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.


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

  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!

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


  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.

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

  6. 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

  7. 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

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

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

  10. 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 ;)

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

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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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,

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

    Happy WW,

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

    coming from WW...

  18. 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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