Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Mystery Item For The Kitchen

Do you know what this is?
I have two of them and I just love them.


I found this on one of my antiquing jaunts during a weekend in the country. 




I am using this new one as a plate rack.




I will love having this cute space to decorate. 
At some point it was spray painted.

 

It has a wonderful chipped patina.



One thing I love about decorating is the ability to carry an element throughout a room.
I bought what is now a platter rack ages ago.






I love it on the end of my counter.
It adds just a tiny bit interest to my boring builder cabinets.


Have you figured out what these are?

If you have spent time in church you will recognize a hymnal holder!
I spent many hours in church staring at the hymn books, which make these a fun addition to our home.
I love that the white one has a name or initials carved 
into the wood.


It looks like it says Jill or J.H.
How cute is that? 
It makes me think of a child finding a way to pass the time in
 church or Bible study.
I hope you can find one of these. 
Sprinkled With A New Purpose,



28 comments :

  1. That is adorable! Looks so cute hung..and I love the little words hung. Very cute! Thanks Katie for sharing with the newbie party.

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  2. So cute. Love the lantern on your counter too. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you. The lantern was Walmart!

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  3. What a nice touch to your kitchen...great idea!!!

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  4. I didn't even come close in guessing a church hymnal. That makes it even more special. It looks terrific in your kitchen.

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  5. I love decor under the cabinets...cute plate rack in shabby white. Thanks for stopping by my blog! =)

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    1. Me too. People probably wonder why I don't have a back splash, but I love the added color.
      Thanks for stopping in.

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  6. They are great! I especially love the white one! Good find!

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    1. Thank you. I love that one too! I am so glad you stopped by.

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  7. Very cute ! Now I'm on the lookout for hymnal holders !
    I'm now following you , come by and visit sometime !

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    1. I hope you find one soon. They are such fun.

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  8. That is so cool. I love that it's under the cabnet and I love the happy spring letters.

    cindy@stitches-n-stuff

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    1. Thank you Cindy. I can't wait to stop by your blog and check it out.

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  9. GREAT repurpose use!

    Looks excellent in your pretty kitchen.

    Well done!!

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    1. Thank you. I love a good rescue mission.:)

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  10. What a great way to reuse a vintage hymnal holder! I never would have guessed that's what it started out life as:) Now I want to find one, thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Good luck with your hunt. I hope you find one soon.
      Thank you for leaving a sweet comment.

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  11. Love those hymnal holders.They look great in your kitchen.
    Anne

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    1. Thank you Anne. I appreciate your taking the time to leave a message.

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  12. Thank you everyone! I hope you find some in your area.

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  13. I really like these...perfect for your displays...you have some awesome transferware, too!
    Rene

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    1. Thank you, Rene! I love my brown transferware.:)

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  15. Would never have guess those to be hymnal racks ... perfect repurpose for your plates and platters and carry a special meaning too. Love your brown transferware.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures.

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    1. Thank you Audrey. I stopped by your place to see what you have been up to.
      Katie

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