Monday, October 3, 2011

"Hoosier Daddy?"

In our little cottage we have a cupboard commonly known as a "Hoosier". In the 1930's all of the baking supplies were stored in these marvelous units.

We found our Hoosier in several pieces stored in a friends barn.

We painted it black...stained the doors...put beadboard in the back of the shelving.....

This is where I now store my baking supplies.


Walmart carries these wonderful glass canisters.

I designed labels for all my staples [got tired of trying to remember which flour was which].

Candy Corn is a necessity of life, don't you know?  

White linens and Homer Laughlin dishes dress the shelf for Fall.

Some of our cookbooks are on top of the hoozier.

I made the stickers with paper that has an adhesive on the back...
just design them....
print ....
cut them out...
peel the paper off the back....
slap 'em on

We hang pictures, plates, wall-hangings, sconces, etc
all over the place a cozy, English cottage feel.

My Sweetheart painted this oil

The dining room table set for Fall

Even our refrigerator gets its Fall duds on. The lace is a curtain sheer doubled and draped over the fridge [looks pretty and keeps the dust at bay].

 Ooops! The  lampshade was crooked.

Acorns make a nice nest for my birdhouse.
Can you see the chicken peeking around the pedestal

In the current economy every one is feeling the pinch of trying to make ends meet.

Some folks have been without employment for quite sometime. When you go through your closets this Fall remember to donate to your local shelters. Our church has opened a clothing and food pantry for the needy. Many centers around you would appreciate your stuff and even your time. You will get the benefit of knowing you have you have done a good deed! 

 I will be linking to these blog parties:

ClubG.W. at
DebbieDoo's Newbie Party
Masterpiece Monday at
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.blogspot
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at
You are talking too
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Tuesdays Treasures at
Primp Your Stuff at
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
It's A Party on Thursday at A Creative Princess
Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Treasure Hunt Thursday at F.M.B.P.T.Y.
Freshmen Friday at
Home Sweet Home Friday at
Potpouri Friday 2805
Show and Tell Friday at
Vintage Inspiration at Common Ground
Saturday Nite Special at
Think Pink at

Until next time,


Revi said...

Hi Audrey,
Love your Hoosier - especially your cool jars and custom labels!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Never heard of a hoozier before, very lovely and useful, too! And candy corn is most definitely a necessity! You're so right about donating, we donate all things, pretty much on a regular basis. Thanks for the reminder.

Kathleen said...

Love the post title. Very clever!! Thanks for stopping by. Our paint colors do look very similar. Mine is Jack-o-Lantern by Benjamin Moore. I think my camera helps me a lot with taking nice photos. I have a Canon T2i DSLR. I practice a lot!!! I only use the manual setting now and it's all trial and error plus I read a lot of photo blogs for tips and tricks!!
Love all your fall decor. I especially like the acorns and bird house combo..two of my favorite things!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, Audrey! What a great piece. I'm loving those glass jars these days. Everytime I turn around I find something else that "needs" to be stored in a glass jar! LOL!
Oh, and cute post title!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Love that! And it's black! Woo hoo! You have it decorated so nicely. Every detail is adorable.

Pamela said...

What a wonderful piece!! Just love it! Thanx for coming to the party and I hop[e to have ya over again next week!:) Have a fabulous weekend.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

That's a great piece, Audrey. You have your items beautifully displayed. Thanks for the visit, and your nice comment.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

What a great piece. Love that you are able to keep all of your baking supplies in one spot. Mine are sort in different areas which is a bummer. Those labels are darling.

Tracy said...

Hi Audrey, thanks for visiting. I've always had a thing for Hoosiers, how lucky to have such a pretty spot for your baking supplies. I love the labels you designed for the vintage-look canisters, its the perfect touch!

Becolorful said...

Such great ideas here. Your Hoosier makes me miss the one we used to have when we were first married. After we moved we didn't have room for it in the kitchen and I sold it. : ( Yours painted black is stunning.
Loved the bird house nested in acorns and your thoughts on donating items. Thank you for all of your inspiration and linking up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful

andrea said...

I sure wish I could fit one of these into my tiny kitchen! andrea@townandprairie

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your hoosier is a great piece for storage and baking supplies, Audrey. I especially like the glass jars with labels and the pretty linens. Your home does have an English Cottage look with your collections. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

What a great piece of furniture your hoosier is - I love that it keeps all your baking things so handy, but looks so pretty as well.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

I loved your title and could not wait to see this piece. It is truly fantastic and what great displays. Welcome to blogging and to my newbie party. Enjoy!

Allison Shops said...

Your title cracked me up. Lovely piece.

Dropping by from BNOTP.

Hidden Laundry

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Loved seeing your Hoosier did a beautiful job and your entire area looks awesome. Kudos to you. TFS. I have joined your blog, picked up your blog button and invite you to join my followers list. I hope you will also grab my blog button. Til we get together again. Hugs, Gayle.

Honey at 2805 said...

What a nice Hoosier restore & all your Fall touches are so festive!

Thanks for sharing this lovely post at Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation!

KAT said...

wonderful post ! Love the Hoosier too you have made it a real piece of eye candy !


Janet said...

We rescued a hoosier in pieces for our 5th anniversary gift to ourselves 30 years ago. Has a roll-top, what fun scraping off all those layers of paint was. It is now natural wood with an all white (yawn) interior. Hubs would never allow paint on the exterior, but maybe inside. Yours looks great!!
Janet said...

Thank you for sharing your "hoosier" cabinet at the "Meet Me Monday" linky party! I LOVE THE TITLE OF YOUR POST! you know that humor is right up my alley! It will be featured next week! Great job! Love, Me

Sherry said...

Your cabinet is so versatile. I also love the jars and the labels you made.
Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!

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