Thursday, March 25, 2010

I Love My Kitchen

Hi Bloggerettes!  Many of you have asked to see my kitchen, so here it is.  It's not really all that special, but I had a great deal to do with the design. 

I chose cream colored cabinets, called the Charleston design.
And the granite has a brown golden tones.
I chose to go with a warm antiqued yellow for the
stovetop.  The builder advised me against it, but I was deadset to breakup all the same color and create a piece that looked like furniture.

Pay no attention to the liquor bar, I never go there. Well,
maybe sometimes.  It all depends on other people's attitudes! LOL!

Well, there you have it.  I usually don't like to
show too much of my house, because it might come off as
bragging.  But, since you asked, I am happy to do so.



Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh my..your kitchen is stunning! i'll bet there's a lot of "la bonne cuisine" going on in there! merci for sharing...tres, tres beau mon amie!

Gypsy Brocante said...

Sissy~ It's P*E*R*F*E*C*T !! Your attention to detail always amazes me .... love,love, love the stove. We are in the middle of a kitchen re-do ... I can only hope mine comes out halfway as good as yours! And please ... will you do some more "bragging" as you put it ? I would love to see more of your home ... and I'm sure others would too .. go on BRAG GIRL!!


Kathy said...

Braggy, schmaggy...We love seeing houses!!!
Love your kitchen and I'm glad you stuck to your guns on the color.
Very rich and custom looking!
I have a seating counter simular to yours. I like the added touch of the pillars at the curve and ends...
See why we like seeing other homes....
some great ideas come to fruition!!!!
Thanks for sharing Sissie...
Happy weekend!
xox~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Marla said...

Yes, show us more of your house, it is not braggy, you are giving inspiration and ideas. your kitchen is so very beautiful. What color is the moulding in your kitchen, is it cream too? I have white cabinets that are identical to your, but I have been wanting less of the stark white color and want it to blend in to the wall color, when ever I do choose the wall color. Glad that you stuck with your gut and got the yellow on the cookstove top area, that is so pretty. Marla

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm so glad you shared, Sissie! I love seeing other people's houses. If I could take half way decent pictures, I'd share more of my own {I just do snippets}. I can't not pay attention to the liquor bar because you have a BUNNY on it and it looks like a wonderful piece! I like the lightness you have going on here. I think after spending 25 years with oak everything, I'm drawn to the lighter look now.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sissie, I love your kitchen and how you used the warm gold on your stove top; genius! I like breaking up a colour scheme too, I think it makes it more interesting and special too. Thanks for sharing it with us. We'd all love to see're not bragging; you inspire!


Alison said...

Smart girl to stick with your design intead of caving to the builder. After all, he's not the one who has to wake up to it every day! And I love the warm gold color for the stove area. Your kitchen looks both functional and pretty! Thanks for showing us.


Nancy said...

I love your kitchen! If I were to do mine over again, it would look much the same. I really like white cabiinets and I loooove beadboard! You did a great job with your choices!


Treasia Stepp said...

It's gorgeous. I really like the buttery yellow to show case the stove top. Great choice I think.

Nancy's Notes said...

Sissy, what a beautiful kitchen! I love that it's light and bright, the colors are just awesome! I love looking at houses too, like ideas, thanks for sharing!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Sissie I just loved seeing your awesome beautiful kitchen and Hey all the gals here in blogland love to see pictures of your home...Just beautiful my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Debby said...

Sissie, your kitchen is beautiful, wow, I love everything about and I am giggling about that darned liquor cabinet...hehehe...thanks for sharing.

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

I love your kitchen, Sissie!! Wow, it looks like it belongs on a design show!! Beautiful!!


Paula said...

Dear Sissie,

Please do show more of your home. You are not being braggy at all!!!!! You love your home and there is nothing wrong in sharing it! It is beautiful and I would love to see more!!! Your kitchen is gorgeous!!! You did a wonderful job designing it. I love the cream colored cabinets and the countertops. When my dear husband finishes painting the walls and some furniture pieces he will start on our cabinets. I would love new countertops too, as ours came with dark green! Eeeek! :) I love the stovetop and it does look like a beautiful piece of furniture. So glad you did not listen to the builder. You must love cooking in your lovely kitchen!
Love, Paula

Mari said...


LemonyRenee' said...

SweetiePie, you have never come off as anything but kind, charming, and hospitable to me. I love to see your home. Gorgeous kitchen!

Sandy said...

What a beautiful space, and I think the creamy yellow is perfect!!!
I checked on your package, and it said it showed up on the 22nd???? Do you have it, I hope???? Have a good weekend! Sandy


Brag away! Your kitchen is beautiful! I imagine your whole home being as beautiful as you are my dear! You have a wonderful sence of style and charm and elegance and I for one am so glad you share it with us.

Kathysue said...

sissie, so glad you did not listen to the builder, your instincts were spot on. I love the look of your stove area, it made a wonderful kitchen that much more wonderful, great job. Kathysue

Riet said...

What a what a beautiful kitchen Sissie. Wonderful space and I love the colours.

Victoria said...

Ok, I am now going to look over at my dinky, out of date, tiny apartment kitchen and cry!!! Wow, your kitchen is gorgeous and I love how open it is...oh, lovin' your liquor cabinet too:)

Blondie's Journal said...


I say, "Bring it on!" I love getting inspiration from other homes, much of the reason I love blogging. And your kitchen is a showpiece! Love the creamy cabinets and buttery color around the stove. You really have such a great eye for decorating. I could sincerely use your help!

Happy Thursday! :-)


Deb said...

Your kitchen is beautiful ~ love the colour of the cabinets and counter.

Lululiz said...

Your kitchen looks so welcoming and warm and cosy. I could quite happily spend time in there with you, drinking a cup of tea or coffee and chatting away.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Brag? I know I don't speak for only myself when I say that There is no bragging in Bloggerville! There is only sharing! We live for tours and transformations!

You are a darling for taking the plunge by sharing your charming kitchen with us! Love the double ovens and your vent hood! The cooktop cabinets really gives the kitchen that nes sais quoi. Great mix of solid and glassed cabinet doors. Your colors are so light and fresh. Great barstools, love the backs! The granite is wonderful and your backsplash is a lovely compliment. You have a very sharp "eye" and your instincts were spot on!

Thanks for sharing! It was such fun and very inspiring!


Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Love your kitchen and glad you shared. Share more pictures I don't see it as bragging, love to see what others do to get inspired.

Terri Smith said...

Ah Sissie, thank you for sharing your beautiful kitchen. I wish mine were as lovely, I'd probably cook more. Mine is what is known as a galley-kitchen. Practical, yes. Roomy, not so much. I would love to have the space and the openness yours has. And that bar wouldn't be so bad either. Ha ha Seriously..I appreciated you allowing us so graciously into your home.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Beautiful Kitchen, I love the creamy yellow, great choices! Cindy

Tanza said...

Hi Sissie,
It's BEAUTIFUL in your kitchen .. loVe the warm whites, and your stove .. ooolala ..loving it all !! That's okay girlie, you be a braggar hahaha ... You have every right to do so !! It's the cats meow .. I LoVe to peel into all your lovely homes .. soo fun .. You have a fabulous Friday sweet one ~
hugs ~tea~xo

Debra@Common Ground said...

LOVE the two colors you used and the hood over the stove, oh my gosh, It's wonderful!! It looks so fresh. Brag-On Girl, you pulled off a great design!

Lori said...

Sissie, your kitchen is gorgeous...i love the soft looks like a wonderful place to linger over meals and enjoy the company of friends and family...

Crystal said...

Your attention to detail, Sissy is so keen. So glad you did not listen to your builder, they are usually just speaking out of what everyone else is "doing". I don't care if they say "custom" builder or not. I would love to see/hear more of your bragging :), so to speak.

Have a wonderful Friday.

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

Your kitchen is beautiful....I adore the yellows. You know, that is a funny thing you say about people asking for more and then thinking you are showing has backfired on me several times.....hmmmm, doesn't stop me though! It's perfectly natural to want to share your surroundings and I'm so glad you did...xo,jana

Rebecca said...

OK...I'm going to pick your brain...K?

Where did you get your cabinets? Custom?

Do you like wood floors? I hear some say they love them and some say they do not!

Do share!

LOVE IT! BRAG SCHMAG...share all you want.



Oh that's not bragging sissie!!!
it's like looking into a magazine! love what you've done with your kitchen...
and it is a great thing that you didn't listen to the builder! what you did with the offset colour is create some wonderful visual interest!!!!!!

show us more! brag away!!!!!

seriously lovely!
ciao bella

alice said...

Sissie, I love your kitchen. I have two colors in my kitchen also. My have the ralph lauren glaze on them for age. You did a splendid job!
Thanks for showin',tellin' & braggin' LOL!!
smiles, alice

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Sissie, You have a very beautiful kitchen and I love that stove!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Oh, i love your kitchen tooo!!! WOW. Beautiful!
Thank your for saying hi. Happy Spring!
Gros bisous

~ Regan said...

Bragging?? Pa-leez!~ I love seeing your beautiful home... Show us more sometime soon. You have a wonderful, breezy way of decorating, And I for one love it!

Great color choice on the stove by the way. Just goes to show some builders just don't have a great imagination!

Amy Kinser said...

Sissie, I am not surprised at all at how beautiful it is.

June said...

Sissie your kitchen is beautiful. I certainly don't see it as bragging when people show their homes and creativity. It edifies us all to see the talents that others go on and BRAG!

Linda K. said...


I love looking at other people's homes! Your kitchen is very pretty and the stove area is gorgeous. You don't brag at all, my dear. I look for ideas I can incorporate into my own without spending a fortune. You are blessed to have a beautiful home. Love it and thank you for showing it to us.


Low Tide High Style said...

Sissie your kitchen is gorgeous, and good for you for sticking to your guns and getting that lovely color for your range hood! And brag away, when you have a house as lovely as yours, you shouldn't hide it under a bushel basket! I love it!

Kat :)

Tammy said...

Hi Sissie, thanks for stopping by. Never be afraid to reveal all the blessings in your life, including a beautiful kitchen. :) It's a lovely space and deserves special mention. Loved your memories of grandma's attic. What a wonderful place it was! I loved playing in my Mamaw's box of shimmery, glistening costume jewelry and slathering my face with her Oil of Olay. Whenever I smell it today, I am awash with fond memories. Your pillows are so beautiful! Hope you are having a fantastic Friday. many blessings, Tammy

Tracie said...

Your kitchen is so cute! If I was to think about what your kitchen might look like, this is exactly what I would have imagined. I love those cute cabinets!

GypsyNurse said...

I am driving full speed.. should be there by am...Oh.. did you forget..?
The adoption papers should have been delivered by now..?

Dorthe said...

Sissie dear, your kitchen is a wonderfull place to be,I can see, I so love your colors, and that it is a very cosy place,where it is possibly to work, and relax in the same time,---maybe with a little drink.....yes.
Love and hugs, Dorthe

mariondee-designs said...

Your kitchen is just gorgeous and I love how you did the range hood and stove a different colour! I have never seen that before and think it look absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing! take care, Maryann

Claudia said...

Oh Sissie, your kitchen is beautiful! You should be proud of it and we love, love to see photos of your home. You aren't bragging, although I think you are perfectly justified if you want to!


Annie Louise said...

Hi Sissie,
I am so glad you shared pictures of your wonderful kitchen. Good choice on the range hood, it looks great! Please, Please, share more of your home--i do not consider it bragging at all--I consider great inspiration and maybe there is hope for my home:) Thanks once again for sharing, anxiously awaiting more of your beautiful posts.

My Grama's Soul said...

Good morning Sissie......I LOVE that kitchen of yours. I, too, am a golden/brown type of gal and I so love to see that color pallet in a home.

It is simply stunning.



My name is PJ. said...

Sissie, It's GORGEOUS! G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! You have such an eye for detail! Wow, you really needed to be my next door neighbor. How did we manage to screw that up??!!

Showing your house would not come off like bragging! You're silly! People LOVE to see the insides of each other's houses when they read blogs - especially one owned by someone with an eye for detail!

Please, please don't limit what you post, no matter the subject, by what you think others will think. There are legions of us who love you for you, regardless and/or because of what you post. xo

anything shabby chic said...

HI!!! I am new to your blog and just love it!!! Very beautiful kitchen!! I personally love to follow blogs that show their house. I started blogging this year and I am in the process of showing bits and piece's of my home. I will enjoy coming back!!

Plumrose Lane said...

What a beautiful kitchen, I love how you changed the stove area, fabulous! So happy to have found your blog, really enjoyed my visit.
All the best♥

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh Sissie! You kitchen is just beautiful! And I am glad you stuck to your guns about the different color of paint on the abinets because it turned out wonderful!

have a great day! said...

Your builder didn't know he was working with the 'diva' did he?? He was WRONG, it is just what I would want. Lisa

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