Monday, December 5, 2011

New Kitchen Post #3...Over on the "left"...

O.k. friends - now we take a look over at the left side of our new kitchen.  This side is more utilitarian with the stove and refrigerator an all - but needless to say - I still like the way it turned out. 
 We have another matching corner cabinet on this side - these flank the double window which lets in a lot of great light.  I filled this side with more of my pitchers - most of them gifted to me by my sweet "mamaws" and a couple of older quilts.  "Quilts in the kitchen" you say - I know - I won't leave them there long but I love the pop of color they provided.  I also have a small tree sitting on the bench.  When it is not filled with "stuff" - it is great place for somebody to sit and watch the cattle graze out the window.
 We opted for a simple hood but I'm already thinking about how I might "tweak" it a bit.  I haven't been in here but a month and I'm already thinking about changing something - ;-) I can't help it - it is just me!
 Here is a good shot of those drawers I was mentioning in the previous post - I do love these - I've got all my kitchen appliance books in one and the other is still waiting for something to fill it - don't worry - it won't have to wait long.
 Here is my lil' scale that my precious momma bought for me - mainly - because it is one of my favorite colors even if it isn't accurate - obviously those cherries don't way 3 lbs. but it is still cute nonetheless.  I bought a tiny poinsettia to fill my # pot - I love these pots - I'm gonna have to get some more.
 Looking down the wall is the fridge - we are really enjoying our new Frigidaire appliances - I've never had a dishwasher or ice and water in the door before - so we are getting spoiled quickly!
 And at the very end of that wall is my old mantle that I bought many months ago - not having a clue where it would end up - but here is where it has landed for now.  I love the blue/gray color of it - so I didn't touch it.
 And on that mantle, my carolers - I talk about them every year - are they glamourous - no, are they fancy - no, are they perfect - no - but to me they mean so much - my mamaw, Cleo, made them for me and I wouldn't trade them for anything!  And that sweet picture - my lil' guy many years ago - but I just love that smile!
Have another fantastic week - and there are still more posts to come - like "where do we eat?"
Merry Christmas!



12 comments:

Holly said...

Cathy, your kitchen is so beautiful...love all your ideas, open shelves and your quilts on display! Isn't it fun to have drawers you don't know what to do with? In my last kitchen, which was huge, I had a chocolate chip drawer, a jello drawer, etc. You get the picture!
Everything is so pretty...so glad you're enjoying it!
Merry Christmas!!

Country Gal said...

Such a beautiful kitchen ! Love your decorations as well . Have a great day !

Kerin said...

Wow!
I love everything about your new kitchen.
It's going to be a place to make lots of memories, and cook up some delicious meals..... for years, and years, and years.
I love that you are ready to make over that brand new kitchen range hood.
You just can't stop the creativity in some people :)

Susan S. said...

Looking good around your housE! Love all the new things in the kitchen and you will LOVe the icemaker/door....a MUST! Your mantle is great and the carolers are so precious. Merry CHRISTmas ya'll from Houston, TX

Patty Sumner said...

Your kitchen is so beautiful. I love it! Enjoy. Christmas blessings!

Sandie said...

I love it! It is as beautiful as I imagined it would be! And quilts in the kitchen are perfect! Thanks for sharing your home with us!

My Casa Bella said...

just beautifully done! I'm the same way, I'm always changing something in my house too, it's just me too.
MCB

Becky C said...

Cathy, it is gorgeous!! I've been waiting for months to see the end result of your families' hard work...and I've been enjoying the posts of your new house. The kitchen is so perfect- beautifully decorated!! The colors are wonderful, and I love the way you've done it for Christmas. That mantle is awesome!! I'm so happy you are enjoying your new space. So wish I could see it in person.
Look forward to seeing more...
Happy Holidays

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Cathy, your new kitchen is absolutely awesome!!!! Wanna trade? ;o)

Hugs,
Pam

Country Dreaming said...

It is looking very festive in your kitchen. Love the quilts too.

melinda

Angie said...

Soooooo beautiful! I know you are just giddy every morning to walk in that kitchen and know it's yours. I know I would be! Love the antique mantel! My parents have one too in their kitchen and I have always thought about doing the same thing, but I'd have to move my hutch out and I'm not sure I want to do that. So excited about seeing the rest of your house!

Beverly said...

What a beautiful kitchen. Makes me miss my all white kitchen. You must enjoy making meals for your family there. Your sweet Chrstmas decorations make it seem warm and cozy.