8/25/11

My Kitchen Reveal

Hey everyone!  Well, are you ready for a "boat-load" of photos?  Part of the reason I ended up with so many pics is because I did most of the decorating & arranging last week, but then this week I caught the "Fall Decorating Bug."  Believe me, I tried aspirin & considered chicken soup, but it's just too doggone hot here for soup.  The ONLY remedy that seemed to work was to, well, DECORATE with a few Fall embellishments.  Truly made me feel so much better!

This is the view from our  casual eating area.  I'm using the portable island from our last house to extend the built-in island & also give a smooth surface (it's butcher block) for cookie, pie or bread making since all the other countertops are tile.  Haven't decided if we are going to change it all to granite or maybe just the island & make it bigger.  Plenty of time to decide. 


The ceilings throughout the home are 10', so I have lots of space for adding chotskies.  I am not too keen on heights, so climbing up and down on the 8' ladder was not pretty -- trust me, not pretty at all! 


Nothing new was purchased for this vignette.  I had everything at the last house.


I just love this tray that we bought in San Francisco several years ago, & now it finally has a lovely spot to show off all the beautiful colors.  Don't know why the wall looks green.


Love the colors in this large plate.  The floral bush is from Hobby Lobby & Mr. Roo is from Ross.  He was about $7 and is all metal.

He looks like he's crowing his heart out, doesn't he?  He's actually very quiet.  The metal teapot on the end needs to be lifted just a tad.  I bought it at Kirklands several years ago.  It's filled with faux lemons & limes.


Now over to the other side of the room.  I'm showing you all the "high" places first, & then I'll show you the rest.


I really purged my cookbooks before we moved, but still had quite a few & wasn't sure how or where I was going to display them.  Then I thought of this old metal basket that I've had for years & just recently sprayed painted it turquoise -- voila, perfect!  A few others are on the counter.


This Roy Rogers & Dale Evans thermos belonged to The Man when he was about 5 years old.  The lunchbox didn't survive.  He also had the Captain Midnight cups from about the same time.  They were ordered from Ovaltine.  The vintage jar holds all my cookie cutters.  I think it makes a really sweet & nostalgic vignette.


Nothing new here, either.  This is San Francisco pottery that I've had for over thirty years.  I just love the colors & really like having them displayed together.


I had these two pottery urns displayed on my china hutch in the previous house along with the faux fig greenery.  There is one newbie up there, but he's very hard to see. 


That's better.   He is a stainless steel rooster.  Ross, once again!


This Tuscan print was in our bedroom in the last house.  I just love it here over my pantry.



Oh, much better with a touch of Fall!


I'm gonna have fun with wreaths on my pantry door!


This is a good view of the room from a slightly different angle.


Bought this little display piece at Kirkland's last week.


I have quite a bit of counter space in this kitchen, so it's nice to have the things I use the most right out on the counter for easy access.


This was another purchase from Kirkland's.  The Man is crazy about Spain & it says Espana in this print.


I've never had enough counter space to be able to have my KitchenAid or Cuisinart out like this.  It's a very easy kitchen to work in.


Love my coffee center!


Isn't this nightlight just the cutest?


This seems to be the best spot for making toast or putting sandwiches together.


I bought this little cutie at Ross several months ago & was saving it for the new house.


I also bought these little prints several months ago at Kirklands.  I couldn't wait to get them hung!


Here is the rest of the vignette that was my "tease" in my last post.  I just love how all these colors work together.  



Another Ross purchase from last year.


The Man just recently bought this adorable little chef for me at Kirklands.  I decided he really needed to be surrounded with Fall loveliness.  I have a Spice Cake candle tart burning in his little bowl -- smells incredible!!!


The little white buffet is now the perfect home to all my Fiesta Ware dishes, & I love it in front of this big window.


This is going to be a favorite spot for seasonal decor.


I already had everything.


This is a good view looking toward the family room.


We have to get a casual dining table that will seat at least 6 people, but we haven't found what we want yet.  So for now, the bar-height table from our previous sunroom is filling in.


This short wall is just before you go into our dining room.  It seemed like the perfect spot for the big star & my new little plaque.



Yep, that's what I'm all about!


Well, that's a "wrap" for the kitchen.  Sure hope I didn't lose anyone to total boredom!  I'm just so excited about our new home, and I love that I can share it with all of you.  You guys are truly the best.  So thanks for coming by and please come again soon.

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