Sunday, November 7, 2010

Show of Your Cottage Monday

Thought maybe you would like to see some pictures of my kitchen at 1515. I wanted it to be totally different than my kitchen at home. I remembered that at one time there was a gray and red tile floor, yellow walls and red checkered curtains. I love kitchen collectibles but was always looking for green, but there was so much red out there! So hence, I picked a sunny yellow, painted the ugly cabinets white with glass pulls, and had to have a black and white tile floor. It is so nice to sit and visit and cook in my Grandmother's kitchen!

DID YOU SCREAM!!!!!!!!!!! Te he this is the BEFORE picture! When my Grandfather died in 1978 the people that bought 1515 remodeled the kitchen. So it had not been updated in 32 yrs!

Does this look better? After!

I had the table in my garden cottage at home, it is perfect here. We picked up the chairs on trips and outings, each has it own story. This is looking to the west window.

Looking from the dining room into the kitchen. On the left is the furnace door which we made into one huge chalk little cousins love drawing on it. It also is great to welcome people with a note when I am having a dinner party. Hanging up on the rt are my maternal Grandmother's aprons...don't think she would mind them in my paternal Grandmother's kitchen.

A old radio cabinet I picked up for $40. Needed a place for cook books and to show of some things.

Decorated for Halloween and Fall.

I really love my scale lamp, it was one of the first things I bought!

When my cousin bought this chair....I thought it was too green. Got it home and it was perfect! Love the tomato pillow, all the chairs have vintage pillows, one with banana and fruit, one with red cherries.

This belonged to my maternal Grandmother and I had it the basement with laundry detergent on it. What was I thinking!!

The blue crock was my Grandmother's and it is back in the kitchen where it originated. In reading my beloved Aunts memories, she stated " I can see Mother sitting by the west window in the kitchen with her blue crock in her hand mixing a cake". The thought that I can sit in the same spot with the same crock gives me goosebumps.
I had the crock for years and I always make my Christmas cookies in it.

The first time my cousin Donna came to stay after we got the house she brought this with her, my Grandmother's cookie jar.......I cried. The meat grinder she brought too and it was hers too.

Yep, the shelf has things brought back to where they started, the coffee grinder and Campbell's coffee can returned to their home at 1515. My Dad had them at home and I inherited them.

I had shown the bread box on the blog when I got's where it ended up. I think it fits in great!

Hope you enjoyed the tour of the 1515 kitchen! I just love to go sit in it and look out the window and imagine the conversations that took place there between my parents, Grandparents and Great Grandparents.

Hope your week starts out great!

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High Street Cottage said...

Hi, what a pretty cottage kitchen! Love all the special touches, the chair, and the pretty white cabinets against the mellow yellow, and the 50's checkered floor. It really suits the home, and your header, think I've said this before with the garden shed is soooo pretty! Stopping by from Cielo's, have a wonderful Monday, tami

Shelia said...

Hi Ann! Oh, I love your fresh happy kitchen! Your black and white floors are wonderful. What a change from your first picture!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tete said...

Oh Ann- I love this kitchen- looks so much better than the before. Love all the items that have come back home.
I am keeping my grandma's table- but now I have had it longer than she did. LOL
And the little brown bowl that I had at grandma's is gone. But...when they opened Coffey's Antique Mall, a dealer brought in one just like it for .75. I got it! It just reminded me of grandma's kitchen.
Hugs- Tete

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

It is sooooo cheery and sweet. I love all your things, and I know you are alot like me, loving all your cherished things around you. BTW, I want that scale lamp!!!

KobysCache said...

My Mom has the same scale as your lamp - AND STILL USES IT! Love what you've done with the kitchen and all the sentiments displayed and used.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Ann,
Wow! I love your vintage kitchen, all your colors are my favorites..You did a great job re-creating it. I also have the meat grinder and old coffee grinder from my husbands Grandma.
I could sit and sip coffee all day long in your kitchen...Its perfect!
This is my first visit, I found your through Cielo.
Have a sweet day and hugs~Elizabeth

Annesphamily said...

The kitchen is just delightful. I am so happy I came by. I am always so exicted to meet a new friend and make a new bond. Please come join me soon. Anne