Sunday, February 14, 2010

Humble Beginnings

I told you a bit ago that I was looking for a fresh look for my home for the new year and that I was moving in the direction of French Country.  I am slowly beginning the process by picking things up here and there as I find them, but much of it is intentional.  I want this process to be a little more controlled than the evolution my home has gone through in past years.  Take this rooster, for instance.  I got it at Hobby Lobby and I searched every inch of that store looking for just the right one.  They had roosters of varying materials, sizes and colors.  I didn't' want one that was too large, because my kitchen and dining area isn't palatial by an means, so scale was a concern.  Price was a huge consideration and a deal breaker as well.  They had some that were $75.00 and up that were nice, but I wasn't gonna spend that kind of money. 

So, after looking high and low, I found this one.  It's made of resin and stands about 15" tall.  I really like it and it looks nice paired up with the few red transferware pieces I have. 

Of course, the current wallpaper in that nook has to go.  I'll most likely do a toile, but can't decide yet if it should be black or blue.

The while linens will also be replaced.  I found a wonderful red gingham with the larger 2" squares that I'm going make into a runner for this area.

I also found these great knobs at Hobby Lobby.  I just realized that I should probably straighten them up.  ::smile::

So, these are the humble beginnings of my journey and I'll take you along with me as I complete things.

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