Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Making Cuteness

Hello, Dear Ones! I showed you my 'clean' kitchen the other day and thought I would show you this little area where the microwave is. Here we go...
This little area to decorate sits between the ovens and the pantry.
I'm looking at this spot when I'm at the cooktop so I thought I should make it cute. I like cute, do you?
I pulled out some pieces of my Mildred dish pattern thinking they look all sweet and springy.
My tiny little microwave needed a doo so I tossed down a blue and white place mat and started poking down Mildreds.
Don't you just love this old fashioned pattern? I don't exactly remember how old this pattern is, but it's pretty old. That's okay as I'm pretty old too! :)
Here's an up close and personal snap of the little Mildred creamer. I poked in some cute little tea things topped spoons for more cuteness.
I don't really have a place to poke my cookbooks, well, they are pushed into the bottom of my little hutch in the breakfast room. I thought I would pull out a few of my favorites and toss them down here. I like this and I can grab one in an instant! The Susan Branch binder has blank pages where I can write down some of my recipes. There are many in there from you! :) Y'all are such good cooks and I just love to copy your yumminess.
This little casserole is not a Mildred but she blends very well. I got this at a garage sale last year for $2! I think I did good. It's olden too.
I slung down a Mildred platter, some Mildred dessert plates topped with a pretty milk glass dish filled with apples.
If you didn't know, I just love milk glass and grab a piece as often as I can. Oh, speaking of apples, when my daughter was little she made up her own words for things. She called apples peedos. We affectionately still call them peedos! ;)
Now here is my ultimate dose of cuteness. I love little cow creamers too! I guess I love lots of things. Well, this little cow creamer was my very first and I named her Buttercup. I didn't slam, toss or poke her down on the counter, but gently sat her down and filled her little opening with flowers. I hope you've enjoying seeing a little bit of my cuteness today. Life is too short not to have some cuteness to look at!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)
I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I'm Cute
I'm cute, yes it's true
I really can't help it
But what can I do
When you're cute, it just shows
WIth these two darling eyes and a cute little nose
And a pretty pink dress, that's adorable, yes
And when they see my dimples then everyone says
Oh shoot!
Isn't she cute! Cute, cute
Oh isn't she cute, cute, cute
I'm the one they adore
I'm sweet and I'm cuddly
And small just like Dudley but more
It's a chore
To be constantly cute
And enchanting to boot
When my lip's sticking out
In that cute little pout
Then there's just no doubt
Why the guys like to shout
She's a beaut!
Let's face it, I'm cute
Cute, cute
Oh, baby, she's cute, cute, cute
Being cute's a thing I can't hide
If you look up the word in a book
There's my picutre inside!
TV Guide
Has me on the cover
Don' cha just love her?
I'm simply a goddess
And isn't she modest?
I'm the answer to one of the questions on Trivial Pursuit
For "Who's the most cute?"
Cute, Cute
Oh isn't she cute, cute, cute
I'm cute and I'm sweet
And I'm innocent, neat
And so trusting
If you want our opinon this song is becoming disgusting
I'm cute
So what!
I never am vain
She's becoming a pain in the ..
But I'm also real nice
I'm a doll through and through
So big whop-de-do
I'm sweet and adoring
And also real boring
And that's why we're snoring at you
That's it! You've ruined my entire cute song!
I am angry! I am furious! I am enraged!
I've had it!
You're awfully cute when you're angry...
You really think so?
A babba dabba dooba do wah!
She's cute! 

~ lyrics by Animaniacs


  1. I just loved this post! It is chocked full of cuteness. I am not familiar with your china pattern, but adore it! Your home is always so lovely!!!!

  2. Love the cuteness of Buttercup! And how cute is the teacup spoons too! Your kitchen is full of warmth and cuteness:) Kathleen in Az

    1. Thanks, sweetie! Hope you have a great week.

  3. Shelia, I love your beautiful dishes. I too love that cow creamer. I finally bought myself one last year. Not as cute as yours. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,Susie

  4. The china is so pretty -- but the placemat on the microwave is brilliant. I'm digging through my collection as soon as I hit publish to copy!

  5. So much cuteness! I love that pattern and the name, Mildred is my Mother In Law's name. I think I need to play with my pretties today. Buttercup is adorable! Happy Day my friend.


  6. Your kitchen is so spotless clean and pretty. I love your 'counter cuteness' and the pretty dishes on top of the Microwave.

  7. Oh Sheila, I love your cuteness in your kitchen. Why I love cuteness in your whole house. I am just now starting to feel good, and excited about creating cuteness again in my little house. Hugs to you sweet friend. Karie

  8. Shelia, I love your Mildred china. It is quite lovely and reminds me of Spring. You always give me a smile when I visit. Enjoy your afternoon. ♥

  9. Pretty dishes! Gotta have a happy kitchen to keep the chef happy. '-)

  10. I love all the cuteness you poked into that little area. I do love cute, too! The dish pattern is charming.

    Jan ♥

  11. I need to clean my kitchen! That stainless steel is pretty but a stinker to keep up with! Your kitchen is always cheery and I love your new arrangement on top of the microwave. Those are sweet dishes and I love your Buttercup cow creamer. I own two cow creamers now myself!

  12. Loving all your cuteness, Shelia! The cow creamer is my favorite! xoxo

  13. A very beautiful and functional space Shelia!....Yes, the old china patterns are so exquisite...I have always loved them!...and Buttercup is adorable!!

  14. Lovely! This old-fashioned pattern reminds me of my mother-in-law's china! Happy to visit as your neighbor today at the Linkup at Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday!

  15. I do like cute! At my desk the bulletin board is covered with Mary Englebreit calendar pages. A friend told me I should take it down but I love it.

    I like the cute things in your kitchen too. Old fashioned type cookbooks, cows, and china all make me smile. Your songs do too. :)

  16. You are a one-of-a-kind supah cute kind of gal, Shelia! Big hugs!

  17. I love that stack of cookbooks and it's nice to have some out and handy. Everything looks very cute....just like YOU! Hugs!

  18. This is such a nice space, Shelia, and you have made your personal touch!! Love the stack of cookbooks---you have some classics. I have the Susan Branch recipe binder and I could kick myself for now working on it with a ton of loose recipes. :(

    I bet you love your new kitchen, sweetie!


  19. What a great little place to add your cutieness. Your dishes are so pretty and look like Spring.
    Thanks for sharing this great area.


  20. What a lovely display! I love your sweet area between the oven and the pantry. Just so pretty!!

  21. Sometimes it is such fun to enjoy cute ...
    Lovely displays thank you for sharing.

    All the best Jan

  22. Well, you certainly "cuted" it up good, Sheila...but of course you would! :)

  23. You really do make cuteness in the most lovely of ways!! xx

  24. It is beyond cute...it is adorable. What a happy place to look at while you work.

  25. Love your style of bringing in cuteness~ Your classic, cookbooks and your collections really make it homey.

  26. Your nook does look really cute! Colorful and cute. Love it.

  27. I bought a few of those china peices a few weeks ago, they are identical to yours. I didnt know they were called Mildred---i dont know much about china. I just thought they were pretty. We have so many of the same items...lol...guess we have the same taste. If all our cowcreamers got together they would have big party!

  28. Oh I adore your cuteness Sheila! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  29. Shelia,
    Cuteness, indeed!
    Oh, dear friend, I decorate the top of my microwave, too!
    I love your patterned china atop your microwave!
    The Cookbook stack would have me thumbing, marking and cooking away!
    Thank you for sharing your cuteness with functionality in the Kitchen!

  30. Love your decorating style, even the most functional spot needs to make us smile. Especially in a woman's workhorse area. Loving your vintage dishes, such a pretty pattern! Thanks so much for joining Dishing It & Digging It and hope to see you again this Sunday at 4. Have a great week Pat!


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