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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Kitchen Pretties


In keeping with the theme of the latest issue
of Romantic Homes magazine
( page after page of AMAZING kitchens )
I thought I'd share some of my kitchen pretties...
some old, some new, all dear to my heart.


 My new hometown has some truly wonderful
thrift stores, I've scored some of the loveliest
china pieces these past few weeks.



 Is that those rose china cup not divine?
A whole set, thrifted for a song.









 And my darling tea towel, 
purchased from my sweet friend  





{ ahem...this white basin is NOT a urinal. If I had a dime for every person who has asked me if this is a urinal.  This is a lavabo. }

lavabo: a device used to provide water for the washing of hands.
In ecclesiastical usage it refers to both the basin in which the priest washes his hands and the ritual that surrounds this action in the Eucharist. In secular usage, it refers to a sink for washing hands.



Oddly enough, I was never a blue and white girl
until we moved here. The lovely existing kitchen tiles
sort of dictated the decor, and happily so.







One of these days,
I might actually get another room pulled together
and photo worthy, but for now....
get ready for more kitchen pics in the days ahead!

XO,




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55 comments:

A Rosy Note said...

Look at all your pretty things, Anne! It seems like your decorating is coming along nicely. LOVE that tea towel :)

Gypsy Brocante said...

Very pretty Anne ... I wish I could move right in!
My kitchen has been getting ready for it's "close-up" for about ... hmmm.... 6 years now!!
And thank you for the great idea ~ using a metal basket as a drainer ... yeah, I'm sooo doing that!
xoxo
Jill

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

I love blues and whites together. It's calming to me. Your kitchen is a look I love.

La said...

I can't find the new issue of Romantic Homes. I've looked in three different stores so far. Your kitchen is so pretty. I have a similar plan for mine. I just need to find the time and energy to get it done. :o)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hmmmm....were some of those dishes ones that found their way home yesterday by way of the barn? te he love the sweet rosy cups, I told you that you should grab all you can!
xxoo D

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Anne Sweetie...
Love the dishes and your kitchen is so serene. The blue just takes you away to a happy place, does it not? LOVE it.

I have to know what the funnel looking thing is on your wall, the one you have towels folded in it. It appears to have a funnel, enamelware or tin? Love it. So darn cute.

I also love the use of the gym basket with your dishes stored inside. I haven't decided what to put in mine yet, I know it is in my mind, I just have to find it.

Thank you for the beautiful share sweetie. As always I so enjoyed my visit here. Have a glorious weekend. It's coming. Many hugs and much love from Phoenix, Sherry

Stuff and Nonsense said...

such lovely little pieces.

alison

cityfarmer said...

Jen is all hot right now ... sizzling the pages of country living ...

girl, your Texas taste is impeccable ...

Rachel Noelle said...

Such pretties~ love it all! xoxo Rachel

BECKY said...

Your treasures are just lovely! Love how your photos make stars of each piece!
Have a wonderful Friday!
Hugs,
Becky

The Polished Pebble said...

love your new blue...it is true country style!

xo kelley

Olive Cooper said...

Blue and white just seems right for your new kitchen and town!

Erica said...

It seems like your decorating is coming along nicely. Love how your photos make stars of each piece!

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Farmgirl Paints said...

it just sweetness. that's all i can say.

Shelia said...

I Little Anne! OH, I love seeing your pretties and glad you're liking your new town.
I got a new camera and I'd love you to come and see my snaps! ;)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Michele Smith said...

Love all your kitchen pretties!

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Anne! You are certainly creating another sweet, cozy, and inviting home! I just can't get enough of your style and your vignettes. They always tug at my heart and make me want to rush out to my kitchen to copy what you've done in yours. :) Thank you for being so open and sharing your styling ideas with us. I just can't get enough of it! lol! Oh, and where in the world did you find that lava...whatever it's called! (hanging on your wall) lolol! I want one so bad!!! :) Hugs to you, sweetie!

xoxo laurie

meemsnyc said...

Everything is absolutely lovely! Nice nice and nice.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Anne,
I love your kitchen AND your new vintage china! It was a matter of being at the right place at the right time and you sure hit it right. I also love that tea towel and will check out your friends Etsy for sure. I hope you're not melting down there...we finally got rain last night...a storm dropped 3/4 of an inch of rain on us! Now we've got crazy humidity. At least the gardens and lawns and tree's are happy for the time being and I don't have to water 2 and 3 times a day! Stay cool...
Maura :)

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

all so fresh and clean and pretty! As I looked at you pitcher, I glanced up at mine and smiled. Although my husband broke the bowl for it, I kept the beautiful pitcher and am so glad I did. Your finds are gorgeous, I'm a sucker for roses :)

Jemsmom said...

I just love all the whites! It is so crisp and clean looking. The rose cups are just delicious and I am loving all the white pottery pieces! You are so good!

Darla said...

I love the style of items you have chosen to pull the blue and white theme together. Great tiles.

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Your pictures are gorgeous as usual! Thanks for the shout out lady! :)

Vintage Junky said...

that sink = divine!
xo

Passionate for White said...

Great pics and thanks for turning me on to Jennifer's Etsy shop!

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

No matter what you photograph = heaven.
Your pictures are simply beautiful... they belong in a book (hint hint).
You have incredible style, Anne.
Keep those gorgeous photos coming....
XO Lisa

red.neck chic said...

Gorgeous!!! If you ever want to expand your floral china collection I will divulge ONLY TO YOU how many locker baskets full I have... awaiting your fingers. ;-D

LOVE it!

xoxo
robelyn

lisaroyhandbags said...

Such prettiness! Love your china :)

At The Picket Fence said...

So beautiful Anne! What a fun glimpse into all of the loveliness I know you have planned for this space. Thank you for letting us take a peek into your kitchen.

Heather

Susan said...

all cool!

even the ancient primitive urinal :)

Susan

Becky C said...

Well, I could look at your farmhouse kitchen all day :) Love every little detail! The blues and whites look perfect together.

Burlap Luxe said...

Beauty...

Soulful

Beauty!

xx
Dore

janet said...

Blue and white..I love it and have collected for around 20 years..You can never have enough in my book..Your kitchen is beautiful and I love the way you have it all displayed..Can't wait to see what you come up with next for the other rooms in your home..Have a great weekend..
Janet

Little Leslie said...

Love this look. Very light and clean!!!
Les

Dear Lillie said...

Your vignettes are so beautiful, Anne! I especially love that third shot!

Anne Marie said...

did you see Jen in Country Living?? I'm so excited for her spread...her kitchen was done by my husband you know!! so proud of them both!

I'm such a sucker for china, but before I buy anymore I need some more storage - I use every single bit of too...love love

xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the rose vintage dishes you purchased, lovely. I also have a thing for beautiful dishes.

Lili said...

Pure gorgeousness over here today Anne! xo ~Lili

E. Charlotte said...

Your photographs have me always so inspired! I love all your beautiful china. Hurray for great thrift shops!

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Anne,
These look like my mom's old dishes! You've inspired me to find that box and bring them out of storage.

Enjoy your weekend. ~Natalie

Cindi @ Rustique Art said...

I'm curious as how you knew what I was thinking? :) I love learning about new things. Now I know what a lavabo is, bet know one else in my family does!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love blue too....and those tiles in the kitchen are beautiful! I love all your china! I have been fortunate enough to be given my grandmothers and mothers china and each piece means so much to me! I hope you are doing well and having a great weekend! Take care
Lots of love
Kristin

Susan said...

Oh I just love those china cups! They are delicate and pretty!

Susan said...

Oh, I'm drooling over each & every photo Anne! That china set is perfect, and I am a huge fan of the kitchen blue & whites. Your kitchen needs to be featured next in RH. :)
- Susan

Stephanie Suzanne ♥ Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Anne,

I love all of the china. I wanted to tell you that I have that same platter. :0) I just love it. It's so sweet. I'm not linked to the parties but I follow your blog and wanted to visit.

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie Suzanne ♥

Cindy said...

I love all your thrift store finds! My sister and I furnished nearly all of her outdoor vintage wedding with thrift store finds. China, silver, crystals, vintage decorations, etc. It was so beautiful! I am glad that we can still find treasures at a thrifty price! LOVE your sweet home and your photos!

Gail said...

In my 53 years, I Never heard of lavabo until this week & this is the 2nd blog I've seen that has one. You're starting a trend.

Your dishware reminds me of several pieces that belonged to my great grandmother & great aunt, which I will pull out of my china cabinet and display better, starting next spring (wrong colors for what I'm doing in the fall & winter). Thanks for the lovely ideas which sparked my imagination.

Cottage Rose said...

I love your pretties.... the thing on the wall for washing your hands is really great.

Hugs;
Alaura

debsea said...

anne it's all just so beautiful! but those peaches on the counter...wow. i stared at them a good 20 minutes. do you have any idea how precious those are??? a real peach not in a can??? manna from heaven.
one of the first calls home from my daughter when she went down to college (in the "lower 48") was to tell me "mom, i saw apples on a TREE!" poor alaskan kids.
happy summer anne! you make my days!

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Love that little towel over the chair back, your photos are amazing Anne! I knew it was not a urinal :-)) We carry french garden sinks in the Shoppe and hear that all the time. :-))

xoxo LaurieAnna

Miss Gracie's House said...

I do love that china pattern...it is so happy...I am loving how your details are coming together...as you add your touch to make it your home...and we are loving watching you.
Rene

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Ohhh goodness Anne!! What gorgeous inspiring photos of your beautiful kitchen! I love the china you have and am loving that chair with the towel- the vignette is just beautiful! Too funny about the 'urinal' lol!! Oh my! I can only imagine people thinking you have placed towels in a urinal! :) Thanks for linking up and sharing at my party this week! :) Hugs, Courtney

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

i just adore those tiles in your kitchen! how perfect they are...
beautiful tea cup and towel as well!

Jilly said...

Well, I like those cup in your kitchen, very beautiful and awesome. I have looked in three different stores so far. Your kitchen is so pretty and superb arrangement of each and every stuffs. I have a similar plan for mine.
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Morning T said...

Your photos are swoon worthy as always Anne. It's fun getting to know your new house a bit more with each post.
xo~
T

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