Friday, July 08, 2011

vintage :: kitchen :: love

i spent the afternoon decluttering and organizing in my kitchen. except it turned out to be one of those projects where the room actually looks worse now than it did when i started. that means progress was made, yes?

i got rid of lots of stuff that i never use to free up space for all of the things that i love to use. i cleared a special shelf to hold my vintage pyrex collection. i parted with several cookbooks though i still feel that we own a few too many so that shelf will likely go through a second clean up round.

i got this set of treasure craft woodland canisters all cleaned up with the intention of finding them a new home. but in the process of spiffing them up i fell in love with them all over again. *sigh* so now i need to fill them up with goodies and find them a proper home on the counter top, not up in the dark cupboard from which they were rescued.

and do you remember this adorable birdie crock from a couple summers ago? it was also stashed on a shelf in the very, very back. not anymore, it has been dusted off and moved up front where it will surely get some loving.

this yellow tea pot is also a favorite vintage piece of mine. it belonged to tony's great grandmother. we use it occasionally in the winter months but i am terrified that it will get bumped off the table and broken. things like that happen in a house full of small people. a lot.

the little cozy that covers it is lined with gray wool felt. i love that part!

it is funny how happy these things made me today. had i only known i would have retrived them from their dark hiding places long ago.
what treasures have you discovered or rediscovered recently?


Janey said...

that is a great tea pot, a definite keeper. Maybe just store it until the littles are bigger and safer! What a great design for a tea pot cozy, I love it!

Sounds like a great day.

Val in the Rose Garden said...

That is the coolest tea pot ever! Lovely! Erika, I am seriously giddy over my kitchen right now. :) It is all falling together so nicely. I wish I could have you over for a nice cup of tea and we could chat up vintage kitchenware. I would so love to see all your awesome finds too! Just last night I found two more pyrex ($8 each... OUCH! The goodwill has caught on to my addiction) in great shape that I used for dinner tonight. I almost have a whole collection together. I also found the COOLEST screen printed art for the boys bedroom and one of those cozy shopping cart things (you know that the baby's sit in so they don't chew on the handle where everyone else touches) for $3.50). It's all green and orange polka dots.

Anyhow... I could chat thrifting scores all day right now I have made SO many in recent weeks. So many that I have to stop looking. Budget demands (and usually I have cash left over from a garage sale/thrift trip).

Blessings, and tons of luck on your search for more cool kitchenware!