Thank you again for your comments. They are appreciated. I know time will make each day easier but we feel her absence very much. I decided to get my mind off of our loss.
One can either do a little decorating or eat chocolate... I did both. I not only love making seasonal changes but I enjoy going around the house and seeing if there is something I can use elsewhere... redecorating by "tweaking".
The vintage lace tablecloth came off the pine table. It's amazing to me how it changes the "look" of the dining area. It will stay like this until after Thanksgiving, when I'll add red plaid placemats and a little Christmas glitter.
I wanted to add even more red accents to the kitchen (like I didn't have enough already). The kitchen is the only room in the house that is all mine to decorate... and it shows with bright colors. :)
I had the idea of bringing the above red wire basket into the kitchen to hold a few favorite cookbooks. It has been holding magazines in the living room but I love the way it looks in its' new home.
The old sewing machine table has been a wonderful addition to the kitchen (since I "borrowed" it from Christopher's room). It is a great place to store extra veggies and such.
I love the brightly colored cups on the breadbox. The one on the right was sent to me by sweet blog friends, the one on the left was 49 cents at Goodwill.
Of course, there were some red items in the kitchen already. :)
The shorter and darker days of winter will soon be here but my kitchen will be cheerful.