Friday, February 8, 2019

With Red and White Polka Dots ~ Kitchen Tour

I thought I was finished with my ♥ decor until I rediscovered a small red and white polka dot tablecloth that I had squirreled away.  Instead of adding it to my pink floral tablecloth, I decided to fold it into a runner of sorts for one of my kitchen countertops. Yes, it matches the banner/pendant.  Both are by April Cornell.


I like the burst of color on the gray & black marbled countertop.  It also matches my red Kitchenaid mixer!  Next to the mixer is a little cottage white metal basket with four metal cups/jars in it.  This holds my various teas and coffees.  I love the white bird atop of it.  The thin black appliance next to it is a very small coffee machine (like a Keurig).  We rarely used the big Keurig and decided to give it to my daughter.  I like this one better because it is small and can be completely emptied when not in use (unlike the Keurig). You can use k-cups with this.


Next to the coffeemaker, sits one of my cottage white clip frames.  I like that it has a  pedestal and looks quite rustic.  Today it is sporting a tiny puppy valentine!  I like to use it for photographs as well as cards.  And then next to that is my toaster.


And in case anyone wondered if we like coffee at my house...  we do!  To the left is our electric tea kettle.  I'm afraid it is on its last legs which means I just may have to buy a cute red one to replace it!  Next to the kettle is my husband's coffee grinder.  He likes to buy the whole coffee beans and grind them himself (well, he plugs it in and pushes the button!).  Next to the coffee bean grinder is my little stand that speaks TRUTH. ♥. And then there is the knife set.

And that ends our kitchen tour for today.  Little bits of happy that make me smile. XO

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Beverly @How Sweet the Sound's

24 comments:

  1. I just love that little pedestal and that card is so cute. I actually have my Valentine's cards from 5th grade. They are all adorable. I will have to pull them out one day and display them like that.

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    1. Wow, Sandy! What fun! I don't have any from long ago. I do have homemade ones the children made!

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  2. Hi Gina, I love your sweet Valentine touches - the little doggie on the clip stand is so cute! We love coffee here, too. It keeps my motor running! haha! Sending you hugs xo Karen

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    1. Karen, you and me both! Have to start that engine in the morning! XO

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  3. Love the new display, Gina! I also have the red Kitchen Aid mixer! We also have the same electric kettle! I love mine and use it all the time. Thank you for the kitchen tour today...loved it all!

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    1. You are very welcome, Dianna. I think I may get a red electric kettle. Love the pops of color!

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  4. I love your idea for displaying a pretty card! How cute! I have a black Kitchen Aid...I sure do love it! The red one is special!

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    1. Diane, the Kitchenaid mixer is huge but so handy. Love it! ♥

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  5. Look how shiny your bench is with all the pretties' reflections. Love the sweet little white cottage holder. 'Tis lovely you can interchange it with your photos and cards. Gotta love red and white polka dots. I think a new red kettle sounds like an excellent idea, Gina.

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    1. Kim, I think I may help the old silver tea kettle a bit on the way out! Bwahaha

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  6. Lovely display I love the red "runner" and vintage card! Happy Valentine's Day, Kippi #kippiathome

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    1. Kippi, I am not a huge fan of the black/gray countertop so I try to add a runner that "cheers" it up!

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  7. Gina, I love your polka dot "table runner" on the counter. I would love to know the name of your slim Keurig like coffee maker. I bet it would be a super travel companion. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Robin, I will look it up and try to post it tomorrow. It would be great to travel with!

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  8. I love dots and that's just the perfect add-up! It's all so festive. And you are reminding me to dig out my vintage postcard collection!

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    1. Jeanie, I love to keep ♥ cards and decorate with them. They are too pretty to discard!

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  9. Very pretty Gina. I love RED!! And we were just talking about getting one of the electric tea pots. Now that Marvin is home, he likes to make some pour over coffee every now and then and it takes a while to heat up the water. I love your red mixer too. I have an apple green one...my favorite kitchen gadget.

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    1. Arlene, apple green would be pretty! I haven't seen that color mixer before. We are always using our electric tea pot/kettle. Sadly, our current stove is electric and takes so long to heat up. I think if we had a gas stove, I'd use a regular kettle on the stove.

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  10. It all looks so pretty, Gina, and red is my favorite color! I'm loving your red KA mixer...swoon!

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    1. Kitty, isn't it gorgeous! Red makes me happy too! XO

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  11. it is a great way to add a splash of color to your kitchen, love your clip frame!

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    1. Connie, thanks. I believe I bought it at Michael's.

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  12. I see we have similar tastes, I have a red kitchen aid mixer, love it, my granite looks almost identical to yours too. I love your kitchen.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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    1. Thanks Sue. I'm not keen on the granite colors. In our old house, the counters were oak. We redid them a few years before we moved. Before it was the original weird laminate ones.

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