Here is a pretty rooster bowl that I received from a friend. I love toile patterns, especially the black and white. I thought this piece would inspire a very pretty kitchen. I have red walls in my kitchen now, and I really like that, so I would probably do that again. Although, I do like the shade of yellow that is in the bowl. Hmmm..... I was in a Home Goods store the other day and saw lots of beautiful black and white toile dishes, so I can only imagine the possibilities. And I could always sew some black and white toile curtains - or maybe find a good deal on EBay!
Then my sister gave me these adorable, vintage-looking, ready-t0-be-embroidered towels. They are soooo cute, and came with a nice embroidered envelope case. I thought they could possibly make for nice kitchen decorations also - sort of a Rachael Ray style I would think. But I don't think that would fit my overall taste. Then I thought, "why not a child's room?" I don't know if Amelia would agree, but she's too young to know the difference at this point! I think these would make for a good "cow jumping over the moon, dish running away with the spoon" type of theme.
A friend from church gave me this adorable teapot lady, and I think she would fit in rather nicely with the towels.
Talk about putting the cart before the horse! There's not even a for-sale sign in the yard yet and we haven't come close to finding where we want to move to. But I'm ready to decorate as soon as we get there!