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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Oodles & oodles of inspiration

If y'all haven't been to BJ's @ Sweet Nothings this week, you need to head over there to see some great kitchens. She is hosting a week-long feature on our dream kitchens....either our own or one we long for. I'm not lucky enough to live in a house w/ my dream kitchen so I submitted photos of a wonderful kitchen from House Beautiful. A friend of mine shared these photos w/ me recently & as soon as I saw them, I thought, "I want to cook in that kitchen!"

If it were just me, I'd prefer a kitchen more like Tina's @ http://cherryhillcottage.typepad.com/cherryhill_cottage/ But hubby cooks as much as I do & we are usually in the kitchen together. He is a minimalist & can't stand stuff on the counter. *rolling eyes* This kitchen has charm, history, style, space & it's mega-functional....hubby & I would be very happy in it.

It's a little sparse for someone who scoffs at the "less is more" theory though so I'd add some romantic touches...the sink area really needs some dressing up. And I'd add a huge walk-in pantry w/ a vintage screen door, as well as a fireplace...with a wing-back chair nearby so that I could sit & read my cookbooks while hubby prepared dinner. (Hey...it's my dream kitchen!)

Look at that stove! *sigh* And the spice cabinet is right next to it so that's handy.

Side by side apron sinks...hubby & I could do dishes together w/out getting in each other's way. *another huge sigh*

Look at all those shelves! I might be able to get all my dishes in the same room...maybe.

If you had asked me a week ago, what kitchen I would have if I could just blink - I Dream of Jeannie style & I would have said "hands down...this one". But after seeing BJ's feature this week, I'd be hard pressed to make up my mind.... she has posted some fabulous kitchens! Go check them out! http://sweetnothingsbj.blogspot.com/


HoneyB said...

Vinty, I wish I could just blink too and have my dream kitchen (actually HOUSE!). I love how white and clean and spacious those pictures are!

Cami said...

I love the display (floor to ceiling) in the last picture. OMGosh, I can't even fathom it and I really enjoy my own kitchen! I'd love something GINORMOUS like that! And 2 farmhouse sinks. That would be cool!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

that one looks perfect to me!

Lynne Laura said...


Thank you for stopping by my blog, sorry to take so long to jump over to yours. Love the kitchen pictures...can't wait to go over to the other ladies' sites as well.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Vinty!

I love your blog! Wow, those kitchens are beautiful! Will come back soon for another vistit!

Have a wonderful weekend!


M.KATE said...

wonderful kitchen!! I wish i have them in my house :)

GrannyLooHoo said...

(Sighing loudly) oh those pics are fantastic! I love dream kitchens--may we all get the one we want some day...

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Cami, I have always wanted a kitchen with a fireplace in it, with a wonderful old rocking chair next to it where I could sit and rock and read my cookbooks. What a wonderful thing to do on a cold winter day. ~ Lynn

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I love all of those kitchens. Isn't it fun to see everyones idea of a dream kitchen. Have a beautiful day!! Hugs, Terrie

a pink-bee said...

Thanks for sharing the fun pic's of kitchen, mine is a tiny one which I love~ it just isn't finished but, will be working on it in the months to come.
Thanks for visiting my blog :) Annie is mostly shih tzu, she was homless so we never will know for sure what all, she is perfect though we love her dearly, everyone loves Annie, we too have 2 chihuahua's and once the puppies come home we'll have 4 :) Can't wait :)
Have a happy weekend :)