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Monday, August 23, 2010

Dan and Kaci's Ideas for my Kitchen!

Take a look at the fabric Kaci, my granddaughter, found that she liked for my kitchen!

Hello everyone,
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and stayed as cool as possible in these triple diget tempertures.
It has been over three months since my accident so this was the first weekend I was able to drive to Austin to see my son and his family. Three months without kisses from your grand babies is just a little much to handle.
Made the trip there fine! Except for a lot of pain but still l enjoyed my trip. Hopefully tonight I can do a post about it.

Today I wanted to share with you a email that Dan from Yesterday Once More sent me. He is just the sweetest guy out here in our blog world and he agreed to Tweak my small country kitchen.
I bet you had given up on hearing from me, but this is the e-mail you have been waiting on. Now that you are feeling better maybe you will feel like doing a little tweaking. These are the ideas I have for your kitchen...some are easy and some are not. You can choose which ones you would like to tackle.

* 1950's Theme

* Make a curtain for under the cabinets and window above the sink that is reminiscent of the 1950's pick material with pastel colors.

* Fill Toms jar with peanuts in the shell

* Paint red walls yellow

* Hang a wreath on pantry door to add color

* Leave all the walls that are white white

* Group collections together for bigger impact...especially black figures...they could be grouped on top of glass cabinet or on corner white cabinet.

* Hang old family pictures preferable from the 1950's on the wall coming down the stairs

* Display collection of crocks, if possible, on the on each stair

* Paint a runner coming down the stairs or stencil a pattern of your choice on the stairs.

* Good accent colors to the yellow are pastels and reds it goes well with all those colors.

If you have any questions, let me know and I will help you in any way I can. If I think of something else you can do, I will let you know.

I am so glad that you are feeling better and that all of your tests came back normal. I haven't been able to visit your blog as often as I like. This summer has been crazy. When school starts I will have more time...I hope.
I think of you often and pray that you will be back to work soon.
Take care and don't work too hard!

Dan Weaver

Contributing Writer
A Primitive Place Magazine
A Primitive Place, LLC

I love these ideas and can not wait til I can get started. Not sure about Kaci's fabric because Dan mentioned pastels so I will probably keep looking. I have to say though Kaci for 8 has a good eye for decorating.

Go to this link Dan Is Tweaking Me! to read the post I did in June about my kitchen. Here is one picture of my tiny kitchen.

Have a great day everyone.
Love to all


Kim said...

Dan's comments were great BUT Kaci's fabric is FABULOUS. You definately need to find a use for it. LOVE IT...

Terry said...

Howdy Maggi
Thank you so much for not giving up on me.
I have not been on the computer very much ,parents,life,heat, work,etc...
I will try to write and fill you in soon.
Now for your kitchen :)
I love the fabric it is perfect !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well for my taste anyway .
I am so glad that you were able to get to Austin,just hang on honey you are making great progress even if you can't see it .
I am still holding you up in my prayers sweetie and look out world when you are 100% again :)
There will be lots of fun for Maggi to catch up on and I can hardly wait for the adventures of Maggi here in blogland .
Take care my sweet friend and remember you are thought about daily !
Until next time
Happy Trails

Taos Sunflower said...

Hi Maggie: Glad you got out and about and got to visit the family. I love that fabric Kaci picked out and I vote that you use it, not that you asked for votes! XOXO

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Maggie:
Well, isn't Dan the Man just a sweetheart? I think his ideas are fabulous and I can't wait to see how your restyle progresses. So glad to hear you were able to see your grandbabies last weekend. I'm sure you're paying for it now, but equally sure you know it was worth it.
Keep in touch and just keep on healing!

Julie Harward said...

Great ideas...and I LOVE that material!!! I can't wait to see it all put together Maggie! I sure hope you are feeling good! :D

Garden of Egan said...

I love the fabric! You can see such possibilities! What a great eye.
I think your tiny kitchen is darling and whatever you do with it, it will be a winner.

Glad you could take off and enjoy some grandkid kisses.

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh WOW....he has some fabulous ideas. When you are done, we all need to come over for tea!! (and sweets....*sheepish look*)


JANN said...


Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Maggie, love Dan's ideas! Look at that fabric, I love it! Aww, so happy you were able to hug your little ones, that can make a grandma feel instantly better! Sorry you are still hurting~ take care.


Cherrie said...

I like the ideal of the yellow walls. I think Kaci's fabric would go with it! I also like old family pictures (black & white ones) on the stairs!
You are going to have so much fun doing the redo!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey Maggie, I have this very same fabric..and my kitchen is yellow..and it would fit perfectly in your 50's themed kitchen..I made curtains with that fabric..they are currently in my yellow bathroom now..but I love this fabric..and I love the ideas he gave you.;)

Dan said...


I love the fabric that Kaci picked out. I think it would work great if you like it.

Sorry it has been so long since I visited. The beginning of school is very busy!

I hope you are doing well. I hope you have a great week!


Sharon said...

I love the fabric that Kaci picked out for you also. I think it would fit in with some of Dan's wonderful ideas.
I am so happy to hear that you finally got to go see your family and get some grands kisses.'
Prayers that you will continue to heal each day.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Dan gave you a great list to work off of, Maggie! This could be a wonderful Fall project for you. Let me know if I can help out in any way {obviously it would have to be by mail or email}! : ) I can't imagine how much you missed your grandbabies. I've only had one for about a month now and I've been missing her since they moved back to their apartment!

yaya said...

I love the idea of yellow will really impact the brightness of the kitchen and I too think Kaci's fabric is so 50's..good eye for sure! I'm so glad you had a great weekend and hopefully you won't be paying for the fun with more pain. Have a good week!

Debby said...

Hi Maggie. First of all so glad you got to see your grandchildren. Your words even sound happier.
I like Dan's ideas.
But, I think I would go with Kaci's fabric instead of the pastels.....white, yellow and that retro fabric.....that has the red in it. Can't wait to see. XO

Home and Heart said...

What a happy kitchen! I love the retro fabric as well. JUST HAVE FUN!! Hugs!

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Tazzy said...

Sew many Ideas he gave you. I love the fabric!!! I have a leaning toward many of the vintage prints anyone. The colors are so difficult to replicate today. You'll have to take pics of any changes! Tazzy

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jojo said...

This should be fun, I can't wait to see what you decide to do!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Maggie! Wow, it is so great to hear from you! It's been one long summer, hasn't it? I'm so glad your doing better and your test results were good. My sister is spending her first summer in Ft. Worth and the temps are unbelievable. We thought Atlanta (she) and Jax FL (me) was hot.

I'm so excited to see you put these ideas to work. You kitchen sound adorable. I love, love, love Kaci's fabric. I would have to put that on the scanner at the copy center and make so sheets of paper for crafting with it too. It be great to use a touch of that somewhere. It looks like it would go really great with head vases and vintage items.

I hope to get back real soon. And Honey you come visit me anytime. I always smile when I see your name.

Love...Tracy :)

Darla said...

I loved the fabric, it has all the right colors in it, this would be so much fun, cant wait to see what you do with all the ideas,I would be so excited, loved the crock's down the stair idea too.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I simply adore the fabric she found. It's so fitting. Perfect in every way, Kaci!

Arkansas Patti said...

If only "grands" kisses and hugs could be bottled in pill form. Then you could take one evry 4 hours and tell pain to take a hike. They are great medicine.
I love that fabric and would build around it. Don't see why it wouldn't fit in with Dan's great ideas.
What a cute kitchen you all ready have.

Sue said...

What a great guy! And some pretty neat suggestions, too.

Glad you got to visit the grands!


Susan said...

I like the fabric Kaci picked out. If you use the lighter paint color Dan suggested, I think you can use 'her' fabric. It looks like a dark room. Maybe some light throw rugs in there. Also, in a small room, I would use the same color on all the walls, to make it look bigger. white ceilings, of course.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I think his ideas sound phenomenal, Maggie!

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Debbie Jean said...

I love that fabric Kaci picked out!! So cute!!

I am glad that you got to see your grandbabies. We too went a few hours north of us this weekend to be with grandchildren. Oh what a fun time!!

You have to share pics of the changes you make. I love your house. It's so beautiful!!

God Bless`
Debbie Jean

Cathy said...

My Grandmother had one of those lady heads and also had something like your pelican statue. I love your little kitchen! I LOVE LOVE LOVE The fabric your granddaughter picked out. I would like to find some like that for myself. I'm a gal of the 50's and it speaks to me~


Mumsy said...

The fabric that Kaci chose for your curtains is great, I love it. Dan's ideas sound wonderful. Can't wait to see your kitchen when it is all done. Most of all I can't wait to hear you are feeling great and are up to getting your kitchen like you want it. Hugs