Are you looking for ideas on how to refresh your kitchen this spring season? I’ll share our inspirational picture for this month’s “Pinterest Challenge” with you, and how I freshened up my kitchen counters for spring.
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Spring Kitchen Counters & Pinterest Challenge
Are you ready for another Pinterest Challenge? If this is your first time hearing about the Pinterest Challenge, let me explain. Every month, our fabulous host Cindy from County Road 407, selects an inspiration photo for everyone to recreate. Each participant puts their own spin on the photo, according to each of our individual and unique styles of decorating.
If you’re stopping by from Thistle Key Lane, I’m so happy you’re here. Don’t you love how Michelle uses trays to control kitchen clutter? And you won’t want to miss my other friends at the end of this post for even more inspiration.
Our inspiration photo this month comes from Marly at Maryl Dice. As you can see, her kitchen has all the touches of spring.
I loved the quote in Marly’s blog post… “Life happens in the kitchen”. Isn’t that the truth??? We spend so much time in our kitchen, and I don’t always give it as much “decor love” as I should. But Marly gave me the inspiration to refresh my very favorite room in the house for spring.
Items To Incorporate
I used many of the same elements as possible from the inspirational photo. The fact that I only used home décor items that were already in the house was an added bonus and goes nicely with my “simple” refresh. I wanted to include:
- Pitcher of Flowers
- A single-tiered cake stand with coffee cups and saucers
- Bowl (actually bowls) of fruit
- A few Ironstone pieces
Spring in the kitchen is all about the flowers and fruit which add the perfect pop of color. And it doesn’t hurt that there is a blooming camellia tree located right outside the kitchen window.
To fill my white pitcher, I cut these beautiful yellow blooms from the garden. Japanese roses bloom here from April to May and they are one of the most gorgeous flowers in the spring garden.
SHOP WHITE PITCHERS
Rather than using my Ironstone coffee cups, I decided to display the blue and white espresso cup. I found them at HomeGoods a month or so ago and love how they look with the bright yellow flowers.
SHOP ESPRESSO AND COFFEE CUPS
Of course I had to display my new Ironstone pieces like this one. Isn’t it pretty?
A dough bowl full of green apples is simple yet creates just the right amount of interest.
SHOP DOUGH BOWLS
Here are a couple more Ironstone pieces displayed on the kitchen counter with lemons and greenery.
SHOP BREAD BOARDS
I’m in love with this scalloped bowl I found a couple of weeks ago at a local shop called Details Home and Garden.
SHOP IRONSTONE BOWLS
I hope my simple spring kitchen refresh gave you some ideas for bringing some simple spring decor to your counters. Are you ready to see more Pinterest Challenges? Next up is Rachel at the Ponds Farmhouse. My friend has the prettiest farmhouse kitchen and the best ideas. I know you’re going to love them. Make sure to visit the rest of the bloggers at the end of this post by clicking their links. Thanks so much for being here and Happy Spring!
Spring Kitchen Counter Pinterest Challenge
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County Road 407 | The Painted Hinge | A Stroll Thru Life | Décor To Adore | Bluesky at Home | Lora B. Create and Ponder | Thistle Key Lane | Shiplap and Shells | The Ponds Farmhouse | French Ethereal | House On Silverado | Everyday Edits
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Other Posts You May Enjoy…
- Our 100-Year-Old Kitchen – Before, After & Everything in Between
- 10 Ways to Create a Cottage Style Kitchen
- Mother’s Day Inspiration in the Cottage Garden
- How to Spruce up Your Vintage Finds for Spring
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Kim, I love your fresh flowers. The yellow goes so well with the blue cups. Tour kitchen has a wonderful, cozy vintage feel. I love your pot rack. We had one in our previous home. Miss it in this one. Have a wonderful spring.
Chas Greener says
Looks amazing friend, and I love all of the pops of yellow in your kitchen. (Oh and I LOVE those mason jar lights)
Barbara at Mantel and Table says
Barbara at Mantel and Table says
So beautiful – I love your kitchen any time, and spring is extra fun! You did the challenge proud! Thanks as always for the lovely iunspiration!
Your cottage kitchen is ready for spring! Bowls of fruit & flowers are my favorite way to add color in the kitchen. That camelia outside the window is so pretty.
MaryJo Materazo says
Love your kitchen cottage vibe. All the white ironstone with organic elements is the perfect touch for Spring! Truly lovely. Have a great day! XO- MaryJo
Jennifer Dynys says
Your kitchen just gives the best cozy cottage feel! I am sharing this on my blogging roundup tomorrow!
Lora Bloomquist says
Love all your Spring touches, mixed in with your amazing vintage things, Kim. And those gorgeous blooming flowers outside the window; it’s a dream:) I could move right in!
Kim your kitchen looks so pretty all decked out for spring! I love all the organic elements you added – they are the perfect touch!
Yep, you are definitely spoiled with having that blooming tree outside your window! It’s gorgeous! Love your kitchen. From the planked ceiling to that fantastic sink to the beautiful wood floors. I love it all. Maybe I wouldn’t hate cooking so much if I were surrounded by all that cuteness?! Thank you for joining us. Pinned!
Michelle @ The Painted Hinge says
Kim your kitchen is amazing! I love your sink and your pot rack over your kitchen island is perfect. And I love all the fresh touches you added for spring!
Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says
I have to say your vintage sink is just amazing and sets the tone for the whole kitchen. The Japanese roses are just beautiful as well as the pink blooms outside your window! So many wonderful details to enjoy. Pinning!
Carol Karl says
Your kitchen is just stunning.
Barbara Chapman says
Kim, I love the pretty bowl and mugs you found recently!! The vintage cutting board is cool, too. I think my favorite thing in your version of this month’s challenge is actually the cool pot rack you have hanging over your island! It reminds me of one my parents had in our last family home before I got married. Love all the wood you have in your kitchen! <3
Enjoy your beautiful kitchen in all its spring finery!
Love your kitchen. So pretty and that sink and potrack are awesome. What a thrill to take the tour.
Julie Briones says
Love your ironstone pieces, Kim… perfect in your cottage! And, of course, all your spring kitchen decor is so pretty! (I just subscribed, which I usually don’t do because I don’t want you to have to ‘pay’ for me, but I didn’t have any issues, just FYI).
Kim, your kitchen is picture perfect for spring! So many lovely details to take in. I love all the white ironstone contrasted with the bright spring flowers!
Niky @ The House on Silverado
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Laura Ingalls Gunn says
I love your kitchen. The hanging pot rack and aqua cabinet are fabulous. The spring floral touches are so pretty!
I love your sink and the white accessories. So pretty! And the dough bowl is the perfect way to gather fruit! looks perfect for spring! Great job! laura
Rachel Harper says
Your kitchen refresh is beautiful and I love all the details.
So fun doing these together.