Wednesday, August 5, 2009

White Wednesday, Kitchen Whites

Today I wanted to share a few photos of my kitchen "whites". I love the look of white, but I have to use some "color" for a backdrop. I have used gold or yellow on the walls of several of the kitchens in houses we have lived in, and to me it's an automatic mood booster. To wake up in the morning to "sunshine", helps get me going and brightens the start of my day. So please excuse that it's not all white-on-white. My sunroom that I have posted on in the past is off the kitchen to the right of this photo.

When we bought the house we live in now, we did a lot of furniture shopping. In the past we had had a lot of mismatched flea market items and antiques that I loved, but it was time for a change. There wasn't any cohesiveness in our rooms, so we tried to find furniture that was vintage look, but actually had drawers that worked and table legs that were firmly know, functional furniture. Then we added in the vintage pieces and antiques to layer.

I fell in love with the design of this chair, and I knew I wanted white distressed furniture for the kitchen. The table has a leaf that enables us to seat eight for family dinners.

Most of my accessories are vintage, or have that look. I love English and French Country, and in the kitchen I use a little black to balance.

I love vintage bird prints, really anything "bird" gets my attention.

These are a few of my cow creamers. Some are alike.
This one on the top left is from England and is really old.

Marble pastry block.

I started collecting ironstone several years ago, and my collection
is growing rapidly.

I use my chintz teapot daily in the cooler months.

These are two of my door frame headers. This one is really chippy.
I thought I might have some opposition about it going up, but hubby now
appreciates my white chippy things.

( I know, popcorn ceilings... but hey it's an 80's house, and they had just been redone by the previous owners. So I live with it. Sorry HGTV)

This is one of my strawberry carriers that I keep on the island, in easy reach of the cooktop. I love soy candles and I keep one burning most of the time when I'm home. Anyone with cats knows you can only yell and use the water spray bottle so many times. They tend to do what they want, including lounging on cabinets.

I've been collecting copper items for the last several years.
Some of it is hanging from my white pot rack, but a lot has
spread over to the top of my fridge.

Dove tealight holders that I bought for Christmas one year have found a place to roost.

I found this "White House Cookbook"
last weekend in St. Louis, published in 1926.
It's in pretty poor condition, but I have seen these before for a steep price.
This one was only $3.00, so I overlooked the yellow brittle pages, and discolored cover.

It truly is a little piece of history.

Thanks for joining me on my little "white" kitchen tour.

Drop by Faded Charm to see all the rest of the
White Wednesday participants.

Have a Wonderful White Wednesday!
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