Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Kitchen Update..

Ok . It's been a while but my kitchen is still a work in progress. Here I have relocated the microwave to under the counter and next to my table. Under the microwave will be a larger basket that will be used for something not sure what yet I hope to have this finished soon. We ran into some other issues like a leak that ruined my flooring so I will have to have it all replaced.

 Here is the full picture as you can see still no backsplash.
 I love love my new cooktop and oven I am so happy we went with Bosch.

 My beautiful island trying to decided which knobs I like better.
Thanks for stopping by, hope to be finshed with this very soon. Things left to be done
remove and rebuild upper cabinets over cooktop to fit a 36 inch hood,install backsplash, paint cabinets, Give everything a good cleaning. Cut back on all the things on the counter tops that hiding the missing backsplash.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Pantry....or not.

Well  today I thought I would share my Pantry. Yes this shallow space is my pantry. I really never used it other than for keeping my magzines, So It dawned on me one day why not display my dishes. So this is what I have come up with so far. I am going to make it wider and taller and if in the end I sell this house the new owners can put the doors back on and use it as a pantry again.
This is a mixture of 4 different collections. The bluewillow my mother gave me. The J&G meakin which we used when I was a child and had recently finished collecting the missing pieces. The silver pieces I have been collecting along the way, and last but not least the white ironstone which I am still working on and I just love the way it looks.

                                        Bluewillow teaset with a mix of sugar and creamer in silver.

                                       An ironstone  soup tureen I paid $4.00 for .

One of my thrifting silver teaset.

Thanks for stopping by .

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Updated Laundry Room.

Laundry Room update....

have posted on the Laundry Room a while back, but have since found a great set of treasure. Mind you I had to get it wasn't sure where it was going but I knew I would find a spot. I found this set of gorgeous pink and white transferware at an upscale thrift shop ( is there such a thing) anyway there were about 70 pieces. I paid $40 yes for all. I have always collected the blue and white. But when I saw this I knew I had to have it , the pattern is called old Britain Castles by Johnson Brothers. I love the different shapes of the plates and bowles. There are so many pieces I have to find some other spots arounfd the house to display them.

 I came up with this patern.
 There is so much I had to find new ways to display them.
 Here is close up.
 I love the pattern I came up .
 close up of pattern.
 This is my $5 table that holds my displays.
Just a little formal drapery for the Laundry room.

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