27 Mar 2009

SHOW & TELL

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Since we moved into our house in 1975, my kitchen was red and white and this is the only room in the whole house which never changed. I still like my red walls and the white furniture. All other rooms have changed colors and furniture.

Today I show you some decorative items I have in my red kitchen !

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This advice I got from my Irish friend and I'll try to follow it. Besides is a mexican cat.

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The plate is normally used for fruits, but I just put the tulip on for the photo.

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My son offered me this brush to clean dishes, but as the brush is so nice I bought a simple one and this one is only standing besides the sink for visitors so they can make me compliments for my beautiful looking flower brush. (that's like times when our great grandmas used the living room only on sundays)

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The same friend offered me this little old lady not bigger than an apple, which sits on my micro wave just to remind me that I have to live healthy not to end up like this. Of course this is not always the case otherwise where would be the fun ?

23 comments:

Gracie said...

Thanks for sharing, nice decorations you have.

Mar said...

I love your decorations, the Mexican cat is beautiful! I would keep that kitchen brush as decoration only too, it's too pretty to deal with dirty dishes, lol.
Happy Friday!

Susan said...

I like the way you use bring colors.
Susan

Hootin' Anni said...

Everything is super. I bet your home is like a treasure box. That old lady with the wheeled walker is funny, I would love to have her sitting in my room too. And I like how you associate it to make sure you live a healthy lifestyle so you won't end up like that. You have a good attitude Gattina. The RIGHT attitude.

My Show n Tell is about our Easter Lily. If you can find some time today, stop by, won't you? Happy Friday, happy weekend.

diane said...

Beautiful colours in your kitchen.Red and white is stunning and different. The cat is tops.

Lifecruiser said...

I must say that you have a lot of very interesting decorations in your home! And colorful!

I love that old lady. Reminds me that we have to live our day TODAY and not wait until tomorrow...

We have a really gray day over here today, but I’m not so depressed about it since we just ordered a trip again…

First week in May we’re going to the secret destination we promised Jane. To the warmth since that was her wish. Hoooooray!!!

But keeping it a secret, she doesn’t know anything else than the date…. More fun that way!

Spruce Creek Farm said...

What nice,bright & colorful decorations you have. I like the little ole lady. I actually work with the elderly population. I do home health care.
I lived in Belgium for a short period of time. My husband was stationed at S.H.A.P.E.., we went to Brussels often.
Home you have a great weekend.
Brenda

Melli said...

I love your kitchen! I always do! I love ALL of your whimsical little what-nots! And of course, your cats! You're house is just an artsy treasure trove! I LOVE it!

Lora said...

What fun pieces! I love the tulip on the plate!

Smilingsal said...

I shared parts of my kitchen today too! Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday. Here’s mine:
http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/2009/03/show-and-tell-friday-apples.html

Belinda Mae said...

All your treasures are great. The dish scrubber is all too cute,however I love, love the Mexican cat. I'm kitty lady.

Mrs. Miles said...

Visiting from Kelli's Show and Tell!

Gattina, I love... the COLOR of your walls! ROTFL! Such bold, bright use of color in your home. How i ACHE to let go like this.

The little old lady figurine is unique and sweet and a great reminder.

thank you so much for sharing! Glad I stopped in!

Jadehollow said...

Love the bold colors .. My husband wanted us to go with bold red walls.. I was chicken and played it safe with harvest gold. After seeing yours I shoulda listened to him lol. THanks for sharing.
Debbie

GMG said...

Hi Gattina! Sorry for the absence! It has been hard to get some free time... ;)
Amazing post! Lovely items!!

Now, «The Masterpiece» waits you and your comments at Blogtrotter. You shouldn’t miss it, believe me... ;). Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Bellamere Cottage said...

What an adorable little brush. I'm sure it makes you smile each time you see it.

Blessings,
Spencer

Jientje said...

I love the dish washing brush!!
You have so many cute things in your house!

Linda C said...

So bright and pretty!:) I love the dish sponge story!!

Happy S&T!

Linda C

Puss-in-Boots said...

What a lovely cheerful kitchen you must have, Gattina. I like all your little touches, but the last one made me laugh. Reminds me of the saying - Live fast, die young and have a good looking corpse!

Susie Homemaker said...

You have such fun things...my MIL would love all your cat things. You have a great attitude...you will live a long and healthy life my friend!

Blessings,
Susie

Pamela said...

I am not surprised -- you just seem to capture fun in everything ... and the more you give it away the more you keep it.

Vlado&Toni said...

you have such a lively, colourful kitchen, i agree with you on that brush. it is too beautiful to be used.

Julie said...

I love the colors and I really the little lady with the walker...What a great way to remember to KEEP HEALTHY!!! Have a wonderful weekend...Julie

Leanne said...

Thanks for sharing, that little old lady is great and I love the cat.