Tuesday, May 1, 2007
~~A little COTTAGE in the KITCHEN!~~
I am SO enamored with Cottages that they "live" in almost every cobweb corner of my Cottage! Some of my most loved Cottage Treasures are here in my kitchen. I can pretty much honestly say that the only "new" place I ever shop is for groceries or flowers! I rarely set my toes in a mall or shopping center - only if I have to.......for years & years & years & still today I only shop at any place that sells old "stuff", vintage, & already loved with "worn around the edges" character. My "Cottage Cupboard" is laced with what I call Cottage China~ cups & saucers, vases & gravy boats with cottages & gardens that I have found here & there, sometimes few & far between but at estate sales, antique stores, & thrift stores. Each little piece, although worn with crazing & some even with cracks, means more to me than anything I could ever find in today's manufactured world. Most of them could never be replaced because they are one-of-a-kind although years ago they were probably sold by the dozen. I love to walk by the glass doors & focus on a single piece that I might not have looked at in a while, then pull out a cup or creamer to fill with a tiny bouquet for the bathroom or kitchen table, with a candle close by to be sure that I notice it in case I've neglected to really "see" it lately. These are the Treasures that make my Heart Happy & I cherish each one!
HAPPY MAY DAY!!~~