Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Orla Kiely - I Love You (118/365)

2009 04 28 IMG_4572 
"A good upbringing means not that you won't spill sauce on the tablecloth, but that you won't notice it when someone else does."

Anton P. Chekhov (Russian, Physician, short-story writer and playwright, 1860-1904)

TIME: 7:24 PM
PLACE: Kitchen table
SUBJECT: Orla Kiely "Flowers" tablecloth

I saw this tablecloth at Target last week and just had to have it for one reason - it has orange in it!  I had painted my kitchen orange in November (see before and after here).  I did not realize how hard it would be to find rugs, dishtowels and tablecloths that would go well with that color.  I'm a little embarrassed to say that when I saw this at Target, I actually squealed in delight.  It's sad, really, how something like a tablecloth can make me so happy.  But it does!  I'm sure HandsomeHusband will be shaking his head at how goofy I am while reading this post.  I know honey, I'm whacko, but that's why you love me! *wink* 


Dot O said...

I like......very, very much!! Wonderful photo!

~Just Me Miranda~ said...

Thats so cool. I also peeked in your before and after pics, looks great!

Christina said...

Cool patterned tablecloth ~ nice colors! I checked the before and after of your kitchen paint project. The orange is a great color! We painted one wall in our kitchen a burnt orange color ~ from Lowe's ~ florentine clay (Valspar brand I think). Anyhow, I really like it! We were going to paint the entire kitchen that color but I worried it would make it seem too dark, so we went with a green on the other walls.

bentonflocke said...

I love your new (after) kitchen shot because I love orange!

So your new tablecloth is fantastic!

Sara G said...

Very nice table cloth!! I need to change mine...still have my Christmas one on the table. Just goes to show how often we use it!!
Great photo!!

Jennifer McDougall said...

I love it! Great tablecloth.

Mari said...

I like the photo and the tablecloth. Your kitchen looks nice too! We did our kitchen over last year and my color is similar to yours, maybe a little more terra cotta color and I know what you mean about finding things to match. This post shows my redo and the wall color.


Sujomi (SuzyH) said...

Dot O - I just fell in love with it when I saw it.

~Just Me Miranda~ - I was on a painting kick last fall. Woodwork, walls...

Christina - SD wanted to paint our ceiling green, "Like a pumpkin Mom!"

Sujomi (SuzyH) said...

bentonflocke - Orange is a great color!

Sara G - Shhhhh...I still have a Halloween doormat out on the back porch!

Jennifer - I just love Orla's designs.

Sujomi (SuzyH) said...

Mari - Your kitchen looks great! Love your laminate floor. And I admit to being a little biased to liking your color scheme. ;)