Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A few more things from the Old House kitchen...

Hey, ya'll... On Sunday, I shared a shelf in the Old House kitchen. Well, here's the other one I promised to show you. The Old House doesn't have kitchen cabinets so, as you can see, improvision is necessary. When I left in 1992, the kitchen was hot pink and blue. What can I say, I was a product of the 80s. Then when my mom lived there, she painted it RED and white.

The green glasses belonged to Aunt Necel and my "pile-o-platters" just thrills me to the core.

I love drinking milk out of the Fostoria (far left). The blue glasses were in a window at Grandmother's house in Houston (not to be used for drinking). The floral juice glasses were Aunt Necel's and the metal tumblers were in a picnic basket that we used to play with when we were kids.

That hurricane glass you see is from a honky tonk where I drank and danced myself silly in the 80s. "The Palace" is now a church and I am, for the most part, a tea-totaler... but I still love to dance. Some things will never change.

This is one of my favorite vignettes... like, ever...

Look at those walls. Aren't they charming? They don't make 'em like that any more.

A beautiful, old rocking chair...

So, as you can see, my little sister has been verah busy with her camera lately. I will share more Old House photos with you next week.

Linking to Rednesday at A Very Cherry World and Show and Tell at My Romantic Home


  1. I love the collection of glasses. The green ones are my favorite. Carla

  2. You are so right Necel, walls are just not made like that anymore. I have seen folks try and duplicate it. I love the shelf and all the glasses. I am particularly drawn to the red floral glasses. It is all so charming!
    Thanks for sharing the shelf.
    The Tattered Tassel

  3. Love the green glasses!!! and the red cabiner is so cute.

  4. Very cute display and useful too. Love the green glasses.

  5. I so much enjoyed this. I am a bit confused--whose cottage is it!! It is very happy--love the stuff! I used to drink out of those metal type glasses at my neighbors growing up. My kitchen has that kind of planking underneath the plaster....tempts me!

  6. Neat red and white chest of drawers in the first picture. Happy REDS~

  7. What wonderful collections you have. Your pile-o-platters is charming! And your metal tumblers and juice glasses have brought a flood of childhood memories back.
    Happy Rednesday,

  8. What a great collection of glassware! I have one lonely glass just like the juice glasses. And that chest of drawers is so nice and festive painted red and white like that. I love it all!
    Happy REDnesday!

  9. Hi Necel,

    I love to see dishes and glasses are stacked on an open shelf. Its so inviting and warm. Its all beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower.


  10. I love it!!! Red and white must be wayyy better than the pink...what do you think? Love the old glassware..thanks for sharing..Mica/The Child's Paper

  11. What wonderful shelves and I love the collection of glasses.
    I am also a Texas blogger and your sidebar list of favorite things is great-

    I enjoyed visiting,

    White Spray Paint

  12. I LOVE barn red and creamy white in the kitchen! And those old wood planks! Ahhhhh! Reminds me of an old farm house, just like yours. Happy and fun!

  13. I don't know if you've ever noticed, but I don't have cabinets in my kitchen either - on purpose! My shelves are so much neater than if I had cabinet doors to hide them.

    Ah, yes, drinking and dancing in the . . . 70's for me - I was a disco doll in Boston!

  14. Necel, I just LOVED seeing the Palace hurricane! It was the place to be...