Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Playing in the Kitchen

Hello, Dear Ones! I've been playing in the kitchen and have set up a few little vignettes and thought I would show you.

I just love my deep corners in the kitchen, I have two, and I can just play up a storm in these corners. Here's a little breakfast vignette I've put together.

This is my grandmother's old percolator coffee pot. I barely remember her as she passed away when I was two. I think it's pretty...see the little etchings around it?

I've also poked down my Rose Bouquet creamer, sugar bowl and coffee cup by Johnson Bros.

Next is this darling little vintage rabbit egg cup. This just make me grin every time I see it.

At the back I've poked down a silver tray. It's silverplate, but that's okay with me. It has prettyness all over it.

Now to my other corner. I've been wanting to find one of these little plate racks or plate holders for some time now and I found one! Woo Hoo! I was so excited. And guess what?

It has a Rooster handle! Is this just me or what? Okay, I'll calm down. I poked down those little green plates that most of you have sporting rabbits and carrots and the yellow plates are the ones that I did myself! I mod podge clear plates with fabric on the back. You know how talented I am! :)

Next came the matching tea pot, sugar and creamer. Did you see that Rooster wink? Oh, shoot! You just missed it! :)

One more little area set up with my very olden Rooster spice rack, Rooster kettle S&P from my childhood collection, little Rooster creamer and some darling little Rooster spreaders. Just makes my tiny heart go pitter pat! :)


Now you know I can't leave you without inviting you to my linky party I'm having next week on Tuesday the 5th! We'll be showing our favorite cupboards in our kitchen. If you'd like to find out more about it, please go HERE. Please come as I would love to have you join the fun!

Thanks for popping in to see me today and be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~ this song has nothing to do with today's post, just sweet memories as my little son and I used to sing it! :)

Put the Lime in the Coconut

Brother bought a coconut
He bought it for a dime.
His sister had another
She paid it for the lime.

She put the lime in the coconut
she drank them both up.
she put the lime in the coconut
Called the doctor, woke him up, and said
"Doctor, ain't there nothing I can take"
I said, "Doctor, to relieve this belly ache?"
I said, "Doctor ain't there nothing I can take"
I said, "Doctor"

Now let me get this straight;
You put the lime in the coconut
You drank them both up
put the lime in the coconut,
You drink them both up
the lime in the coconut,
you drink them both up
you put the lime in the coconut,
you're such a silly woman,
put a lime in the coconut,
and drink them both together,
put the lime in the coconut,
then you'll feel better.
put the lime in the coconut,
drink them both down,
put the lime in the coconut,
and call me in the morning
~ sung by Harry Nilsson


  1. The green bunny dishes are darling Shelia and I love it when you play!

  2. I love the little egg-cup. It is so cute and the silver tray is gorgeous. I use one on my dresser. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

  3. Lovely vignettes and your vintage bunny egg holder is adorable! Love your roosters sooo much!

  4. I love that Johnson Brother's pattern, I don't think I have ever seen it. Love your grandmother's coffee pot too. How great for you to have.

  5. Too too cute Miss Sheila. The little vintage egg holder was the cutest would make me grin too.

  6. Your vignettes are wonderful. I have 2 of those really deep corners also and they are really tons of fun to decorate. You can pile half the house in them. Your wonderful plate rack has me drooling. You do have some pretty dishes. I also love that you are using your silver. That percolator is fabulous. I will be there for the party, so have the coffee ready. Hugs, Marty

  7. You have such beautiful china Sheila!! Love your photos!!

    Thanks for your wonderful comments!

    Pamela xo

  8. I have a couple of deep corners, too. Love them! Your vignettes are adorable! Love the green plates and the holder. Care to share where you got it?
    To have your grandmother's coffeepot is precious! Love your tea set, too.

  9. Oh my gosh!!! I love the rabbit egg cup, and the silver took my breath away and you know I adore the bunny teapot.. girl, all of those things would look loverly in my home... lol
    hugs ~lynne~

  10. They are all marvelous Shelia!! I love the one with the plates and the winking roosters!


    Lou Cinda :)

  11. Everything looks so pretty, Shelia! I love the touches of silver and the springy dishes! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  12. The egg cup, the percolator and the spice rack are just too precious! I have a woefully teeny tiny kitchen but I love to put cute things in there so I can at least smile while I'm cooking and trying to move around in!

    I'd love to join your Heart of the Home Party, sounds like so much fun and I know I can get some good ideas for my itsy kitchen!

    Deanna :D

  13. I love your grandmother's percolator! When I visit my MIL, she always perks coffee ;o) The green bunny dishes are darling! Glad you found your plate stand. Love the rooster!

    P.S. Lime in the Coconut is one my favorite songs!

  14. Lovely vignettes! You remind me that I have a little plate rack with a little birdie on top.I'll have to pull him out.

    - The Tablescaper

  15. The silverwares are so beautiful.I admire you for being able to preserve it. The roosters are cute! Your kitchen is so adorable based from your pics and so you are!

  16. Always fun to "play" in the dishes. Cute vignettes, Shelia. ~ Sarah

  17. I love it when you play house in your all your pretties too..and you! ;D

  18. Shelia... this is so cute! You know I love it.

    I've been thinking about your party, and can it be any cabinet??? Or is it kitchen only??? Please let me know, okay? Thanks!


    Sheila :-)

  19. You just make the cutest vignettes, Shelia! You have that magic touch. Everything looks so springy and yes...the little plate rack has your name all over it!


  20. Shelia dear...that coffee maker of your Grandmother's is just gorgeous! How fortunate you are to have it! I hope that my Grandchildren have something of mine in their homes one day! I lost my Grandmother when I was grown so I am very lucky. There were five generations and I think that is fairly rare.

    I do LOVE it when you doyour little vignettes! So adorable...always!
    I am not good at those and need some I keep an eye on you. :)

  21. I love the Johnson Bros. set you have, Sheila! What you did in this corner was what I was talking about wanting to do with that tray I got from my Mom. I have that same green bunny teapot, sugar and creamer set! I love it and even got a pitcher that matches.

  22. Thank you for sharing your sweet collectibles. I love the little vignettes you have created. Have a happy day!

  23. Adorable egg cup Sheila, and I'm lovin' your new plate rack! How fun that it has a rooster:@)

  24. Pretty pretty pretty, Shelia! I love when you play in the kitchen.

    I might participate in the party. I would need to add an older post...only a couple of weeks you know my favorite cupboard is the one one made of barnboard.:-) Would an older post be okay?

  25. Lovin that percolator! Am I the only one who saw the rooster wink?

  26. Shelia, your kitchen corners look so sweet! I love the plate holder and the pretty green plates in it. I'm trying to decide if I should post about my favorite kitchen cupboard because we are renovating it soon and it will totally be gutted! New floors, cupboards, counters!! I'm excited and overwhelmed at the prospect. I guess I should do a post on my favorite cupboard before it's dismantled shouldn't I? We'll see :-) Have a wonderful day! Pamela

  27. Shelia, you can do no wrong in my book! Everything is perfection and I so enjoy seeing your vignettes! I love Johnson Bros, and didn't know they did such pretty rosy patterns, too! You've inspired me to try and change up some vignettes around here ~ just wish I had all the little pretty things you do!
    PS: Thanks a bunch for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment!

  28. You find the neatest things. That plate rack is really nice..fits perfectly!!

  29. What pretty vignette's Shelia!! Love them both. Trying to tidy up the cupboards for your party next week:) Martina

  30. Hi, shlia! What a bunch of pretty corners! you have a lot of pretty and cute items. You must enjoy them so much.

    I've never seen a plate rack like that or anything similar. I now have something new to add to my wish list! ♥

  31. Oh Shelia, your vignettes are just faaabbulous! I love, love the Johnson Bros. rosy pattern, it's so sweet. Oh dear, to have your grandmother's percolator is just awesome!

    I so enjoy dropping in to see you, I love your happy and sweet humor!


  32. Love your vignettes in the kitchen! Wish I had large counters so I could do this, alas I'm short on space! Love the rooster plate rack also.

  33. Love the cute rabbit egg cup!


  34. OOOOoooohhhhh, "Called the doctor, woke him up...." OK girl, it's all your fault! Heeehehe!!!

    I'm quite smitten with those little black tea kettles of your childhood. What treasures ya have there girl and I'm quite impressed with your hodgepodge!!! Aren't you just gifted with creativity??? :o)

    You have some beautiful corners there.

    God bless and have a terrific day sweetie!!!

  35. Love all of your vignettes....especially the silver...

  36. you sure did some mighty pretty playing there Miss Sweetums Supreme~!! loving the roo display for sure.


  37. Ohhhhh Pickel I love this! The minute I saw your beautiful coffee pot I teared up and I didn't know why ...then as I kept reading and found out it was your precious grandmother's...then I knew why...I just felt so much love in that piece...I know I get emotional that way! lol
    Girl where did you get that sweet plate holder!!! Ohhh and it has a rooster to boot...I'll pay you good money for it! lol Love all you pretty dishes you precious little doodlehead and I am gonna try my best to join in on your party..I am letting the paint dry on that blue wall cabinet in the living room as we speak...wanta guess what color it is now!!!! Go on I dare you! lol The sun came out for the first time today this week...Bill has cut grass....brought all my brown wicker to the front porch and took all my white wicker to the back porch...I bet my neighbors never get bored watching a great evening you girl....Picket

  38. Hi Sweetie, I love your deep corners. Sweet lady, you have a way with corners. Grandmother's coffee pot is so precious. Thank you for sharing all the lovelies with us. Hope I can come up with something for next week.

  39. Your vignettes are just beautiful, Shelia!
    Great photos and lots of inspiration, as always! :-)

    Big hugs,

  40. It looks lovely! You are all ready for Easter. Preparing the way...

  41. Your vignettes are just darling! How wonderful that you have your grandmother's electric percolator! It's gorgeous!
    Your plate rack is great, glad you could find one with a rooster on it.
    Have a great day,
    Love and hugs, Cindy


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