A few of you asked some questions so I will post some pictures of the things and answer them for you!
The wall color is Sherwin Williams Blonde. Which I love and will probably use it (along with it's lighter sister Ivorie) in the new house. Finding paint colors is HARD! But when you find one you like, STICK with it! :)
My window treatments were made by one of my good friends Kathleen! We met when our boys went to preschool together. She made all her own curtains and valances in her own home. Someone walked into her house and said you should go into business and she did! Her husband made her a real work table and workroom in her basement. She is a fantastic seamstress! I had all the fabrics ( I have a fabric buying sickness, lol my basement is embarrassing!) and drew her a very pitiful picture of what I thought I wanted and she made it EXACTLY! Her and I always joke that someday we'll go into business together. She likes the fabrics I pick and admits she would NEVER think to put what I put together, but then likes the end result, lol. I have mostly ready-made curtains in my house (because I have a sewing machine and don't know how to sew!) but splurged in this room! She also made me some london valances in my LR that I will show another day.
My rooster lamp came from the City Mission for $2. My mother found this one for me, she KNEW I would LOVE IT and she was right! Thanks mom! I found the lampshade on eBay, which is the exact fabric used in the rest of the room. They had an auction of 5 lampshades with this one included and when the lot didn't sell, the seller sold me this one for $3 plus shipping. Another fun find!
My rolling pin collection are all from thrift stores, I don't think I ever paid more than $2 for any of them. I got the crock at a AJ Wright.
The rooster plates my dear cousin found for me out thrifting! I had the plate hanger in my basement from a thrift store, waiting for some plates to go in it! Score!
My crystal lamp on the kitchen counter is from Salvation Army. I found this beauty for $2.99 about 5 yrs ago and knew it was coming home with me! The plate, plate holder, fleur jar and rooster and topiary spoons all came from AJ Wright for next to nothing.
My coffee lamp! It's a vintage coffee maker turned into a lamp, found it this way at City Mission for $5.99! Can you tell I like lamps? Another obsession of mine!
The jelly cabinet I found at Salvation Army for $8 and gave it a makeover. I added the wood fleur de lis and then painted it black and decoupaged some roosters that were scraps from a wallpaper border. I decoupaged some more on top and stenciled the big gold fleur on top. It was a very fun project! It holds my tablecloths and cloth napkins which we use everyday because
The chalkboard was covered in another post. You can look at it here. I made it from a frame I got at a consignment shop.
I got this silver bucket (I like it tarnished!) bucket with lion head sides at a thrift store in Florida and it fits all my junk in there nicely!
Well I think I'll leave it at that. I could bore you to tears with all my goodies, LOL! But these are a few of my favorite things! In the kitchen at least! :)