Creating a Kitchen Vignette With New Ironstone Finds

We talked about the thrill of the hunt previously.

The thrill of seeing the item, enjoying it’s beauty, it’s character, it’s flaws.

Well I experienced another thrill of the hunt this week. Where was the hunt?

At a large antique mall in Strasburg, Virginia.

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The Christmas Kitchen

I think the kitchen is pretty much where we spend most of our time during the Holidays or

any day for that matter.

So to bring a little cheer into this room is always a good thing!

Bringing a bit of Christmas cheer that can take me through well into January was my goal.

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A Spring Facelift for the Kitchen

I know we all are looking forward to Spring…

….to the milder temps and pops of color from the beautiful colors from trees and flowers.

So, if I can’t have that outside…

…..I thought I would bring it inside.



Yellow flowers make me so happy…yellow tulips and daffodils…

…..plentiful at the stores this time of year.



So what’s best for a Spring menu?…Spring Rolls!!


But absolutely the “take out” kind!!


The other side of the kitchen got a bit of a makeover too…


The bread box that I have had forever was on top of the cabinets…

… would never notice it, unless you stood back 6 feet or so..

So it came down and replaced a silver tea set I had there.


A pitcher full of silver spoons and a pitcher on clearance from Williams-Sonoma outlet keep it company.



I added this great vintage tray that I bought at our neighborhood yard sale…for $5.00…thanks Martha!


These faux pears were originally in a decorative glass container…….

…..these pears were purchased years ago from Pottery Barn….they found a new home on this tray.


So let’s move to the other side of the room again…

I have this A&P vintage shopping cart at the end of the counter.


The bottom portion is filled with magazines and vintage kitchen tools and cookie cutters…


The upper portion originally contained the “vintage kitchen items basket”…

… that I moved it to the bottom left me room to place these:


I brought up some of my vintage tablecloths from the pie safe downstairs in the media room kitchen…

I have been collecting these over the years…


I thought I would place the happy daisy tablecloth on the top (made by Vera)… welcome in Spring..



I have an entire set of these adorable “days of the week” tea towels…

…..this one seemed more appropriate for my Spring time decor…

Across from the shopping cart is a new “towel bar” that I purchased from Ikea…

… is actually a bar that you can hang little pots and hanging shelves from.


The “towel bar” fit perfectly there…any larger and it would not have fit!


Bought these beauties from my friend who collects and sells antique linens…love them! (Martha again!)..

She also is an artist…I have featured her before…she painted this apple…


And the last thing that I added to the kitchen today was this beauty that I just received…


From Dear Lillie…love her work and her blog…


I love that song…”A Wonderful World”…

And it is wonderful when a friend comes by and leaves a “care package”…when you are down with a cold…


Of homemade chicken soup and wonderful homemade cookies!…Thanks Chris..!!..she is an angel on earth!

So you see, it is a “wonderful world” !!!


A world filled with wonderful people like you!!….

Have a wonderful day!!!

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