Hello, Dear Friends, welcome to my
cottage kitchen for some Irish Spring
Decorating and an Irish Supper!
I am part Irish, as is my Ramblin' Man.
Both or our Grandfather's came from
County Cork, Ireland.
I have replaced the touches of red for
my winter decorating,
with hints of green for spring.
I have had open shelving long before
it became fashionable :)
My sweet Ramblin' Man built our home
from scratch and I wanted a country kitchen,
with natural wood to reflect our wilderness
Can you see Whitey in his favorite spot
when I am cooking?
You know, just in case I drop something....:)
The framed morning glory cross stitch says,
'Glory in each morning'
and greets us as we brew coffee
to start the day.
I painted the frame green.
The 'Kitchen Queen' anchors the kitchen
and stores all of my baking supplies
This beautiful cupboard once belonged
to my Mum.
I change my display often,
and for early spring I have
filled it with clear glass
and a hint of green.
I crocheted the shamrock garland last year.
The green jars are new
'limited edition' Ball canning jars.
I found the beautiful embroidered
napkins at a vintage shop last year.
This pressed glass egg plate was my Mum's -
a gift on her wedding day.
I have several of her pressed glass
pieces displayed here.
Ramblin' Man manages distribution
for 'Erin's Popcorn'
(among many other snack products)
My 1961 Hotpoint stove is in perfect working order.
I've created a little shadow box
to dress it up.
The tiny wood handled kitchen utensils
were a gift from my Sis in New Hampshire.
As soon as I saw them, I knew they would
be perfect in a shadow box.
I just found the tiny tea kettle timer
I used scrapbook paper that looks like
weathered boards to line a small wooden crate.
When I found the tiny tea kettle,
I knew it would be perfect!
I might add to it as I find more tiny items.
A vintage potholder adds another
touch of green.
But it wouldn't be an Irish Spring
without the fairies, now, would it?
My little Pansy Fairy just got some new furniture!
It's still a bit too cold to put her out in the garden,
so I will try and keep her happy inside for a while.
This little fellow is staying happy guarding
his pot of gold. He doesn't realize
that the 'gold' is actually chocolate coins.
I have a hearty 'Irish Stew'
bubbling on the stove.
And some 'Irish Brown Bread' in the oven.
I've set the table with my hand painted
green and cream pottery.
For a little treat, a splash of Baileys Irish Cream
for our coffee.
An Irish celebration for two.
We take turns reading.....Ramblin' Man
in a hilariously accurate brogue.
Here are some examples:
It's better to own a little than to want a lot.
Long loneliness is better than bad company.
The smaller the cabin the wider the door.
It is better to be born lucky than rich.
Be kind to those that you meet as you rise,
you may pass them again as you fall.
All happy endings are beginnings as well.
For our happy ending we have green
Wishing you Happy Endings today,
my Dear Friends,
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