Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer Kitchen

It's been a while since I've shown our kitchen (see this post for its' French Farmhouse transformation).  Thought I'd share some vintage finds that have found their way in here for summer.  I'll be linking to Vintage Inspiration Friday and Feathered Nest Friday this week.


I removed the toile tablecloth to showcase the simple summery vintage white cloth...bowl of peaches ripening on top:

The shelves hold recent ironstone finds, as well as some rustic cans:

The old clock ticks comfortably, while fresh hydrangeas and wildflowers from our garden cheer us at morning breakfast:



This next rusty piece was a find at the flea market.  The vendor sold it for $2, while we both wondered at its' original purpose.  I'm hanging it with a faux nest to appear like a birdcage.  I'm sure a candle inside would look nice, too.
Enjoy your summer weekend everyone!

21 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

Your kitchen looks lovely with it's summer look. I love your vintage table and chairs. I am visiting from Common Ground. Have a great day! Pamela

Shelia said...

Your kitchen is so pretty! Very summery and charming.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

What a warm and cheerful kitchen. Looks like a great place to hang out. Thanks so much for the compliment you left on my blog.

Mary Ellen said...

What a pretty kitchen area! I love the way the light dances on your pretties!!

bee blessed
mary

maria said...

i love the "summer" lighting in your French inspired kitchen. The blue hues magnified by the Hydrangea are exquisite. Such a welcoming room I'm sure your family and guests always feel comfortably at home.
xo

Pamela said...

I love your kitchen Susan!!
That bird cage is so sweet and i love how you put the nest with eggs inside...perfect!!

Jann Olson said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Your pictures are so soft and sweet. Love however you did that. The faux birdcage made my heart skip a beat. I've had a bit of a bird fettish for the past 3 years. The name of your blog is such a wonderful tribute to your grandmothers. Yes, I'd definately say you inherited their talent. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I am your newest follower.

Heaven's Walk said...

Your kitchen looks like a sweet little French sidewalk bistro cafe, Susan! The panelled walls really make it look so cozy. LUV it! And I adore the way you placed that darling nest in that chippy vintage.....thingy. lol!

xoxo laurie

The Tablescaper said...

Such a lovely summer kitchen.

- The Tablescaper

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your shelves are so pretty to look at! The blue trim plates are beautiful. The light makes your wall colors delicious. All in all it's just such a pleasing space!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Everything looks so lovely..... especially love the window with the lace and the bird cage hanging, it's so pretty and lets in so much light!!
Daphne

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

I am in love with this post!
I loved your sweet dining area so much that I pinned it on pinterest.

Happy Weekend!
Anne

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Your kitchen is a delight! What a lovely spot to sit and enjoy a meal or have a cup of tea. So soothing. Thanks for sharing and for visiting Cottage and Creek.

Queenie said...

Your kitchen is so charming! Love it and all of your trove of treasures...the colors are so soft and fresh...it's all just perfect...love your blog too! I'm following you now and will be looking forward to exploring more of your blog and reading more of your posts...
Have a great weekend...
Big hugs,
Queenie

awal.ny said...

Little hints of blue, I just love it, so pretty.

A Cottage Muse said...

I can picture us sitting there and catching up over some cold lemonade! Just beautiful!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

what a pretty kitchen! I love that iron hanging cage, it is beautiful!

mercedes scott said...

Gorgeous kitchen! Love the cozy vignette you've created - who wouldn't mind taking their coffee or tea there each morning? :)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Susan, this is so fresh and pretty. Your shelving is wonderful with all the ironstone and I'm in love with that great clock! Thanks for linking in with VIF! xo Debra

Pat said...

Susan,

Your kitchen is beautifully inviting. I love the way you photographed too. Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great week.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Love your 'bird cage' and your gorgeous dishes! What a beautiful space.

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