What makes me Smile…

There is something in my kitchen that makes me smile each morning…


Beside my Princess in the basket…

Something I have been collecting for a while, much to the amusement of my mother, who used it daily during her childhood…


Vintage enamelware…preferably Red and White but I am not picky…


Just the sight of it makes clean-up a joy…most of the time.


It even brings beauty to the awkward corner of the counter only assessable by step-stool…slight exaggeration…embrace the challenges of life!


It inspires another attempt toward the perfect sourdough bread…my husband says that I have already achieved this goal but he never says no to a fresh loaf.

I don’t know if it is the sweet,rugged beauty of the actual pieces or the simple, wholesome era they represent…all I know is my heart beats faster when I spot a that flash of enamel…and I will always find a place for it in my home

Let’s Party…

Something to Talk About@Karen Up On the Hill

Show and Share@Coastal Charm

Inspire Me Monday@Sand and Sisal

No Place Like Home@Rose Chinz Cottage

Tuesday at Our House@Our Home Away from Home

Tweak it Tuesday@Cozy Little House

Inspire Me Tuesday@A Stroll Thru Life

The Scoop@Stonegable blog

Thrifty and Vintage Finds@Dagmar’s Housey

Talk of the Town@Knick of Time

Wow Us Wednesday@Savvy Southern Style

Inspire Me Wednesday@Adventures of Mel

Work it Wednesday@The Turquoise House

Share your Cup Thursday@Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson

Share Your Style@Essence of Home

Thoughts of Home@Poofing Your Pillows

Make it Pretty Monday@The Dedicated House

Home Sweet Home@The Charm of Home

Shabbilicious@Shabby Art Boutique

Friday Features@Oh My Heartsie Girl

Feather Nest Friday@French Country Cottage

Share it One More Time@Shabby Fru Fru

Sundays at Home@Thoughts from Alice

Busy Monday@Pinch of Joy

Amaze Me Monday@Dwellings

Home and Garden Thursday@A Delightsome Life

Let’s Talk Vintage@Bella Rosa Antiques

Digging it/Dishing it@Rustic and Refined

Thursday Favorites@Katherine’s Corner

Tuesday with a Twist


Share it

Welcome Home Wednesday

Moonlight and Mason Jars

Rooted in Thyme

Olives and Okra

Morning Cup of Joe

Home Matters

Vintage Chic

Peace love and link

5 Star Fru Fru

Finding Silver Pennies

Inspiration Monday

In The New House Designs


McCall Manor





72 thoughts on “What makes me Smile…

  1. What wonderful pieces of enamelware, Amy! You have a fabulous collection of it. I think for myself, enamelware represents both vintage beauty and the wholesomeness of a bygone era. It is hard to find here where I live. Your little one is adorable, by the way. Thank you for sharing with us and have a delightful day.



  2. My mother had a white and red enamel dishpan like the one hanging on the side of the island. She didn’t use it for washing dishes, but often for mixing up large amounts of bread dough or muffin batter. You have a wonderful collection here — and your little princess is so sweet in her smocked dress.


  3. You have so many wonderful pieces, Amy. The red and white is so cheerful. I have a few pieces myself, but I gravitate towards the blue and white. Love your special treasure in the basket too!


  4. First of all, your little cutie in the basket is absolutely adorable. And so are all of your kitchen pretties. I totally agree, everything in there would make me smile, too. You have a great collection! Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday. I’m so happy to party with you this week.


    1. It is getting more difficult to find. One thing about living in Annapolis is there is not much competition for the vintage pieces…most DC Metro Antique shoppers are after the real deal museum quality pieces…a little out of my budget!


  5. My red loving friend, it makes me so happy to see this! I love everything you showed today. The red and white enamelware could be my next collection. I’ve never even seen it around here though.

    Happy TOHTO! 😉


    1. The red and white is getting a bit difficult to find. I actually have some more in storage that I just couldn’t find space for in our rental. After my husband retires from the military it is time to find a house of our own and a big kitchen will be a must!


  6. Oh goodness, well you do have many reasons to smile. Your adorable daughter of course and wow your enamel ware is fabulous!
    Thank you ever so much for joining us in Thoughts Of Home On Thursday!


  7. There is something especially wonderful about vintage kitchen items.
    To me it means a great cook somewhere in the past cooked with them.
    I love that.

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday!


  8. She is precious. I love your entire kitchen. Your pot rack and island is great. I love enamelware too. You have a nice collection. I shared my Spring mantle at the linkys today. Come over and say hi.


  9. Gosh Amy, I have a weakness for enamelware as well. Red and white being my favorite also. Love your collection and the fun sign. Would love one by my red mixer! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


  10. I am so with you!! I have a real passion for enamelware and grab it up whenever I see it. I love the red and white but I collect the cobalt blue and white because those are the colors of my kitchen. Your whole collection and how you have displayed it is wonderful!!


    1. The blue and white is so pretty as well. My Great Grandmother had an entire kitchen of red and white enamelware I have been told. I think this is why I am so drawn to the color combination.


  11. It is amazing what a bit of red does for a room, I love the shelf in the middle of the kitchen, everything has a place, I sure could use some more storage in my tiny kitchen.

    Thank you for dropping by to share your ideas and inspiration on the #OMHGFF this week!

    Hope you will have a beautiful weekend!


  12. Wow what a gorgeous post! I love all your enamel ware collection and every vignette. I will pin this great share.
    I just saw you featured at Share Your Cup, along with me, so I’m so glad I saw it !
    Have a lovely evening.


  13. Spoken like a true collector! Your red and white enamel ware makes me smile too. I don’t own any, but I sure do like the happy look that it offers your kitchen. Especially like the tray of small lidded canisters. That cutie in the basket is my favorite. What a darling little girl……and that smile is the best!


    1. My Great Grandmother had red and white enamelware in her kitchen…I wish I could have seen it. My kitchen looks a little less crisp and clean lately with a busy 3 year old but I love this chapter in my life


  14. Dear Amy:
    Oh what great vintage enamelware you have collecting. It looks very Americana! And who is that darling one in the basket – the Princess of course! Thank you for sharing, linking and participating in my blog party on Monday!


  15. That’s such a sweet picture of your little girl. The enamel ware in your kitchen is awesome! I like the look of it as well, so pretty and cool.


  16. You make a beautiful home. You also must be the Link Party Queen! I have never seen so many parties before. Thank you for joining TaDa! Thursdays every week, we love your posts.


    1. Thank you. We do what we can in our 1920 rental…I can’t wait to have a big kitchen. I can bring up all the lovely things stored in the basement! Thanks for stopping by! On my way to visit your blog.


  17. Hi Amy, I would like to thank you for participating in the Something Old is Something New Again, and your post is one of our features this week!
    Hope you will stop by and share another old post today.

    Have a great weekend!

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