There is something about spring that makes me want to get everything clean and fresh...especially in the kitchen.
I remembered my great aunt's antique gown that was hanging in the living room last year. It is so beautifully hand sewn with delicate lace and perfectly gathered ruffles.
It has some stains and tears, so I can imagine my grandmother cutting it up to repurpose, but I decided I would not cut it up but make something similar from muslin and vintage lace I had on hand...
...and I just love how the skirt and curtains turned out -- just as if my grandmother had made them. Just a little ruffle on the bottom, but not too frilly.
The lace-trimmed cafe curtains are hanging on a wire strung between two eye hooks.
I also added a few spring touches of pink and green in the kitchen with two vintage Franciscan patterns, "Desert Rose" and "Ivy" just as I did last week in the dining room. I love how these two patterns work together.
I thought I needed something solid to ground the patterns and brought out the Hazel Atlas "Pink Crinoline" and the Wedgwood "Queen's Plain" I have been slowly collecting. I really like how the creamware and the pink show off the Franciscan pieces.
Spring has arrived in the kitchen and I really think it's just around the corner here in the mountains.
I'm ready for it whenever it arrives -- and ready to see my vegetables growing in the garden.
But before I do any planting, we have a lot to finish up inside and outside for the rescheduled photo shoot mid-May. That means all the porches and landscaping have to be ready, and that is not an easy task for the two of us. At least all the azaleas and rhododendrons will be blooming then, so it will be well worth the wait...and give us some extra time to prepare.
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