Firstly.... I want to thank everyone for their kind comments on my Kitchen Redo. They were greatly appreciated! Now I wanted to show you some close ups of little collections in my kitchen. This first one shows my vintage Hamilton Beach mixer. It came as a white chipped up mess. Now I know a lot of you would have loved it as I found it. (got it at the Habitat for Humanity store btw) but I knew it was begging for a coat of red paint. Now, I have painted LOTS of stuff and am NOT afraid of a spray can, but......I was intimidated by this project. I knew it would need to be taken apart and the pieces painted, the inside cleaned and oiled and then the whole shebang put back together. I have no problem admitting to NOT being a rocket scientist and doing this myself made me feel a mess. Soooooooo I started to beg the men in my life to do it for me (WHY do we do that??). My Dad was not interested and Hubby......well, lets not go there. Sooooooo I said, like the Little Red Hen....I WILL DO IT MYSELF! And I did..I took out all the little screws, cleaned all the parts, painted what needed it, greased the mechanism, put it all back together and TADA! It works good and looks even better. I can not say how proud I was to have done it MYSELF!
Here are some of my old gadgets. I LOVE old gadgets...I have a box with LOTS more. When I get moved, I am going to paint all the handles to match my NEW kitchen....I don't know if they will need to be pink, red or robins egg blue.
I HAD (notice I bought the cutest one I could find, heehe!) to buy this scale when I had my shop. We used this on our candy counter. It now adds just the right amount of red to the top of my frig. I could totally buy every Bailey's face cup I find, they are adorable!
Yes, I do love my Mary Engelbreit! I am still sad I won't be getting any more "Home Companion" magazines. I have many of her books and calendars etc...Her art just cheers me up!
Here is my collection of yellow birdie S&P shakers. It all started with the set on the right of the 3rd shelf down. I had them sitting on my microwave for a long time and they just made me so happy every time I saw them. So their family grew.........Don't you just love big families!! I also collect the vintage potholders. The colors and patterns amaze me since I have never learned to do knitting or crocheting. Maybe someday.....
Thank you for stopping by to peek at my kitchen collections!