonderful post Mary.
Loved all the pretty things on your windowsill and would make doing the dishes and preparing meals a delight!
Love your pale pink peony.

I will have to take some surprise shots.


Anonymous said...

How fun! I do love those quite by accident scenes. The casualness about them is so inviting. Thanks for stopping by! It's a small world isn't it. Billings is around 120,000 people. You never though, I may have met them at some time. Oh, love the petite purse. As far as projects, I'm not sure at the moment. I've been contemplating going around and taking some photos. I am taking a drawing class though it's the very basics. Sorry this turned out so long.

Bliss said...

So true :) Unexpected beauty. I love your windowsill...and the Shabby Chic water bottles with memories no less!!!

Kathleen Grace said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for the tip on making my own labels, I found the printer fabric at Michaels today and used my 50% off coupon, score! Thanks so much Mary:>)

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karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I know what you mean, I saved a box of Shabby Chic matches from my visit to her store, and hate to use them, they are being hoarded.