I admitted in one of my very first blog posts that I am slightly obssessed with kitchens. You can read that entry here. It is my favorite room in our home... regardless of which house I happen to be living in at the time. It must be true that the kitchen is the heart of the home. I am slowly sharing the rooms in our new home. Today I thought I would show our new kitchen. I know that when we made the decision to downsize we could certainly give up some things; however, I think our kitchen wasn't one of the areas in which we compromised. Well, ok, I no longer have double ovens, but I gained a five burner gas range!! I can live with that!
The first picture above shows the kitchen when you are standing in the great room. We eat most of our meals at the bar. The cabinets are cypress, which I probably would never have chosen if I were choosing elements for a new kitchen, but I have to say I love them!! I think they have a French Country feel that is casual and welcoming.
This is what you see as you enter from our garage door.
You can see my furry babies, Bentley and Clarabel, rambling around.
The long cabinets at the end are the pantry. Soon I will do a post on effectively organizing a small pantry.
This is the view standing by the refrigerator looking back toward the back door entry. It is definitely a galley kitchen, but the space is perfect for our small family.
I love the staggered cabinets because they allow me to display some of my treasures. I love these little roosters.
Another rooster :-)
These four pictures were in the breakfast room in our prior home. We don't have a separate breakfast room in this house, but I think they look perfect here!! I love hanging things veritically or in groups of four.... drives Jon nuts because he is usually the one trying to make them perfect. :-)
One of my favorite cookbooks by Mississippi chef Robert St. John and illustrated by Mississippi artist Wyatt Waters. It is called A Southern Palate. Did I mention that I love the gas cooktop? Something about a gas range just makes me feel like a chef.
Of course, a "coffee station" is a must!
This little oil painting of a rooster is one of my favorite items in the room. It hangs on a tiny wall by the refrigerator just before you leave the kitchen. It was painted for me by my very talented friend, Diane.
Another view looking into the great room - This is how Clarabel
sits and watches me when I cook.
She is quite the Queen Bee!!
This cabinet was in our breakfast room in our last home. Here, it fits perfectly in a space right beside the French doors that lead to the back porch.
I usually try to keep fresh flowers on the counter by the sink. It just seems "homey" to me! If you look closely you can see a picture of Seth on his first Halloween - he was a Hershey's Kiss!! Too cute!
Thank you so much for visiting my kitchen - the heart of our home!!!
This week I am linking to the following:
Debbie's Newbie Party at http://www.http//debbie-debbiedoos.blogspot.com/
Amaze Me Monday @ http://dittledattle.blogspot.com/
Met Monday @ http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com
Tuesday's Treasures @ www.myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.blogspot.com
Wow Us Wednesdays @ www.savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com
Feathered Nest Friday @ http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/
Home Sweet Home @ http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/
Roomspiration Kitchen Edition @ http://thediyshowoff.blogspot.com/
Room by Room - Kitchens @ http://cottageandvine.blogspot.com