Monday, November 17, 2014

Shine On....

What happens after our Open House
you may ask?

We get some housework done!
This morning I was putzing along 
and decided to polish my 
1987 silver trophy I picked up at
The Summer Market this year.....

Not that I didn't mind it tarnished at all...
I just felt like polishing...
and when that feeling comes
I've learned to act on it ~ lol!

I love using this beside the stove to put all of my spatulas in...
so pretty & fun....

at least for today.....

Monday, November 10, 2014

It's all about location....

Oh my!
It's such a busy time for The Summer Kitchen Girls!
was last weekend.....
so for the past month we've been planning, creating and displaying
all of the new merchandise in the store!!

It's ALL about the placement of merchandise...
and we are pretty proud of it ~ for those of you that have never visited our store, 
we are out in the
so we are a 
so every square inch is filled to the brim
with things for customers to ohhhhh & ahhhh over!

You'd never believe how many times we move things around so that they are
JUST SO.....

ok...we are a little OCD over this...
but it works....everyone always things the store looks fabulous.

How about you?
Do you move things around in your home a lot?
(It's ok...we do too!!)

If you'd like to see a little more from the store...just click on the link
on "Christmas Open House" above!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Moo Light Up My Life....

Every so often while shopping an estate sale or flea market
 you come across something you
 just can't part with...
and so begins the
tale of two cows

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” 
oh wait a minute....tale of two cows...
not Tale of Two Cities ~ lol!

every time we get home from a picking trip we
dump everything that needs washed at my house
and I leisurely wash everything and sit it out to dry....

Wouldn't you know that those two cows
kept tugging on my heartstrings?
so...just for fun I sat them in my dish cupboard

Well....they seemed so happy
winking and all at me...
how could I resist?  
 So now when I put dishes away
is what I see....

what a way to enjoy cleaning up the kitchen!!

Today we're joining
Patti & Paula for What's it Wednesday

Monday, October 13, 2014

Gather Around the Bonfire....

Thursday night we had our
Bonfire & Bluejeans Tea 
at the store....

It was fantastic evening...with great friends...
Spooky Stories by the fire
and some delicious....

 Creamy White Chili

This is probably one of the best white chili recipe we have ever made,
 so of course we had to share it with you....


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • (we used a mixture of white and dark meat)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped 
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • (we used low-sodium chicken broth)
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


  • In a large saucepan, saute the chicken, onion and garlic powder in
  • oil until chicken is no longer pink. Add the beans, broth, chilies
  • and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; 
  • simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream and cream. 
  • Yield: 7 servings.

 It was truly a delightful evening!!

Monday, October 06, 2014

What's wrong McFly?


We came across an estate sale that was
of chickens...
and this is what we thought of:

yep, that's right ~ Marty McFly!

there were a
chickens in this home....
(we'll clarify...a bazillion chicken figurines! lol!)

You know when you go into an estate sale 
and you might see, let's say, a lot of dog figurines...
but you still see some other figurines besides the dogs....
NOT the case in this house...


 And so many to choose from...
we left with a 
of them
at least!!

 Have you ever seen so much
Poultry before?

All different colors and styles.....

We love the ones that are Sugar/Creamers
with Salt & Peppers on top!

Seeing all of these chicken got us thinking about
Foghorn Leghorn

(oh you've just love looney tunes!)

and that's,
 I say that's all folks!

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

An Open Window....

We LOVE the use of old windows!

This summer we were in Vermilion & had lunch at Woodstock Cafe
and that is where we saw this great 
window/wall divider!

We came in the way of a LOT of old barn windows this summer
and we sold chippy ones with glass, 
and we painted ones without glass and hung around the store.

guess what....we sold them ALL
and got more in...
sooooo....what is it that everyone wants all of these windows for?

Here are some adorable ideas:

We don't know about you guys, but we ALWAYS
need to write things down and this idea is a great way to repurpose 
these old windows!

This was, by far, the main reason 
that everyone wanted the windows with glass in it ~ can you blame them??

We HAD to share's got the chalkboard AND the photo
area...and especially the extra cute points 
for the shelf with the mason jars on it...ADORABLE!!

Now the only question is...
what would you do with a window??

Today we're joining What's it Wednesday....
pop on over and say hi!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fallin' for Ya.....

So...we've been a little MIA from the blog...
but a lot of things have been going on!

 We just rented a booth at The Maumee Antique Mall 
~ so we are slowly getting that around, 
and then we were getting ready for our
on the inside

the outside....

We are lovin' our pumpkins mixed in with our 
outside this year....

This year we were inspired to use dried hydrangeas
from Karrie's arrangements at her house last year...

It's always fun to try to create
  new designs
 in the urns & the front every year...
check out what we did last year 
and the year before 
for some fun ideas!

Today we're joining
for some fabulous & fun fall designs ~ come on over with us!


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