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I have been creating since I was a little girl. I am happy to say that having my own website has opened up a whole new world for me. Trying new mediums is a joy and sometimes a real eye opener. I sell what I create on etsy and my website, someplaceinthyme. If you have questions,please email me at cpeterson72@q.com. I welcome new blog friends and am honored if you find my little piece of heaven interesting enough to follow.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Changing Her Up

It's that time of year when it's still winter, but there is enough warm days to make you want to begin cleaning and moving your nest around. That is what I have begun to do with my kitchen.....move things around, kind of like starting over.

By my stove top I have a piece of pottery that my daughter made me while she was in grade school. I use it to hold those much needed cooking utensils. A pot from a trip to the VA hills holds my wooden spoons and Polish pottery keeps my everyday items close by. All this needs to be cleaned a couple times a year, at least.


A favorite platter and canisters get moved to a new area of the counter, just for a change.

Love this cookbook!




Cookbooks are a weakness of mine. I just can't seem to get enough. Do you also have that problem?




I just added this two cutie pies to my kitchen today. They fit in perfectly.

Just too cute.


This rooster was a gift from my son many years ago. I love his coloring and he has become my kitchen mascot.

Although I am not showing you the top of this sweetie pie, it's a candle with a ceramic top. This gives me a little color in an otherwise non exciting corner.

Hanging on the side of my pantry, between my refrigerator, I have a collection of mini baskets. I have never used them, but think they add texture and are just so pretty to look at. I am a weaver and have been weaving baskets for many years, I never tire of seeing them.  The colorful basket you see at the bottom was given to me during a basket swap. That was so fun!


My swap partner used dyed reed to weave this basket and the colors could not have been nicer.
Did you know that if you have a basket made from willow, it will grow pussy willows? Yep, it's true, especially if you live where it's humid. If you look closely at the little willow mini basket in this picture,  you can see a little pussy willow on the left hand side.


There is a rumor going around the blogs that I have a chef! I do, but he doesn't cook!! :)
He doesn't eat either and just look at that face.....he is so cute!!
I hope you have enjoyed a little tour of what I have been up to so far this week, more to come.



8 comments:

Ann said...

Your counters look so pretty. I adore all the crocks for untensils. The one your daughter made is the best!!! Great you have the counter space. The chef is just the cutest ever. Who couldn't love that face.
Ann

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love it all. I drooled over every picture and all your pretty accessories. I love to change things up and yes I also have to have pretty things on the counters. It just makes me happy. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Denise@alloverroses said...

Good Morning Char,

I always turn my volume up loud when I visit! I love the Duprees! :) Even though I can't carry a tune I still sing out loud! lol your post today was wonderful. I love your canister set and omg I love cookbooks too! I have way more than I need but I can't help myself. I love the peek into your kitchen...it looks gorgeous! Have a wonderful day!
Denise

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Everything looks soooo nice. Please come over and do mine tooo ! :))

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Kathy Eickholt said...

Hi,

The items look lovely on the counter tops. And always love to see cookbooks. Well done

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Isn't if fun to play with our toys? I love to rearrange and then rearrange some more...it is a peaceful pursuit for me!

Everything is so pretty and your daughter did an amazing job with the pots she made!
Hugs,
Jil
Happy Pink Saturday!

Cat & Cricket said...

Char~ how sweet is she!!!!
love your post!
Have a great weekend!
Happy PS!
Smiles!
C

Debbi said...

Jenna is soooo cute! Hey I want your kitchen decor for my kitchen, it would fit in real well LOL