Monday, July 3, 2017

Kitchen Counter Memories

While waiting for my chocolate zucchini cake to bake this morning, I got to playing in the kitchen.  

It started with this BAKERY sign spotted on the thrift store shelf last week.  It followed me home ;).  Since it seemed to want to live at my house, I felt it my duty to make it feel welcome.

So, while the real cake baked in the real oven,
it was a good time to play around with the play oven.

I suppose it may seem strange to some to devote kitchen counter space to nostalgic toys.  
For me, it's more than just that.
It's a spot to rest my eye while cooking and baking and poking a few flowers into a vase for the table.  A spot that takes me back to time spent in the kitchen with loved ones sharing favorite dishes.
Next to the play stove sits the little print shown above.
When I spotted it on Pinterest, it stopped me in my tracks.
Flashback to my childhood love of playing "house".
The girls at the table reminding me of my sister and I as children.

~ mini me ~

Perhaps it had something to do with the haircut.
Anybody else remember those bangs?
Ha Ha Ha!

Do you recognize anything else in the print?

If you guessed this, you're right.
Oops, wait just a minute.

There, that's more like it.


Well, it looks like the cake is ready to come out of the oven, which means that playtime is over for today.
The memories, however, live on.
Tomorrow will be another 4th of July celebration here.
Most likely the cake will be shared before the fireworks begin.
Another memory to be made around the kitchen table.

Wishing all of my American readers a safe and memorable
4th of July



  1. Aw! You were cute! Yes, I had those bangs, too.
    Your little things are sweet and it's FUN to play! Happy 4th, Kim!

  2. It is wonderful that you play and enjoy the memories and vintage toys. I have a set of miniature dishes in my and white.

    Happy Independence Day to you and yours!

  3. We all have a little kid living inside us.
    I had bangs like that too. : )

  4. I love the photo of you when you were little. How sweet your dress is and your hair too. I never had bangs. I always had a side part and barrettes.
    Hope you have a fun time celebrating today!!

  5. I love all your little collections. Amazing how perfect that print is. :) Have a fabulous 4th!

  6. I love this little vignette on your kitchen counter. The bakery sign is perfect there! I do remember the bangs - I had them like that when I was in Kindergarten! :-)

  7. What joy it brings me to visit you here! The vignettes that you are famous for, always interest me, and how you shop your house and rearrange things to add different and unique beauty in your home. I like the bakery sign. The mini you picture is so precious, bangs and all! The thought of chocolate zucchini cake baking, is the best! Thank you for blessing my day, even though it is way past the July 4th holiday:)


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