Thursday, March 1, 2012

Welcome to my Kitchen

From time to time I've shared
my recipes with you.......

So today I thought I would
show you around my kitchen
where we cook all those
yummy meals

I had so much fun designing this kitchen

 I was full of ideas on how to make this
 my dream kitchen-

This was my wish list--

  • small desk for phone, recipes, & notes to self!!
  • a shelf over the desk for cookbooks and decor
  • I wanted at least one glass front cabinet for my crystal
  • a butcher block island for chopping and working dough
  • a shelf to display my collection of blue dishes
  • hubby wanted a Viking cooktop
  • and what about a big bar top to eat at or for our guest to watch us cook!
  • I also wanted to mix things up a bit by using some stained cabinets and some white for accent.
From dream to reality....................

First, here is my little kitchen desk-

I love this for keeping clutter off my counter tops
and my shelf above the desk
Perfect for my cookbooks and kitchen decor
I found these two cute metal magnetic boards
to hang coupons, recipes,  & notes to self!!

Every Little Birdie loves her cook book titled "How to Cook Everything"!!
My glass cabinet for pretty glassware -

I had lots of fun designing this
butcher block island!
Love the way it turned out!!
Then I found this wire
basket -
It's perfect for my wine cork collection
& my Bon Appetit magazines!!

Yes, I drank all those bottles of wine, but not at the same time!

My scott towel holder has a birdie on a perch
My blue dish collection looks so pretty on this shelf above my kitchen sink
My daughter gave me this wonderful 3-tiered basket
to store my fruits and veggies
My sister gave me this print which I cherish
Can you guess what my favorite hymn is??????
a little farm house charm

Every French country kitchen needs a Rooster!!

Last but not least....

Our cooking station
Yes, hubby got his Viking Stove!!

I love my mantle above the stove
turned out just as I had envisioned
I choose this for the focal point over the stove

My friend, Janie, at Villa Sartain gave me this beautiful container
 to hold my cooking utensils

Two more house warming gifts that I adore
The blue is so pretty

Every Little Birdie says-
thanks for visiting my kitchen
I promise to continue to
post our most delicous meals

From my kitchen to yours!!!!!!

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  1. Your kitchen is georgous, That's a fabulous cook top. Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower.

  2. You have a beautiful kitchen. I love my kitchen, too, & I love to cook. I'm your newest follower.

  3. What a gorgeous kitchen! I love the different tones of wood and all the incredible details. :-) Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  4. Beautiful kitchen Marsha! Great transformation. I am very jealous of your Viking stove ;) Nice choice of range hood as well! Thanks for visiting my blog today!
    Heather @

  5. You have a beautiful kitchen. I love all the accessories you have in your kitchen. Your oven and range are to die for. I am your newest follower. I'm inviting you to visit Magnolia Cottage. Have a wonderful day. Blessings,


  6. Wow, what a gorgeous kitchen! No wonder you love to cook and create in there!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha In Oz

  7. Just beautiful! I am going to pin it on pinterest! I am also your newest follower!

  8. Oh my goodness, your kitchen is drop dead gorgeous! It's so french country. I love it.