Sunday, September 20, 2009

~Blue Kitchen~

French blue in the kitchen, I have gone blue crazy! I left the upper walls in the butter yellow and removed all the clutter I had on the top. The inside of the glass cabinets were white and I wanted a soft blue to bring out my dishes. Under the counter was changed from deep red to French Blue. Gary said why do you want to change the color, you love red!. I replied "its only paint and I still love red". (Gary just shook his head) - he loves me.

The light that filters into my home from the transom windows really changes the colors all during different times of the days. The light is picking up the pits in the rain glass.

The crocheted pot holder was made by my Great-Aunt.
Remember our trip to Pierre Deux in S.F. a few weeks ago, well this is one of the rugs we purchased and the inspiration to the shade of French Blue. I love this rug it has rooster in every corner. You can click on the picture to enlarge it if you like.
A peek inside the cabinet to take a closer look of the light blue paint. I think I might add a bit of white trim across the shelve ledge. What do you think?.
My Grandma's vintage egg plate and Irish coffee cups.

The kitchen is directly across from the dinning room so the French Blue paint under the counter really picks up the new Toile dinning room chair covers.



Hi Elizabeth,
Your home looks so pretty, it made me think of my new French Country mag I picked up yesterday, have you seen it? It has the prettiest house in there with alot of the colors you have, it's kind of expensive but worth it to me since we don't have that many mags to buy anymore. If you get it the house I liked was on the cover (; You have done an amazing job with your slipcovers and such in the blue toile, love them and I also have been admiring those crown pillows that Aimee makes, lucky you!!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

The French bleu is wonderful in your kitchen! I love the changes you have made. That rug is especially fabulous. I love roosters....

Becky said...

Looking good! French blue colors always look so refreshing.

Melinda said...

Hi Elizabeth--
Your kitchen is lovely-are you using red in the kitchen like you are doing in your living room?


Rebecca Nelson said...

Beautiful! Just lovely! LOVE THE BLUE! Very French looking! Yum!


Happy@Home said...

Since most of my house is done in blue and yellow, I love your kitchen. I also love the rug with the roosters on it. It all looks great together.

A Southern Rose said...

I love your kitchen and I love the blue! Your dishes look good against the blue! I love the rug too! The colors are gorgeous!

Mami said...

Lovely blue kitchen!! I like your kitchen. My kichen colour is white. You make me inspirations!

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Hi Elizabeth!!! Thanks for dropping by, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Your new blue kitchen...and the light blue in the cupboards, lovely. You have been busy making all those pillows and slip beautiful. Everything looks so very french indeed!
I need to ask you something...when you look at your followers on your blog are the faces there? I don't see faces on your followers, or mine for that matter and it's been a couple days like this. When you were at my place did you see faces?... blogger is making me crazy!!

Unknown said...

Hi, I love the blue in your kitchen, such a great colour! Your shelves are full of treasures especially the tea set. Have a sweet day! x

Martha said...

I love the blue . . . but then I'm a fan of anything blue! I like the top being clutterless . . . and I love that rug!

Nancy Yoakum said...

You did a beautiful job decorating, every room in your home is so lovely! The rug from Pierre Deux is great! I still think about your post on your field trip there and really want to see that store, especially with some loot in my pocket! Thanks for sharing with us!

Smiles, Nancy

Charmingdesigns said...

You picked a beautiful shade of blue!! Thanks for asking about my charms...this batch...a little large for a bracelet..they are 1 1/2 they are made to go on an easel or to wear as a necklace. I made these to go to a quilting group that is having a tea party.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Thanks for visiting my blog! Love those blue and white toil pillows in your other post :) yOu have a very lovely home. I guess you don't live that far away from me :) I'm out in the East Bay.

Rebecca Nelson said...

Thanks for visiting again, Elizabeth! Makeovers are soooo tiring but soo worth doing! I showed my hubby your kitchen layout and he loves the design. We are in the early stages of RIP OUT with our kitchen. It is also a Galley style (must have been popular in the 70's) like my main upstairs bath was. You've given us great ideas!

Hugs, Rebecca

blushing rose said...

Absolutely lovely ... I love the dishes. You've done a beautiful job decorating. TTFN ~Marydon

Susie Q said...

This is just so, so pretty! That pop of glorious blue is wonderful! I am a BLUE lover from waaaay back! : )
Your kitchen is so warm and bright! Fresh and just a sweet place to be!

Heleen said...

Hello Elizabeth,
Thank you for visiting my blog. I love your kitchen, the blue is so fresh. I also love all the crockery on your blog. until next time.

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling, your kitchen looks marvelous, I love the French Blue, c’est trės chic!! I am also proud of you for having such organized cabinets. I dislike when kitchen cabinets are full of clutter and are unorganized. You get an A+++ from the Duchess. Luv, I noticed that you recently joined my followers, much appreciated. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and are cooking a feast in the lovely kitchen of yours. Enjoy your new Kitchen!!

Love & Hugs

Unknown said...

The kitchen looks absolutely beautiful Elizabeth - and you have some lovely things in those cupboards :)

I LOVE the blue toile cushions - my bathroom is blue toile - I love it!

And that Chevy.....WOW.....gorgeous!

Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my blog, it's always lovely to hear from you.

Best wishes,
Simone :)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oooooo.....l-o-v-e Pierre Deux!! What a wonderful rug to pick up on all of the colors in your gorgeous (and might I add organized) kitchen!

You are right, paint is an easy fix - but I am loving that French blue. So pretty!


nannykim said...

What is so funny is that I painted the back of my teacup shelf a soft blue last week also! The room walls were the soft blue but the teacup shelf had a pale green which used to be the old wall color about a year ago!! I never really noticed until I started taking pictures and then realized I need to change it!! My kitchen has soft blue walls with a little yellow border. But in pictures I am not sure you can tell--I don't think I have any recent pics of the kitchen, except by accident ;-)