Tuesday, October 12, 2010

~HEART OF THE HOME... FROM THE 50'S

I am joining Shelia @ NOTE SONGS for her Kitchen Party!  GO SEE!


Little corner sink
I am always going to clear things off ..but somehow I never do..

 

Just enough room to make toast...that's all we need..

The view from standing next to the red Kitchen Aid mixer you just saw. 


Little island I bought from JC Penny's...


Nice little cooking area but I keep dreaming of an old 50's range there!  Ah well...


Other side of the little island. 

I wanted you to see my cheeries ...again...painted on.  I was REALLY into cherries once.  Still love them!

A favorite of mine in this  fifties kitchen is this little yellow oven.  It's tiny...but again...I just love it!


View toward the garage door.  I should probably clear off the magnets??

Some day I will remove those magnets...but right now...some have just appeared...

 The bowl is Mosser..red glass that I love... also the butter dish on the counter...LOVE THAT STUFF.

Just stuff......you know....


My spooner.  I think my most convenient thing!

So..there you have it.  My kitchen.  My contribution to Shelia's PAR TAY!!! 
ALL DONE! 
Kitchen hugs!
Mona

56 comments:

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a beautiful and welcoming kitchen you have Mona! I can see why it's the heart of your home :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Mellodee said...

Ooooh!! I love it! Red is so Cheerful!

bj said...

Hi, Mona...so glad to see you at the party. I almost came by this afternoon to see if you were coming. :))

Love your little warm and welcoming kitchen. You have a lot of interesting things there...and I am TOTALLY in love with that Mackenzie Childs canister I spied in the background. :))
Love it all, really.
xo bj

bj said...

OOO, I see it is a coffee pot?

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Mona...

Ohhhh...what an absolutely charming kitchen!!! Mona, I love the vintage look and ambiance...it's just so warm and inviting! I bet everyone wants to come and sit in your kitchen when they come and visit! Of course, I love all the pretty red...and paired with the white...lovely!!! I adore all of your white with red rimmed enamelware! I spied those pretties up on your pot rack! Hehe! Girlfriend, you have certainly made your kitchen a "one-of-a-kind" YOU!!! From all the pretty items right down to all that gorgeous hand painting on the little stools, etc.! Ohhh...and I also love those pretty plates that look like they have ruffle rims...with the cherries! Sooo pretty! Thank you so much, sweet lady...for sharing your fabulous kitchen with us...this was such a treat!!!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Lori Lynn said...

Another RED lover! Awesome kitchen, hon!!
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Mildred said...

So very nice to meet you! I love your kitchen. The red is beautiful and you have so many lovely collectibles. The little yellow oven is precious. This looks like the kind of kitchen I would love to visit and share a cup of coffee! Have a great day.

sissie said...

Hi Mona,
You have just the right splashes of red in your sweet kitchen! I love it all. So pretty and welcoming. It really reflects your sweet personality.

hugs
Sissie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I just love it Mona!
It's warm and cheery and charming just like you!
Love the reds and the cherries, well just everything!
Hugs,
Cindy

Scottish Nanna said...

Hi Mona I love your kitchen it is warm and homely I like the kettle on your stove top its very nice,
Hugs Mary.

Sandy said...

Mona, Love that red kitchen, my fav color! Your little yellow oven is wonderful. Thanks for sharing, great blog!
Sandy

Debbie said...

Ho Mona..that was fun to see your deco kitchen, looks like a great place to hang out in.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wonderful vintage CHARM! I love the red and white throughout since I have a lot of red and white in my house, too. You have some wonderful collectibles. Cute cute.

Mary said...

What a charming kitchen you have. I could sit and drink coffee there quite contentedly. Love all the treasures and pretties. Very warm and welcoming!

Gail said...

I love your kitchen!

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

I love your kitchen! It's so Homey and inviting!

Liz said...

Love your red kitchen! Very cute and cozy!
~Liz

Nezzy said...

I can just see you scootin' into your very charming kitchen in the early morn to grab you eyeopening cup of java. I love the red and the painting on your sweet island counter. I just want to hop a plain with one of my cinnamon coffe cakes and join ya!

You have a glorious day beautiful Mona :o)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your kitchen is so cozy and welcoming! I love every inch of it and I can see you puttering around in there!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

There's a lot of love in that kitchen, Mona! Love the painting on the stools. Adorable!

Allison Shops said...

Your kitchen is so cheerful! I"m not a red person (in my home) but I love yours! Stopping by from Note Songs party. Hope you'll come over to Atticmag and see our kitchens - it's a three for one!

Allison
Atticmag

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Lovin your 50's kitchen...my favorites are that awesome oven and that cute island! Thanks for taking me on the tour:)

Blessings,
Linda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Mona, love your kitchen and all of your wonderful accessories. As you have seen in my kitchen, clearing everything off the counters and putting them somewhere is not my strong suit. Your kitchen looks so warm and inviting. Hugs, Marty

Sue said...

Mona, I love the vintage look of your homey, red kitchen! Amazing built-in oven, too. You have what I call organized clutter- I wish I could do it- but I put it all in my pantry instead. I need room to cook! LOL Whenever I add things to the counter, they end up staying only a short time, even though I'd like them to stay longer.... Something about being compulsively clutter-less! hugs, Sue

SmilingSally said...

Hi Mona,

I love your kitchen, especially those painted cabinets. Did you do them?

Please come and check out my book giveaways.

Marydon said...

G'morn Mona ~ What a bright, warm & delightful kitchen. I love the punches of red & the painted cabinet doors. Got that teapot on ... I'm on my way over.

Just lovely, Mona ...

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Mona,
I adore your kitchen! You do not need to clear away anything, its perfect the way it is..if have lots of red my very favorite color....I could stay in your kitchen all day...its just as charming as can be.
Have a sweet day and big hugs~Elizabeth

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I think Your kitchen looks nice and cosy!
Take care!
Christer.

shannon i olson said...

What a cute retro kitchen...and I see your lovely enamel ware and it is on a great pot rack! love it! Fantastic area to say the least.

Stitching n Shipping said...

I love how you have the two stools so you may have some company while you cook. I love all the reds too! Gorgeous and simply you. Hugs. Tammy

Atelier de Charo said...

So cheerful and cozy! So great red decor, love the cute stools!

Hugs
Charo

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Mona! Oh, what a charming kitchen you have! Don't clear the counters - I love seeing all of your wonderful things. I'll bet you have stories behind all of your pretties! Love all the red you have going on! That island is so beautiful with the painting!! Thank you so much, Mona, for coming to my party!
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Betty said...

Hi Mona,
I love your darling red kitchen. I just read your profile and you keep putting one foot in front of other. awesome. Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner.
xoxo
Betty

Kathleen Grace said...

Warm and homey and beautiful Mona! i just love your pretty kitchen:>)

vicki said...

Mona - I just read your profile - what an amazing person you are - and YES you are blessed.

How in the world have I missed your beautiful blog - what gorgous photos you have to show us all - your home is absolutely lovely. Thank you for your visit - in doing so I get to also meet you. I hope to visit often because your "home" here is wonderful!

Vicki

Mary Ellen said...

Mona I love your kitchen!! It reminds me of one of my precious friend's kitchens - so cheerful and fun!!! I love the little cabinet above the sink full of enamelware and your island and stools are darling!! Don't you move a thing - it's great!!!

bee blessed
mary

Createology said...

Mona I love your kitchen as it is bright and cheery and definitely reflects all that you love. Thank you for sharing. Happy Autumn...

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Your kitchen has so much personality! All the red accessories are just fabulous. I even spied red salt & pepper shakers! I am in love with those adorable red stools with the cherries. Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for inviting me into your home. :)

Olive Cooper said...

Hi Mona! I love the red! It is so cheerful and cozy. Thanks bunches for visiting me. hugs♥olive

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Truly a warm and cozy kitchen. Trish

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi again Mona,
I do think your cupboards would look fabulous painted cottage white! And then add some black hardward, oh yah, hope hubby will agree!
They would really pop against the red!
Big Hugs my dear,
Cindy

Dawn said...

Don't you dare clear out a thing! LOL! I LOVE your tiny little kitchen right down to the last magnet! It is the most warm, welcoming kitchen I've ever been in! One of the things I love about your home is despite the huge quantity of lovely things you have it all is so artfully arranged and it all functions! Someday you need to come help me arrange things!
Love ya girl!
Dawn

Rita said...

WOW Mona! You made me cry; those good old days when I was a teenager. Your kitchen is full of love and brought back so many memories of my mom's kitchen. Your photos are just so realistic. Beautiful post as always.
Thank you for sharing; you made my day.
Who is singing Autumn leaves? one of our favourites songs.
Rita

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I could spend all of my time in your kitchen! It's so warm and inviting! I think we both have the same color red in our kitchens, too! I love it! ♥ I need to find a big bread box for the top of my fridge! ♥

LDH said...

I LOVE your kitchen ~ the red is gorgeous! I have so enjoyed stopping by to visit with you!

Kindly, ldh

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Mona,
I LOVE you cozy kitchen. I am going back to look again. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your yellow oven! What a great kitchen, so warm and inviting!
xoxo
Robin

Denise said...

WhAt a happy cozy kitchen! I just love all of your red. It's one of my favorite colors and your yellow oven is wonderful. Thanks so much for stopping by. I loved your comment. Made me smile....a lot!!
Denise

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

What a fab-u-lous Vintage kitchen!! I adore all your touches and red is such a great accent!! Your attention to detail is scrumptious! I lve the tea towels, island, and every detail! Such a warm and inviting space!! Thanks so much for sharing and also for visiting me and leaving such sweet comments too!

Hugs, Cynthia xo

Balisha said...

Love your little red kitchen. It's my favorite color. Looks so cozy. Balisha

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Mona....

Now if that's not one of the HAPPIEST kitchens I've ever seen.... I love it... so cozy. And, I LOVE the red too.

Huggies,
Spencer

Anita said...

Well I just love this kitchen!! You have so many wonderful things and anything red I love! This is definitely a kitchen full of love and personality!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Mona,
Your kitchen is lovely. The island is so pretty with it's flowers and I love the red!
Valerie

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Mona! Oh, I'll bet your bathrooms are lovely! I've seen pink tubs and toilies and I think they're really cute!
Thanks for popping over and again I thank you for coming to my kitchen party!! I love your kitchen.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Mona! I am in love with your cheerful kitchen! It is just so you!!

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Snappy Di said...

Hi, Mona! I woke up wwwaaaayy to early today so am catching up on visiting a few of the blogs I used to haunt daily.

Your kitchen is delightful, I love all the red and I can tell it's the heart of your home and a happy place to be. I've always loved red in a kitchen and after 3 years still miss the red walls I had in mine in Arizona. This kitchen in Virginia is too dark (not enough windows) or I would probably paint it red too.

Off to make a pot of coffee to keep me going. Otherwise I'm going to need a nap today after rising so early.

Take care!
Di

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I missed seeing your kitchen, didn't get around to all of them! Glad I found it now! It's very warm and inviting! I like the painting on the side of the island (by the stools!)

I also posted my tea room kitchen!

Katherine