Thursday, May 24, 2012

My Americana Kitchen ~ Part One

It’s time to bring out my Americana Dishes


Those three little tins were found at the Goodwill. They were already painted that color and all I did was print out and add the number tags. The little drums are Christmas ornaments from my twin boys when they were just little guys.


These blue glasses were a gift (over two years ago) from Marigene from In The Middle Of Nowhere
It was my first bloggy gift and I was SO surprised!

Thanks again Marigene!


These were my everyday dishes for many years. They are Susan Winget from 1994. The napkins were from Sears and I still have the matching seat pads.


This covered pie dish was added in 2006 and was found at Tuesday Morning. Printed all around the bottom plate is  
“As American As Apple Pie”.

My Former Texas Kitchen


This is what the kitchen looked like back in 2008. I loved those Waverly curtains… and so did the new owners so I left them. The wall paper was from Big Lots and was actually quite nice. It was a name brand that had been discontinued. But for that particular house in Texas it was perfect. 

Red and white ticking stripes on the bottom and small navy stars on a mottled beige background on the top half.  
Yes... I even liked the border! 

Also, that little highchair in the corner is a real antique from the 1900's.  It was found in an old barn on a ranch in the Gold Country Hills of California.

The chandelier was something I bought when I worked at Ethan Allen in Northern California. The color band were perfect with that kitchen.


The dining set was an unfinished set from 1982. We first stained it a very dark, almost espresso to match the cabinets in the Washington State home. In 1985 I painted the set blue. 

I also broke the ‘wood law’ of mankind and painted the kitchen cabinets the same blue. They had round cherry stained knobs and it all looked very Shaker like. 

The Mr. even made little cubbies under the top cabinets. Then I got even more daring and insisted on  the same cherry stain for…

Wood countertops and a wood floor!

Back then everyone told me just wasn’t done. Not back in the 80’s. So I settled for wood look Formica counters but I did get wood floors… to the dismay of all my neighbors.  

Funny how they all loved it once it was done.


This is still the Texas kitchen from 2008. You can see The Mr. hadn’t let me paint the cabinets in this home. I did have plans to paint the island blue, but we moved.

The blue cabinet is actually two Shaker pie safes that I had in the previous house I had mentioned earlier. They are just what the blue kitcjen cabinets had looked like.

Well that's it for My Americana Kitchen ~ Part One. I will be back tomorrow to share My Americana Kitchen  ~ Part Two how the kitchen looks here in my home in the California desert.

Bunny Jean

I am sharing at these parties: 
Tablescape Thursday 
Tabletop Tuesday
Let's Dish
Sunny Simple Sunday


The Twisted Ribbon said...

I miss the cabinets in WA!......=( They came out looking so perfect.....and yes, no one thought they would get done.....=)

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Looks great, Bunny! I love the blue in your kitchen and those tins are great!

we three dogs and me said...

I love your kitchen . I am a fan of americana. Cant wait to see your new kitchen.

Marla and Steve said...

I love seeing all your kitchens and how time and moving evolves your homes. Can't wait to see the new one. Love the American. It feels fresh.

Kathleen said...

Love your Americana dishes and pretty blue glasses.
I have a wood floors and wood cabinets, built in 2001. Love them.
Updated 2 years ago to granite, and some minor changes. Who can afford to redo their kitchens every few years?
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen!

Creations By Cindy said...

Love your Americana dishes and the kitchen! Happy Memorial Day to you! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Barbara F. said...

Love it, Bunny Jean. I love those dishes. xo

Shelia said...

HI Bunny! I love your sweet kitchen and all your little pretties. Love your new header too - gorgeous.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marigene said...

Love your kitchen...and those little tins are adorable!
I had forgotten about those blue Libbey Sirrus glasses...
Have a nice relaxing weekend!

Perfectly Printed said...

Can't wait to see the kitchen in the desert!

Alycia Nichols said...

I'm with's tough to change out your kitchen decor with any great frequency! We do what we can that looks good at the time we're feelin' it and just hope the look endures. Classic Americana will be near and dear to our hearts forevermore!!! I wish you and yours a safe and fun holiday weekend!!!

Joy Burkhart said...

Hey Bunny!
Love your Americana kitchen! Our dining room is done in Americana, something we both love! Have a super weekend!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love your kitchen and dining area, it is fabulous. Everything looks so warm and inviting and you do have it accessorized beautifully. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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