Sunday, October 14, 2012

~Right Under My Nose~

A few posts back, I shared with you my new pieces of ironstone that I recently added to my collection.  As a footnote, I said that I was looking for a small soup tureen and this is why...

This is the little coffee station area next to the kitchen stove.  I love using my ironstone for daily sugar bowl for sugar and one for sweetener, and the spoon rest for the stirring spoon.  I used to have a salt/pepper shaker set here but the cork stoppers kept falling inside!

Anyway.  You see the lovely hot chocolate container in the background?  Adds to the decor, doesn't it?  I can't drink straight black coffee (even with cream and sugar) but rather am more of a flavored-coffee drinker and found that adding hot chocolate mix is just the fix I need.  So this container sits on the counter every day.  Very convenient but not very pretty.

Well, now look at what's in it's place!  A cute little tureen.  Maybe for veggies?  I don't know.  So petite with lovely lines and details.  And guess what? I didn't have to go shopping for it. Nope. I already had it!! 

Last week, I was scouting around, in the cabinet I use to house my ironstone collection, for something to use in my fall decorating.  Lo and behold, back in the corner of the top shelf I found this little beauty.  I had forgotten all about it.  But, apparently, the image of it was still in the recesses of my mind because this is EXACTLY what I was looking for.  What a knucklehead I am! :/  If I had just looked at the pictures in the post I did about my collection, I would have seen it there!!

It's been right under my nose the entire time.  I couldn't believe it.  I grabbed one of my beautiful, vintage soup spoons to use for scooping and now I have something lovely to store my hot chocolate mix.  Even Mr. Bill noticed the change and commented on how much better the service area looks now.  I agree.
Today is an absolutely beautiful day...fresh, clean, lots of sunshine and muddy.  We had a torrential downpour yesterday and received four inches of much needed moisture.  We haven't received this much rain, at one time, in a long, long time.  So we don't mind a bit of muddiness.  We are thankful.  I pray that today has been a wonderful day for you as well.

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Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Shopping the house! Love it. The little tureen is perfect.
It is so wonderful to use and look at these treasures every day, isn't it?!

vintage grey said...

So beautiful!! Love the hot cocoa mix in one!! Have a lovely week! xo Heather

Suziq1023 said...

All my coffee goodies are in pressed glass canisters and I agree it's nice to have a pretty set up for the routine things. My makeup brushes sit in a McCoy flower pot - so that's two pretties I get to smile at every day before I go out the door :)

Cindy said...

Your little coffee area is very attractive, Velma, I like the looks of it. The soup tureen is the perfect answer to your problem!
i would love to have room for an area like that, it is so pretty. Your ironstone is gorgeous, I love that look.
Hugs, Cindy

Kathy said...

Nice to meet you and your sweet blog!
Saw you over @ Dawn's and thought I'd pay a visit and see what goes on here...
Love it and will surely "follow"
Ironstone is a favorite of mine too....your is lovely.
Have a wonderful Fallllll day,
xo, Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...


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