Thursday, July 12, 2007

More Views Of The Kitchen

Two days ago I posted a little glimpse of my kitchen. I have had requests for more views.

This corner is in the family room, which spills out into the kitchen.

The chippy bench above, I bought last summer on Ebay.
The white rooster was a clearance sale item from Target. A couple people asked to see a closer look, of the mercury glass bird. (From B on Main in Ventura)

When I got my new stove, I didn't know what to do for a back splash. I bought this painting from my friend Karen, and voila, back splash. I put a few coats of poly over it, in case I am being a messy cook. (But that never happens) Every French kitchen should have the cookbook that you see above. It not only has recipes, it has tips, and a french way of life.
If you notice the corbels above the stove, they match the ones from the window valance, in the previous post. ( They are the perfect match, yet they were found at 2 different flea markets, at different times)

This corner has recently become, wedding invitation central. I am doing the calligraphy on the envelopes, for my daughter's October wedding.
We had the glass, put into our cupboard doors. It is called bubble or rain glass. It looks antique. We had the 4 doors next to the sink done like that. It gives a very open light look.
I hope you enjoyed the tour.

I was tagged again yesterday.

Here are a couple more random things about myself:
I can't stand any little weeds in the cracks of the sidewalk, or driveway. I have to constantly pick them out.

I am the one in in charge of audio visual. My husband is too busy, so I learn how to operate the TV and Tivo etc. I am the one in control of that.

I have been with my husband since I was 16. I got married at 20, and we have been married for 30 years. 31 this October. If you do the math, I guess you know that I just turned 51. (I can't believe it either) People always tell me I don't look that old. Not a good way to put it.

I only had one child, a daughter who is 26.

I like creepy stuff, like scary books and movies. Halloween is my favorite holiday.

There you go, a few more weird/random facts.

Have a great day!!!


daisy cottage said...

Your kitchen is adorable! That was so fun to see!

Deb said...

Such a beautiful 'french inspired' kitchen! I especially love the seeded glass in your cupboards & the beautiful morning glory at your window. What a warm & welcoming room!!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Oh Rosemary- I love it!!! Wish I could come and have a cup of tea with you in your kitchen!!! I especially love the bubble glass you had put in your cupboard doors-it does look antique! I also love the paint effect on the walls and cupboards, did you do that?
How exciting that your daughter is getting married-bet you can't wait!
And you and your husband are still so happy after so many years-that's fab!
Funnily enough, I too am the technical one in our household! And, I love scary, spooky films, booksa and t.v programs too!!

The Decorated House said...

I loved seeing pictures of your kitchen! That mercury birdie is really a wonderful piece. Thanks for the tour.

Felicia said...

What a delightful kitchen!

Meg said...

I love the colors in your kitchen...very warm and inviting. I also love all the glass, from both your windows and the cabinets. It looks like a very happy place to be!

thevintageboquet said...

Rosemary..I so enjoyed the tour of your kitchen I can tell your home is just so happens that I posted a little bit of a kitchen view today..(and I just turned 50)

Pam Aries said...

THank you for sharing! It looks so cozy and I love the French appeal! ..Wow! you have been with your hub since you were 16!! THat is wild! I love Halloween too!

KLKinFLA said...

Wow, what a pretty kitchen! I especially love the idea of painting as backsplash and the corbels.

Wild Rose said...

Hi Rosemary,

Thanks for another glimpse of your lovely kitchen. I love the backsplash and that red kettle.

Marie x

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Very pretty kitchen. I loved the little visit.
Congrats on a successful marriage.

Maria said...

Pretty Kitchen!

PAT said...

Great looking kitchen Rosemary. I love those corner windows!

Back Porch Musings

PAT said...

Great looking kitchen Rosemary. I love the corner windows!

Back Porch Musings

PAT said...

Sorry Rosemary...I thought the first message was lost as I got an error message, so I retyped as best I could remember to send again.


Robolady said...

Love your kitchen, it has a great feel and I love your use of old chippy stuff.

Tiffany said...

Tres Fabu! (A silly little phrase by best friend and I use too often)

Just love your entire kitchen! I just have to get my hands on that cookbook now!

the feathered nest said...

Your kitchen is lovely! Love the paint treatment on your walls.


Tiffany said...

thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog Rosemary! I looked at your profile, and it made me laught a bit to see that you also like Bowling for Soup. I thought I was the only one over the age of 20 who listened to that group! Tee hee... I just love Next Ex-Girlfriend!

I'll be back for sure, I just love your blog!

Teresa said...

Wonderful kitchen! I enjoyed looking at all your photos. Thanks for sharing!


Southern Heart said...

I loved seeing more of your have so many beautiful and unique touches in your home. I can't believe you found that rooster at Target, on sale yet! I've been wanting a creamware rooster or hen, but they're always too pricey. Good for you finding him!

Halloween's not toi far away... ;)

xo, Andrea

Southern Heart said...

...or *too* far away (insert rolling eyes emoticon here... :). I need a nap!

HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs - Kim said...

Rosemary, thank you for sharing your beautiful kitchen with's just lovely!

cd&m said...

Your kitchen is lovely.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

I love love love your "backsplash"! And your corner of windows is lovely, too! I'd love a place like that to sit and write.

Awww... you've known your hubby since you were 16?! =) I've known mine since I was 19. =) Ahhh those teenage years!

tongue in cheek said...

Your kitchen looks French ;)
Bon Appetit!

Jen @ The Cottage Nest said...

What a wonderful room. You have clearly put a lot of heart into that room.

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Dordogne Clare said...

I found your blog via Miles Away in France. Your kitchen is more French that mine LOL. There is a shop in Thiviers, not too far from us, called Teh Fairy in the Wood (translation). its full of stuff that you would adore.

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I love your kitchen, I have the very same coffee canister, and the rooster. Those red plates would match my kitchen perfectly ;D