Monday, March 11, 2013

There's a Corner in the Kitchen. . . .


A Farmhouse Good Morning to You All. . .
There's a corner in my kitchen that I've overlooked for quite some time now.
Never seemed able to come up with a satisfying combination.



I sat a bowl and pitcher there for years.
Pretty but not that functional. . . .
Felt it needed more above on the vintage shelf.


I was hearing a few complaints here there about having 
to walk "so far" to the dinner plates, stored in the pie safe--
only about eight feet away.

Not enough complaints to do anything about it,
til this morning as I unloaded the dish drainer 
and was making several trips to that cabinet eight feet away. . .

It CAN wear you out a little. . . 

On my last pass, I stopped in mid-track--at the corner cabinet-- and thought,
"Okay. . . .So I'll leave a few plates here."


Well, one thing led to another and I ended up with a little serving area--
closer to the kitchen and convenient.

Once I filled the corner cabinet top, 
I knew what needed to go on the shelf above. . . .
finally. . . .
after all these years. . . .


It all came together quickly. . . .



I added my recent 50c pitcher find. . . .
and a 25c linen towel.




Such a beautiful crocheted border. . .


Now that corner is pretty and functional--
no more fussing about the eight foot walk either. . .

Just goes to show you that in any room,
a little tweaking can always be done. . .


Have a wonderful day!
Hope it's filled with sunshine!

. . .from my farmhouse to yours. . .


33 comments:

Shelia said...

What a lovely spot! So cozy and sweet.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love it and I am sure you will really enjoy it too. It looks fabulous, love the pitcher and the gorgeous little crocheted towel. Hugs, Marty

Jeannie Clemens said...

Tweaking is my favorite activity. That croched towell is a beautiful find!

Dawn said...

Brilliant idea, and it looks just perfect:) Love all the white of the dishes.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Great idea Dru. The plates look good in the corner shelf with the lacey tea towel.

Junkchiccottage said...

It is perfect and so functional and cute all at the same time. Don't you love when that happens!!!! Looks great.
Kris

Lisa Tucker said...

My goal this year was out with the pretty and in with the functional but when you can combine the two you've struck gold!!...:))

Pamela Gordon said...

I love it! It is fun to 'discover' new areas that have been overlooked for decorating or a more useful purpose such as this. I can't believe you got that lovely tea towel for 25 cents! I'd pay $5.00 here for something like that, which I think is pretty steep! Beautiful decorating Dru!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Dru, it turned out so pretty and handy too. I love the stacks of white. Pretty pitcher that you got for a song and also the tea towel. Reminds me that I have plain tea towels and very similar crocheted edgings. Why couldn't I marry the two and have a pretty little towel almost like yours..I might just have to try it..Happy Monday..Judy

Chenille Cottage said...

Pretty and so practical...What a functional yet attractive way to use and display your beautiful dishes.
Hello, sweet Dru! A visit to your country farmhome is such an enchanting experience...a trip back in time. My ggrandmother would feel right at home. Her name was Evaleena Benson Newman. As a little girl she traveled across the prairie in a covered wagon to the Oregon Territory.
I love your home and treasure your friendship!
Have a blest day!
Carolynn xo

Cozy Little House said...

And you tweak so well. Got my linky up so you can go join your recent tweak! Don't you love it when these ideas just come out of nowhere and they're perfect?
Brenda

RobynFromSimplyme said...

Everything looks beautiful.. I adore that chair you have on the wall.. 25 cents for that pitcher? What a steal!..And that crocheted border on the towel is just so pretty.. Everything just looks so perfect.. My kind of style..

Dewena Callis said...

Isn't it funny how something can stay the same and all of a sudden a solution occurs? I love the look of stacked dishes displayed, have admired them so often. I can't ever seem to pull that off, mine just look like I hadn't finished putting them away! You certainly have succeeded with this pretty area. Love the little girl too.

Old Time Cindy said...

As I'm reading your post, I'm thinking...this would be adorable for Country Whites Weekend. LOL! Of course I'll be at the party! ;)
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

chateau chic said...

I love the look of stacked white dishes.
Mary Alice

countryhomeandhearth said...

I love your white dishes and the towel. Everything goes so well together. You did a great job!

cynthia lee designs said...

You did good on your tweaking!! Love it...so pretty!! What a great find that pitcher was...25 cents. Wow...what a deal or should I say steal. LOL...
hugs,
Cindy

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Oh, this is such a pretty corner!! I'm drooling over the vintage shelf that you've so creatively decorated with your whites!

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

How lovely and so practical Love the towel edging x

Tina said...

I am new to your blog and I just love it! The "whites" of your crockery and linens are just wonderful!!!

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

Beautiful little vignette. Blessings, Patti

Pam said...

Everything is so beautiful! I love the thrifty finds, the pitcher and linen towel are so pretty!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Deb said...

It all looks very charming. I love the white dishes. Pretty, pretty, pretty. Deb

Lisa said...

I think you got it just right! Love your vintage linens with the beautiful crochet borders. Happy Thursday from the enchanted oven.
xo,
Lisa

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Pretty and functional is right! It looks great! I love that shelf ~ It is the perfect size and has such a pretty shape.

Shirley said...

Nothing like being in the moment and making something beautiful like your cozy new corner. Now when you do have to walk past, it will make you smile...very nice..

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

All so pretty! Visiting from FNF!
Blessings,
Cindy

Jann Olson said...

And ther's those gorgeous white dishes that I adore. Looks like that little corner was built just for them. Your sweet pitcher was a marvelous find. Great price on it and the towel. Good job my friend!
hugs,
Jann

Sherry said...

Beautiful!
Sherry

~ Liz ~ said...

That's an enchanting little spot. I love that shelf with it's towel bar and all the goodies you've perched there. It looks wonderful!
Liz @ Quirky Vistas

Debra @ Homespun said...

Just love that beautiful pitcher! :)

Jann Olson said...

Dru, thanks for sharing both posts with SYC. I love your style my friend!
hugs,
Jann

Rosemary and Thyme said...

I love it. So much beauty and charm in your little corner. I particularly love the little pitcher. You really put everything together nicely.

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