Thursday, January 19, 2012

A New Toy!


Hello, Dear Ones! I'm saying "A New Toy!" like the guy did on The Price Is Right when he'd say "A New Car!" Just wanted you to know what I was thinking!

Well, my new toy started with these...
 my Le Creuset pots! Mr. Precious gave me the dutch oven a few months back and for Christmas he gave me the stock pot and a matching Le Creuset tea pot! As pretty as they are, I just couldn't keep them all on my cooktop! So I said I was on the lookout for a baker's rack.

 Enter Mr. Precious again. I had been to Hobby Lobby and they had their metal furniture on sale. I saw this one, told him about it and he got it for me! See why I call him Mr. Precious? :) kiss kiss...

 It wasn't very expensive, it's not too big, but plenty of room for my pots and for me to play with! I just love to play!! :)

 So I'll show you how I've played with it! Oh, this is so much fun! Look at the top! Had to poke my favorite Rooster up here.

A shelf for my pots and a few little extras.

 A great shelf to poke on some of my dishes.

 I ran to Target and grabbed a couple baskets to poke on the bottom shelf. I knew I'd have to fall on my tiny knees to reach that shelf to dust and I didn't want anything to do with that, so baskets were the answer. I have a set of dishes in the first basket and salt and peppers in the second basket. I've placed matching napkins over the tops to help them stay almost dust free! I'm so clever! :)

Well, you know how it goes! You go into a store in search of something and come out with something else. That's what I did at Tuesday Mornings, looking for baskets. Didn't find any baskets but I did find this tiny little tool box and it was covered with Christmas. Cute as can be but I wanted to use it now ~ so out came the spray paint and the rest was history! Tiny and cute, napkined and Roostered! Right down my tiny alley! ;)

Oh, one more thing. The shelves are black and I could just see dust bunnies hopping all over the place so...I made shelf runners! Yes, I did... burgundy colored on one side and a red toile on the other! 


 If you visit me very often you may have wondered where my barrister bookcases went. Right here they are! They are very olden and we have another set upstairs in Mr. Precious' office.

 I love these bookcases as they house my cookbooks! I love my cookbooks! You may ask, can you love cookbooks? Well, you bet your folding in egg whites you can! :) Here's the top and I see I must make a new  runner for this to match my runners on my new baker's rack!

 Now you can see where my toys are located. Those swinging doors take you into the laundry room thus why you're seeing a wire hanger up there on the hanging rack.

Yep, I've got lots of stuff crammed into this little breakfast room. My little breakfast hutch is on the other wall opposite the table.

Hope you've enjoyed seeing my new toy! I just had to leave you with a view of a cute little fuzzy behind belonging to my little Chloe Dawn! :)


Fingerprints on the Fridge for Feature Yourself Friday



Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~


Shake Your Tailfeather

Well I heard about the fellow you've been dancing with
All over the neighbourhood
So why didn't you ask me baby
Or didn't you think I could?

Well I know that the boogaloo is out of sight
but the shingaling's the thing tonight
But if that was you and me a now baby
I would have shown you how to do it right
Do it right (U-huh)

Twist it, shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it baby
Hey we gonna loop de loop
Shake it out baby
Hey we gonna loop de li
Bend over let me see ya shake your tailfeather
Bend over let me see ya shake your tailfeather
Come on let me see ya shake your tailfeather
Come on let me see ya shake your tailfeather
Aaah

Twist it, shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it baby
Hey we gonna loop de loop
Shake it out baby
Hey we gonna loop de li
Bend over let me see ya shake your tailfeather
Bend over let me see ya shake your tailfeather
Come on let me see ya shake your tailfeather
Come on let me see ya shake your tailfeather

Come on, come on baby
Come on, yeah, come on babe, alright

Do the twist
Do the fly
Do the swim
And do the bird
Well do the duck
Aaah, and do the monkey
Hey hey, watusi
And, ah, what about the frug
Do the mashed potato
What about the boogaloo
Oh, the bony marony
Come on let's do the twist


Twist it, shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it baby
Twist it, shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it baby
~ sung by Ray Charles and Chloe Dawn

64 comments:

  1. I love the pattern of the back of it! So pretty. As well as your "shelf liners!"
    Brenda

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  2. Mr. is doing a pretty darn good job. Great place for your goodies. Love the look of your breakfast room.

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  3. The bakers rack is pretty and functional. It will be great for storing all your pretty things just like today.

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  4. I am loving the red in your home! The shelf is perfect and I have to mention how beautiful your curtains are!

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  5. I adore your Le Creuset pots! My sister gave me a set of the coffee mugs last Christmas & we just love them.
    Your new baker's rack is a perfect place for all your pretties!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  6. I have the same Le Creuset dutch oven and my stock pot is in the gold color....

    Love your new bakers rack. What a fun toy to play with!

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  7. Oh boy, another place to play, how fun! I love the looks of it all. I had some of those pots in orange too, my son, who is a great cook was coveting them and told me that when I was gone, he would love them..so I just gave them to him and he uses them lots more than I was using them. They are the most beautiful color aren't they? Have fin with all of that! :D

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  8. Thats just so dang purdy. Not only are you beautiful but you are brilliant. why why didnt I think to use mine this way.. Now I'm gonna have to copy cat YOU:)
    big hugs for Mr. Precious too.. he sure is a sweetie.

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  9. I love your new pans. I have Chantal in dark Blue. be careful, they will stick at first. Love the little fur baby I saw in one picture. Thanks, Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  10. Love your new Cruset pots! Those are so nice. That was very sweet of your hubby to buy you the bakers rack too. I don't blame you for wanting those to be displayed. They're so nice. That rack will definitely get some good use!

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  11. Lovin' the new baker's rack Sheila, almost as much as the LeCreuset! Happy Cooking:@)

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  12. What a charming breakfast room! Love it! And that baker's rack looks perfect there. Even with Chloe Dawn's cute little behind in the picture!

    ~Linnea

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  13. Oh I do love your new bakers rack and it is displayed so beautifully. How fun is this? Love it all. Hugs, Marty

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  14. Hi Shelia,
    You sure know how to play, that's for sure. I love your bakers rack and all the pretties displayed upon it. Very pretty.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  15. Your Baker's rack setting is just gorgeous, Shelia. You'll LOVE your La Cruset. Your kitchen is just beautiful

    Have a beautiful weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  16. I LOOOOVE your new toy! Your Mr. P is certainly PRECIOUS!!!!!!!!!!! For sure! Love how you have accessorized it. I need so much more storage space too! I also love the idea of the swinging doors to the laundry room! HMMMMM.... might have to run that by my hubby:):) XO, Pinky

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  17. we match! i have the same color dutch oven & stock - love em eh?

    www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

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  18. Love all of your new stuff! And so happy to see you are still with the RED! I got a little scared at that recent "blue" post. ;)
    Love your new Baker's Rack and Le Creuset items. I have the Le Creuset baking dish (a tiny one and bigger one and I use them all the time and the burned on food just WIPES away... aren't they fabulous?!) and my dutch oven is a Staub (which I am not that thrilled over because it has a 'dimpled bottom'). Anyway, I am supposed to be talking about YOUR stuff! Which is lovely. Use everything in good health, as my mother would say. :)
    Best,
    Gloria

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  19. Sheila, that is perfect there. I love the design of it. Mr.Precious did good!

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  20. Your new toy is beautiful with all it's pretties and what a Sweetie you have! He's a keeper for sure!!! Have a wonderful weekend, Gail

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  21. Hi, Shelia,
    I so enjoyed your little tour of your newest fun stuff. I love it all! Seriously, your house is darling!
    The shelf liners really make it pop.
    D

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  22. What a pretty bakers rack Shelia and I LOVE all those pretty dishes you have on it! Your displays look beautiful!! Have a wonderful weekend:)

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  23. Oh Sheila I love your ROO's, I just could not get enough of them. Your kitchen is so so pretty, and I love the shot of your dog walking back in the kitchen. I love the bakers rack! It serves a purpose.

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  24. Your Mr Precious is so sweet,,, I love your bakers rack,,, you dolled it up so beautifully.... love love the runners you made.....

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  25. I have the same dutch oven and a few other pieces of the Le Creuset in red. I love them all! Your baker's rack is beautiful and just perfect for all of your pretty kitchen things!

    I don't remember ever seeing your breakfast nook, I wish I had one! It's so cute and I love the tablecloth!

    You have a real keeper there with Mr. Precious!

    XO,
    Jane

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  26. I love your new Bakers Rack. I have one and I want some shelf runners...lol. I will probably just use placemats since I don't sew. Great ideas! Lucky you to have a Mr. Precious! hugs, Linda

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  27. I love your baker's rack, Shelia. I also like your Le Creuset. I have various sizes but they are so heavy to hang on the pot rack so John bought me a set of copper which I have not seen yet. Clever idea on the baskets and liners. Mr. Precious is wonderful!..Christine

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  28. What a great baker's rack. I really like your le cruesets (sp?), let us know how you enjoy cooking in them.

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  29. Love the bakers rack and you've decorated it wonderfully!

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  30. I love your baker's rack! And that little Chloe is a scene stealer. Le Creuset pots are great. Your hubby knows just what gifts to pick for you. xo

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  31. Oh those pots are so pretty Shelia! Mine have to stay tucked away as they are the ugliest things ever!!!

    Your bakers rack looks so pretty!!I have one at my booth and looking at yours is making me think about bringing it back home!!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  32. You did good with your new toy. Love the shelf liner with two sides to them...I really like toile.Cute behind!

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  33. ...and a Schnauzer keister to boot!
    I loved this post! What a joyous home you have!

    xo
    Andie

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  34. You didn't waste any time filling up those shelves!!! What fun and it looks wonderful!!! Very happy and cheerful, you are one lucky lady!!! hugs...cleo

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  35. Oh Your decor is so cute! I love roosters in my kitchen but I could only pray I could decorate so good. Come do mine!!! LOL. I have such a tiny kitchen, with no storage. Yours is exactly what I wish I had! Love the cute little behind in the last pic!!!

    God Bless~
    Debbie

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  36. Shelia, I'm so jealous! I have always wanted a bakers rack. Yours is just perfect there.:)

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  37. Love that rack...looks great where you have it.
    Love that fuzzy behind, too. :))

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  38. I love red anything. lucky girl.

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  39. I love your new bakers rack and how you decorated it! Great details- and your shelf liners look terrific. The layout of the dishes and your LeCreuset pieces look fab! The baskets are perfect and great way to store more goodies!

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  40. Oh I love your new toy! SO inspiring. My oldest daughter gave me her old Bakers Rack in which I love! Now I have some ideas!!!! Thanks for posting this. I love it all. Just pinned it too!

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  41. You have such a flair for displaying your beautiful items...I would like to move this whole shelf unit into my home - as is!!

    Please stop by to enter my giveaway of a digital scrapbook program!

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  42. That is so pretty! I love your bakers rack and your barristers book case is very beautiful. My hubby would love to have a wall full of those.
    I love all of your reds in there and of course your yard birds fit so perfectly! You have great style, dear lady.
    Love and hugs, Cindy

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  43. I love her sweet little behind! Everything is gorgeous...but I expect nothing else!! I see those sweet roosters up on that high shelf!!

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  44. I love your new baker's rack, and you have arranged it to look so pretty. I like having my things that are pretty out where I can see them.

    You did good, sweet sister.♥

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  45. Sheila, gusto de leerte y ver tus nuevos juguetes. Tienes toda la razón tienes un Sr. Preicioso. Cuidense los dos. Saludos.

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  46. Sheila,
    You have all my favorite things on your bakers rack! I love LeCruset ... I have the large dutch oven in red! The roos and the bunny dishes are my favs too! So pretty all grouped together :)
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  47. Oh what a lovely bright kitchen you have! I like the new baker's rack and all the sweet things you've added to it. You do have a precious Mr.! Have a super weekend! Hugs, Pamela

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  48. I love the new toys. Very nice baker's rack and bookcase.

    I have a collection of cookbooks, so agree yes you can love them.:)

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  49. Sheila, it is gorgeous. Love your breakfast nook. Your Mr. Precious is ....precious. He knows how to keep you happy!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  50. Oh my gosh, I don't think I could love your new treats any more than I do! I want a baker's rack now, but I really don't think I have room for you. I love all your goodies and the way your decorate. Enjoy your new pots.

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  51. Shelia,
    Your "Mr. Precious" is such a wise man,indeed! You have done wonders with your baker's rack! I am loving all your green dishes!!! The new pans will soon be filled with delicious recipes from those amazing cookbooks, I'm sure of it! What a lovely kitchen and breakfast room you have. Thanks for sharing...and inspiring!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  52. I love your new Baker's Rack! It's a great way to display your pretty pots! I like the idea of the baskets on the bottom!

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  53. I was hopping and found your blog through, chic on a shoe string decorating party. I love your collection and the new rack is wonderful.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Vicki

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  54. Such a cute set up! I love baker's racks. Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog! :o)

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  55. Hello Shelia, I love, love, love the new look on your hutch. Clever how you showcase your lovely gifts, and I love the red too. What a great idea, helps with storage too. Great vignettes and great roo. I like all your changes, the breakfast nook looks lovely. You always share the best ideas……….

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  56. So pretty! Thank you for sharing this fabulous post to Potpourri Friday!

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  57. Your new toys are wonderful! I love your new cookware - and your baker's rack is perfect! You always inspire me.
    ~Adrienne~

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  58. What a wonderful addition and I love how you've arranged it! And yes, Mr. Precious certainly does merit his name.

    Come visit. I have a GIVEAWAY going on.

    - The Tablescaper

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  59. Sheila, your bakers rack is so pretty! And you have done such a terrific job with the display. Beautiful!I love the shelf runners, gorgeous fabric! Your breakfast room looks so warm and inviting!

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  60. Beautiful Shelia!!Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  61. Hi Shelia


    Welcome to my blog

    http://my-way-here.blogspot.com/

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  62. Absolutely love your bakers rack. I have one something like yours and I think I will do something similar. Thanks for sharing.
    Bernice

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