July 27, 2012

Kitchen Vignettes

Recently my sweet blog friend Kelly over at Talk of the House featured some vignettes in her kitchen.   If you missed my post about her gorgeous house, you can see that here.       I have very little counter space in my kitchen but I still like to make them pretty.     I would love to have butcher block counters and new cabinets but since I don’t, and that probably won’t happen anytime soon, I try and make the most of what I do have.     A few years ago we replaced the old Formica counters and added tile floors.   My husband wanted me to use granite but I didn’t want to go that route until I could replace the cabinets and add hardwood floors…maybe one day!

 

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Here’s the view when you come into the kitchen….this is the longest counter I have.    We took the doors off one set of cabinets and added the plate rack.    The guy that originally built it made a big ol’ mess out of it so when I had the cabinets painted, another person tried to correct the first mess.    I  want to have them redone because it’s hard to find plates to fit…I plan on having this cabinet reconfigured so that I can use it better and instead of having three openings, I think I’d like to have one for the plates and above that, a larger area for platters, pitchers or other decorative items.  

 

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I love using trays and/or baskets throughout my house so I set up this little vignette using a silver lamp, old scale and a couple of breadboards.     (Love my tomatoes – from my in-laws garden)

 

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I love having family pictures in every area of my home….I placed this one of me and my “babies” here so I can enjoy it every day.    When my husband and I got married 9 years ago, we had family pictures taken at the beach and this is one of my favorite ones from that time.

 

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Hand soaps placed nearby on a cute scalloped dish

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We had this built over the stove a few years ago for display.    It’s so hard to photograph because it’s painted dark but I enjoy highlighting some of my favorite pieces here.  

Other than two other little countertops (and I do mean little) that’s all the counter space I have.     If you want to see how Kelly decorated areas in her kitchen, you can see that here.

Thanks for dropping by my home this morning, hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

23 comments:

Ron said...

Love this post, Judy. I especially love the plate rack- easy access & quite a statement! xo, Ron

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your displays. I think your kitchen is fabulous. You really do have it accessorized so beautifully. Love the platters and trays on the walls. I like the plate rack and the cabinet over the stove as open spaces. They add such wonderful character to your kitchen. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think you've done a lovely job, Judy! I also like the trays on the wall near that shorter counter.

Cheri said...

Love what you did in your kitchen. Everything you do look lovely. I am gathering ideas for changes we want to make (eventually) to our kitchen.

Stacey said...

I've always loved your house. Great job on the vignettes and on using your space well.

Still Woods Farmhouse said...

I enjoyed looking at the "kitchen vignettes" this morning. I do like that you have grouped some of your favorite things together. Great pictures!

Stephanie@SweetTeaAndSunshine said...

I love it! I have lots of family photos in my home as well. I have always loved plate racks but don't have one, and really don't have place for one (and can't spare the cabinet space, either).

3 Peanuts said...

It is all so beautiful. I especially LOVE the plate rack and the scalloped dish you keep your soap on.

Kim

Becca said...

What a gorgeous kitchen, Judy! I love the plate rack ... your dishes ... your beautiful vignettes ... the soap dish ... everything! You've got a gift, for sure!

SHERRY HART said...

Judy...you did that kitchen right by all of your beautiful accessorizing! Very nice job highlighting the good parts :)

NanaDiana said...

Judy- It might not be real big but it is big on style. You did a great job with it. I really like your addition of the plate rack and shelving. It's too bad they made a mess of it...but it does look great!!! xo Diana

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Judy your kitchen is so pretty and I love all you vignettes!

Lilly Forever! said...

Judy, your kitchen is delightful. I really like all of your special touchs. Great way to use your wall space!!!

Deserae said...

Your kitchen is so beautiful...I LOVE that plate rack!!!! My kitchen is really small without a lot of counter space too so you have to really be creative. You have totally achieved that with yours :o)
~Des

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Your kitchen reminds me a little bit of mine...I love the lamp in the basket tray. Definitely pinning that one!

Kelly - Talk of the House said...

I am in love with your huge plate rack!!! You make mine look like munchkin land! And all your platters - gorgeousness. How wonderful that you have a super place for yet another display above your stove. And you know I love a lamp in the kitchen. This is the week for kitchen styling I believe. Great job!!
Kelly

Kerry Rossow said...

I love your kitchen...can I bring my coffee over for a bit?
The personal touches make it so cozy!
Kerry at HouseTalkN

Kelly said...

I love how you've displayed your white dishes in your kitchen. That plate rack is wonderful! I also love the silver trays you've hung on the wall. I think you've done a great job adding charm to your kitchen.

Kelly said...

I love how you've displayed your white dishes in your kitchen. That plate rack is wonderful! I also love the silver trays you've hung on the wall. I think you've done a great job adding charm to your kitchen.

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

I have a scale and silver lamp too! I love how you've arranged your pieces in a tray. TRAY CHIC!!!

Christine said...

I look at your kitchen and this old saying comes to mind,
"No matter where I serve my guests, they seem to like mt kitchen best!".
Beautiful kitchen!

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