3/26/11

Our Happy Cabinets

Happy Vintage
Every time I open this particular cabinet I feel a little thrill. I figure I might as well organize the colorful dishware to make putting them away more fun. You'll notice our stack of plates is pretty short. I've collected all of these over the last three years and only bring things home that I need or absolutely love these days. If it's aqua or yellow, it's hard to resist. My mom gave me her old Tupperware cups from my childhood and I've since found the mini versions of them. Good memories!

This weekend has been pretty relaxed at home. We had a play date this morning with my friend, Katy, and her three kids and then watched Revolutionary Road and had homemade chicken and vegetable soup. Sebastian tried a new food (yay!)and Ruby has mastered her 'excited arms' dance move. I hope to catch that on video one of these days.

Brett and I are both feeling a little under the weather tonight so it'll be more relaxing and catching up on housework tomorrow. We treated ourselves to Andy's frozen custard on Friday night after a whole month of eating a Paleo diet (with only a few cheats) and as delicious as it was, we think it's why we feel so cruddy today. Sugar shock!

What are you doing this weekend?

xoxo,
Rachel

p.s. Check out the post below on Home Ec. $10 from each purchase this weekend (until Monday afternoon) will go to Red Cross!

26 comments:

Salonie said...

Ah, the joys of a Sunday! Blog hopping! Love your blog! And the cabinets are so bright and happy!

Millie Bell said...

Love the colors, and organization! :)

Cassie {A Serenade for Solitude} said...

Happy cabinets indeed! Love.

mandiegirl said...

I put my dishes away in rainbow order- I collect fiesta ware! Here's an old post that documents it! :) http://mandiesmumblings.blogspot.com/2010/04/week-in-life-day-3-wednesday.html

beca said...

I've been on a yellow dish ware kick lately. The cabinets are finally getting some love since we moved to a new state 6 months ago!!

elisabeth said...

i have a kitchen cupboard like that too!
so bright and happy.
it always makes me smile.

♥elisabeth

Jordan said...

Your cabinet makes me happy too. So bright and fun.

Lyanna said...

I would be happy to open that cabinet too, mine are all dark brown and I'm dying to paint them white, inside and out. I remember those cups too, my Ma-maw had tons of them it seemed. Love love the colors. Hope you and the hubs feel better today.

Yellow Cat Studio said...

Your cabinet makes me happy too. I love all the colors!
Relaxing weekends at home are so worth it sometimes! I hope you feel better!

-Nicole

Lindsay [rookie's nest] said...

that would make me very happy as well!! x

♥ Carrie Shan said...

LOVE..love...LoVe...all the colors. I might have to hit up a thrift store and go on a color hunt today.

Sarah Maccarelli said...

squeeeeeee! My grandmom used to have those cups :) Memories!

Emily said...

I love seeing open shelves like this. It's a great way to display all the different dishes and colors - it becomes part of the kitchen decor with all the different colors that pop out! That said...my cabinets are too messy to display!

my latest obsession said...

These are all so pretty! Makes me want to go out and buy all new plates and bowls!

fee @ chipper nelly said...

everyone loves a look in someone elses cupboards!
If I think hard enough I can still taste the orange squash out of a (slightly chewed) tupperware beaker from my childhood...fee x

Sweeter Hours said...

I too am blog hopping, trying to get a little of this and that done but the boy is up from a nap so off to lunch. Lovely colors!

kateregan said...

I love your cabinet! I would like open shelving in my kitchen one day... Hopefully I'll have a collection as good as yours to display. :)

Carla said...

Love the dishes...nice when those little things make you smile!

I'd love to hear more about how the Paleo Diet is working for your family.

The Prairie Hen said...

I took my sweet girl to the beach this weekend. One good thing about living in Florida: 86 degree weather in March. ;)

Funky Junk Antique Show said...

Love your vintage/retro mix in the cupboard! Reminds me of mine!!
Love
Hollie

Tamara said...

my grandma had those tupperware cups...yes, good memories for sure! we had a wedding weekend in santa barbara...family, friends and fun...the perfect combo!

Erin Wallace said...

I'd be thrilled to open that cabinet, too! It's so chrreful.

nova said...

You know, it really matches your blog. I'm not surprised at all that you love colors and that fresh, open look. Very nice! Our dishes are all...ugly compared to that. :)

Madame Dessert said...

Seems a draem Rachel, here in Brussels iam always in flea markets tryint to have my own vintage kitchen one day! Cross the fingers for me!

Erin English said...

I just blogged about my latest op shop finds and thought of you! Take a look! <3

Erin. xx

LolaDee said...

I want this. SO adorable!!

LolaDee xo
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