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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tutti Frutti

If it wasn't for blogging, nothing would get dusted! You know what I'm talking about. You can't take a picture of anything without dusting it first! Anyway, I collect chalkware fruit. And that has snowballed into lots of other fruit in the kitchen. Also, I am participating in Vintage Thingies Thursdays at ColoradoLady's, so check out other bloggers' vintage thingies!


Little red Ebay clock. I had to get up at 6AM to win that!

Strawberry valances...

I would've loved to show you the whole window, but that would've led to washing that window, which would've meant crawling into the kitchen sink to reach the window. There are some things that I won't do to get a picture, and that is one of them!

A breadbox with fruit decals.

I am "lucky" enough to have a small washer and dryer in the kitchen. I have hidden the ugly laundry detergent with that little fruity valance. I have also snuck some real fruit into the shot!
The top of the fridge. Way too much stuff, but then I love way too much stuff! So now you have seen the cleanest parts of the kitchen. I think Mr. Old Glory wishes I would take pictures of the house every day, that way it would get clean!

25 comments:

barncat said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one who dusts just for a picture! Love all your pretties in your kitchen!

Kerry said...

Carol, I just love your kitchen! I recognize that knife block because my mom and I sold that same one one ebay awhile back...I wonder if it is the same one? That would be entirely too funny! I just sent you an e-mail--hope to hear from you soon!
Kerry

SugarPlumFairy said...

Gosh mom you're so fruity... ;)

Cindy said...

I really like your stuff. I think the more chalkware fruit the better. I have so many similar things! Love it.

jo said...

Very cute kitchen! I don't have a vintage blog because it would require me to clean. ;-) I just enjoy everyone else's cleaning streaks--er, blogs.

I have been trying to find something to put my soap/scrungies into. I saw yours all nestled together neatly, but I can't make out what it sits in. Whatever it is, I *really* like the look of that.

I love you chalkware.

katillacshack.com said...

Carol! I LOVE your chalk fruit!!!! They are so vintage sweet! And your cabinet and curtains!!!!

jo said...

I have followed your blog since you started it. I love the vintage/cottage blogs. At the end of the day I go to bloglines and get my dose of "pretty." That's how I think of it in my mind.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Thank you for describing the enamel scrubbie holder. I am going to look for one, because I really love it. I'll make this a pretty vintage/cottage house yet!

LV said...

If we did not have to dust, it would making collecting nicer. Thanks for dropping by my pos.

Susan said...

I've been known to photograph dust, as Charlie Brown's friend Pig Pen said, it may be the dust from some ancient civilization!
I love your very vintage kitchen.

Keetha said...

I remember all these vintage fruit pieces from back in the day - - - my dhildhood day.

You have quite a lovely collection of them.

I'm right with ya on the dust thing.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Good for you! I'm afraid I just photograph the dust and all.

Elizabeth said...

I so know what you mean about the dusting! I never knew what that fruit was called before. I learn something new every Thursday!

Postcardy said...

I have a lot of apple thingies in my kitchen that I can't show until I dust them.

Colleen said...

I love the fruit - very pretty!

Donna said...

love your chalkware and kitchen..I had a knife holder like yours was all white I painted cherries on it and sold it on ebay...

Jan Ely said...

I love your kitchen--dirty windows and all!

SueLovesCherries said...

Ooh, Carol, we have alot in common! Like that tulip knife holder, red stuff, fruit valances - mine are cherries,old glasses, watering cans, etc., etc.!

You need to add a Follower/Subscribe button to your sidebar - I want to follow your blog!

Coloradolady said...

Girl...you are so inline with my likes..I just LOVE all your reds in your kitchen. So cute.

And I know what you mean about dusting for a pic...some weeks that is the only thing that will get touched!!

I am so glad you are participating in Vintage Thingies Thursday..I really loved your post. Have a great week!

mannequin said...

Heh. The camera shows every look speck, doesn't it? I'm glad it's not just me, I thought my vision was going bad, beings that you only see the dust in pictures.
Thanks for cleaning up the mess :)
Your kitchen looks adorable. Some people know just how to pull everything together and obviously, you're one. It's cute as a button!

Bea said...

I love your kitchen. I agree more stuff is better...until you have to clean it =)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

look at your kitchen.. so fruity colourful and retro! i love it.. Happy VTT..

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

You are so right! There are so many times I go to take a photo of something for my blog and end up cleaning for a half hour before I can take the photo! :)
Carrie

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

I'm feeling inspired to decorate the top of my refrigerator now. (Do you think I should clean it first?) I'm catching up on my blog reading tonight - is that new stuff in the sidebar? I don't remember the pretty watering cans and gorgeous daughter. Or your picture! Anyway - looking good!

Kim G. said...

It's hard to beat Fruit Chalkware in the kitchen! Yours is a very cute collection!

Thoughts on our lives by Tammy said...

funny about dusting, b/c I was just looking back at one of my posts and noticed a lot of dust.... yuck