Saturday, June 20, 2015

Patriotic Summer Kitchen Tote

With the 4th of July just around the corner, it is time to break out the 
 Red White and Blue!

I've been working on changing up the Kitchen Sitting Area, and giving it a patriotic feel. The kitchen needed a good dose of "Summer" so I'm giving it a punch of RED. I started with the kitchen table, and gave it something different to wear. So here's just a peek at my Vintage Summer Kitchen, with a white tote filled with vintage utensils.

I started collecting vintage utensils when I started in the flea market biz. Several of these came from my maternal grandmother, and I've kept my eye out for additions for a collection. The red handled are the easiest to find. I have a few with that great "Retro Green" and then a few in white. I remember being at my grandmother's and using the hand mixer to make a cake. I'll share more on these soon.

A vintage picnic luncheon cloth in red and white,
a few rooster paper napkins.
an ivy,
and of course a flag.

Sitting on one of my grain sack linen runners.

I have a few Roosters, 
that are going to find their way to the Baker's Rack next week,
It needs a Summer makeover, too.

Now, if it will just stop raining,
so we can actually "enjoy" Summer...

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  1. I have the tote ... I have the checked napkins ... I have the flags ... nothing is keeping me from copying you ... I hope you don't mind!

  2. Oh, I love this idea. The red gingham napkins peeking out are so festive, and I love your vintage cookware. You have the most wonderful ideas!

  3. What a cheerful vignette Debra! Love decorating with red, white and blue!


  4. I love red, white and blue. Your vignette is so cute.

  5. I'll say it again~you are the Queen of vignettes!! I LOVE this. Can I steal a bit? :)

    Jane xx

  6. Another great vignette, Debra. Raining here in TX too, but we couldn't be happier after years of drought. ;-)

  7. Your vignette looks so pretty and cheerful. I wish it would stop raining here too. It snows all winter and rains all summer.


  8. Love it! I need to get a tote!

  9. Love it Debra-I like the red handle of the beater!

  10. I never even think to decorate for the 4th, I have a whole set of patriotic dishes that I never use! I'm going to have to bring them out! I love your tote and the rooster napkins!

  11. Super cute Debra. Have a great week end.

  12. That is a very cute and patriotic centerpiece! I wish we would get some rain here. It's hot and dry here in GA!

  13. Debra,
    A true 'salute' to red, white and blue, dear friend!!!
    I adore your collection of vintage kitchen utensils!!!
    I have a few that are family heirloom, also!!!
    I caught a glimpse of some of your Patriotic decor in the background. . .
    quite intriguing!!!
    The rain has stopped here and the heat is on our side of the Prairie!!!
    Yes, ma'am. . .it's the Good 'ole Summertime!!!

  14. Seeing all your vintage cooking utensils reminds me of ones I collected when we lived in KY. Sadly some of them went due to crabby hubs complaining about all my "junk" taking up too much room. Had to let go so many treasured things, even my home made hoosier he insisted there wasn't room for in kitchen. Total bummer.
    Anyway, I love all that stuff and your vignette is so wonderful. We make totes like that or as I've seen them called "trugs". We make different styles and shapes only hubs won't make any more pieces for me until we sell some. Running out of room to store them. Enjoyed your tote decoration on your table so much. Happy weekend

  15. Love the pops of color and vintage kitchenware. Looks perfect for July 4th!


  16. Very cute's the perfect look for summer!

  17. Debra, I just adore your kitchen tote! can change that in and out to suit your style for the season. Love it! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  18. Hi Debra, so cute , I love all your kitchen toll and the red,white and blue look so perfect and Patriotic !!!!!
    Happy summer

  19. Love, Love , Love this!!! I just started following your boards on Pinterest. My tool caddy has been sitting empty too long and I think this is just the thing I want to do! Thanks!!

  20. This is so cute and happy and ready for the 4th. I'm thinking of doing a "copy cat" post and duplicating the look in my own way. Please let me know if you mind. Thanks, sharon

  21. It is bright and happy and patriotic. Love that grain sack runner.

  22. Love your tool tote full of kitchen tools. A nice twist.

  23. Love your cute kitchen note and all your vintage kitchen tools. I remember my Mom having an egg beater like that,
    haven't seen one in years, I thought they were a pretty cool tool myself, and I recognized some of the others too, but
    don't know what to call
    A Patriotic theme is always nice for the summer since we have so many patriotic holidays.........
    Blessings, Nellie

  24. Debra,
    What a fun holiday looks GREAT!!! Thank you for sharing it at my Show and Share will be featured at my party on Monday.


  25. How fun Debra! I love vintage kitchen utensils as well. I have some red and some green, but none red and white. Love them! This just all came together fabulously, love it! thanks for sharing with SYC.

  26. What a darling idea Debra! But then, that's no surprise since I love everything you do!
    Blessings dear lady,

  27. I love your patriotic vignette! With some vintage kitchen items, like that awesome egg beater our mom's always had one I have no vintage kitchen tools, but ! I do have the same tool box, like a twin and I love it, they have such a special charm to them. I fixed my tool box for the 4th too.
    Have a great celebration Debra.


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