From the living room you can see into my kitchen. What you see is the side of the cabinets. On the upper cabinet I have this cross stitch piece hanging.
The lower cabinet was just this blank space (oh the horror!) I had been trying to figure out what to do there then I saw this on Tina's blog and I knew exactly what this space needed - a glass towel bar! So, I set out to find one, keeping in mind Tina's warning that they aren't easy to find. Imagine my shock when I came across not one, not two, but three when I was at the antique mall on Friday! I took out my trusty little tape measure and measured them all (I'm remembering I've measured the space and I have 18" to work with) they are all TOO LONG. I'm crushed. So, I pay for my two finds (pictured in my last post) and come home. I can't get those towel bars out of my head. While I'm writing my post I just can't stand it so before I hit publish I go measure one more time just to satisfy my curiosity and I WAS WRONG! I have 23 inches! I grab my purse, give a shout upstairs to the dh to tell him I'm heading back to the antique mall - he says 'haven't you already been there today', I say 'yep - but I'm going back'. Now I expect to hear 'why are you going again' but all I get is 'okay' - I think I'll keep him! Now I just know they will be gone already but they are all three still there - I measured the longest one again - too long. The other two were pretty close to the same size so I got this one.
The lady at the checkout said she had taken one home too so there had been at least 4 of them - can you believe that. I'm still trying to figure out where I could put another one! Anyway - here is what is hanging there at the moment
The two monogrammed towels were gifts several years ago. The coffee pot and cup I stitched a few weeks back out of this book.
Hope you are all having a great weekend!
(hope I did those link thingies right!)
edited to add - Celeste, you didn't leave any way for me to contact you. I don't have any Blue Willow patterns. I found a Blue Delft tablecloth and a 'Delicate Blue' table topper and table runner at www.herrschners.com. You might try looking around there - you might find more if you took some time with it, I just did a quick search. Hope that helps. Thanks for stopping by.