May 10, 2011

Vintage Whites In My Kitchen

I recently got on a kick to Shabby Chic things up around here.  I considered the guest bedroom fairly shabbiesque already. The master bedroom – maybe more traditional shabby – and the breakfast area would fit into the shabby country.  Can you tell I am making this up as I go??? 
As I went from room to room,  my dining room made it clear that ‘straight up’ shabby wasn’t welcome everywhere.  I decided to change my focus from Shabby Chicing things to Deformalizing things at Blue Creek Home.  Immediately the goal became much easier. The post “Don’t Force Shabby Chic” explains how I came to the decision to change plans.
The kitchen is so traditional:  A mix of stain and distressed, cream painted cabinets, Uba Tuba granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and a mess on the backsplash.  (I know I talked about redoing it a while back – but it will remain a mess until I decide).  The only place I saw an opportunity to really add a touch of shabby to the room was to add white accessories.  What fun I had shopping for whites!



This shelf above the stove is always a fun place to play.

I think everyone in blog land has an old scale

I fell in love with the shape of this vintage casserole dish

I found these white canisters at a local consignment store.
I paid $10.00 for all three and I love that they are all different.
Party Links: 
 White Wednesday     Open House Party Thursdays     Vintage Inspiration Friday
I encourage you to visit the blogs listed above for a lot of inspiration.
Rhonda

21 comments:

  1. I'm liking it! I don't have an old scale :(

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  2. I love the whites. I have an old scale that belonged to my grandmother but it is not in the greatest shape. Yours looks great!

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  3. Very nice!! I have always wanted a scale and have been on the lookout, so count me as one without one!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  4. I love all your whites, Rhonda! Great buy on the canisters. I've been introducing whites into my house too and am hoping to really incorporate them better when we downsize. I hate to redo any rooms at this point while we are on the market, so I'm using them where I can for now.

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  5. LOVE it...perfectly shabby to me!

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  6. Rhonda, I love all your whites but that covered casserole just jumps out at me. Love. it!

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  7. Rhonda-You shabby chic chick, you! I love it! It looks great and oh-so-sweet! I really like that old scale. I had one for years and let it go a few years back-Of course, I could kick myself now- if I could get my leg up to my butt, that is! I love that casserole- I don't think I have ever seen one quite like it! Hugs-Diana

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  8. I love scales and really want to start collecting them for the tops of my cabinets in my kitchen.
    They are really a great item to have.
    Love it
    Amy

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  9. Love your whites. They look wonderful. Hugs, Marty

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  10. I'm seriously in love with that ironstone cassarole dish. Great spot up there to play in.
    xoxo Debra

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  11. Hi Rhonda! I love your whites, too! But I'm so deprived - I don't have an old scale! What am I going to do? :)
    Everything looks very lovely!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  12. LOVE IT Rhonda and I love that piece you have resting against the wall! martina

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  13. yep...have an old scale...or two:)...they are great to work with! Happy WW!
    Rene

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  14. Love your display, Rhonda! I nabbed an old scale on eBay last summer and I just love the look it adds to my kitchen! Lovely job, girl!

    xoxo laurie

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  15. Hey Rhonda, I just love your white accessories, their gorgeous!!! I have a lot of whites in our home.... I'm wanting to go all white, it's just hard to find the time to do everything that I want to do.... but hopefully soon!!!
    Hugs~~~ Daphne

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  16. I decorate with similar things on top of my cupboards! Love the look! Unfortunately I am one blogger who doesn't have an old scale :( I had a pink one in my hands at an estate sale once and have never forgiven myself for putting it back down!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  17. Rhonda I love what you did! That is just something about adding whites that does the trick! I am your newest follower!

    Happy WW,
    Jacalyn

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  18. gorgeous and def Shabby Chic, the perfect amount. I would love a scale like yours!

    Karen
    coming from WW...

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  19. It‘s so nice that I found your blog about your link at Faded Charm. Of course I’ve scrolled a little and like what I see. Now I’m your new follower! ;)

    Take care
    Tine

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  20. Rhonda, it's always fun to shop for white pieces. Love seeing your new finds! I stopped into a thrift store today and came out with a white tureen with lid and ladle all for $12. ;-)
    ~ Sarah

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