Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Kitchen Update and an Antique Find

Hello.  Progress on the remodel has slowed a bit.  We are having the drywall done now so only a little bit a night can be done.  Hopefully by next Tuesday or Wednesday, we will be able to get it painted.  The cupboards are to be in early next week and they will set the lowers and begin putting the laminate wood floor down.  Yeah!!!

I took a trip to the antique store last week...needed a break from the noise.  And besides, I was looking for something new for the kitchen.  I definitely found it.  OK, there is a story behind this piece.  About 3-4 years ago, my friend, Ann ( A Hole in the Basket Primitives) went to the antique store near Sauder Village.  We both saw this but didn't get it because the price was about $80.  Fast forward to last week.  I went in, looked at it like I have for the past 3-4 years and what????   A new tag was attached and the price was $30!!!!  I snatched it up super fast before someone else could get it!! With the cash discount offered, I bought it for a little over $25!  I was so excited.  So, what is it you ask.....

It is a from France (so the tag said)  and it was used to serve rolls or bread.  It is about 40" long and 4" wide.  I can see it with some filler and votives sitting on our new island. 

I jinxed myself with the crock pot recipes....I made a mac and cheese last night that was OK, but not on the make again list.  Tonight we are having chicken Parmesan.  I found a recipe for it, but thought it would be easier to use the Shake and Bake mix.  Place the chicken in the crumb mix, and place them in the bottom of a greased crock pot.  Top with mozzarella cheese and a jar of spaghetti sauce.  Cover and cook on low 6-7 hours or high for 3-4.  Serve with noodles. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful evening!!



  1. I love that little piece, and congrats on finding it on sale!

    It sounds like things are falling into place, I hope things continue to go as scheduled. It will be so worth it in the end.

  2. I love the piece that you found..It's not something I have ever seen before..Soon your kitchen will be done and you will forget about all of this time waiting..Have a great week..

  3. Hi, Melissa - that's a really unusual antique.
    What a lucky break to see it still there and marked down. Enjoy your evening.

  4. Oh Melissa, Looks like everything is coming together ~ how exciting!!!
    Such a great find and awesome that you got it at a great price ~ was ment to be!!!
    Prim Blessings


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