Monday, May 24, 2010

Not Pink, But Blue




Good Morning....and it is a good morning! As I walked into my sweet little kitchen I thought how much it pleases me....there are no Granite counter tops nor is there a five burner stove....just my blue and white checks, which I adore, and many pretties to keep me company as I start breakfast....



Our home is a tiny Craftsman bungalow.....we had a BIG one in Washington state with many of the lovely built ins and lovely features that go with that style and.... that house was on Puget Sound and the views breath taking....out the sun room were views of the water and out our daughters upstairs bedroom was Mt. Baker.....this little one, not so many details, but it has its own personality and there is a wonderful wall in the upstairs hall, of a floor to ceiling cabinet that I would not trade for anything....the attraction to this house was how close it is to the water....walk out to the sidewalk and look down the street and there it is....and if you are in the mood, grab your beach chair and go sit a spell on the sand and watch for sail boats and freighters and pick up some pretty stones to skip.....

A few posts back, I told you I had taken in hand a brush filled with white paint to our antique dining table...I have been tired of it for years and once even tried a different antique set, but when it came down to it, it was my husband who quietly said..."but, Jil, all the children have eaten at this table." With that said from a quiet man who lets me do as I want with the house, I knew this table ment something to him. The other set went quickly back.



I am getting used to, and loving, this new fresh and very Cottage look...but not everything in my eclectic dining room is white....a maple corner cuboard that was my Mothers,.....

my antique sewing machine cabinet with the working Singer machine inside and a spindle back chair and DH's Grandfather clock....I will paint the old mirror frame from a dresser, (that hangs behind the sewing machine cabinet and frames a pretty mirror from my daughter) that I found up in the Adirondacks in NY on our way home from our daughters in Chazy a few years ago. I haven't made up my mind about painting the corner cupboard or the sewing machine cabinet.....

Well, as I rambled on...I got away from my kitchen....not all will like it. It is still country you will think...well..yes and no. I don't have much that is dark in it....my appliances are white and so is the new porcelain sink we put in....I think it is very Cottage with all the white and checks and I am able to add little accents I like in either pink or blue....I have a bowl full of vintage potholders in pinks and pale greens..


And before fall comes the cabinets will have a new coat of white paint...I had hubby remove the kitchen doors when we did the redo....he kept them, of course.....he is not brave with all my ideas....lol!







Anyway, with the quiet warm morning....just the hum of the pool being cleaned next door and an occasional bird song.....I took some pictures to share....

Have a beautiful day!
Jil
xo

7 comments:

Connie said...

No matter, sugar, it's adorable either way!

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xoxo,
Conie

fannipauline said...

Jil - They are delightful pictures. I imagine soon everything that can't walk away will be white - - - - - but for you that is perfect. I do love the blues in your kitchen - but then I am definitely not an all pink girl......Pauline

someplace in thyme said...

Oh Jil, I have to admire you and your paint brush. I just couldn't do it. It's beautiful and I know you are so pleased with the results. I love the look and your blue kitchen is perfect. I loved seeing it all and wouldn't mind the plate rack when you tire of it...ha ha, Char

Shirley said...

Jil, I really like your new look and I like the blue in your kitchen. My son talked about Washington state, the beautiful sunsets and all. He was stationed there when he was in the navy. I enjoy seeing the pictures of what everyone else is doing. Have a wonderful day. Your Missouri Friend

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Beautiful kitchen makeover Jil!!
I love its cottage cozyness and it would be fun place to cook and visit!
Lynn

sanjeet said...

it's adorable either way!
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