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Aug 30, 2014

Vintage Kitchen Chicken Wire Window Display, Change in The Weather


Vintage Kitchen Chicken Wire Window Display-
Dave and I went up for the afternoon to Idaho City to our favorite little lunch place. We have tried for years to go into a little junk shop, but it was always closed. Not today! The photo above is the cute kitchen tools on chicken wire display on top of a vintage window frame. They stripped it down to bare wood, not my thing. I like chippy paint!!! I have been wanting to re-display my vintage green wood handled kitchen tools. I wanted something bigger to make more impact, rather than having them scattered all around the kitchen. Most of them are from the 1920's/30's. On the way home I found a similar sized old window for $7.00 at a Habitat-like store. We broke and disposed of the glass, and Dave got out out spare chicken wire. I'll be making the same thing, but will leave the chippy paint on the window. Watch the upcoming redo! Earlier today I found a like-new small bathroom wall storage cabinet for $5.00 at the Habitat Store, for my small bathroom. It needs a little something! So today was my day of great ideas! Ironically I didn't buy anything in the store I'd been waiting years to shop at, but at least I got a good display idea....


Change in The Weather-
I'm sitting here listening to 45+ mph winds, always a bit nerve-racking. I always worry about a huge branch coming down from our beloved backyard maple tree. So far, so good. I know the storm was coming, and we could see the clouds accumulating on our way home from the mountains. I LOVE the rain, and right now is blowing sideways across the street. Rain baby, bring it on! Chickens are all safley tucked in for the night, and I prepped the yard. I'll check my rain barrel in the morning :) It's starting to feel  bit like Fall with the cooler weather, shorter days, and storms starting to blow thru. I love the fall weather when it's a nice 65-75 degrees and sunny, then colder at night. Perfect outside weather for me... What's it doing where you live???

6 comments:

Kristina said...

That's a cute way to display them. We keep hearing that we'll get rain, but nothing so far. We really need it too. I may have to dig out my hoses, and run them to the rain barrels to water my veggie garden today.

Darla Mae said...

Such a nice way to display things!
So many different things you could put on it.

We are having a light rain here in eastern Ohio. Glad for it, too!
I just hope it cools down! So humid and hot, Summer is NOT letting go here. I am more than ready for Autumn! Darlene

Nancy po said...

50 here this morning, brrr, I LOVE it! Lots of rain last night, and clear this morning....

Klyn said...

Hi, We got rain too. Enough to take the fire scare away from the lightening we had. I saw the Dorothea Lange thing on PBS, they didn't have any of the Ola Idaho pictures. I think people in Idaho would be really interested in them.

Jen said...

Here in NY we have had a very cool summer with a lot of rain. I am not complaining. I love cooler weather.

I love your little display of old kitchen tools. When I go to thrift stores I head right to the antique kitchen items.

Nancy po said...

Thanks. While it's not mine it was good inspiration!

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