Today I'll share my kitchen with you. I have a tea room type theme in our kitchen, using tea pots, tea cups and other tea related items. This basket of silk yellow roses sits atop the kitchen cabinets. I apologize that the following pictures aren't in perfect order.
I'm taking a blogger break and will return the first week in February. I invite you to visit each month of my archives to see other rooms of our house.
Thanks to all my loyal viewers who leave comments. I haven't been able to reply to comments lately, but I do appreciate you taking the time to make a comment!
When I return I will show you my favorite display atop the pantry in the kitchen!
Our kitchen, breakfast nook, and family room are all one "great room." This is the front of the kitchen counter which divides the family room and breakfast nook. It is painted tone on tone. My husband did this by painting every other stripe with polyurethane.
To continue on with the high shelves in our house. This shelf in guest room has the big wooden rocking horse that belonged to my grandsons. This may have to come down so Caden can use it! The boy dolls are Taylor and Tanner, named after my older grandsons.
High shelf in guest room. L to R: Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls used as bookends to a set of Laura Ingalls Wilder books, hat box, angel, oil lamp, Nancy Drew books, two boy dolls (named Taylor and Tanner) and rocking horse. Framed picture is of two little girls playing dress-up with clothes from an old trunk. These two little girls look like my youngest daughter and her friend, Suzanne, when they were little.
The books belonged to both of my daughters when they were young.
I have featured the guest room before, but can't remember which month, so I'll show the antique iron bed again for those of you who have not seen it. It has gold leaf on the iron parts. A quilt my grandmother made is at the foot of the bed. An antique trunk is at the bottom front of the picture.
Gold Hatbox on high shelf in master bedroom, vignette includes small luggage, high top shoe vase, silk greenery and roses.
I hope you understand what I mean by high shelves - we have very high ceilings in our house, most rooms have these shelves along the top. Some places they are called "pot shelves" where pottery pots are displayed.
Dolls on bottom shelf of curio cabinet, L to R: Patsy Holiday Doll (green velvet coat and hat,) Victoria doll (dressed in green velvet), and Patsy Holiday Doll (red velvet.)
The two sets of little twin dolls in front are the ones I recently purchased at Dollar General.
I hated to take down my tea cup and tea pot tree and was tempted to leave it up a while. It was displayed in our dining room on my tea cart. By request I'm featuring the tree and close-ups of some of the ornaments. I enjoyed decorating it with mini tea cups and tea pots, most of which were given to me. I also added vintage hankies, gloves, fans, mini umbrellas, jewelry, small gold spoons and other special items to me.
Little red bird doesn't represent tea, but he just looked perfect for the tea tree all dressed up in red glitter! Mikasa crystal teapot; Tea pot and tea cup from Beauty and the Beast. Anybody remember their names?
Thanks, Becca, for identifying the Beauty and Beast Tea Pot as "Mrs. Potts," and the tea cup as "Chip!"