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  1. Your transferware is so pretty!!!! I love your open cabinets!

  2. I can’t believe you just took the doors off of these cabinets, Brenda, that is so cool! They look like custom built ins! One of my sisters is in the process of trying to decide between an open and closed storage system so I’m definitely going to let her know about this option. Love the way you have everything styled and displayed too. It’s really beautiful with your transferware collection! Hope your day is a fun one, CoCo

    1. I love the brown transferware as well. I did have a beautiful brown platter, but managed to break it.

  3. I do think that because you don’t have a stove that it helps with the lack of dust in your cupboards. I love your red and white dishes and I have a hen on the nest just like that. In fact I have a collection of several hens on the nest. Your kitchen is so pretty!

  4. Looks so pretty, Brenda! You’ve got me thinking that maybe I should take the doors off my cabinets in our Florida apartment. It’s a teeny kitchen, but it would make it feel bigger. Hmmmm….

  5. Your open cabinets are so pretty with how you have everything so beautifully displayed.

    I rarely use my oven anymore since it’s just the two of us. I use my large Breville toaster oven instead. So nice that it doesn’t heat up the house.

  6. Love your red and white kitchen! I love blue and white, so that’s my thing. How is sweet Ivy girl? Maybe a pic or two soon? And I’ll bet that she would like to help you tackle those closets – lol!

  7. I so agree, that one does not miss an oven when you have a toaster oven. I love mine too! The oven here is used for storing some of the bigger things that will not fit in cupboards.

  8. Brenda, I so enjoy seeing the way you decorate your home. I look at a few other blogs, most of them big homes that the blogger is very proud of, as she should be, but to me they’re just so cookie cutter. They all do it the same, white, beige, gray, which to me is just so boring. You’ve made your small apartment such a comfy place with so much personality!

    1. Well, I can’t afford to decorate the way many of the bloggers can. I don’t want all the expensive appliances and cookie-cutter design ideas.

  9. I don’t have a stove either. I don’t miss it at all. Like you, I have a convection oven and love it. Since my kitchen is small, I would rather have extra counter space opposed to a bulky stove. I also have open cabinets where I display my collection of white soup tureens, pitchers, gravy boats, etc. Since my color scheme is basically black and white with red accents, I’m thinking that I should add some red to the open cabinets. What could I use other than red and white transfers are? I am seriously thinking of ordering the Gibson elite cottage dishes to mix in with the all white dishes. These are the pretty red and white dishes you showed us with the winter scene. What do you think?

  10. I recently bought the little coffee pot you have shown. It is wonderful. So
    Easy to use. And if you aren’t into the Kcups you can use your own coffee grounds. The coupon is great. Love your red transfer ware.

    1. Those little coffee makers don’t take up much room and even though just around $50, mine just keeps plugging along.

  11. A Good Fall Morning to you Brenda,
    I got up this morning to let Lucy go potty and (gasp) it was downright chilly! I turned on my computer (early for me) while I brewed a pot of coffee. Cloudy and 53 degrees here in Elma, Washington. It really feels like fall all of a sudden.
    I adore your kitchen and especially your red transferware! In fact, I have long been smitten with it, and the way you have blended other items in red and white always makes me love it. A few weeks ago, at a garage sale I found a boxed set of brown transferware that is a twin to some of yours and bought it on the spot! $20.00 for a set of 16, in pristine condition. I am now looking for some Woodland Spode pieces to blend it with . I like your ideas and it’s said, Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!
    Have a blessed day.

  12. As Vicky said, there definitely is an art to displaying your dishes in the cabinets and you have surely mastered that! I love the bread box and the scale!

  13. I love the way you have displayed your red and white dishes in your cabinets. So attractive. There’s definitely an art to it.

    1. I say just arrange things that suit you the way you in want it. If you’re happy with it, then that’s all you need.

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