Friday, February 6, 2009

Show and Tell Friday/Kitchen Favorites!!

TGIF!!! I'm ready for the weekend!! Hurry on over to Kellis for more show and tell!

Today I'm sharing favorite things that make my kitchen a happy place for me!

This little rooster is a tealight holder that I love and often light while preparing meals. The little heart is a pleasant reminder of my Mom...she loved hearts, and it makes me think of her and her inner beauty when I see it!

Meet Jacque and Pierre, my chef buddies!! I found them in two completely different places, and they are one of those things I know I will always have.

They make me smile!
Which one do you think is named Jacque?

Did you guess correctly?? Jacque came along after Pierre, and I'm so glad I found him!

This is Pierre, my first chef love!! The original Pierre came to an untimely demise after hitting the tile floor. YIKES!! After an exhaustive search here, the new Pierre continued to elude me until destiny took me to North Florida to visit my sis. There I found him, the last one on the shelf, just waiting for me!! Imagine my joy!!

Many of you know I have a thing for birds, well I have a think for pretty glass bottles, too! Here are some that are next to the chefs over the stove. The fish one is from Italy and is a recent find when "junquing" (I couldn't just spell it the other way in the presence of the chefs!)

On the opposite side of the kitchen, another bottle filled with colored water, a little rooster, and a couple of florals I put together

Moving to the right on the same shelf, a chicken or rooster (IDK) I just love it because it is covered in olive branches, a very old window, rise and shine plaque, another bottle and a faux fruit basket I put together

Top of the fridge

We're going to watch drivers take practice runs today at the Daytona International Speedway!! My first time to watch anything Nascar in person!! I'll take lots of pics!!
Do any of you follow Nascar??? Who's your favorite driver? Mine is Tony Stewart, and hubby's is Dale Jr.
Have a joy-filled weekend!!


  1. Becky~

    Cute kitchen love the chickens/ well as Jacque and Pierre....too cute!

    I husband loves nascar, I watch from timt to time with him......Kevin Harvick is his fav.

    Have a wonderful time!

  2. What a wonderful show and tell!!!! I love it...

    I have an award for you on my blog....

    You are truly wonderful!

    Just A Gal...

  3. Love Jacque and Pierre and what a great story behind their arrival in your home. Your kitchen looks so warm and inviting. You have a wonderful way of putting things together. Blessings!

  4. Love the rooster!! I'm a huge fan of the rooster as well, but not too huge a fan of NASCAR! I love how you have the tops of your cabinets decorated! Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing pictures of your kitchen, gives us a little bigger glimpse into your life. I'm handing out awards as well today...come on by and pick one up! I wanted to give you the one that Just a Gal gave me because your friendship means a lot to me, but will give another one so you can proudly display more than one on your blog! The more the better, huh??? Enjoy!

  5. Oh, sorry, the post is coming out tomorrow!!! Silly me! Come by tomorrow and get your award. Nothing like making you work for something!

  6. Your show and tell just makes me smile:)) See?

    First, let me say that Jacque and Pierre are a hoot (if only they cooked!)and I love the farewell at the end!

    And the rooster--love those chickens. Thanks for the peek of all these special things in your kitchen:)

    And yes,- book your flight- the scones are in the oven:)

    Have a great weekend- we are getting sunshine here too- and 40 degrees and more- woo-hoo!

    Linda C

  7. Great "Show & Tell". You have some wonderful displays. I am a huge Nascar fan. My husband and I watch it all the time and are excited that it is time for it to start back up. My favorite driver is Jimmie Johnnson and my husband's is Kevin Harvick. Thank you for sharing your kithchen with us.


  8. Hi Becky,
    I see we both love roosters and french chefs.LOL!!!! I loved all the pics. But I know how special it is when you have something that belonged to someone who was very dear to you...I would not take anything for the treasures and memories I have. Have a great weekend at the races!!

  9. Hi there Becky! I love the bottles...I have just in the last year started collecting bottles. As of now they are collecting dust in the pantry.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog...I found you by clicking the "next blog" button at the top and was lucky that yours came up. The hearts you made the other day really caught my eye...My daughter and I are going to make them this weekend...they will look cute in her purple bedroom.

    I look forward to getting to know you!

  10. I just love the fatty Pierre! Have a nice weekedn you too.
    Gracie at

  11. Dearest Becky - Jacques and Pierre are wonderful - you will have to come to Europe now since you are clearly part French!! I also adore your little hen tea-light. My mother-in-law (a marvellous lady of 86 who we lost 18 months ago to cancer) kept hens at the farm, which my father-in-law tends now. Hens are always a reminder of her for me, and you are sending me away this evening to my bed with wonderful thoughts of her in my head again. You are a wonderful blessing to those who read your posts!

    Have a great Friday, and a wonderful weekend Becky!


  12. I find after reading blogs like this and seeing such great decorating idea that I want to wander around the homestead and see what I could tweak. Thank you!
    Roberta Anne

  13. I loved seeing your kitchen decorations. They are delightful! The chefs are my favorite because they show so much character. Have fun at the races. I have not been to a race before but it does sound exciting. Blessings, Elena

  14. Oh I love everything! What a neat story that you found him...and the last one! However, I am drooling over the rooster with the olive branches. That is gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your sweet comments!

  15. You've got so many cute things in your kitchen! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Love your kitchen, I could take some of your things and they would go perfectly in mine.

  17. I love all your roosters! I have them in my kitchen too. I want one of those chefs! Ours it Matt K. the Dewalt guy. I never watched the race, while working traveling, we let the crew off one day and they and Hubby went to Rockingham,NC for the last race there. Hubby picked Matt that day just for Dewalt. I watched a little of the race that day, to see if I could post all our guys, Yeah right. I learned fast. Now I watch most of the races with him. Go Matt! lol Never in a million years would I have thought I would be doing that! lol Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. You sound like you are such a wonderful person! I want to go to Cross City, FL so bad, friends there. My SIL is going to Destin in March with her grands, wants me to come, but I have enough grands here and then there my doc visits. Oh Well

  18. Love Jacque and Pierre! So adorable! ~CC Catherine of "Catherine de th`e Cups"

  19. Love your kitchen decore, very nice!
    Thanks for showing and telling.
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Linda Q

  20. Everything goes so perfect together. Great decorating. I really got the feel of it all.

  21. I so enjoyed looking at your kitchen items. I got the names reversed in guessing which Chef was who. We are not big on racing, but my son's fav driver is Earl Jr. Also my brother loves to watch racing also, but I am not sure who is his fav driver. Not only is the HGTV Dream Home in our area, so is the Infinieon race track.

  22. I really like all your roosters. Especially the tea light one ;o). Thanks for sharing!


  23. Love your kitchen treasures and I'm so glad you found a new Pierre! :)

    I don't follow NASCAR but I do love the races. I'm actually a fan of stock car races. :D

    So glad you're enjoying the Scripture Tags!

    Have a great weekend!!

  24. Everything in your kitchen is so wonderful ,I love how it sits on top of your cabinets.

  25. Your kitchen is adorable! The french men are too cute.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  26. Hi Becky,

    What a beautiful kitchen! I came away inspired by all the lovely little details you've added. Your chef buddies are adorable!!!!

    I hope you had fun at NASCAR!


  27. Love your kitchen and especially your two chefs.

    We live for Nascar at our house. Counting down the days till Daytona. And of course now just waiting a few hours till Bud Shootout. My favorite driver is Dale Jr.

  28. You have an award at my blog!!! (well deserved I might add) Have a blessed Sat.

  29. Thanks, you had me down so right, it did take a lot out of me to write that article, today I have felt regret. But with the wonderful comments, I feel better. Thanks so much

  30. What a beautiful kitchen you have. I loved it.
    Thanks for coming by and seeing me to for Show and Tell.
    Have a Blessed Weekend.

  31. I enjoyed this tour of your kitchen treasures...the vignettes are delightful.

  32. Can you tell me where you got the rooster tealight holder? I just love it !

  33. What an inviting kitchen. I really enjoyed the tour. Your blog is very nice :-)

  34. Your blog is just sooooooooooooooooooooooooo darn cute. It made me feel good just visiting. Hey I need your email. I want to send you the free patterns I have offered right now. They really work up cute. I hope to have my samples made up and ready to post tomorrow or Monday. I need to repent and quit working on Sundays. Deb

  35. Okay one more post. I live just a few hours drive from Las Vegas. Every body is getting ready for Nascar down there. It is really an important event. You don't want to be looking for a hotel room during Nascar. We made that mistake a couple of times. So I will look forward to your pics. Deb

  36. Wonderful post, Becky! I love Jacque and Pierre!

  37. Such wonderful kitchen treasures...I love the rooster!
    P.s. Thank you for the birthday wishes!

  38. Thanks once again for your encouraging comments on my blog. Your kitchen treasures are so well displayed and I have to confess, I had Pierre & Jacque's names backwards!


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