Monday, July 2, 2012

In Love with A kitchen!

A few weeks ago I did a post on hiding the trash. Which still IS NOT HIDDEN by the way! 
 I came across a blogger with a wonderful kitchen. She had lots of lovely ideas for hiding the essentials in her kitchen-- the trash, the coffee pot, and even the dishwasher! 

While one of the things that caught my eye was her use of crates, crocks and boxes to hide things; I also liked the way she had things out in plain view and they were so beautiful! 

I loved her dish washing liquid and hand soap dispenser

I knew I wanted this for my kitchen! So nostalgic. I like nostalgia; and I love the amber bottle the Ms.Butterworth's Syrup used to come in... I loved everything about it. 

Well, then there was that day The Honey decided to take me on a road trip around our lake (not like it's really ours, it's just the lake we live near) ...we went to the Antique Malls on the other side . He was Woo-ing me... He knows how to get to me... ;)

We didn't have lots of money to spend...but I found this lovely... Isn't she great?!

I paid about $6 bucks for her!  I haven't shown her to you yet...cause she had to be fitted with her 'pumping action'!!! 
Now, since finding this blog (which I love reading by the way) I've seen a plastic reproduction Ms.Butterworth's bottle WITH SYRUP at Dollar General. For $4 dollars!!!!  I was thinking ...seriously... of bringing her home and pouring all that syrup into another jar and using her for dish liquid. But I just don't know how she'd hold up over time--to all that squeezing! 

oh! her kitchen is The Country Farm Home lovely!  You must go check it out! 

The Grace of the LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Philippians 4:23


Prior said...

I love that kitchen too, my mother in law had all her iron skillets on the wall and my grandma used to croquet hats and paint the Aunt Jemima Syrup bottles. I love that we share the same lake, we need to meet up before summer is gone!

Intentional Living Homestead said...

Love it...our daughter has a sponsored children from Africa and her name is Jemima...reminds me of those honestly if I ever adopted a little black girl again, I'm probably call her Jemima.


The Farmers Daughter said...

I like your Mrs Butterworths bottle!! LOL
Thanks so much for linking me to your post! It's such an honor...

RHome410 said...

This is SO clever! What a wonderful idea.

I'm so far behind on your blog. I LOVE the improvement you made with your bedroom shelves.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Fun find, Pat! That kitchen really is lovely...the skillets look like works of art!

Jan Hennings said...

adorable decor :)

shannon i olson said...

love those ideas. Never thought of hiding things with crates in the kitchen.

Joanne Bischof said...

Such a cute idea! I love amber bottles and am always saving all the little yeast jars to put tea lights in, but now I suddenly have a craving for pancakes... Take care!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

This is so dang cute! I will have to check out that blog! Thanks for sharing. I will be looking for a Mrs. Butterworths bottle now for sure!

The Boston Lady said...

Going over to take a look! Yay for Mrs. Butterworth! Ann

camp and cottage living said...

I've always loved Mrs. Buttersworth!
Now I can have her around every day.
What a neat idea!

Brenda Pruitt said...

I'm already in love with it!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

I think $6 is a pretty good deal! (especially if you wanted it so badly)

happy 4th! be safe, have fun!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Pat, you lucky thing, getting a good old Mrs. Butterworth's bottle. Who knew to save them when everything started going to plastic? I just saw a milk of magnesia bottle at a garage sale for $10 and it seemed pricey, but I should have bought it, it was really cool. Very nostalgic. Whodathunk back then that I'd be dying for a Milk of Magnesia or Mrs. Butterworth's bottle one day!? Thanks for coming by and taking the time to read my post about the Shadow of the Flag. You always have such sweet and thoughtful words to share. Thank you and Happy Independence Day.

Kristina said...

I'm going to have to watch out for one of those during my next trip to the antique stores. That's a great idea. Everything is sold in plastic these days.

Revi said...

Glass is really becoming scarce. Not many things are still sold in glass jars or bottles. I like displaying the cute kitchen things, too! And covering up the not-so-cute ones with crates and things sounds like a good idea. I'll check out your link!

Love Of Quilts said...

Glad you found the bottle you wanted they are becoming scarce. Six was not bad for it. I remember them from my grandmother's kitchen's.