Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Lighter Side of the Kitchen

First of all, let me say THANK YOU!!!!!

You ladies are incredible and gave me some great advice about my kitchen cabinets.  I will let you know what we decide.

I do have a lighter side to my kitchen that I want you to see.

cabinet 1

If you spend much time with me, you will know that I have old windows all over my house.  I love using them with the glass in them, with chicken wire, or with nothing but the great old panes.

cabinet 2

shelves 4

I picked up this old men’s cologne bottle at the flea market recently.  Isn’t it great!
Still using my Christmas greenery in my galvanized bucket because it still looks so good and fresh.

shelves 5

scale 2

window 2

window 3

flowers 2

flowers 5

Still love my runner that I picked up at Pottery Barn over the summer and love the old wooden cutting boards against the nubby texture.  Of course, the galvanized pitcher is icing on the cake for me.

flowers 9

Flowers 17

half table 1

Table 7

sign 4

I always had bare windows in my kitchen until recently.  I have always enjoyed being able to see out into my backyard.   Then one day I saw a beautiful window that Michelle from Emerald Cove had softened up with Wal-Mart window panels and I knew I had to try it.

These panels were cheap, beautiful and truly did soften my whole kitchen.  I love them! 

table 2

Now you have seen the other side…the lighter and softer side.

Thank you again, my friends, for all of your helpful advice.  You ladies are one smart and talented bunch and I appreciate each one of you.



michelle said...

It is so beautiful Amy! I love all your textures and special treasures and I am so glad that the sheers worked! They look so pretty and I love how you hung them! YEAH! :)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your kitchen is beautiful, Amy. I'm including the cabinets in that statement too even though you would like them lighter. I love the window frame with chicken wire, the whole vignette, the vintage feel, your collections and lovely textiles. So very pretty.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love your lighter side! Sooooo pretty!

On Crooked Creek said...

Your lighter side of the kitchen is marvelous, dear friend! I adore that galvanized pitcher...but the icing has to be those gorgeous hydrangea! Lovely post!

Connie (aka LOU) said...

Amy - I like the sheers on your windows. How did you attach the roping? The little drape you have in them is perfect!

Barbara Jean said...

love it all!!
cute little wood boxes on wall too.

barbara jean

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Your kitchen looks so fresh, and is perfectly filled with your one of a kind treasures. So nice!

Anne Marie said...

that is a great place to wake up to Amy...I know you didn't ask, but have you thought of putting up an old screen door on your pantry there? or even a hemp type fabric hanging down instead?? just a thought...I hope you don't mind!


This is my fave vignette of yours to date! Looks SO good...I♥♥♥ that hanging scale!!!

Where can I find one of cool! I am digging that pretty gray wall color too...


Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Amy, I love everything about the space. I really think you should be in a magazine. Your talents are amazing!!

Have a great weekend.

raggygirlvintage said...

Amy you are such an inspiration! I love this side of your kitchen! I still have my little green tree out too and have a rustic wooden sign over my window that says "Give Thanks". I am most inspired by your window coverings, I keep looking at my windows and find them bare, especially in the winter, but light sheers would be perfect! Guess I'm going shopping!

A Thrifted Market said...

Love it Amy girl!! The pictures and the room! I may have to hang some of those curtains in my dining room too. Have a blessed Sunday!

blhitchcock901 said...

Love IT! I am learning so much from you-the layering with different textures-incredible. I did a little of your work in my shop and sold all the changes I made:) Thanks.

It's me said...

This is so pretty !! ..happy

Mariaelena said...

Good morning Amy...your vignettes are all Farmhouse Fabulous!!...I'm a window lover as well..have many throughout the house...think I'm taking that chicken wire idea and running with your bright Sunday, Mariaelena

white life© said...

The world is so small in the meantime. Your dining area could be also in Sweden, Australia or Argentina. Earlier every country had own style - today there are no more regional zones. Imagine sometimes how great it would be if there was this global alliance also in other areas... This would be also a dream like your kitchen corner!!!


Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I just love the gorgeous vignette on your white cabinet. It looks so beautiful. I truly could sit and look at these photos all day long. Lovely!!

❀ JoAnne said...

It's very pretty, Amy! It's your perfectly wonderful style! I saw Michelle's post about her sheers and they look great on your windows too!!

Rusty Hinge said...

Happy Sunday, Amy! Your picture caught my eye at the Simply Klassic Sundays Link Party and so glad it did! I love your blog!!! Your kitchen is just my style and best of all you are a sister in Christ!! :) I look forward to following you along the way!!

Jo's This and That said...

I love it! Great work!thanks for sharing joann

Kelly said...

You have some wonderful vintage pieces in your home! I love that old produce scale and mustard jar. I love a vintage style kitchen where everything has a clean and crisp look to it.

Kristin said...

Absolutely stunning displays, Amy! Love the window, and love that you turned it on it's side for height. Great idea!

Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic Home!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

So very pretty...who even sees the colour of your cabinets with all that eye candy...silly!! x0

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

I love your blog all your photos are just awesome and the same thing goes for your the old biscuit cutter on the table and your white ironstone pieces are to die 4..thanks for sharing I'm your newest follower hope you come by and also become one of mine..Hope you have the best Tuesday ever my new found friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

It all looks so peaceful and calm. Love the colours and your vintage finds.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

What is your tablerunner made from? It kind of looks knit but then it kind of looks woven. Very pretty - like everything else here.

Debbie said...

I love the softer side of Amy. I can't tell you how many times I've tried to replicate your style. It just never looks the same here. I finally decided that what I liked was 1. the use of whites
2. the use of old stuff with character

So... I just look for old stuff that says "Debbie" and stopped trying to be Amy. It's starting to work.

(I'm praying in advance of tomorrow's treatment.)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous hutch and what a fabulous display. Love the hanging scale and the stack of cutting boards are wonderful too. Well, it's all wonderful. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Becky C said...

This is one gorgeous kitchen! The sheers added a touch of softness to your eating nook. It all looks so great together. REALLY love that old pitcher on the table!!!
The farmhouse sign is so perfect for that space above the windows. Love how you have added the window and all of the wooden textures.
I'm also enjoying reading ALL the other comments you've gotten. Everyone LOVES your kitchen :)
Lots of hugs

victoriantailor said...

I still love country! Looks beautiful!

Susan said...

Love the tour of the kitchen and I LOVE the color of your walls. I am usually prefer bright colors, but love the soft gray(is it gray?)?
I see familar items from my earlier days of collecting.
Just Beautiful!!!

Stefani said...

I love your kitchen! Very beautiful!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I love this side of your kitchen! All of your little touches are perfect. I love the sheer curtains, I will have to go to Walmart and check those out.


Special 'K' said...

Thank you ever so much for sharing. It is so beautiful. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. Kinser.
Your house is so beautiful! I love the calmness of the white and the way it just relaxes people and seems so clean. You do such a great job decorating!