Enter the chickens.
I had seen this chicken wall art hanging in a gallery in town, and every time I saw it, I laughed. When my kitchen needed toning down, I knew just where to go. No kitchen can be taken too seriously if it features chickens driving a red pick-up truck! I believe this particular piece is called "Pick-up Chicks", and is handmade by a woman in the state of Georgia.
Another spot of red in my kitchen is this apple canister.
It is part of a canister set my mom bought for my grandma back in the 60s or 70s. My grandma loved to cook. That was what she did. She took great pride in her meals and her desserts. Her kitchen was big, with yellow formica counter tops, red carpeting, a fruit-themed clock, and wallpaper dotted with kitchen motifs. Her canister set perched on the yellow counter, in order from big to small. I don't remember if she used any of them for their intended purpose of storing flour and sugar. I do remember at least one of them held a bunch of recipes clipped from the newspaper. When she died, none of us wanted the complete canister set, but my mom and my sisters and I each took one. It's nice to think that we all have a part of grandma's kitchen in our own. I keep tea bags in my canister. I think my mom's is stuffed with recipes.
I'm torn now about this post. It seems like I should end it now after discussing two red things from my kitchen and keep the theme neat and tidy. However, I can't let Red Day go by without sharing this gorgeous door I spotted in Montreal last summer.