Saturday, June 28, 2008

Back Door Guests Are Always Best

Hi there! I've just returned home from a short bike ride and here you are coming for a visit at my back door! Well, let me put the kick stand down and we'll go inside. Oh, but first ~ look ~ I painted my awful old beat up white door red! Don't you just love red?!

And I knew you were coming and so I put together a little flower arrangement for the door. Don't think it's going to work though, the cone is metal and it's trying to scratch up my freshly painted door!
Oh, were you ringing my little rabbit dinner bell to see if I were home? Isn't it cute? I found it at Marshall's. Don't you just love that place?

Oops! We have to walk through the laundry room to get to the kitchen and I forgot to spruce it up! Well, there's clothes all over, shoes, a bag of dog food I haven't put up get the picture. So, please just cover your eyes and promise me you won't peek!

Ok, now we're in the kitchen. If you visit HGTV's Rate My Space you may recognize my kitchen and I post under the name Picklepoo. So you see my little kitchen. It's certainly not grand and oh so modern like a lot of kitchens ~ it's just my little kitchen. Our house is almost 40 years old and thus a 40 year old kitchen! But I like it. So look around a bit.

Hope you've enjoyed looking at my little kitchen. Thought we would have had a remodel by now but it hasn't happened. Hopefully soon we can be making some changes. Thanks for the visit!

Shelia ;)


  1. Silly me, you did have your comment box enabled, it was just down low. Just a helpful hint, after you post the final picture or text if you just hit delete a few times it will close up the empty lines and bring up the comment box so it appears at the end of your blog. I didn't know this for a few posts and then someone told me that and it helped. I really like your kitchen. I don't have a fancy kitchen either but it's functional and I love it and I think that's what's important. It feels like home in there! I also can't believe all the beautiful homes in Texas! My daughter is in Leander right now (close to Austin) taking my two-week-old grandbaby to see her husband's adoptive parents and birth parents. I miss them so much but know the other grandmas need a turn to be with her. I'm glad you're in blog land and look forward to more posts from you! Would you mind if I added you to my favorite blog list?

  2. If that's your back door, what does your front door look like? I love what you've done. Back doors often are just forgotten.

    Your kitchen is nice. It's homey and cozy. Much like mine. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  3. Hello, thank you for stopping by my blog. It was nice to meet you. I love your blog, your red door is beautiful, love that flower arrangement! Your kitchen is so sweet, I have the same print in my living room that you have on you valance. The houses in your neighborhood are amazing! I adore gingerbread trim! Shot gun houses are another one of my loves, I've seen quite a few on This Old House and they restore beautifully. Chloe Dawn is a sweetie!
    Blessings, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  4. Hey pp, I have tried twice before to leave you a comment ... if this one does'nt make it I am calling it quits. I have enjoyed your blog, loved the dog picture and the houses and now the tour... You are doing a great job ! vickydarnell

  5. Wow Shelia, I love your home it's beautiful! I love the colours you've used in the kitchen and on the back door. Very welcoming. Just the sort of kitchen that I would love to pop over to for a cuppa and a chat! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend sweetie!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

  6. Hi Shelia,
    I came over here from Mary at Little Red House blog. You have a lovely kitchen and I LOVE the red room in the last picture. Come visit me when you have time....

  7. Hello Shelia; I was at Mary's blog and stopped by for a visit. I love you little kitchen and the red door, it is so nice. I do love red too. Thank you for the tour of your Lovely kitchen.


  8. Hello Shelia aka Picklepoo! I remember you from RMS - glad you made the cross over to blogland - you will find it much more rewarding and alot of fun! You are doing great so far! Love the beautiful neighborhood - just made my mouth drop - that's definitely a walk around I wouldn't mind taking! Hey - just thinking about your lovely new painted red door - find those felt sticky pads for under furniture feet so your pretty arrangment doesn't mark up your door. The arrangement is so welcoming. Well, I will be checking back in on you soon. Have fun! ~ Laurie

  9. I like your kitchen. It's bigger than mine. I live in a garden home. But when we bought it from the guy we rented it from (3 years) in January, we remodeled it. It was a disaster, so had to. Mold! But I happen to like cozy kitchens. I don't want a big one, or one with big slick silver appliances. And your door is lovely. I need to do something like that to mine. I did have a wreath, but added a storm door and now it won't fit.

  10. I've always loved your kitchen. I like rooms that look real and like a real person decorated them. I love looking at your house. Thanks for sharing again. Christy:-)<>< christyg427 on RMS

  11. That doesn't look like a 40 year old kitchen to me! I think it's wonderful.

    Justine :o )

  12. I LOVE your kitchen. It is gorgeous. Love the combination of the deep red walls and the white cabinets. You don't need a kitchen re-do at all!



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