Friday, February 6, 2015

My Favorite Things. . .Vol. II

Either those who know me well,
or those whom have known me through the ages,
know far too well. . .I don't like chickens!



But. . .
my chicken wire cabinet 
in On Crooked Creektt's 1970's Galley Style Kitchen,
seemed the appropriate spot to place a "chick".





Upon his retirement, 
I commissioned "Mr. Ed" to bring a bit of French Country 
into On Crooked Creektt's kitchen by removing the wooden insets
to the cabinet doors above the range hood and inserting chicken wire.


Once completed,
I filled the cabinet with my ever growing 1940's ~1950's Restaurant ware.

The second in my featured series, these are a few of My Favorite Things!

I l o v e this classic green stripe on white!
It brings back the fond memories of my childhood 
and eating at the local diner with my family.

During our Annual Trout Fishing Trip to Bennett Spring State Park,
I was fortunate to add two unique pieces to my collection.



The first,
a lidded bowl, is a dinner roll bowl.
Petite in stature and the exact size of a square dinner roll!



The lidded bowl in this vignette is a biscuit bowl.
Again, petite in stature, but shaped round like a biscuit!
These were popular aboard Railroad Diner Cars.

The opposite side of the cabinet has been custom designed
with the addition of a shelf to allow for storing the numerous serving pieces.



The second, 
a lidded jar, is a condiment jar.

While "Mr. Ed" envisions this petite jar filled with Strawberry Jam,
I can imagine the delicious homemade Piccadilly Relish of his Mothers.




A trio of glass pitchers brought from our travels in Germany,
are now given a restful place of honor among one of my favorite things!




During our residency in Europe,
these pitchers were filled with syrup, orange juice and milk
as they graced our daily breakfast table.

The dinner plates within this collection are a meager 8 inches in diameter.



However,
it is the oval platters that I enjoy most!
They remind of the days gone by filled with a hamburger and fries!



Although, "Mr. Ed" found these coffee mugs (background) at our local Antique Mall,
it is the cup and saucer that I remember my parents using for their cups of coffee.


The simplistic style of this dinnerware not only
brings memories of a simpler way of life,
but it reminds me of my beloved maternal Grandmother's Restaurant. 
Simply called Ford's Cafe.


Placed within On Crooked Creekt's 1970's Galley Style Kitchen
this simplistic restaurant ware beckons me to embrace change, 
yet brings me great joy in reminiscing of my loved ones
and encourages me to pursue my passion 
of cooking and entertaining within my home.

In 2015,
my hope for each of you is that you
*embrace change
*find joy
*pursue your passions.


Thank you for allowing me to share 
a few of My Favorite Things!



Until next time. . .


On Crooked Creektt will be joining



and. . .



and. . .


Jody and Stan @ Rooted In Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays!

And. . .







Each and every week,
seeds of inspiration bloom from these host and hostesses linky parties.
Be sure to visit and delight your family dwelling with brilliant interior design.



8 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I love your dinnerware and the great memories it evokes of your Grandmother, your travels, and favorite food.
Now come on, chicks are cute! Glad you broke down and let one in.

Martha said...

I like your collection! It would be one of my favorite things as well! Restaurant ware is such good dishes and so sturdy! And it brings back a lot of memories . . . loved to go to diners and lunch counters. Love your two newest purchases!

Patricia Krank said...

The simpler the better. Very pretty dinnerware and I like your chicken wire cabinet to display it! Can't wait to see what's next for your kitchen.
Blessings to you dear one,
Patti

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Well, if you're not too sure about that little chick - you know where you can send her! :) Now your collection of restaurantware is wonderful! I've never seen a biscuit bowl. I love that! Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Marigene said...

I can't believe you don't like chickens. I like the way you have arranged your cupboard. Very farmhouse fresh! I remember the diners in my area having the green rimmed white heavy china, too.
Enjoy this beautiful weekend...there is hope spring is on it's way.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Watch out for those chickens, they multiply quickly!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Great collection, love the chick too!
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Blessings,
Cindy

Chloe Crabtree said...

What wonderful memories these dishes bring you. These are truly lovely treasures. I happen to like chickens, and I really like the cabinets with the chicken wire fronts! I can just imagine all the things I would like to display in there! Thanks so much for sharing over at Celebrate it Sunday!