Friday, July 16, 2021

Summertime Snippets from the Cookbook Cupboard

Hello my friends, now that we're past the July 4th holiday I think we can safely say we're in to mid-summer. That's when I bring out a few tried and true vintage pieces that I just associate with "summer". One of my fun spots to decorate with seasonal vintage pieces is on top of the "Cookbook Cupboard" that's here in the hearth room. It's easy to reach and even though my large scroll-y blackboard and monogram is a fixture here, it gives a fun background to show off some larger vintage elements.




I've had this little twiggy summertime wreath for quite a few years, and usually end up tweaking it each year. It's loaded with summertime florals in bright color. Lillies, roses, raniculus, and zinnias all work together with some faux Creeping Charlie to make it a summertime favorite. It's a little fragile, so it's not something I want to use outdoors. Plus, the birds love to break off the twigs and fly off with nest fodder.








My antique chalkware chickens (momma and baby)
seem to always show up in summer.




It's hard to get a good pic of them without some bright natural light.
So here's a pic from last year that shows them in the 














The cupboard, besides cookbooks, 
usually has a few house themed pieces (cookie jars), and crockery.
I always say, "please disregard the messy bottom shelf".
I have a problem with bottom shelves...









I had a major milestone this week! I actually went downstairs to my storage room to look around, hunting for my chickens, and to get some summertime ideas. I made it down ok, but needed my husband to help me back up. Our stairs aren't steep but it was still a big deal. To be honest, this surgery has turned out to be a much tougher recovery than I had considered. I can't carry much of anything, and my back gets fatigued if I'm up too long. My husband is carrying the load around the house, doing the cooking and clean up. But I'm getting a bit stronger and more functional every day. It's important to me to stay active and creative here on the blog. Thanks for being here, you encourage me to stick with it!

Thanks so much to come by and visit.
I'm hoping to stay creative and sharing a few things
 each week that are going on around here.

Did you catch my last post on architectural salvage?








Hope you'll come back Monday evening...



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8 comments:

  1. So pretty, Debra! Your cupboard makes me feel happy all over!

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  2. OMG you have the cutest cabinets. This cookbook cabinet it so fun and cute. I love the way you styled this so much. Happy Thursday Debra. Have a great rest of the week and weekend ahead. xoxo Kris

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  3. I have always loved all your decorating. Wish you the best as you recover.

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  4. Debra, love your little chicken and chick on the cookbook cupboard but more importantly, your milestone in movement! That's great news! Little by little you are getting stronger. Wishing you continued strength with each new visit!

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  5. Debra,
    Good for you hitting that milestone of walking down those stairs...Recovery is always longer than we think it is going to be. Even for myself as a Rehab nurse who took care of joint replacement patients for 40 years, I thought I would be doing things much faster when I had my knee replacement because I knew how to "do things"!! LOL!! I laugh at that concept now because it was tougher than I thought and I did get frustrated with myself..So hang in there , you are making steady progress which is great!!! LOVE your chalkware chickens and this sweet cupboard is a treat for the eyes!!Thanks for sharing!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  6. Your decor always catches my eye, you have such a knack. Just lovely! I hope you continue to feel well. It's not easy when you have to take it slow...

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  7. Hi Debra. Your summer cupboard looks so good as all your cupboards always do. I'm glad you are feeling better and taking it one day at a time. Each day is a milestone and sounds like you have a good hubby! God bless these good hubbies!..Happy Summer..xxoJudy

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  8. Love that cupboard and all your goodies! So glad to hear you're making progress every day. I had hip replacement surgery two years ago and I can understand the need for taking it slow and easy until you're at full function again. But don't worry, you'll get there! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

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