Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Kitchen Sitting Room

I was ready to show you a new tabletop vignette I had put together when I realized that I hadn't shown the rest of the Kitchen Sitting Room pics. This space is such a departure from what I had at the other house, but still "my style". I had been concentrating on just whites in the small kitchen eating area, so it was fun to bring in some "woods" over here. I like a mix of the woody tones and whites and neutrals, and having this unexpected space off the kitchen, I have been able to use some pieces I never thought I'd be able to.

This big armoire was in the basement holding quilts and pillows, but since I needed extra storage for pantry items in here, I brought this with us. I had originally hoped to put the tv in here but it took up valuable shelf space, so it's on a separate wicker table.

Yes, it's black on the sides. The girls that had this piece in their shop were spray paint "happy" back before chalk paint came along. They just painted the two sides, (glad they didn't mess with the front of it) but when we get settled, it probably will get a paint makeover...not sure what color.

The two large breadboards are from Antique Farmhouse,
 and the laundry basket is filled with extra linens.

I found the French Cheese sign at Robin's Vintage Suitcase.

This little shepherdess is one of my all-time favorite prints,
it was in the powder room right off the kitchen in the old house.
I love this dark comb painted frame.

I told you about this antique table and chairs here.
It still has initials carved in the top from one of the kiddo's guy friend's.
When I found out, I thought of man-handling him...
good thing he could run really fast.

sorry, sort of blurry

The kitty girls had to find new napping spots here, 
so this is now a fave.
Bonus is that the grain sack replica is burlap,
 so when she's not napping she can chew on it.
(Madonna Pillow from Elliot-Heath Designs)

One of my milkmaid prints is hanging here, 
 the other one had such a heavy frame 
I didn't want to put in the wall anchor for it.

I'm so glad I was able to use this wicker settee that had been on the sunporch.
 It's my new coffee drinking spot first thing in the morning.

An old bench is doubling for a small coffee table.
Just big enough for one of my black tole trays.

Toffee Check Chair Pads from Ballard Designs.

I don't think I've ever shared this old ironstone hexagon shaped tureen bottom;
another basement decor piece.
(I had all kinds of things hidden down there!)

Cute little English Cottage Salt and Pepper.
(you all know I have a little English Cottage thang going on)

Don't forget to enter the Give Away with 
French Bleu Vintage HERE

Joining these Party Places:

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Inspiration Exchange at City Farmhouse
From My Front Porch to Yours
French Country Cottage
Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed
Jennifer Rizzo
Sundays at Home with Alice
Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
The Scoop at White Lace Cottage
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House

Hope you're having a great week, 
March cannot get here fast enough!


  1. Your house is beautiful! I love your rich colors and soft paintings.

  2. You new home is so pretty, and I see you in every nook and crannie! I love your picture, wicker, table vignettes etc. Debra you really are "gifted" in how you can pull rooms together in such beautiful settings. To bad you don't live in IL, I'd have you over here. Your new home is really looking more and more like "home"!

  3. Yes, I can see your style - shining! Love those Elliott Heath pillows, too - you led me there. :)

  4. I love this cozy and oh so charming breakfast room!! Even a lovely spot to sit with coffee in the morning.
    Mary Alice

  5. Debra - the room looks lovely - I especially love all the goodies on the wicker stand in the corner...

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  6. Ah...your home is so charming. It must be a real treat to sit here and have your morning coffee. I was going to say that I could never have a wicker basket sitting around with fresh linens as my cats would quickly make it a new favorite sleeping spot but then I see you have cats, too. I guess yours' are just better behaved.:) I love your print with the lamb. It is absolutely beautiful. Deb

  7. Hi Debra! Oh, I just love your lovely room. That huge cabinet is wonderful and I'm dying to take a peep inside. I adore your baker's rack with all of your sheep. You're making such a lovely place to live.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  8. It all looks wonderful of course, but I just love how at home kitty looks! :)

  9. So warm and inviting, very lovely Debra!!

  10. The color of the armoire is gorgeous. Could you strip the black off of the sides? Citrus stripper might work.
    I love your sheep and shepherdess and as always your vignettes are amazing.

  11. Debra,
    Oh, dear friend, I love seeing all the gorgeous home decor you had stored in the basement of your house!
    Kitty girl looks content lying in the chair soaking up the sunlight!
    Thank you for sharing how one can use all of our possesions in a new light!

  12. Everything looks so good, Debra. You are making your new place very homey. I love that armoire.

  13. This room is "so you"! No matter where you are you have a knack for creating beauty and comfort! I'm so glad to see your wicker setee! The armoire is gorgeous... perfect spot too!

  14. What a beautiful room Debra! I love seeing how you pulled the space together and it all looks absolutely lovely. :-)

  15. Yes, your style is shining through, and it is still so lovely!!!

  16. What a beautiful job you've done with your new space Debra - love your wood armoire in the kitchen - using it as a pantry is brilliant!

  17. Such a pretty space. I love the look of the pretty stained wood with the white, so lovely. Hugs, Marty

  18. Very pretty, Debra! What a great storage piece that armoire is. I love your bakers rack here, too.

  19. You are my kind of gal. Home is where the heart is and your heart shows in your lovely home. I know downsizing can be tough but you did it with ease. Lovely home.

  20. WELLLLLLL, I love it all BUT my favorite is that gorgeous armoire:) I think it is GORGEOUS! Have a blessed dear friend, HUGS!

  21. I love the way you accessorize and bring warmth, elegance, and character to the space. LOVE it! :)

  22. I can't believe that someone spray painted that beautiful armoire. You had a good idea to use it for a extra pantry. You have done a wonderful job in this looks GREAT!


  23. It's hard to think of your new place as "smaller." An amazing amount of space in this room. It must have been so satisfying selecting what you would use from your wonderful things. You have created such a lovely country atmosphere here .Very homey and inviting and beautiful.

  24. Gorgeous collections! I love the cozy feel.

  25. Oh my gosh! You're already in your new home! It all looks sooooooooo charming here! I love your little round cheese sign, and laughed out loud about the initials carved in the chair!


  26. Very pretty Debra! I love your table and chairs and that armoire is beautiful!!

  27. I just love that armoire. The wood finish is soooo lovely and It really makes the table and chairs pop. I have the same Price Kensington creamer, sugar, salt and pepper. Don't have the sweet teapot, I spied. Aren't they the cutest things.

  28. Your eating area of the kitchen looks so inviting! I love all the cute accessories you've used in it. The tall armoire looks perfect there too. Love those breadboards in the basket as well.

  29. It looks so warm and cozy, Debra. I love it all. xo Laura

  30. Debra,
    It is all looking so great. Love the armoire so pretty. Your new space is really welcoming.

  31. Oh wow! Everything is looking beautiful! Love, love what you are doing!

  32. I love how you have the top of the white cabinet displayed. I have all those pieces lying around the house and I think I'll just gather them all up and create a pretty vignette too! Pinned it!

  33. What a beautiful, welcoming room! I love all the lovely details and the way you've arranged them. Charming!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

  34. Debra I can't believe how good everything looks. And you're so quick with your decorating. My god. We just closed escrow and I feel like I could sleep for a week. And we still have all the packing to do's been never a dull moment around here. I'll have to keep stopping by for a dose of some of your energy.

  35. Hi Debra, a move well worth putting this look together. I love every bit of it. Your new home for ever how long will add newness to your inspiring life. I also love how rested your pieces look in there places. Really Debra, this home and your design work is truly rich with artistic love.
    That care, cannot wait to see more.
    I am going back to catch up on what ever I may have missed.


  36. Such a warm and inviting spot, I love the armoire, it's beautiful! Can I come and sit awhile:)

  37. I just think armoires are beautiful. I actually loved my TV in one. Reusing them in kitchens for a pantry is a great idea. I am holding on to mine for my next kitchen.

  38. You've done such a beautiful job on your new home. Looks like you have been there for a long time!!~~Angela

  39. Witaj.Odwiedzam Ciebie po raz pierwszy. Świetny blog!! A od Ciebie, Debro, bije takie fajne ciepło:)) Zostanę na dłużej. Pozdrawiam serdecznie:))
    W wolnej chwili zapraszam do siebie.

  40. Sounds like your basement is a place I'd like to hang out! Love your styled sitting room...

    Visiting from Savvy Southern Style... Rhonda @ home.made.

  41. Every corner is a treat for the eyes. This post makes a wonderful primer on how to make disparate elements work together. I have a few posts book marked for that purpose. I need to see things in situ - not so good imaging how a room or vignette will pull together. I'm really liking the armoire - great idea to use it for pantry storage - I even like the black sides, but I agree with you - I wouldn't have made that choice myself. Love the Shepherdess picture and the lambs with the English cottage bits. The settee looks like the perfect place to enjoy your first cuppa. I have to say my favorite photo is the one of your cat, the Disgruntled Kitty face cracked me up. Her expression seems to say.' Hello! Did I SAY you could take my picture?' Best wishes for a great week. Enjoying your blog very much these days.

  42. This is so pretty,'ve done a beautiful job of making it your space! I love how you were able to bring in pieces that you were using in other armoire for pantry storage is such a wonderful idea!

  43. Oh, what a lovely and cozy area you have created, Debra! I really like the combination of lights and darks.

  44. Everything is displayed beautifully! Are your cups and saucers on your bench/coffee table Sandown Classic White by Meakin? I have been looking for some of those pieces! I have a few and they look nice with my off white dishes. They are hard to find. I love your maiden lamp base, I would LOVE a statuette of something similar in my garden. It is harder to find a maid carrying a basket than you might think! I jus tlike things that are hard to find I guess!

  45. Oh my, I love that armoire! It's perfect in the space! Spray paint happy, that' sounds like a shop I used to work in.

  46. So cozy and inviting! Thanks for sharing at my new party Debra!

  47. Oh how I LOVE that tall wood cabinet!!! If it turns up missing, it wasn't me ;)

  48. Wow, wish I could shop your basement. Love the way you have styled this room for comfort and serenity.

  49. Your room is very cozy and inviting. I like how it feels personal and has warmth. That's a wonderful armoire- love those big doors.

  50. Love all of the detail!

    I host a weekly link party called Seasonal Sundays. I'd love to have you link your post. The link goes up at 7 pm EST on Saturday. Hope to see you then.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  51. This is such a fabulous space and so inviting. I love how you pulled it together. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  52. I love the look of stained wood with white also Debra. Moving is stressful, but isn't it fun to get to decorate our new space? You're making your new house a home and so 'you' faster than most! Love the armoire...I have one that is similar and we will be moving soon but it can't come with us. :(

  53. were able to get a lot of furniture in that looks great.
    We just moved, too, and am still in the "where can I put THIS" fun, tho.
    xo bj


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