Vintage Finds Display- After scoring recently with My Vintage Kitchen Finds, I was left with the problem of finding a spot to display them. I thought about on the soffit area above the kitchen cabinets, on top of my china hutch, a shelf over the door, etc. Still stymied, I thought of my little french shelf by my computer in the kitchen. with some of my Grandfather's WW1 French items, which I will re-display somewhere else. I also put out my vintage Foley food mill to complete the vintage look on the counter :)
I'm happy I didn't have to put out any $$ for this, and it was easy. If, or I should say, when I go back to to the little store I got these from, I might have to change my plans since I will buy a few more:) I read the shade of green on these utensils is called "french green". Who knew! I used the cheese slicer a few days ago, it's still sharp! I did paint the handles of the pancake turner and mixer, since they were bare, to match. I was lucky to find a fairly good match at a crafts store. Since I'm not selling them I think it looks good. They had red paint originally, just a speck or two left. I used a craft store piece of unfinished wood for the cookie cutters, to go above my range.
Rehabbing Old Stuff- I've had a couple things I've wanted to re-do, so I got out the left over paints. This little wooden box was just too dark brown, and so off white/cream color, maybe for when I buy more green vintage stuff! It was my attempt at a fall prim look, above :)
Garden- I added a couple more tomatoes in the main veggie bed, did about 1 1/2 hours of pruning, & cleaned up in the front yard. I planted some poppies and calendula from seed. I'll make some calendula tincture if they take, good for sore muscles! Good for my Independence Days list! Make your own meds! The raised bed is coming along nicely, just watering and my 2 old rhubarbs are coming back!!!
Cookies! A couple of nights ago I made these- Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie I used chopped up chunks of bittersweet chocolate leftover from the holiday baking I didn't do. I used pecans and I thought I went to heaven! Oh joy!