Monday, August 15, 2011

Spring Cleaning in Summer??

I have to do it when I can!

My friends Amy and Theresa came over today and helped me dust and wash all the "up high" decorator areas in our home.  I am going to show the kitchen cupboards.  They did change a bit....and see how shiney the glass is now?

This area did not change...I love the tins all together.
 Nice clean lemonade glasses!
 This whole corner is different.  I used to have a little blue cupboard will see another day where I put that....I was never happy with my milk bottles over the pantry...this is so much better.
Added the cheese crock.  Not new, just new up there!Grandma's cookie jar got moved over a bit...
 This whole corner is put together differently.  See the tea kettle.  $1.50 at a garage sale last week.
 along with this gorgeous thing!
Have to think on what I am going to do with it....!!  I was thrilled tho!

Linking to Tabletop Tuesday at Marty's.....Show off Your Cottage with Cielo...


bj said...

O, I love it when I get all my stuff on shelves down, washed and rearranged. Your kitchen looks fantastic and I know it makes you feel good to have it all clean and neat. Good friends you have that come help you. Wonderful. That says a lot about your sweetness. :)
hugs, bj

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Doesn't it feel good to look at everything after a good cleaning and see it all shine! I love that! All your displays look great Ceekay! Martina

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

How nice to have buddies while you clean and redecorate. Love your bowls and that new tea kettle. You have so many pretty treasures. My cab tops are empty.. Ya'll all come over and help me will ya please:)


Blondie's Journal said...

You have so many interesting things above your cabinets...I would love to be able to arrange my treasures so well. You have two wonderful friends to help you clean. I am looking at a few cobwebs here in my own kitchen right now! lol!


Sharing Shadymont said...


It looks fabulous! I love the kettle and the caddy you found last week. I notice you have the same scale as Kim at Savvy Southern Style!


{oc cottage} said...

Now those are friends!!!! Lucky you! Everything looks great!!!

m ^..^

June said...

It looks awesome Ceekay. How great that your BFF's would come to help. It always feels so good to have everything sparkling again.
sending hugs...

Shelia said...

HI Ceekay! Oh, what wonderful friends you have! Your tops look wonderful and what great things you have up there! Oh, my goodness! Look at that caddy! I love it and I'm a little bit jealous! :) Can't wait to see what you'll poke into it! You did good.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Don't you just love when things are all shiny and sparkly? You have so many nice collections. Lucky duck to have so much display space above your cupboards.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl you have so many wonderful great vintage things..I would love to go shopping at your home I'll bring my BIG purse ha ha!!
Now I have one on those carrier things I have it next to my stove with spices in it..Love seeing all your GREAT stuff my dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Sweet Meanderings said...

Everything looks so clean and shiny. Amy and Theresa did a great job! I wish I could have been there to help - or, at least, eat the great lunch you provided. Don't forget to send me the recipe for watermelon pie! It sounds so intriguing. Maybe I'll be there next time!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

CK, your cabinets always look fabulous. All of your things are wonderful and you do display them beautifully. So much fun to look at it all. Love your new toolbox. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

Will you send your friends to my house.....I could use some cleaning/rearranging help. They do a great job! ;-) LOVE your collection of goodies on top of your cupboards....and I'm lusting after that wooden tote!! Yes, I said LUSTING! :)

L, dana

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Cheekay, I am fixing to clean up on top of my cabinets too...I dread it! I am highly allergic to dust, so I'm going to have to put a mask and goggles on! My eyes tend to swell shut! It does feel good to get it done though...You have very nice friends to come and help you.

I am waiting until Sept. to start decorating for fall. I think I'm getting the itch because I haven't moved one thing around this summer. Everything has stayed the same so I am wanting a change. I am also ready for the cool temps!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Ceekay,
Your cabinet tops look fabulous with all your treasures. Don't you just love to clean it all and rearrange? I need to do the same, but little time lately.

Just wanted to say Happy Anniversary to you and your love. 38 years together is a blessing. We sure enjoyed ours too and I thought of you this week knowing we share the same number of years.
Hope you are feeling good and going to do something special for your day.
Many more blessed years ahead.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh isn't it wonderful to have things clean and shiny and see old favorites in a new light?

How blessed you are to have such wonderful friends.

Stacey said...

I think spring cleaning in the summer is a great idea! It's too hot outside anyway. Your things all look so nice. Isn't it amazing how gunky it gets up there? It's nice that you had sweet friends to help. :)

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

I really like your rolling pin collection and the green scale. Isn't it amazing what some cleaning can do?

JudyBug said...

Love all your pretties! Things almost look new when they have a nice clean sparkle? I love when I've just cleaned really well.

Liz said...

Looks awesome! :) I can see the sparkle from here. I really need to do this. sigh..... :P next year! LOL!


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