Welcome to the
ship's galley my kitchen. These are the pieces old and new, finally put together.
This mixer is pretty much where I decided to go with decorating.
I also have some bowls that don't fit inside the shelves of the cabinets (because there aren't many shelves total)...so I house them on top of the cabinets.
Don't be jealous of the popcorn ceiling. If you stick around long enough, one will probably pop down and you can even take a little piece home with you to show your home designer so you can get them to schedule a little popcorn spray in your house.
By the way...I'll never have enough red and black bowls. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
I also snagged this stained glass ten years ago. I heart it.
It's from a house in England. If I were a stained glass...this is exactly how I'd want to look. Chippy, a little off balance, not too fancy, with a little pop of fun.
I have quite a few little piece of 'art' in each room of my house, but this is my favorite in the kitchen.
I got this little guy at a boutique in Carrolton. There were a bunch of pieces, each were made of 100% old pieces of junk. Every nail, wire, and piece of wood is old...I know how it feels to be mad of old parts these days. The artist uses pieces of old wood to carve out a heart. The slogan is: 'old parts to make new hearts.' This appeals to everything inside of me. It's old, each piece had a story before it was the art it became. It's red, and I puffy heart it, and someday...I'm going to use some old parts and make some more new hearts of my own.
Next up for the kitchen...new paint....and 'something' above the fridge to house all the red lidded flour jars in a neater fashion. No time soon....just next in the line of 'kitchen things to do...someday."