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Monday, January 11, 2016

New Look for the Kitchen

I wanted to give the kitchen counters a fresh look for 2016,  so I tried not to bring back very many of the accessories I had put away in November to make room for the Christmas decor.

  I layered a silk rose wreath over the open cupboards.  

Then,   I brought in my white swan  soup tureen from the lit cabinets in the family dining room.

I am going to repurpose my tureen and use it as a cookie jar for a change.

I've had my hand painted flour sifter put away for a while,  so it seems like new now.

I put an oil painting behind the swan and draped a large piece of cream colored crochet over the top of it. 

Here is the vignette next to the swan.....

I started the vignette with a piece that I bought in Branson Mo.  a few years ago.   It is a iron candle holder that has been married to a vintage glass bowl light cover.   I think the pink swans look cute next to the swan cookie!

I filled the light fixture (bowl) with a tea towel and some chintz tea cups.....

I put a tea cup place mat on each side of the little pink buffet......

I filled the drawers of the pink buffet with an assortment of our favorite tea's.

I finished the grouping on the kitchen  counter with a Fitz and Floyd duck that I picked up at a yard sale this past summer for a couple of dollars.

I still have a couple of counters left in the kitchen to put back together,  so I'll be back soon to show you how they look!


  1. Oh... Penny I am so happy to see you are using the pretty swan tureen in your theme for winter. Also what I love is how you use all the beautiful crochet dollies throughout your home. I will be looking forward seeing the other side of your kitchen when you get it finish. You & your husband are a great team. Just remember something good is going to come out of all these beautiful theme you are showing us. I THANK YOU for it very much. I love coming to your blog. I always write on your FB so my friends can see your pretty work. xo

  2. I simply love your idea to use the tiny pink buffet to hold your favorite teas. I love herbal teas myself and always have way too many to keep them organized. My husband has kindly asked me to stop buying tea until I can drink some of what we already have. ;) Your kitchen is enchanting!

  3. Could I be your best friend so I can come over all the time. I love your site u r my favorite . Love all your work. Thank u for sharing with us.

  4. The flour sifter is so pretty on your counter along with the pink buffet to hold your tea. I enjoy looking at all the treasures you display in your home :)
    Have a great week!

  5. You always show wonderful ideas, beautiful things and wonderful treasures.

  6. I love it all..and how I wish I could make my kitchen look so sweet. It's all adorable, Penny!

  7. I am crazy for your swan tureen! It is so beautiful!

  8. Love the kitchen redo. Don't you just love pulling out different "stuff" and using it in a new way ??!! I love, love the little pink cabinet and filling it with tea is great !!! Thanks for letting us into your beautiful kitchen.

  9. This is gorgeous Penny! Can you come and decorate my kitchen! Thank you for linking up with us at the Tips and tricks Link Party! I cannot wait to see what you have for us next week!

  10. Absolutely beautiful, my dear. And is that a sweet little apron hanging from the shelf near the ceiling?

    Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Joy to you!

  11. Penny,
    Everything looks so pretty and romantic!! I so wish I had the amount of counter space that you did so I could "play" too!! LOL!!
    I always say I wish I had a bigger Kitchen but not for cooking, for decorating!!
    I am going to be a stalker now , catching up on your posts that I missed. I am taking my time taking down Christmas and labeling and re-organizing everything in new storage tubs and plastic ornament tubs......

  12. You do a great job of moving things around from room to room.

    I do wonder where you store everything though when it's not in use.

  13. The buffet filled with tea--love it! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  14. Very pretty I have a very similar china pattern like the front plate in the four sifter picture...I been trying to find out more about it as it came from my grandma. Do you have any resources?? Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday and I hope to see you tomorrow! Pinned!


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