Saturday, January 19, 2008

Decisions...decisions...


For a while now I've been doing some browsing...for wallpaper that is. Yes...I know that I probably shouldn't put too much wallpaper in the house, but I can't help it. I love wallpaper, and I love the way I feel when I spy that certain one. Yes...you know what I mean..the one that gives you a sense of warmth, welcome, cozy, and HOME. I would find a paper, get all excited...sleep on it, then realize that no it's not "the one." But, my search has ended...yes I placed my order, and I can't wait to get started. I haven't quite yet decided where exactly I'll put it in the kitchen...but I know for sure it's going on the wall with the french doors. I'll be posting pictures...but don't hold your breath...not sure how quickly I'll get the project done - ha! I had originally picked out the red rooster paper that I have pictured on my blog, and don't get me wrong...I LOVE that paper...but I thought I'd be too confined with my prints and window treatments...which I like to change often. So, I really needed a "backdrop" - something to add character...but not confine me too much. And here is a picture of the paper. I hope you like it as much as I do. It's a gold and cream check pattern.

Ok, items number two - heee......I always go through the "plate" aisle at any store I visit. It's hard to find nice plates to hang on the wall...you have to find just the right ones to group over a picture or display on a wall....and yesterday was my lucky day. I found these lovely red plates...the colors match with my colors...olive green, red, golds...that's what's in my living room, dining room, and kitchen. Sooooo I came home with this set of three....and I have about four different places I can hang them....I can't decide, they look so pretty everywhere I put them - ha! I originally thought I'd hang them in the foyer not too far from the bench....but then I had them setting on the counter in my kitchen...and they look so pretty there too on the soffit. Agh...Anyway, take a look at these pretty plates. I took a close up so you could see the detail a little better, and the red is just perfect!

do you see the butterfly?



22 comments:

  1. Beautiful plates! I love the colors your using.

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  2. Rose,
    I love that wallpaper. I still have a Harvest Gold bath and that would be a nice update for it. My husband wants to tear out the floor and wall tile, but I say just go with what you have if it is still in good shape (it is). So Yankee frugal of me!!

    Janet

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  3. I love wallpaper too. Nothing makes a home cozier, in my opinion! And love those plates! You have great taste!

    Melissa

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  4. Rose,
    Those plates are gorgeous and I know what you mean about finding the right plate to hang on the wall and then when you do they usually look great every where and we have created another delema....... The cream and yellow wall paper will make a lovely back drop for any accessories you may decide to use.
    Thank you again for your post about Aaron. Many people have come to my blog and offered up their prayers thanks to your kindness.
    Hugs & xoxo.
    Sue

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  5. Hi, Rose, that is really pretty wallpaper. I still love wallpaper too, the right one! I had several places with wallpaper in my old house, but I just can't seem to decide to do it in this one. I think the agony of taking it down got to me one too many times! I do love it in powder rooms or diningrooms...really makes a room shine in the right spot! I think yours will be lovely.

    And those plates are SO pretty! Lucky find. No, my fixture isn't hung yet. We've got to go & beg a tall ladder from the neighbors to attempt to get it up there & I have to get hubby at just the right time. Might be another week or so!

    Rhoda

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  6. You found some gorgeous things. The wallpaper will be a nice background for your decorating. The plates are beautiful. I can't wait to see where you put them. Thanks for sharing with us. ~Adrienne~

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  7. You better keep your eyes on those plates 'cause those are my colors too! Love them.
    Hugs,
    Nan

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  8. I checked out TJ Maxx today to see if they had your plates. They didn't. I know you said Marshals but I was right by TJ so I thought I'd look.
    Hugs,
    Nan

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  9. I am panting, yes panting, over these plates--they are gorgeous! How lucky for you! Enjoy looking at them!
    Tara

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  10. The wallpaper is a wonderful choice! And those plates are so great!
    Penny

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  11. These plates are just gorgeous! I too love beautiful wallpaper. Can't wait to see your make over!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

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  12. Also wanted to add that the plates are very pretty and have some great colors. Such a wonderful find!

    allie
    www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

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  13. The wallpaper look like it would be very versatile and would go with just about anything you would decide to pair with it. I think it's a good choice and I'm sure it felt good to find the perfect paper. I too love wallpaper and would like to paper my daughter's room. Good luck with the project. Can't wait to see the finished project.

    allie
    www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

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  14. In my humble opinion you came up with the perfect balance. That wallpaper will be a beautiful backdrop for your plates and a black framed rooster that happens to be hanging around my place (shameless grin). Hope you are feeling better this morning or maybe not...depends on whether you wanted to go back to work. :)) xo Lynn

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  15. Rose,
    I love wallpaper, too. Probably because my mother always had it. Somehow, It does make everything seem warmer. Love those plates -- so pretty!
    xoxo,
    Mary

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  16. Great wallpaper choice! But, I especialy love the plates! Can't wait to see the finished project.

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  17. Hello Rose
    Yes I see the butterfly, and I think you made a good choice with the paper!!!

    You house will look so pretty!!!
    Kisses
    Marcela

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  18. Hi. I love plates. Funny that you said it's hard to find plates. I can always find one I like! I'm not too discriminating though. I like them all! The ones you found are a great color and the pattern on them is wonderful.
    Rhondi

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  19. Love those plates. May I be so bold as to ask where you found them? Those are my colors too!
    Thanks
    Cindy

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  20. I have yet to paper and so want to!
    I used to be afraid of it but it is so pretty and cozy and warm. I adore your choices! Your home is amazing! I am new here but am loving it! May I add your link??

    And these plates are SO beautiful!
    I love them.
    I am such a plate lover!

    I will be back often!

    Have a sweet weekend!

    Hugs,
    Sue

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  21. LOVE LOVE LOVE the wallpaper. How can you go wrong with checks, LOL. I'm a stripe and check girl and would love it in my house.

    Sweet plates

    Hugs- karen

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