Sunday, January 29, 2012

Coke–It’s the Real Thing

Once again I spent most of Saturday morning cleaning out my storage shed.    Lots of junk has been found in there but occasionally I find a treasure.

That is the case with this yellow wooden and metal Coca Cola crate.    I remember it gracing a wall in my mother’s den.   If this doesn’t scream 70’s décor, I don’t know what does.   One of the dividers was cut out to accommodate the bonnet on the little girl.

I am loving the color and the chippiness (is that a word…if not it should be) of this crate.

The ugly lovely contents were removed and replaced with some items I found around the house including some rubber stamps, a hand-painted ceramic house that my sister brought me from Spain, and two pair of miniature shoes from my shoe collection.   You can’t tell from this crappy picture, but the little cherub on the bottom row has beautiful blue eyes!

The crate was hung on the foyer wall right off my den.

Do you have a coke crate?    I would love to know how you use yours in your décor.

Thank you for visiting.     I am off to drink a coke!


I will be linking to these fabulous blogs that provide me with so much inspiration:

Met Monday  @ Between Naps on the Porch

The House in the Roses

Show off Your Cottage Monday @

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay


I thought I would start my post out with a spectacular sunrise from earlier this week before the deluge of rain started. The “flying” fish is a wind chime in case you are wondering.


My New Year holiday weekend was spent in the quaint town of Fairhope, Alabama. It was so relaxing to sit by the bay soaking in the sunshine and enjoying the view.


This unique shop was spotted while walking through downtown Fairhope. Animal hides were draped on the wrought iron fence.


Even this deer took advantage of the nice weather and chilled out  in the courtyard.

Pelican chairs

Walking on down the street, I passed by these adorable pelican chairs. Loved them and love love love those red boots in the window.


Mother Nature showed her true colors to me this weekend. Excuse me while I head off to look for the elusive pot of gold.

Thanks for visiting.     I am linking to Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer.


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Mom’s Kitchen

Happy New Year!  Welcome to my first post of 2012.   Like so many of you I have started out the year attempting to organize  the clutter.     The weather has been mild here recently so into the storage shed I headed to sort through boxes.

Tucked away in a corner I found a box marked “Mom’s Kitchen.”    I eagerly opened the box not knowing what I would find.   To my surprise and pleasure I found her set of Red Rooster dishes which were part of the Poppytrail line produced in the mid-50’s by Metlox, a company in California which closed in the late 80’s.     I vividly remember eating many a meal on them.

I grabbed two sets of salt and pepper shakers and a sugar bowl and brought them inside.     Not knowing much about the dishes, I googled them and found out that the solid colored shakers represent barn silos.    The salt shaker has two holes at the top and the pepper shaker has three holes.    Both have a riveted detail down the side and they still have their original plugs which are stamped Metlox.  The plugs are missing from the hen and rooster.

The sugar bowl has rivets on it also.    According to the article I read online, the solid colored pattern was introduced a year after the patterned set came out.    I look forward to taking more time to sort through the box and see how many plates and other accessories are in there.

Finding these colorful dishes brought back a lot of good memories of times spent at the dining table with my family.    I hope this new year produces lots of good memories for you.


Thank you for visiting today.     Please join me at  the following parties:

Show off your Cottage Monday @ The House in the Roses

The House in the Roses

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

Feathered Nest Friday

Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground