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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Kitchen Puttering


My bread board collection is growing.
The middle one came home with me yesterday.
I love how distressed it is and the hanging ring on the top.
I scrubbed the heck out of it so it's clean now.  Still,
I doubt if I'll ever use it.  I just like how it looks.




I cleaned out this part of my kitchen cabinets...dusted,
rearranged, purged, etc.  Surprisingly after over a year
they weren't dusty at all.  It's the floors that are a 
constant disaster here, yet I chose to play with
dishes when I cleaned today. lol....stepping over
dust bunnies and crumbs...maybe this evening 
I'll get to the floors. :)



These antique English plates from 1913 came home with me 
yesterday.  I seem to be drawn to brown transferware
lately.  I thought they looked like autumn!
Won't they be pretty for Thanksgiving dinner?
They even have quails on them. 


I did manage to get a few new items listed
in my etsy shop today, a few sales packaged
and shipped.....and 2 loads of laundry done.
The boys had the day off, so we're bedhead and
jammies today.  It's been lovely...as long as we
don't look in the mirror....hahaha....
What did you do today?



51 comments:

  1. you putter so well,,,,,
    beautiful bread boards!!
    Its so cold and sunny I stayed in all day ( bright sun and my peepers do not make friends ) ,, I puttered also not nearly as beautifully as you lol,,

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    1. We've had cold and gray...spitting snow, even!
      Isn't puttering the best? Love it. :)

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  2. Your cabinet looks beautiful - successful puttering. And your bread board collection is charming. I need to get one of Taylor's.
    I did some cleaning chores, caught up on correspondence and banking, and made a date with my Dad for next week!

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    1. Very nice, productive day you had! Planning dates is always fun!

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  3. Love the bread board look . . . . very smart indeed.
    And the oldie English plates . . . :)
    You seem to like old English things . . . LOL . . . no more to be said . . . haha!
    I'll swap my dust bunnies for your's . . haha
    I have been shovelling loads of soil/compost . . . about a couple of tons of it I guess . . . :)

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    1. lol....you are SO cheeky. (How's that for an old British word?)

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    2. Yes a real Brit word and quite accurate for a description of moi . . . haha!
      Now you wouldn't have me any other way would you? . . . . lol

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    3. btw . . . I was referring to myself as an Olde English thing . . . haha

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    4. No, but I do wish you had a knob that could dial you back a bit once
      in a while...lol...

      How's that for cheeky? rofl...

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    5. Yes, I knew you were referring to yourself....

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    6. Ooh! I see I might have met my match here . . . lol
      They don't make 'em like they used to, you know! . . :)

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    7. Yet I would like to wind the clock back too . . . lol . . . :)

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  4. The board is lovely! There is something about the wood isn't it? Love the plate too. And yes, it would be perfect for Thanksgiving!! Apart of the usual chores I did mow the loan. I still need to use the trimmer but for the rest it looks good. For a week or so my guess ... have a awesome weekend Betsy!

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    1. We've cut our lawn twice but now it's cold and a little snow is teasing! I think spring decided
      not to come out completely! haha....

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  5. Betsy, believe it or not there are some Jelly Bellys left in the dish on the table. ( Mostly flavors I do not like) I was off to MOPs this morning as I am a mentor there. Then I helped set up for a Ladies Conference at our church. Right now I am vegging out on the computer before heading back to church. Aren't Jammy Days a nice break every now and then. BTW, love those autumnal dishes...beautiful!

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    1. I was a MOPS mentor for several years....very fun! I also did the craft session each week which was fun, too! Jammie days are the best....maybe we'll have another one tomorrow. haha.

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  6. I'd have to wash my kitchen floor every day to keep it clean...something I don't have the time or inclination to do!

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    1. I rarely wash it, but it does get swept or vacuumed every day! It needs a good scrubbing now, though!

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  7. Great bread boards but I love those plates...................yes, great for a Thanksgiving dinner too.

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    1. I'll have to keep my eye out for more of them....so pretty!

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  8. Have quite the bread board collection indeed
    There at your feed
    For once I'm glad I have to wear shoes everywhere
    As crumbs and crap on the floor at this lair
    Just helped brushed knots out of cats today
    And they sure howled away lol

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    1. I bet they look all beautiful and fluffy
      even though your nose got a little stuffy.
      Nice of you to help
      as they let out a yelp. lol...

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  9. I just cant believe someone has tidy has you would have dust bunnies! If you want some Brit ones I can send you some in a plain white envelope.
    That new old breadboard looks a bit moth-eaten, I wouldn't like to use it as such myself.

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    1. Lots of pets here...so the dust bunny are really hair bunnies. :)
      We keep our vacuum warmed up all the time.
      I won't be using the board for any food, so no worries.

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  10. Love, love your bread board collection. They are one of my favorite things to use and display in the kitchen. I don't have any as vintage as yours, though. Sigh! I'll find one or two, someday. I did find one shaped like a whale at Home Goods the other day. I'm going to hang it in the kitchen at the beach.

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    1. I love Home Goods! I haven't been there in ages but I always enjoy shopping there! You need to get yourself to some auctions...or thrift stores, at least. I bet you could find some nice old boards!

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    2. Okay - I have to laugh. In the last sentence of your reply to Laurie, I first read it as, "I bet you could find some nice old broads!" Ha!

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    3. lol...oh, that is hilarious! I'm sure there are nice old broads at the thrift stores, too! haha...

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    4. Where, where? . . . rofl

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  11. I love your bread boards. Until I moved I had one very similar to yours with the hanging ring that had belonged to my mother. And, yes, indeed, that brown transferware will be great on your Thanksgiving table. What did I do today? Twenty of us from our 55+ apartment complex went to the Texas Roadhouse for yummy steaks. I ate so much I could barely walk. hehe.

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    1. Yum...I do love a good steak! How fun for you all to go out together...what a great idea!

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  12. Oh my Betsy, I love your arrangement and display. Bread boards just saying something about the love and work that goes into making things from scratch.

    Busy, busy day. Marshall's to return something, Michael's to use my gift card for some new art supplies and ribbon, the 99 Cent store for a gift bag and tissue paper, CVS for some Rx and a new lip liner (mine was down to a inch stub..HaHa. Going away for the weekend to celebrate a cousin's 70th BD. Will check in on you Monday. Hugs.

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    1. My goodness, you were very productive today! I like a day to run all my errands like that! Have a fun trip and birthday party!

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  13. I have a collection of English breadboards, I love your collection, the different shapes and sizes....
    Beautiful plates, what is the pattern name ? They will be perfect for Thanksgiving.
    ~Jo

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    1. The bottom is stamped Furnivals Quail England 1913. It comes in blue, too!

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    2. Jo, when you're up and handy with your camera again, I want to see your bread boards!

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  14. I like your breadboard collection and I love that old scale!
    Good for you having a jammie and bedhead day!

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    1. It was a good relaxing day! Howling wind and slushy rain/snow outside...yuck! Glad we didn't have to go anywhere!

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  15. Love the brown transfer-ware. And your collection is very pretty.

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    1. I'm loving it, too! I think I've had blue and white dishes for so long that these are
      a welcome change. They are understated...like my beloved gray. :)

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  16. We had snow at 5:00 AM this morning. I can see the weather out of the window, under the street light, and the snow began almost like sleet or fine snow and then switched to large flakes. My mother told me that when it is snowing, the fine flakes accumulate and the really big ones come at the end of the snow storm and that is how it was here this morning. The sidewalk where the mailman will have to walk is like frozen slush. By the way, I really do like your scales. I am not partial to plates--we use a lot of paper plates nowadays--Patty is still young at 80 but after 61 years of being married she discovered that I don't mind what I eat off of as long as it is clean. I am always inspired by your work, your posts and your boys. You have inspired me to try a larger blog: awlincoln.blogspot.com is my first attempt. (Just type the URL in and see what comes up).

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    1. We had that exact same weather! Of course, we aren't that far from you. We were watching those sheets of slush blowing..amazing. And those were the largest snowflakes I've ever seen! I'll check out your new blog..thanks for the link!

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  17. HA! Just from the pictures you've posted over the years of your home, I really doubt that you EVER have a problem with dusting...or dust bunnies...or any of the rest of that stuff. Your place always looks SPOTLESS!! And don't say you cleaned it up for the pictures! Aside from that tease, I love your vintage collection of stuff too. You get some of the neatest things!

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    1. haha...well, I do love a clean house and try to keep at it on a regular basis. And I've discovered that if you don't have a lot of clutter, the cleaning can be done quickly and easily and really isn't such a big chore any more. Some rooms are mastered like that..and I have a few rooms left that still attract all the junk..which starts the cycle of being too hard to keep clean, too cluttered to handle, and too overwhelming to tackle. Mainly, I'm talking about my studio. lol....

      Yep, I'm loving the vintage collecting....and I haven't forgotten the singing cowboys, either! ;)

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  18. I never knew a breadboard collection could look so good - never thought about collecting them. It looks so rustic and homey .... love your house.

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    1. Do you get on Pinterest much? The breadboards seem to have made a big comeback in the way of kitchen decor...so fun!

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    2. Every once in awhile i remember i have a pinterest account. I'm usually on Tumbler when i have extra time. I'll have to check it out. I think I've "followed" you on Pinterest. Love the snow cap on the beautiful statue above.

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