Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Come Into My Kitchen

 Hello, Dear Ones! I pray you all had a lovely blessed Easter! Well, I did clean my house and that included my kitchen so what a great time to show you! Come on in...

We've lived in our little house now almost three years and here's my little kitchen.  It's little but I've adjusted to it! Our home was built in 1993 and our little kitchen really showed it. The cabinets are oak and sturdy but they were the orangey looking oak - so we had them painted. I had the island painted this pretty blue but I don't remember what color it was!
The backsplash looked like a cream and orangey colored argyle sock! Truly! So that got removed and we had some simple white subway tile put up. As you can see there isn't much backsplash. The cooktop is on the island and there is a little bit of back splash underneath the granite.
Here you can see how the kitchen relates to the living room on the other side of the half wall. I love that wall as it helps hide my kitchen when it's messy. Not that it ever is! :) You can see Charlotte sitting at the end of the island. She holds my tablecloths.
Another odd thing is - there are no knobs on my cabinet doors! Horror, right!?! I keep telling myself - I'll drill the holes and I'll put on the knobs but I haven't yet. You can see all of the appliances in the corner left of the fridge. They belong to Mr. Precious - coffee maker, his keurig and an air fryer. I am not loving that air fryer. Anything I've cooked in there just didn't turn out very good.                                If you have one, do you like it?
I still have my little bunnies out too!
Now you can see where my little breakfast room is, really it's just a breakfast area.
The island has an area where we could put bar stools but since it's just Mr. Precious and me, we have just left it alone. I would really love some narrow cabinets under there. Maybe one day.
On the far left is my pantry and it's little too! So much little in here. I do love white kitchens and along with white cabinets I wanted white appliances. Did you know it's very hard any more to get white appliances? We had to order everything.
I love plates on the wall and this little area of wall was perfect for four plates. I had the Currier and Ives four seasons plates hanging up here and they had a special hanger on the back. Well, when the freeze happened a couple of years ago and we were without power - three of the plates fell off the wall! The hanger just squeezed up and they fell and broke! I recently found these pretty little hand painted fruit plates! They are very colorful and I love them.
Just a warning to you. We ordered this fridge to get a white one. Well, it is absolutely a lemon! It's a Samsung and I didn't do my research before we purchased to see what the reviews were. The ice maker is total poop! And...water leaks down from the back of the fridge somehow and it collects under the meat drawer and every few days we have to pull the drawer out and clean up the water! When I finally looked up the reviews they were just horrible! We called Samsung customer service and they were nice enough to bring out a new ice maker and they guy put it in but it's already beginning to do the same thing! They know it's a lemon. So don't ever buy this model!
Well, enough whining! See the cute cow platter on top of my fridge? A friend gave her to me and I named her Lainie. Isn't she the cutest? She's the queen of the top of my fridge along with my blue hen, scale and a little dish (it's either a covered butter or cheese dish) - Roosters and Roses pattern.
Since it was Easter last weekend, I placed these cute little tea towels on my oven door handle. I bought these at Kroger's two years ago and added a little lace on the bottoms to fancy them up a bit.
Frilly frilly is fine with me.

Hope you've enjoyed visiting my little kitchen with me today. Sit down and I'll get us some peach tea!

Be a bunch of sweeties,                                                                                                                          Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Come On-A My House

Come on-a my house, my house, I'm-a gonna give you candy.

Come on-a my house, my house, I'm-a gonna give you
apple and a plum and an apricot or two, ah!

Come on-a my house, my house come on.
Come on-a my house, my house-a come on.
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm-a gonna give you
figs and dates and grapes and a cake, ah!

Come on-a my house, my house-a come on.
Come on-a my house, my house come on.
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm-a gonna give you candy.
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm-a gonna give you everything.

Come on-a my house, my house, I'm-a gonna give you Christmas tree.
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm-a gonna give you
marriage ring and a pomegranate, too, ah!

Come on-a my house, my house come on.
Come on-a my house, my house come on.
Come on-a my house, my house I'm-a gonna give a you
peach and a pear and I love your hair, ah!

Come on-a my house, my house-a come on.
Come on-a my house, my house-a come on.
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm gonna give you an Easter egg.
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm-a gonna give you
everything, everything, everything.
Come on-a my house!  

~sung by Rosemary Clooney

7 comments:

  1. Your kitchen is wonderful, Shelia. You all did a great job on the refresh. How did we all live with that horrible orange for so long? You can buy a template for drilling the holes in cabinet doors now, so it's pretty foolproof. Love the bunny towels!

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  2. When we built our house, I wanted knobs that were $1.59 each. I needed so many that we never put any on. We've lived here 19 years, so no worries.

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    1. Sounds like a deal to me! One day I'll get busy and get some knobs - they cam be pricey. Thank you for your visit.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  3. Good morning Shelia. I love your sweet kitchen. I am looking to put in an island in my kitchen. Love the color of yours. Those bunny towels with your added touch are adorable.
    Have a great day today. xoxo

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  4. I love your kitchen. Your cow platter is adorable. We had a Samsung at our last house and the ice maker kept freezer up. We finally had the ice maker replaced but Samsung would not pay for it.

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  5. Me gusta mucho la cocina y el color de la isla la hace resaltar. Saludos

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  6. When redesigning your refrigerator how to guides and dining area, using dining room hutches will free up space in the kitchen and adds another cabinet to the dining area. The hutch area is used to store small cups, dishes or other knick knacks, while the buffet area is used for display or storage for others to see. The contemporary types sold today incorporate a buffet, sideboard and cabinets into one unit for ease of use.

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