WELCOME TO MY KITCHEN.
I am about to step down into the KITCHEN from THE BAR area.
If YOU count THE BAR area I have 5 CHANDELIERS in my KITCHEN.
PLUS, TWO in my PANTRY!
THAT MAKES SEVEN!!!!!!
GUESS you can say I COLLECT THEM!!!!
CAT ON CAT……..YOU ALL KNOW THEODORABLE RIGHT!
This is just one of many positions!
How can he sleep with that leg in the AIR!
EGGS IN DINNER ROLL BASKET!
IT LOOKS PERFECT IN THE REFRIGERATOR!
PILLS IN SILVER NUT VESSEL.
So, much MORE fun than popping from the ugly plastic bottles!
DON’T YOU THINK?
Light SWITCH Plates nearly caused a DIVORCE in MY HOUSE!
I wanted the FAT ones…….HE wanted these that WE all GREW UP WITH………..
SO, he put FAT ONES in the BATHROOMS and HIS GARAGE and I got the thin ones through out the rest of the CASA!
I LOST but remedied the situation with FRAMES around the UGLY NECESSITIES!
SIGNAGE ALWAYS A VALUABLE DECOR ITEM FOR ME!
A PIG on VIEW!
TO EAT OR NOT THAT DEAD DAHLIA sitting on the fountains edge!
THE BIG DECISION was NO!
I KNOW I KNOW THAT UGLY PLASTIC POT!!!!!!
SHAME ON ME!
I will plant DAHLIA and toss POT!
SO, easy to find in THRIFT SHOPS old silver-plated casserole HOLDERS!
Why NOT put the DOG DISH inside it!
LOVE THE LITTLE BIRD FEET ON THIS ONE!
A LAMPSHADE used as a HEAD on an old CHUBBY WOMAN MANNEQUIN.
This was the FIRST ITEM I purchased for my SHOP almost 20 years ago!!!!!
FRENCH BISHOPS COAT ADORNS THE SAID MANNEQUIN!
MASTER BATH……….This MANNEQUIN resides there!
SILVER DINNER DOME USED TO HOLD DOOR OPENED.
When one has a TEA CUP pig one needs to have all Bathroom doors CLOSED!
Otherwise, this could happen……….
THE ITALIAN filmed this FOOTAGE as I was away for a few days!
NEEDLESS, to say I WAS HORRIFIED!
HOW LONG WAS HE IN THERE………I THINK ALONG TIME!
Like ALL DAY……..HE DID A POOP!
CONSIDERING THE MESS THERE WAS VERY LITTLE DAMAGE!!!!!
Watch for the FRENCH CRYSTAL STANDING CHANDELIER in the BATH TUB and what you canNOT see is a cement BUST from BELGIUM went down.
Not a chip or a scratch!
FRAME AROUND ALL LIGHT SWITCHES!
Just ADDS a bit of WHIMSEY!
( KATHLEEN here is THAT NECKLACE I spoke of…………)
PAPER TOWELS always NEED to be HANDY!
SO, I did this!
I keep inside a CHAMPAGNE BUCKET for easy GRAB and TEAR!
My OFFICE which was the old kitchen of this 1940’s house.
YOUR closet is probably BIGGER!
I found this lamp for $75.00 years ago and recently had THAT ITALIAN install an old frame on the ceiling!
A REASON TO LOOK UP AND SMILE AND CHECK FOR COBWEBS!
MY kitchen was an ADDITION by THE ITALIAN.
I am still waiting on the center island which I found old BALUSTRADES to be the support structure for a THREE TIERED TABLE.
My entire KITCHEN was designed around THAT ISLAND which I saw in a MAGAZINE……….over 25 years AGO!Do you think there is HOPE?I should pull that picture out and put it in his CHRISTMAS STOCKING!!!!!!!
The BALUSTRADES came from the OWNERS home of THE MARK HOPKINS HOTEL in SAN FRANCISCO!!!
A PIG IN THE DOORWAY………..always a good IDEA!
I have had a few spellings of BANKSY on Instagram lately…….the first was BUNKSEY, which I LOVED.
The second was BANKSI which I adored as well!
The ITALIAN calls him MISTER B!!!!!!!!!
This is ONE of MY FAVORITE pieces I found at a FLEA MARKET!
The FARM FEEDER!
It was $3.00 and I know the kid who gave me the price was going to be in TROUBLE with MOM as she had stepped away from the BOOTH!
I gave him MY $3.00 and ran to the car NO MORE SHOPPING FOR ME as I did not want THE MOTHER TO FIND ME!
WE use CLOTH NAPKINS.
WE use them for about a week…….
Each of the FAMILY members has a napkin ring.
The napkins once done with get tossed into the feed trough where you see the RESERVED sign!
WOODEN SPOONS NEED TO BE HANDY!
They are the most used kitchen tool by ME!
A CHANDELIER AND A MIRROR OUTSIDE under the porch!
I get MORE ENJOYMENT out of these OUTSIDE THAN I would INSIDE!
French PASTRY TABLE was MY MOTHER’s she scored years ago………..I think she paid $100.00!!!
How about an OLD DRESS RACK in the KITCHEN for hanging pots and pans……
It works B E A U T I F U L L Y!
I can even hang the ironing on it!
YES, I LOVE TO IRON after THE ITALIAN bought me a new iron!
WHAT A DIFFERENCE IT MADE!
I still take his DRESS SHIRTS to the DRY CLEANERS!
The old outside TABLE stands in the middle of my kitchen and ACTS as MY ISLAND!
It holds an OLD TERRA-COTTA POT that holds a silver TRAY that holds other vessels for smaller foods and tools.
The RED CHAIR just STOPPED in the KITCHEN as I had no other spot to put it!
I LOVE IT.
THE ITALIAN NOT SO MUCH.
WHO DO YOU THINK WILL WIN THAT BATTLE!!!??
HANG IN THERE BABY!
How many of YOU remember THAT from the 1970’s?
THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING!
LET’S ALL HANG TOGETHER!!!
I SO ENJOY YOUR COMMENTS!
THANK YOU for READING ME!