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Julie Barrett is a freelance writer and photographer based in Plano, TX.

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This week's Round Robin challenge is In the Kitchen," and was suggested by Jessica from QuickSilver Dreams.

Well. I had to think long and hard about this one. You do NOT want to see my coffee maker that is on the verge of exploding, or my attempts at updating our crappy charmingly retro 1970s kitchen. You defintely do NOT want to see my cooking, unless you're looking for a Thanksgiving diet aid. ;-)

So, I thought I'd share a couple of pictures of my retro kitchen collection.

dp_stuff

This is the top of some 1970s Chrome 'n' Glass shelving units that we keep in the kitchen. They were free, they go with the decor, and they let the light in through the two large windows so we can keep plants there in the winter. Pardon the dust. I'm holding off on cleaning until the weekend in preparation for Thanksgiving. Most of these items are from our modest Dr Pepper (that's right: no period after "Dr") collection. The immersion heather is pretty self-explanatory. The bottles are new, but come from the Dublin, TX Dr Pepper plant - which still uses real cane sugar in their product. The stuff is pricey ($7 or so for a six-pack), but it tastes wonderful. The glass bricks are salvaged from the Dr Pepper HQ in Dallas. The city ordered a stay on demolition in order to determine whether or not the building qualified as a landmark, but the demolition company either didn't get the message or ignored it. The building came down.

The other piece is a coffee carafe my parents got as a wedding present in the 1950s.

cookbooks

Here are a few of my vintage cookbooks. If you'd like to take a peek inside some of them, check out this section of our site. Thanks for dropping in. Check out the other entries below. Linking list:

Jessica
QuicksilverDreams
http://www.thewatersedge.us/QuickSilver/

Karen
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com/

Carly
Ellipsis...Suddenly Carly
http://ellipsissuddenlycarly.blogspot.com/

Gattina
Keyhole Pictures
http://gattina-keyholepictures.blogspot.com/

Kerrin
A New Day A New Photo
www.kerrinsdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2006/11/round-robins-round-robin-challenge-for.html

Danella
Deep Red Style
http://deepredstyle.com/

Suzanne R
New Suzanne R's Life
http://newsuzannerslife.blogspot.com/

Julie
Julie's Web Journal
http://www.barrettmanor.com/julie/journal.aspx

Janet
Fond Of Photography
http://fondofphotography.blogspot.com

Teena
It's all about me!
http://purple4mee.blogspot.com Tags: ,
Filed under: Pictures   Round Robin Photo           
11/15/2006 8:03:21 AM


9  Comments |  Add yours!



Gravatar Teenasaid:
Nice interpretation! Mine's up too :)
Date: 11/15/2006 9:52:55 AM

Gravatar Janetsaid:
LOVE the glass bricks! Did the demolition company get fined?
Date: 11/15/2006 10:53:55 AM

Gravatar Carlysaid:
Neat photos! :) I really like the carafe. :)
Date: 11/15/2006 10:54:38 AM

Gravatar Robin / R's Musingssaid:
How interesting! I have a few bicentennial ('76) Pepsi bottles, still unopened from my childhood. Gotta love the '70s! My photo challenge is posted, too!
Date: 11/15/2006 12:29:03 PM

Gravatar Suzanne Rsaid:
Gotta love Dr Pepper, although I drink the diet stuff exclusively these days. Nice entry!
Date: 11/15/2006 4:53:24 PM

Gravatar Linda (Lou)said:
That coffee carafe is WICKED! Never get rid of that gem!
Date: 11/15/2006 5:27:24 PM

Gravatar Danellasaid:
Cool photos, very nice entry for the RR.
Date: 11/15/2006 6:02:29 PM

Gravatar kerrinsaid:
Love the old cook books. I have some lovely old ones that I salvaged from the local rubbish dump.
Date: 11/16/2006 3:42:14 AM

Gravatar Karen Funk Blochersaid:
I got timeout errors trying to look at the cookbooks, but I get the idea. We have a barbecue one from circa 1960, and of course a couple old editions of Better Homes and Gardens. I like that coffee carafe, too, despite the fact that I hate coffee. Spent a couple hours catching up with you and the whole IILAA thing, and now it's 1 AM. Yipe! Better get on with some of the other stuff I was supposed to do today and didn't. I hope, when I return, to find out you kept gong on NaNo anyway. G'night!
Date: 11/19/2006 2:02:16 AM

Gravatar Teenasaid:
Nice interpretation! Mine's up too :)
Date: 11/15/2006 9:52:55 AM

Gravatar Janetsaid:
LOVE the glass bricks! Did the demolition company get fined?
Date: 11/15/2006 10:53:55 AM

Gravatar Carlysaid:
Neat photos! :) I really like the carafe. :)
Date: 11/15/2006 10:54:38 AM

Gravatar Robin / R's Musingssaid:
How interesting! I have a few bicentennial ('76) Pepsi bottles, still unopened from my childhood. Gotta love the '70s! My photo challenge is posted, too!
Date: 11/15/2006 12:29:03 PM

Gravatar Suzanne Rsaid:
Gotta love Dr Pepper, although I drink the diet stuff exclusively these days. Nice entry!
Date: 11/15/2006 4:53:24 PM

Gravatar Linda (Lou)said:
That coffee carafe is WICKED! Never get rid of that gem!
Date: 11/15/2006 5:27:24 PM

Gravatar Danellasaid:
Cool photos, very nice entry for the RR.
Date: 11/15/2006 6:02:29 PM

Gravatar kerrinsaid:
Love the old cook books. I have some lovely old ones that I salvaged from the local rubbish dump.
Date: 11/16/2006 3:42:14 AM

Gravatar Karen Funk Blochersaid:
I got timeout errors trying to look at the cookbooks, but I get the idea. We have a barbecue one from circa 1960, and of course a couple old editions of Better Homes and Gardens. I like that coffee carafe, too, despite the fact that I hate coffee. Spent a couple hours catching up with you and the whole IILAA thing, and now it's 1 AM. Yipe! Better get on with some of the other stuff I was supposed to do today and didn't. I hope, when I return, to find out you kept gong on NaNo anyway. G'night!
Date: 11/19/2006 2:02:16 AM






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