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Monday, March 29, 2010

Tabletop Tues. ~ part 3 of the kitchen tour(mostly cabinets)

Hop on over to Marty's and join in the fun!

Today I'm continuing w/my kitchen tour but also showing some 'tabletop vignettes) on my cabinet shelves, which will give you more 'bang for your buck', so to speak. LOL
This first cabinet is one that my dear hubby made for me as a surprise for our anniversary several yrs. ago. It is made entirely out of poplar wood, but I painted it black. It used to hold sewing tins and such out in my craft barn until the new kitchen redo. It is over 6 ft. tall. and about 4 ft. wide, but only about 12 inches deep. It has faux drawers, but the cabinets down below are real and house a shelf that holds some of my misc. kitchen items.
We had one long wall in our kitchen that was almost a decorator's nightmare, until I finally figured out what to put down that wall. As you enter the kitchen (to the right, opposite the maple cabinets I showed last time), these prim cabinets line up along the wall. Here is the biggest one in the middle.
Do you remember the little cabinet and shelf(on the right hand side) I showed a couple of weeks ago? These I found at two different prim shops.

Here's an 'old' sign I bought off of E~bay last yr. It just seemed to fit perfectly tucked away up there. I wanted more of a vintage farmstyle theme this time around. Don't ya wish those prices were true today?

This smaller cabinet to the left used to be painted country blue and had a checkerboard painted on the top of it and sat in our living room. I primed it, then painted it black to match the other cabinets. It houses some more vintage type kitchen items.

It has a thick wire screen in the doors that remind me of a chicken coop, so I thought the ceramic hen was fitting.

The wreath was on sale from Gooseberry Patch. I love the little utensils attached to it.

I crossed stitched the rooster way before I knew where it would end up.
I love anything w/polka dots!
Here's some of the reproduction antique items I put inside this little cabinet.

This muffin pan must be the real deal cuz it is super heavy!! I only paid $5.00 on clearance at a prim shop for it!

Like I've mentioned before, the walls are actually more a creamy yellow color called, Banana Cream, by Sherman Williams. They look more tan in the pic.

Here's some close-ups of the vintage items sitting on the shelves in the big cabinet.

I poured salt in the milk bottles. Got the idea from another site.

What is it about signs that I just can't resist?

That's all folks. Thanks again for stopping by and I'll be back soon w/some more goodies to share. In the mean time, have a blessed week everyone and I hope everyone remembers the true meaning of Easter!
It's not really about bunnies, chicks and eggs ~ it's all about our Savior's death and resurrection and all the horrific pain He suffered because of His great love for you and me! But it doesn't stop there! He offers us His unconditional love and eternal life w/Him in Heaven and says He'll never leave us or forsake us IF we're one of His children. We can have the most exciting personal relationship w/Him. That's all that really matters in this world.
Did you realize that if you were the only person ever born on this earth, He still would have died just for you? Isn't that amazing? It gives me chills to think about how great a love HE has for all of us, and all we have to do is accept His free gift of salvation. If you want to know more, please feel free to email me privately. I'd be honored to tell you all about it.


♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I like your black cabinets. All your pretty items show up so well..I sure wish we could still get eggs and soup for those prices.. giggle


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Tanya, your cabinets are just gorgeous. What a thrill to have such a lovely cabinet that your DH made for you. All of your prims are wonderful. I love them all and have drooled over every one. Such lovely displays. Thanks also for the message of the true meaning of Easter. So glad you joined the party. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

xinex said...

I love your vintage things and cabinets. Beautiful displays!....Christine

Martha said...

Lovely Vignettes!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love all your vintage treasures -- they're perfectly displayed on those beautiufl black cabinets. Would love to come eat at your "diner"!

Kammy said...

Very sweet displays ! I love your black hutch (my favorite color !)
Hugs ~ Kammy

The Barnett Family said...

Love your black cabinet....you have sooo many vintage treasures. Thanks for sharing! Happy Easter! Became a follower!


Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

I love your country decor. I especially like that cute little wreath. Your cracker jack tins and boxes reminded me of fun and special childhood memories.

Christine said...

I always enjoy your posts, Tanya but this one is especially joyful and I can feel the joy of the Lord in your heart! Isn't God's love wonderful?

Love all your cabinets and vignettes. You put it all together so well!

Blessings to you for a special Easter!

Tricia said...

I love red and white, and your decorative and vintage items just pop against those wonderful black furniture pieces! So fun to see all your pretty things!

Siobhan said...

Your kitchen is beautiful! I love all your little special touches.