Friday, October 15, 2010

The Heart of the Home

I noticed that Shelia at Note Songs is having a link party on kitchens,  I love my kitchen and everybody else's too, so I decided with the cooler months coming on I would feature my kitchen and maybe some of my cooking.  Those cooking post are little tricky.

I love cooking during the fall and winter seasons, I guess we all do.  Lots of comfort food, stews, soups, and casseroles.  My poor honey wonders what happened when the summer rolls around.

Funny I used to lose weight in the summer months but not any more, nope, I manage to maintain my weight just fine even when I'm not hungry.  Thank you and darn-it.

I poured my heart and soul into this kitchen.  I knew just where every dish was going to go on paper.  I am a magazine junky and I read that the kitchen planners divide a kitchen up into zones in order to organize it. 

I think this kitchen has a very nice flow to it.  

I used hand scraped hickory for the floors.  The cabinets are made out of maple, painted and glazed, and  the rest of the wood in the house is knotty alder.  I don't know what the paint color is because this woman talked me into using a color she mixed.  It's a light khaki color but the lesson here is don't ever do that, it is impossible to match.

I wonder what Maria over at Color Me Happy would say about these color tones?
Maybe I don't want to know.

Yes I left my Christmas decorations up all year.  They're pretty.

I chose a sink from Kohler with the half divider, I love it, so many times I struggled with a pan too big in my old sink.  I love the brown color too, I was tired of looking at stainless sinks and I was worried that I would scratch up a pretty white one.

View at just after sunset.

View in the daytime.

My handy and oh so clever brush holder.

I've talked about it before, I NEED to do something with the top of this vent hood!!!!  I can't decided what I want to do, I like so many things.

The two column like things pictured here are my pantries.

No too much of a look inside, they need a lot of cleaning and organizing. The one on the left stores all the food and the one on the right houses an assortment of dishes, coolers, platters, paper towels, etc.

Dishes my Mom made for me.

I like it in the chair in the kitchen.

So that's it.  Pretty huh.  Except for the vent hood, I must do something with that soon.  Maybe before Thanksgiving.

See ya.  :)


Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I have serious kitchen envy! Yours is so pretty and huge. I might have to show up for a winter meal!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...


Shelia said...

Hi Jerri Ann and Oh, My Lord!! What an amazingly gorgeous humungous kitchen. This is the most wonderful kitchen I have ever seen. I think my tiny little kitchen might fit in one of your pantries! :) Oh, it's so beautiful. I love all of your pretty accessories and the huge island is great! Cool, leaving up your Christmas decs all year long.
Oh, Jerri Ann, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for coming to my party. You have a new fan!!
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Nezzy said...

Oh my gosh girl, I'm just happy that ya'll can't see me droolin' right now. Let me tell ya, it's not a pretty sight!

The Pondrosa has a tiny kitchen, I call it my galley of one. Now, don't get me wrong, it's fixed up real cute and I've fed many of friends, kinfolk and Strongbacks (farm hands) out of it but baby yours is right out of a magazine sister.

If we ever build that dream house (like when I win Publishers Clearnin' House) I'm callin' you girl! Love it!!!

God bless ya and have yourself an magnificent weekend!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Simply gorgeous kitchen!!!

Becolorful said...

:You had me at the first image. Stunning. I did our kitchen about five years ago and loved it and still do but I may love yours just a bit more. :)
What I like is the mix of woods and painted finishes. Like I said you had my heart from the beginning but the eye for detail here is fabulous. Loving it. Enjoy.

Kim said...

Omigosh! Well I just love that you poured your heart and soul into this amazing kitchen. You have skills girl not to mention impeccable taste. It has left me wanting to see more of your gorgeous home!

Allison Shops said...

I know you are happy with your kitchen. All your hard work paid off. Love that you leave the ornaments up year round. Dropping by from Shelia's party. I hope you'll come see our kitchens on Atticmag - all three of them!

(#16 at the party)

Oliva said...

OH MY GOD! So positively jealous :-) Your kitchen is my dream kitchen!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Hi, Jerri. I am visiting from Sheila's Heart of the Home party --and I am TRULY at a loss for words for your kitchen. If your kitchen has not been featured in a magazine, well dammit, it should be! It is outstanding!!!!!!! But I am sure you don't need me to tell you that. Thanks for sharing. Truly gorgeous.
Best regards,

Toyin O. said...


HappyascanB said...

I always LOVE when you post pictures of your home! It's stunningly beautiful! And I love everything about your kitchen!

Vanessa said...

Hi! I had a second to come back through Shelia's party and see if I missed anyone and OH MY GOODNESS, I am so glad I did because your kitchen is beyond gorgeous! Truly it looks like it belongs in a magazine (excpet less "staged" and therefore more warm and inviting!) and it is hands down one of the prettiest kitchens I have ever seen! Thank you so much for giving us the tour and I can't wait to go see if I can find more pics of the rest of your home! :-)
P.S. I'm a new follower!

The Tablescaper said...

Wow! Now that's a kitchen. It's so spacious and bright. Gorgeous.

- The Tablescaper

9405018--Pat said...

Wow....what an amazingly's beautiful...thanks for sharing...Pat H

Toyin O. said...

Still loving that kitchen, just wanted to thank you for visting my blog and your gracious comment;to God be the glory.

Have a wonderful day!

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Pamela said...

Jerri your entire home is absolutely delicious!! You have a wonderful cense of style and I am sooo drooling right now. Beautiful kitchen!

Lindy said...

You're kitchen is awesome! I love everything about it. The tile work is to die for. I might even have to learn to cook if this kitchen was mine!

Linda said...

Your kitchen is every girls dream!!

Anonymous said...

Goooooooollllllyyyyyy!!!!! I love those cabinets! Looks similar to the Kraftmaids I have ordered. Beautiful colors and decorating. When's the party? :) I'm coming!

StarCarver said...

Very Beautiful.

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh my GOODNESS, what a DREAM kitchen!!!! I am turning Christmas GREEN here:):) I think I counted not one, not 2 but THREE sinks!!! And 2 pantries! I will be up tonight dreaming of this kitchen!!!! XO, Pinky

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