In the house I grew up in , we had a dutch door, I always loved it, it kinda felt like Dorothy and the wizard of Oz, as if any second your friends were going to peek over and say HI...and now this house had one too when we moved in and how happy was I that it did?!!
and the best part is, my best friend leans in and says HI all the time. :) Its the little things in life that make me happy! and btw, I only opened the top part for the picture today, it was 95 degrees and no breeze, so right after the shot, I slammed it shut, lol....
Isn't she pretty ?!
I think my rose is a little big for the vase, but what a beauty, I was proud :)
When I moved in here the cabinets were plain and dark and everything was a bit out dated, but since all the lines of the house were good to start and the cabinets were solid wood, I decided to get out the trusty paint brush and paint it all creamy white. I used Ralph Lauren Sugar Cookie as the color, I think I loved the name and was sold on it, lol, but I've been happy with it ever since. Then I added beadboard to the back wall in Nantucket Robins egg blue, and new fixtures, appliances, and hardware ! oh yeah, and a Vintage stainless steel stove top and I was done ;)
Im a little kitchen Crazy...after a long day, theres no place id rather be...ok, wait, maybe my favorite chair in the family room comes pretty close, with a chilled glass of chardonnay and good tv show too ;) or a cup of tea, depends on the day, lol.
Susan Branch has always been a favorite cookbook writer and her artwork makes me envious, I wish this came out clearer, but its of a Vintage Stove and says: Home Cooking....so I had to have it ;)
Hmmm, this one came out a little blurry, but its a print by Susan Branch that I love of a sweet Vintage kitchen and the quote says: " Things taste better in small Houses" from Queen Victoria herself.....lol, she should know ;)