Tuesday, August 19, 2008

GRANNY'S GREAT STUFF!


This week we thought it might be fun to focus on our kitchens: our favorite kitchen decor and our favorite kitchen cooking tools! In Marla's kitchen you will find her favorite item is a picture that she has had stored away in her basement for many years......the picture was her Great-Grandma's. This winter when I was trying to organize my basement storage I came across this picture that my Great-Grandma had in her home, it was a beautiful water-color she bought back in the 1940's!!! I have had it for years but, I always thought it didn't really go with my style of decorating, I had no where to put it and so, it has just sat in storage collecting dust. When I came across it again I knew I had find a place for it somewhere in my house. It may not match my Tuscan Decor but, it has such a sentimental value I can't keep it in storage any longer. I hung it up above some of my kitchen cabinets, added a few side accessories and it all came together! I love the colors in this water-painting and I really think the mat in it, is fabulous: it's a Mirror! Well, after my fantastic picture find it has escalated from there.....I got out more of those boxes that I have had tucked away, things from my grandparents and great-grandparents and I have added many great family treasures through-out my home! I love that these items have 'a story', they add personality and character to my decor! So, take the time to go through those boxes, find some of your Granny's Great Stuff, pull it out and use it...they are great conversation pieces and they will add charm and history to your home!!!!
Love, The Tipsy Girls

6 comments:

tammy said...

I want to see a picture of it. Some of my favorite things are things I got from my Grandma. I was lucky enough to get some furniture, and even though my hubby thinks it doesn't really fit with our decor, I love it!

Angie said...

We want pictures! We want pictures! We want pictures! As I slam my fists down on my desk with a chanting sound!

SMILES2ALL said...

Yes pictures please

Angie said...

Cute pictures!! You should have been using that long ago, it looks great!

The Barnes Family said...

Tonia, it's Belinda Barnes....Todd's wife :) I just hear about your company and this blogspot....all I have to say is WOW WOW WOW!!! You're amazing....I MUST see your house, you have great talent and I am going to think more glitter when I am decorating, I need to spice up my decor I'm feeling a little dull now looking at this stuff, and the cupcakes look adorable!!! visit our blogspot and see our growing boy toddandbelindabarnes.blogspot.com keep in touch!!!!

devri said...

That is one sweet picture, I am in love-- with it and you both!!!