It’s been awhile since I last featured the kitchen on or the pantry the Thrifted Home Tour, and I’ve added enough thrifted additions that I thought it time for an update. Sometime around last fall when I wasn’t feeling so good I decided to change things up in the kitchen to make it a cozier, happier place to be. Part of that was my need to hibernate and part of that was a reaction to the seasons changing, but either way I’m happy with the result. My favorite secondhand score for the kitchen was this badboy: a enamel soup pot. This brings my current soup pot total to five, meaning I need to get rid of some damn soup pots, but not this one. This one is mine.
When I added the beaver riding a gnome to the kitchen it caused a stir. Who is that gnome of mystery, many of you asked, and what the hell is he riding? All the hubbub made him The Most Interesting Gnome in the World, so I thought you’d enjoy yet another photo of him. And for the record, he’s riding on a beaver. The Most Interesting Beaver in the World.
If you remember my compost woes you’ll be glad to know I’ve found a thrifted way to solve my problem: the green Tupperware container on top of the toaster oven. It’s everything I need in a compost bin: cute, thrifty, the right size, easily washable, and with a lid to boot. I empty the kitchen waste into our green bin every day or so and send the container through the dishwasher a couple times a week. All this means I am the proud owner of an odor-free compost bowl.
I’ve had this mushroom keyhook for awhile now, but I always just kept it in my bedroom closet. My intentions, of course, were to sell it, but once I realized I could put it to use in my kitchen, I decided it was mine forever.
Here’s a closeup of the cuteness.
I really liked what I had hanging up in the kitchen before, but I thought this embroidered harvest picture was way cozier.
The colors were a cheerful contrast to my dark navy counter tops, too.
I’d been steadily building a cache of vintage tins of all sizes, and after using a majority of the larger one to store toy’s in Isobel’s room, I filled the smaller ones with tea. Once I consolidated my tea stash I thought it looked too pretty to keep in the cupboard.
Its cheerfulness greets me each morning as I make coffee and in the evenings when I make tea.
You might remember the vintage china plates I had hanging up by the sink. Those I moved to the front bathroom (we’ve been redoing it) and I found these chalkware mushroom tiles at Goodwill to hang in their place. Actually, I bought them to sell, again, but of course, couldn’t.
I mean, how could I?
I found these containers after I posted about my vintage pantry, so I’ll just include them here. My goal is to fill my cupboards with interesting bottles and jars and containers in glass instead of plastic or supermarket packaging. You can find containers like this for under a dollar at the thrift store, and I try to reuse bottles and jars when I’m done with the contents.
The container that is holding the popcorn matches exactly a bunch of containers I bought from Ikea to build terrariums in. It was fifty cents. The canning jars on the left were also a steal and are from Italy. I’m keeping salt in the interesting glass jar with the blue lid, and have added the Golden Harvest Mason jar to my ten cent army.
That about wraps it up for the kitchen. Stay thrifty, my friends.