Kitchen Love...Again

I have been browsing Pinterest again.  Found a couple of dreamy pictures to add to my "Kitchen Love" folder.

First I have a French-inspired old world kitchen with exposed beams.  Who doesn't love that?  What kitchen would not look better with some exposed beams?  Ok, maybe a few kitchens out there, but really, I love those giant hunks of wood overhead.

via Pinterest
But what I really love is the blue of the island with the color everywhere else.
If hubby would let me, I would paint my island*.  But he and the boys think that even speaking of such a thing is borderline heresy.  "Look at how the builder worked to feature the two types of wood.." they say.  "Why would you want to cover that up?"

*every time I say "my island", I think of that crazy Irish guy in Braveheart , talking about Ireland....

But anyway...

My Island

My kitchen
Maybe they are right and I would regret it.  I am happy enough with the wood for now.

via Pinterest
You can tell I like yellow kitchens.

I also saved pictures of kitchens with copper pots.  I am loving the photo here because it features four of my favorite kitchen loves:  glowing copper pots, a wall color that I am partial to, a lovely antique light fixture, and of course, an amazing commercial range.

I used to have a range similar to this...oh how I loved him.  He was a six-burner, dual oven Garland with a 24 inch griddle.  He was huge and heavy.  He oozed charm.  But he had a few important issues that needed fixing and I could never ever find anyone to work on him.  He was moody about his ovens working and he wasn't very interested in being precise regarding temperature either.  When we bought the new small stove, we marveled at being able to bake at 350, 400, or even 450 degrees!  (The whole "different temperature" idea just wasn't Garland's thing...He pretty much liked 350 and stayed there)But he helped me get through cooking for my son's wedding and for that I am grateful.  I hope (*sniff*) that he's happy out there somewhere with his new family from Ohio.
My old Garland
I have got to get busy!  Have a great weekend! 

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Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Soo gorgeous- I love the wood in your kitchen- I hear you on wanting to paint too! :)

camp and cottage living said...

I love that blue too. But I honestly don't think I would be brave enough to cover your beautiful island with paint either. It looks like it has a lot of custom work done to it! You are probably more daring than me, though.
Maybe you could paint your cabinets the blue if you really like it so much.
Just a thought.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I am in love with your kitchen. You have so much character and workspace with your island area.

Honey at 2805 said...

I love your kitchen! The island is wonderful, but I do understand the pull to the blue. I can see shy you like yellow kitchens....yellow is such a happy color!

Thanks for linking up Potpourri Friday. You are a real asset to the success of this party and I appreciate you! I will look forward to seeing what you create for next week!

CAS said...

Your kitchen is beautiful. We are considering painting our island, but it's not all custom like yours. I don't know if I could do it or not. I'm sure it will look great if you do decide to paint it.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog & following. It's always fun to meet new blog friends. I'm now following you, too!
:) CAS

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Cathy,
I love a yellow kitchen too with hits of red.. I also added this photo from Houzz to my Houzz folder. I do love the center island and I agree with you the beams are amazing...
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Ellen said...

Cathy, you have a great kitchen, its such a final decision to paint. I have been hemming and hawing about painting my house trim and just haven't been able to commit.. if I had a better vision on the final outcome. My husband is a carpenter and he like wood tones, but I just need a change and I think I would love it all painted....cabinets and all...

ain't for city gals said...

It would be scary painting that beautiful wood...reminds me once of re-doing my sis-in-laws living room...she had this old brick fireplace...I wanted paint it so bad but she was afraid..we never did...I was kind of glad. Looking forward to reading your past and future posts.


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