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Kitchen wall update

Just a couple updates to my kitchen wall: a lovely apple pie chalkware piece and a 70s looking needlepoint I finished weeks ago. [Which so doesn’t fit in with my kitchen theme but I have no where else to put it. Looks more like it belongs in a man cave.]

kitchen wall update

Oh yeah, when I found that chalkware piece, I also found two of the cute little roosters [like the ones I found on Etsy earlier] on the same day, but they were like $7 each. What a ripoff!

xoxo, emma

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Etsy finds: Chalkware

Oddly enough, I don’t really like typical girly clothing shopping. However I DO love looking at things on Etsy for a bazillion hours on end. Weird, I know. Anyway, one of my favorite things to look at is chalkware. Chalkware used to be used for all kinds of things, often little figurines that were given out as carnival prizes. There are all sorts, ranging from little flute-playing boys to very racist depictions of kids eating watermelon.  I prefer the kitschy 3D wall hanging types. The kitchen-centric ones seem to be mainly fruit and mushrooms with some chickens thrown in. They were apparently real popular to hang in your kitchen in the ’50s. I wouldn’t know. I wasn’t there. 😉

I want to collect them for my kitchen wall:

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(from here) There are a TON of these fruit ones online, so why can I never find any at the Bins?? Also, what kind of tree grows bananas AND a peach apple peachapple?

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But the BEST ones have hooks on the bottom for your potholders:

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This one is my absolute favorite, but it is sold! 😦

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But I know there are more out there for my anthropomorphic-lovin heart:

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Note to self: the cutest ones all seem to be made by “Miller Studio.”

Note to everyone else: some are WAY too creepy, even for me:

(from here)

xoxo, emma

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