Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Corners of my Kitchen

Good Morning! Our new puppy is doing what I thought was impossible: I'm becoming a morning person. I've been getting up at 6:00am to take her outside, which I know isn't all that early for some, but is a huge accomplishment for me. Thank you for your wonderful comments about the oatmeal bars and Morning Glories. You wouldn't believe how much they've grown since I took those pictures!

We are having a great visiting with my family. There are 11 of us in my small house, so we are keeping busy. The week before everyone arrived I deep cleaned and organized my kitchen and I thought I would share a few pictures with you.

This area is actually for a microwave, but I painted it the same color as my kitchen walls and put all of my baking canisters inside.

My mom got me the ivy plate many years ago for my birthday and the cow, bunny and are Grace and Emily's small collection of creamers.

Everything on top of the fridge is a resale store or yard sale find, collected over the past 8 years or so.

Phillip's mom gave me this beautiful china, and many of the pieces belonged to Phillip's Grandma.



A little pitcher filled with ferns from the garden.


Thank you for looking at at a few corners of my kitchen and I hope your week is going well.


Tina Leigh said...

I wish I had some pretty china like that Kelli. I hope yall have a good visit.

Tina Leigh said...

Oh BTW, I have always been an early bird. Danny is walking now, so we are out the door walking at 6 A.M. I love the early mornings!

my little corner said...

Beautiful kitchen, and try getting up at 4:30am just to meet the back ends of 80 cows each morning! I'll take the dog anyday.


Timalee said...

Hi Kelli, glad to hear you are enjoying your visit. That blue tea set on your fridge is very pretty, great find!

Jen said...

I love your corner look. Where did you get the glass cannisters for your baking items? I would love to have some.

Jenn4him said...

I love how you pay attention to the smallest details,even the corners of your home! Have a wonderful visit with your family.

Mrs. H said...

Hi Kelli,

Your kitchen looks lovely! I love how you artfully display your dishes. :-)

I love the early, early morning, too, especially at this time of the year - I'll trade an hour or two of extra sleep for a quiet house any day. :-) Now the cold, DARK, winter mornings...that's another story. A little harderd to get out of bed then!

Have a wonderful visit with your family! What does Daisy think of all the excitement? :-)

Susie said...

Hi Kelli,
I'm an early morning person :) I love the quiet peacefulness of a new day. Your little microwave area looks so cute the way you've painted it.
Enjoy your visit with family!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Kelli,
Thanks for all your help on Show and Tell Friday. I may wait and join in next week since I'll be out of town. I want to be able to visit blogs that visit mine, and I won't be able to this weekend.

I love your pictures. You have an eye for decorating for sure. The pretty china is lovely!
Have a great day,

Judy said...

What a beautiful kitchen you have. I'm glad your visit is going well. It's always fun to have family visiting.

Tori said...

You have such pretty stuff but I think I would go nuts with all the stuff, the dusting and cleaning, nope...I'll just admire you.

Kelly said...

Oh yeh I should have warned ya about the early wake ups with the new puppy! Didn't you think we were done with that since our kids are out of diapers etc!? Yep then the puppies come into our lives! Ha! But well worth it! Oh and I made the bird bath with the terracota pot etc....great great great idea, I love it. In fact I love all your ideas, and usually say now why didn't I think of that! You are a true genius and I am so glad to have found you, I use so many things and ideas etc from Seasonal Delights!!! Enjoy your week! Enjoy your family visit!

Storybook Woods said...

Dear Kelli, I love how you make the most of what you have. Charming !!!! Clarice

The Romantic Portuguese Daughter said...

Kelli would you mind telling what the china's name is? The one Phillip's mom gave you. It is very beautiful.

I am so happy your getting up at 6am...not me. I can't get out of bed until 7am. So...WooHoo for you!

Pink Portuguese Roses

Emily said...

I love your kitchen. Your china collection is just beautiful - I love your tea cups collected from yard sales! Very neat!

Hope you are enjoying a lovely day!

Eileen said...

Hi Kelli, What a cute puppy you guys have. Hope you are doing well. Take Care

Julieann said...

What lovely pictures of your kitchen---Kelli, I so remember you talking about taking out your microwave, but do you still not use one? That is so smart--I think I use mine several times a day.


Charlotte said...

Beautiful - everything is beautiful. I love it. Enjoyed the morning glory post as well.

JanMary said...

Everything looks beautiful.

I love the peace and quiet of the kitchen in the mornings before everyone else wakes.

Michaele said...

Love, love, LOVE the Noritake!

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

Your corners are lovely, Kelli. Enjoy your family visit.

Lori said...

I love your corners. Where can the glass jars be purchased? They are great looking organizers/cannisters.

Julian said...

lovely, lovely loverly!
You like the same things I do! Thing is that you are fortunate to have a hutch or cabinet. Ill have to wait until I can trust the 6 kids not to run into one!
Ive been thinking about you! Seems like something in our lives as moms always tends to wake us up earlier than wed like!

Julie said...

I have two sets of Haviland China from my Grandmother. I just wish I had a nice place to display it like you do. Your dishes look so pretty. Julie

Connie W said...

I'm pretty much an early bird and only rarely can I sleep in even though I would like to.
Yummy photos.
I've changed my blog...note new addy.

Linda said...

Loved seeing all the pretties. Your china is beautiful, a lovely family treasure. Hugs, Linda

This Country Girl said...


I like the way you painted the inside of your cabinet where the microwave used to be. That looks great!

I'm definitely not a morning person, but I'm getting a little better at liking mornings! lol!

Stop by and visit my blog sometime. One of these days I want to join in on your show and tell. I'm not much of a vintage linen person, so I'll probably wait until another week.

Have a great day!

Gena said...

Your kitchen spaces are so pretty - just like the rest of your home.

As for being a morning person - I am SO NOT. But, as of the past month or so, I am becoming a morning person. And you know why? Because of our dog! It is so hot here that I can't walk her past about 7:00 a.m. or so. She is a Golden Retriever and her hair is so long that she just burns up once the temps are 85 or so (which happens early). Also, my girls can't stand to be hot, so we are now getting up early. I have to admit that I am sort of enjoying it. My day seems so much longer. But, I am having to make myself go to bed early, which I don't really like. It is a learning process, yes?

MyJourneyBack said...

just lovely! BTW I got the cottage.
I need you to come help me. You have such wonderful ideas! LOL.
I feel for you about the puppy. I am not a morning person either! 8:00 or a little after is morning enough for me! Take care and keep giving us the inspiration. You Bless.

Primgal55 said...

Every thing looks so lovely. Such a sweet treat for the eyes!

hugs, Linda

Mrs. Pivec said...

You definitely look like you are ready for company! Everything looks lovely.

My tummy started growling looking at those oatmeal bars below! Oh, they look so good; I'm going to have to make some!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi Kelli, Hope all is going well with you and that you are enjoying your company! The set of china, passed on from Phillip's family is beautiful! What a treasure!

~Rhonda ;)

GrandmaK said...

I particularly like the tea set from the top of the frig. It is very pretty and delicate. Thanks for the tour! Cathy

Lori said...

Everything is so very pretty. Thanks for showing us the corners of your kitchen.

Joy2bme said...

Wow, I think we have the same china. Is yours Meito? I have Meito's Derby pattern that had belonged to my grandmother

Mrs. Staggs said...

I love old books added to vignettes, and your arrangement is lovely Kelli. So is that china. It's very special indeed. Everything looks wonderful!

I love your new puppy!

Capturing Today said...

I adore the china, Kelli! It is so beautiful and nice to have some from the family!

Love what you did with your microwave area! What a terrific idea!

Mam said...

Kelli, your home is so beautiful. I'm sure your mother is proud of the woman and homemaker you have become.