Thursday, March 1, 2012

Small Changes in the Kitchen

Earlier I posted about changing my kitchen up a bit and asked for opinions on what to do.

So far I have heard a lot of really great feedback from everyone!

I wanted to share some photos of some of the small things I have done in there in the last week.

Here are some close ups of my collectibles on the shelves next to the sink.

I think it is clear I adore cherubs!
I also have a "thing" for vintage flower frogs. 

{I paid $1 each or under for every item on these shelves....I am cheap like that!}
 Shhhhh pay no attention to the dust and specks of greenery on the shelves {I am not much of a duster!}
 Collection of vintage/antique crusty bottles I have picked up here and there.
 Real coral I found in a Goodwill Outlet bin!
 More flower frogs.


 I added the wooden architectural piece above the window. It was a junk piece I picked up for free somewhere years ago and *finally* decided it needed to be hung somewhere. 
I like it here, it add something *extra* I think.
 I also switched out the curtain. I wanted something lighter, brighter and airier.
 On top of the cabinets are all of my vintage and antique cake plates. The most expensive one I paid $5 for and it is going for $150 right now on Ebay!

 Counter top "junk"
The crystal bowl with marble base was $3 at a yard sale {I think? I've had it for so long I can barely remember} Apothecary jars were $1 each at yard sale. Notice a trend here? I rarely like to pay over a dollar for small items. 
The silver candle holder is one I altered. I glued a glass bobeche to the top and hung crystals from it for added bling.
 The trash can is new as of today. I reaaaaally did not like the ugly plastic one we had and it was too small for the trash bags. The kids would not pay attention and throw food in there, the bag would slide, then I would have to wash out the trash can every single time.

Can a trash can be pretty? 

I think this one is. It was $25 from Lowes. All in all...not a bad price.

 Last summer I started collecting vintage bird cages. Now they sit on top of the fridge. I paid $3 for the big one and $1 for the other two.

33 comments:

  1. I need to know where you shop. You got really great deals!!!. Very thing look lovely together. I love the wood piece of the window. It really brings the window to your attention.

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  2. I love that wood piece over your window and ALL your frogs! Do you like old glass? I know, I know but I had to ask anyway. I picked up a number of piece this summer at a yard sale. Let me e-mail you... it might take me a while as we have to leave to go to a swim meet in a bit and I am about to go take a nap.... my eyes hurt due to allergies. Yep I'm typing with my eyes closed at the moment.... its a "skill" I have brought on by wicked sinus headaches which make my eyes so sore.

    Love all the changes so far!

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  3. Oh, so lovely! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

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  4. Oh so pretty! I am drooling over your collection of frogs, well actually I just have a cold virus, but I seriously love them. The footed cake plates are quite the collection too and above cabinets is a great spot for them. I also like finding things for a deal (fits the budget better, right?) and you found some lovely pieces. And I can't leave without saying the old wood piece above the window looks great there. Maybe from an old mirror or something?

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  5. Your are so good with your thrifty finds!!! I thought I was good, you blow me out of the water!!!! Everything looks great!

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  6. Very pretty! YOur white cabinets and china cabinet are so bright and ceheerful. I love the Miraculous Mary statue in your blog header.

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  7. Very pretty...love your coral...ALOT! Isn't it fun to change things up,my favorite room is my kitchen too!

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  8. Dust, what dust?????.....LOL!
    I love, love, love all the pretties in your lovely and bright kitchen. I have a thing for the frogs too. I have discovered the frog jar lids that fit mason jars and have gone crazy with them.
    Love all your pretty thrifty and vintage finds.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  9. All of your finds are fabulous and what great prices too! I think I have to do what you did...thin out my china cabinet...it's truly ridiculous and your cabinet looks so simple and pretty. I truly enjoyed your pictures ~ thanks for sharing! ~Stacy~

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  10. What great finds~I like the way you shop! The birdcages are fantastic!

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  11. Your kitchen looks lovely ! I love vintage flower frogs as well. Your collection of them is fantastic !

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  12. I've been wanting to change my kitchen for a while now. You've inspired me to get moving on it. hmmmm what shall I do? :)

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  13. Bar sinks are relatively smaller sinks compare to kitchen sinks. It is not meant for cleaning large items or washing food.

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  14. Great deals. I saw the same big birdhouse at a shop for $35.00. I love your kitchen.

    -Kim :)

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  15. Wow...love everything (especially the $1 finds!). I'm considering that trash can from Lowe's, I would love to paint it pink!
    Have a fabulous weekend,
    Julie

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  16. Wow, such great thrifty finds! Your kitchen is simply beautiful :)

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  17. You have a marvelous kitchen and beautiful collections of vintage things. All of it goes so wonderfully together.
    CAS

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  18. Everything looks so pretty and clean--love the white!

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  19. You have so many beautiful accessories and your kitchen is just so light and bright! Gorgeous! :-) Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday this week~
    Vanessa

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  20. Thanks for sharing your kitchen. Plenty of great ideas in there. I have a special appreciation for frogs since I co-own a boutique flower shop. Those prices you paid were just right.Feel like everyone in my neighborhood in NYC gobbles up everything to sell on Ebay. Hard to find those kinds of bargains any more.

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  21. Stopping by from the Weekend Wrap UP Party!!! http://queenofsavings.com

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  22. You have many beautiful things in your kitchen ! I really love the vintage bottles and the cherubs. From what little I saw, your seem to have a lovely home, I love the light that emanates from your home and photos. Have a nice week !

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  23. You certainly find great things at amazing prices! Love your flower frogs and bird cages.
    Mary Alice

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  24. Everything looks so pretty! I love the vintage bottles!

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  25. Wow, what a lovely kitchen. I love the frogs and bird cages.

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  26. love the bird cages. i need a haning one for a my daughters room, can never find them. every thing looks beautiful. thanks for partying!

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  27. So pretty! I especially like that architectural piece above the window. It really adds to the room.

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  28. You have gotten some really great buys. The flower frogs here are priced usually eight dollars and up.

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  29. The frosted bottles are so vintage! Love them featured as a group.

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  30. lol, I had to google flower frogs....never heard of them before! I love that piece above your window, it looks like it was meant to be there. Nice kitchen!

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  31. Beautiful!
    ... lovely collection of bottles :)

    Greetings from Australia♥

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  32. so many pretty touches--thanks for sharing!

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