This is the main fabric of the curtains.
Using foody fabric in the kitchen makes me feel very Simpson's-esque. So now I'm cartoony. I combined this fabric with a large red and white polka dot print ruffle; this made me feel sort of circus like, but I think it comes out kistchy. (Can I add a 'y' or other silly ending to anything else?)
Corn! I have cupcakes, but it so reminds me of this.
The kitchen is old (let's call it vintage). There is a wall of windows opposite a wall of cabinets. The other walls are appliances and doorways. I guess it's the intersection of the house. Anyway, I put up these colorful curtains and a big wall of white was across from them. It didn't seem right and I wanted to bring more of the color into the room without loosing the nice clean white. So, I brought in my bunting madness. Lots of mini bunting is lining the cabitnets in loops. I also decided to take the old black handles and paint them bright red (pop!). I didn't stop there though; the curtains need a little extra pizazzle-dazzle, and then why leave out the doorways? I think that might be where it ends, but I'm not done yet. I haven't transferred my photos yet, but they're coming soon.
The bunting madness is holding. I made a goal immediately after the move in to put bunting and/or garland in every room. Instant happy. Instant pretty. Everything looks like a party and for some reason, pennant style bunting, makes me think of summer. So the kitchen is some sort of festive explosion of kistch. I just realized though that I haven't thought about how the bunting madness will incorporate into the bathroom or the hallway. I suppose I'll figure that out. I'm about 9 strands, 100+ flags, and 6 varieties into my creating frenzy and I'm far from finished (you'll understand when you see the pictures and I'll probably do a handmade decoration round up of the finished house).
For now... look at these: