Inspired by Lori, I began my hunt for a pink toy stove. Right before Christmas I landed one on Ebay for a steal and it arrived yesterday. I'm having fun arranging some of my vintage cake toppers on it (I do believe that Lori and I could do some major damage together at a thrift store!)
The stove is right at home with the cupboard that I already had. I don't know what it is about this time era, but I am drawn to it in a powerful way. I think it's all the whimsy.
Nothing says whimsy like Holt Howard Pixieware. I have acquired my pieces over time, before they became too expensive to purchase anymore. I'm hoping I'll find some at a garage sale for pennies. It's certainly not the value that's important to me. They just make me smile.
My crinoline dish collection started with a four piece set for $15 at a local antique store. Of course the drinking glasses had to follow. They look wonderful on the table for Easter.
My kids friends have asked them if their Dad minds living in such a girly house. I love the reaction to that question. My daughter will look around like she's seeing the room for the first time, not even noticing that it was girly.
The boys have their family room downstairs which is all baseball. I think I'm pretty generous giving them one room!
It certainly helps pass the grey days of winter to cook in a fun kitchen. I don't know which of my rooms is my favorite, but the kitchen is a top contender. Blessings today!