It's "time" to move a few things out of the kitchen/keeping room to make way for the change over. One more quick look--then they're gone. Oh, don't worry--they're not going far--just to the back porch. . . . .
One thing nice about painting our walls a soft, creamy color--and the kitchen cabinets a classic white--is the opportunity to change easily into a different look and style. The neutral colors make a wonderful backdrop.
Since the historic district is set ca 1938 and we, at one time, allowed special visitors to tour our house, I decorated in the appropriate style of a 1930s cottage kitchen. Green was the accent color, with splashes of red. I collected many items in green, including the ones you see here. They were all well-used, rusty in places--but, with definite character. I have loved and enjoyed them all. . . .
I used the bread box for flowers and greenery--and for stalks of cotton bolls, when flowers weren't available. Rarely was there a homemade treat under the cake cover. More often than
not, it hid a package of cookies or box of crackers or a stack of paper plates. I hid homemade jams--and John's peanut butter--in the smaller bread box.
I love this sunbonnet lady--reminiscent of the sunbonnet quilts
popular in the 30s. The tin may have originally been purchased with
cookies or crackers in it. One of the marketing tools of that time. . . .
Isn't this little shelf cute? It's the one piece I based my 1930s
kitchen colors on. It only measures 7 1/4" x 11". It's chippy and
painted on some type of particle board--but it is vintage. And, the good
news is, I've decided to sell it. . . . Only $5.00, plus $3.99 shipping! If you're interested, email me. . . .SOLD!!!!
The frogs were for fun. They showed up in wooden buckets or as part of a vignette or anywhere that might bring a smile to someone. Why frogs? Well, there's a story behind it, concerning a cat we had when we first moved here and his night out eating "frog legs". But, I won't go into that tale right now. Let me just say, we had--and have--numerous green frogs at the farm. They sing to us at night, cling to our windows at the strangest times, and perplex our house cat, Boo, to no end. We like having them around. They eat spiders and bugs and mosquitoes--and the kids love catching and playing with them. It's a farm thing. . . .
Now, it's time for a change. I'm clearing everything out and starting with a blank slate. I'm afraid these "green things" are the first to go. I can re-purpose them as storage for garden seeds and supplies, to hide nails and hammer, and maybe for drying flowers. I'll still enjoy them----on the back porch. . . .
I love the green!
green, green, green...my favorite color. I always say that about green--but honestly, I just don't have much in my home in the way of green. Weird.
The frogs are cute, so glad your keeping these items to enjoy elsewhere.
Can't wait to see the new room. I bet you can't either~Pat
That shade of green is so soothing. I have been collecting green handled kitchen gadgets, to match my great great grandmother's rolling pin. I am not a great green fan, but the color is growing on me.....
Love that little sunbonnet lady!
I love green and currently looking for a 1930s bread box. But I have to say, you have a beautiful collection.
Oh I love it all. You need some green depression glass for a little added elegance. Lobe green depression glass.
You have a lovely collection.But it is fun to change things around.Good to use as storage too!
I really like that shade of green. And that pan made into a clock...too cute!
Oh my, drool running down my face here. I love, love the green tin collection. Do not sale them (unless it is to me) lol! They are absolutely precious. I would kill (well, not really) for a collection like that. Hope you share them at Share Your Cup.
well i just love this little collection and i can't wait to see what you'll do now! hurry up!!
The whole collection is beautiful but I absolutely love the bread box!
Those are my favorite colors!! I am wanting to decorate my kitchen with the same colors. We have just been working on re-doing our kitchen and now I need to be on the look out for these types of things. Yours are just so lovely!!!
You have wonderful vintage items! I also love your colors and the pan made into a clock? What a great idea! I have about 3 or 4 of those pans in yellow. I need numbers though! LOL!
Great idea for putting things on the back porch. I missed your sale or I would have snatched up that cutie in a heartbeat! I love your taste in all things...it matches mine! LOL!
You have used your vintage things very well. I enjoyed seeing your home and the way you are using them.
Your green vintage tins are wonderful. But it's always fun to make a change to something fresh and new.
I have such a weakness for green, and your vintage treasures are so charming. I love the scale and the fabulous old bread boxes.
Visiting from VTT
Our kitchen is green and I am pea green with envy over all of your darling things, so charming!
Oh my goodness, LOVE all these pretty green items! I'm visiting from Vintage Thingie Thursday and will be combing your blog for inspirational photos of the 30's kitchen!
Oh my! I love all your vintage collections. Those tins are awesome and I love that scale. Oh how nice. :)
i LOVE your tins ... i had a similar collection only in red. but it was time for me to move on as well. i still have some of my pieces and use them in other areas of my home for other things! i'm looking forward to seeing your new kitchen!
Beautiful treasures and vignettes. I just love the tin with the silhouette. My favorite!
What a nice collection you have! I love the greens and the Sunbonnet Lady on the tin. I have a creamy colour on my walls too but don't have the cabinets painted white, yet! Have a wonderful weekend.
I am so in love with your Kitchen greens!!
Such cooling shades of green...perfect for the hot days of August!
Your blog is such a delight...and, I'm happy to have seen your photo on Jann's blog!
Have a happy day!
Hi Dru, you know I love this collection. Just wanted to say thanks for linking it up to Share Your Cup.
I'm back again, ha-ha! Just love this collection so much that I had to feature it on Share Your Cup. Thanks again for sharing!
I don't know...but this was a painful post....I love your green items...that one with the lady in the dress...oh...I hope they find a happy and safe home on the porch!
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