Saturday, December 17, 2011

Kitchen Post #4..."Where we eat"

Ok friends - we are down to our last new "kitchen post".  You know, ya gotta eat somewhere and right now - till I get it jus' right - it is here.  You can tell from the previous posts - there was no room to eat around the island - so everything is happening at this table.  It is a really old table with a fresh new coat of paint on it - but - I have got to distress it - it is looking just to bright - but not being in the house but a lil' bit over a month - it just hasn't happened yet - but it will.  Another must have -  new chairs - I'm currently looking for mix matched chairs - or at least new ones for the ends.  Maybe I'll paint these - and put two upholstered arm chairs on each end.  Oh well, just another project in the works.
 In this picture, you can see we still have plenty of room in between the table and island - so maybe I'll even look for a bigger table - I think I'd like that. 
 I'm enjoying our light fixture - it really does put off great light - and I've been painting lots of ornaments at that table so that is a good thing. Next year - I'll get around to hanging some fresh greenery from it.
 Just another angle...
 At the other end of the kitchen is our sliding barn doors - which we love.  I still haven't distressed them either but I will - someday - I promise. 
 I had to show you this picture that my dear friend, Kim, gave me.  She gave us two - both of which were her mothers.  We loved her momma, sweet Ms. Fannie, so much and Kim thought these would look just right in our farmhouse and I agree - we love them Kim.  Thank you. 
 One more pic...
Next I'll show you what's behind the barn doors - our sun room.  Which is turning out to be our favorite room in the house.

Hope you are enjoying all your Christmas gatherings - with friends and family.  What a beautiful and blessed time of year!

"When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things - not the great occasions - give off the greatest glow of happiness." - Bob Hope


16 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Cathy- It looks wonderful! You have done a great job...and although I do like a distressed look I think the clean simplicity of your table and doors is just right. It looks like it is going to be a wonderful Christmas at your house! xo Diana

patty said...

love love love the barn doors!

Country Gal said...

Oh what a lovely kitchen it is ! Love your decorations. Maybe strip the table down and stain it close to the colour of your chairs or floor ! There is so much to choose from to do with wood furniture ! I am learning a lot from Papa the woodworker here ! Cant wait to see what you choose to do ! Have a wonderful day !

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Cathy~ I was just blogging around & found you~ oh, my went back through your posts ~just love your new home~ Beautiful ~ the kitchen is amazing!!Old fashioned farmhouse all over it~ love them doors~
amazing creativity & decorating~ very inspired~
smiles
Teresa

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Cathy, it all looks so pretty! You have really done a wonderful job!

Hugs,
Pam

Stacey said...

Oh I love those barn doors! You obviously put so much thought into each little detail in your new home. It really shows!

Country Dreaming said...

Still looking good!


Melinda

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

I've enjoyed looking at your beautiful kitchen. Love the picture of the covered wagon in the background...my dear Gram had one very similar to it :) Thanksfor sharing your lovely pictures!

Paula said...

I am in love with every single detail in your pretty new kitchen. If we ever build, barn doors that slide will. E on my list.

Into Vintage said...

Love these peeks into your home -- those sliding barn doors are just incredible! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season. -amy

Tardevil said...

You know, that distressing will take care of itself, eventually! ;o) Maybe the side chairs would look better painted red, if you can't find any mis-matched. Love the centerpiece. Would love to see how you paint the ornaments. Merry Christmas!

Kim said...

Omigosh I'm squeeling with delight to have discovered your blog! Not even sure how I got here but I'm going to be following you from now on. I was drawn to your name because there is a neighborhood close by that is called Cobblestone Farms! Have a merry Christmas!
xoxo,
Kim

SweetPepperRose said...

Love those big sliding doors! and the wood floor, and the layout of the kitchen, and... well just all of it!
Bookmarking this as reference for my make over ;)after my craft room.
JoAnn
sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com
Merry Christmas

GennieG said...

I love your home, it is so beautiful, warm and inviting. The kitchen is gorgeous and your barn doors are awesome!!! I love those and all your decor. So happy I found your blog.

Deborah said...

Where did you get your kitchen cabinet hardware & light over your farm house table? Love it all!
Thanks!
Debbi Nightingale
Cheboygan, MI.

Amanda Lockwood said...

Hi, I love the light fixture over the table. Where did you get it?