Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Kitchen.....


I am not crazy about cooking. Seriously. It's one of my least favorite things to do - but I do enjoy it more when we have a crowd - isn't that strange? I've got a few picky eaters in the house but when you've got people over who enjoy eating what you cook, then it's a pleasure and not a chore.


But I LOVE to bake! Sweet muffins on a Saturday morning. Ooey Gooey Cinnamon rolls lulling you down the stairs on Sunday. That's more ME! All about the baked goods!



The kitchen is open to our sitting room (previous post) and as with any other room in my house it was an opportunity for decorating!




Let me give you a little tour....


The butcher block that makes it so convenient to pour yourself a glass of milk to go with those baked goods!




Over here is a glass front cabinet that stores my "pretty" dishes or as my 4 year old calls it "Show & Tell". Doesn't matter that I have to stoop down to the cabinet below to get our "everyday" dishes but as long as I have something nice to look at then I can deal with the back problems this causes....;)




To further enhance my "pretty view" -I lined the back of the cabinet with a subtle fruit & bird toile wallpaper. It makes the dishes stand out a bit more and it appears that I have more than I really do! another wink! ;)



Uh Oh! Do you spy another Rooster lamp...? Don't you just love HomeGoods!?......




Then to address the looming space above the cabinets (but I was the only one in the house to think this) I think I have made the most of the soffet..no Wasted decorating space in this house!





An old painting that I carried from room to room for months trying to find just the right spot for...how about above the pantry door?! I enjoy looking at when I am lounging on the couch in the adjacent room...and I do like to lounge!




A pretty antique platter above the stove.... it's mounted with a plate hanger attached with wire to a nail that I hammered into the cabinet -my hubby wasn't too happy with that part! - then I used that poster putty on the backside so it doesn't shift all around.





An iron bull's head that my kids get a kick out of!


I wish I had some exotic story about him being from a French Boucherie' as an advertising sign... but (sigh)... no... He was originally a towel rack with a huge ring through his nose! I would have used him in his original condition but I don't have wall space by the kitchen sink. So we hacksawed off the metal ring and I puttied up his rather large nose holes and dabbed on some paint. So now can I "fib" about his origins?



A little transferware here and there.....


And my sweet hubby brought me back those copper pots from a trip...Now he's finally getting the real me after 12 years of marriage!





The nook that my husband and I spent one loooonnng weekend building benches for....(can you say marriage counseling?)



Had to throw in my favorite pillow - there is a hen & chicks one down at the other side of the bench - the kids know NOT to wipe their grubby fingers on these! Still working on the husband...;)




And finally back around to the sitting room....



Oh! one more thing before you go - How many of you have stainless steel refrigerators? Then you know you can't attach any little notes or cute magnets to it right?




Well I applied a couple coats of magnetic paint & then chalkboard paint to the other side of the fridge cabinet (gasp! I know I had reservations at first too!) to make a sort of message center. Had my husband install some trim around it and I painted it to match the cabinets.
It looks like it was always there... I get a little more organization and the four year old usually doodles up the lower half and leaves us little masterpieces!


Well, I think that about concludes the tour - Now I've got some Baking to do! See you next time!

15 comments:

nikkicrumpet said...

Getting a tour of your home has always felt like TORTURE to me. I keep thinking ...I want that,...ooh I want that too....YIKES GIMME THAT!! MINE MINE MINE MINE MINE!!! You know how much I adore your house. It really was one of the few on RMS that I could move into and not change a single thing. And it still is.

Sue said...

Oh what a fabulous kitchen but I am sitting here saying OH PLEASE, PLEASE SEND ME YOUR FLOWER BASKET PATTERN PLATTERS!!! I have a few plates and accessories with that pattern and LOVE IT SO MUCH!! Thanks for giving us a peek into your lovely home! Sue

Chrissy said...

Well what a lovely home you have!!! I think I remember you from RMS ? ? I am so glad I came by, saw your name at SUES..stop by sometime if you like, take care>

Glenda said...

Well if i had a beautiful kitchen such as yours I would spend far more time in the kitchen. But I don't I have a small one. As I have gotten older, I don't like cooking as much. My 22 year old son eats me out of house and home and I can't hardly stand to cook any more.

You have a beautiful home.

Ciao

Picket said...

Hey girl....love the kitchen tour! ohhhh those floors and that little nook with the benches and ohhhh those dishes and the way it opens up to the living room....glorious!!!!! I love it all..your home was always a showstopper girl...beautiful post! Hope you are having a fantastic day!

Twice as Nice said...

I always had a few favorites from my RMS days and I remember this kitchen!!! I remember the bench area. See, you were one of my favs and I still love it.

linda said...

Thank you for the tour of your fabulous kitchen/family room. I loved seeing the 3-tier shelf that holds your transferware. I have been looking high and low for one and think I may have found one on e-bay. Now I just can't decide on the color, black or white.

Happy To Be said...

OH Ms. Gilroy I was doing my Happy Dance for sure when you came by my blog..I was so shocked to say the least Laurie...How did you even fine me?? did I tell you !! now girl you know I got CRS ( can't remember stuff) I am loving your kitchen and I so remember the front page bench from RMS and your great family room..Your home is to die for girl..Oh and I love your curtains and I bet you made those..
girl I am so happy to see you blogging again I will be back for sure Ms. Gilroy,,,hugs and smiles Gloria

laurie said...

Your kitchen is wonderful. I love every bit of it, but especially love the bull's head and your story about it. Nobody would ever guess that you had to patch big holes where the nose ring was! laurie

LillyB said...

Thank you so much for sharing! You have a BEAUTIFUL HOME!!!

rosie said...

Your kitchen is lovely. Would you mind sharing the name of the color you put on the walls?

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Hi Rosie, I hope you come back to read this...the color is called Star Fire by Kelly Moore Paints.:)

mishebe said...

I love your home. Love your style. mishelle

Judy said...

Hey Laurie! Thank you for visiting my blog...I remember your beautiful home from RMS last summer (summer of '07) when I first discovered RMS and from there, blogland. I've been blogging almost a year now!

I'll be sure to show where all the architectural pieces end up. I'm posting a few pics tomorrow
(11/11/08) on how the bedroom is coming along....still not done!

Oh, the lamp! I'm not sure what I'll do on that but today while I was out and about on my never-ending quest to find more stuff, I had the bright idea that maybe I'd get a smallish shade and "attach" it with a light bulb. Does that make sense? In other words, where the shade has the little round metal bracket that you put a light bulb ON, maybe I'll do that sideways with the shade...confusing I know, but if it works, I'll let you know and try and show pictures of what I did.

I'm now a "follower" of your blog so I can keep up with you!

Hugs!
Judy

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