Hello beautiful people,
First I want to say to Pammie dearest, I do pray and hope you find yourself in your own home safe and secure forever more!
I have been working here in the house.....sigh.......there was a time when I said I would be done with a project in X amount of time and it was done. Period.
Now I don't know what is happening.....but it has taken longer than I thought to finish this kitchen. However, it was not just about painting as I found out, I had to also organize and go through the cabinets and things like that. Also waiting on the housemate to help with a couple of details took a couple extra days and there were times I just HAD to stop. So, maybe lol, today Thursday should be the last day. (waiting on the housemate for some nailing up of some wood) I had taken off the last 2 days for rest but I'm not getting near the rest I need with not being able to sleep from too much physical discomfort, nor due to noise, as in barking dogs and flying planes, I live near a small airport....they circle this house.
Sooooooo today I needed to have fun if at all possible because I just didn't feel like I was ever going to smile again.
I've been wanting a butter dish.....that's not so much to ask right? Its a small thing in the scheme of life? I never had one before so it would be a first for me, so that's not excessive right? And a butter dish is organizing and tidy, right? Soooooooo........I wanted one! I needed to get out of the house and the thrift store would be just the most simple thing to do, spend maybe two dollars and be done but I thought I'd look online for some ideas. So as I could not sleep last night I got online to search for ''butter dishes'' and I saw one I absolutely loved, like the nice crystal ones I liked.......alot lol........I'd love something this sparkly in my refrigerator! in fact, I'd like lots of sparkly dishes like this in there! lol
(please excuse if pics disappear from this post, I did copy them from the internet.....)
but then I saw this one,,,,,,
and I KNEW that was the one I wanted and they said it sits on the counter and does NOT go into the fridge? what? how is that? I read on..........It was not just a butter dish, it was a butter preserver and this system has been used to store butter since the middle ages! And that guess what? after I decided to get this one, I saw the real name was.....wait for it......can you guess???
French Butter Crock! did you know about these? how come no one told me I could have soft butter all the time???
man! French ingenuity rocks!
A French butter dish is a container used to maintain the freshness and spreadable consistency of butter without refrigeration. This late 19th century French-designed pottery crock has two parts: a base that holds water, and a cup to hold the packed in butter which also serves as a lid. The cup containing butter is placed into the base, where water creates an airtight seal that keeps the air (and thus oxygen) away from the butter so that refrigeration is not needed, and the butter can be used in its soft form. This method will keep butter for around a month provided it is kept at temperatures below 80 °F (27 °C) and the water is changed regularly. The French butter dish design is thought to have originated in Vallauris, France. Vallauris is known for its pottery crafts. Others speculate that it was created in Brittany, or Normandy—both known for their butter production. ~ source
And looking online further, anything more sophisticated I could not find, and decided this one was the one, I DO want my butter soft all the time people LOL ........and they come in gorgeous timeless colors and all I had to do was choose.....THAT my friends, was the hard part.....but soon one of the four colors I wanted won over.....and I ordered Antique Pink Pastel.......
now....sigh.....I will then need more pink accents....darn. :D:D:D
My other choices for my *"new" White and Green accented kitchen were obvious......remember these sit on the counter so its a decor choice......
* (post and pics coming soon when the housemate helps me with the last details so I can then take pics)
Ivory Rose......sooooo sweeeeeeeetttttt!!
Sea Spray ....the first oooooooohhhh and aaaaahhhhhhh I had....and still continue to have lol.......
Vert......this green and all shades of lively green just tug at my heart......I do have green accents.....but.....?!
But Pink it is.
So. today I went to see if I can find something that I could put a lid together with a dish and come up with my own lol....until my French Butter Bell arrives......there's always something there. But I didn't have to conjure anything, there were several things there that looked like butter dishes or ceramic crocks with lids and all I had to do was choose.
But wait! there's more ! LOL.....
there were other things that I was not looking for but were pretty and I always said if I see them, I'd get them, and there they were.....but all this had to happen with $20.00. And I found these below........
A couple of milk glass pieces and the square one is truly beautiful and a heavy piece! I think I'm going to add some selaginella moss to it, a plant I have all over outside doing well. There is the sage green ceramic crock which will hold my butter until I get the French Butter Bell. Imagine butter out all the time and be soft!?
Then there is the Madonna and Child. I have always loved the Madonna, or Queen of Heaven which her corona means and I adore her holding a child.....my sentiments exactly. This one is already iridescent and white and I had do nothing but wash it, and it sits on my bureau now next to another one.
Then there is the vintage green glass soap dispenser for my Bohemian Bathroom....it was gold accented which is now Old White accented....
.......A creamware ceramic vase which now holds my kitchen utensils.....
and an ornamental relief piece which will find a perfect place soon, no doubt! :D
I almost forgot....I'm always looking for doilies, and I found one bag there, always .99 cents no matter what's in it.
And a last picture of the tiny cloche I have that is filled with Hazelnut Turkish Delights, inside another cloche.
I love thrifting and I hope you all look into this because so many cool things are out there that can make your home life so much more cozy, pretty, and functional for a fraction of the price of new in stores. I love recycling and making new use of what has already been......love it.
sharing this post with Shabby Art Boutique
and with The Charm of Home
and with FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE
and with Delightful Order
and with Beyond The Picket Fence
and with From My Front Porch to Yours
and with TIMEWASHED; Blissful Whites Wednesday
and with Coastal Charm
and with Savvy Southern Style
and with Rooted In Thyme