Get Out of the Kitchen!

 
Hello my friends,
do you remember that old saying, "If you can't take the heat, then get out of the kitchen"?
 
Well, it's been so hot here lately that is exactly what we decided to do!  Hubby and I headed out on Monday towards the Oregon coast in search of cooler weather.
 
Because of this, there will be no Share Your Cup this week.
 


 
I haven't shared our basement kitchen for a while.
I thought the red and white décor would be perfect for this hot sizzling summer.
 
I am such a sucker for anything red and white!  Checks, dots, and stripes are an addiction as well.  :)
 
 
I bought the bench at a yard sale for $40.  I painted it red, waxed it with dark wax, and added a grain sack stripe to the seat.
 
I scored the glass holder at my friends Aunt Bunnies estate recently.  On my way home from it I stopped off at a thrift and found the checkered glasses.  Meant to be!  (wink)
 
 
 
We are deep into the wonderful season of fresh fruit.

 
The open shelves are stocked with assorted red and white dishes.  Hubby makes me laugh.  He asked, "where are the dishes I can use".  I told him, "you can use any of them.  Just because they are displayed, doesn't mean they're not useful".
 
 
Some of these were gifted to me, some I bought new, and quite a few were found at thrift shops.

 
When we finished our basement, the original plan was to hang a microwave oven between the open shelving.  I decided it would take away from the old fashion farmhouse feel I was going for.  Last year our son and his family lived with us for 8 months while their new home was being built.  They surprised me with this red microwave.  They were so excited to show it to me because it was red.  They knew I would love it, and they were right!  I decided to not worry and just leave it out on the counter.
 
The older I get, the less fussy I am.
 
 

I have quite a collection of  red and white cherry themed dishes.  They are housed in my glass front cupboard and hoosier cabinet.  I'll save them for another day. 
 

 
I hope you enjoyed our red hot sizzling kitchen!
 
Please remember to return next week for SYC.
 
hugs,
 
I will be sharing with these fun parties:

30 comments

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

My goodness Jann, love your very happy basement Kitchen in Red and White (well mostly red and white - there are some very nice green touches too). Have a great trip along the Oregon Coast - beautiful place to drive along and stop when you want.
Hugs.
Joy

Louca por porcelana said...

Hi Jann!Stunning red and white kitchen!I am envyous,I want one like yours!Thanks for such inspiration and enjoy your time.Hugs!Maristella.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh my goodness Jann, your basement kitchen is the cutest thing ever!! I'll bet your son and his family hated to leave. How darling is the red microwave that they gifted you. You made the right decision is leaving it on the counter. I could move right in and be so happy with all that sizzlin' red (my favorite color)!
Have fun on your trip...you deserve it!

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my goodness Jann. I love your basement kitchen and I guess this is the first time I have ever heard of having a basement kitchen. WOW! Loving all the red and white. You have so much creativity with the way you place things together. Looks awesome. I would want that to me my PLAY kitchen. I would feel like a little girl with a play house there. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Susie said...

Jann, Enjoy your cool time away, be safe. I love that kitchen with all the red cute things. I laughed about your husband asking , which dishes can I use? I would probably say, the paper plates. LOL. You know that little red microwave is perfect. The clock and dishes still give that area an old fashion farm house appeal. Blessings, take care, xoxo, Susie

laura@notatrophywife.com said...

Jann! I love the red! And, that repainted bench! Love it! And, Christmas will be here before you know it! laura

happyone said...

Oh my your red and white basement kitchen is wonderful. Love it.

BarberryLane Designs said...

I had forgotten about your basement kitchen....darn! Great share, and I bet a little cooking could go on down there. I know I want to do some canning, but it is so hot, that we are throwing tomatoes in the freezer for later. Hope you have a wonderful, cool trip.

Laura Lane said...

I hope to paint my kitchen white sometime soon. Finding the right white isn't as easy as one would think!
I've been collecting red for the kitchen, too. My family got on board. My husband gave me a red Kitchen Aid blender for Christmas. My son gave me a red Cuisenart ice cream maker for my birthday. And I bought myself a new Kitchen Aid stand mixer when they went on sale a couple of weeks ago. I'd been needing a new mixer for a few years.
I haven't even got it out of the box yet. Too hot to bake!

Blessings,
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Regina said...

Jann, I just love it! Red is my favorite kitchen color. I've never seen a red microwave before. It's very pretty.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I LOVE your red hot kitchen! I am asking myself why I didn't do my kitchen in red??!! Of course I would not have all of your fabulous dishes and collections to decorate it with, but I am inspired by them!

Rose L said...

Enjoy your time at the coast! Not sure which part you are visiting, but it is all lovely! Also very busy this time of year. Love your quaint little kitchen!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love your cheery kitchen! Your red check plates are darling. Hope you found cooler temps in Oregon!

Cynthia said...

I REALLY LOVE your pretty red and white kitchen! Red is such a cheery color...you have a very neat collection of vintage in here, and it reminds me so much of my Mom. Her favorite was our "yellow" kitchen, but before that I am pretty certain that it was red and THAT was my favorite. That was back in the 60's/early 70's when I was growing up. Wish I could talk Carl into a red kitchen. Living where the winters are snowy (Ohio), it would really be so nice to see this color. But I love red enough to enjoy it no matter the season. The red microwave is awesome!

Curtains in My Tree said...



Oh how cute, we could play house there all day, you cook I'll do the dishes LOL

I hope it's cooler on the coast, I like Lincoln City and below best
I always go there when I travel out to Portland

Debby Ray said...

I love everything about it! Your basement kitchen is adorable...I have a weakness for red and white too. Enjoy your trip!n

Debbee M said...

Absolutely charming!!!!

Rita C. said...

Oh my goodness that kitchen is perfect, including the red microwave! Have fun on your getaway, Jann!

MarEliz Evora Dabi said...

Oh my goodness.. I love everything about your red and white kitchen. Its so warm and happy. Have a great weekend
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Joanna at Gingham Gardens said...

Holy cow! So cute! I just go ga ga over gingham, especially red. I have lots of red accents in my kitchen and some gingham too.

Jeanie said...

You do more with your basement kitchen than most of us do with our regular kitchens! This is so darned cute I want to move into your basement? May I?! I love it!

Have a wonderful break and "see you" soon!

mjmaterazo said...

i love all the vintage charm in your basement kitchen. so fun! stay cool my friend. xo- maryjo

Gina said...

Jann, oh those red and white everything makes me smile! I love the vintage flavor. Very sweet!!

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Sue said...

Jann, your basement kitchen is so adorable, I could move right in. Have a great trip!
Blessings,
Sue

Art and Sand said...

I have several red items the same as yours - I just wish I had bought more than one of those red and white check plates!

Maristela Guilherme said...

Pratos vermelhos lindos!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

I love you red hot kitchen. What a great space for guests. I see a few things that are similar to what I have. I do have the little tea pot/pot holder hanger. That's a mouth full. Thanks for your kind visit and I'll see you tomorrow..Happy Monday..Judy

Kippi O'Hern said...

Vintage beauty of a kitchen! Happy and fun.

My thrift store addiction said...

Thanks for sharing your darling kitchen at Vintage Charm--pinned!

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