Monday, November 8, 2010

Top of my Cupboards

Tuesday is Tabletop Tuesday at Marty's.

Marty is always begging me to show the tops of my cupboards. So today is the day. I have shown them before...but it has been a while.

My love for old kitchen items started when I was first married and continues still. I don't have much room for anything else, but that won't stop me I am sure!
I have milk bottles from Michigan and Wisconsin. The old crate is a Pepsi Cola one....and the milk holder was found in the attic of one of our homes. The Twin Pines Bottle and brown one is sitting on an old milking stool.
Then there are a few of my rolling pins...I have many more in a crock. The old bowls were collected in Wisconsin...
The God Bless our Home, my uncle Ray made in High School Shop. He is 80 now. The apple cookie jar was my grandma's...The Betty Crocker cookbook was my mom's as well as the cookie cutter. The egg scale was an aution find. The blue country cupboard was a birthday gift from my dear Aunt Barb.....Those are a full size and child size Fiesta pitcher.....with the platter hanging. One of my precious scales....I would love more of them.

There is an old mixer that I found one piece at a time. My aunt's old campfire toaster. The lemonade glasses were bought at a garage sale and later my husband found the holder for them. The wooden box was a gift from a dear neighbor in Wisconsin.

See my new Trading stamp my collection of old tins. The cracker one was my mom's and the coffee ones came out of my grandpa's garage. See the little spice rack hanging on the hubby bought that from a farm auction for $1.00. So many people wanted to buy it from him, but he said he knew I would want it. The old bowl was my grandma's that my mom used at her home for baking...inside is her old springerle cookie pin. Last is an old dish drainer with cookbooks from wartime...what to make with rationed foods!
So, there you go Marty. She said she would like to go shopping from my small antiques....but, sorry, no, that can't happen.
As my husband says....oh, you are showing part of your 10,000 personal friends???
Yep..that is right!!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Ceekay! I loved this tour. I can fully understand why Marty wanted you to show us all of your fun things. I particularly love the child size and life size Fiesta pitchers, and I love the things that have a family connection and the spice cabinet your husband bought because he knew you'd love it. That makes those things even more special.

Thanks for sharing.


Sheila :-)

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great collection of treasures you have up there,'s a showcase! I love the old bowls and the rolling pins look so cute on the wire hanger {wherever did you get that?} I love old bottles, too.

Thanks so much for sharing this!


Netty said...

Just cannot believe all those wonderful keepsakes etc on the top of your cupboards. Pure delight. However do you manage to keep it all have a wonderful joyful home Ceekay and thank you for sharing. Annette x

Olive Cooper said...

Ceekay, that is a treasure trove for sure!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Loved seeing all your treasures on top of your cabinets. :D
Where I use to live, I had space to put all kinds of goodies on top of the cabinets, but not here.
Enjoy your evening.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl now you know my ole heart skipped a beat seeing all these wonderful things..I would love to bring my BIG purse and go shopping at your house ha ha!! I have a dish rack like your and a few other things also..But guess what I'm packing all my up to give to my daughter...Can't keep it all clean any more to much stuff here..Hope you have a GREAT week my Dear Sister friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

oh wow I love your collections and they look so good up on your cabinet tops..Now, please come do mine so they can be pretty like yours:)

Sandy said...

Ceekay, You have created a very wonderful vignette! Sometimes I sit back and look at my old goodies and wonder what the have seen. If our things could talk. Love the bowls! Thanks for sharing.

Cyn said...

Love your cabinet tops. My kitchen doesnt have tops :( They go all the way to the ceiling. My house is a rental so if we ever buy one..thats what I am looking for.

Is dusting that a pain?? You know in the arizona dirtville it would be rough LOL

Susan said...

CeeKay! I love how you have your cabinets decorated. You have such an eye for what objects would look good with what!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Ceekay, what wonderful things you have up there! I loved seeing all of these treasures. If I came to visit you, I'd get a crick in my neck from looking at all of these goodies. Such interesting cabinet tops. I enlarged every photo, so I could get a better look. I'm so glad Marty asked you to share this.

My dog has had that orange collar on for about a year! I just thought it was funny that it seemed to go with my Fall decor! laurie

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Ceekay, Your cabinet tops look great with some of your best friends up there! I'm wondering where the rest of them reside :) It is nice that so many of your pieces are from your family, and of course that makes them even more special. Linda

Roberta said...

So great the way you have a story with every piece and that what makes it homey and not like some commercial show case. I just don't know if I'd want to be doing all that dustin' Thanks for sharing, fondly, Roberta

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Ceekay, You have a great collection on top of your cabinets and everything is displayed beautifully! How wonderful that so many of these treasures have sentimental value too.
Hugs, Sherry

The French Bear said...

CeeKay, how wonderful everything looks, I love that you have a story behind each and every precious thing....especially the sign your uncle made, and he is 80......that is really dear!!!
Love the rolling pins.....I would like to have a nice collection like special, and the way you put it altogether, looks great!!!
Margaret B

Sailing Simply said...

I can see why she wanted you to show this again. So cute! You have such a wondeful assortment of interesting vintage items. I just love how well you have created such a pretty display with items you could actually use too! Very attractive!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

It's all so charming! I love how each of your pieces has a special meaning. Your hubby is a sweetie to shop for you :)))
Hope you're having a wonderful week!
xo, Andrea

Liz said...

YIKES! Soooooo much antique coolness! I have to go back and look again. Love it all. You really do have a lot of great stuff!!! :)


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh CK, you know I love, love, love it all. Yes, I could go shopping here, but I would want it all. I love your display. Everything is just fabulous. I am so thrilled you showed it. Thanks for linking up. Hugs, Marty

WW said...

What great finds, and they go so well together.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...


xinex said...

Oh Ceekay, I love how you decorated the top of your cupboards. I love all those vintage items, so pretty to look at and admire...Christine

NanaNor's said...

Hi Ceekay, Love seeing all of your collections, especially on top of your cabinets. We have very tall ceilings in our kitchen with lots of cabinets so I'm always looking for ideas. You have a lovely kitchen and assortment of antiques-plus memories.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing.

Myrna said...

Oh Ceekay~I so happy Marty talked you into showing above your cabinets~it's just darling and I love how you displayed are your heirlooms! Hope you're having a lovely day!

Karen said...

Oh, I loved looking. The tins to the old glasses in the caddy. Thanks for sharing.

mississippi artist said...

I love old things-especially old family things. You have it arranged so well,too.

Rebecca said...

Hi Ceekay
Great displays and love that everything has some meaning to you. A great use of dead space too
Loved it

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Dropping back by to scope out your goodies. When that cute tiny Fiesta pitcher or the green scales go missing, you needn't look further than a magpie's nest. ;-)


Sheila :-)

Susie Q said...

I love this tour CeeKay! You have so many wonderful and fun treasures...and your home is always so warm and pretty! Those Fiesta pitchers are sweet...especially the child sized one. I am a sucker for anything *little*!

Karen said...

Love it love it love it!!!!! I think they are gorgeous and I could've sat there and explored them all night. But I didn't think you'd appreciate me taking off my shoes and walking barefoot on your countertops. LOL. And the fact that they each mean something to you makes it all the more special.
Now! When are you going to share above the tv???
That'll get everyone excited all over again!
Big hugs! Me.

linda t said...

Oh my gosh Ceekay!! I love the vignettes above your cabinets!! Oh to have more surfaces for my collections!
Don't we all just want a lot more space for our collectibles.
I feel for you on your latest post... I too have a husband that wants a functional kitchen with less clutter! HA!

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