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New additions to the kitchen

Happy Friday!!! So happy it's almost the weekend. As always, there will be quite a bit of cooking involved. There will be a pasta salad  and an arugula salad for Robyn; I am developing a recipe with dried morel mushrooms from Marx Foods, and need to figure out something to make for a friend's housewarming party.
In the meantime, thought I'd share a few additions to my kitchen with you.

Mary gave me these adorable owl measuring cups from West Elm for my birthday. How cute are they? I think I'll use them as regular bowls. LOVE.

When people ask me what I want as a gift, I never run out of ideas ;) I can come up with something that will cost $5 or $500...I'm just trying to be helpful! So when I saw these pretty Marimekko cups, I knew I wanted them (in fact, I have an umbrella with the red design and love it). So Anna was kind enough to give me all 6 cups for my housewarming present. And yes, I realize they are only 8 ounces...that's fine, I'll just fill them up with tea twice. No big deal.

While in New York City for my birthday celebration, I found this adorable yellow set of a mini pitcher and a sugar bowl at a consignment sore. Both were only $8 and are made in Ireland.

And here are all of my new kitchen "toys" displayed on my leaning bookcase! Little things make me happy :) And the sphere on the bottom shelf is the gorgeous mortar and pestle I got to keep from my freelancing assignment.

What new kitchen additions have you purchased recently?

Have a wonderful weekend!!! Cook something simple, delicious and share it with your family and friends!


Maris (In Good Taste) said...

I adore the owls cups! So cute!

Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray said...

How fun! I love things that are beautiful enough to be displayed but are also functional. I am very jealous of that awesome mortar and pestle--so modern!

K said...

V cute! I like your display setup with the plants mixed in!

Esi said...

You should come to LA for the Marimeko pop up next month!

The Purple Carrot said...

I love all your kitchen additions ... very cute!

Unknown said...

Look at all those lovely new toys :D. I especially love the owl set! I haven't gotten any new kitchen stuff lately, but I want to buy a bundt pan.
*kisses* HH

Simones Kitchen said...

O what fun new kitchen stuff you got! Love the little owl mugs!

nicole said...

I love the detail on the pitcher and bowl, especially the speckles in the glaze. The owl mugs/bowls are so cute! Do they nest inside each other?

They would work wonderfully as prep bowls, mugs, or even planters/vases.