Copper in the Kitchen and Spring Flowers

3.16.2017

After our kitchen update in December I didn't have a good place to display my vintage copper molds. Previously three of them hung on the wall in the breakfastroom with the vintage breadboards and a few of the others hung from the pot rack which was removed. The molds sat in storage for awhile, but I didn't want to get rid of them so I finally found a new spot for them. 


One day while passing through the kitchen a light bulb moment hit and I knew where the molds could be displayed. Out came the hammer and nails.

The wall where I hung them used to have a little two tiered rattan table that held my cookbooks. I relocated the books, that are rarely used, to another place.


I went to Trader Joe's the other day to buy some flowers and they had the largest assortment to choose from and fabulous prices so I stocked up. I'm scattering them through the house in different vessels to add some spring.

The irises were $3.99 for nine stems. I thought that was a good deal.



I came home and plopped them in the sink filled with water as we were heading out as soon as I got home. 

My breadboards have also ended up in various spots and the smaller ones landed here.

I have purchased the molds from flea markets and ebay over the last several years. I love the warmth copper adds and the intricate designs of them.

The large oval one is my favorite.





This is one of the arrangements I created. Oh, and the table they are on will be shared soon.

Happy Thursday!

Want to see more of my kitchen? Check out these posts.
My French Country Kitchen 2010
Kitchen Reveal 2011
Kitchen Project Reveal 2013
Kitchen Transformation Details 2016

24 comments:

  1. Your copper molds are beautiful. My mom had a huge collection of them, hung from a full-wall pegboard in her kitchen. I never saw her use them, though. Maybe the crown one, for jello fruit salad.

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  2. The copper molds are so pretty and what a perfect place to have them displayed. Oh Kim how I love seeing your beautiful kitchen. I have always loved your sun room and that was always the room I swooned over whenever you did anything. Now with the kitchen re done the sun room has some competition. Love love love your kitchen. Have a great rest of the week.
    Kris

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  3. I love my copper pieces in my kitchen too. I am so glad you brought yours back out. They add such warmth. I love the designs on yours too. Have a great day!

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  4. I love how you displayed your copper collection! I inherited some copper pcs but (sadly) they were left on a front porch for many years and are no longer pretty. I've tried many products to no avail. Wondering how you keep yours looking so nice? I have enjoyed your blog for many years and always am learning something! Keep up the lovely posts!

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    1. Sheila, they were all in good condition when I purchased them and I guess they stay in good shape staying inside. I have used Brasso on a couple of them. Thanks

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  5. I've asked this before, but not sure if you're getting my messages. Could you please tell me the color of stain/paint you have used on your cabinets. The greenish color is beautiful!

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    1. Lisa, I hope you come back here to read my answer as your email address is not attached to your comment. Yours is a no reply comment.
      The green color is Chateau Gray by Annie Sloan chalk paint. I mentioned that in the makeover post. Thanks

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  6. The copper molds are perfect there! I love to hang mine in the kitchen too. I am looking forward to getting this darn house built so I can get things out of boxes.... The flowers are beautiful!

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  7. How do you like your black kitchen sink> I am leaning that way instead of stainless. Any regrets?

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    1. I love it, Carrol. I had a white porcelain one before and it was scratched.

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  8. Lovely! We live with copper here too. It's the chef's collection! Love seeing your molds, Kim. Glad you pulled them out and hung them again.

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  9. That is a perfect location! I love using the lower parts of walls. And the flowers are pretty too.! Sheila

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  10. A perfect spot for your copper molds, and the flowers are singing spring-time!

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  11. I really really like this... so much so that when we moved here almost 5 years ago I hung my much smaller molds vertically on a short wall in my kitchen, too. They never fail to make me smile ....except when I think about all the holes I'll need to fill and paint over if we ever move!

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  12. That looks great- you have a very nice collection! The flowers are fantastic and those are decent prices too!

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  13. The copper molds are perfect on that wall and I like the bread boards on the cabinet! Such a warm, inviting kitchen!

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  14. I've never seen copper jello molds that look so "quality". My mom had some but I always tho't they were kind of tacky. Now I wonder if they weren't really copper at all because yours are really pretty and unique.

    I love the color of your lower cabinets. I think the black sink goes with that color really well. And of course all the flowers are so pretty. I love the purple iris(?) in the blue and white vase. Can't wait til all my daffodils blossom. They are peeking through the ground already, but it's been going from warmish to really cold and I don't think they should be up yet. They've been fooled into thinking it's Spring here in Michigan--but it's not quite.

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    1. Naomi, these are very old and from Europe. They were used for baking and maybe some jello.

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  15. Love the copper moulds, looks like you found the perfect place for them, I wonder do you ever use them? The iris are nearly out in our garden, I can't wait, one of my favourite spring flowers.

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  16. Love the beautiful copper and flowers!!! A great ah-ha moment!! Looking forward to your new tile hopefully coming soon!

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  17. Hi, Your kitchen looks great! I apologize if you've already mentioned this, but what is the wall color?

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  18. I love those old moulds and I'm glad you found the perfect spot to display them!

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  19. Very attractive arrangement of the copper molds, and beautiful flowers - a nice touch of Spring!

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  20. I love it when a lightbulb moment happens. I wish I would have that happen in my entryway, no matter what I do I just don't like it. Maybe someday! I agree that's a fantastic price for the flowers. I wish we had a TJ in my area, but no such luck. Have a wonderful weekend Kim

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