Thursday, February 19, 2009

CHECK this out!

There is just something about black and white check that makes my heart sing....
Look at this kitchen! The floor "makes" this room look perfect!


OH, Isn't this tile so much fun? I could see a kitchen or bathroom back splash done in this...or a simple bar area....or MAYBE an old armoire turned into a liquor cabinet with this as a back splash..........hmmmmmmmmm.....



And look at this tiny bathroom....Isn't it so sweet? Perfect balance of patterns without going TOO overboard.


And look at this mosaic I made using Flickr tools. (see side bar in my blog to access my Flickr account and see credits for photos.) Isn't it fun?

Now that my creative juices are flowing, maybe I will post something I have done in my own home to share with you....like that liquor cabinet...

xxxooo Ruth

29 comments:

bj said...

OOOOO, boy, I do LOVE black and white checks. Did you see my new kitchen backsplash? BLACK AND WHITE CHECKED TILE....and I love it to pieces!
Can't wait to see all your changes.
So so good to hear from you, sweet friend.
xo bj

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

LOVE the black and cream colored floor...so chic!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

WOWZER! I love all that black and white going on! Great pictures.

Chrissy said...

HEY YOU!!!! I was at BJ'S and saw the name HOLLY and thought...mmmmm?? I have tried sooo many times to get onto your blog and just couldn't...I am so happy I did this time, how are you? Hope all is well, and I will be back lots, take care, Chrissy aka "SEACLIFF"

Cherdecor said...

You know what? I think I am about to redo my kitchen. I absolutely Love the black and cream floor! I can't stop looking at it. WOW!

Floss said...

Wow! We once had a 1930s fireplace with black checks and, strangely, a few flowers - it worked! It was hard to leave the fireplaces in that house behind when we moved to France.

It's been good to discover your blog and read the words from Scripture - you have really encouraged me tonight!

Thanks,

Floss

vivian said...

great pictures, I love that bathroom! ok.. now show us what youve done!
hugs
vivian

Susie Q said...

Oh how I love these! Black and white or cream is so classic and always looks so good!

Love,
Sue

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

So inspiring! I love, love, love black and white, and any other color thrown in with it! The colors are so vibrant and cheery. That kitchen is ever so pretty! I could see me soaking in that tub reading some favorite magazines, too!
Swing by for a visit sometime...
~Misti

Cathy said...

I "linked" my way over, and you had me at that checker floor! I love finding neat spots like this...Cathy

Julie said...

I love black and white too..our whole farm house is done in black, cream and dark red accents. I was just out visiting new blogs and found yours. Enjoyed my visit!

Martha said...

I do like black and white checks -- especially on the floor -- but alas, there is nothing here that I can do that treatment (sigh) Love that kitchen -- from the first time I saw it and the floor makes it so special

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Thanks for sharing!
I love black and white to!
Debbie Moss

bj said...

Hi, Ruth..just checking to see how you are doing..hope all is right in your world....
xo bj

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I just found your blog and it is charming, but have you stopped? Please return ...

Chrissy said...

Hey stranger... just wanted to say hello and i hope you are enjoying spring!! All the best my friend!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ruth,
I just love the black decor. Your pics are awesome. Lots of inspiration here.
Hope you are doing well. Missed seeing you.
Have a great week.
hugs, Celestina Marie

Angie said...

I love that kitchen floor too! So classic and never goes out of style!

bj said...

Hey, Holly girl...just stopping by to say hello....

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Ohhhh I love it all! There is something so elegant about black and white checks :)

Hugs,
Dena

Cathy said...

I love all the black and white checks!!! My favorite dishes have black and white checks all over them!!!

I became a follower of yours today and look forward to many more visits!!!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!!!
XOXO
Cathy

CIELO said...

Lovely, Ruth.... thanks for sharing, and so good to see you again! ;)

Hugs and blessings my sweet lady..

cielo

Chrissy said...

Hi Ruth... just wanted to pop in and say a quick hello, hope this finds you well!!! Chrissy

Chrissy said...

Just checking in to make sure your still with us....hope this finds you well my friend, Chrissy

TheOldPostRoad said...

I am a "black-check-floor-fan," too! Here is a corner of my kitchen:
http://theoldpostroadblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/shelves-for-my-kitchen.html

texasdaisey said...

Checks are the greatest. They just add cheeriness and punch to a room.
Debbie

Chrissy said...

Hey you....how the heck are you? Hope all is well,0x0x0 Chrissy

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Delish! I love black and white too...it's so graphic, isn't it?

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Connie said...

That is the best look for a bathtub I have ever seen.
To me, the older tubs have an inside and outside ???
It seems your tub has both, if you catch my drift. The outside has taken that rougher look away and made it classy.

i really like it !