Tuesday, January 10, 2012

in the kitchen.




When it's clean, our bright kitchen makes me happy. It's not too big, but not too small either (unless of course it's my turn to prepare our huge family Sunday dinner and there's 25 people waiting for food). It has just the right amount of old quirks like open corner shelving, a funny built-in desk that could only fit a small child, and the original 1940s milk delivery door.

There's also one of those narrow closets with a pull-out wooden ironing board. On a whim I decided to drill a hole into the door and add a knob, so I could hang up a cute apron, oven mitt and potholder. You know how it goes around here... the more color the merrier.

25 comments:

  1. your kitchen is SO clean. i feel like my counters are covered in appliances and well, jelly.

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  2. I'm dying to see your whole house. You've got it right with these little peeks because they just make us want to see more! Love your kitchen.

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  3. You're missing a key color in your kitchen: peach. No worries, I've got plenty to go around. :)

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  4. i love a good white kitchen! and how lucky yours comes with some quirks and some color!

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  5. The knob is my favorite. I love how cheery everything in the room feels. It seems like a very inviting space.

    http://oliveobserver.blogspot.com/

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  6. i love how colorful your home is! you inspire me :)
    talia

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  7. It is so beautiful. I kind of want to sit in your kitchen sipping on apple juice. Strange? I love it. But then again, I love everything you do. Can't wait to see more of your home!

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  8. i love the cleanness and white of your kitchen. picture perfect!!
    xo TJ

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  9. I love it!
    Will you do a house tour and show us some pictures/video?
    I'd love to see how you decorated your house. :)

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    1. maybe someday... it's not quite in a tour-ready state, and may not be for awhile. so for now i'll just show little peeks here & there.

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  10. envious! what a lovely kitchen you have there. the style of the kitchen itself is great, but i loooove your personal touch to the place.

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  11. Wow, you have such a pretty kitchen. I'd want to cook in that everyday.

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  12. I love old kitchens; especially the old white cupboards. Do you naturally live by simplicity? I like.

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  13. so much charm and details! is it a galley kitchen or more open? that was my one huge complaint in our house was the hallway of a kitchen. i hated it.

    maybe we should have a blogger retreat in az so we can all see it? :)

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  14. cute & happy! color makes everything better, doesn't it?!

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  15. I'm with Abby, I want a house tour!

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  16. I love old houses with all their quirks and mysteries. Your kitchen is beautiful and I love the little pops of color.

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  17. my dream is to have a kitchen with tons of windows and natural light. unfortunately our apartment right now is pretty cave-like, but maybe someday.... :)

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  18. Ooh! The cupboards and counter tops are perfect. I hope you two are loving it there. Do you have baby girls room started?

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    1. i've done next to nothing for the nursery! i need to get into gear, and soon. i just have problems making decisions.

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  19. There is nothing I love more than a white kitchen...bright and cheerful!!

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  20. Wow, these are just precious! I love your kitchen :) And I LOVE your blog! New follower :)

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  21. I love your blog. I bet you'll lose those 50 pounds you want to lose post baby easily...you're tiny. Good luck with the nursery. It's always the hardest room for me.

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  22. Your kitchen is so awesome! I love the old quirks! Our kitchen is not at all bright - a friend of ours said it reminds them of a cozy cabin so I guess I'm into that, although I really wanted a bright all-white kitchen. Oh well, you take what you can get!

    Hope you and baby are doing well!

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