Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Welcome To My Kitchen

In my post about my craft room I mentioned it was my favorite room...
well, the kitchen is my second favorite.

Please join me for a small tour :)

( The apron I am wearing was made by a dear friend, Roxy, who blogs at


I have a lot more cupboard space in this home than our previous home.
I even have a few empty cupboards at the moment, but I am sure that won't last long :)


This home came with a dish washer and I was quite thrilled since I did not have one before,
just my hands to do the scrubbing.
Well go figure, it doesn't work properly! haha
Oh well, my hands work just fine...


See those tall cupboard doors?
They have racks on the inside for holding spices - wow, what a great thing to have!
That is one of my favorite things about this kitchen 
since I used to have to dig around for the spice/seasoning that I wanted when cooking.
Now I can just open the doors and see each one - yes, I feel spoiled.


I wasn't sure what color I wanted to go with for the kitchen,
but finally chose red and blue.
To be quite honest, those are not my "normal" colors
and it all started with the bowls on the top of my fridge.
My cousin gave me those bowls when I got married
and when I put them out I just loved how bright and cheerful they looked.
Then I found something blue and I thought it looked really cute together.
So I have slowly been adding red and blue items to the kitchen :)



I found these amazing vintage canisters on Etsy and the lids were so tight
that it was hard to get them off without spilling what was inside
so now they work perfectly as utensil holders :)


I hung the lids above the door that goes into the laundry room.


I also decorated with plates on the wall 
and you will see in the first photo that they are around and above the kitchen window.


And there are plates hanging above the doorway into the dining room.


One of my favorite decor items in the kitchen is this old farmhouse window.
I put hooks on the bottom to be able to hang these potholders.


The two blue potholders are vintage and were found on Etsy
and the red one was also from Etsy, but not vintage.


The valances I used are also from Etsy from Fran's lovely shop
I used one above my kitchen window and the other on my farmhouse window.
Fran has some beautiful valances and she is a sweetheart to buy from.
She sent me a gorgeous doily as a gift and I have it in my bedroom on my dresser.

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Okey dokey, lovelies, that is the end of the tour, but come back on Friday to see the rest :)

Have a beautiful, blessed day!

63 comments:

Brenda said...

Your kitchen is beautiful Stephanie, together with your crafts. I don't have a dishwasher either.... er well I do. He's called Merlyn, my husband.

Mary said...

All your 'pretties' make this kitchen so warm and cozy. Very nice. My mother always wore an apron, I guess that's why I love them so much!

Julie Marie said...

It's just beautiful Stephanie... and aren't you just the cute little 50's style housewife in that darling apron and your hair tied up!... love all of it, especially your old farmhouse window with your vintage potholders hanging from it!... wish you would have posted the inside of your cabinet full of spices!... that sounds great!... xoxo Julie Marie

Brandi said...

You have such a lovely kitchen. I see why it is one of your favorites. I love all of your vintage accessories and your collection of aprons.

harleygirl said...

You have a pretty kitchen--I love all the cupboard space! I don't have a dishwasher, either, and I don't mind it a bit! :) Enjoy your lovely kitchen. :)

Debby Ray said...

Stephanie, you look like you are right out of the 50's looking so cute in your apron! Your kitchen is so adorable...love the red and blue! You can never go wrong with those colors...whether they are together ot separate!

Sherri B. said...

Well now my dear Stephanie, you have made my day!!! What a joy to see you with your apron on and standing in your new kitchen. I did have a bit of a smirk on my face when you said that you had some cupboards that are empty...yes, I agree that they will soon be filled up :)

Love the blue and red you are adding and all of the special touches to make this room a happy place to prepare meals for your family and friends.

Thanks for sharing more of your home with us.

Have a lovely day my friend. xo

JES said...

What a happy and cozy kitchen! Thanks for inviting us in... I love your vintage plates and cupboard space! What a blessing :) Also, you may try placing a cup of vinegar on the top rack of your dishwasher and run it on the hot cycle to clean it out (or a couple of scoops of citric acid or kool-aid). Maybe that will help... Take care, JES :)

Simply Linda said...

{{GIGGLING}}I am so thrilled to see your lovely kitchen!! Stephanie, you are just cute as a button! Thank you for making me smile with your lovely home. Blessings

Sola Scriptura said...

You look lovely in your kitchen, wearing that beautiful apron! You have a talent for decorating.

Ana Lopes said...

Hi Stephanie, beautiful kitchen! I love all decoration and details!I also love my kitchen :) Lovely pic of you and nice apron!
Have a wonderful day and week!
Hugs from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Debbie Borthwick said...

You've made your kitchen look lovely with the decor. How lucky to have a special spot for your spices! I still have to rummage around in my spice cupboard, it can be a pain.
Debbie :)

Maryann said...

Love the photo of you wearing that adorable apron. I really like the kitchen and love the way you displayed that farmhouse window. Everything is so homey and inviting, I know you are going to enjoy cooking in that kitchen.
Blessings

Debbie Harris said...

Stephanie! You are just precious in your beautiful apron :-)
All of your photos turned out lovely, showing the beauty of your decorating and new kitchen. You sure have done a wonderful job making your new home yours. It is warm and cozy, and I love coming over and sitting with you over coffee or tea. Its relaxing :-)
Have a delightful day!
Much love, Mom

Jen Ham said...

Such a darling cozy country kitchen! I love it! The apron is beautiful, as are you! ;) I am the dishwasher...;) Mine is awful! xoxo Jen

Francine said...

Very nice, Stephanie! What did you use to hang your plates? I'd like to make a bit of a statement plate wall and I would like to avoid things crashing and breaking. :)

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Who woulda thought that blue and red would be so CUTE in the kitchen! You are so clever to hang the canister lids on the wall...adorable! You look so at home in your kitchen in your cute apron!

Billie Jo said...

Oh, how I enjoyed this, Stephanie!
I loved sharing your beautiful, charming kitchen with you...and seeing where you spend your days.
Equally lovely was seeing a picture of YOU!
You are so beautiful and look perfect in your kitchen.
I showed Peyton and told her you were the one who shared the Banana Cake recipe...and she said, "Oh! She is so pretty!"
Thanks for inviting us into your home, my friend.

Wanda said...


Stephanie ~ no wonder I fell in love with your blog. I could step into your adorable kitchen, put on a darling apron, and feel right at home.

You are truly "Suzy Homemaker" and that top picture would be a great magazine cover for Home and Gardens.

Love your farm window. Like mine over my stove except mine has mirrors instead of plain glass.

Love the entire look. Every nook and granny.

Sending smiles and hugs.

Laura Lane said...

I have one of Roxy's aprons, too. She's a doll isn't she?

I can see why you love your kitchen. It's really nice.

Blessings,
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

I love the adorable potholders.

Teri said...

Oh my ... such a charming kitchen! You are just too cute in your vintage apron! I wash the dishes and my hubby dries! Kitchens are the heart of the home! Love, love, love your kitchen! Hugs ♥ Teri

living from glory to glory said...

Dear Stephanie, I just love the colors you chose! I think red in a kitchen is warm and inspiring. I also love blue, and I think you will find many cute kitchen jars and bowls with that color. And the old wooden window pane is charming!
And you look so cute in your apron!
You look so vintage and modern...
Glad to be home! I had a lovely time, I will go back after this new baby is born. Tell your Mother, hello for me!
Blessings, Roxy Big Hug!

Gina said...

Stephanie, I love it! Your kitchen is so welcoming and sweet. Now how did you hang your china plates? I love your ideas!

Amy said...

I love your kitchen. After all it is the heart of the home, you know!

I love red and blue, it's very country. My kitchen is painted red and I do have a lot of blue knick knacks and such to go in there...

I love the idea of hanging the lids to your canisters. Way cool idea!

Your home looks so warm and cozy and very inviting!

That apron Roxy made you, looks so nice. It fits you and your character well.

I hope you have a wonderful week.

It's warm out today, it feels so much like Spring. I'm ready to plant some pretties now...

Blessings and Hugs,
Amy

Gail Dixon said...

It's a lovely kitchen! Nice to have all the cupboard space. You will soon fill it up, I'm certain. :)

Libby said...

You have created quite a lovely space. I like how you personalize each corner of your home. Enjoy the spice racks. They sound like a dream! (I've got some tiered rack thing I bought and installed in my cabinets. Ok, but not the perfect setup.)

pinks said...

You have a lovely kitchen :) and that's a beautiful bunch of flowers!

Trish said...

What a wonderful area, Stephanie! Looks like you'll have plenty of storage space and it will be cosy and easy to work in.I love how you hung the tin lids on the wall and that "window" is so cute!
I'm sure you'll have many happy hours in your lovely new kitchen.
blessings..Trish xx

Trish said...

btw...you look fabulous in that apron!!

Merlesworld said...

Great kitchen.
No dishwasher here well only me and sometimes that one doesn't work to well.
Merle.........

Denise said...

I love your kitchen. You are so beautiful.

NanaDiana said...

Stephanie. What a beautiful, wonderful kitchen. It is just cheery and lovely with your red and blues. My ex-SIL used to collect potholders and it is always fun to see collections of them.
You have done a great job there. LOVE your apron and, of course, I love the maker, Roxy! xo Diana

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Your kitchen is lovely Stephanie. You look wonderful standing in it with your colorful apron. Thanks so much for sharing your home with us. ~ Abby

Vicky Hunt said...

Your kitchen is just lovely Stephanie. I love all the homey touches you have decorated with and the red and blue is so pretty. Love the farmhouse window with the hooks and potholders...so sweet! Looks like a great place to hang out in! Looking forward to more of the tour...:) Have a blessed Thursday.....Vicky

Vicky Hunt said...

Oh...I almost forgot...love the apron Roxy made you! Isn't she a gem...:)

Blackberry Lane said...

Hi Stephanie, You look so pretty in the apron Roxy made for you. She's a sweetheart. I love the red/blue in your kitchen. Your spice cabinet would be so handy to have. Maybe you can store NEW tea cups in your extra cupboard space! It's always fun to see where our friends work/spend their time. It seems our kitchens are the heart of our homes. Have a wonderful night.

Jeanna said...

This is a lovely room in your house. A warm, sweet place to be. I could so hang with you and do some baking...I would even do the dishes. Wish I could tell you my favorite part but I love it all!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How wonderful to get a tour of your kitchen. And you look so pretty in your nice apron. I love the rack with your aprons there handy. Everything looks beautiful...just like you! Sweet hugs!

Oliva Ohlson said...

Love your kitchen! It's so big and plenty of room to work in. I have a thing for dishes too!!!

kitty said...

I just love your kitchen, sweet Stephanie, and you with your apron on is ADORABLE! I love all your special touches and everything looks so neat and organized. The farmhouse window is wonderful and looks so cute with the hooks and crocheted items. Now I can picture you cooking away!! xo

Jeanna said...

Oops Stephanie... i'm sorry but I forgot to tell yo that I love the picture of you in your apron!

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Hooray for home tours!! You are a pro at decorating with plates...very charming. My favorite is that you hung those pretty canister lids. What a lovely home you have. XOXO

Anne Payne said...

You look lovely! I like the color scheme of your kitchen. It's very is pretty. I like the farmhouse window a lot too :)

Hmmmm...I would put my teacups on top of my cabinets but I'm afraid my cat would knock them off. She is terrible about jumping up there.

{{hugs}}

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Love your kitchen Stephanie and love the sweet picture of you! I wish i had thought to have spice racks built into my cabinets. Hanging those cute red lids on your wall was a brilliant idea, they look so cheery. Love the blue and red color scheme too.

Melanie said...

Stephanie I just love your kitchen! love the farmhouse window, looks great! The plates are lovely too. A few empty cupboards huh? I remember when we movedinto this house, I thought that I would never fill mine up - that didn't last long! It is nice to have ample kitchen cabinet storage! Everything is just lovely and I love your sweet apron too!

Angela said...

I simply adore that farmhouse window....and how you added the valance and potholders....LOVE! My favorite color combo is red and blue! Thanks for giving us a peek :) blessings~~angela

Weekend-Windup said...

You have such a beautiful kitchen. The way you have displayed all the things in your kitchen looks good. Your apron suits you well.Love your plate arrangements in the wall.

SarahGeorge said...

You have a lovely kitchen Stephanie. Your choices of decoration are simply neat and beautiful. And,You look so beautiful:). I enjoyed visiting your others rooms as well, and loved the quilt :). Have a great day today! :)

Vee said...

Sweet kitchen, Stephanie! I really like what you did with the window, valence, and hooks for vintage potholders. It's darling!

Hope said...

Hi Stephanie,

I love your red and blue kitchen; it looks so fresh and pretty. And speaking of fresh and pretty, that is just what you look like standing in your darling kitchen, wearing that adorable apron.

Wow...you do have a lot of cupboard space...how very wonderful! I'm sorry to hear your dishwasher isn't helping you out much...maybe it would make a good place to store the dirty dishes when you can't get to them right away :)

Kitchens are usually one of my favorite rooms...the heart of the home. My kitchen is a small galley kitchen, but I just love it!

Into which room does the morning sun shine? Mine are my front living and dinning rooms. The dinning room is basically also the kitchen, but the morning sun does not shine in though the window over my kitchen sink. However, the afternoon sun manages to peek in through there, and that brightens my day.

Well, I guess I have returned to the blog world. I'll probably post at least once a week.

Love and hugs,
:) Hope

Conniecrafter said...

Your kitchen looks so nice and roomy and such great countertop space, that is wonderful!! That is a bummer that your dishwasher doesn't work, your appliances didn't come with a warranty? I do a lot of my dishes by hand even though I have a dishwasher. love all the vintage finds you have all around, very creative idea with your canister set and lids. You look so pretty in your apron :)

Linda P said...

Hi Stephanie, your kitchen looks so warm and cozy. That's quite a collection of aprons. You look darling in one of your aprons. I see you have gotten creative to make your kitchen pop. Kudos to you dear Stephanie....xo

magnoliasntea said...

Oh girl, love the apron and your kitchen is just adorable! Those are gorgeous wood cabinets, and I especially like the treatment over the range hood.
Your special touches of red and blue are cute as can be. The curtains are perfect, too. Have a great cozy day in your lovely kitchen!
Toni

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I'm enjoying the tour Stephanie. You are putting a beautiful mark on the place and the red and blue are quite a stunning combination. Looking forward to seeing more x

Linda said...

Looks like I got back here just in time to visit with you in your warm, cozy home Stephanie. I love what you've done with all the special little touches. Our tastes are very similar. It's such fun to fill a home with the things that are lovely and meaningful to us.
You've done a beautiful job.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

Your kitchen looks so lovely and I see that you are and apron Lady like me.

Sylvia said...

Thanks for the tour,Stephanie. I love your Kitchen and that spice cabinet is to envy...I have to keep mine in a draw and look for the one I need. Love the photo of you.
Sylvia

Jazzmin said...

So pretty!! Your kitchen feels so sweet and vintage-country, my favorite. I love it! What a wonderful place to bake and cook. I'm sure you will have so many precious memories spent in there making suppers and dessert goodness and Thanksgiving dinners. And how wonderful to have a spice rack and all those cabinets.

Such beauty in all of your vintage touches and the red and blues. And your counter-tops are almost the same color as ours! I love your apron, too♥ Stephanie, you truly inspire me in all things- decorating, becoming a wife like you someday, and serving the Lord. Thank you my friend!

Love and blessings,
Jazzmin

Red Rose Alley said...

Stephanie,
Your kitchen is so charming. I like the red vintage canisters. I also have splashes of red in my kitchen. I think that color makes a kitchen so cozy and inviting. The rose plate is so pretty too. You have such a beautiful collection of plates and tea cups. You look so cute in your apron.

Enjoy the decorating - that's the fun part.

love,
~Sheri

Mindy Whipple said...

Such a sweet kitchen Stephanie! It's just filled with vintage charm and the red is such a fun color. The plate display is just lovely. Thanks again for sharing with us.

Kate M said...

Hi Stephanie - thanks for sharing your home with us and continuing with your house tour. Your kitchen looks enormous!! Mine is tiny by comparison - but I have to say that it is quite big enough for hubby and I, and still works when I have the family over. I see them every Friday, when I pick the children up from school. They amuse themselves while I prepare dinner and sometimes Lexie (age 7) who has now been trained to peel vegetables, sometimes helps me out!! I digress!! I love that corner hutch , it is beautiful and I love your old farmhouse window with the valance! There are so many beautiful things - you must be very happy - it feels very homely! Thanks again for letting us in!
xx

Melinda Ruth said...

Aww! This room is my favorite. I love the vintagy feel the room has. The bright pops of color are stunning! Great job on the decor, friend!

I hope you are doing well. <3

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