Monday, May 7, 2012

A look in my kitchen...

Today one of my son's helped me put up these shelves in my kitchen. Thought I would share the new cooktop and countertops with you. I still need to touch up the wall where the backsplash is. I think I will do all the touch ups at one time.

Here is a closer look at the shelves. I decided to use my "white" pottery on them. Some of these pieces are from my grandmother, others I have picked up along the way. I love the way the pottery looks against the creamy walls. I used Benjamin Moore Antique Linen over the house with white trim. The bathrooms are all white as is all of my downstairs studio areas. I think it looks very clean.

This shelf was original to the house. It sits in the corner of my kitchen next to the huge floor length window. I put these lovely two inch white blinds on all the windows of my house. The one for the big window is immense, still lets in tons of light but the birds do not fly into it any more. I thought I had really weeded through all my stuff before I moved. Downsizing is hard. You never know what will fit or what you will like till you see it in place. I am amazed at how much I still want to get rid of. I am trying to keep only what has meaning to me and what I really love. The rest can go. Any advice on how to go about this is needed and will be heeded.


4 comments:

thouartloosed said...

Lovely and restful!

Aimeslee said...

Got as far recent as the gorgeous peony, but wanted to leave a comment here about ridding stuff. I'll assume that you have offered to daughters-in-law and relatives already? Some of my most beloved pieces have been acquired this way. Past that, I'm always surprised at the number of people who deal in buying your stuff in bulk to resell. They show up at all the garage and estate sales, offering pennies on the dollar. Those who want to make money are out of luck, but those who want to part with stuff are winking for sure. Your nearest town might have such a person. xoxo

linda said...

What a beautiful, restful, peaceful room... I envy it, and admire it as something to strive for...one of these days...

Dortesjs said...

waue thank you for a fine tour