Monday, March 4, 2013

A Little Springy Dingy

Hello, Dear Ones!
I'm so happy to be back in the land of Blog with my new laptop.
Just one thing...if you're thinking about getting a new puter with Windows 8 
there is no START button! Can you believe it?
Well, I fiddled until I found a way to add one.
How can we compute without our START buttons?
Just so you'll know.

 Anyway, I'm happy as a lark this morning and wanted to put out a little Springy Dingy in my tiny little kitchen. See my sweet little vignette?

 The baby's breaths are left over from my Valentine roses from Mr. Precious.
They still look lovely and I poked them in my Butterfly Meadows vase by Lenox.

 This darling bunny is from the same dish line and I won it from a blogger giveaway!

 I then decided to poke down these tiny little chicks s/p I found at Cracker Barrel years ago.

 Look at the sweet detail of the raised butterfly.

 The sun is shining in my kitchen window so beautifully this morning!
You can see I Springed up my little glass shelves over my sink too.

 Do you remember this coke bottle green chicken dish I found a few weeks ago?

Well, look!
I found another one in pink!
I do believe the gals are taking over my kitchen!
I love this stuff! :)
One more thing...since my kitchen is clean I thought I'd show you my new dishwasher I got a few weeks back. 
My olden Maytag was just not doing the job and finally Mr. Precious realized it was worn out.
So, we bought a new Bosch and let me tell you something ~
my dishes are getting cleaner and sparklier each time they get washed!
I kid you not! I love this stuff!

Here's the before with the olden dishwasher.
I love the new white one so much more because it blends in with my cabinets.
I know so many of you love the stainless steel look but I just love my white appliances 
and I don't think white ever goes outta style.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

You are the sunshine of my life
That's why I'll always be around,
You are the apple of my eye,
Forever you'll stay in my heart

I feel like this is the beginning,
Though I've loved you for a million years,
And if I thought our love was ending,
I'd find myself drowning in my own tears

You are the sunshine of my life,
That's why I'll always stay around,
You are the apple of my eye,
Forever you'll stay in my heart

You must have known that I was lonely,
Because you came to my rescue,
And I know that this must be heaven,
How could so much love be inside of you?

You are the sunshine of my life, yeah,
That's why I'll always stay around,
You are the apple of my eye,
Forever you'll stay in my heart
~ sung by Stevie Wonder


  1. Such a lovely kitchen Shelia.

    I love your cute little rabbits and your chicken egg holders and also the lovely flowers left over from Valentines day.

    Happy week


  2. Hi Sheilia, Love your little spring dingy vignette on the counter, looks so fresh!! I agree, white appliances never go out of style and your new dishwasher really blends in with your kitchen so well. Happy you got rid of you computer woes, happy blogging! Blessings, Linda

  3. Oddly enough, my husband is the one I'm trying to convince I want WHITE and NOT stainless steel for my new stove...crazy, right? I told him I'd get stainless steel if he promised to keep it shiny and not full of finger prints and dents!! Not sure how it'll end up yet...

    1. HI Deb! Hang in there about what you want! :)
      Thanks for popping in to see me.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shleia :)

  4. So pretty Miss Shelia!! I love the glass shelves you have near your window, they always look so pretty!

  5. Yes, it's popping up here and I love all your Springy dingy.

  6. Your spring additions to your kitchen are so charming. Love the roos and thanks for popping in to visit.!

  7. Your little spring vignette made me smile!~ I'm so ready for some pretty days! Love the white kitchen!
    hugs, Linda

  8. You bring a bit of sunshine to all our lives when you share here, Shelia. I love your sweet little chick compotes and that Lenox vase is gorgeous. It is starting to look like Spring there for sure! xo Diana

  9. Gorgeous pitcher with the baby's breath! It looks totally spring-y in your beautiful kitchen, and I like the white dishwasher you got too, just perfect.

  10. Hi Shelia,

    I love baby's breath; it lasts forever! And I agree that your new, white dishwasher looks much better than the olden one.

    Have a happy Springish week.


  11. Sheila,love your vase and the cute bunnies. Your new dishwasher is wonderful. Looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

  12. Love the say Spring is appearing at your house! I'd love to know how to add a Start button to my new Windows 8 computer. Can you help? I'm slowly learning but it's a challenge at times. Thanks to Google I've been able to navigate some things.

  13. Love. Love. Love. Your spring touches are lovely, as always! Your new dishwasher looks great, too! XO ~Liz

  14. I'm behind the times, too, as I still love my white appliances! Love your springy details, even though I'm fighting the arrival of spring - you know I'm a real winter lover, and it ends too soon for me. Take care. Sally

  15. Let me just go ahead and tell you,I love your kitchen,so bright and cheery.Your springy dingy has put a smile on my face!

  16. Glad to have you back! And I love your "springy" kitchen!

  17. Shelia, your Spring accents are just wonderful! You always have such lovely seasonal touches; and your new dishwasher fits into your kitchen beautifully!

  18. What a cute little vase. Your kitchen looks so fresh and clean!

  19. I like your window with its shelves and displays, and the hen covered glass containers. We got a new laptop this year and found one with Windows 7, hard to find but that's what we prefer.

  20. Such a pretty Spring vignette! I so wish that Spring would start to make an appearance around here. Your kitchen looks wonderful.

    Enjoy your new laptop & dishwasher!

  21. I think your "tiny little" kitchen is may be twice as big as mine!!! I have four drawers total and two are the size of a normal drawer cute in half! I love your kitchen, the color, the granite counter tops and your bay window! Your spring vignette is darling!

  22. Hi Sheila! I loved every photo, what a lovely kitchen you have. All your little bunny touches are so sweet.

  23. Shelia,
    Such an adorable vignette in your kitchen, dear friend!!!
    The detailing of the butterfly is exquisite!!!
    I think you've found the "perfect" spot for your girls.
    The sunlight streaming through the kitchen windows enhances their hues immensely!!!
    So~o~o glad you're back to blogging...just in time for all the Easter activities!!!

  24. Love all your springy-dingy stuff Shelia! xo

  25. Lovely flowers in your cheery kitchen....We also have a new Bosch dishwasher and I love it. I had one in my other room that I hated to leave. How do you like it so far?

  26. Welome back Shelia. I like your chicken dishes in your window. The green is quite a unique colour. I also have white appliances and my DW is Kenmore but made by Bosch. I love my DW which I went 33 years without! I hope you have a great week. Pamela

  27. So good to see you again, Shelia! Congrats on getting a new computer. Your kitchen is beautiful, I have to agree with the white appliances. If I ever buy appliances again, I will get white ones. The stainless ones are not all they are cracked up to be, I like for things to look clean after they've been cleaned. I love the glass chickens in the window, they're lovely!
    Big hugs to see you back, cindy

  28. I love your kitchen and your little touches of spring are so sweet! Hugs, Penny

  29. I love the title of your post! Your little vignette is so pretty, it's nice how you "grounded" it with the doily. And a new dishwasher...ooh la la! My BIL used to sell Bosch appliances and they are very top of the line. I have stainless steel in this kitchen but the lakehouse kitchen is all white, including my olden stove. I knew if I replaced it, hubby would want SS. No way! ;-D


  30. Hi Sheila, I am thrilled that you have a new computer. I would be so sad if anything happened to mine.

    I love your sweet vase and bunny rabbits. Since I have seen your kitchen in person I know how beautiful it is. I like white appliances but mine are black. Stainless steel is a very clean look but for my kitchen I love the black. A new dishwasher is great. Enjoy!!!
    I'm glad you are posting again.
    Love, Jeanne

  31. Spriing Dingy...that's cute. I love that floral vase. It would be nice to bring out new things, just to bring a new smiile to our faces I think.

  32. Such spring prettiness Sheila!Glad you are back in full posting action. Jane

  33. You inspire me every time I visit your page. It is always so happy and delightful. Love the vase and bunnies :)
    Pretty kitchen too.

  34. Hello! If only spring would come to the Midwest! The sun is so lovely shining through your window. I love your green chicken canisters. I do believe my mother had ones that were a gold color, 1970's perhaps. A new dishwasher, what a treat. I keep hoping mine will give way soon. Darn they seem to last forever! Have a lovely week! Elizabeth

  35. Shelia, I love, love your touches of Spring! The chickens on the window are so beautiful! How do you take such pretty pictures on front of your window? I have tried and tried, but every time I try to take a pic of something on my window seat, the brightness is so aweful you can even see the pictures. Can NOT figure it out! :) Your new dishwasher looks lovely and your kitchen just beautiful! Enjoy the rest of your week!

  36. Very pretty Shelia ! Love all your spring touches :)

  37. I love a bunch of babies breath and the kitchen looks great.

  38. It's all so charming and the glass shelves are perfect in your window for great displays. Love it all:)

  39. Shelia, i love your new chick, she is lovely! I like white appliances too, they are classic and will still look fine when the stainless trend is over. Love your spring touches!
    No start button! Oh my!! What will I do when I have to get a new computer?

  40. Hi Sheila, I love your spring darn cute. I am longing for spring here soooo bad but, we're suppose to be hit by more snow tonight into tomorrow. Happy to hear your back blogging regularly...missed you. No start button...good grief...have a great day!

  41. Didn't know that about windows 8...mmm. My daughter said she didn't like it and would wait for the next windows version before buying another laptop (something about the tiles?)

    Anyway, I enjoyed seeing your pretty kitchen with the spring touches. Stainless is hard to keep clean - fingerprints show so easily.

  42. Hi Shelia *hugs*
    You have Easter and spring in your home and it looks so comfy.
    I love that vase with the butterfly. I adore raised pieces on china. Cute bunnies and the hen pieces are great finds.
    Your new dishwasher blends in beautifully...a lovely place to spend time...and make yummies.
    have a great week

  43. Hi Shelia, I love your kitchen beautiful spring vignette all look so lovely!

  44. So purty!! Love your kitchen. I'm a fan of white appliances too.

  45. Love all your "pretties" that raised butterfly a Lenox vase?....Beautiful kitchen...and I must say that your photography is exquisite!

  46. Shelia, Love your Lenox vase with the butterfly. And the thick glass chicks are beautiful. You know they're probably a few readers, who don't have a clue what Coke bottle green means. Those were the best tasting Cokes, don't you think?

  47. What a beautiful kitchen you have Shelia! I don't think I've ever seen it before. Love your new dishwasher and I think your right, white never goes out of style:) I do know about the no start button, there are a lot of people that have no clue about windows 8. I so do have to get mine out and play with it more, you seem to be doing a great job with yours!

  48. Shelia, I love your little vignette! The baby's breath was the perfect touch. You have some really sweet and delicate pieces...just lovely. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House! It means the world. I would love it if you would share this lovely post at my Make it Pretty Monday party. Here's the link if you want to check it out. BTW, my dishwasher is white and I love it. Have a pretty day. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  49. Love your bunny, Shelia! I'll bet the roosters look so pretty when the sun is shining through your window. Your new dishwasher looks great! I have to agree that the white suits your kitchen better and blends in with the cabinets.

  50. Your kitchen is beautiful! Love all your spring! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  51. So pretty. I love the shelves in the window.

    We have a Bosch, it is great.

  52. I love those shelves over your sink. The pretty chicken servers are perfect on those shelves. The sun through the window just lights them up. Your bunny vignette is pretty, and the white dishwasher looks so nice in your pretty white kitchen. laurie

  53. I have to say those shelves over the window are such a great idea. What a great way to add space for display. I love your springy dingy vignette. The vase with the butterfly is lovely. I love your kitchen Shelia, the white DW looks so good with the white cabinets. I am drooling over those countertops too. Happy Spring Shelia.

    The French Hutch

  54. Wow!! Adorable kitchen!! I love the simplicity of the baby's breath bouquet. Very spring!!

    I'm definitely a new follower!!!

    Kate @ Uniquely Undone

  55. So pretty Sheila! Your home is lovely and I love your Spring touches in the kitchen!!! Our homes do look happy you pointed that out to me. Went on the tour...lovely!!!


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