Thursday, June 4, 2009

Wanna See My Kitchen ??

Hey there girls....

Welcome to my continuing home tour. Last week, you saw my bedroom after I got my new bed. Today, we will take a tour of my kitchen. Let’s step through the arched doorway that goes into the kitchen...

I must say that this kitchen is not very large and is by no means the perfect kitchen, but for now, it suits me just fine. Someday, when money allows, the counter tops will be replaced with something nicer and I may even decide to paint the cabinets white. I have always wanted a kitchen with white cabinets. And I dream of having new appliances. I may be old fashioned, but I'm not a big fan of stainless steel appliances. I much prefer the old style appliances in either white or almond.

A closer peak at the corner of my counter top where I have a vintage metal bread box, my recipe box and a few other accessories displayed.
A pretty floral china platter that I keep displayed behind my sink. Unfortunately, I don't have any windows in this room and I like to have something pretty to look at when I am standing at the sink doing dishes.

Now, lets take a look at the other side...

The cabinet above the microwave designated as my "Tea Pantry". This is the cabinet that I use to store all of my different teas, extra teapots, teacups, desert plates etc. Wanna see a sneak peak inside?

How about a close-up of some of my collections displayed on top of the microwave. The cute little yellow rooster is actually a set of nesting measuring cups. Don't you just love them?

Some people may think that my kitchen looks somewhat cluttered, but I love the feeling of hominess that I get when I am in this room and I see all of my lovely things displayed.

I hope that you are enjoying this little look inside ofmy home. I promise to show more in the future so stay tuned...

18 comments:

debi @ life in my studio said...

Cute kitchen! You have lots of pretty things in there! tfs

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh Kim, I love your cozy kitchen. And your Tea Pantry is so perfect. What a great place to keep you tea things. Some people might call it clutter, but I call it filled with love. I love to look at my collections. They are part of me :-)

Melinda said...

Hi Kim...I enjoyed the kitchen tour! Your kitchen is adorable! I love it!!

AB HOME INTERIORS said...

What a great post. Stopping by from SITS to leave some bloggy love!

Forever Vintage said...

Your kitchen is sweet...and I think your cupboards would look great painted white. I did mine last fall and I am so pleased with them. I love your pink pyrex dishes in your tea cupboard.

Andrea said...

Very pretty! A sweet cottage look is what I love! Your china is absolutely beautiful!

I also love your bedroom. It has that lovely look of cottage, too! So nice!

May God bless you.

Andrea

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Kim.. you kitchen looks nice.. love all your chinaware, teacups, teapots. even the platter at the sink is pretty too..

have a great weekend dear friend
xo
fitty

Lori said...

Kim
What a clever idea for the pot holders, don't ya love those pink vintage ones?? I like the plate idea too and its gorgeous! Hon, you think people think your kitchen is cluttered, have they seen mine??? I like stuff and pink stuff with roses is a must! White cabinets are a dream of mine, I'll be so sad if I have to wait till next year to paint. The brand of paint I only use is almost 40 a gallon! I have used the same brand for 26 years in my home! I thought of fall painting but I want to return to school and have a November wedding of my daughters to! So... Very cute kitchen! Love,Lori

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Holly said...

Sweet! ♥ Thanks for the tour, Kim! I don't think your kitchen is too cluttered but even if I did, I think we should decorate the way that makes us happy!

What a great idea to have the platter behind the sink for your view! I would love to have cabniets with space on top but these ones go all the way up. Our sons are talking of building us a house, so we will see. ☺

Your little rooster/cup thingy is really cute!

I see you have a pass through/peek through into the living room also! (I peeked!) ♥

Katie said...

I love your kitchen and it's not at all cluttered! Ours is done in white and blue. The main part of the cabinets are white, the trim around each but yet still part of the doors (or drawers) is blue.

I added a wonderful "farmers market" wallpaper border up top and all the wall hangings, etc., are florals.

I like your cabinet dedicated to tea items, although it is sorely missing some Tea Roses! hee hee.

Love all the little touches

C. C. said...

Your kitchen is very nice. It certainly is quite live-able until you get it painted the color your want, etc. We went from a "dream" kitchen with tons of storage, lovely cabinets and miles of granite counters (we actually did the counters ourselves with those 1-foot granite squares - very do-able for a FRACTION of the price of a granite slab...), to a 120 year old adobe (renting right now) with basically two cabinets. God sure has taught me something about humility this last year! At any rate - I really like cream colored appliances (not stainless steal, either), and I am an appliance freak! I LOVE wonderful (or at this point, at least WORKING!) appliances. I sure hope you can come across some nice appliances on sale or in the paper, maybe; I totally understand the desire to upgrade the kitchen experience. Yours sure looks nice right now while you are waiting, though!

Have a nice week!

C. C.

Andrea said...

I love all the pretty dishes!

Kris said...

Kim, I love the coziness of your kitchen and all the accessories you've showcased. Loving the vintage items, especially the breadbox. I think it would look marvelous with white painted cabinetry. I say "go for it".

I agree with you on the stainless appliances. I'm not a huge fan, thou it seems to be all the rage. Give me a 1950's teal fridge and I would be one happy camper.

Kris

Stephenie said...

Cute Kitchen..I know I always tell you, You have such beautiful china...I just love it all....That plate above your sink is just gorgeous...
Stephenie

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

You have a lovely kitchen! I love your touches like the pink toleware and the pink tea kettle....It's so charming. Thanks for the peek!!

andsewon said...

Lovely kitchen...not cluttered at all!! It is yours so do as you wish with it...;-) I adore your tea cupboard!!! Now I NEED those chix measuring cups.. ha!!!
You have some wonderful treasures indeed!
Lola

Tanza said...

Hi Kim,
Ooohhh I LoVe your sweet kitchen, yes very homey, Oohh Kim, if you think yours is cluttered..you have to visit my old blogs to see mine.. I LoVe my prettty stuff, and have it everywhere.. I'm with you, if it makes us happy.. Not a problem..hahaha.. LoVe your tour.. thanks for sharing...higs ~tea~xo