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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Store Display?


One of you my friends mentioned that our kitchen island looked like a store display cabinet. Well honey child I have filled this display cabinet to the brim. Besides what I already had in there, cake pedestals, transferware, and other bits I added this cornucopia and a copper whipping bowl.


I am in no danger of whipping egg whites. If I did whip egg whites they do whip better in a copper bowl. I am prepared. I bought both of these new additions at an estate sale. I paid little for them. 



This is the view from the other side of the island through the old windows. The copper bowl adds a warm tone I like. I am putting the brakes on this "store display." Promise. 


happy thrifting
Olive



35 comments:

  1. You were so fortunate to get a copper whipping bowl at a reasonable price - why don't you give the bowl a try? - make some meringues and see how successful you are. Meringues, with cream and strawberries - delicious.

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  2. Your "store display" is so pretty Olive. I love those windows!

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  3. Good Afternoon Olive, I love the windows on your kitchen island...keeping all your treasures in view, but dust free. I have to say, I really like your copper bowl....I would love to own one, but they are rather expensive ...... how fabulous that you got yours at a good price.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  4. If it were a store display, I would buy every last thing!

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  5. Hi Olive, I love what you’ve done with you display. It’s lovely and your friend sure was giving you a great compliment! I’ve tried to make my hutch look like displays in candy shops. It’s fun to rearrange displays and vignettes. Love the pink transferware in the basket and what a great copper bowl! Did I ever tell you I have the same piece you have, the pitcher (not sure what it is for) with the pink blooms, “Springtime”? I have a few pieces that were my mom’s and I treasure them.
    Have a lovely Saturday Olive.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  6. I think it looks great, and what a wonderful area to always be changing it up. That's what a display place is all about:)

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  7. This is the perfect place to display all things you find to be beautiful! Love the glass doors.

    Happy Weekend!

    XO,
    Jane

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  8. I not only love your island I love the pretty display!!
    I would love to come and shop your "store"!

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  9. Olive, No need to put the brakes on, we want to see more as you tweak it. If we can't have that island, we want to look at yours. Have a great weekend. Ann

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  10. It is just perfect!!! I love it; and I adore that copper bowl, too! You did a fabulous job on this project!
    Nancy

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  11. I'd like the glass cake plate please and two of the red transferware plates. If you could wrap them up that would be nice. Oh, and I prefer paper over plastic bags :)

    I saw your recent finds on Instagram and I am so jealous!!! I'm hoping yard sale season will be starting up next weekend.

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  12. I say Hello Beautiful! The display is gorgeous and to say it is like a store display is a great compliment. Store people are just artists at arranging pretty things and it looks like you've got the touch too.

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  13. Don't put the brakes on for me, it looks gorgeous! Everything is light and clear so it doesn't look cluttered at all. The copper and blue and whites just add the perfect pop of color. I love it! The window front is wonderful!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  14. Olive,
    don't stop on our account, it looks fabulous! I drool every time I see your island, loooove it! Everything looks wonderful in there, like seeing your cool things displayed in it!
    Rebecca

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  15. Well you have your store display perfectly staged Olive. Everything looks great.

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  16. Don't Stop!! We love your displays in your island! We all drool over the gorgeous island and your items. Keep on keeping on!

    Judy

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  17. Dannnggg...that is one gorgeous kitchen island and display. Love it!

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  18. nice!! what a great place to display some pretty dish or other such items. you could change it up every so often. fun, fun, fun!! ( :

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  19. Your island is so pretty and I love all your goodies!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  20. It looks lovely Olive! I love the copper bowl!

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  21. Well, your home display looks beautiful. I use always buy my Mom copper for her kitchen.

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  22. Love the large pitcher with the dripping glaze . . . against the lemons, (good for you) it looks yummy!

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  23. I do not own one piece of copper. Is that weird? Should I have some? Hmmm.

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  24. Surely you can squeeze a couple more treasures in there. It looks wonderful! Maybe, you missed your calling as a retail display artist!

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  25. Hi Olive. Your display looks beautiful. So many pretty and useful things. I spied that little cow creamer, which I liked from a previous post. I always think that lemons look great when displayed in a kitchen. Hope you're having a peaceful weekend over there.

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  26. Hey, I don't blame you - I wouldn't be able to stop tweaking that gorgeous island. Love the warm touch of the copper bowl.

    xo
    Claudia

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  27. Very pretty, Olive! I love this piece! It's so nice that you get to see some pretties from both sides, too.

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  28. I always love your displays. You have such a great place for them.

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  29. Your store display is a fabulous piece. Put the breaks on? What ever for? You keep adding those thrifted treasures.

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  30. I always love your displays too! I think you display things beautifully!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  31. Such a beautiful and versatile cabinet...you have it filled with wonderful goodies!

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  32. Your terrific island is the perfect place to display your favorites of the moment! Love it!!
    Mary Alice

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  33. Nope not a store display - a happiness display.! :)

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