Monday, May 1, 2017

A New Kitchen Faucet

After 6 years of use, Sam and I decided 
it was time for a new kitchen faucet.
Our hard water here in Vegas,
 beats up our fixtures something fierce.
Even the sprayer stopped working.
Plus I was tired of chipping plates 
every time I accidentally dinged 
one on the low faucet head.
After seeing the popularity of tall faucets 
on all the HGTV renovation shows, 
it was time to search for a good looking
goose neck faucet in the right price range. 
We found this one from Kohler
called the "Bellera"
What a difference!!!
We are totally satisfied
I love how high up it is.
The perfect height for everything.
Sam likes that it can swivel 360º 
to fill pots sitting on the counter 
behind it. 
It also has a setting for a powerful 
sweep sprayer to wash crud off 
of pans and clean the sink.
We also like the elegant detail on 
the body of the faucet.
The handle, not so much.

It is functional, just not elegant 
like the other detail, more modern.
The best feature?
The pull out head with a pause 
button and magnetic docking.
I've wanted one for years and love it.
Great for bathing our small dogs in the sink.
Just an all round great faucet.
Thanks for stopping by
and happy hunting.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Bunny Glasses

Look what we found at HomeGoods this
season for our pastel Easter tablescape!
 Bunny glasses!
 In blue,
and pink.  
And upon further inspection of my photo,
 apparently made in China!
I never noticed that sticker before.
They're right at home with all the other bunnies
on the table.
I love that the glasses have an early American
patterned glass (or E.A.P.G.) look to them.
It gives them an old world charm.
I hope everyone has a great Easter!
Thanks for stopping by
and happy hopping!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Here Comes Easter

It's Easter time again and the Ozark Easter
hutch is all decked out for the season!
 This sweet little chick with a wheelbarrow
was added last year.
He is quite dapper in his straw 
boater hat and bow tie. 
That polka dotted 
wheelbarrow is all the rage.
 He's actually an Easter salt and 
pepper shaker set from Dept. 56.  
 I think he might be styled after one of those 
slightly creepy Victorian Easter greeting cards.
Or possibly chicks are just dressing more 
dapper nowadays!?!
Over to the left is another new addition.
 It's a carrot serving bowl.
 Just the thing for hungry Easter bunnies!
I found it on a few years back
and purchased it 
during a clearance sale!
 Moving down to the second self...
 we find the "Hoppy Spring" salt and pepper set. 
The bunny is in disguise wearing a beak and 
the duckling is wearing bunny ears.
I've shown them before
They were designed by Barb Tourtillotte,
the artist behind "Dipped Chicks",
I blogged about her here in 2011.

On the buffet we find a similar sight...
a baby duckling also in disguise 
dressed as a bunny.
This little guy is from Anna Lee,
 I knew I had to have it at first sight.
After all, he fits right in with the 
"Hoppy Spring" table runner.
Plus, it's just not a holiday without
a little Anna Lee.
How about this new cookie jar 
I acquired last year?
I assume, another Victorian greeting 
card inspired piece.
A chick with an egg shell 
basket on its back 
full of Easter flowers.
A fine collectible
 from Kaldun & Bogle.
Their Chick Silhouette Cookie Jar.
They're known for adding lots 
of intricate details to their creations.
A little too small and slender 
to use as a cookie jar.  
But as a decoration, it's just splendid.
As we journey into the living room,
we find a small vignette of an 
Easter bunny chocolatier inspecting 
chocolate confections.
The round patchwork tablecloth is 
new this season from the Pioneer Woman 
line at Walmart for $14.96.
The big white bunny is new 
from HomeGoods.
I wasn't sure what I was going to do 
with him when I saw himbut 
I knew I just had to have him.
I think he found a perfect job. 
Making chocolate bunnies 
and chicks.
I found these faux chocolate molds,
they're just silver painted resin,
this year at Michael's.
When I saw those, this vignette 
started composing in my mind.
Sam found these beautiful candle 
sticks at Tuesday Morning. 
With the pastel colors and 
the whimsical design they 
instantly reminded her of Easter.
I think they are a brilliant addition!

I hope everyone is having 
a wonderful Spring
and is ready for Easter.
It seems to sneak up 
so fast every year!
Thanks for stopping by
and happy hunting!

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