For Smart Couples…Forget the Recession! Learn how to pay 1960's Prices for everything from salad dressing to dressing up for a night out!

Does your kitchen need a pop of color, a little pizazz, or just a general change?? Check out some of these great deals I found on the web…make your kitchen a place you actually want to spend time in!! Winter may be approaching, but forget cold weather and drab colors and infuse your kitchen with bright, colorful hues that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. A pop of color here and there will keep you feeling tropical, even if there’s a foot of snow on the ground outside the window!! Try these ultra-cheap kitchen accessories, and you’ll find cooking dinner MUCH less of a chore as the frost settles in on the windowpane.

BIA Cordon Bleu Melina’s Garden Salt and Pepper Set (pictured above) is only $3 on These colorful, zippy kitchen accessories are sure to put a smile on your face every time you ask someone to pass the salt. Eligible for free shipping when you order at least $25 worth of products.

Create a playful centerpiece on your kitchen table using an inexpensive glass cylinder or bowl, and these Flower Mini Spheres from Pier 1 Imports…they’ll look great with your new salt and pepper shakers, and at only $1.48 each, you can afford as many as you want!

These colorful mini bowls from Pier 1 are great for kids, dips, condiments and snacks…I would even use them as bright catchalls on a foyer table to hold loose change, keys and miscellaneous small items. And at only 98 cents each, you can buy three for every room in the house!!

I plan on putting a couple of these placemats on the bistro table in the kitchen…the bright colors and Mexican flair make me think of Margaritas and Cozumel, which in turn makes me REALLY happy!! Pick your color (or mix them up!), and eat your morning cereal on these Fiesta Stripe Placemats from Pier 1 for only $2.88 each.

I love these! Hang them on your kitchen walls and use them to keep oven mitts, tea towels, aprons and reusable grocery totes handy! Door Knob Wall Hooks from Pier 1 only $9.98. I’ve been keeping my eye on these for quite some time and waiting for the price to go down…snatch them up…they’re quirky, adorable and functional!

Frilly lace and polka dots? Contrasting colors? Cheesy slogans? Every cook who doesn’t take herself TOO seriously needs an apron like this in her kitchen! (Hang it up on the Pier 1 Door Knob Hooks). Kay Dee Designs “Drink No Wine Until It’s Time…It’s Time” apron for only $24 from Main Street Designs. The pic doesn’t do this cute apron justice!


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