8/18/09

Yellow Kitchen Collectin...It's Magic!



Welcome to The Magic Kitchen.
What a Magical way to start the day.
In a Yellow Kitchen with an OrangeKitchenKitty
Snug as a Bug on a Braided Rug,
with SmilinVeggies Simmerin in a CopperPot,
SinginSalt &PepperShakers, and FreshBakedBread with Butter on Top.
KitchenMagic
by M.Jurras Mayberry…collection of GRIT.
There is something special about a Bright and Sunny Yellow Kitchen and all the Collected KitchenyStuff. And best of all…It’s All Useable. Fresh Outta the Oven Bread or Fresh Outta the StoreBought Bread... It stays fresh in the YellowBreadBox.




Easy Basics Cook Books…find that recipe like Grandma used to make, and the ingredients are EZ to Update…Lard to CanolaOil and WhiteFlour to WholeWheat.

Yellow Kitchen Shelves
Sequin Antiques, Sequin, Texas.



Yellow Kitchen Cooks must have YellowAprons.
My Grandmother always wore an Apron in her Yellow Kitchen, and her aprons were always HomeMade.
Aprons are too pretty to store in a drawer, so GRIT Apron Collection hangs around the Utility Room walls.
HomeMade aprons have made a comeback in the last few years and Vintage Aprons and Patterns are highly collectable and can be found in Antique Shops, Flea Markets and Thrift Shops.
A good buy in Texas is between $5 and $15 for aprons in good condition….less if the Former Cook left her Tea and Coffee stains and a hole or two from a favorite and well worn one.

The Wool N Cotton Shop in San Angelo, Texas
displays a Collection of Aprons on a clothes line strung over the window and around the cozy Country Kitchen.

Judith has a Christmas Apron Pattern on her website

This charming NeedleWorks Shop is filled with Vintage Collections.

Until I can get back to do a Feature, you can take a tour via My Firefly Cottage .
 
While there, you can add to your collection of Pie Recipes from GiGi’s Pie of the Week Series.
Yummy Family Recipes and Memories



What Retro Yellow Kitchen would be complete without a Yellow Table.
This one with yellow and blue chairs is displayed with other Retro Kitchen Decor at
American-British Antiques in San Angelo, Texas.
 
Favorite Kitchen Quotes....
 
'No Matter Where I Serve My Quests,
They Seem To Like My Kitchen Best.'
'Real Men Wear Aprons'
'If You Want Breakfast in Bed...Sleep in the Kitchen.'



Above my Range hangs this Kitchen Utensil Clock made by Burwood Products Company copyright 1975. The clock is FriedInTime...funny...just before dinner time. Other Collectibles include: McCoy Pear Wall Pocket and Dust Pan Wall Pocket. Yellow Hull Pitcher and *Yellow Rose Crochet Trivets.
And MyFind of The Week...Pineapple Server.
Have you been to an Antique Shop where the DealerDoesn'tDisturb the Dirt?
There it was on the bottom shelf, back of the booth, behind books and covered in DIRT.
It had been there so long, the tag was faded, but readable...$10.50.

Not too Bad, I thought, then I turned it over....
Not Bad At All... Made in USA with Foil Label - Metlox - VernonWare.

A bit of WebResearch revealed Metlox began using Foil in the 60's and their top Dinnerware Line was Poppy Trail.
Some of the other Dinnerware lines were California Fruit, California Rose, Painted Desert, Tropicana and Sculptured Daisy.
A black and white Cow Set called Holstein Herd was one of the last made by this company before closing in 1989.

Sculptured Daisy Platters...Seguin Antiques


More Kitchen Quotes...
 
'Bless This Kitchen With Love and Laughter'
 
'Enjoy Life...It's Delicious'
 
'God Blesses This Kitchen...He doesn't Clean It'
 
'Good Food...Good Friends...Good Times'
 
'No Man has ever been Shot while Doing Dishes'
 
What a Magical Way to End the Day...In A Yellow Kitchen With the One You Love...Washing Dishes!

8/15/09

A to Z Collecting...Art To Zippers

A Good Place to Start....Art.
Not all ArtInTexas is about Texas, Heavens No!
There's Flower Art...like Tyler Roses, the Hill Country BlueBonnets and West Texas Flowering Prickly Pear.
There's Landscape and Seascape Art...like the Corpus Christi Coast Line, the Piney Woods Trees and Rolling Hills, and the Stunning SunSets of West Texas.
That's pretty much all about Texas..Isn't It.
Let me Re-Phrase.
When in Texas...What you See is What You Paint, Sculpt, Throw (as in Pottery) and Collect.

Not All Art in Texas is About Cowboys and Indians.
Some is About the Abstraction of Cowboys and Indians...Acrylic on Canvas by This GRIT ... Collection of GRIT.



Indian Pottery and Mexican Chilies Oil on Canvas..by GRIT...Collection of GRIT
WildFlower Web Watercolor...by GRIT...Collection of GRIT





As An Artist In Texas, I can tell you that 'What You See In Texas' to Paint, Sculpt, Throw and collect is a Wide Open Range.
Collecting Texas Art, for GRIT, has been a Here and There process.
While I was Here....I Painted and Potted and collected other Texas Artists work.
While I was There....I collected Photographs,Paintings, Pottery, Business Cards and Whatever just because I was Interested.
Through 'CollectIn Texas Gal', I'll be sharing experiences in The ABC's of Collecting and Creating/Re-Creating everything from Art to Zippers.
The Law West of the Pecos and Hanging Judge Roy Bean is a TrueTexas WildWest Tale. This GRIT was raised about 40 miles or so as the CrowFlies from Pecos, Texas.

OpenRange CollectinSharin...
The Law West of the Pecos
Ten Facts About Judge Roy Bean
The Life & Times of Judge Roy Bean


Framed Pearl Beer Poster...American-British Antiques, San Angelo, Texas



Open Range Texas Artists and GRIT Friends..

Art by GaryDee...Native American Paintings
Photography by Jim Freeman ...GuyRITKing Fisher Designs...GRIT Louise Coulson
JimmyDon Cox, Western Artist
George Holland...Buffalo Gap Pottery

A Good Place to End...Zippers.
Frankoma Cowboy Boot and Napco Pheasant Vase...GRIT collection.

Zippers...GRIT collection...Looking for Some???



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