Friday, March 27, 2009

Collections around my Kitchen

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!
Blessings~ LillySue


21 comments:

JLB said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, my computer glitched and I accidently lost the window that I had your blog up in and I couldn't remember how I'd gotten there and hadn't "followed" yet. Thank you for praying for me, I am a lot better now although I still feel alone alot, but those parts of the posts are coming ;)
Speaking of areas where each person does what they're good at, I thought you'd like to look at this site
http://www.heartland-ministries.org/
They have that whole set up. They have the family area and their own school, a dairy with cows and goats, cheese making, and many many more areas and everyone has their part. I visited in October and thought it would be wonderful but would never be able to convince hubby. So no, you are a nutcase as you put it. I looked at the same idea! lol

JLB said...

Btw: I love the color coordination even on the utensils, I can't find anything around here for a decent price that coordinates with my yellow.

debi @ life in my studio said...

Hi LillySue,
I LOVE your mixer and scale...so cute!! You have so many fun vintage treasures...love the little yellow birdies!! They would cheer me up too!
Have a great weekend,
Debi

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

It is a bright and cheerful Kitchen. I love all your collections. Great job with the mixer.
Hugs
Sonia

Anne Marie said...

you have some great collections!
like your salt and pepper shakers...those are cute!

....hey....uh....I have a clue....FOR YOU!!

Becky said...

Im a new follower,found your name on Ann Maries page.Lovely blog here.Im sure i will be stopping in again!

JLB said...

lol I know, this is weird, Im cracking up laughing. I love ice cream too! Looking forward to your email. No snow here but predicted for tonight for the church dinner.

JLB said...

I'm gonna guess yours is in June if you think the birthdays will tell ;)

Dawn said...

I'm so impressed with your mixer fixing abilities! And anything red is awesome in my opinion! I have the same Mary Engelbreit Teapot. I've never used it, I didn't need it, but it makes me happy just to see it!

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

What cute stuff and a what a sweet blog! We are kitchen soul mates I think! You did a wonderful job on the redo.:-)

Betty Jo said...

Beautiful things. Incredible redo of the mixer. What type of paint did you use for the mixer? ♥

Coleen said...

great re-do! Love that lil elf and the sugar and creamer (is that what they are?) with the faces....I have a set that are elf faces....so sweet!

Heart Hugs,
Coleen

tam said...

Well how fun is that! I love what you did-the mixer is so sweet painted red~Smiles~Tam!

Mermaid Debbie said...

Hi LillySue, I have been on vacation to the Oregon Coast and just returned last night. I am doing a bit of blog catching up when I should be doing laundry! I love your new kitchen and I especially am crazy for the little pixie in your photo of your also awesome red scale. I collect pixies and just thrill when I see them! I am enjoying your blog!

Sarah said...

Your kitchen is adorable! I love all of your vintage accessories and red just happens to be one of my favorite colors! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Gullett Circus said...

I love your kitchen love all the cute little touches if I had shelves somewhere I would love them. Where did you get your beehive canisters those are so cute, I love that they are clear.

Kimberly said...

THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR KITCHEN AND COMMENTING ON MINE~ FROM A FELLOW "MARY" LOVER, I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR M.E. COLLECTION! TOO CUTE! TAKE CARE AND HAVE A BLESSED WEEKEND!

Pam said...

I love all the red in your kitchen. Good job on the mixer. It looks great. Men!!!

Shell said...

Your kitchen is adorable! I really do like the pops of red against the green. I especially love the red mixer. It looks great! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Kristen said...

You have such a fun and bright kitchen!

Sarah Denley said...

Your kitchen is too cute!

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