Saturday, January 16, 2010

Silver Sunday - An Introduction to My New Blog - A Dream Kitchen

I am participating in Gypsy Fish's Silver Sunday today (my first time...I think). This set of silver trays sits right there behind my sink and I use them as dish drainers (I add a tea towel) when something's too big for the dishwasher or I only have a few to wash. They really make me smile. Not only am I sharing my silver with you today, I am introducing y new blog. Yep-I started another blog- A Dream Kitchen. Why that name? Three reasons. First, when we were designing and building our home, I poured over tons of magazines and books trying to find all the elements that would make my kitchen my "dream" kitchen. Of course, budget and space played a major part in the overall design, but I ended up with a kitchen that I would not have imagined to even stand in 20 years ago.
Second, I am always dreaming up a new reason to get together with our family and friends;

Birthday parties, Baby Showers Crab & Lobster Boils, Chili Parties,Thanksgiving, and Cookies Parties. My kitchen ends up being where everyone gathers and laughs and it so much more than I ever dreamed. Third, I love to pour over magazines and cookbooks and dream of cooking up all the great dishes that are starring back at me.
But alas, I usually stick with my old standbys. So, my new blog is about me cooking my dream dishes in my dream kitchen and sharing my get-togethers with you. Well, I'm going over to A Dream Kitchen to finish up my post, come and visit. Tata for now!


Martha said...

I would have never thought to use silver for dish drainers! But I am for using anything to make you smile! And it's nice to use things rather than have them sit in a cupboard!

Gypsy Fish said...

What an awesome idea to use silver trays as dish how your collection looks as piled up as a backsplas too.
thanks for coming!...See you next Sunday!
{{gypsy hugs}}

ceekay said...

wow, how fancy to use the silver trays as a dish drainer! That is very regal of you! I love that!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Happy Silver Sunday!
I love your silver pieces!
LOVE the texas road kill chicli tag.
you have a gorgeous kitchen!

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Wizard of Was said...

What an elegant idea! Love that twist. I have a few silver trays that I need to start using that way..then my dishes that aren't put aways look beautiful and purposeful...ha ha!
Have a great SS

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Ok you have my dream kitchen! and that counter!!! you're killing me!
happy ss!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Well now that's a great way to use them and so pretty too! Better than having them tucked away and you don't ever see them! One reason I transformed mine into an inspiration board!

What a wonderful kitchen and it looks like you guys have a lot of FUN!!!


mishebe said...

Beautiful kitchen

Mimi said...

Your trays are lovely; what a unique idea, using silver trays as a dish drainer!

Sarah said...

Love your silver dish drains. Too cute. They would put a smile on my face too. Thanks for joining in this week. I'm off to visit your Dream Kitchen....Sarah

Lovely Lacey said...

My granny has that cook book. Its so old its falling apart and we have to keep it in a zip lock baggie inorder to keep the pages from getting lost. She bought me the same copy you have there its one of the best go to books.