Monday, January 26, 2009

What's black and white and red all over?

The hutch in my kitchen! This is what I've been working on for the past couple of days. I went a little "whackadoo" with the grosgrain ribbon, but that's who I am. I've already come clean about my glass jar fetish and my thing for gingham, so I might as well put my lust for ribbon out to air with the rest of the dirty laundry. Scandalous isn't it?
Here are some close ups. I put some of my favorites cards in acrylic frames. It's so much better than having them stuck away in a drawer.
These Hershey's kisses probably won't last long, but at least I have a picture for posterity.
The doggies had to come out to play. Ahhh puppy love!
A bicycle built for two.
A glass jar... but of course!
Sprinkles, now that would be a cute name for a dog.
Ooh it's 10 til 10, almost time for a Dr. Pepper!
Love the little saying on this plate.
Okay, that was the ten cent hutch tour. Hope you enjoyed!
p.s. I was really bummed when I had to take off my Christmas music Playlist, that was until I thought of making a Valentine music Playlist! Woohoo! I tried to create a diverse mix of songs rather than making you listen to all of my favorite 80's power ballads. For the record, while "Dance the Night Away" is by Van Halen, it is technically not a power ballad. Remember, you always have volume control. :0)


vivian said...

what a sweet valentine display. love all the mary englebriet stuff!
have a happy day!

Pink Slippers said...

First, I love the bicycle built for two figurine ( ya know the song right?). new addiction.

And last, I bought some licorice bites to bribe my little ones...I can't stop eating them so I understand. lol.

Love Dr. pepper.

Have a great week.

Diane said...

What a lot of work, but I am sure it was loads of fun I really like everything, darling display.

hunnybunny said...

That is beautiful! Perfect pretties, and from the pictures I've seen your house looks inviting. Not that ooh it's so pretty, not I'll stand by the door unless you have plastic seat cushions pretty but houseguests that won't leave pretty. LOL

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love your Valentine's display hutch! Especially like the convo hearts (I use them to decorate, too), the dominoes in the apothecary jar & the "Heart" steam coming out of those teapots!!

Big Hugs in TX,
Angelic Accents

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Melissa!

I let out a big *GASP* when I saw this! :) Oh how FAB-U-LOUS! of course loving Red the way I do, I ADORE everything! each little vignette of pretties just looks so perfect! and all together? amazing! If you were a store, lol, id buy everything on the shelf!!

Great job sweetie!!

Hugs, Cynthia

Lavender Dreamer said...

Love all your pretty treasures! You've inspired me! I want to make a shelf full of things that bring me joy! What fun!

natalea said...

AAhhh!! I LOVE the display Melissa!! It's so Mary Englebreit! So wonderful! My mom did all red, white and black for Christmas in her kitchen and it looked awesome. Beautiful stuff...and I see the little boy and girl riding their bike for two! I'm still so happy they went to such a good home!!!
Love ya! nat

The Other Side of Me said...

Your hutch looks great! I love it. I need to do some Val decorating I think. Thanks for inspiring!

Anonymous said...

Too cute I love Valentines Day my fav! Have a great week!

Jennifer Paganelli said...

A charmed life your blog.

jenny holiday said...

Everything is so so so happy and fun!!! LOVE it!!! I want to sit at your table eating cherry pie and chocoalte covered strawberries all day!! :)

Such a sweet home Melissa!!!!!

Hope your Valentine's Day was lovely!!!!

XOXO Jenny

ps...wanted to make sure you received your pkg...I included a giftie.