Thursday, October 7, 2010

Show Us Your Life- Kitchens

Of all the rooms in our house, our kitchen has changed probably the least in the past year and a half. I guess that's because it was the first room that was basically "complete", since it didn't need much furniture and I had most of the decorative stuff that we use in there already. I am planning a little craft project for the kitchen, but I promised myself I would finish the sewing project that I've been working on off and on all summer and our little girl's Baby Book and calendar before I started any other crafty things. Also, we are eventually (probably in the next year or two) planning on ripping up the laminate floors and laying tiles. All that to say, if you're a regular reader, you've seen the bulk of this post before.

First, let me just say, I LOVE our kitchen. It may very well be my favorite room in our house. It is so bright and cheerful. I love that it just say "Wake up and meet the day!". We originally planned to use black, white, and red for our kitchen, but you can see it has a little bit of everything!

This is our fridge, which, as you can see, I like to keep organized. Basically, just a few pictures and an assortment of lists and calenders. I am obsessed with lists; I really like the one that says "Daddy's To-Do List" ;) I also really like the fruit pitchers on top; they were my moms.

This wall has our vintage black and white prints and some photos. I love Audrey and the "Kissing the War Goodbye" print and the two photographs on the top left are of my parents as children (my daddy fishing and my momma drinking lemonade with her kitten). The bottom two are of us at our wedding and us leaving the reception.

I love these canisters; they have chalkboard paint on them and I wrote "flour" and "sugar" and filled them with said ingredients. We also have a little dessert stand and a fun flower tray that can be used when we entertain casually in the summer. And I also enjoy my MacKenzie-Childs salt and pepper shakers. You can see the ingredients for Peyton's cake on display, too.

Our stove, that I don't really like (it's kind of old and just yuck). I have some fun utensils and some party mints in a candy jar. Also, a picture of me and Peyton in a frame he brought me back from a mission trip to Mexico and one of my two recipe boxes.

We have aloe plants by our sink, becuase Peyton's granmother used to have them there at her house and would pop one of and rub it on a cut whenever he hurt himself. The funky platter matches the utensils by the stove and there is the other recipe box. I have my dish towels hanging from heart pegs (you can't see them very well) and the measuring spoons Peyton got me for Christmas are there as well!

Alas, more canisters! The tiny pastel ones say "sugar" and "tea" (I really do keep tea bags in it) and the bigger ones are just decorative right now. I also enjoy our red, vintage-inspired, chopping board. And the box that matches the recipe box? It says "Take-Out Menus"--it was a wedding present!

Peyton's wine rack, which I use for cookbooks and pastries, as well!
This is the "breakfast nook".

And here is our kitchen table.

My friend Sue (whose Daddy is our amazing pediatrician) is a really talented artist and painted these seat cushions.... match these window shades (they were an old shower curtain)
(the doors lead to our sun room)

This is our everyday china. It kind of goes with the beach/tropical theme and matches the Roman shades and seat cushions.

Our chandelier. I LOVE this color and the old-fashioned light bulbs. My mom found it at an antique store!

Here is Peyton's "bar". It was an old icechest, but my daddy remade it into a cabinet.

This sampler used to be in my grandmother's house. I love it; it's so sweet, and it reminds me of her. She was the best grandmother ever!

Here are the MINOR updates since the last time I posted:

I added these funky candles on the table. I usually put them and the bowl up at the end of Summer, but I haven't gotten out our Fall decorations yet!

I got these fun plates on sale at Anthropologie and hung them above the windows in our "breakfast nook".

This was a fun addition:

And I changed up the wine rack a little and added this precious picture of our little girl as a tiny baby!

So, that's my kitchen. Thanks for visiting!

1 comment:

Betsy said...

I love how you mix bright colors. I love bright colors too! There is just something so happy about them :)