Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Kitchen Themes

There are so many kitchen themes to choose from. Mine is apples. We all like to change things once in a while, and it can be easily done with a few different accessories. Stores, magazines and television are some good sources to get ideas from. See something you like...then duplicate it to fit your theme. It doesn't have to be exactly the same, but you can create the same atmosphere by getting a few things and adding to them a little at a time. There is no need going to great expense unless you have the funds to do so. Yard sales, consignment shops and thrift stores are wonderful places to pick up inexpensive items that will work with the things you have collected for your new theme.
Sometimes just a new coat of paint, or adding a decal will make a piece you like fit in with the theme. Look for items in those boxes you might have set aside in your own garage or basement that could be dressed up, or changed to go with your new theme. Don't forget to ask family and friends if they have something set aside that you could borrow or purchase from them. Watch your local newspapers at holiday time, for community open house tours that are put on by woman's clubs or homemaker groups. The cost of the tours are usually at a minimal price, and you can get ideas for your whole house. Sometimes you get to stop in at one place on the tour for refreshments, and often a free recipe book of all the items served is included with the price of the tour. What a bargain!

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