Tuesdays With Tracy April

Hi Friends,

This is Kelly’s mom back to visit with an April Tuesdays with Tracy.  Things are slowly beginning to green up here in between the snow and the rain. We have been doing some spring clean up in the yard and looking forward to warmer weather.

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A Look Back at Easter

We had a wonderful Easter.  One of the highlights was the baptism of our oldest grandson, Easton. Hallelujah!

Then we hosted a potluck family brunch and Easter egg hunt. I always try to set a whimsical table for the children, but actually I always love a bit of whimsy too.

Below are photos of the table setting. I just set it for six but we actually expanded the table and had twelve seated.

I found the yellow Bordallo Pinheiro plates at a flea market, as well as the basket vase on a different occasion.  The eggs contain scripture verses of the Easter story as well as serving as names for seating.  The eggs are nested on paper cupcake holders.  I will post links for similar items.

And on a totally different subject…

Decorating with a touch (or a lot!) of Black

I saw this statement posted on Instagram tother day.  


And as I looked around my house, I actually fit into that mold… somewhat.  Ha! 

Years ago I actually had a dark charcoal nearly black sofa and chair in my formal living room.  We no longer have a formal living room as we now have a great room with the kitchen and living area all together.

Below are some black stools at the island.  (This is not my dream kitchen. I am drawn to white/cream cabinets and lighter countertops.  But I am content. I could remodel but I would rather travel!)

Right next to the kitchen is our eating area.  As you can see below I have a black chalkboard in an antique frame, an old black shutter, black frames, and even black cushions on the chairs.

Gosh, I didn’t plan on all that black but it’s just a collection of things from through the years. 

And as for the “antique” part of that quote, I definitely have a few old pieces. The shutter and European goat cart qualify, as well as the old antique frame.

Below are a few ideas from Pinterest including some from Kelly’s previous home.  I love how she painted some of her interior doors black and did black and white tile in the entry!

A black interior door with white trim and white walls
Kelly’s entry from her previous home!

Do you use Black in your home decor? Do you have an antique piece?

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Tuesdays With Tracy April

Well that’s it for my pondering in April.  Can you believe May is next week?!  We will start refreshing the garden after Mother’s Day. It has been known to snow here in Colorado in early May.  

Hoping  April showers bring lots of May flowers for you!



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  1. Your home looks so sweet. Yes, I have antiques mixed with my boho personality. For me, the look of all new wouldn’t like me and I wouldn’t be comfortable with it.
    I am also a thrift store shopper which I love to do. Buy something, change it, put it in my home and say goodbye to what was there.
    Kelly, I love your table setting, so inviting and charming. I’m sure the little ones loved it as well.
    Yes, always a touch of black and a spot of red.
    Also, I’m a pattern on pattern on pattern and it works.
    Kelly, you are an inspiration and most of all, you share your love of the Lord and this always encourages everyone, even those who don’t know Him.

    1. Diana thanks for your kind comments! I think we could have some fun at the flea markets and it sounds like you enjoy adding black to your decor too so that quote from Instagram fit you well.

  2. Tracy, I love Tuesdays with you! I too have a married daughter and grandkids and love your Christian testimony. I also love your kitchen with the “semi” knotty pine cabinets but white island and all the black accents! (me—not a fan of white kitchens). I also have black in my living room—black antique trunk, black/gray pattern oriental-look rug, and black recliner. I love it; I think it adds some sophistication! Thank you, Kelly, for bringing your mom onboard weekly!

    1. Hi Carol, thanks so much for your sweet comments! Your black decor does sound sophisticated. I do enjoy my alder cabinets because I feel they bring some warmth to the kitchen.

  3. We are done with the snow here (Canada’s south west coast) but still a bit too cold to plant. Usually after the last week of April. My sister and I are planning a train trip down the Oregon Coast this June, pretty exciting. I am thrilled to hear of your grandson’s baptism. What a blessing he must be to you and your family. Love to read your posts.

    1. Hi Pamela, that train trip with your sister sounds like so much fun. Yes indeed so happy about our grandson’s baptism! Happy gardening to you in May!

  4. Your home is lovely. You could certainly paint your cabinets white for little expense.

    1. Hi Karen, thanks for your kind comments. I have considered painting the cabinets white like Kelly did in her previous home. Maybe someday!

  5. Your home is inviting and very pretty. I do use a lot of black accents in my home. Heard it’s like putting on your mascara and agree. I also use antiques and usually have one painted piece in every room.

    1. Pamela I think we are kindred spirits in decorating! A little black, an antique, and a painted piece all shine in an enjoyably curated room.

  6. For me black is an ever shine color and antique items are pure love and they look so stunning. I love your shutter and European goat cart absolutely beautiful. Good Work 🙂

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