Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Scribble Picnic. . . . . . . Fill in the Blank

. . . . . . . . I craved one for a while. 
Then I wanted grey. 
Now, I'm not up for a kitchen remodel/upheaval at all - so will stay with 
my original natural wood cabinets, enjoy them, save thousands. . . . . 
and guess what, brown wood is being loved again!

This week's theme for Michael's Scribble Picnic is
Fill in the Blank.  There's a choice of two shapes, as my screen shot
above shows (I'm using the version on the right), and you get to see our 
 handsome host Michael too!
Like me, he's a British ex-pat so we have a lot in common, despite
  the fact I'm old enough to be his grandma! We love, tea, toast, marmalade
Victoria sponge cake ~ and Bob and I are hoping next year to meet up with
 Michael and his lovely, talented illustrator wife Alexandra, to sip and nibble
 while we talk about England.

Come and join us on Scribble Picnic days - you don't have to be
 an artist per se. I'm definitely not, just give your creative side a little push,
 it's fun, and you meet other creative people from around the world,
 thanks to Michael!


  1. this works perfectly well for the theme. well done.

    have a lovely day.

  2. Very nice post Mary :) I giggled at the white kitchen you will never have. I think I've given up on most things white now because of all the pets!!!

  3. I'm with you about not making any more major changes. Though I do need a new kitchen counter. Great way to use the "blank".

  4. You translated the challenge so well, Mary! Nice to know wood is coming back.

  5. Nicely done with filling in the blank, Mary.

    My husband removed layers and layers of white paint from the beautiful oak woodwork in our house before we were married. I can guarantee you we won't be painting any of that!

  6. Mary I LOVE what you have done here, the minimalist look. Natural wood cabinets would be my choice too, yours sounds lovely.

  7. Nice drawing, quite zen.
    I also have natural wood cupboards.
    Remodels are indeed an upheaval.

  8. I grew up with a white kitchen so I always craved the warmer, natural wood version, but a white or black or silver or, or, refrigerator always seems to draw me to it. Love those opportunities to nibble, way too much, I am afraid. Enjoy your art and your words, Mary and I surely hope you are able to meet up with Micheal and Alexandra ... what a hoot that will be :)

    Andrea @ From the Sol

  9. I like your interpretation of the theme here, Mary. In a few years, when Tim retires, he wants to redo the kitchen (and I want him to, as well). White or wood is always the question!

  10. Mary this is darling...I do have a white kitchen, and it takes some work to keep it that way. HaHa. Yes, Michael is darling. And despite the fact that I'm not English by birth, I must have some blood, and I have always love tea,, toast, marmalade
    Victoria sponge cake ~ I make scones quite often too. I just don't have the accent. HaHa.

  11. I'm glad you are happy with your kitchen - the styles change and I refuse to give in to fads. I've always adored a white kitchen, and most of mine have coincidentally, been white - I just got lucky that way. I've always been a bit of a maverick in my colors anyway - when the kids were toddlers we bought a house in Orangevale, CA and I painted the large kitchen and dining room a soft sunny yellow with bright white trim - it was fabulous! This house had wood cabinets and I spent a summer painting the doors to the cupboards the softest pale green (I seem to have a thing for soft colors) and Don painted the boxes of the cupboards a shiny white - it is such a pretty peaceful kitchen and we get loads of comments. I think that is the last change we'll be making in colors in our home - been there, done that way too many times. LOL.

    Your taste and style are always perfect, and I always look forward to your posts and your charming home. Happy weekend ahead my dear.

  12. Great take on the theme, Mary!

    I adore white kitchens but have never been lucky enough to have one in any of the homes we've rented. I enjoy tea and toast with marmalade. It always makes me think of the song, 'Toast and Marmalade for Tea' by Aussie pop group, Tin Tin. The song was written by Steve Groves (lead singer) and produced by Maurice Gibb.

    How awesome that you and your hubby are planning a meet up with Alexandra and Michael next year.

  13. Mary, you drew this one! Wowza. Very clever interpretation and brave of you too. I LOVE it and of the write up. It is sooo super thrilling that you and Bob might actually come this way, rather than somewhere far more exotic calling your name (like Moldova or such)!

    You know, regarding all white kitchens: as the Property Brothers often note: ALl white is lost in its repititon. You have to have an accent background wall or tile of grey or sea foam green or such to reall help accent the brilliant white. Break up monotony too. So, now that Ive "told" you how to do the remodel that you'll never actually do (loved your title btw), you can thank me with a coffee whenever we see you this way. You know what woul be super super fun? You two popped into our infamous annual Christmas party as guests of honour! Of course, our house is tiny (840 sq ft) so it gets pretty tight with people but they are all such a wonderful mix of different types of people and plenty your age and far older. As my mother was 86, I highly doubt you could be my grandmother (who I never knew on either side, actually) but hey, I don't mind being spoiled as such either, mind you. :)

    Oh dear, and one other thing I notice whilst catching up with our picnic's: I need to do some major catching up her too. Will you please stop being so gloriously prolific?

  14. Haha, I am going through your blog in reverse to catch up ad rather freaked out when I saw someone who looked awfully like me on here...before realising this was Scribble Picnic of course. Ha.


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