Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Heart of the Home Party!

Hi Bloggerettes!  I'm joining the Heart of the Home Party at Shelia's Note Songs.  Be sure and stop by her place today and take a peek into all the lovely kitchens.
Our home was custom built in 2005 and has a very open floor plan.  It is located in the center of all the home's activities.  The family room is on one side and a formal livingroom on the other.  The morning room sits ajacent to the kitchen and there are no walls.  Decorating the floor plan hasn't been an easy task.  I think it's still a project in the making.


The cabinets are a creamy white and they are very tall.
The center stovetop cabinet and oven hood were designed to look like a separate piece of furniture.  It's painted a soft yellow.

I love my granite counter tops.

The appliances are stainless steel, which I always wanted and now regret.  They are a pain to keep clean.




I've had Mr. Pig for many years.  His nose has been broken several times, but caulking always fixes him up.  He lost his chalkboard long ago but I still love the little oinker.

I really don't have many vingettes on my kitchen counter. I prefer to keep it pretty basic.


I really like my glass front cabinets.  I've always wanted them, so they were a priority in the design.

This is the coffee center where I head to first thing every morning!









If you get tired of looking at the pictures, I understand!  I did get carried away!







This concludes the tour of my kitchen.  I'm so glad that you stopped by for coffee and chit chat.
Don't forget to go over to Shelia's and check out all the pretty kitchens......the heart of the home.

~~hugs~~

59 comments:

Jacqui said...

I love the combination of the cream and white, and Mr Squirrel Nutkin!! Beautiful pictures!

La said...

Your kitchen is so pretty. I love the glass front on some of your cupboards. I would love to have granite counter tops. La

Kathy said...

I've always loved your kitchen..
I think I fell in love with it before I fell in love with you!
Love everything about it .
Color,
Layout,
and I wondered about the stainless steel...I thought you might find the fingerprints a pain.
Oh! Pushahhhh!!! One minor little thing.
Fabulous Kitchen!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Sissie, I love your kitchen. We have just redone ours and ours has a similiar color theme as yours. Love your plates above the cabinets and that gives me some ideas. Of course, I always get ideas from you!! Adore it!

Sherry said...

Oh, Sissie! I have never seen your kitchen. It is gorgeous! I think I will save it for an inspiration file. I would get carried away taking pictures of your kitchen too. Just beautiful!
Sherry

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Sissie,
I am lovin your kitchen! I adore creamy white cabinets and granite countertops. Mine are oak and I would dearly love to change them out to white. We'll see! You have a beautiful home with all your creamy whites; thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your kitchen is beautiful. My kitchen is very utilitarian...no vignettes either.....unless you count the rows of my husbands vitamins!!

Barbara said...

Absolutely beautiful kitchen Sissie! I love everything about it. I'm sure the stainless steel is just a minor inconvenience. hehe

Hugs XX
Barbara

Mari said...

HELLO SISSIE GIRL,

I LOVE YOUR STUNNING KITCHEN, THE CABINETS ARE BEAUTIFUL AND YOUR GRANITE TOPS ARE TO DIE FOR :)
LOVE YOUR MR PIGGY, I ALSO HAVE ONE FOR MANY YEARS!!! YOU CAN STUFF SOME PRETTY HAND TOWELS IN THE HOLES OR A PRETTY WOODEN SPOON OR ONE OF EACH...LOL I PAINTED MY PIGGY PINK AND WHITE AND NAMED HER ROSIE THE PIG....LOL!!! ILL HAVE TO TAKE PIC'S FOR HER TO SHOW YOU :)

XOX~MARI

GardenofDaisies said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous! I love the glass fronted cabinets with the bunnies and cabbages! :-)

bj said...

What a dreamy kitchen..it looks just like I thought your kitchen would look.
I think, of all rooms, our kitchens show our personality and design preference more than any other room.
Very nice, Sissie....

Suzann said...

Sissie,
I just love your kitchen it is so pretty....

Thank you for sharing!
Suzann

katie said...

My O MY what a beautiful home. You are blessed.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Sissy, I love everything about your kitchen, from the white and cream to the beautiful counter tops, and of course the stainless, it's all just gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for letting us into your kitchen! hugs~~~ Daphne

Mary Ellen said...

Sissie what a pretty kitchen!! I love the picture looking out from the island with all those gorgeous window streaming yummy warm sunlight in (can you tell we are having a cold day today!!?)

bee blessed
mary

Donna said...

What a gorgeous space you have, Sissie! I am envious of all of your wonderful counter space! And I really love your white cabinets. Little piggy is so cute, too! I think my favorite part is the glass front cabinets, and all of your gorgeous china! You are so organized!

Terry said...

Hi Sissie! I love your kitchen, very soft, warm and welcoming! I'm drawn to the holder you have by the coffee pot, where did you get that? It's always fun to look at how people decorate their spaces and yours is fantastic!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh your kitchen is a dream. Love the cabinets and the really tall ceilings. I absolutely adore an open floor plan, I sure wish mine was. The detail on your cabinets is beautiful and I really like the glass front cabinets. Your dishes are displayed so beautifully. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

June said...

Sissie, I don't have enough superlatives to do justice to this gorgous kitchen. I dream of having such a space as this my friend. It is filled with so much light and I love that! It is as beautiful as I would have thought it would be. I can only imagine how awesome it would be to cook in. Just lovely my friend.
hugs to you...

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sissie, I love how open and bright your kitchen is. Love your bar stools.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Your kitchen is a DREAM....and I so love the white..ours is white as well.
I just posted an image of one of my kitchen chairs at sunset...come on over and take a look.

I have just joined your delightful blog.
Always appreciate those who tastes are similar to mine...and those who LOVE shabby, like yourself.


Rose

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie of course I love your kitchen! I love your whole house and your style! The kitchen does not disappoint!!

Polly said...

Beautiful kitchen! I love the cream cabinets and how the stove is built like a piece of furniture. The lighting in the glass front cabinets is a very nice touch! I would love to have some glass front cabinets....hmmmmm....wonder if that could be possible here!?!?! wheels are turning!

xo

Polly

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Sissie...Your kitchen is so pretty! I love how that room is such a welcoming place for people to gather. I had a really small kitchen in my last house but now I have a much bigger kitchen, but there is only the 2 of us now. It helps out when the whole family comes on special occasions, though! I just got a stainless steel fridge and you are right, it is a pain to clean but it looks nice! ~Hugs, Patti

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sissy, it is so beautiful! I would love to have a kitchen like that. I think you have to have a really big kitchen to have glass cabinet doors, my cupboards are soooo jammed full, I just have no room. Sissy, I think you live a perfectly charmed life!

Carol

Debbie said...

Your kitchen is beautiful Sissy. I really love the hood, and the special molding touches are really outstanding workmanship. You must be so happy to be bop around there.

Sherrie said...

Your kitchen is stunning. Someday I will have a new kitchen, alas, for the moment I can only dream. So I'll just keep looking at yours and drool. My favorite thing, Mr. Pig. Thank you for sharing (and no I'm not envious) your lovely kitchen.

debi said...

WOW!! Sissie, your kitchen is gorgeous!!! And big!! Thanks for sharing!

CHERI said...

Your kitchen is just awesome. There's not a thing about it I don't like.

Sharing Shadymont said...

Sissie,

Absolutely lovely. Elegant!

My Shabby Roses said...

Sissie, I LOVE your kitchen! I've always wanted a kitchen that opens up to the family room. Everything is just perfect. That kitchen may even make cooking more fun.............maybe.
Love it!
Debbie

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart & soul said...

Hi Sissie...so enjoyed the tour....fabulous space....I could smell the bread baking...just beautiful...
xojana

Leann said...

Hi Sissie

Well I must say that I can see why your kitchen is the center of your home. Simply lovely!

Leann

Barbara Jean said...

LOVE IT!!!!

blessings

barbara jean

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh what a wonderful kitchen you have.. and so organized too... Poor Mr Pig and his broken nose... hope he's recovered well..

Thanks for popping by and your kind comments.. ciao xxx Julie

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sissie,
Thanks for the tour...I always love going on house tours. Your kitchen is amazing...love the glass front cabinets...ahhhh so pretty!!! Also lovin how OPEN your kitchen is and jealous that mine isn't.

Blessings,
Linda

Claudia said...

You have a beautiful kitchen, Sissie! Oh my gosh, what I'd give for all that storage. I love the yellow color on the stove and hood area - it really sets it apart - but subtly.

xo
Claudia

My name is PJ. said...

It's designer beautiful, Sissie - every single inch and angle. I have to laugh because I have a good sized kitchen, but it's manland in my house...so no glass front cabinets and no vignettes except along the cabinet tops where they won't be in his way.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Sissie your kitchen is so pretty, I especially love the touch of yellow!! Did you paint the yellow or did the cabinets come in that beautiful color?

Lisa said...

Gorgeous! I love that you used pale yellow in your kitchen. It is so soft and pretty, with just enough contrast.Gorgeous!

Creative Carmelina said...

ARE YOU KIDDING! YOUR PHOTOS ARE GORGEOUS....AND THE SUBJECT, YOUR KITCHEN IS STUNNING! GIRL YOU COULD FILL A HOME DECOR MAGAZINE WITH SHOTS LIKE THAT!

WHAT A PLEASURE IT MUST BE TO WAKE UP AND ENTER THAT KITCHEN AND PUT THE COFFEE ON....I'LL BE RIGHT OVER OKAY!

GORGEOUS! SPLENDID...WHITE AND PRISTINE, JUST LIKE YOU!!!!

CIAO BELLA

CREATIVE CARMELINA IS OVER THE TOP IMPRESSED!

Maureen said...

Oh Sissie - I love it! My first house had an open floor plan and I loved it but it did pose decorating challenges. I know what you mean about stainless steel - the finger marks!

Aubrey said...

White cabinets, wainscoting, granite countertops, glass front cabinets.... a dream kitchen it is! Your kitchen is fabulous, im sure cooking and baking is an enjoyable pleasure when in your kitchen. I will be sharing your custom creation with my husband this evening. BEAUTIFUL!
Cheers
Aubrey

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh Sissie girl, your kitchen is magnificent! My favorite kitchens are the ones where it looks like there is furniture in there instead of stock cabinets. As much as I hate cooking, if I had a kitchen like this, I'd spend all of my time in there!

Faye said...

Beautiful blog! Thank you for visiting mine today, I'm so glad that you did! I love your earlier post of your mirrors. I noticed a pretty pink file cabinet...I plan to paint mine and it never dawned on me that I could replace the plastic handles with fun handles which looks to be the case on yours. I'll be back to read over more of your blog and I'm following yours too!

Faye
(wildrosevintage)

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Why am I not surprised that your kitchen is absolutely stunning? :-)

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Sissie,
I LOVE your kitchen--it's gorgeous!!! I feel the same way about stainless that you do, but I love the way it looks, so I just get out the windex...lol
But, I love granite countertops...I know you must love yours too!! Your kitchen is spectacular and you have beautiful style!!
Sending hugs your way!
XO
Cindy

Marydon said...

G'eve Sissie ~ I am in total awe of your exquisite kitchen. It is breathtakingly beautiful, warm & inviting. Such lovely accessories, delicate touches. It is so you ...

Gosh! I could sit in here forever & jabber with you ...
Have a wonderful eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Atelier de Charo said...

So lovely and charming kitchen you have!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Your kitchen is beautiful. I love an openness of it, and it looks so inviting. I'll bet you're inspired to cook up a storm in there :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

My Grama's Soul said...

I want to come to YOUR house for coffee....what time is it served please??
(O:(O:

Sissy....beautiful kitchen for a beautiful lady.

Xo

Jo

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sissie, Your kitchen is fabulous! I love the cabinets and hood. What a light and bright kitchen with all the wonderful windows. Perfect!
xoxo, Sherry

Jacqueline said...

Hail to the Queen, far from training you are living in your beautiful world. What a beautiful home you have! You are so blessed and it is such a peaceful elegant feel. I call it a respite!

My kitchen is Tuscan with deep orange and golds and soft browns and barn red walls...black furniture and appliances. They are tough to keep clean too!

It seems the longer we blog the more wonderful friends we make and then we all have such a tough time getting around to visit each other. It was a treat to come visit tonight before bed. Night night!

Rustique Gal said...

Oh, Sissie, I'm green with envy! Your kitchen is my new dream kitchen. I love the cabinets and the configuration and the stuff and the countertops and the glass doors... BTW, I have wondered about the stainless steel hype. I never cared for it much myself-all those fingerprints and waterspots. Loving your blog!
Sherry

Allison said...

Your kitchen is beautiful, Sissie! So nice and crisp and fresh looking. Love the white! Your dishes are gorgeous. I have the same pig! Isn't he fun!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Your kitchen is just lovely Sissie!
I love the yellow on the range and all your gorgeous china!
And I agree about the stainless steel!
It is a pain in the butt to keep clean!
Hugs to you,
Cindy

Rosemary said...

Wow!
I love your kitchen, it's a lot like mine.
We have the same taste!
I don't mind cleaning my stainless, I just use a bit of soapy warm water, and a soft cloth to dry.
Works great!!
xo,
Rosemary

Christie said...

Coming over from 'Heart of the HOme!' Your kitchen inspires me! I love the soft colors and wooden floors...my dream to have new good cabinets and light walls and do a soft cream and toffee check for some accents...marking yours for my decorating inspiration! So very pretty! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Sissie, your kitchen is dreamy! It is sooo what I wish I could redo my kitchen into! What would you change out your stainless steel appliances to? Love that you painted the stove area creamy dreamy yellow to make it stand out! Sweet piggy, too. Those glass fronted cabinets really show off your great dishes.

Love,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

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