Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine-izing The Kitchen Island

I moved my Hearts and Pines dishes to a wire dish rack on the corner of the kitchen island.
 I found the metal dish rack on sale at Marshalls for $5 a few years ago.
 It's a good spot to display my seasonal dishes and remember to use them every day. 
a wire heart with red gingham ribbon, a set of red and white candles and another thrifted pot holder.
A vintage Valentine hankie trims the wine basket. The hankie is one of many that belonged to my mother. A clean hankie was always tucked into her purse before she went to church on Sunday.
The red checked runner is actually a window valance. It was on sale for $1 because there was only one left.  The vintage red handled kitchen tools are tucked into a tall basket.
Aprons hang on the pantry doors.
A vintage red checked apron and this one that's all-out Valentine.
The towel bar on the end gets red and white Valentine towels.
The hand crocheted pot holder is a thrift store find. The doggies get red bowls.
 Hey!.... This is new!
Don't mind if I do!



  1. Hi Rita! OH, you've made your kitchen look so perfect for Valentine's Day! Love it and your little fuzzy face is so sweet.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. I think that dish rack is adorable. I will have to watch for one of those. That is a great idea for seasonal dishes.

  3. Love, love, love it all. The dish rack is fabulous, what a super find. Love the wine with the hankie liner, the check runner is wonderful too. Everything including the dishtowels are just wonderful. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  4. Just SO pretty and 'Valentine-y'.
    I love the hankies and have vintage ones (of my own!) that I use! One morning at church I took one out of my purse and a couple of ladies (older than I) just had a fit over them!
    What a clever way you used YOURS!!

  5. Everything is so beautiful! I love the Valentine hankies and towels you've used.

  6. Lovely vignettes! I love the dish rack. Great decor.


  7. Love that dish rack, GREAT idea. Now I want one too:):) XO, Pinky

  8. Like everyone else, love that dish rack and I want one too!

  9. Hi Rita! Love all of your special touches in the kitchen. Love those Yorkies too (of course I would).

    Susan and Bentley

  10. Love all of the sweet touches - but most of all love your valentine puppy bowl - what a sweet treat for your cute little poochie!

  11. You certainly are in the spirit! Everything looks beautiful! Great idea putting your holiday dishes out so that you remember to use them! Don't you love the vintage hankies? I have one from my nana, and many from my husbands mom and aunt, I just love them! Have a wonderful week!

  12. Rita this is such a cute way to set up for Valentines. I love the way you incorporated the vintage kitchen items. Happy TTT.

  13. Rita, That metal dish rack is just gorgeous!! What a great idea to change it out for the seasons. Great price too!!!!

  14. Wonderful ~ the vintage kitchen gadgets steal my heart.

  15. What a great find with the dish rack. Your touches of Valentine in your kitchen looks very festive. Thanks for sharing.

    Enjoy your day,

  16. Very pretty! I really enjoyed your mix of vintage and new--well done, and SWEET!

  17. Your valentine things look amazing. I would love to have a dish rack like that!

  18. Hey Rita...Happy Valentines, this is great,"love" the hearts,your mama's hanky makes this so wonderful,and your playlist:Stevie Wonder singing,... priceless!
    I am new follower coming from TTT..
    Hope you visit Lazy on Loblolly.

  19. Everything looks so pretty. Looks like your fur baby is enjoying the red bowls.

  20. Great idea to have the seasonal dishes out on the island. I'd love to find a metal dish rack like yours. Thanks for sharing the cheerful kitchen island.

  21. Love your kitchen, Rita. Very pretty vignette on your island. I love the blue paint! YOur poochie is so cute, too!

  22. Hi Rita May,
    Visiting you for the first time today, and wow!
    Love all your red Valentiney accents, even your little Yorkie got into the swing of things.
    Great post.

  23. Such a cute kitchen. I have a rack almost just like that one except it is a yucky cream color. I need to paint it. Love the dog bowl and your cute baby. Thanks for joining the party.

  24. I have that red heart hankie too! Mine is from a church rummage sale. It's fun to find the same things that you own I do too. I just love seeing how you take a theme and run with it.