Sunday, February 8, 2009

The rest of the Kitchen...



What are those fancy curtains on the kitchen door? you ask. Why those are aprons left over from a skit that I was involved in years ago. After the skit they were going to toss the aprons and I just couldn't bear to see them tossed. I thought I could use them for cooking...but when I made the decision to have an all glass door from the kitchen to the screen porch...I realized I might want to hang something for privacy. The aprons were a perfect immediate solution 6 years ago. They are attached using magnetic clips as the door is metal. Over the years I have hung other items but always go back to the aprons. I now have curtains on the screen porch so I don't need to have the aprons any longer...but they have become part of the look.



Of course Lollie had to get in the photo. After all the reason I fell in love with her is because of my love for black and white.

I found this dog chalkboard at a garage sale for 50 cents. It came with a stand and was intended to sit in the stand....but I like having it on the wall. In an upcoming post I will tell you why the jello molds are on the wall.

In another upcoming post I will show you close ups of the plates on the wall and ask you to identify which one(s) I hauled back from Bellagio, Italy and which one(s) were purchased at TJ Maxx.

I love the fish hooks (click here to see pics) that are holding our coats and the bakers rack (click here to see pics). By the way, the washer/dryer is behind those tall skinny looking doors to the right of the coats and left of the rack. I love having the washer/dryer in the kitchen. I have a 1906 home which means the basement is basically dirt and I didn't want to go downstairs to do the laundry.

For more pics of the kitchen click here.
Thanks for stopping by...
Renee @ Cottage Lifestyle

10 comments:

TWB said...

I've always wanted to see what those bar stools looked like near a breakfast bar. Thanks !

Something White said...

Those bar-stools are really very nice and I like the style. Beautiful country-home you have! I discovered your link at ´Le temps jadis´. Many greetings from Belgium; have a nice Sunday, Marjolijn

The Vintage Rose said...

Lovely kitchen!

Terri and Bob said...

Those fish hooks are adorable! Thanks for more photos on the kitchen!

bj said...

thanks so much for showing more of your kitchen. i think all bloggers LOVE to peek inside everyone's rooms! ;O)
xo bj

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Just like a magazine photo! Beautifully done!!

Marianne said...

What a lovely kitchen! Love the dog chalk board. I have a washer/dryer combination (in one) in the kitchen. A few weeks ago I had water comming from the cupboard it is stowed in. I was lucky I was around so I was able to react fast. It turned out the hose from the discharge (is that the right word?) had come loose from the drain-pipe. So the washingmachine pumped the dirty water right into the cupboard.
Great, isn't it?
Bye,
Marianne.

Raggedy Girl said...

I so love your kitchen. I got a big handful of paint chips to pick a white color for my cabinet. Who would have thought there would be so many shades of white.
Roberta Anne

tam said...

I love your black and white kitchen! And the aprons are a cool look! The dog chalkboard is really cute!~hope you are having a wonderful weekend~Smiles~Tam!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

You've done a great job of personalizing this kitchen. It looks awesome!