Hi Everyone! I'm joining in on Note Songs wonderful "Heart of the Home Party"! What fun! Since the kitchen has always been my favorite part of the house and even though I do blog about it often, this gave me a chance to go through pictures of mine and pull out my favorites! I just found out about it, so forgive me if they are a bit of "this and that", but that's what my kitchen is anyway: a bit of this and bit of that :) Grab a hot coco or some tea and come along! Click the link above or this announcement below to see all the other creative and fabulous kitchens and join in the fun! ( above is my kitchen island, made from my childhood desk )
This is my very functional and much needed kitchen island.... I just added a different paint color to the bottom part and left the top wood to create more of a kitchen island feel. I added a bottom and some caster wheels and it's been one of my favorite little transformations to the kitchen!
Fresh flowers by the sink are a must :)
And Vintage aprons near by...
Cooking is a passion of mine, so I've been collecting bowls and kitchen ware for long time. The vintage pieces add such nostalgia to even the most modern kitchens and I adore finding that unique piece to fit the bill. Sometimes I just steal them from my Mom lol and others I find in my travels. This below is a 1950's mixing bowl from the old Sunbeam mixer :)
Baking bread is another favorite of mine ....Oh the scent the entire house has fills my soul completely!
About a year ago, I decided to paint my kitchen table. I wanted a soft romantic shabby feel, so I taped up some stripes and out came a little cottage blue paint and away I went. Mind you , I'd never done a stripe before, but it's easy when you tape it up and don't mind the shabby imperfections :) Then I finished it with roses decoupaged in the corners and sealed it all and wah-lah! Just what I wanted...
I adore hutches and yes, lol, I blog about it often, but this find last summer is still a favorite of mine...
A place to make Sunday Sauce, that's what my kitchen is all about....
A place to read cookbooks like novels...I really like cookbooks with stories attached!
And filled with yummy recipes that I can transfer all to one spot...When I want some "Zen", I grab a few cookbooks and find my favorites and transfer them to my box below. A rainy afternoon with something already in the oven is the perfect time to do this for me :)
Some warm fall Stew anyone? :) This vintage stove top below is just so special to me, it's seen a lot of food, good and bad lol. New and Old recipes. Thanksgivings, Christmas's, Easters, Sundays etc. Oh if it could talk! :)
Doing place settings is something I love to do for company and girls nights too!
Some more vintage pieces ...
An old pie safe filled with collectibles... The good thing about all my collectables in the kitchen is, I actually use them all! There's very little waste with a big family :)
Thank you so much for stepping into my Kitchen with me!
Head on over to Note Songs to see all the other pretties too!!
I hope you enjoyed your visit!!
Come back again real soon , I might even cook you something next time :) Honestly, I really wish I could!
Love and appreciation,