I love my kitchen! I'm not the best cook in the world but I do have my culinary passions: baking and making breakfast~~I do it most mornings for my husband and son. I wanted my kitchen to reflect the homey, nostalgic atmosphere of my grandmother's kitchen. When I was little and would spend the weekend with here, I would awaken upstairs in my mother's old big fluffy bed to the aroma of bacon, eggs, and coffee. I would pad down the dark waxed creaking steps onto the cool linoleum of her kitchen. My grandmother would be hovering over the stove cooking more food than a ten-year-old could possibly eat. I usually selected toast, bacon, and cereal~~~She would buy Coco Crispies for me and serve them in a jadeware bowl. I also drank from a plastic blue Popeye straw cup with a winking eye (Popeye has lost his eye but he holds a special place in my kitchen~~you can see the pale blue cup on the green counter.) My grandmother's kitchen was large, white and full of Fire King Jadeite dishes in a huge glass front cupboard. My kitchen is a smaller version of that comfortable color scheme. After we had it remodled I hung a picture my grandmother received as a wedding gift back in the 1930's~~~The poem is so PI now, but I think it's sweet.
I adore jadeite green. In fact, I adore green in most forms. On my white cabinets I installed reproduction jadeite green glass knobs and handles. My husband made a counter and painted it green. There is green everywhere. One day I will change out the white linoleoum floors as they show too much dirt. I sweep twice a day!
One one wall you will see prints decopaged on panels from the talented Jenny from EverydayIsAHoliday on eBay. I love these lush cake prints from Jenny's orginal art and they inspire me to make cakes~~layer cakes!~~for my family.
We also have lots of collections including chalkware fruits and lots of cool advertising memerobilia of food and restaurants. Our kitchen is fun, cozy and welcoming. And best of all it's GREEN! Our Australian Cattle Dog, Sheila, likes the kitchen too! It has her dog bec and her food bowl. She has to share her water bowl with Gyro, our big kitty!
Thanks for visiting our kitchen!