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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Hoosier Desk

I have been cleaning and making some changes in the kitchen today.  I decided to make me a place to sit, have a cup of  tea, read my cookbooks and just relax in the sun.  I think that I will replace this chair with a comfy wicker chair that I like better  .....when it warms up (it's cold today) I'll go out to the studio and get it!
I put some of my collection of cookbooks on the top of the hoosier.   .I have used two of H's vintage mixers as bookends...On the first shelf , there are some white ironstone pitchers...
I put a sweet Easter lamb and some vintage plates on the second shelf...  

And have a bouquet of fresh pink roses on the desk... 

I have  quite a variety of  vintage cookbooks behind the roll top  I love to collect the cookbooks that the church ladies put out.  They are the best cooks!!! ...I have out my Candlelight Cuisine  for Romantic Dining cookbook.....one of my favorites...

and I'm ready to look at the desserts!

I have plenty of room to the right of my new desk to spread out....books, magazines, tea, plants....

I bought a Shamrock plant the other day at the grocery store...I've never had one before, do they bloom again or just in the spring?

I will enjoy some tea and a little snack later...


Here's a vignette on the side table ...
and some more cook books.

On the left is now...on the right is before!

I really like my new kitchen desk and can't wait to show you the other changes in the kitchen!  Be back soon!
 

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62 comments:

  1. What a great Hooiser cabinet.I see you have your Shamrock on! Love your pictures today- xo Diana

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  2. What an inviting kitchen, just darling. Denise

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  3. Love your hoosier cabinet...what a great use for it.
    Enjoy your time sitting and sipping tea.
    Suzann ~xoxo~

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  4. I have always liked Hoosier cabinets and yours is so pretty all dressed up in white. Such a charming desk idea! Jane

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  5. This looks like a place you will enjoy often.

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  6. I love your Hoosier and it is perfect for a lady's desk! You'll really enjoy that. I used to have a Shamrock....years ago. They had the most delicate white flower. I think they'll bloom more than once a year if you fertilize it!

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  7. Your hoosier is gorgeous. Love the white iron-stone and the vintage plates. It looks like a great spot to sit and have tea.I have a few shamrock plants, too and I just love them.

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  8. Just love your Hoosier desk - what a great place to sit, read your cook books and the sun coming in with a cup of tea. I really like your vintage plates they look so well on the shelf. I also like the vintage cook books from small towns or churches - they are the best cooks.
    Have a great week.
    Mary

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  9. The desk is beautiful and that space looks so comfy and a great place for you to relax and enjoy. Very sweet post.
    Kris

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  10. The desk is wonderful, but the lamb is precious. I have never seen anything like it. I bet it is really old.

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  11. What a beautiful and creative way to use your Hoosier cabinet!

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  12. Your kitchen desk is delicious and romantic at the same time. Your home is such soothing!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  13. I love your idea...you created such a cozy space by the window! Luv the old cookbooks too...your newest follower :)

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  14. What a lovely space, Penny. The vintage mixers remind me of the first mixer I used as a teen when I was learning to bake. Your china is pretty and I like the Easter lamb too. What a nice place to sit and read cookbooks!

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  15. Terrific Hoosier Cabinet! More beautiful accessories are decorating this lovely cabinet. I love the use of mixers are bookends. Your love of regional cookbooks are a great source of inspiration! Great post! P

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  16. Looks like a comfy little nook for tea and to check for recipes. I have a number of church, and other organization cook books too - they're fun to browse.

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  17. Penny,
    I always wanted a Hoosier but same old story...no room!!

    Yours is so pretty and I love the way you have it decorated. I adore that tea pot lamp and the apron!!

    I like the doors open and your tea and toast set also caught my eye!!
    Very pretty!!!

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  18. Hi Penny,
    What a charming little spot for a cup of tea and a read through your wonderful cook books. Love the lamb and your teapot is so pretty. I too have cook books from church. Thanks for sharing and coming to tea.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  19. Me again! I also wanted to comment on how much i love how your Mom's doilies are starched that they ruffle!! I REALLY love those!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  20. I love the hoosier and the way you have it styled. I want to go get a shamrock plant right now! SO pretty!

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  21. What a great desk! Everything looks lovely! My shamrocks go crazy outside in the summer.

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  22. Penny, I love this! Decorated so pretty!

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  23. Hi Penny, Love your Hoosier cabinet. What a perfect desk. Your shamrock plant is beautiful. It grows in my garden here and the other day I noticed it was perking up again for spring.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  24. Your desk is gorgeous and I love the little table next to it too. Your little lamb is totally sweet. Enjoy your new sunny spot!

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  25. What an awesome use for a Hoosier! Love it!
    Kelly

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  26. Hi, what does "hoosier" mean (I'm from downunder)?! Looks like a great spot though!

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  27. Your hoosier is beautiful! I've never seen one with the roll-top section. Looks like the perfect spot to plan menus and grocery lists. I adore Shamrock plants, and yes they do re-bloom if given the right light conditions. I had one several years ago that had grown to be HUGE sitting close to an East-facing window. Unfortunately, our cat at the time decided she liked the taste of it and would literally mow it down -- not kidding! I was afraid it might make her sick, so I got rid of it. I'd love to try another one and hope our current cat doesn't find it so delectable. I just love how the plant goes to sleep at night.

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  28. Hello there dear Penny,

    Love your hosier cabinet desk area!... It is all delightfully charming, festive and pretty!... I especially loved your whimsical little extra touches of the St. Patrick's day themed details such as the Shamrock plant, the teapot and tea pretties, the Asparagus cookie jar and the pink roses along with the darling little lamb perched upon the shelf on the vintage lace, your vintage mixers as bookends. And on the first shelf, your lovely white ironstone pitchers... Oh My!

    It's all so utterly dreamy, charming, pretty and fresh white, inviting and just plain adorable... I also love that you have at the ready to enjoy and peruse your variety of vintage cookbooks. No wonder you are so delighted with and enjoy this cozy space of yours.

    Have a happy St. Patrick's Day and a wonderful week.


    Cheers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee

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  29. What a beautiful desk Penny - you have such a touch with everything you do - it's like visiting a candy store!
    Beautiful job!
    Hugs,
    Suzan
    ( visiting from Vintage on a Dime )

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  30. Love this delightful corner to sit and read. The lamb is my favorite!

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  31. So cute! love the mixers on top! Little Bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

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  32. Darling! What more can I say? Blessings, Patti

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  33. I love this idea. I like Hoosiers anyway...you gave it a nice twist.

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  34. Oh my! That is the sweetest little corner to have tea in! I love your hoosier cabinet! That is amazing. And your little aqua and pink dessert tea set is stunning! I adore it!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  35. What a lovely Hoosier cabinet. I especially like the way you have decorated it. Love the white ironstone, my favorites.
    Bev
    @eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com

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  36. Beautiful......love the idea of the Hooiser being used as a desk.......just joined your site, would love to have you drop by at pinecreekstyle.blogspot.com
    Do everything with Style, NeeCee

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  37. Penny, I love your hoosier cabinet and all the sweet vintage items that decorate it and your kitchen. Beautiful! Blessings,
    Pamela

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  38. A perfect spot! Love your cabinet...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  39. Love that hoosier and the way you've styled it.

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  40. That's a great cabinet...your photos are so good.
    I'm right beside you over at the Style Sisters.:)

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  41. I thought I was a follower but....well, now I am. :))

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  42. Penny, that is such an inviting corner!! The Hoosier is wonderful, and I love how you decorated! The vintage mixers as cookbook ends!!! And the LAMB~! It's gorgeous!!! I love that table pulled out for a desk too. It's so inviting! Thanks again for being a part of the party!
    Blessings,
    Doni

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  43. Your cabinet is perfect in that spot. How pretty and how functional. Great combo!!

    Nice visiting with you this morning, Penny.

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  44. I didn't know you could get shamrock plants at the grocery store. How neat! I'm going to have to check around and see if I can find one. Love all your decor. Very pretty.

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  45. I have been wanting one of these for years. I love how everything is arranged. Very homey and cozy. I like how you put your plant in the china jar. found you through brambleberry cottage).

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  46. Just a lovely place to work Penny! Thank you for sharing at the party this week. I am also featuring this on a my Facebook page ;-)

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  47. Your desk is beautiful. Everything looks so pretty Penny! Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  48. It is all so sweet ,would like to see the whole house.
    HPS
    Laura

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  49. I love your hoosier cabinet as a kitchen desk! That is a fabulous idea!
    Sherry

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  50. Love! Love! Love that Hoosier Penny. So pretty.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  51. Love the Hoosier!!
    Fabulous idea using it for a desk.
    Tam

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  52. Penny! This is one idea I've never thought of--or seen before--but I love it! Perfect for the Kitchen!
    Thanks again for joining Country Whites Weekend!
    Blessings!
    Dru

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  53. Absolutely beautiful!

    Hopping by from Pink Saturday.

    My PINK
    Your comment is always appreciated.

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  54. What a fantabulous idea!!! Love it more as a desk...I'd be sitting there all day. Thanks for sharing at Country Whites Weekend!
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  55. I love your kitchen desk and I especially love that lamb! It would be easy to spend a lot of time in that cozy space!

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  56. Beautiful idea, Penny. And so very you! Love it! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  57. Really cool Penny! What a great place to work... and so pretty!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  58. This is gorgeous, Penny! Good for you! I've just posted the new Homemaking Linkup for this week and would love to have you join, if you'd like.

    Blessings,
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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  59. So soft and pretty! Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight last week. I hope you come by today to share more of your awesome creations!

    http://angelshomestead.com/

    April

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  60. I love your hoosier cabinet. Someday, I want to own one. My parents are from southern Indiana, so I feel like it's a part of my heritage. I will be featuring this later today. Have a great day :)

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  61. Just had to come back by to say I'm so happy to have you join AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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