Tuesday, November 25, 2014

More cowbell.

Since I'll be spending most of my time in the kitchen the next few days,
I thought I'd make it more enjoyable for myself by decorating a
shelf I hung over that awkward space between the stovetop and the microwave.
(This is what I do under pressure when I should be cooking and cleaning.)

I found this adorable tea set recently and it fits perfectly on the shelf!
It's missing the teacups, but who cares?

I needed a few smalls to fill up the shelf, so I added a
cinnamon scented pinecone, and in keeping with the cow theme....

an old cowbell.

I think that old cowbell is going to come in mighty handy to signal the cave dwelling
 football fans that dinner is served....or it's time to take out the trash, or make a quick trip to the convenience store to pick up something I forgot.  :o)

Autumn is the one time of year that I still like my wall color, but I'm truly hoping
to use my vacation time wisely and get this kitchen painted before Christmas!
*Deja vu.  Haven't I said that every year for the past 3 holiday seasons?

Time's a wastin', so I better get busy with my baking and cooking!

Now, where are my Google instructions from last year?

It should have been thawing in the fridge 2 days ago?

Happy Thanksgiving!

We'll miss you Julie, Jeremy, Maggie, and Mack
and we hope everybody feels better soon!   :o(
xxoo, DeeDee


  1. I love the touches of turquoise in your kitchen so much and that old cow bell is a beauty, Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Vickie your shelf is very cute. Love the cow bell. Happy Thanksgiving


  3. Those are cute dishes above your stove. That's a nice little space to squeeze something pretty in. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

  4. I play when I should be working frequently! ha ha. OK, love that tea set. what kind of critter are those handles? too cute, and I love your kitchen wall color, perfect color for Fall!

  5. That's something I have never seen before- adorable! So clever to have cats as the handle...they are cats, right? And there is no such thing as too much cow bell. More cow bell!
    Have a wonderful week, Vickie. Enjoy your frozen turkey. heehee

  6. Your tea set is darling...I have one of those awkward spaces too. Perfect place to display your cute finds.
    Happy Thanksgiving,
    Mary Alice

  7. That is very cute! Have a nice Thanksgiving!

  8. My percussionists would agree, you can never have enough cow bell. And I'd agree about cow & cat tea service.

  9. soooo schöne alte teile!!! danke für die inspirationen!!! liebe grüße von angie

  10. So cute. Love the cow bell. Happy Thanksgiving my friend.

  11. I like that little teaset and I can see you smile everytime you look at it while cooking. A pumpkin wall seem the most appropriate thing for Thanksgiving.

  12. Ha ... I love your title! Your kitchen looks great, Vicky. Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. Hahaha...more cowbell. Clever. Love the little tea set. And I have a very similar border strip color in my kitchen - it was the easiest way of covering a removed wallpaper border without having to repaint an entire ground floor, which is entirely open from front to back in my house (foyer, hall, great room, kitchen, all in a light shade of peach). Happy Thanksgiving. Call 'em all to the trough on Thursday, Vickie. ;)

  14. Oh, do I have to thaw my turkey before cooking? That explains a lot :) I would suggest you paint your walls red for Christmas. That would still for for Valentine's Day and 4th of July too. Probably not Easter though.

  15. Great shelf, love the cowbell! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  16. Evening Vickie, I LOVE cows...period. Your cow items and especially your bell is too sweet! I always wanted an old cow picture but instead I bought a cow hide rug (yikes) at the Over the Moon Vintage Mkt......It's on my keeping room floor...I guess I have my cow. Am curious, What color are you going with in your kitchen? Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving~~~Roxie

  17. Happy Thanksgiving Ms. Vickie. Wishing you and your family a wonderful day full of blessings. Happy cooking my friend.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  18. The cow/cat tea set is so wonderful. I also love the little glass front tiny green cabinet. Sweet! Can you add me to your list of people you hope feel better? I just got a cold. Thank goodness I'm not the one who is responsible for the turkey! and there are just the two of us! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  19. Love the cute cow theme, that little shelf is the sweetest!
    Wishing you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

  20. Love the little shelf with the cow theme. That set is so sweet! Wishing you a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!

    Hugs, Dianne

  21. That tea set is too cute and looks lovely behind the cooker.
    I've unwisely decided to decorate too, because there's no time like the present !!
    I hope you and your family all had a great thanksgiving xx

  22. the shelf is so cute with the tea set and bell, vickie:) hope your thanksgiving was great!

  23. I love your little teaset...looks charming on the shelf! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving...ours ended up being a very small group, with illness keeping some away.

  24. I love it all . . . green recipe box . . . cow bell . . . little cow teapot and cups . . . little green box filled with lovely bits . . . what a welcoming space!

  25. Love your sweet tea set and especially that cow bell! I'd have fun ringing that! ;)

  26. my mom had an old cowbell like that...I wonder if she still does...:)

  27. Your kitchen is charming and so light and bright! I need a cowbell like yours to cut down on all the yelling for one another at our house!

  28. A great idea decorating that space over the stove . . . where we spend so much time STARING while we work!

  29. What a sweet little shelf! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Are you busy painting now? :)

  30. Such a cute tea set Vickie. Is that cats on the handles? Love the little shelf and can't wait to see your newly painted kitchen! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.


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