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Friday, March 13, 2009

My Dream Kitchen

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The Essentials: A killer range, gorgeous tiles, a marble table (for everything from making pastries to serving breakfast), oil paintings and folk art, colorful bottles, a dash of pink...
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high ceilings, big windows (with a beautiful view), and one amazing upholstered chair (preferably tattered) for reading the newspaper and sipping coffee...
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And finally, a long pine table for French-style dinner parties, flower arranging, magazine reading, purse organizing, bread making, inviting over the young Jack Nicholson (hah!)...What's in yours!?


UPDATE! A comment from the lovely Helen:
"A gorgeous place! I, too, want a tattered upholstered chair in my kitchen ...
Well, my cupboard is itsy-bitsy-teeny-tiny, so my perfect kitchen would be just a touch bigger than it is now ... a wall full of Majolica plates, small glass bottles for garden clippings, a big pedestal table in the middle of the room, mismatched chairs (at least one in turquoise), and maybe even a fireplace ... is that too much to ask?"

And from talented Tina Tarnoff:
"One of the things I have in my kitchen is my easel, my canvases, my paints... My studio is too small to hold it all and has been reserved at the moment for my papercuting gear. The kitchen is small and the easel gets in the way, the paint is all over the floor... but never in the food, I promise! But the easel looks so pretty in there. So in my huge dream kitchen (that looks very much like the one you are describing!), I would also have a huge, old, wooden easel, with a huge painting on it that I would be working on. I would like high ceilings and lots of light too. Oh, and flowers and copper pots."

From Char: "A battered pine table for friends to sit while I cook, a large range and fridge with plenty of room to hold whatever I'm working on, scads of counterspace, an old stone sink and a wide window sill with plenty of light to grow herbs to snip as I need them. And a coffee pot with well loved mugs so we can drink coffee together."

And from Anna:
"I found a house with an okay kitchen but beautiful arts n crafts decor everywhere else, with original early 1900's fixtures. I imagined 3X5 BW photographs of relatives and ancestors in rectangle or oval guilded frames of all types, hung in no particular pattern about the countertop on adjacent walls in the kitchen to bring it back to the age of the home. My kitchen would be the heart and soul of who I am, with reminders of all who came before, and who made meals for each other and nourished each other in their homes."

So lovely...

Photos by the amazing James Merrell. (I'm starting to run out of synonyms for the word beautiful. There simply are not enough in the English language. )

15 Comments:

Blogger Helen said...

A gorgeous place! I, too, want a tattered upholstered chair in my kitchen ...

Well, my cupboard is itsy-bitsy-teeny-tiny, so my perfect kitchen would be just a touch bigger than it is now ... a wall full of Majolica plates, small glass bottles for garden clippings, a big pedestal table in the middle of the room, mismatched chairs (at least one in turquoise), and maybe even a fireplace ... is that too much to ask?

March 13, 2009 at 9:31 AM  
Anonymous Tina Tarnoff said...

One of the things I have in my kitchen is my easel, my canvases, my paints... My studio is too small to hold it all and has been reserved at the moment for my papercuting gear. The kitchen is small and the easel gets in the way, the paint is all over the floor... but never in the food, I promise! But the easel looks so pretty in there. So in my huge dream kitchen (that looks very much like the one you are describing!), I would also have a huge, old, wooden easel, with a huge painting on it that I would be working on. I would like high seilings and lots of light too. Oh, and flowers and copper pots.

March 13, 2009 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger Char said...

a battered pine table for friends to sit while I cook, a large range and fridge with plenty of room to hold whatever I'm working on, scads of counterspace, an old stone sink and a wide window sill with plenty of light to grow herbs to snip as I need them. And a coffee pot with well loved mugs so we can drink coffee together.

March 13, 2009 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Fifi Flowers said...

That is sooooo GORGEOUS... I would spend hours and hours there... I may never leave it acutally... there is LOTS of room for me to paint... and I guess I could cook too... I definitely will not be ironing though!
ENJOY your day!
Fifi

March 13, 2009 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Jessie {A Punctuated Life} said...

I never would have thought to create a large faux mantle above a stove... what an intriguing idea! Thanks!!

Have a Happy Weekend :)

March 13, 2009 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger L. said...

pretty!
great blog!

March 13, 2009 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

I found a house with an okay kitchen but beautiful arts n crafts decor everywhere else, with original early 1900's fixtures. I imagined 3X5 BW photographs of relatives and ancestors in rectangle or oval guilded frames of all types, hung in no particular pattern about the countertop on adjacent walls in the kitchen to bring it back to the age of the home. My kitchen would be the heart and soul of who I am, with reminders of all who came before, and who maked meals for each other and nourished each other in their homes.

March 13, 2009 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Oops-I don't edit well on the fly..,

"made meals for each other"

And the run-ons...oh dear.

March 13, 2009 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

Blogs were meant to have typos! (at least that's what i tell myself since i make so many...) and run-ons are the spice of life!

March 13, 2009 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger Mujer imperfecta said...

beautiful and cossy kitchen!

March 14, 2009 at 2:02 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

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March 14, 2009 at 7:37 AM  
Blogger Bella said...

hi mommy i luv ur blog lots lots lots lots lots

March 14, 2009 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

oh bebe i love you my little blogging girl!

March 14, 2009 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger Songbirdtiff said...

I would love to have a giant antique farmtable. We never eat at the table, but that wouldn't stop me from having one. :)

March 15, 2009 at 4:46 PM  
Anonymous dianeinjapan said...

I love everything about this kitchen!

March 24, 2009 at 11:44 PM  

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