Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Country Living Collection


Hi everyone! I showed you the cute toile bowls I got from KMart that are a part of their Country Living Collection. These are the plates I got. Aren't they cute!These are not the only plates they have! They have a several different patterns and colors. I also liked the brown collection. All the photos are clickable.





As you can see, these are the salad plates. The dinner plates are a solid red. They really have the cutest stuff!





I decided I was tired of looking at the gold cord on my little lamp so I made a cord cover for it.




I hot glued the ends and started to hot glue one of the sides and decided that hot gluing wasn't any faster or easier than sewing it! Plus hot glue is messy and I was burning my fingers (as usual)! It's just straight stitching anyway. You're making a tube that you'll stuff your cord through. In an effort to get better at sewing, I set up my sewing machine in the only place I had which is behind my stationery bike! But that way it's always there when I want to sew something. So if you're like me and want to learn to sew better (or at all) keep your machine out where you can get to it easily!




I really like my dish drainer thingie (I think I always say that) but I really do! It really was a good purchase for me to make. It's just so much fun for someone like me that collects dishes and likes to change things around frequently. See my pretty toile cord cover. I don't know why I didn't do this before!










I found these chicken/rooster salt and pepper shakers at Goodwill a few weeks ago!








I also got these cute potholders. The round one is crochet on one side and a red and white print on the other.


I think you can view most of the collection at KMart.com and Sears.Com Just search Country Living Collection. Sears has the really cute bedding! I don't think they have everything on their sites yet though.


Look at the cute basket I won when Mary Annehad a fall give away! It's just perfect for the Apple Cinnamon muffins I baked yesterday. Thank you Mary Anne!





I hope you all have a wonderful week!





55 comments:

Lou Cinda said...

Oh Manuela! I LOVE those dishes and looked at them last week at K-Mart! They are so cute!! Look great in your dish drainer thingie!

The cord cover is great, I hate exposed cords too!

Hope you have a great Tuesday!

Lou Cinda :)

Carol said...

Manuela, I love the dishes! I don't know what I love more, dishes or shoes! Your cord cover is very clever! I'mm going to have to look around, I know I can use that idea on some cords!

Nadine said...

Oh, what pretty plates - I love red! What cute salt & pepper shakers too!
I like the idea of the cord cover, very creative of you!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Tracy @ Comfort and Luxury said...

Cute rooster plates, Manuela! I'll have to go look at those in person. Love your salt and peppers too. I have a collection of about 15 sets of old hen and rooster s&p's and have been thinking about decluttering and putting them away. But just the thought makes me sad so I haven't yet.

kristeen said...

Right on about the hot glue gun ---handy but gee it hurts when glue gets the best of you! But nice idea to cover those ugly power cords.. Thanks for the remind.. Kristeen kandgough@gmail.com

Angie said...

I love the dishes and that rack was such a great find. So perfect for the kitchen countertop and so easy to change out. I want one too!!!

Stacey said...

The dishes are so cute! But your vignette is even cuter! You have such a touch for style and decor. You should be in magazines!!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Oh My Gosh!! Great minds think alike! I just bought an 8 piece place setting of those same dishes. I bought the same salad plates with the roosters, 8 solid red plates and 8 solid red bowls. I LOVE them!! I love the metal rack you have yours in.
Toni

Sandy said...

I love those plates. I just really like red too! Everything looks great together.

Karen said...

Very cute dish thingie!!! And the dishes look GREAT!
Sewing huh? I try - I really do- I really have to be inspired. New Year's Resolution No. ___ ???? for 2010 - "Sew more!!! You'll like it - really! Everyone else does! Why not you Karen?"
Hmmmmmm
Cute post! Fun win! Congratulations!
HAGE! Karen

horse loving lineman's wife said...

Cute cute cute. I LUV chickens!

Camille said...

Manuela ~ That corner shelf display is so cute! Very country and cheery and charming!
Blessings,
Camille

Mimi Sue said...

I must get to KMart!! Love the cord cover GREAT idea. Mimi

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl I love these dishes...now I did go look for them in our Kmart and all they had were the dinner plates guess the rest sold fast...I will try online thanks,,,always a fun read here...Hope all is well on your side of the mountain my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

She'sSewPretty said...

Those dishes are cute but I love those polka dot bowls! I want to find some polka dot dishes in red or blue. I love your cord cover too. I should have thought of that. I hate looking at cords.

{ L } said...

Oh! I want to check out our K Mart! How fun. :) Great job on your cord cover too! It looks perfect.

jenjen said...

Those plates are awesome. I can't believe they are from Kmart. So cute!

And I love your cord cover! I am going to make one to cover the chain on my chandelier in my eating nook. I'm going to glue gun it too. Yours is so cute with the toile.

XOOX
Jen

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Those would fit my kitchen so perfectly, thanks for sharing! Cindy

hip chick said...

I think I will have to go and check out Kmart. We only have one in our area and I don't think it does very well. I love those plates though.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a pretty collection! I'll have to check that out ~ the brown and white sounds nice.

Laurie Anne said...

What beautiful dishes! I am sad that we don't have a K-Mart here :(
Being of Portuguese descent I have a fondness for Roosters...I would love a set of those plates!!!
The cord cover you made is ingenious!
hugs!

Gracie said...

The cord cover is such a clever idea! Much better, I have to say.

Alissa said...

ohhh...i love those dishes! they look cute in your kitchen.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

the dishes are so cute. i think i'd love them in brown and red both :)

Rhonda in OK said...

we are going to visit our parents soon and their town has a KMart - I am going and hope to buy me some of this beautiful collection.

The Thrifty Countrywoman said...

I have those plates! Didn't know they had a brown collection, guess the local K-Mart didn't carry it. I need to check that out! Thanks for the heads-up!

Jane

Amber said...

You are so right about leaving the sewing machine out. That's my problem. I have no place that I can just keep it out, and so I only rarely use it. I'm counting on a crafting room when we finish our basement! Oh, and those are the cutest dishes and I adore the crocheted potholder. So cute!

Julie said...

Oh I'm so going to Kmart! I didn't know they had such cute stuff. I haven't gone to a kmart in years. Most of them have closed here but I do think there is two still open.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did good on the cord cover - looks great. Like those plates - I need to see what they have in the CL collection.

Beth said...

I really like your new dishes! OF course RED is one of my favorite colors. I hate seeing the cords to lamps too....good job on the cover :)

The Girl in the Pink Dress said...

What a neat idea- cord cover! It would be pretty easy to sew...and no limitations on style! Cute! Thanks for the idea...and I LOVE those plates!
Jerusha

Kelly Maria said...

My husband gave me a set of those plates for my Birthday!! I just love them!! The bowls are great too!! Haven't been this way much lately. Life keeps me pretty busy these days. But what a breath of fresh air to finally come by for a visit. I always come away from your blog truly uplifted and inspired!!
Beautiful Blessings~ Kelly Maria

june@craftyniche said...

The dish holder and dishes are too cute! :) I love your cord cover. I need to make me a few of those to cover my ugly cords too. Sewing is something I want to learn how so I can at least sew a hem!

Lee Laurie said...

Hi Manuela,
I love those dishes! I know that I've told you before that I love that dish rack. I want one and I need one! I love your cord cover too. I really need to make some of those. I bought a sewing machine the year my last son was born.(In 2001). I tried to teach myself how to sew. I made 3 or 4 pillows and that was all. It is packed up and one day soon I want to get it out and learn how to make several things. I will start off first with those cord covers. Thanks!

Hugs
Lee Laurie

Oh and our Kmarts are all closed around here. Whenever I go out of town I'm gonna keep my eyes open for one!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Oh I love it. I just love those colors together. Our Kmarts closed...bummer. They really do have some nice things.

~Kathie~ said...

Oh what pretty dishes!!! And I love that dish rack- so cute!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Manuela, I love your pictures....oh, how they inspire me. I can't wait to check out those gorgeous dishes!

Barb ♥

Shilo said...

I think it's a good thing I'm out of the country. I could get into big trouble with that collection! But fun to look at nonetheless! :)
Have a great WEDNESDAY!
Shilo

Christina said...

What adorable dishes. They look great in your drainer thingy--which I love btw.

Love the cord cover too. It just adds another layer of yummy-ness to the vignette.

Hope you are enjoying the weather. I'm so glad fall has finally arrived in GA.

Storybook Woods said...

I have been looking at those dishes, they are soo cute !! Hey if you decide to try the glue think agian, try fabri-tac xoxoxo Clarice

cindy@cottage instincts said...

I just popped in to a local Kmart and noticed the new Country Living stuff. Soooo pretty! I love the rooster plates, they look perfect in your kitchen :o)
peace.

Wendy said...

I love the thing your plates are setting in. Beautiful!! The cord cover is a cute idea! I have a cord I need to hide. I'll have to try that out :-)

Shelia said...

Hi Manuela! Aren't you the smartest one to make wonderful! You little dish thingy LOL is a great way to show off your dishes. I love the ones you have in it now! I just love seeing your pretty home and what you're up to.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

TheRoosterChick said...

Roosters, red, and toile? (squealing with delight!) Oh, I can hardly contain myself.

Simply Heart And Home said...

Manuela,

I have not been to Kmart in ages and now I see what I've been missing. Those dishes are adorable! I love Country Living.

Blessings,

Gina

Terri and Bob said...

Love the basket! LOOOOOVEEE the plates. I have a Kmart here so I will have to check it out! I love the dish drainer. What a great way to get a new set of plates!

sheila from life @ #17 said...

...sigh...even the box is cool :)

glorv1 said...

::sheesh:: you always have something good and you are so crafty and I want a cupcake too. :D Take care Manuela and thanks for sharing.

Kathleen Grace said...

Love the dishes and that cute fabric basket you won! I never thought about putting a cord cover on a rgular lamp, but why not? It sure looks better than the cord:>)

9405018--Pat said...

I love th dishes...But may I ask were did you find that great dish holder...love it..thanks Pat H

Sharon said...

Manuela,

Those dishes are so charming! I love them :) I really like the way that you display them and the cord cover is a wonderful idea :)

Thanks for sharing!

Sharon

Jennifer @ The Craft House said...

I am not a fan of country-style decor, but the red dinner plates themselves are very pretty!

I have owned a sewing machine for several years and can barely thread the stupid thing. I get it out and use it once in a blue moon. However, if I set my sewing machine up by any kind of exercise equipment/area, I certainly would get better at sewing in an effort to procrastinate exercise! :D

Hey, the foot pedal would give one of my feet a bit of exercise!

diXymiss said...

Very pretty dishes. They make for a striking display on your countertop, paired with the lamp (and toile cord cover). Now you've got me thinking I NEED a cute little lamp on my counter...

mishebe said...

That looks great. I still havent made it to Kmart yet. lol mishelle

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh how cute those dishes are! I think I've got to get one of those dish drainer thingies! Your cord cover looks so pretty. laurie