Summer in the Kitchen: Something Old, Something New


Hi there, Friends! Last week I shared how to pair vintage with clearance in the bedroom. Today I'll show you how to mix the two in the kitchen...


summer kitchen pairing vintage with clearance


Like many of you, my affection for vintage runs deep. This is probably most evident in the kitchen than in any other place in the house. A glance around the room reveals bits and pieces from my jadeite collection that I rearrange from time to time. A vintage laundry bag I framed after receiving it as a gift from fellow blogger, Audrey adds a touch of whimsy. Who wouldn't cherish this sweet embroidered laundry lady? She hangs next to the laundry room entry {which is in the kitchen} and somehow lightens the load of the chore ;) 


summer kitchen pairing vintage with clearance


Though my kitchen is full of vintage treasures, I still enjoy adding the occasional pretty seasonal accent--especially when I find it on clearance for less than a dollar, like this lovely sign. Herbs and flowers are a constant in my kitchen...


summer kitchen pairing vintage with clearance finds


...and I thought it fitting to add my new bargain sign above my vintage herb drying rack


summer kitchen pairing vintage with clearance


The galvanized fork and kitchen banner were also marked down to a dollar, all from the same store. Can you guess where? 


summer kitchen pairing vintage with clearance


Today you're getting a sneak peek at this week's upcoming Friday's Find. I just couldn't wait to create a simple centerpiece with this cute basket and paper mache strawberries! I've been asked about the fabric on my kitchen stool. You can find it here. See the stool makeover here.


Vintage book, herbs and thrift store basket centerpiece


I also enjoy mixing layers of vintage from different decades. The seventies basket, fifties tablecloth and forties herb book blend well together on the vintage inspired clearance tray from Target. Did you guess where I found my other clearance bargains? Walmart! 


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summer kitchen pairing vintage with clearance finds


While today's focus has been on summer kitchen decor, the same tips apply for pairing vintage and clearance in any room or season. Have a tip for mixing old and new? I'd love to hear it--leave a comment! 


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22 comments:

  1. Loved all your clearance and vintage mixed together, but was amazed at the spoon wall cabinet turned into an herb hanging device! How clever you are!!!

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  2. I always enjoy seeing your pretty vignettes. I never saw those things in my Walmart! What great finds! I've always adored your cute laundry lady. As for mixing old and new, I just move them around and pair them up until I like the mix.

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  3. Love the sign and the laundry hamper is darling! You always find the cutest things!

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  4. I love the vintage laundry bag you framed!! Makes me want to find a pattern and embroider my own!

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  5. Where'd you get the vinyl? chairs with the cherries pattern?

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  6. Always love the jadeite, and that laundry sign is adorable! Cute sign, spoon and banner. I totally believe you got them at Wal-Mart as I'm one of their frequent shoppers and I rarely leave without something that I love and that was inexpensive!
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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  7. Loved the Wal-mart treasures, but my favorite was the framed laundry bag. Made me see the old wringer my mother had in the cellar, the box of Duz, and the bottle of blueing! I can't say that I've seen THAT transfer, but I still find Aunt Martha's embroidery transfers occasionally--often for next to nothing in antique places and new in places--trying to remember if it was Joanne's or Wal-mart. I have used 50 year old transfers and they still work just fine--even for reprints (like you've got a PAIR of pillowcases). I know they still make the "weekies", the kitchen towel designs for every day of the week. I admit, though, that I ususally use steam caz it seemed logical to me that 50+ year old ink would be dry. I love doing baby pillowcases for shower gifts(even though babies shouldn't use a pillow till at leasat 18 mos. My mother used the original soft soap; she kept the ends of the bars of soap in a jar of water under the sink; she used it for washing her nylonsin a white enamel pan with a red rim. She'd spin in her grave if she knew I put my delicates in a bag and put them through the wash! Old and new together works for me!

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  8. Hi Cecilia ... I always enjoy how you have your Jadeite displayed. You always find the nicest things at the thrift stores. Love your Garden sign. I will be so happy when I am able to shop the thrifts again. Glad you are still enjoying the laundry bag lady.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  9. I'm a jadeite lover for many years--your wire shelf with the jadeite display is gorgeous! Love the jadeite color so much I recenty painted my wood round kitchen table the same color--gives me pleasure every time I see it....

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  10. I love all the vintage goodies in your kitchen. Your jadeite is so beautiful displayed on the shelf. The garden sign mixes in so well.

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    2. Thank you for being a loyal contributed at Snickerdoodle. See Beverly's comment below. Most Clicked last week---Yeah!!!

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  11. These vintage finds are so sweet and jadeite is always Amazing.

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  12. Oh my goodness, that embroidered laundry sign is just dreamy!

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  13. I don't have too many vintage things around my house, but my, you have some adorable things, especially the framed laundry bag and the step stool you re-covered! I still remember sitting on one of those at my grandmother's house! Thanks for sharing your summer in the kitchen pictures at Celebrate Your Story!

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  14. Your kitchen is absolutely charming. I bet it is a gathering place. I love how you put all of your finds together.

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  15. Hi Cecilia, First time visitor (blogger who saw your link at Sweet Inspiration) and new admirer of your vintage finds. Love the idea of live and drying herbs in the kitchen. So attractive and handy. Keep up the good work. Nancy Andres @ www.colors4health.com

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  16. OH!!! Love that JADE !!!

    And thanks for linking to Waste not Wednesday!

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  17. Those jade pieces are all so pretty and they work so well in the kitchen. There is so much to admire that I would want to stay all day and maybe you can cook up a meal for me too!

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  18. Love the paper mache strawberries. I will be on the look out for some.

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  19. What fun decor. Your jade dishes are lovely. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. This was the Most Clicked from last week's party and all of the co-hosts will be featuring it at tomorrow's party. It will be included in our party reminder email, too.

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