Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Comforts of a Kitchen

"My kitchen is a mystical place... It is a place where the surfaces seem to have significance, where the sounds and odors carry meaning that transfers from the past and bridges to the future."    
 ~Pearl Bailey

I found the pine Scandinavian bench at an Antique Market years ago.
A pewter bowl full of kale makes a simple, yet stunning centerpiece.
The bee pillow is from the Source Collection.  I have a couple of honey bee apiaries (and several bee stings!)
My husband gave me these pewter canisters for Christmas one year (from Pierre Deux.)
This old English beer crate holds all of my utensils neatly next to the stove.
The previous owner built this home, so that a view of the lake could be seen from every room.
I have so much rosemary and diffent kinds of basil left in my sparse garden. 
I found the 'Pharmacie Apotheke' soap dispenser at Tuesday Morning.
The larger basket holds two loaves of bread neatly out of site.
Two glass containers hold granola and mixed nuts.  My baby cup and my daughter's baby cup are used as scoops.
Granola by Yvonne at Stone Gable is a staple in our home!  We love it!
Some little white pumpkins hint to the fall season.
When I moved here ten years ago, I remarked to my husband that we would need some pretty 'every day' plates with these glass front cabinets!  This pattern is Villeroy and Boch French Garden Fleurence.
Oh, this little scale pops up everywhere  and displays another little pumpkin on a monogrammed silver tray.  The pewter salt and pepper shakers were a wedding gift many years ago.  The old silver fork is from a set of my Granny's 'every day' pattern.  Perched in an old milk bottle, it holds recipes from her and my mom.  I love to see the familiarity of their handwriting!
I am trying not to point out all the 'dated' things in my kitchen; however, the best thing about this space is that the pine floors and ceiling were taken from an old hunting lodge in Blackstock, SC.  They add such warmth and history!
A little tray table holds some cook books and other treasures.  My friend Katie wrote the verse on the chalkboard.  She is very talented!
This was my mom's recipe box...recipes of the past to be passed down to my children and grand-children...
A little black chair sits in a corner in my kitchen...also painted by my friend Katie!  Just a little 'time out' never hurt anyone!
A rural sketch of a cow and a pewter plate flank either side of the long wall of windows.  The pine farm table is from Victoria & Thomas Trading Co. in Charleston, SC.  They specialize in refurbishing old farm doors and old furniture from England.
The bench holds paper, coloring books, notebooks, and workbooks, while the little black box is full of crayons.
A porch is just off the kitchen and provides a place to grill and enjoy some tranquility.
A bookshelf holds more treasures and several cookbooks.
These pictures are priceless to me.  A silver bee skep adds some bling.
The tray on top of the bookshelf was a gift from my friend Jennifer.  The vintage coffee grinder was my mom's.  Another bee skep sits next to a beautiful cookbook.  The copper pot holds more markers and sits atop more color books and paper for the children.
The green apples are so lovely in this old bowl that, I believe, used to be for grinding corn.  I found it in Charleston, SC.
The black and cream Wedgewood container was my mom's and is used to hold pens and pencils for taking notes.
I just love this plate that my friend Jen gave to me! 
Well, this is a very treasured site...pictures and drawings all over the frig!  There will be a day...sniff, sniff..., so I will enjoy it for now!  A monogrammed apron adds a southern touch!
I couldn't find small white pumpkins, so my friend Jen suggested that I paint some small orange ones!  Aren't they cute?!

Here is the before...
The walls in the kitchen were a bright, and I mean bright yellow.  The foyer, living room and dining room were a deep red and my husband's study just off the foyer was (and is) a bright green.  The colors individually are fine, but all together they looked like a crayon box of primary colors!  We just changed the paints a few years ago.   I chose the green, because we didn't want to replace the curtains or rug, just yet.  The living space is a soft beige with green accents, so the kitchen flows nicely to the living space and the new colors do not distract from the view!

I had to research the color of paint we chose!  It was tweaked a bit after seeing it in the different shades of light, but the color we bought was 'Woodland Hills Green' from Benjamin Moore.
The rug is from Stark. (10/26) 

Thanks for coming over to my kitchen! 

I love how inspiration begets inspiration!  Click here to see how Yvonne at Stone Gable inspired me and then how my simple idea inspired Mary at Sailing Simply!  She did a lovely job! Thanks Mary for all the kind words!!

I have updated this post to participate in

I am very excited to join Sheila at Note Songs for the Heart of the Home Party!  Thank you Sheila for hosting and for always being so gracious!


This week, I am joining these great parties and blog hops!  Please check them out for some great ideas and inspiration!

I am also joining the DIY Fall Show Off!

Thank you so much Stefanie Lynn for the feature!
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Thank you Kristin for the feature!
 My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia


Christa, thank you for the feature!
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127 comments :

Vanessa said...

Christie, I am starting to get embarrased that I am always one of the very first ones to comment on your posts...slightly stalker-y! But, oh my goodness, your kitchen just exudes warmth and love and your gorgeous eating area with the toile curtains is the first space I think I ever saw on your blog when I became a "friend" and I just KNEW I would like you! I love those arched details and can only imagine what your view is like! Your kitchen reminds me soooo much of our previous home...seriously it would scare you how similar they are. But yours has so much more character and lovely details and it was a treat to take the tour. Now if I only could hop over to have a cup of coffee with you out on your patio! :-)
Vanessa
P.S. See, your not the only one who writes books for comments!

Patricia Torres said...

oh my oh my!! your kitchen is truly magical... Loved the colours .. and the warmth.. Also.. totally love the rug

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Your kitchen is beautiful! I love the pine bench, toile drapes and all your great accessories.
xo, Sherry

Sarah said...

What a fun kitchen! I enjoyed seeing all the details. The reclaimed wood floors are gorgerous as is that long table. The pewter accent pieces are also fabulous. Love the idea of filling the pewter bowl with the kale, and that bench is calling my name. It's a beauty!
Thanks for sharing your home. ~ sarah

Emily @ Finding My Aloha said...

I love your kitchen! I even had to pull my hubby over to take a look at your window seat. Such a neat layout and I love all the vintage accents!

Lori Lynn said...

That pine bench is gorgeous!
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Liz said...

I love that apple green wall! And those canisters! To Die for! I love the whole kitchen and the eating space is incredible! :) Love it!

~Liz

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Christie...

My friend, your kitchen and dining area is one of my favorites!!! Ohhh...I just love the style and sweet ambiance! Love the shade of green that you chose for the walls...I think your gorgeous black and white toile drapes and black rug look fabulous with this shade of green! Ohhh...and you have sooo many beautiful pieces of furniture! Of course, I was just remarking a couple of days ago when I was here...how I just adore your old farm table and the black french country chairs! Love, love, LOVE your little bench! Christie, you have accessorized your kitchen so perfectly! Thank you so much for sharing more of your fabulous home with us! This was such a treat, my friend!!!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

It is all beautiful! I love all the interesting and personal things you have sitting around the kitchen. Thanks for sharing with us!

gina said...

I love the green in the kitchen! Can you tell me the color please?

Margitta said...

Love all the little touches! Very warm and welcoming!

ChRiS said...

everything is beautiful love your kitchen area and all your memory pieces from family

food for thought said...

what a beautiful tour, really enjoyed your home!

Kim said...

I had fun taking a look around. Your kitchen is so warm because you seamlessly weave the present with gifts from your friends with the past, recipes and items from your mom and grandmother. Your own touches are meaningful and lovely. You have a great talent for combining new and old. Blessings, Kim

Allison Shops said...

Charming kitchen. I also have a Fussell and Sons container holding my utensils:

http://www.atticmag.com/2010/04/repurposed-vintage-wooden-boxes/

Dropping by from Note Songs party. Hope you'll stop by Atticmag and see our kitchens - it's a three for one!

Allison
Atticmag

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christie, I love your kitchen and breakfast room. Of course I love the green walls with the white just like moi. I adore your table and chairs out of old pine. Love the bench and that pillow is too cute. I need to check out that site. I love all the vintage accessories used throughout. The black and white rug and drapes are gorgeous!! Love, love, love!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, and I forgot. My sister has the same dishes. I love those, too.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful pictures. I love your kitchen. So warm and cozy.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

Christie, dropped by to take a look and I can tell from looking your home is filled with love. So calming but so tasteful! All the little treasures that have meaning ~ that's what's important! Absolutely love your view from the sink. (I'm talking piano, girl!) I don't really know where I found you, but yesterday I really took the time to read your profile yesterday and it says so much of you - that is precious! Thanks for sharing your kitchen.
Karen

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Gorgeous kitchen! I love all the beautiful antiques and details-Love that you have a little eat in area right there too! Fantastic. Love the colors and the floor is wonderful. :)

scribbler said...

I love your kitchen -- I am amazed that you can be so tidy with children! Your color scheme is one of my favorites.

SmilingSally said...

Hi Christie,

I love your kitchen--there are so many memories.

Your friend, Jen, is a keeper. I love that plate and her smart advice about painting pumpkins.

Please come and check out my book giveaways.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your kitchen and breakfast area are just stunning. Love your beautiful accessories and all the wonderful vintage items you use. Stunning. Hugs, Marty

Marydon said...

G'morn Christie ~ Absolute elegance! BUT, I love the silver monogrammed cup & the weight scale ...

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Sailing Simply said...

Your kitchen would be my dream kitchen! I just love everything about it! I really love all your cute vintage baskets and boxes! They add so much warmth! I also love your table and chairs, and that bench. My, oh, my!!! Your green walls and toile curtains are wonderful! I will definately be coming back to this post from time to time for more decorating inspiration! Thanks for joining the party, I'm so glad you did.

It's me said...

O my.....you have such a womderful kitchen !!! i really like what i see today !!! wowww!!..happy day darling....love Ria..

shannon i olson said...

oh what a beautiful kitchen and blog!!! so many wonderful ideas here, great post!

Andrea said...

so many beautiful things! My favorites have to be the bench and the pewter cannisters. My daughter would love the horse drawing on your fridge (she's horse obsessed!). What beautiful, special things you have in your home!

Atelier de Charo said...

A gorgeous kitchen, so charming and full of specials treasures!

Hugs
Charo

Shelia said...

Hi Christie! I've so enjoyed touring your most gorgeous kitchen! Love all the sweetnesses of your children all around! :) You have so many lovely things and your showcase them well. Your glass front cabinet doors and that window seat - I love that! :) Your eating area is gorgeous! The table and chairs are so nice and those beautiful curtains - oh, I'm loving them! :)
Thank you so much for coming to my party, Christie!
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

mcswaingraham said...

It's official - SmilingSally is MY favorite reading of yours! :)
Beautiful as always, love how the pumpkins turned out.

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

I love the kale centerpiece. I also like the little milk jug with the fork used as a reciepe card holder. I am inspired by this and would love to pass it on to my daughter, she is the baker.
Thanks for sharing your lovely kitchen.]
Michele

Margitta said...

Love your kitchen, the skandinavian bench, the cole on the table - all the small touches...
I follow your blog :)
Greetings from Norway!

Claire said...

Oh my- I am dumbfounded-what a magnificent kitchen and eating area-LOVE all the bee things-so sweet- your rug and drapes are right up my alley and I love the color scheme! Your blog is delightful!Come over and visit!

Splurgie said...

Your home is really lovely. I love how you mixed the old and new. The kale is a stunning and natural centerpiece. Great visual!

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Christie, what a fabulous kitchen and dining area! My favorite shot is the one showing the piano through the archway. I love that you can monitor piano practice while at the sink!

vignette design said...

Your kitchen is amazing! I enjoyed all your photos--such eye candy. Love how you used kale as a centerpiece. Very clever and original--I'll have to remember that one!
BTW, I have the same bee hive honey pot! ~ Delores

LDH said...

Well, I just had the best time visiting with you and touring your beautiful kitchen and home! Such loveliness in every photo!

I completely enjoyed stopping by and meeting you!
Kindly, ldh

Debbie said...

WOW that is a gorgeous kitchen...I loved everything about your style. Beautiful window treatments without obstructing the view.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Christie, I just LOVE your kitchen! White is my favorite! And all the little touches make it so cozy. Don't you just love Pierre D pewter? I can see that the kids have their special things handy, and that is so important. They will always be happy there! Thanks for sharing your wonderful space. Linda

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~**~Hi Christie~ I am so happy you found my blog..so I could find yours too!!! ;) You have a beautiful blog and a beautiful home!! Im your newest follwer~**~ HUGS~ Rachel ~*~

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Your kitchen is beautiful. How nice that every room has a view of the lake! Beautiful floors too!
Valerie

Lindy said...

And you loved my kitchen? You're kidding, right? This kitchen is absolutely perfect in every way. I know you have to be enjoying it every minute of every day!

Ann said...

That is such a nice post...

And thanks for the wonderful tour of your lovely kitchen.

Bella said...

Hi Christie... What a great kitchen... full of heart and charm! I love the nods to the garden like the bees and the bowl of kale is so simple and stunning! You have styled your kitchen to perfection!
Bella

Pat said...

Absolutely beautiful kitchen, Christie. Lots of wonderful ideas and inspiration!

Vic said...

magical! this is by far the best post i ever seen in my entire life....for real! gorgeous!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Your home is just lovely.... My favorite thing is that TABLE....how fabulous is that? I wish I were mine, but it would never fit in the teensie, weensie cottage... :-)


Warm blessings,
Spencer

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh Christie, this is the loveliest kitchen I have ever seen! It makes me feel like I want to come a sit for a while with you and your family, its so inviting! Also I love your dishes, I have the same set!:) And, oh my the list goes on and on...I adore Toile and your style!
OK so I've blather enough and I have said this so many times I can even make myself sick hearing it so much, but I LOVE THIS BLOG! IT IS TRULY ONE OF MY FAVORITES!!!
HUGS,
Terry
PS Ok then I promise I won't say another word...I have always, always wanted to raise Bee's...I mean have an Apiary!
PSS Oh and great photgraphy with that little camera!
OK now I'm done:)

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love your kitchen and love your blog so much that I featured you today on my New To Me post.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Not sure if my previous comment went through. I love your blog and featured you this week on my blog!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I am being bad today...coveting your home! We had to downsize recently and your home is so lovely...and then to be on the lake as well... I hope you realize how lucky you are! It is just gorgeous and I can see your special touches throughout!

I am having a "double-the-fun" giveaway...something for a little one and something for you! Stop on by to join the fun if you get a chance! I enjoyed my visit today! :)

Rachel said...

Love your blog and love the kitchen and dining area. Care to share the shade of green you used?

Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants said...

That is such a beautiful kitchen, just warm and inviting! I love the old wood cutting board among many other things! I would change one thing tho. The bookshelf, put a small plant hanging on off on the top shelf by the platter and take a few of those cookbooks from the bottom and lay them on their side up on the shelf with the photo's, put one photo on top of the books and the other in front to the side, then the scale on the other side. I mean no disrespect, it is just a suggestion. Again, just gorgeous home!

Mary Ellen said...

Oh my what a beautiful kitchen!!! So glad I came over to see your lovely home! I am a beekeeper also!! Just started 2 years ago so am clueless to just about everything but loving it!! How long have your been loving bees?

bee blessed
mary

Diann @ TheThrifty Groove said...

Your kitchen is just beautiful! I love all the litle family touches everywhere!!

High Street Cottage said...

What a stunning kitchen! I love all the cozy colors, the black really grounds it. Your distinct pieces are so special. Love the wooden apple bowl and the crate for your utensils. I'm your newest follower, tami from the high street cottage

fine as frog hair said...

just wanted to let you know that something lovely happened to me today…I found your blog…delightful

Brenda Kula said...

Your entire home is simply beyond stunning! I especially love the paint color on your kitchen walls.
Brenda

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a beautiful home you have! I love the white and black in the kitchen area and the Scandinavian bench is wonderful.

The Tablescaper said...

Such a lovely tour and such a lovely kitchen. The green is perfect. So much to comment on, where to begin? That bench - WOW. It just warms everything up and the bee pillow and the bowl of apples and the baby cups in the granola and the children's art work and the photographs and... Too bad I didn't notice anything. LOL!

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Custom Comforts said...

What a lovely tour of your kitchen. Everything is beautiful and special. I love your bee pillow. I used to be a beekeeper too and just did a blog on it earlier this week. It's nice to know there are still beekeepers out there.
Cindy

Amy Kinser said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous! So many wonderful aspects of it. I do love the crate with the untensils in it and the milk bottle with the fork holding the recipes is just great. Beautifulness all around...

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.!!! Love every square inch! I have enjoyed my (first) visit to your blog so much, I'll be back. Can't wait to check out your archives. :)

Thanks for visiting me via "Heart of the Home" party.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm still looking at kitchens! Glad I didn't miss yours, it's just beautiful! I enjoyed the tour!

I hope you will visit my kitchen as well! Nothing real fancy, but we like it! The tea kettle is on, come for tea!

Katherine

Sharlotte said...

What a wonderful kitchen! I love the colors and the treasured items. It truly is the heart of your home. Thanks for sharing!
Sharlotte

Deserae said...

Absolutely gorgeous kitchen....your table and chairs are beautiful!!! Have a great week!
~Des

calicodaisy said...

Very pretty! Love the green and black together. You're in SC? I'm in Lexington. I love to find SC bloggers. Hope you'll come by my place sometime. -- michele

Mandy said...

what a gorgeous home!! I LOVE that bench!

Orange it Lovely said...

sigh.. love it, all of it.
~Tana

Patricia Torres said...

Oh.. how lovely.. I've already commented on this post once.. but am back again. Thanks for linking in!! Love those pewter canisters and the beer crate... its awesome!!

Heather said...

Amazing it is all so beautiful and perfect! Come link up to my party memakingdo.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

you have a very lovely, very well decorated kitchen full of charm and personality! Loved my visit,
Kathy

Vicki said...

Your kitchen is just beautiful. I think Yvonne would be proud! lol I'm a big Stone Gable fan too. I love the little things...like that Kale centerpiece, the handwritten recipes on the vintage fork, the scale, the white pumpkins...I could go on! Lovely...all of it.

Vicki at Rusty Rooster Vintage

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Your home is very beautiful...love all the bee skeps...gorgeous photography!!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Beautiful home, blog and photos!

thank you so much for linking to 2nd Time Around!

bj said...

Your kitchen is so awesome and so beautiful. I so love how you have decorated...everything is A+...pure class..

Dragonfly Treasure said...

What a beautiful home you have!!
*hugs*deb

SavannahGranny said...

I love your kitchen, especially your table. it is awesome. Nice windows and treatment. Please stop by my new blog. Hopefully you will follow me. Thanks, Ginger

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my goodness, every picture was awesome. I think I studied and drooled over every single detail. You really do have some stunning vignettes and such wonderful arrangements. Your home is gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Pam said...

I like that green color. And your kitchen is so warm and welcoming. That floor is gorgeous.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty kitchen!! Thanks for sharing it with us.

A Cottage Muse said...

I am in love with your kitchen ~ what a warm, inviting place to gather with family and friends! Soooo happy I stopped by!

One Shabby Old House said...

Just lovely! What a fabulous kitchen!

Tami said...

Love,love,love everything! Absolutely Gorgeous!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Christie - Gorgeous as always. I love the black toile drapes - stunning. I featured this today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it. Hope you enjoy your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Absolutely Beautiful! Thanks so much for showing us all the sweet and precious family pieces. Your kitchen is not only beautful but warm and inviting as well. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your table!!! Your windows, your view, and all the old pieces you've used so creatively as storage. Oh, and thanks for the hint about Yvonne's granola! I'm going to go check it out!
Thanks again for sharing your wonderful space.

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Absolutely beautiful! The drapes make the room! I love the impact they give against the cabinetry!
Breathtaking!
Beth

Susanne said...

A lovely space. I especially like the table in front of all the windows, I just love that set up. The fork with the recipes in the milk jar is priceless.
Susanne.

Rebecca said...

What a lovely home-so many great things you have!

Auntie Bliss said...

87 comments?? You don't need me LOL!
Your kitchen is wonderful...loved the bee pillow right off but mostly...
your grandma's choc. pie recipe on display :) We think alike.

Style Sisters said...

Amazing!! I love your kitchen and the green walls! I love toile, black and white...everything is perfect! Love it all! Thanks for sharing and linking up to Centerpiece Wed.

Karin

SalicosFamilyBlog said...

I love it! I can only hope that my kitchen will grow up to look like yours one day :) Also - I gotta have that dining room table and chairs - putting it in my inspiration file :)

Lindy said...

Christie, I'm working on a pillow project I want to post based on the beautiful bee pillow you have and want to make sure that's okay and let you know I would link back to you. Please let me know...

ButterYum said...

I think this is my first visit to your wonderful blog. Eye candy at every turn, but that table of yours makes me drool. Seriously, I've always wanted a big farm table like that! Beautiful home!

:)
ButterYum

Erin said...

What a beautiful kitchen!!! Very warm and inviting! :)

heather said...

What is the paint color for the green? It's exactly the shade I've been looking for for my kitchen!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!!!! If I may.... could I ask where you aquired that gorgeous rug. Love, Love, Love your taste.. Thank you for the pictures.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh my stars! I am so wanting that bee pillow! So glad you said where you got it.

Your dining room is just gorgeous! I love your table and your bench. I really love all your little bee things!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Love your kitchen, I'll be featuring it tomorrow before the link party! Love your blog!
XO
Kristin

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Oh, my, goodness. I am in awe of your dining room and kitchen space. I've never seen your blog before, but am now your newest follower. You have impeccable style. I love everything... the green you chose is so perfect. May I ask what color it is? I would love to add it to my sidebar of great paint colors.
XO,
Christa

Lindy said...

Hi Christie,
Just wanted to let you know my post is up and linked up. Let me know what you think!!!

Candylei said...

Your home is beautiful! Love your kitchen!
Candylei

Pinky said...

Classy, stunniong, gorgeous, just some of the words that come to mind seeing this!!!!!!!!!! I am SO GLAD I found your blog!!!!! Your kitchen is GORGEOUS!!! I love the bench, the kale centerpiece, the TOILE DRAPES, the table and BLACK chairs....oh be still my heart. I also adore all the bee skeps and pillow. I also love the green color, it is perfect with the black and white. I can't wait to sign up to follow you now. XO, Pinky

Jules said...

Wow. Love your kitchen and decor! Very nice. Just stopping by from Cottage Hill. She sang your praises on the nice things you have on your blog. Thanks for sharing.

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

You have a beautiful kitchen! I absolutely LOVE the dining area. That farm table is so beautiful and I love the black on the chair frames. The green wall color you chose really helps showcase that beautiful toile fabric. Oh, and the rug... just perfect!

Gail @ Victorian at Heart said...

What a beautiful and inspirational post. Your rooms are delightful and I feel love abounds there. That verse is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

Never Enough Thyme Creations said...

Wonderful space!! Love the bee skeps. I am a collector of them myself! I have the honey jar, but have never seen the pitcher!! I became a follower. I hope you will check out my blog! Happy Painting!

Never Enough Thyme Creations said...

What a wonderful space!! I love the bee skeps! I am a collector of them as well. I became a follower, I hope you will check out my blog and do the same! Happy Painting!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Christie,
I featured your gorgeous kitchen/dining space on my blog. If you're a button girl, feel free to grab the "I wrote a page" button." Thanks for linking this, it was a home run :)

Remodelaholic said...

We love this party link and I wanted to let you know that we are planning on featuring it on our blog. We hope that you get a bunch of new visitors. If there is any chance that you could post about being featured on Remodelaholic with a link back to your post on our site, we would really appreciate it.
www.remodelaholic.com

DanielleisNesting said...

I love everything about your kitchen! The baby cups used as scoops are so charming. I've been dying to start an apiary! Love that you do that!

SheilaG said...

Oh, my, I just found you through remodelaholic, and I can say I am seriously in love (not in a weird way, just an admiring, sorta' envious way)! :D

Brambleberry Cottage said...

There are so many wonderful vignettes in your kitchen, Christie. I can see how it would be a "comforting" place for your family. I love the idea of displaying family recipes the way you did. Mind if I "borrow" that idea? ;)

Hugs,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Sue said...

Oh I wish I had your kitchen; mine is very small! I also have many "bee" things...lots of honey pots, etc.... I'm so glad I stopped by. Your home is so lovely and inviting. Also, I remembered I had my son's (he's 25 now) baby cup way up in the cupboard, but I went and got it out and am going to use it~SWEET:) I just need some silver cleaner! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anne said...

Oh my! I love every single thing, especially your kitchen. I have similar tastes,with lots of rosemary, herbs, baskets.... and you've given me some lovely inspirations! If you have a moment, come visit my kitchen (I posted about it a couple of weeks ago...)

French Furniture said...

It's a superb kitchen room. great color combination and furniture

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

I am in love, in LOVE, with your home.

I thought I liked MY house but now I love YOURS. You know how that is, when you can look at something and then just get ENVY. Deep, pining envy?

I have that. For your house.

It's a compliment (and not stalking), I swear! :)

Gorgeous. You have such a great eye for layering details without it looking all cluttery. I love it.

Martina @ Northern Nesting said...

Christie your kitchen has always been a favorite of mine, I LOVE everything about it and your beautiful breakfast room!! Have a great weekend, Martina

Shelia said...

I do love your gorgeous kitchen and all of the sweet vignettes you've set up everywhere. I just like your style. Your dining room is so stunning and I love your window treatments.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Just popping over from Poppies at Play. Love seeing your beautiful place without having to leave mine.
Thanks for the tour.

Fondly,
Glenda

Gg - Notes on the Journey
#3 (Kitchen tour from my vintage Chicago apartment)

ps. I adore white kitchen cupboards.

The Baker said...

HOLY COW! You're house is beautiful! I'm totally considering stealing that bowl you are holding your green apples in. LOVELY. You have such a great color in your kitchen and that arched cut-out is very cool! Thanks for linking!

Andy
Poppies at Play

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You have a beautiful kitchen, Christie! I found your blog through Crystal at Ordinary Days. Love your drapes, kitchen table and your countertop accessories! Everything is just lovely and I'd love to walk into that kitchen every morning to start my day.

lilmoomoo said...

Christie!
I may have missed it- but did you mention where you got your large black and white rug under the dining room table??
I LOVE IT!
Perfect amount of detail. It's not too big of a design, and not too little that it becomes busy!!
Also- I have the same soap dispenser from Tuesday Morning :)
LOVE that store ;) You can always find something good there!

Loved your home tour!

XOXO
moo.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wow! Your house is gorgeous! I am enchanted!
Have a nice Sunday!

Anonymous said...

I wanna come sit in your kitchen and just think about my grandmom and how everything in her kitchen meant something to her too! I love the feeling of nostalgia. thank you for sharing! p.s-I love Jesus too! :)

Christine said...

Love Your Decorating Style! Oh, and Your Outdoor party was Just Adorable!
Thanx for Sharing, Can't wait to come back and see more of your lovely Blog.
Smiles,
Christine thetincancottage.blogspot.com

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