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I’m Ready for a Cheerful Kitchen

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I’m Ready for a Cheerful Kitchen

Everywhere I go, each kitchen design center, even the kitchens of my family and friends, the kitchens are brown, beige, black, every dark color you can think of.  The dark walls, the dark cabinets, and all the dark granite, no wonder I hate to cook.  I need a cheerful kitchen.

Cheerful, you know, full of color.  The kind that your Grandmother used to have.  Cherries, Apples, Birds, and Flowers, that is what I want.  I want light green walls, black and white checked floors, a huge pantry, and bright red accents.  Maybe even red and white checked café curtains.

My Grandmother had a kitchen with swinging café doors that swung back and forth from the living room to the kitchen.  Boy, were those fun when I was a kid.  And the icing on the cake, 2 built in corner cabinets with double doors.  You could play for hours, keeping the top door closed, opening the bottom door in front of you, playing store clerk with everyone that passed thru the kitchen on their way to the short squatty refrigerator.

These Apple Canisters in my Etsy Shop remind me of my Grandmother.  I brought these home with me from an Estate Sale a few months ago.  This set is from the late 1950s, the years I was a small child and running thru my Grandmother’s house during my yearly visits.

Her kitchen was bright and cheerful, a place I will never forget.  Take the design plunge, go against the trend of a dark and dreary kitchen, your grandkids will thank you someday.  Here is the Etsy link to the Apple Canister Set https://www.etsy.com/listing/206985510/set-of-4-apple-canisters-aluminum-metal?ref=shop_home_active_3

Let Me Eat Cake !

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Let Me Eat Cake !

Cake.  Who doesn’t love Cake.  I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

My mother was not the kind that would be in the kitchen all day baking a cake from scratch and she sure wasn’t going to teach anyone how to do it.  She was a great cook.  She just hated a messy kitchen, and extrenuous cooking would mess up the  kitchen.  We did not have homemade round layer cakes growing up.  We had the sheet cakes from Duncan Hines.  But that was okay, I loved any kind of cake.

The old vintage Cake Keeper pictured here is not something my mother would have owned.  But I know some mother’s would have.  So when I saw this vintage Cake Keeper, I decided to bring it home and put it in my Etsy shop.  http://www.etsy.com/shop/thevintageporch.

Maybe I will take a day off work and go buy some round cake pans and make a real homemade layer cake.  Or look up my old friend Duncan Hines.