|Some of my lovelies. :)|
Hello, Happy Sunday and Welcome to the Farm! I trust everyone is enjoying this weekend! I was going to say "this lovely weekend," but the lightning storms from the last two nights didn't exactly meet the qualifications of that description. Suffice it to say that it's a weekend. LOL! Actually, the days have been wonderfully warm to make up for the storms, but I prefer no storms. Even though I'll be 50 in a couple of weeks, I am not ashamed to admit that I am scared sh**less of lightning. Yes, there's a story there, and lightning and I are not friends. Although it keeps trying to intrude into my personal bubble, it just ain't gonna happen. Nosireebob.
|A close up of the cloches. |
And the little tin cup.
|Aren't these the cutest?|
And, since hubby and I were watching two special little dudes we know this weekend (4-year old twins), there was no way anything would get done anyway. Little minds and little hands like to help a little too much and I like their visits to be enjoyable for them (and us). :D They are awfully cute, though, and they got to do lots of other stuff that was, in their words, "WOW, AUNT EWWEN, THAT'S FUN!" Hahahahaha! Love those little guys - they totally make us laugh each and every time we have them here. So, between running in and out, playing with the trucks outside, riding in the tractor, seeing the baby piggies, playing with the trucks inside and watching Ice Age, there wasn't much time to get a lot done. (We WILL NOT talk about the floor that has not been mopped.) But wait...I forgot to mention the Monster's University gummies and the Capri Sun Roaring Waters that they consumed like nothing else existed. Those were probably the most important things. They NEEDED those.
|Love these antique tea bag holders.|
Yesterday, as Mr. Scrappin was giving the little dudes a tractor ride down to see the little piggies, I decided to clean up the kitchen (blech). You may have seen this post, which shows how much room there is behind the sink in that corner (the last picture shows it best). Don't let the picture fool you; that is one HUGE space that is good for nothing. Neither hubby or I can reach back there so it is basically useless for any kind of kitchen goings-on. I literally have to climb on a ladder just to wash the counter behind the sink and hubby is the same. It's ridiculous. Neither of us have been able to figure out just why it was designed that way, but it is. And it's crazy. That's why it's a usually empty space that I used to just set the dish drainer on and then s-t-r-e-t-c-h to reach to actually put the dishes in. Frustrating and mind boggling to say the least. And then...I HAD AN IDEA!
|The other two. They make me smile.|
Before Christmas, I had purchased a corner shelf to sit the dvd player and antenna box thingy (that's a technical term, copyrighted of course) on so that we could get them up off of the little desk the tv was sitting on. The tv was a new one that I got hubby for Christmas and our friend was going to come in and attach it to the corner wall for me for part of hubby's gift. Well, the shelf didn't fit right because, yep, you guessed it, the wall wasn't exactly square. So I was left with this HEAVY corner shelf that I couldn't put anywhere else. Pooh. It went back into its box into the sewing (aka storage, for the time being) room and just sat there. Until yesterday. Woot! I can use it!!! Out it came and made its way into the kitchen. Where I struggled to put it because that sucker really IS super heavy.
|A good close up of the chalkboard from Coffee Perk. |
Made from particleboard and that's my
|One of the canisters from the fun set of|
three that my brother-in-law gave me.
So what's included in this kitchen shelf vignette, you ask? Oh, I'm ever so glad you did! Well, there's an old chalkboard made out of particle board from the basement of my friend's coffee shop in Southeastern Washington. My daughter's boyfriend kiped it for me. Hee hee hee I know the word "pastries" is spelled wrong, but it's my friend's handwriting and I don't want to erase it. :) It reminds me of when I went in there all the time before I moved. And two cloches like the ones I featured here. Then there are the stacking cups I received from my Bunco secret sister one year - they match the colors of my dishes and I just love them! A canister that my brother-in-law gave me when he found a set in the downstairs bar of the house next door to he and my sister-in-law (they bought it to rent out and were cleaning it up). There are actually three different canisters but I couldn't decide which one to put in the vignette so I closed my eyes and did a random pick. LOL! Hey, who says EVERYTHING has to be planned? You can also see in the back there is a little tin cup thing. I'm not really sure what that was used for. Doesn't matter because I think it's really cool.
|The cutest little teapot ever.|
|Another pic just because I think it's so fun!|
Now that I have this little vignette going on, the corner looks so much better. Not so barren and ugly. And now I won't look at that corner every time and think that it's a waste of space. After all, I've got some pretty special things sitting in my kitchen shelf vignette.
Veni Vidi Vignette!!!