26.6.11

Our Kitchen


I took some new photos of our kitchen today. While I dream of new cabinets, counters and hardwood floors, the changes we are making and the feel of our kitchen make me happy.

I am so glad I decided to add the board and batten to the kitchen and family room walls and hope to get even more done soon. I love vignettes on the table, and love these old milk bottles that came all the way from Texas. Simple garden flowers add a lovely bit of summer.

Stained oak and pine are not everyone's favourite, but we really like a few pieces throughout our home, like our new buffet and hutch shown here and here.

Our eat in area is not huge, but we also have a dining room for larger crowds. Those locker baskets need a home somewhere and I just haven't decided where yet.


My collection of white pitchers, dishes and platters is growing and I store them in both the kitchen and dining room. I like a mix of old and modern, in both age and style. I still love the farmhouse table and chairs I painted, here and here, but occasionally wonder if I should have painted them white.

I have four more days of work before summer holidays (yahoo!) and then plan to finish the caulking and painting of the soffit board and batten that was put on hold this spring due to vertigo. I love that these shelves fill the space below the soffits.

The aqua mason jars and miniature Adirondack/Muskoka chairs on the shelves add hits of my favourite colour -blue!

More blue in the mirror over the sink.

Hopefully in the Fall we can add white subway tile to the backsplash. 



I still love the little beverage centre. It is so handy to have like items grouped together.

We also have a small kitchen in our basement that was part of my parent's suite. I'm just beginning to toss around ideas for updating the space on a budget (we already gave away the appliances). I'm thinking of possibly open cupboards and more of a beverage centre/bar look. I'll be able to store more dishes and glasses here too. We have way to many projects to finish first, but I love collecting ideas.


I hope you enjoyed our kitchen tour. Nothing expensive or fancy, but a great place to work and eat together.


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21 comments:

  1. Hi Elizabeth, I really like your kitchen the way it is. And I love that board and batten wall. It adds great visual interest. Your decor is sweet with the touches of blue. It seems the projects never end do they? Enjoy your vacation! Blessings, Pamela

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  2. Ooh...your kitchen is so happy! I love it:)
    Simple and sweet!

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  3. I think it looks great. I love that dairy sign and the idea of the little beverage center. I'll be a bit jealous of the subway tile. I've always wanted some of that.

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  4. I too enjoy a few dark stained wood furniture pieces throughout my home as well.Yours all looks fabulous~Cheers Kim

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  5. I love your kitchen, it always makes me smile when you post pics. So many great ideas and oh so pretty!

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  6. Your kitchen looks wonderful. The board and batten wall treatment is beautiful. It adds so much character to the entire space. Beautiful area and lovely kitchen. Hugs, Marty

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  7. You have a great kitchen! My favorite parts are the warm metal hardware and your windsor chairs. I'm looking for some just like them!

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  8. I am love!! It really is gorgeous, so many beautiful pieces.

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  9. Ooo, I love your kitchen!! I love that you have some wooden furniture, too. I think all white is pretty, but kind of boring...and WAY to hard to keep clean!!! :) Nice to meet you and thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm following you now...you look like a fun person! :)

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  10. Coming over from Sarah's Kitchen Party. I collect white jugs as well,,,love them as well as blue glass. Love the board and batten walls in your kitchen area. Have a great summer!

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  11. I love your kitchen. Everything is so pretty!

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  12. Oooh, look at all your loveliness!! I love all the touches you've added to your kitchen to make it just exactly yours!! The wood looks fantastic with all the white. I have a thing for wood against white!!! They just seem to work so well with each other.

    Thank you so much for coming to my Kiychen Favourites party.

    Sarahx

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  13. I am popping over from Sarah's Kitchen Favourites party to see your kitchen. Love your beverage crate.

    You can see my kitchen in my Chicago Vintage apartment. Can you stay for tea?

    Fondly,
    Glenda (link # 62)

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  14. Elizabeth,

    Your kitchen is beautiful. I love the board and batten. I for one like the contrast of the white paired with the warmth of the wood. Subway tile backsplash will look great.

    Your Friend,
    Deborah

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  15. Love your blues... it's so light and airy in a kitchen!

    DI

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  16. Elizabeth- love the board wainscoting and the blue armoire!

    Trish

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  17. It is beautiful! I love all of your collections, it really feels like a cozy place to be. I love it.

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  18. Hi Elizabeth,
    Your kitchen looks lovely, I love a family kitchen.
    Your eating area is really pretty, very fresh looking and I ADORE the board and batting, I know you must LOVE looking at it every day.
    Have a lovely week,
    Hugs, Cindy

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  19. Elizabeth ~ I must tell you- I love your kitchen!
    Have a PRETTY day!
    Kristin

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  20. Hi Elizabeth, thanks for stopping by...love your bits 'n pieces...especially those masons jars...am always on the lookout, here, for old jars etc. Robx

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  21. Hi Elizabeth. I am in love with your kitchen. All the vintage treasures. My fav is the shelf display.

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