Friday, May 01, 2009

Our Home: The Kitchen

My favorite blogger, Kelly is doing a fun feature called Show Us Where You Live Friday.

This week is "Kitchens". So I though I'd share mine and join the fun!

This is what you see when you walk into the front door of our condo through the entryways and to the kitchen. Our granite is greenish/grey/black.




If you know me at all, you know I love turquoise so I have my Le Creuset Tea Pot on the stove for color. Also in the background you can see our espresso machine. An awesome wedding shower gift from my granny.




This is my favorite part of the Kitchen. The wine part! I installed the wine rack myself and those are our sweet Crate&Barrel Wine Glasses. We also collect corks in that jar and when the jar fills, I make a medium-sized corkboard and give it to a friend. Good wine memories should be shared!




Here is the island where the sink is. I love having an island in a kitchen. It makes space so much more efficient!




To the right of the island is the pantry that I had installed. I love this pantry, and yes I always keep it this clean.




Here is our dining table which is adjacent to the kitchen. We have an extender for this table to make it seat 8 for dinner parties. It's an espresso table from Crate & Barrel (The "Madison Table" I think).




Judah was in the kitchen with me helping me take pictures and I managed to capture him with this totally possessed face! Love it!



I try to keep the kitchen uncluttered as possible by clearing out junk that can pile up and keeping non-every-day-use appliances in cabinets (like the blender and mixer). Everything that is out on a counter in the kitchen I use at least 2x a week.

I love seeing people's homes! If you linked you blog over at Kelly's, leave me a comment to let me know and I'll check it out!

33 comments:

KRISTEN'S PALACE said...

i love the kitchen! i see you have a black table to. this is my second one b/c of all the scratches :(

Chic Runner said...

Love it! :) and the new kitty is SO cute :) You have great taste and I wish my bf would buy where you lived :)

Michelle said...

Oh I love your little kitty.

I love the wall color in your dining area...I'm completely hopeless with color. Your table is great...I think it is the same color as my kitchen cabinets.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment

Lis said...

I love your kitchen!! And I'm especially loving your pantry - I despise and unorganized pantry - yours look so fab!!!

Sarah said...

Love Love Love your kitchen... do you ugys rent your condo or own? also hwo do you make a corkboard out of wine bottle corks?

Todd and Courtney said...

I love your kitchen & your kitty is so cute!

Heather said...

Your kitchen is so cute!! I love the blue tea kettle!

Mrs. D said...

Love your kitchen and that look on your kitty's face is priceless!!

*~! megs !~* said...

Love your kitchen! I so want granite countertops.. Someday.. sigh.

I'm doing this right now!!

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

What a nice, warm, and organized kitchen. And, I love that cat. So sweet!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Becky said...

What a cute kitchen, I see you have a little helper there! I love your kitty kitty :)

Tristan said...

I'm lovin your kitchen! And that tea pot..OH MY! SO pretty!

Gretchen and Jimmy said...

In our new house we have one of those wine glass racks too!! It looks great! Love the stainless steel!!!
Cute new kitty :)

Brittany Ann said...

I love that blue teapot! I just made my husband come in and look at it (just in case he feels like surprising me with a gift!) You keep a beautiful kitchen, my friend!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

i love it=) i love islands and i get excited about pantrys too!

LillySue said...

Your cabinets are gorgeous...I love turquoise too! Your kitty is a doll, such a funny shot.
Blessings~LillySue

P.S. Click the "LillySue" link at Kelly's and come visit my kitchen!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Very pretty kitchen.. I am turqouise obsessed too! I love the kitty picture, that face is priceless! :)

Jen said...

I love the color in your dining area, and the teapot rocks!

pumpkinpatches said...

I love your kitchen but I AM IN LOVE with your tabby! I have one named Taylor! I am a sucker for the stripes!!! Thank you for opening up your home.
-Ash-

Sarah said...

LOVE your kitchen and your kitten!!! ; )

You're so organized!!!

Shoshanah said...

I love the granite counter tops!

Ellen said...

Wow what a clean pantry. And what a sweet kitty. I like how your wine glass rack keeps them out for use but out of the way. Clever!

Rachel said...

You've got a GREAT kitchen! Love the color scheme you went with. I think I now need a wine rack like yours now! Also...you should do a tutorial on here for the wine cork board. I'd love to know how to make one, as we have many corks lying around our apartment!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I enjoyed reading your blog today. So glad to find it.

I am still new to the land of blog, but so loving reading others stories. Everyone has a story and so many of them are so touching....
Hope you will stop by for a visit.
The May give-away has started and this month there will be 10 winners. I will be blogging from Disney World soon...

Anonymous said...

Loved seeing this even though seeing it in person is even better! I LOVE that you have my placemats out--- they look good :)

Mrs. Cup said...

Love your kitchen...and your kitten is SO cute!!!

kim_brough said...

How do you make the cork boards? I have several corks saved but am not quite sure what to do with them.

PS: Your cat wouldn't make it at my house-- mine aren't allowed on the counters! :)

Adventures in Newlywed said...

What an adorable kitty! And I love turqouise too - sadly Newlywed Husband already owned the bulk of the furnishings (and the house!) when we got married...so everything we have is earth-tone, neutrally colored :(

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

Such a cute kitten! And I'm so jealous of your clean pantry!

Lacey said...

Your kitchen is lovely! And your new kitten is adorable...I love his little facial expression!

Stace said...

I looove your kitchen. Kitchen islands are awesome, I wish I had one! Also, love your wine cork idea, I save mine in a jar but never thought to make a cork board!

Rebecca said...

Such a cute kitty! I remember when mine was that little!

The kitchen is lovely, you've done a great job decorating!

Jocelyn said...

Love your kitchen! I'm getting new counters and backsplash this week... can't wait!

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