Join me as I embrace and share American country style by reclaiming the past...my family's past. Come along as I make my house a home on a $0 budget with reclaimed, repurposed, recycled and found treasures all out of my grandparents' old house, local junk shops and my parents' attic. And since we have to eat too, I'll sprinkle in some gardening, country recipes, and a whole lot of southern hospitality.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

First came the chickens...

When I mentioned that I would like to have chickens, a lovely couple from our church brought us 7 baby chickens. I have also mentioned that I would like fresh milk, but we have been fortunate enough to get raw milk from my cousin, but we do have some new cows. 


These were my grandmother's and she always had them in the kitchen on a shelf near the windows. While looking for pink accents for my kitchen makeover,  I remembered these were still at my parent's house, so I borrowed them. Aren't they cute? I just love the little salt and pepper.


The blue mason jar belonged to my other grandmother who had a collection of these. It is filled with locally made soap from the Hazelwood Soap Company. This particular one has loofah in it. LOVE this soap:-) Be sure to check out their website. 


I have this bar soap in the bathrooms and here in the kitchen.


...which is looking older and older. 


Thanks for stopping by:-) 

Anita


13 comments:

  1. Anita, I didn't know if I could bear to see you remove the red ruffled sink curtain because I loved it so, but I like the new one too!

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  2. Hi Anita, your kitchen redo is just beautiful love the soft colors ;)
    I love the sink skirt soooooo pretty.....

    Big Smiles~
    Mari

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    1. Oh Mari, I think you will love it!! I am loving the pinks and aquas:-)

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  3. I love your kitchen and your cows look right at home. I also love the Hazelwood Soap Co. and have you found the new Robin Bleu shop right down the street? They have really cute things... new and vintage.

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    1. No, I have not gone in there yet!! We have been watching the transformation of the building since we drive by there so much. Will definitely get by there next week!!

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  4. What a pretty little soap dish! I love your cows, too. How special that you remember them being in your grandmother's kitchen window! Honestly, the little cow on the left holding the plant is just too cute! I'm going to always have my eye looking for something like that, it just really made me smile!

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  5. Hi Anita! Oh, those little cows are just adorable and sweet they were your grandmothers. Love your cute window sill. Hope you're doing well.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  6. Do I foresee a kitchen makeover? Love your cows! Have a great Sunday!

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    1. Yes Kathryn! I actually painted the walls in May a shade of aqua, then started painting the cabinets in a distressed grey on bottom, two sections of black and a walnut stain on one top section. Plus, I found so many new "old" things at my parents, that I have gotten rid of the Talavera pottery and am just using old things from the family. If I can just get some decent photos, I will reveal it:-)

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  7. Glad I stopped by...love your cow kitchen items, I have a blue and some white creamers...the soap looks lovely and thank you will check them out. Love the curtains, and what you have shared. PS, just saw, Lucy Ball, 101! Birthday...Thanks Anita for inspirations.

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  8. Anita, those cows take the cake! I love homemade soap -- the bars always smell so delicious. Joni

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  9. I love your kitchen cows Anita. Your kitchen is looking so charming!

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  10. Anita, I had to giggle at the cows! My grandmother collected... flamingos... and I have a few! Your kitchen is so warm and friendly!

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