Sunday, May 3, 2009

Where I Live Friday...A Few Days Late

Thank you for stopping by to have a cup of coffee in my kitchen!  Our kitchen has always been Michael and I most favorite room in the house.  We spent the most time selecting our colors and countertops for our kitchen in the rebuild because it is definitely a room we love spending time in!

Since most of you know that our blog was started due to our fire, I thought that as we did the tour of homes, I would show a before picture of what each room looked like before the fire!  So, to start things off, this is our before photo...

After from the hallway...

From the Living Room...

The dining room from the kitchen...

My most favorite piece of furniture I own.  My china cabinet!

One of the qualities I inherited from my Nana is a love of glassware and china!  When we got married, I think I enjoyed choosing my china and everyday dishes more than anything!  I have Noritake Chandon Platinum for my fine china (which, yes, I actually use on holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries) with Noritake Rockford crystal.  For everyday, I have Pfaltzgraft Sphere dishes and two different sets of glasses.  One for everyday and one for guests!

Every good cook (which I do not claim to be, but I am working on  becoming one!) has to have a favorite appliance.  This is mine!  I LOVE my red mixer!  I use it for everything, from mashed potatoes to cakes.  Thanks mom and dad, I am getting plenty of use out of it!  :-)

Since so many of you were patient and gave me great advice when it came to the great canister debate 2009, here is the final selection in my kitchen!  They look fabulous!

We also have this cute little wine cabinet that took a little hit from the fire, but still looks cute.  It has a lot of scratches and leans to the back, but I still love it!  

This concludes the tour of our kitchen.  Please come back soon when the red valances are hung and all the pictures are placed!

9 comments:

Lacy said...

I haven't commented in a while, but I HAD to tell you how much I love your kitchen!! And we have the same exact winebar thing, I love it too!! I am Praying for all the things going on with you: the stones, infertility and house recovery!!

Sugar's Mommy said...

Your kitchen is huge. I LOVE your china. So pretty.

Elizabeth said...

I love your red mixer...I have one too!

Amber S said...

...gotta love the red mixer! I think they make such a statement!
Great kitchen!

Jill said...

Beautiful kitchen! Love, love your tile!

Beth said...

Love your countertops! I want new ones so badly. You did a great job recreating your kitchen after your fire!

Tori said...

I LOVE your cabinets! What a fabulous kitchen!

Anonymous said...

Love your kitchen and I also have a red mixer!!!!

Lauren said...

It all looks so good together - all of the red accents are perfect! I love the mixer.