A New Plaque And Other Things

5.11.2010

Hope your day has been going well. It is cloudy out today, but I did have a good time with my mom and sister for a late Mother's day brunch here at my house. I was hoping it would go smoothly  and without a hitch, but of course that doesn't happen. I had a little pie crust not working right, but had my sister pick up a new one at the store on her way here and all turned out good in the end.

Today I am joining White Wednesday at Faded Charm  and Outdoor Wednesday at  A Southern Daydreamer.



I ordered this sign from an etsy shop by Castle and Cottage blog made by the very artistic Paula. I loved the shabby, cottagey  worn look of it plus it is in Italian and my daughter in law is Italian. Well, I was not sure where I wanted to hang it and have moved it three times now. This was the first spot in my stair landing.
It was just blending into the wall.



The second place was in my breakfast room. I liked it here for a while and then thought I had two big white pieces on the wall and the one colored art piece and it just wasn't working.


Now I believe it is in it's final home in my dining room above the center window.


I like it much better here. Of course that meant the metal rooster piece I had here moved to
 the breakfast room. So hard to get a good picture with a window causing bad lighting. I have got to
get a photography for dummies book.















Bought these two vintage pieces recently at a flea market. I will share where they are soon.





This was a place setting for today's brunch. Did not get good photos due to the gloom outside.



This is the china I inherited from my Mother's mother. I thought it would be perfect for today.






New potted plant I picked up at Home Depot on Saturday for my front porch.


Other plant and new door mat from Home Depot. Love the colors of the mat for summer.








My hanging basket out front is doing great after I cut it all back.



Please hop over to these parties and check out the other pretties to look at.



You know what to do before you go.

Y'all come back now,

KIM

63 comments:

  1. Kim your front porch looks so welcoming, I love the plants you chose. Oh to have your grandmothers dishes, how sweet and how perfect to use them on Mothers day. Love the plaque and you were exactly right about choosing to put it in the breakfast nook. You have the touch my dear friend, Happy Tuesday to YOU! Kathysue

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  2. PS, I almost forgot, I am sorry, I wanted to thank you for your sweet comment on my mantle post today. I know can you believe how massive that thing is, 17ft long. I do love it now but at one point I thought what have we done?!! Thanks again for always being there for me, You are a great bloggy buddy,Hugs Kathysue

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  3. Oh yes! The sign looks fabulous in it's new spot. It needed that color behind it. I've been eyeing her signs too...trying to decide what to get and where it should go.

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  4. I like the sign in the 3rd spot too. I do that all the time. Move and move stuff around until it feels right. I am glad that I am not alone.

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  5. I love the new spot for your beautiful sign! And your china is gorgeous, what a wonderful pattern to inherit! Your flowers look lovely too! So many pretty things in one post!

    Kat :)

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  6. I know I was on my dashboard to edit a post and there you were just 51 seconds ago. We almost bumped into eachother,hehe!! If I said Boo!! I would have scared you,hehe.

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  7. I love the vintage pieces you found at the flea market! And your puppy is SO cute!

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  8. Kim, I think you found the perfect home for that beautiful new sign of yours.

    I hope your brunch was nice today.

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  9. Everything look so pretty! Enjoy your brunch.

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  10. I loved the sign in each place but I think it's final spot is the best! Your entry is so welcoming! Loved the place setting for brunch too. I have similar china from hubby's grandmother.

    -heather

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  11. Love the Villa Bella sign...I must get one...my daughter is Isabella! She would love it. I think it looks fabulous in its new home.

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  12. Don't you just love Paula! I got the most gorgeous sign from her for Christmas...she is a true artist! Your sign looks beautiful in it's final spot...???...above the window in your dining room!

    Love your table...the dishes are simply gorgeous and your entry is lovely...the mat is perfect!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  13. Kim, your home is just stunning and I love the pretty flowers. So inviting. YOur sign and your beautiful pitcher and vase are gorgeous. Beautiful finds. Your placesetting for lunch are just perfect. They look so pretty too. I really love it all. Hugs, Marty

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  14. Such a lot of pretty things to look at! I agree that the sign has found its home.

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  15. I do love your front porch, it is very welcoming. Your home is beautiful too, great photos!

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  16. In every photo, I thought this must be the final resting place for the plaque and when it was, I loved it too, although I loved it in the breakfast room. Anywhere would be perfect..
    Also love the petunia basket on the porch. Looks great..

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  17. Hi Kim, I love your front porch and all the pretty flowers.
    Love your table too, what gorgeous plates you inherited :) I think the plaque would have looked lovely anywhere, but it's final place was perfect.

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  18. HI Kim,
    First let me thank you for working out the problem with the blog roll thingy. It's a pain to have to ask everyone to check on these things and I appreciate you reinstating me on your list!
    Second, your sign is in the perfect spot above the window. I really love your home, everything is so pretty and peaceful and calm looking.And I love the colors you've used everywhere.
    Third, the tablesetting was lovely, perfect for Mother's day, I'm so glad you had your mom and sister with you to celebrate together.
    Fourth, your outdoor plants are really lovely, so fresh and vibrant and I adore that new door mat. It reminded me that I really need to get new ones. It's hard because I have 11 doors to the outside and I always fall in love with the expensive mat, and then there are only 7 in stock! I think I will at least get a nice bright new one for the front door.
    I always know I'll see something really beautiful when I stop by here for a visit!
    XO
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  19. Love your photos. I also love that bunny I caught a glimpse of the the left of your front door entrance. Cute!
    Robin

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  20. Hi Kim. What an adorable doggie. My Mother has one like that. Same color, same bone shaped name tag. What's his/her name? Love the villa sign. Happy WW.

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  21. I love your front entrance. It's so pretty, and your new flowers really add a lot. I think you landed the sign in the perfect spot.

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  22. Well, the sign looks good anywhere!
    Love the sneak peaks of your home. I'm going to check older posts and see if I can see more.
    Pam

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  23. Oh yeah! That's an excellent spot for the sign! Love your inherited china too! The flowers and porch are looking great too! It's all so pretty!

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  24. I love your sign and your home is lovely!

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  25. I just love your sign! I think it looks great where ever you hang it! And your table setting looks lovely, too!

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  26. Beautiful whites and colors too! I love your sign! Each place you had it worked very well, but I agree with you- on that beautiful yellow wall above your lovely plantationed windows is just the perfect spot.
    I also love your china!
    Yvonne

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  27. I love that sign, I will have to go check out her etsy shop and see whats cooking. Your table looked so pretty....loving the front door mat, and the sign, you are right it found the perfect home!~ Glad you had a nice day today....I have had an ear ache...weird....

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  28. lunch must have been great. Beautiful table setting. I love hand me down stuff. The china is wonderful.

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  29. It looks perfect above the window! Your porch is so cozy looking. I haven't seen a doormat that colorful. It looks great! I just noticed your two lamps on the sides on your porch. They are fabulous! I am so glad you had a wonderful lunch with your mom and sister!

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  30. Everything looks just WONDERFUL!! And what a WELCOMING ENTRANCE!! XXOO

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  31. Your home is beautiful!! Love this post.

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  32. Kim,
    Thanks for taking us along as you decided where its final home would be! Lots of fun! It is a very beautiful sign.

    Your tablescape is so pretty and special with your grandmother's china. So glad you shared it with us!

    Wendy

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  33. Everything is beautiful as always!!

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  34. I just got home this evening and thought I better check my blog and everyone else!

    I had to laugh as I do the same thing! I hang or place things in a certain spot for a time until I decide I don't like it there!! I like it best in the dining room!

    Sounds like you had a nice time with Mom & Sis!! Table looks very pretty.

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  35. I feel like a real voyeur, inside all these beautiful houses on WW. Great sign - BEAUTIFUL house! Love the puppy, too!

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  36. Love your little sign and I love your entranceway. Beautiful!!!

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  37. Kim, your pictures always look spectacular to me. You seem like a pro! I think you found the perfect place for your cute sign.

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  38. I love all those pillows in the first picture.

    I seem to always comment on something that you aren't even talking about. LOL!

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  39. Hi Kim,

    You found the perfect spot for your sign, for sure. Love your pretty petunias - so many blossoms!

    Amanda

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  40. You couldn't have found a more perfect spot for your sign!
    Your front porch looks so fresh and inviting.
    Angex

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  41. Everything looks so amazing Kim!

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  42. Perfect place for the sign. Can't wait to hear about the pitcher and vase. Lovely!

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  43. I think you found the perfect spot for that beautiful sign!

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  44. It's all so pulled together! Just lovely!

    I love Paula's work! I've purchased four and just ordered a fifth. They make great gifts!!

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  45. Love your sign!! I have one from Paula too! Looks great where it landed but I also liked it in your breakfast room. Happy WW!

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  46. Perfect landing for the lovely sign! I love your entranceway! Very, very cheerful!

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  47. I hadn't heard of this shop, Kim. Your sign is fabulous. I think I need to do a little shopping.

    As you know I love white ironstone and will be looking forward to your pitcher placement.:-)

    Beautiful table and outdoor photos.

    Pouring rain and flash floods, in St Louis today, have put a damper on our trip with the G'kids to the Butterfly House.

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  48. Love the clock in your breakfast room. The new plaque is great.

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  49. In love with that sign, it's gorgeous and in the perfect spot! I'll have to go check out her etsy store! Have a wonderful Wednesday!
    XO
    Kristin

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  50. Hello Kim,

    Love your front porch. I think the sign looks great in its new location. I also love the rooster pillow!

    ~ Tracy

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  51. Hi Kim !
    I love you entry - so pretty !
    I liked all the places you had that neat sign...maybe you should order more :o)
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  52. Kim love the new home for your new sign.Glad to here you had a nice afternoon with your mom and sister and your front porch looks wonderful with those beautiful plants!

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  53. What a Beautiful Home you have.... Love the Sign above the Windows, Perfect Place.... Love the White Pottery Vase & Your Porch, So Welcoming..... Great Post

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  54. I think the sign looks fabulous in its new home!! It really shows up against that wall color.

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  55. I do the same thing. But sometimes you have to move things about until they tell you it's their resting place. And that doesn't deter me from moving them yet again! Love your photos and your flowers. I keep things cut back and they usually spring back even more lush. Sometimes I'm not as lucky! Your blog just gets better and better!
    Brenda

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  56. Hi Kim,
    I love where you ended up hanging your sign...I do that all the time, put something somewhere then move it, we are just tweakers that's all!

    Your flowers are lovely.

    xo
    LeAnn

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  57. Love the final resting place for the new sign!
    Your table looks lovely and the flowers are so pretty!

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  58. HI there,
    It's my first time posting here, found you last night! Love your new plaque! Your home is lovely and we have the same taste!! I have the covington toile in your DR in my living room!! :)
    Kristi

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  59. Beautiful photos, Kim~ I love the dishes you inherited and you found the perfect place for your wonderful sign!!

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  60. Hi Kim! Oh, everything you do is so pretty! Love your new sign and love seeing inside your pretty house. Love those little white vases and the table setting - gorgeous. Love those dishes.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  61. Happy Outdoor Wednesday- a day late! :-)
    I am just getting around to visiting all the blogs.
    What fun! I do like that sign over the window - it seems just perfect, but where did you put the chicken? And all your white is lovely- and you have brunch! lovely!!!
    CailinMarie
    http://cailinyates.blogspot.com

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  62. How beautiful...especially love your new sign! Enjoy your week! ♥

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  63. You front porch is so pretty with all the gorgeous flowers, Kim. I love the sign. I ordered "My Secret Garden" sign from Paula and I can't wait to see it, quite big, something like 12 x
    40"....Christine

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