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A splash of the good stuff for Monday

By Christa Terry

I have a case of the Monday blahs, and the promise of plenty of pretty things to look at was what eventually got me out of bed. As lovely and sunny as it is outside, it’s still hellsa cold. I’m in the process of redecorating my kitchen and it’s beginning to look more and more like the demented altar of a crazed sun worshiper. Hey, I can’t help it if I’m desperate for springtime to get here!

Villeroy & Boch Wonderful World-Yellow Dinner Plate Bloom 10 1/2Villeroy & Boch Wonderful World-Orange Dinner Plate Bloom 10 1/2
Villeroy & Boch Wonderful World-Blue Dinner Plate Square 10 1/2Villeroy & Boch Wonderful World-Green Dinner Plate Square 10 1/2
Villeroy & Boch Wonderful World-Green Mug 10 ozVilleroy & Boch Wonderful World-Orange Rice Bowl 20 oz

These are just what the doctor ordered, and I love them. The cheery pieces above hail from Villeroy & Boch’s Wonderful World line. I think they’re worth every penny when the wintertime doldrums are threatening to sap my motivation, but whether or not you consider $17 a reasonable price to pay for a bread plate is up to you. If I had my way — and a great deal more money than I do — I’d pair my little Wonderful World collection with something like this:

Time to brighten things up

When I look at this stove, I can’t help doing the Homer Simpson “UGGHHHGHHH” thing.

7 Responses to “A splash of the good stuff for Monday”

  1. Toby Wollin Says:

    oooo, I had a stove a bit like this when I was first married and renting. It had the griddle in the middle (you can lift off that cover and there is another burner underneath) that you could lift off and put another “ring” on the burner so that you could have 5 pots going on the stove at one time. I loved that stove — if I’d had a chance, I’d have bought it from the landlord and taken it away. But I have to admit that mine was white..not tangerine.

  2. Twistie Says:

    Okay, I was feeling blah about monday, too, but that bright orange gas stove is making me smile.


    One day I will have a gas range again, and when I do it’s going to look great. I usually don’t like brightly colored large appliances, but that orange is just making my day.

    NtB, let’s go build a kitchen together. I can absolutely see those dishes and that stove in my dream kitchen. How do you feel about The Beatles? Because I’ve always wanted my kitchen to be based on Yellow Submarine.

  3. Never teh Bride Says:

    A Yellow Submarine kitchen? I’m SO there!

  4. Jennie Says:

    Toby, one similar to the stove you had is still made and is the top selling stove in Mexico and South America. It is also very inexpensive and made by the lightbulb people. NTB & Twistie, there are absolutely fabulous colors out now in appliances, check out Viking or TurboChef, or Wolf. Just remember the colors red, orange, and yellow stimulate the appetite (this is why McD’s chose them for their stores)! Colors for appliances are in. I’m going to the Kitchen and Bath Show in Chicago in April and will let you know what I see….

  5. nadine Says:

    I need more info on this stove….a link perhaps?

  6. Never teh Bride Says:

    It took me a bit of searching, nadine, but from what I can tell that stove is a reproduction Model 250 stove made for those who want an exacting period kitchen. It hails from, though the link seems to be defunct at this time. If you came across one, you could p[air it with this:

  7. Jennie Says:

    Follow this link. Elmira has awesome reproduction appliances.

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