Serendipity (ser'en-dip'-e-ti) :Is the effect by which one accidentally stumbles upon something fortunate, especially while looking for something entirely unrelated.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Here Kitty Kitty

She sat on the shelf at the Goodwill.  I saw her sweet smile and I said "Here Kitty, Kitty". She jumped right off the shelf and into my basket.  She now lives at home with me. She must know that I will give her a good home.

She is right.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Crazy For Pyrex

On the other side of my kitchen is this green cupboard.  It is currently used to hold my vintage collection of Pyrex.
Do you like Pyrex?  I have always thought some of the vintage patterns hold a certain charm.

Here is my collection.

On the top of my hutch there is a vintage pastry display.  You can almost imagine it on the diner counter displaying pie slices or pieces of chocolate cake. I use it to display some of my vintage dishtowels.

This tiny little couple dances happily atop my petite vintage scale.

What makes me happier than finding a new piece to add to my collection?
Being able to use and enjoy my pieces everyday.

What do you collect?

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Kitchen Tour

Thank you to everyone who commented on my teacup chandelier.  Wow, I never thought I would receive so many nice comments and compliments.  You made my week.
A couple of you asked to see the rest of my kitchen.  So here it is.

The teacup chandy lives happily over my sink.  I love the light it puts out.  The vintage Dinner Bell porcelain sign is a favorite breakfast diner we love to eat at.  I found it at a garage sale for ten dollars.

The vintage Wedgewood gas stove is original to the house.  I think it adds a bit of charm to the kitchen.  It may not be as convenient as a modern one, but I love it still.  You can even make pancakes right on top on the built in griddle.

I love collecting this vintage jadite glassware made by Fireking. I just found this antique enameled Bread box in the "jadite" color.

My sweet husband bought some fresh flowers for me today.  They sure do make me smile.

You may spy a peek of my vintage Pyrex collection in the background.  I will share this at another time.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Teacup Chandelier

I have been wanting to make this teacup chandelier for quite some time and I finally did it.

It started out as this shiny brass retro (not in a good way) light fixture.  This is the type of light fixture that had some glass panels that hung from the spokes (you know the kind). I happily paid the thrift store price of $2.49 because I knew it had "good bones".

It had the perfect form for me to hang my spoons and teacups on.

I spray painted my new chandelier white and I added the little wooden knobs on the ends of the spokes because we don't want to lose any of those pretty teacups.

I added mismatched vintage spoons, my favorite teacups, and lots of crystals.

It's the perfect addition to my kitchen.
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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Snow Pretty

I can hardly believe that last week we had temperatures up to 70 degrees and just look what I woke up to this morning.

It was so quiet and peaceful this morning.  No birds chirping, no sounds at all.  Just a blanket of white.

Looks like we got about a foot of snow.
I know some of you get lots of snow so this would be a light dusting for you.

Today my world looks like a winter
wonderland and I kinda like it.
It's Snow Pretty!

I'll leave you with this image.
Doesn't everyone have a
pink clawfoot bathtub in their garden?
Come summer it will be blooming with flowers.

Have a beautiful day!


Friday, March 16, 2012

May you Find a bit of Good Luck

May love and laughter
light your days, and warm
your heart and home.

May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.

May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.

May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

Old Irish Blessing

Happy Saint Patrick's Day friends!


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Chicken or The Egg

So what do you think. . . . .

What came first?

The chicken?

Or the egg?

Or shall we just agree
to not count our chickens
before they are hatched?

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Tea Time

She sat sipping tea
on a blanket of roses
on a sunny Saturday afternoon.