Friday, May 1, 2009

The heart of my home

Kelly's Korner, one of my absolute favorite blogs, is hosting a tour of homes. I love looking at other people's homes, and thought I would join in on the fun. This week is kitchen week. My kitchen is definitely the heart of our home. I spend so much time in our kitchen, either preparing, eating, or cleaning up from mealtime. That rotation is probably the majority of my day. Ahhhh, the life of a mom.

As you can see from my kitchen, there are a few things that I'm not afraid of. That would be: Color, things that are so ugly they are cute, roosters, retro, and mismatched stuff. I would say the main theme of my kitchen is colorful-retro-mismatched. Ha- love it. I could probably describe myself with that same combination of words.

This is our first home, and when we purchased it 5 years ago, I didn't love the kitchen. But back then, we thought we would be in this house a max of 5 years or so. Ha! With the housing market the way it is, we are now in this house for the long haul. Or at least several more years. So, with that being said, there are going to be ongoing upgrades to get the kitchen to where I want it. We are going to remove the tile flooring and have our concrete stained, and also have our cabinets painted & antiqued. Eventually I would like to have stainless steel appliances, but that won't be until the current appliances I have die.

So... without further ado... here's my kitchen.

Oh wait, that's Jackson's kitchen. Here' mine:The long view. Just a galley kitchen. Unfortunately, no room for an island.

My bakers rack. I collect McCoy pottery, which is the yellow stuff on top. This also houses my 70's cannister set, my antique Pyrex bowl, my antique scale, and at the very bottom are some bibs for the baby and my cookbooks.
I found this little pitcher at a yard sale for a dollar. It is McCoy and very old. Worth waaaay more than a dollar!
Love my gas stove. So much better than electric.
My dishes are Fiestaware. I love all the gorgeous colors. I also have a small collection of Jadeite.
This is what I call "so ugly that it's cute". This is another $1 yard sale find. Owls are very in right now!
This wine rack is right above my sink. We bought this from Pottery Barn right after we bought the house to cover up the huge open space. We're not wine drinkers, but I thought it was pretty.
I much prefer a clean refrigerator with nothing on it. But, with kids it's kind of impossible to keep it cleared off.

Our kitchen table. Lots of meals eaten together here. Love it!

This is a painting of my Papaw's barn. Seriously, it looks just like that. (Mountains and everything.) This is very special to me.

Jackson's finger painting that I framed. He made this for me for Mother's Day when he was just a year old. Can't wait until Ace is old enough to frame some of his artwork!

AND... lastly, our family calendar. This keeps me together. It hangs on the long wall going into our laundry room. I couldn't remember anything without this.

Hope y'all enjoyed my tour. Thanks, Kelly for hosting!!!


LuAnn said...

Cute kitchen, I have Fiesta Ware too. Love the painting of the barn.

You will have to come and see my kitchen.

Anna said...

Thanks for the tour!! You have a warm home...

Sar(Mrs.Teddy) said...

Thanks for sharing! I love the green! Its such a nice colour!

LillySue said...

I love your colorful kitchen. Your white appliances look perfect....stainless is SO overdone! Your pottery is so pretty!

P.S. Click the "LillySue" link at Kelly's and come visit my kitchen!

rebecca said...

I just love the Fiesta Ware! And I totally agree with you about liking a clean fridge, but with a four year old and a one year old, that is impossible. Thank you for this look into your life! :)

6HartsforHim said...

Cute kitchen!
Feel like I could have written this post,our son's name is Jackson,I have fiesta ware(been collecting it since jr.high),I LOVE green,I grew up in the south,my brother is stationed in Georgia!Anywho,love the kitchen,thanks for sharing!Blessings! (I posted a link to our kitchen,under four under five.)

Kelly said...

Cute kitchen - I love the color of the walls!
Thanks for playing!

pumpkinpatches said...

I have seen many green kitchens today and I LOVE them!!!! It looks great!

Pam said...

I love Jackson's kitchen. Your's too!

Robyn Beele said...

Love the kitchen! I love the dry erase calender because it has 2 months on it! Mine only has one!!

Martha said...

Love the kitchen! so colorful! :)

julie & joe said...

I collect McCoy planters. I have a very old frog planter that was my great grandmother's.

Karyn said...

Love your green paint!

Jessica said...

OMG!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE (I mean REALLY LOVE) that hoot owl!! I collect hoot owls (long explanation which I go into on my living room tour!)! If your ever gonna throw it in a yard sale, I'll buy it, lol!!! And....I was JUST talking about canister like that the other day, I want some!! They are the BEST!!! Your kitchen is so dang cute!!! Thanks for sharing!!!