A Few New Items for My Kitchen ~ Black and White Buffalo Check

As you may remember, earlier this month I wrote a post all about fabulous red and white buffalo check in the kitchen. Well I did go to Country Curtains to purchase the drapes and valances I had shown you in the post.
While I is was in the store I noticed the black and white buffalo check and really liked it, but I had the red and white in my head so that is what I ended up buying. Once home I realized that I was totally wrong about the red and the black would be a much better fit for my kitchen. So yesterday I went back to Country Curtains to exchange the red for the black check.
After exchanging the curtains and valances I went across the street to the Home Goods store, and as luck would have it, I found these pretty black and white dishes. Aren't they adorable? They even have my much loved rooster on them...how perfect...they were just screaming my name!!!
Then I spied this darling black farm basket which I simply could not resist!

So I managed to get one of the valances up in my kitchen...this style is called an Austrian valance.
I can't wait to get the new rod for the drapes so I can hang them. I want a thick black rod and finials to thread the drapes through. These drapes will frame out the sliders to the back patio. I also plan to recover the seats of the kitchen chairs and refinish the table top just to freshen up the space a little bit. Hopefully I can get to that this weekend!
Speaking of the weekend, I wish you all a wonderful one!!!
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  1. I have to say, black and white in the kitchen is starting to appeal to me very much, as are buffalo check curtains! Something I would not have thought. I love those dishes too, and what a cute vignette next to the sink. xo

  2. Wow! You found such pretty items! I love the black and white checks; and it will all look great in your kitchen! So pretty!

  3. I love the black and white check - the dishes are awesome. Will look so nice when you get it all together.....

  4. Barbara: I absolutely love the big black and white checks. A bit of black really sparks up a room no matter what other color is in it. Those dishes are just perfect. I have 4 of an almost match set to yours except in pink. I wish I could find either the black or red for my kitchen now. I think I got mine at TJMaxx. It all looks so good..Happy Friday..Judy

  5. New to your blog and am now following you! Enjoyed browsing around! Love your new black and white buffalo checked curtains, and the rooster plates are adorable! :)

  6. Hi Barbara,
    I love the black and white choice! Oh and the plates! I need to shop with you!! Have a great weekend:)

  7. I love buffalo check and have used red/white in my library and blue/white in my kitchen. The black and white is wonderful and finding that dinnerware did have your name on it and the black basket! Just so much fun when we find something that says take me home!!! Marlene

  8. Love this look!!! Who makes those darling plates? Would love to search for some myself. Thanks

  9. I just love those pretty plates, especially displayed in that cute basket! Everything in your kitchen looks so nice and love the colors, too!

  10. Barbara,

    Love the black and white curtains but those dishes stole my heart!!


  11. Hey Barbara - long time no speak!

    Lucky you finding all that black and white goodness. I love it even more than the red and white check - and it goes with everything!!

    Can you please comment on my new blog? Thank - I just installed a new comment program (where all commenters get a link back to their latest blogpost) and I want to check if it's working!!



  12. Great call on the black and white checked! Love the basket and dishes and new curtains.... all perfect additions for you fantastic kitchen!
    dee dee

  13. What gorgeous plates. I love your black and white checks too! Just beautiful!

  14. so pretty! buffalo check is one of my favorites- so classic. Thanks for your visit last week! I was so overwhelmed by projects, and am just now getting caught up on my own visits! : / lovely blog!

  15. I love buffalo check, Barbara. Absolutely gorgeous! I have been looking for black and white buffalo check 60 x 84 tablecloth for months. Love Country Curtains Store too. The black and white plates are adorable with the tablecloth. Great match!

  16. Found you on Pinterest and had to stop by. I love those rooster plates!

  17. Black & white buffalo check is my absolute favorite! I have Country Curtains' black & white buffalo check chair pads on my dining room set and the same Austrian valances.

  18. I have been looking high and low for rooster dishes just like that; can you tell me the brand of the dishes that is printed on the back? I LOVE THEM and your decor is stunning...you are gifted!


    1. The brand is called "Queen's". I purchased them at Home Goods about 4 1/2 years ago. Hope this helps!
      XO Barbara

  19. Who makes the checked rooster plates pleae???


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