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Friday, February 26, 2016

The Versatile Hoosier

Our vintage Hoosier is one of the most versatile pieces of furniture in the kitchen.......

In the first photo,   you can see how the Hoosier "garage" houses the toaster and bread for our  breakfast

The second photo shows how the small top left drawer holds the daily mail ....usually bills....and we sit at the Hoosier desk to pay them     The right drawer has the letter opener,  return mail envelope stickers,  and the stapler.     The second larger drawer holds all of our 'desk items" ....paper clips, tape, envelopes.  etc.

The third photo shows the large storage area on the left side of the Hoosier that I am storing dishes in for now.

We also use the Hoosier for a quick bite or snack

\This morning I asked H to take off  the cabinet doors to give the Hoosier a fresh new spring look.

After H took the doors off,   I had fun decorating the open shelves with Easter decor......

On the top shelf,  I put a blue coffee pot,  a white ironstone tea pot , a blue Fiesta water pitcher and a couple of egg holders.  

On the second shelf,  I started by putting a vintage flour sack on the shelf,  then I added plates, eggs and other Easter decor.

Here's a close up.....

and another close up....

When I finished decorating the shelves,   I hung a sweet egg garland.

The left side of the Hoosier houses the flour sifter.  
 I hung a vintage flour sack on the side and set a hand painted flour sifter filled with roses below.

Here's a better look at the flour sack

I decorated the top of the white cart to the right of the the Hoosier with a sweet Rabbit.

I made a simple spring arrangement to set next to the rabbit.

Easter Greetings!


  1. I love hoosier cabinets! You have it decorated beautifully! I like the look with the doors removed!

  2. One of the prettiest hoosiers I have ever seen!

  3. I'm loving your egg garland with its vintage prints. :)

  4. I love old Hoosier cabinets!!!! I've had one on my "bucket list" for ages and have the perfect spot in the kitchen for it. Ah, someday...! Thanks for sharing this on the #HomeMattersParty

  5. Oh I hope to one day own a Hoosier cabinet! They add so much charm and wonderful storage. Love all of your vintage accessories especially the rose flour sack. Thanks for sharing on Friday's Furniture Fix! Have a great weekend!

  6. Penny,
    So sweet!! I always wished I could fit a hoosier in our Kitchen but it is too darn small for one so that is why I ended up with my little desk/hutch! I like the doors off of it so that you can display pretties!! The blue and white Bunny platter is stunning!! And I love the egg garland. So cute!! The rose flour sack is lovely!!
    Have a great weekend!!


  7. Just adorable!!Loving your garland and flour sack!! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday :-)

  8. I have seen, but rarely, some beautiful ones but they are way out of my price range. Yours is just beautiful!! The egg garland caught my eye. ADORABLE!

  9. Love the platter with blue bunny and roses.

  10. I have one exactly like this that has been in my husbands family forever. Rare that you see the same one. I would never have thought about removing the doors.... food for thought. Thanks!

  11. That's a great piece for display and use - very multi functional!!!! So glad you shared your sweet kitchen.

  12. This is very pretty! I love all of your sweet decors.
    Hugs Alessandra

  13. That hoosier cabinet comes in handy for many things obviously! What a lovely piece to have in your kitchen. I love how it's all decorated for Easter. Thank you for sharing with us.


  14. Beautiful! Love it! I love your egg cups. I have started collecting them, and they are such fun. I also have one I like to use when eating an egg. Thanks for linking up.

  15. Everything is so neat. I could look at the photos all day. :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  16. I want to turn the handle on the sifter SO much, and feel the cool silky flour drift over my hand-in-the-bowl. I SO loved that mechanism above all others in the kitchen, and, since I was so serious about learning to cook, standing on a big silvery Lard Can when I was five, Mammaw let me "play with it" even if we weren't making biscuits or cornbread. I could just get out a bowl with my seriously-scrubbed little hands, and run the flour through for a while. She always put it back in the top, and turned away my Mother's cautions with, "Well, she REALLY washes her hands, and it's gonna get baked, anyway!"

    I remember she "paid" the upholstery lady (didn't every small Southern town have one of those back in the fifties?) for re-doing the wonderful old sofa and chair when they built the new house---by swapping her that beloved old cabinet!! We thought nothing of it, with her getting a modern kitchen and all, but NOW---that's the only regret of I have of the few family heirlooms. I rolled out many a piecrust and cookie on that cool enamel slide-out.

    So I LOVE looking at yours.



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