Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Kitchen Cute and They Just Don't Get Me

I have been tucking my new things from my birthday here and there in the kitchen. I just love to decorate in here. It is my place in this world.


I think I have my hubby convinced I need chickens. The feed store is supposed to get them on Thursday. Oh I can't wait to bring them home. I feel like I am getting a new baby. Crazy.


This card Patty made me for my birthday is gorgeous I just have to display and enjoy it. Found the perfect spot for it.





When I was out with the gals shopping I bought this old red drainer. My family could just not understand why. Well because it is old and RED of course. I tried to figure out where I could use it. For now it is corraling my grocery ads, shopping clipboard and my pencil bucket. I like it even if the family cannot understand why. The slots make a perfect place to hold some files or papers.

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47 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You've definitely found the cutest things to group together for Spring! I need to get busy...and see what I can change around! Love the touches of RED! ♥

Vintage Gal said...

Love your little goodies in the kitchen AND I love that dish drainer. It's just perfect ;-)

Kris said...

That is a beautiful card that Patty made for you. I love the dish drainer. I have one in aqua and I use it in my sewing room to hold my rulers and dies for my accu quilter. It is every so handy. I also have a mason jar in there filled with rice to hold pens and tools. I can't wait to see what you get at the feed store. How many are you planning to get?

Kris said...

That is a beautiful card that Patty made for you. I love the dish drainer. I have one in aqua and I use it in my sewing room to hold my rulers and dies for my accu quilter. It is every so handy. I also have a mason jar in there filled with rice to hold pens and tools. I can't wait to see what you get at the feed store. How many are you planning to get?

Shug said...

oh yeah! the red dish drainer is perfect and I love how you used it to organize things...
Have a great (Sunny) filled day.

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

It all looks great together. I love the vintage thermos. Are you talking about San Dimas feed and grain? Lucky you...Looks like there is more cold and rain comiing our way. Talk to you soon. Patty

Lois' Laughlines said...

I love how you used the dish drainer. I use mine to hold my cookbooks. YES you do need chickens. I have always wanted them , but my HOA says NO, bummer. I even have the cutest names picked out for them.
Blessings to you.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I just looked at chickens yesterday....but I can't have them...not allowed...but I would if I could...and no one really gets me either...so welcome to the club!

Suzan said...

Good Morning1
I love the use of the dish drainer! congratulations on getting the chicks. I am still working on it.
It's OK if they don't get it you do and that's all that counts!
Suzan
Ladybug Cottage

Diana said...

You will love your little chickies! They are so pleasant and soothing to watch -- better than an aquarium. Just make sure you have a good secure place to keep them once they are big enough -- they will do a number on your garden and pots if you don't have them in their own place in the yard.

Barbara said...

I think we could easily move into each other's kitchens! Good luck with the chickens ... I keep thinking I want some, but when coyotes wake me up like they did last night, I'm pretty sure I would never rest easy!

deb said...

OK Im about to die over here!!!! I want chickens SO bad but I cant have them due to HOA rules. I LOVE Kris' chickens, and my daughter had them too before she moved. I would DIE to have them:( ahhh well maybe someday!!! BUT...when you get those precious little ones, can I come see them, please please please....lolol!!!!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I love all your birthday gifts they suit you and your kitchen.
I especially LOVE! that drainer too. I'm keeping my eye open for one myself.

~Pat

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Splashes of red are near and dear to my heart.

Leslie said...

Chickens!!!! You lucky girl. Everything looks gorgeous as always.

Grace said...

Elaine, I am so excited (and a little jealous) about your chickens!!! 16 months until we move to the country house and can have some, too.

Molly said...

Love your red kitchen. I am seriously coveting those
milk and cream bottles.... would really like to know where you got them!

Debbie Kay said...

Oh Elaine, I am totally "pickin up what your'e puttin down" when it comes to decorating "your way". Thats what makes life so fun and makes each of us unique. Love how you are using that red dish drainer.

Smiles,

Debbie

Olive Cooper said...

Follow your RED loving heart sweets.

Teresa@Magazine Your Home said...

I just love your kitchen, it always puts a smile on my face. The creamers are adorable. By the way, I say go for the chickens, I've always had chickens and they are just a joy to have. Not only do I get fresh eggs everyday but they entertain me as well. Currently I have a Rhode Island Red named Maggie, she's kind of the mother hen of the bunch, keeping watch over everyboday and lays brown eggs. Then there's Tillie and Goldie the golden Buff Orpingtons, so fluffy and cute laying light brown eggs. Betty the Amerucana lays light Blue eggs, they call them Easter Eggers, love it! Finishing off the flock we have two new White Leghorns who are still nameless, (shameful), they lay HUGE white eggs. Love those chickens :)

Cindy said...

I love your red drain, my hubby would not understand, that is certain. Your shelf with all of the pretties is great looking.
Have fun with your chicks!
Hugs, cindy

LV said...

You do not sound like a
California lady. More like where I was born and raised - on a farm. I always wanted to gather the eggs. My sisters did not as they were afraid they would get pecked. You are using your vintage finds in a perfect fashion. Great job.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your shelves and you always have them displayed so beautifully. I love the use of the dish drainer as a sort of desk organizer. Great idea. Can't wait to hear all about the chickens. Hugs, marty

Wren said...

Love the photos! I love to organize and would never have thought of using a dish drainer the way you have, but I think it is great! Thanks for sharing.

camp and cottage living said...

Elaine
I want you to know I totally get the red dish drainer! My Mom had one when I was growing up and I would love to find one just for old times sake.
The card Patty made is lovely. It makes me realize I really need more practice making my special cards.
Congrats on the chicks-I can't wait to see your little peepers when they arrive!

Karla ~ Ainsley's Mom said...

So cute! :-)

Jann Olson said...

Hi Elaine, love all the red and white. I totally understand. I have a drainer that looks just like that. I don't think mine is old. Must be a reproduction. The card is truly a work of art. Happy belated birthday!
Hugs,
Jann

Ivy and Elephants said...

Can your kitchen be any cuter?!
I just love the red and the way you have everything displayed is a visual feast! I get it!!!
We'd like to have you share at the link party, we'd love having you!
Hugs,
Patti

Julie said...

Hey Elaine - check out this blog http://thewickerhouse.blogspot.com/
really cute chicks. I wish we could have a couple but my city doesn't allow them.

Angie said...

Love the red dish drain...now I gotta get me one for my kitchen desk!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Now, why would they put a chicken on a cream jug? Interesting...

Kids and Red

Pamela said...

LOVE all of your kitchen treasures! The pig cutting board is my fave! Thanx for coming to THT!

It's All Connected said...

I never would have thought to use the drainer for that. I like it! Yay on the chickens. ~ Maureen

Zinnia said...

Your cutting board in the shape of a pig on the wall is a fun detail. I want to do the same with mine. Although I have a fish made ​​of wood. I love your bottles. Smart dumping ground for mail and other items. The red is nice as regular color mother is white. I wish you a wonderful day! Zinnia

Renee said...

Love the red!! I need chickens too, but we aren't allowed to have them in the neighborhood where we live :(

ImSoVintage said...

Oh, you are going to have so much fun with your chickens. My daughter and her family have nine. They love them and the eggs are so good.
Laura

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

What a great idea using that for organization! I would never have been that creative. Love it!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

So cute! I really like your use for the old drainer. Love your pops of red! Have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Shirley said...

LOVE your kitchen shelf and all your vintage things!!

CraveCute said...

Love your blog and all the vintage items! Jealous of your chickens! Wish I could have some! New follower! Just here to Say G'day!

Pamela Gordon said...

You have some really sweet vintage items. I like the shelf with the old red wood handles as brackets. Great idea! I also like the child's stove. When I was little we had a 3 piece set - fridge, stove and sink cabinet that worked - all made of metal. Have a great day! Pamela

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How fresh and pretty this all looks. So cute, I love all of the red and the white. Adorable.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Well, you *do* have the cutest kitchen in the blogosphere. :D

xo,
RJ

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

What beautiful spaces in your kitchen. I can see what it's a favorite place for you. Would love to see more of it!

Ann said...

Downright adorable--love all the reds. Looks so cute with the dish drainer.
Ann

Terry said...

Love the dish drainer! I can't blame you for buying it, it fits perfectly in your home!

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Hey Elaine! I'm SO far behind in reading your posts but I'm glad I did. I think your red sink drain organizer is a great idea!

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