Monday, July 5, 2010

~Our Family Kitchen~

Hi everyone, and welcome to our family kitchen! the kitchen is very spacious and easy to move in. We can enjoy a meal right in the kitchen, its been quite a while since we were able to eat right in the kitchen. I will take you on a little tour.

The walls are painted  a soft yellow  and everything has been reused or re purposed from our other home. The kitchen table is new/used that Gary and I found at a used furniture store in town. We love this table it has green legs and a yellow top. The chandelier we purchased from our favorite antique store in town it was gold and missing a few crystals. I spray painted it white and purchased a few new crystals, I am very happy with the way it turned out.

Awe! and this lovely new cupcake folk art painting was designed by Catherine Holman visit her here. I love Catherine's designs very much and wanted one for our new kitchen, and look at the pretty colors she uses. The cupcakes look so real, they make me hungry! LOL. I have had so many compliment's on this art piece. Thank you Catherine so much for painting this for us.
I' m sure you noticed the black and white toil tea pot light under the cupcake art, that used to be sitting on the counter in our other kitchen, designed by Penny  visit her here. Love her work! its a treasured piece of art for our kitchen.
Oops I'm jumping around a bit, sorry, so back to the kitchen table. I wanted to show you close up the pretty details of the table. The sweet plate with the dome sitting on the middle of the table was made by Tina visit her here. I love this plate its so cheerful.

The center island began as the bottom to a hutch that has been in our family for 40 years. Gary and I painted the sides in a deep yellow and added the back paneling. We also added the side towel holder and painted it red, added new handles and distressed the wood. We also added the butcher block counter top. We are happy the way it turned out. I just love it when we can re-purpose something that holds a lot of memories.

The kitchen curtains match the chair pads. I used four large dinner napkins for the curtains.

The Bon Appetit sign above the door was designed by Paula visit her here. I have many signs around our home from Paula, I adore her work and I am a big fan...

Our inspiration for the chalk board was from Kim visit her here, we love all the same colors,thank you Kim! Our daughters came for a visit this weekend and left us the sweetest note! We love you too girls, more than you can ever imagine that our hearts over flow with joy every time we see your beautiful faces XXOO.

The blue and white tea cup that is holding the chalk was a gift from my dear friend Jackie.. I think the tea cup is just the cutest ever...

Next post the front room.. Thank you for visiting "Home is Where the Heart is" and my heart is home! along as its with my family and you my dear friends...

Big, Big hugs~Elizabeth


Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Elizabeth and Gary,
Just full of homey charm. I love the chalkboard!!! And that little table is aDORable!!!
Thanks for sharing.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love your kitchen! Cathie's cupcake painting is so sweet. I have a couple of her paintings too. Thank you for mentioning me and the mosaic lamp I made!

LOVE what you did with the buffet turning it into an island. I is terrific.

Can't wait to see the next room in Cottage #12~

BECKY said...

Hi Gal! Love your new place and how you just splashed Elizabeth all over it!! It is just as I would expect, lovely, cozy, comfy, warm, and inviting!! That kitchen island is awesome and so are all of your special touches. The pretty red framed chalkboard is a real eye-catcher!!

So glad you're getting all settled in! We girls LOVE that settled in feeling and making a home ours!!

Have a blessed week,

Jaclynn_kyuss said...

Love the new kitchen! Can't wait to come see the whole house!

Vee said...

Darling! And it's like a tour of all my favorite blogs and the gals who create such lovelies. The cupcakes are wonderful, the toile lamp is a delight and your entire kitchen just looks cozy, warm, and welcoming. Enjoy the time you spend there!

Barb said...

Hi you two! Cottage #12 is looking pretty amazing. Your entry is so inviting as is the kitchen. You guys need to redo homes for a living.

big hugs,

A Southern Rose said...

I love your warm and cozy kitchen. I can almost smell an apple pie baking. I really love how y'all made the island out of that old hutch. Beautiful!

Lee Laurie

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Your kitchen is the table!

Beverly said...

Such a warm cozy kitchen. You have already made it feel like home. Love that table and your island is great. The toile lamp is so cute. I also loved the red used on the chalkboard. You two have really accomplised a lot.
I've use napkins for curtains before. So cute with the mathching chair pad. Looking forward to the next installment of your new home tour.

Charmingdesigns said...

Your kitchen/dinning room...beautiful!! Just my style!
Thanks for your nice comments, Just wanted to say, I don't know how to use my new camera, my class is from Jessica, she is going to have one on how to use the camera that you have...I'm going to be taking that.

Melinda said...

Looks great. Very comfy and homey.


aspiritofsimplicity said...

What a sweet and inviting kitchen. I love the table.


Congrats on your new home, it looks so pretty and cozy!! I love your entry way too (;

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

Hello Gypsy sister,
Ohhhh I love that new table, her curvy legs and details.... yummy!
Cottage 12 is beautiful! Congratulations to you n Gary.
Its so exciting to get a new home and start from scratch isn't it?

I will be following along on the tour! Do keep in touch
hugz, Dolly

Catherine Holman said...

Wow! What a beautiful new kitchen! I'm honored that my cupcakes are hanging above Penny's beautiful toile lamp. Kim's one of my favorite bloggers and I've been wanting to do one of those red framed chalk boards for a long time. I love your chalk holder too. What a beautiful place to hang out!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Your new kitchen is beautiful! I love the island! Everything is just so perfect, you've decorated beautifully. The space is nice too. I have a small kitchen so I envy you. Have a great day! Twyla

Anonymous said...

Oh, it's so bright and cheerful! Very pretty! You must be soooo happy to be in your new, beautiful home! :)

Cindy said...

Elizabeth, I love your new home!!! The kitchen is really pretty and I LoVe the island! So smart! I am partial to your yellow walls, that's what I have, too, so much goes with the soft yellow.
I'm so glad that you like the runner, that makes me very happy!
Hugs, Cindy S

Unknown said...

What a cozy kitchen, and I love that mosaic lamp that Penny made. Your home is so welcoming. I love that cupcake painting, and the details of your table.

Your center island is lovely. What a fabulous place to cook.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Thanks for stopping by and for your well wishes for the engaged couple. : ) Things are very busy over at our place.
I loooooved this kitchen tour. Loved everything about roomy it is, the charming little table, the chandelier, the WONDERFUL curtains made from matching napkins, and that glorious "new" island. Kudos to you and the Mr. on a job well done. Just beautiful!!!
Mary Lou

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Hello Elizabeth & Gary! have been busy and it all looks so wonderful! I've scrolled up and down a few times & I love all the cheery colors...cheery just like the two of you! Cottage #12 is just divine!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...


You guys have been sooooo busy!
Where do I begin?

LOVE the island! And I spy Miss Penny's lamp, too. Your home is beautiful, really pretty!! All of the personal touches and special treasures really do shine!

sending a hug,

ps: still on for a sewing lesson? :)