Saturday, April 25, 2009

Marnin all!

Marnin girls! It's Saturday and I'm all caffeined up, waiting for Steve-O to get here to install my beadboard paneling. Still no stamping to show, but I thought I'd show you the progress on the red kitchen. It's coming along nicely!
I was going to go all GIRLY on the chandelier, but decided on a brushed nickel kitchen-y look instead. I resisted the temptation to go all roses & shabby-chic to help the resale value of the house!

All of my red stuff is sitting around patiently waiting to be put back in it's place.

I was excited to see in Country Living that the hot new collectible is kitchen dishtowels. You can usually get them for under $10.00. (.50 cents if you're me!) I've collected these for years and always keep my eye open for the red ones!
My favorite one is this sweet cherry towel!
My everyday china is this vintage restaurant-wear. The dishes are indestructible and RED of course! I got the whole stack of plates, bowls and cups & saucers for $15.00 at a garage sale up by the cabin years ago.

These sweet aprons have been hanging around my kitchen for years. I wear them. NOT!!! I would wear them if I actually knew how to cook. Really! (okay, NOT)
Have a cherry weekend, everyone!


Jessica said...

Cool stuff, Lisa! I love the cherries towel and your vintage aprons!

Elaine said...

Darling theme and colors! I can't wait to see it all complete! Thanks for the fun share today on the kitchen progres!

Anonymous said...

Just love your RED and thanks for posting the pics. Can't wait to see it completed.
Marie H

TA Carbone said...

Oh I just love the red color you chose. I to am a Red lover.



Your kitchen is looking great and I love the red:) I have some of the same linens that you have:)
I forgot to ask you ...what do you do with all of your wonderful cards? Do you belong to a swap?
I'll keep checking back..
P.S. I hit a garage sale that was LOADED with stamps, etc... :)

Lana said...

LZ, I love your new light and everything looks so nice! It is a gorgeous new kitchen for ya!

Darlene said...

Oh I just LOVE all the red Lisa!! Wish I was brave enough to do my kitchen in red!!! I played it safe with yellow.

I have several old "red" floral linen table clothes from my mother & MIL's stash and truly cherish them!!!

Unknown said...

The paint looks really good! I love your collection of dishtowels and aprons. I have a yearning for old aprons! Gotta love them (not wear them--just love:)

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Hi, Lisa, I'm Holly and this is my first time here! ♥ I love all your red stuff. I can't wait to see your kitchen when it is all done. I have a red Yellow and White kitchen but I hope to add more Red as time goes by.

I'll be back! ☺

Renee G said...


I love the things you have collected. Im anxious to see how your kitchen turns out! I just did mine in a french country/tuscan theme..its an old kitchen too. Im working on my craft room next with a shabby chic..I love your cards and how you do them in sets! awesome. You can visit my blog and check up on my progress of my craft room soon! I would wear those aprons!!!!!! LOVE THEM! Renee'

Debby said...

Lisa, I love all of your red stuff, too kewl! It it will be great to see it finished.

MaGoooo said...

Looking GOOD!! LOVE the red!!

When's the next stampin get-together???