Tuesday, May 10, 2011

With a Cherry On Top

Vintage red and blue kitchen decor.
With an eye towards summer, I redecorated my shelf in the kitchen. I wanted to use my more vintage items as we are taking the kitchen back to a more retro look.

vintage decor, cherries, kitchen, vintage cracker tin




My Little Chef oven was perfect for the shelf. The old sifter was in this house when we bought it.


Happy and cheery. I love the new look and will add some flags or something patriotic for the summer holidays.

vintage kitchen shelf, Little Chef oven, vintage decor, cherries


The cherries were a gift from one of my daughter's for Mother's Day. I adore them.


Gathered some polka dots for the new look.


We are trying to decide on a new paint color. Do you know this kitchen was originally aqua?


These are some of the inspirational photos I have gathered.


I love this kitchen from Kitchenisms. Of course my cabinets will remain white but I love the black and white curtains.
I love this little red cart. I wish I could find one.

Here are the curtains I have ordered. Country Curtains, hens and chicks. On sale for $9. I lucked out.



54 comments:

Libby said...

What a fresh and cheery kitchen! I love the look you are going for! Looking forward to the final reveal.

Faith said...

So colorful..love it..the curtains are awesome...Love the little oven and sifter is a keeper too. We do the same thing when we are going to paint...up on the wall go the swatches...great minds....think alike.

Kerin said...

You did a great job decorating the shelf! So cute! I can hardly wait to see what color you finally chose, and to see the finished project! Best of luck :)

Dayle said...

Charming.

Tina said...

You did a great job! Very pretty and colorful!
I just sold an old cart just like that, but it was a mustard yellow!:-( It could have been painted. Check Goodwill and antique stores...I'm sure you can find one. It would be perfect for your decor!

Kris said...

I LOVE that sifter! And I so love the aqua with red! That is my vote! For what it's worth.
: ) Kris

Jo said...

Love the shelf of treasures and the cherries on top,I can't wait to see what color you decide and to see the final results.Fun!Fun!
~JO
LazyonLoblolly

deb said...

LOVE that kitchen!!! my kitchen is reds too...in my last house I also had all my jadite green on display with the red too but here I dont have open shelving...
You can find that red metal cart...go to the Rose Bowl swap meet, they have lots of them there...I had one in my back yard for yards but it got so rusty I got rid of it:(
LOVE the curtain!!!!!!!

sweet violets said...

Love your kitchen, very fresh and sweet!!! I also have my little stove on display in my kitchen.....what fun!!!

poppilinnstudios said...

Your kitchen looks great! Love the Aqua! Just pulled a page from Better Homes and Gardens, Watercolor Blues. My living room and dining room are blue, brown and cream, I just added a few aqua and cream items to brighten up for Spring/Summer.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the shelf and the vignette. I love the retro look, fantastic. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Carey's Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Great vignette you have there on your shelf. I love that shade of blue and red together. I love that first kithen picture. I've seen it before. Best of luck with your project!

Gail said...

You're right- your kitchen is happy and cheery

Kelly said...

So cute! I love blue and red together....very cheerful! I can't wait to see your kitchen when it's totally redone. :)

Kelly

Vintage Gal said...

Love the shelf and that little oven is to die for. I am loving the aqua with the pops of red. very retro ;-)

Cherry Chick said...

Very cute! Love your inspiration photos, too!
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LV said...

I like what you did on the shelf. I have seen many a sifter, but not one like this. You wee lucky it was left with the house. As to the color in your kitchen, I would have to think on it a little more.

Mica said...

Very sweet...I love the cherries, sounds like it was a lovely Mothers day and love, love the paint choice can't wait to see when you are done, the pics. from your inspiration file is wonderful! Hugs,Mica

Cindy said...

The shelf looks great! I love the cherries and the little stove is so cute.

The Chickens' Auntie said...

I just found your blog and will be stopping by often...

Your shelf looks so nice - I LOVE the little stove!

The kitchen you like looks like mine, now that I've redone it -- turquoise walls, black & white tile floor and red accents (including a red formica table). Love that turquoise & red!

Jeannies Bottle said...

vintage 1950s is my favourite style. My kitchen is full of it. thanks for sharing!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I had forgotten how tiny Little Chef ovens were! Your photo puts it in perspective.

GOING FOR THE RED

“If forced to make choices,” she said,
“I’d go for the crimson and red.
I’d let go of green,
(Some think it’s obscene),
Embracing magenta instead.”


Dancers in Red

Olive Cooper said...

Have you looked at "Rainwashed" by Sherwin Williams? I love that soft aqua blue color. Do you go to House of Turquoise blog...she talks a lot about paint colors. Your shelf is darling and I love the jar.

DearHelenHartman said...

Your kitchen is crazy cute! Have seen that sifter from time to time but always at a premium price - so jealous to see it displayed in your kitchen. We did ours in aqua recently and LOVE it. Can't wait to read more of your blog - just become your newest follower from Rednesday!

Jann Olson said...

Hi, hoped over from TTT. Love the cherries! I decorate my kitchen with cherries for the month of June. Getting excited already! I recently painted my island and fan hood turquoise then glazed it. I have alot of red and was a bit hesitant. Best decision I ever made. Love, love it!

Angela said...

What an awesome little 'gift' to have been left behind when you purchased that house. That sifter is just ohhhhhhhhhhh so amazing. I do love your kitchen. It always put's a smile on my face.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

what an adorable little vignette! The cherries just make it!

I sure would love to find a little red cart like that, too! At the thrift store of course! ♥

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I just love the polka dots!

so sweet! Loving the retro look..

Jingle said...

cute, delightful shots.

Gen said...

So lovely reds. happy rednesday. Mine is late.

Mine is here

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love turquoise. Nice choice! Your little cherries vignette is *cute* Red is my favorite color :D And red and turquoise together is one of the prettiest color combinations. But more importantly, the turquoise will match your super-cool atomic blast tiles ;P

xoxoxo,
Ricki Jill

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the cart too.

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

everything on the shelf is adorable! i love red and aqua together too! love your blog...am a new follower :)

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

It will look so good when you are all done. The inspiration pictures are great. Our 1956 bungalow had some wild colours under the wallpaper too. They were fearless when it came to colour back then. We still have the original metal cabinets, but they need some major restoration.
Dana

D said...

Hi,
I love your wonderful reds, and your blog. I think we are on the same page. :)
D

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Elaine,

I love that old flour sifter! And I also like the red and turquoise colors used together. Decisions, decisions...I'm visiting for my first time for Alphabet Thursday. I do hope you'll pop in for a visit!

Pink Sparkles,
Stephanie ♥

Jenny said...

What a delightful stop for Alphabe-Thursday's letter "D"!

Your colors are enchanting...your little stove totally adorable!

Thanks for a really sweet post! I like your style, girl!

A+

the 'Trees said...

I LOVE it! Love the polka dots, the aqua color and the curtains! It's going to look great when you are done!

Becky Dunham said...

I LOVE this kitchen! I love the aqua color with the red - that is going to be so fabulous! i have a friend who took out her aqua colored appliances from her "old" kitchen and put in shiny new appliances and I wanted her old appliances so badly, but my hubby was not going for it :) They would have looked amazing in your cute kitchen though! i am dying to remodel my kitchen but i don't think it will happen any time soon so i will just have to drool over yours :) I am a new follower sent over by Stacy and Not Just a Housewife - isn't she fun?

Laura@Corner House said...

I love that shelf and the retro feel. And I am totally in love with the red and aqua. I think I would paint my whole house aqua if i thought I could get away with it.

I am one of 5 finalists in a HUGE room makeover giveaway. Voting ends today. I would REALLY appreciate it if you would take a moment and stop by and vote for me. I am 3#. Thanks!!

http://vintagerevivals.blogspot.com/2011/05/top-5-plead-their-case.html

Judie said...

I adore your Saltines can! I had one for so lont! But when we moved, I gave it to my daughter to carry on the tradition!!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Definitely go with the aqua! Love the inspiration photo with the red stove. Wonder where you can find a red stove like that? Your cherries are so adorable! Love it all!

Jenny said...

How strange. You still have some comments left!

I visited yesterday but wanted you to know I had!

I loved your shelf...the little stove is my favorite.

Thanks for a delightful link to Alphabe-thursday.

A+

DitzyRedhead said...

I love the retro look - especially the cherries!the red and pale turquoise looks really good together..
marcelle

blessedmom's simple home said...

Your kitchen is going to be so pretty in aqua. I love that color, and it looks so pretty with red.
I remember those saltine tins, so I know I'm getting old :-)
Have a wonderful weekend!
Blessings,
Marcia

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oooh, such an adorable kitchen you are working up! Love all your sweet vignettes on the shelf, especially that sifter and the oven! Aqua will be an awesome paint choice, too! Found you thru Creating a House of Grace and so happy to find your pretty blog! I'm having a blog party and giveaway soon so hop on over to visit me when you get a chance!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Darling cheery kitchen. So cute! I do love the beautiful red and white doily on the shelf. That is eye candy. Thanks for sharing. Karie

myorii said...

Ooo, I love the inspiration photos! You should totally go for those colors. Makes the entire kitchen very bright and cheery. I especially love how the red pops out at you too.

Kat from California said...

When we tore up or linoleum we found aqua floors under our washer and dryer. I remember laughing at the floors 14 years ago and now everything is aqua again. Your kitchen is going to be amazing. I love cherries too!

Jannet said...

Oh I love your vintage shelf and the red is lovely!! Hmm, aqua walls and an old sifter that hung around. Think your kitchen will be happy getting back to the good old days ;)

Terry said...

I never get tired of looking at all the great things in your kitchen. The sift is so wonderful, thanks for linking up...please link up again - have a great weekend.

{northern cottage} said...

oh my word - I love it - really LOVE! I'm so glad I've found your blog & am looking forward to exploring all the vintage goodness!

www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

FlyAwayHome said...

I just love red in a kitchen.
What an A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E little shelf. Great job putting the perfect little things together.

labbie1 said...

Ahah! The cherries at last! I just LOVE those! I thought that they were metal when I saw them in your header. They are truly the Cherries on the top! :)

I like your aqua idea. I find that more and more I am drawn to Tiffany blue. The ceiling of my grandmother's front porch was that color and it was always so nice on that porch.

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