Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Words To Live By


After my 60th birthday, one of the party trays now serves as my kitchen sink backsplash.


In a pinch, I can measure by metric standards 
and tell the difference between salt and pepper shakers.


An antique butter crock stashes my loose cash...


... and a magnetic push-pin board (used as the range backsplash) holds everyday cooking herbs.


Not-so-everyday herbs stand like sentinels on a high shelf above the range,
awaiting the day they'll be used. Mostly, it's the handscript
 on the containers that appeals to me, adding charm to my kitchen decor.

19 comments:

mermaid gallery said...

and your kitchen is charming!...love those big thick white plates...it's all has such substance and is beautifully useful...perfect for a kitchen....can't go wrong with chic white.........

rosaria said...

Mais oui~tres' bien!

Jeanne said...

A great collection Becky...love the idea of using the tray for the backsplash. I am with you on adding bits here and there...even if only to add charm to a space. I would say your kitchen has it in spades!

Thanks also Becky for your very kind comments on my last few posts. Much appreciated!

Jeanne xxx

Linda P said...

White and antique - simply stylish!

S. Etole said...

they are charming indeed ... that butter crock has such character

mise said...

Becky, it's all beautiful! The simple black and white with its confident utilitarianism is so chic. I hope you had the full bouteille du vin from that tray.

Jane said...

Love your beautiful containers...don't know what they say (I flunked my French class...answered everything in Spanish!!! There went the idea of being a translator at the UN...)
J

Leslie said...

60? NO WAY! you look Way younger.

Dimple said...

Love the backsplash, Becky, and got a chuckle from the way you tell the salt from the pepper!

I hope you enjoy the weekend,also!

Jeanne Klaver said...

So charming and cozy. I love your kitchen!

Trailboss said...

Help with my French please:
The menu tray concludes the three daily choices with
"Pain and Descretion"
This cannot be, certainly not in your kitchen.
Bro Stan

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I'll say it add to the charm. I like the butter crock the best.

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Love them all! All faves, but must say I wonder just how many people used the butter crock, I love thinking about that! I was finally able to post a comment on another blog, and hoping my problems are now behind me with that, thank you for your tip!

Beth said...

I'd love to see your stove. What I saw behind the herb crocks fascinates me.
I love crocks and any kind of pottery.
I esp. like the special herb ones although everything else looks wonderful too. I bet your kitchen is very welcoming and relaxing.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Lovely...I am a sucker for old print on porelaine too! Is that Bistro tray an original?? Cool!

ELK said...

the creamy white with the flourish of black lettering..so simple yet so perfect ..love this series ~

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Becky
I love these.. especially the hers de provence.. I tried them when I was there a million years ago.. and wow.. taste bud sensation..

Popped in to wish you a happy 4th July weekend on Friday.. but blogger was being a pain!!!!

Ok... Have fun.. ciao xxx Julie.. oooh like the butter crock too!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Becky
I love these.. especially the hers de provence.. I tried them when I was there a million years ago.. and wow.. taste bud sensation..

Popped in to wish you a happy 4th July weekend on Friday.. but blogger was being a pain!!!!

Ok... Have fun.. ciao xxx Julie.. oooh like the butter crock too!

mimi said...

Love them all... I'm a sucker for words too!