"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

Hello Friends!

Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Monday, December 16, 2013

Found A New Home


I recently did a kitchen remodel in my little house in Tulsa.  It hadn't been remodeled in at least 50 years.  My hats off to all the designers and decorators out there.  What a hard job you have.  Though I have been subscribing to all the design and decorating magazines for about 40 years, (I was only 2 when I started), choosing colors, tiles, appliances, lighting and even hinges and floor registers is stressful to me.  And, doing it from long distance at the farm  made it even harder. And, on a budget, I might add.  My head was swimming to put it nicely.  

I do love it now.  I bought this box of Parisian dishware two years ago; it has Saint Germain des Pres printed on the side (which is where we stayed last time in Paris), but I really didn't have anywhere to put them. They remained closeted.  After the remodel, the dishes finally found a new home on a little white cafe table under a window.
I have told my husband he can't use them.  In fact, I wasn't happy when I went up this past weekend and saw his coffee machine out on top of the counter. Oh well...

13 comments:

  1. Love the little cups. Would really like to see what you have done with your kitchen. The tile looks beautiful!

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  2. I feel the same way about the toaster...lol! Such a cute set and yes...I too want to see the finished remodeling!
    Deb

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  3. Glad the dishes are out of hiding .
    Ha ha Donna looks like those mugs are just calling for some coffee ~ ca't blame a guy for trying !

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  4. Congratulations on your new kitchen! From the looks of your tile that kitchen has to be awesome. I love the dishes too!

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  5. Those cups are very stylish, I like them.

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  6. From the little I can see in the photo, the kitchen remodel must be lovely. Having personal touches like these dishes is what makes a space special. 50 years is a long time for a kitchen! Enjoy your new space and the holidays that will be lovingly cooked for in it ~ xo

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  7. Love your new dishes. And congratulations on a new kitchen! Isn't it wonderful to have the right space for your collections. Happy Holidays!

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  8. It has been so much fun sharing the last year with you. I can hardly wait to see what you are up to in 2014.
    Merry Christmas, Dottie

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  9. Oh you made me laugh:) About the coffee machine..
    And Donna..I have loved this set ever since I first saw it..I bet it looks so good on that table..
    What fun a remodel..:)And the remodel matches the Bistro set to a T:)
    Love it..
    Happy New Year~

    How precocious you were at 2:)

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  10. Gorgeous, Donna, both the tile and the dishes! Made me giggle too!

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  11. Congratulations on your beautiful new kitchen! Now, who was it again who did that work for you??? Love you for who you are and your amazing creativity!

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  12. Love those dishes and loved Paris with you! Now, who was it that did that kitchen work for you? Hope you are enjoying the space. Happy New Year!

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  13. My dearest Daisy, our dear, talented, Renaissance man Matt remodeled my kitchen and if all you 30 something girls out there could see him, you'd beat a path to his door as he's single, no kids though he loves them, and such a wonderful person.

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