Seems like Monday just comes around all too soon! At least something good comes out of Monday...we all look forward to Blue Monday and Metamorphosis Monday! Blue Monday is hostessed by Sally at Smiling Sally, and Metamorphosis Monday is the brainchild of Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Please do visit them and get the list of other participants!
For Met Monday, I am sharing this display unit. I didn't even think to take a before picture!Darn it! Anyhow, picture this unpainted, in the raw. I had purchased this at a crafts fair many many years ago. Time had not been good to it. At first, it held video tapes, then when my ex took most of the videos in the divorce, I had teddy bears displayed. At my house on Bonnie Lane, it held junk in the kitchen. I had the best intentions of painting it and displaying my blue spongeware.
Well, after I lost my job and had all kinds of time, I finally got around to painting it! I used Rustoleum's Heirloom White. It took 3-4 coats, and it was not easy to paint because of all the nooks and crannys. I love the finished product though! It now looks like something special.
Two houses ago, I displayed my cookie jars, which all contain BLUE on top of my kitchen cabinets. There was no room above my cabinets on Bonnie Lane as they went to the ceiling. They never got displayed after all, and sat in boxes.
Well now that I have the display unit painted, they are happy to be out and living in my kitchen! The first is a goose jar that I bought at a garage sale. It was pretty cheap, and I just loved it because at the time, I was going to decorate with a goose decor. Never did though.
The blue and pink house was a gift from my ex husband when we began dating. He said that he knew I loved Victorian houses, but since he knew he couldn't get me one right now, this would have to do. It was sweet at the time, but it took me a while later to realize that he was never going to give me the desires of my heart, even those that didn't require money. I still loved the cookie jar though.
He also bought me the Boyd's bear cookie jar when we went to a Cracker Barrel restaurant. I love bears!
The hen cookie jar is by artist Susan Winger, a favorite of mine. I purchased this on sale when I had decided that I was going to decorate the kitchen in a theme of Susan Winget designed accessories. Never did that either, lol.
I don't really remember how I came across this house cookie jar. I don't remember if it was a gift, or if I bought it for myself. I do really like it though.
I also forget how I came across this cute little bear. I think I got it for myself years ago.
I really enjoy having my cookie jars displayed again! I was very happy that they fit so well in my newly painted unit.
Stella should be back in another day or two. I am waiting until my traffic ticket is paid before I can afford to take her on a couple more adventures, then she will go to visit the next home. I'll let you know who that is before I send her on her way, but I guarantee that she is going someplace fun, and there will be a couple little girls who will have the best time with her.
Have a great Monday!