Sunday, February 3, 2013

Did I show you my new kitchen?

Fall of 2012 husband had to go to the East Coast for 2 weeks.

While the cat is away, the mice will play...

I took these pics on a sunny day with my phone/camera (that's all I have) so the pictures don't really do it justice. I love it to pieces...

I went out to eBay and Etsy as soon as I know I was doing this. I ordered one rotary phone on Etsy but it wouldn't work for my set up, so I found this refurbished red rotary one on eBay. It's wonderful. The potato cutter (vintage) I picked up a few years ago at a thrift store. The glass duck is from a moving sale and in front is our milking station where we keep the milking pails and jars.

Here's my lovely hoosier in all this glory. The stool was a hand-me-down from my mom, it helped choose red as a companion color. The turquoise on the hooser was painted on two walls in the kitchen to cover the old maroon color. The coke box and white colander was from my favorite antique store in town. The vintage apple towel covering was an Etsy purchase and the cracker box on top was an overpriced purchase from a favorite thrift store

My beloved vintage radio I bought on Etsy. They refurbish them and put an IPOD jack on the back so you can plug in your MP3 player to listen to. The yogurt maker is circa 1960s but still very useful and yellow.

Every 1950s kitchen had a pot holder for their cast iron pans. I made mine. There's a bottle opener in the middle I got on Etsy, the rabbit head hanger is from a moving sale, the vintage apron I found on Etsy and the large hook from the antique store. The pot holder/trivet having on the fridge is pink and turquoise and came from a grandmother I think.

New light over the table installed by my uncle, Pyrex bowl I convinced a woman to sell me, vintage tablecloth from Etsy, curtains sewn by me. There's a cute chicken feed pic on the back wall it's hard to see.

New valance sewn by me, canister "retro"fited with vintage stickers (saved a bunch of money found them on Etsy), rag rug crochet by me, vintage towel an Etsy find.
Here are some better lit "live use" photos:

Window washers. Note the vintage sewing machine my girls use when they want to sew with me.

After school snacks, oldest tuning out the littles with ear protection.


by the creekside said...

I know I have already told you, but I LOVE YOUR NEW KITCHEN :)

AKmamaOf6 said...

Thank you! I'm updating my pintrest page and so much of what I like I already I wanted to pin my kitchen!