January 23

by CountryThreads on January 23, 2018

Connie sent me these pictures of her beautiful kitchen after she’d been cleaning and redecorating. I knew you’d like to see them.

Notice the curtains she just made and then she covered the chairs seats with the same fabric. Next a new rug under the table. I love it!

The sun is out and it’s 20 degrees – we got an inch of snow but north of us got hit hard – 8-10″ of new snow. Glad it’s not us.

I have not seen a single chicken playing the xylophone yet. I didn’t want to put it on the floor because it will get filled with bedding, etc. but I might have to . Maybe I should put some peanut butter on the keys?

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MartyCae January 23, 2018 at 10:30 am

Thanks for the pictures of Connie’s kitchen. Love the kitty in the window! The rug is beautiful as well.
Twelve inches of snow here – about 12 too many!


Janie January 23, 2018 at 10:33 am

Wow, where did she get that beautiful rug?! Kitty looks like something caught her attention outside!


Angie January 23, 2018 at 10:39 am

Connie’s kitchen looks so inviting and warm but after meeting her I would expect no less.
In Baltimore we are getting 60+ weather just warm enough that we get complacent then we get slammed with cold weather, DANG
Those chickens are just wanting you to sweeten the deal.


Pat January 23, 2018 at 10:49 am

Do you have a pattern for the small place mat on the table? Really like it Thanks!


Janice January 23, 2018 at 11:02 am

Very nice kitchen! I love the antique bed frame in the window! Love using items like that in unexpected ways. The hearts are darling as well.

We are having pouring rain at the moment. It’s in the low thirties and ice is forming on the roads and trees. Very dangerous conditions. I’d rather have the 1″ of snow to be honest. So much brighter when it snows, I hate these gloomy wet days we’ve been getting. I’ve been hooking a mat that I’ve been working on for far too long. Can’t wait to finish it up. I also finished a pillow – well, I finished hooking it, still need to make it a pillow! I need an assistant to finish all of these projects, haha! Jan in Topsfield, MA


Sue January 23, 2018 at 11:08 am

M-m-m….Love Connie’s new decor. Gorgeous rug and fabrics. Plus, that mini quilt is adorable. I love decorating with minis.
Are the pomegranates real? They look so ripe and perfect. I love them, don’t you? I always share mine with my chickens. They dive for them.


Diane January 23, 2018 at 11:21 am

Oh so pretty. I love the colors; they help on dark, dreary winter days. Squeak has a bird feeder outside my sewing room window, too. I love the picture of the golden (white?) lab; is that a photo or a painting?
Central Ohio is almost all green. We had rain yesterday and a very loud thunder storm last night. Our grass is still pretty green. It’s warm, too, 41 degrees. Nice after all of the big minus wind chills we had!
The chicken in the Youtube you sent is going to play the National Anthem at the “Kitten Bowl” on Animal Planet before the Super Bowl. I never would have known about it if you hadn’t shared it, Mary:)


Katherine Gourley January 23, 2018 at 11:42 am

I love the table. It is just perfect. The hearts in the windows are darling. Thank you for sharing.


Katie Hayse January 23, 2018 at 12:37 pm

I like the changes. Brightened it up. Preston says the xylophone needs to be on their level for sure. Maybe a board under it would keep it from getting too much bedding in it. We had rain and last night
a little bit of snow. Now they are calling for much warmer weather the rest of the week. No wonder we are both coughing and have runny noses! Hard on animals too. We are having lambs now. Good thing we have enough barn to keep them warm.


Wendy January 23, 2018 at 2:10 pm

Very nice update in the kitchen. Now we must wait for spring to come. Thanks for the pictures.


MARSHA RANSOM January 23, 2018 at 2:18 pm

What a cheerful and welcoming room! The curtain fabric is gorgeous! Thanks for giving us a peek!


Dee T. January 23, 2018 at 3:32 pm

What a pretty country kitchen. I need to do something with mine. We just got 8″ more today, but very wet and heavy.


Patty January 23, 2018 at 4:18 pm

I LOVE the hearts strings!
She has a Very Nice home!


Gail Lockington January 23, 2018 at 4:30 pm

love it! I see so many familiar shapes: hearts, hand, bunny, stars. It’s beautiful.


sandy January 23, 2018 at 5:11 pm

I love her new rug 🙂


Norma Gebhardt January 23, 2018 at 5:22 pm

Now I want to make heart chains also. Monkey see, monkey do. I wonder if they are fabric or paper? It is fun to see such pretty things in the middle of this exasperating winter.


Mary Ellen Von Holt January 23, 2018 at 5:35 pm

Where did the rug come from? ….. love it and love everything!👍🏼😘


CountryThreads January 23, 2018 at 5:43 pm

Mary Ellen – Grandinroad


Wendy January 24, 2018 at 7:57 am

I knew it! I just got that catalog today and thought I saw that rug in it. So, so pretty!!


Sherry Whalen January 23, 2018 at 7:26 pm

Lovely kitchen – I wish I liked/had confidence to decorate like that! And up ‘nort’ in Kasson we got 14+ inches of snow. Quite heavy, wet snow. It is stuck to everything – trees, clothesline, little shrubs, fences. It is beautiful, especially with the sunshine today! I’m still ready for spring though.


Kathy Schwartz January 23, 2018 at 10:39 pm

The kitchen is a treasure. I also was wondering about the heart strings. They look like fabric, but maybe cardstock. Very nice. I like the shutters. I have shutters on two of my windows in the kitchen/dining room. I bought them from the Sears catalog (remember that?) 52 years ago. They were unfinished. Look great today. Thanks for sharing.
Mary, maybe you should give those chickens xylophone lessons!!


Felicia Hamlin January 23, 2018 at 11:44 pm

Love Connie’s kitchen, especially her table. I see she has orchids and I still don’t know what is the secret to keeping them. The kitty adds a nice touch. Thanks for shgaring.


Claudia Voorhees January 24, 2018 at 8:22 am

How cute !! Love it… I saw the pic of the yellow lab on the wall……. oh…… how sweet !! … love the hearts in the window… Thanks for sharing.


mary h January 24, 2018 at 10:06 am

tell Connie it looks lovely. It looks just like her! Makes me think I should freshen up some rooms. Might be getting time to take down the snowmen, well maybe not just yet. Glad you missed the big snow. I’d like a decent snow, as brown is not very pretty.


Sharon Geiger January 29, 2018 at 2:58 pm

Nice pictures! Did you “show” the chickens how to “peck” on the xylophone? Maybe they will play it after the demonstration.


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