Saturday, January 14, 2012
Welcome to Seasonal Sundays #83.
Now that all of the holiday decorations are down, do you rush right in and re-decorate? Are you on to the next holiday? I see some blogs have their Valentine’s decorations up.
Or do you just re-accessorize your space with pieces from your various collections.
As much as I love stuff, I’ve got to admit, I’m enjoying having some clear surfaces. I’m sure this phase won’t last for long. LOL!
I usually have some type of display out on this counter, but at the moment, having it empty gives me an opportunity to enjoy the kitchen itself more.
I use this pot rack on which to store whatever seasonal dishes I have out. By having them in such an accessible place, everyone in the house knows which plates to use. It won’t be empty for long! There is a cozy spot for each of my fluffy ones. We have radiant heat in the floor so the kitchen is truly one of their favorite spots in the house.
Of course there needs to be a place for the fluffy ones’ food. Blue Room Spode collection above.
Here’s the table, at which you’ve all seen many a tablescape, without a tablescape!
And you’re sure to find a tea cup here and there.
One of the things…
… that I love about my kitchen is…
… all of the little nooks and crannies…
… in which to display some of my favorite things !
I love my kitchen. I think it’s pretty neat that we re-did the kitchen about NINE years ago and I still love it!
There really is nothing I would change. There aren’t not too many projects that I can say that about, let alone one that was done nine years ago.
The gas fire place is another of my favorite aspects of my kitchen. It’s one of my children’s favorite aspects too! You can be all warm and cozy with the flip of a switch.
A decorative painter provided extra personalization, including a portrait of our home featured on a blue and white platter. Her shadowing techniques have fooled many an eye.
I was completely obsessed with the details. The roping in the cabinetry is reflected in the window casing. The drapery finials coordinate with the deep cherry cabinetry.
One of the details that confounded me was the chandelier. Despite MUCH shopping and internet searching, I could not find a chandelier that finished off my kitchen. Finally, with my selection of china, this chandelier was made for me by Wayne, a wonderful friend of ours.
Neither that counter, nor that table will be empty for long! Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to.
- The Tablescaper