I have a large collection of vintage creamers and sugar bowls which I use for flower arrangements. I had just gotten some of my autumn-looking pieces out of storage when my daughter came home with a $6 bouquet from the grocery store and made the old china even more beautiful.
…she painted the beautiful door crown….
. she painted the plates and pitcher on the large shelf…
…in fact, she painted and distressed the shelf itself.
Also on the shelf is a miniature house and figures that the two youngest grandchildren always loved. They liked peeking in the window and seeing Grandma and Grandpa peeling apples.
My favorite of all is a piece that is up all year round in the kitchen. My daughter painted an old dresser drawer depression green and used it to house a tiny 1930s era kitchen with vintage Tootsie Toy stove, sink, refrigerator and table. She added so many details which I love such as a clock, a calendar, light fixture and sink skirt. There’s a tiny dishcloth on the sink, a grease jar on the stovetop and canisters on the shelf. I use the bottom section of the drawer to store some 6 inch quilts. I smile whenever I look at this little kitchen.