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Sunday, August 11, 2013

A Little More Vintage

Hello my friends.
I thought Fall had arrived last week, we had a couple of days where the temperature did not rise above 17 deg. C.
But the sun is back today and it's 28 deg. C.
I hope you are still enjoying Summer weather.

I have been very busy with working this summer, but I have been able to finish the curtains for my kitchen.
As some of you may remember, my hubby and myself live in a 1927 Craftsman Bungalow.
We think it was a Sears kit home.
I have done my best to create a "Vintage" curtain in my vintage kitchen. 
I hope I've succeeded.

These photos don't show it well, but they are simple white curtains with red rick-rack on the bottom.

I showed you the ones that I made for my eating area last week.
I put my sweet little vintage table cloth on the table and the polka-dotted runner on top of it.

I also tweaked the buffet.
Do you see those gorgeous little pot holders hanging on the shelf?
They are hand crocheted.
I got those at the thrift store for $2 each.
I also found a salt and pepper shaker and a syrup container for 25 cents each.

I'm still not content with this wall, perhaps three vintage plates hung there would be better.

Have a lovely week!

I've joined Nita @ Mod Vintage Life for Mod Mix Monday
Cindy @ Dwellings for Amaze Me Monday.

Hugs, Cindy

~Beautiful Manitoba~
My hubby took these photos when he was up at Utik Lake.
The only way to get into that part of the province is by float plane.
There is a huge area of Manitoba that is not accessible 
by car.
 There are no roads in this area and
Americans love to visit here because it is completely wild and so very beautiful.


Blackberry Lane said...

I adore your curtains. Rick Rack was so popular. Grandma put rick rack on so many of my childhood dresses she sewed.
I love your crocheted pot holders.

Thanks also for sharing the beauty from the lake where your husband visited. So pretty.

Have a nice week.

Pondside said...

Your kitchen is so very pretty. I like the rick-rack and all the touches of red. I'd love to sit at the table for a cup of tea!

Anne said...

So pretty Cindy! That white chair reminds me so much of my childhood, I had a table & chairs set for my playhouse and that was the style of chair.

Perfect for a vintage kitchen!!


Rhonda Sue said...

Your vintage curtains are perfect. I like the old camera in a frame but if you really want a true vintage look then your 3 plate idea would look more true to the time period I think.

Your husbands photos are amazing. But no way would I want to fly in that plane.

Shelia Williamson said...

Yes'm! You got the vintage down with your sweet little curtains! I just love your kitchen. You know that! Hope you've had a nice weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Pamela Gordon said...

Cindy your kitchen is so pretty. I love the new curtains and the new touches of red and vintage things. The cabinet area looks like it's right out of the 40's. Have a great week. Hugs, Pam

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

The curtains are perfect. The rick-rack is adorable. Enjoy your summer.

Little Penpen said...

Yes, rick rack...the best! Your kitchen is so pretty and I like vintage crochet potholders, too. I've been fortunate enough to find a few here and there. I want a Sears home!!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Hi Cindy!
I always love coming into your kitchen to see the vintage things you have. I think those pot holders are wonderful. The reds and turquoise.. are so cottage and vintage-y too. Very cheerful.
That camera with the empty frame around it...CUTE IDEA!
...I like the red rick rack on your curtains too. You create the cutest cottage curtains.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love the turquoise, red, and white...and the rick rack is so whimsical! Perfectly cottage style...

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love that sweet kitchen, Cindy!! And, glad you enjoyed a little cool snap. Things have really heated up down this way. We are due a cool front next weekend where the high is supposed to be 91, we are kind of sad we will be out of town and miss it!! LOL! blessings ~ tanna

Marina Pérez said...

Beautiful! Next post is yours!

podso said...

I too love your kitchen and always enjoy a glimpse of it. The curtains are perfect and look good there. Also the salt and pepper shakers, etc, --has that vintage kitchen look and red always looks good with turquoise. A wonderful tablecloth too!

Betty said...

Your curtains look so fresh and pretty Cindy. I wonder that you have time to do so much home decoration in your busy life.
Hope you and your family are well.

PS Your husband's photos are very good. Must be a beautiful unspoilt area.


Your curtains are the sweetest Cindy and I remember now that I love rick-racks, I haven't seen them in a long time! You are a busy lady my friend! Your hubby's photos are wonderful. Have a happy week.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Hi Cindy...thanks so much for the has been too long! Love all the red bits in you kitchen,so fresh and pretty! I am doing well..good days and bad of course but all and all I am in a good place..thanks again,xo

chateau chic said...

Very cute kitchen, and your curtains are perfect!
Mary Alice

Dawn@ We Call It said...

I really love how you did your curtains! I'm about to make (or buy) curtains for re-do in both of my daughters' rooms, I might copy yours for one of them! Your whole room is just lovely, you have great style. Thanks for visiting me. Take care - Dawn

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I just love those curtains! The rick rack are just the perfect touch on the white.They looks so fresh and cute! Great job!

Jennifer Rizzo said...

I love the pops of red! It looks adorable!

Sue said...

I just found your blog.

Oh my, it is truly a beautiful place to visit.



Carol said...

Well, yes, I'd say you caught the "vintage" vibe most perfectly! Your kitchen is so adorable, and I love your little vintage pieces. Red, white and touches of turquoise are so perfect together. It looks like you have a few pieces of Fiesta, too. Fiesta is my everyday table service, but it's all the new and not vintage -- I totally love it anyway!

cuori e perline said...

I love your kitchen!!!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...


Goodness do I love those reds in the Kitchen.....
I have a red Kitchen and I love it!!

You have some great pieces there too!
Thanks so much for stopping by !!


sweetvintageofmine said...

Hello Cindy! OH MY! What a beautiful cottage home and a beautiful place to call home!! I love your decor and all your sweet vintage items....Darling!! Your new curtains are adorable and look so nice with everything else. Thank you so much for the lovely compliment and I am your newest follower!! I know I am going to love reading your posts and seeing the pics! I just bought a Vintage canned ham tiny trailer a few months ago....that has been so much FUN!! I too, love my personal relationship with the Lord....and I would love for you to follow my blog! See me on FB as well...Blessings and a wonderful week~~~Roxie

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh my goodness. Your curtains are perfect for your kitchen. The rick rack is spot on vintage! My mom used to have curtains over her kitchen sink that had rick rack trim. I wish I had them. Enjoy your weekend Cindy!

Rebecca said...

How can you go wrong with good old rick rack?!?

I like those crocheted hot pads, too. I find them hard to resist at a bargain price...

nannykim said...

I like the red with the aqua--nice combo.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

My house in Brooklyn, New York was built in 1927, but was not as charming as your house is, Cindy.