Saturday, March 23, 2013

I DO Love Cherries!

I can't resist cherries when it comes to kitchen or quilt motifs. They are so unfailingly cheerful! I am always on the hunt for cherry dishes for the shop and then I'm sad when they sell.

A couple weeks ago, Gary and I were wandering around northwest Washington, and I found this cupboard in a thrift shop. Gary took it pretty well, when he saw me heading for the car with it.  It says "Studio 56" on the label on the back. I don't know if it was sold this way or if the checkerboard and cherries were added by someone after market. The glass from one of the doors was missing so I replaced it with Plexiglass on both sides.

I love the hand painted cherries. As you can see, I have the cupboard down at the shop and filled it with some fun red and white dishes.

The cupboard inspired me to design a dish towel to match. Well, I must get some housework done today, since I have done more playing than working this week. My quilt group had a very fun field trip yesterday to a wonderful quilt shop in Chehalis Washington called "Sisters". I did buy a bit more fabric in spite of a promise to myself not to. That's what happens when you put yourself in temptation's path! Thank you, friends for stopping by.  Love, Derrith


Karen said...

I love cherries too! What a great find! Your towels are too stinkin cute!!!!

Bev said...

Are those cherry dishes for sale? Please let me know if they are!

Cheery wave from

My Garden Diaries said...

The cupboard looks wonderful displaying all those great pieces!!! It screams summer time picnic, lemonade, and an old fashioned cozy kitchen!!! Great stuff and your field trip sounded like fun!!!

Anonymous said...

They are beautiful and cheery

Mom E. said...

Derrith......I missed that you have a did I miss that????
I need to come there!!!!
I love cherries, too....but we GROW them! If they weren't frozen last was COLD!
Talk to you soon!