Monday, August 25, 2008

MY KITCHEN

When I visit other blogs I enjoy seeing pictures of your homes so I thought I'd share a picture of a room where I spend a great amount of time---my kitchen. I love to cook and enjoy having people over to eat so it's natural for me to spend time here! In this first picture I am taking it from the breakfast area looking into the kitchen area. You can see (kinda) that I have a collection of Blue Ridge plates hanging over my cabinets. I used to look for these every where I went but I don't find as many bargains as I did earlier. Suppose more people are collecting them now! You can also see that I have a shelf over the door going into my laundry room where I just have some old pitchers, jars, and butter molds.


This is taken from the kitchen looking back into the breakfast nook. The cabinet that is on the left of my table is one that I want to paint black (but not tell my husband until it is done). I'm afraid he'll try to talk me out of it. What do you think???
This is another shelf (over the opening going into my den) where I have some of my old bowls displayed. I shared with someone the other day that I loved old bowls also.....I don't even have a particular pattern. I use these when I need a large serving piece. I don't want to not use something if it can be used!
Here's the last door with a shelf (going into the dining room) where I have more old pitchers, juicers, jars, etc. Now I'm wondering if I have too many...........
This last picture just shows the Blue Ridge plates taken much closer. Now you know where you can find me when I am home (and not on the computer).

15 comments:

Tricia said...

I love the Blue Ridge Plates. You were collecting them when you were assistant Principal. I like the schoolhouse clock too. Shawn did a nice job on the wood floors in the breakfast room too.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I love you gingham curtains...And your beautiful granite countertops...Such a nice kitchen...Yes, get that black paint out! :) I did it to one of my cabinets and LOVE it!
Robin~♥

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I love the different bowels and how you have them displayed.
Rondell

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Your kitchen is really pretty. Love the plates about the cabinets. I think that one piece painted black would look great!

Angie said...

Your kitchen is so cute and homey. I love the bowls on a shelf and I am jealous of that big bay window you have in your eating area. You asked about my chair planter and yes, my husband cut a hole in the chair and the pot sits down in it. Sooooo easy! I have some more old chairs that I want to do the same thing to.

This Country Girl said...

Sue,

Your kitchen is SO pretty! I especially love your breakfast nook...I just love bay windows! I think the cabinet would look nice black, but I know how it is too when your hubby doesn't want you to paint something! Beautiful kitchen!

Tammy

Marie said...

Your kitchen is great. I love the Blue Ridge plates. My mom has a few pieces and I've always admired them. The shelf with bowls above the doorway? VERY cute!

Stephanie said...

I just found your blog from Catnabarn. Im so glad I did! I will be back to visit for sure, I LOVE your kitchen. Im redoing my counters and have been thinking about putting bead board as a back splash, your kitchen pics just confirmed for me! Thank you :)

Have a great day,
Stephanie

Gretchen said...

Your kitchen is really cozy and I can see why you enjoy spending time there. I love the shelf above the doorway with the bowls.

Gretchen
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carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

I love your kitchen and your bowls! LOL! I have a sickness for bowls!
Your kitchen is so nice and neat! I love that you put your special things on display on shelves. And I like to use my stuff too, when I can!
Have a happy day!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Sue, you have a very cozy & homey kitchen. I'm sure lots of good things are cooked up in there. I do think that little cabinet would look good painted black, unless it's really an antique or something.

Hey, don't feel like you have to post every single day. I decided when I started blogging that I would only post about every other day & that works out great for me. I would go nuts if I put that much pressure on myself by having to post every day.

Rhoda

Kele said...

Oh!Oh!Oh! I am stealing the shelf above the door idea! I love that!! Your kitchen is beeeaautiful! I will expect a wonderful dinner from it when I come visit my BAMA friends in the future! ;-)

Cathy said...

Hello Sue....I just came over to check out your kitchen...I love it! All the "goodies" you have displayed. Oh...and i would paint that cabinet black! You sound just like me.....don't ask just do it for fear they WILL say no.

Cathy

Darlene said...

I love your kitchen and dining room area...it looks so comfy and cozy. I love all of your collections too. Yeah, I think you should go for it on the cabinet!

Merrie. said...

I love your kitchen and I love painting things black. But if it is a family heirloom or something, then I don't know... You asked about what people like to see in blogs; for me it is just what you are doing today. Showing your home, sharing recipes or crafts; even showing where you are going; i.e vacation or even just a trip to the local thrift shop. These are all things I see when I visit blogs. Its nice that I can sit here in my sewing room in Michigan and visit my blog friend in Scotland, go to Australia, down to Missouri, then Texas, run out to California and Arizona and back to Ohio and Michigan; all in one day!!! Without using any gas!! So I guess that it is all the things you have done; and whatever you do in the future. I like learning about new places and people. Thanks for sharing your bit of the world with me!
Merrie