Thursday, January 26, 2012

~I Want One of These~

A while back, I did a post about my Farmhouse Cupboard Vignette about the different things that I have collected to create a farmhouse look in my kitchen.  Look down there on the lowest shelf.  See?  That is part of my collection of cookbooks.

As you can see, my cookbooks are just leaning against the 'wall' at one end of the shelf.  Nothing to hold them in place.  But I need something to hold them in place because one day, not long ago, they fell over when I grabbed one to use.  The domino effect started and of my milk bottles was the next target and badabing, badaboom went crashing to the floor breaking into pieces.  Yeah, I got that "oh man!" feeling in the pit of my stomach.  But what did I need?  Maybe a bookend of some type?  Maybe a cast iron figurine like a rooster or cow...something "farmish"?

Permission given by Buckets of Burlap                
Well, today I started following a new blog, Buckets of Burlap.  Becky has the cutest vintage creations and I was reading an older post she did about Where This Blogger Creates.  Isn't this the most adorable farmhouse style room?

So, I'm scrolling down looking at all the adorable little vignettes that she has created in her workroom and I came across this....

Permission given by Buckets of Burlap                
I love the chalkboard message board.  I've got to make me one of these!  But look further down.  See there on the dresser top holding the old books?  It's an old chicken feeder!!  How cute is that?

These cookbooks look so boring just standing there, I'm sorry to say.  But wouldn't they look better in an old chicken feeder?  What do you think?

Oh, and this goes to show that it pays to go back to read older posts in your favorite blogs.  No telling what interesting things you will find or learn.  Now, I need to go chicken feeder hunting!!

Hope your day is sunshine-y and warm where you are~

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Kerin said...

that is just cuter than a bugs ear :)
Love it!

Hope you are able to find one of your own.

I'm going to have to check out this blog too :)

Sam I Am...... said...

Hi Velma,
Thanks so much for emailing me. You are so sweet and I really appreciate it because I don't get much mail.
I love the chicken feeder idea and I think you can still buy those at farm and feed stores.
I love your cupboard! Your decorating is right up my alley! You're right...I need to go back and look at YOUR posts and pick up some ideas! LOL!
Have a great evening!
P.S. Please stop by my blog and visit me at I posted my favorite and easy bread recipe today.

Cindy said...

Yes, Velma, that is exactly what you need. It would keep the cookbooks in perfect order and they would look so cute sitting in it.
I hope you find one!
Hugs, Cindy

Country Dreaming said...

Very cute! Have fun hunting.
Come by Dreaming sometime.


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Velma, whenever I find a great blog, I can spend an hour going back over their posts! And just when we think we have found them all....We find another one!! I am going to write "Today is a gift" on my chalk board right now!


Lois' Laughlines said...

I am new to your blog and find it so fun and cute. Thanks for sharing. Blessings to you.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I love your cupboard of vintage goodies. You have to share when you find your chicken feeder.

TinaTx said...

Hope you find one. Happy hunting!!!

Sandie said...

Velma that is an excellent idea! I used to love Tina's at Cherry Hill Cottage when she had it on her island with plates in it. I have yet to find one with the wires like that yet except for one that is about four feet long and up on legs. It is the coolest thing and in a store in the town where my daughter is in college. I can't wait to see your cupboard when you find it. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments! Sandie


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