Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Belated WAYRN

WAYRN - aka "Where are you RIGHT NOW?"

I missed out on participating in this fun little showcase of people's blogging spaces inspired by Carrie at Walternatives because my camera was packed for our vacation. I still want to be in on the game, though, darnit. So, here I am with pics and everything.

Here is my blogging spot. It is conveniently located in our kitchen. Yes, it neighbors our bitchin' stove - makes it that much easier to mind the "Break & Bake" cookies, wash a couple dishes as I wait for Blogger to upload pics and type a bit in between commercials of Project Runway (the TV is about 10 paces away).

The shiny board to the right of the computer is my spice rack. I am very proud of it. You see, we remodeled our kitchen last summer & this was one of the things that I put my fingerprints upon. I'd seen many smaller scale versions - but I wanted one that was kindof like art upon the wall. The project took me forever, b/c I just couldn't find the perfect magnet to attach the jars to the board. Once I did, the shop that sold them only got them in a few at a time. Certainly a labor of love.

Anyway......I digress. Back to the WAYRN.

Here is a more detailed pic of the view from the keyboard. If Jzboy saw Iris up there sitting upon the MacMini he would "throw 15 fits" (shameless use of a favorite Mom-ism). Above the monitor/keyboard is where I keep my favorite cookbooks and other special kitchen collections. Notice the vintage Betty Crocker cookbook? The illustrations are genius.

Finally, a detailed shot of my collection of cookbooks & Schillling Spice Tins. Most of the collection is thanks to my mother. She has an amazing talent of clueing into anyones (& I mean ANYone's) collection-tendencies. Do you love Santas? Cardinals? Vintage sweaters? Or, perhaps, you love quail???? She and Dad hit a lot of antique stores and stuff on a day-to-day-to-weekend-basis.....hence, the killer collection.

Thanks Mom! Don't forget...I'm still collecting vintage dishtowels. And....if you should ever happen to see an original Dressy Bessy (the one with the Red Hair)....well, wouldn't that be perfect for buttercup????? Love ya, Mom...........


Cool. I did it. Thanks for visiting. That was fun.

Onto the next thing....updates on the knitting I finished on vacation. Good times.

17 comments:

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

OH! Thanks for explaining your spice rack I thought you were in a scientific lab or a areospace office! Love the stove in the post below! My mom collects antiques and has an antique excellency cast iron stove "BELENGER" and it has the green porcilen(SP) on the doors and overhead oven, there is a lean on the kitchen floor!That thing weighs a ton!
Nice to come across your blog it's fun. Love the buttercup picture.
*HUGABUGS*

melody said...

Red Hair Rules.

Johnny said...

Spice rack, intriguing. Hmmm. Web site or more details?

Joannah said...

Very nice! Love the spice rack!

Connie said...

The spice rack rocks...and so does Iris!

steph said...

So jealous of the groovy kitchen you've got going on over there! Much better place to hang on the computer then my current set-up ~ a folding table in the corner of our bedroom with a white sheet over it since it's kinda nasty. Oh well. Only 2 more months till we're in the new house and then I'll post some pics of the new computer digs. Maybe I should put one of this one for a laugh!!

Elise said...

I love the spice rack too, I just saw the same one on Decorating Cents last night, but I was thinking how I could use it in my scrapbook room. I also love project runway!

Kathleen in La Quinta said...

Have you seen the dolls on Ebay? They have a lot of them in mint condition and not too expensive. Just a thought.

Kathleen
LID 5/15/2006 May Magpies

Laura said...

I love it! So cute! Aren't you smart, having your blog up on your computer screen! The spice rack is great!
Laura

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Gorgeous place - love the wood colors! (Oh, and I'm going to officially steal that 15 fits phrase). :-)

Melissa said...

The spice rack is great, but I really like the shelving and the cookbook collection. My cookbooks are sitting on the counter, and look a mess. Can I copy?

Anonymous said...

Love it!!

Jen said...

Dig the kitchen and, of course, kitty making herself oh-so-comfortable at blogspot. Sooooo this is where you create all your great posts?! Now I have a visual. Love it.

p.s. Love the spice rack! When's the next party :)

rubyiscoming said...

yummy yummy - you must love cooking as much as I do! Very cool!

SBird said...

COVET the spice rack. And I love all the old spice tins too.

Kathy and Joel said...

I LOVE the fact that you are a feelow Mac girl! :)
Love your space and the little kitty that perches atop your Mini.

Wicked Witch said...

Tight space with little room for the cat!