Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Heart of the Home Party!







Welcome to my Kozy Kountry Kitchen!



Wednesday the 13th is the Heart of the Home party at Shelia's blog NoteSongs. I will be joining her for all the fun tours. Make sure you head over and see all of the beautiful kitchens.

AND

Tuesday is always Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life.
Make sure you check all the lovely vignettes out. Lots of wonderful ideas.




No fancy, schmancy counter tops or appliances. Just simple.



See the backsplash? Looks like tile right? It's not... It is a faux finish... One of the things that I love about my little kitchen...
These cabinets are one of the things that sold me on the kitchen 7 years ago when I bought the home.
The house was built over 15 years ago and the kitchen definitely needs some updates, but I still love it the way it is. I know that some of the pros out there will say that there is to much on top of my cabinets ... but I have collected these family items over decades.

If I had all the money in the world what would I change?

I would have white cabinets and a mix of marble and wood counter tops. An apron skirt sink. That's it. Oh, maybe a little bigger foot print and more cabinet space.

I would still have all the clutter... I can't help it... I love it! It reminds me of all the wonderful cooks in my family. All the wonderful holidays and family dinners...
And YES! I would still have all white appliances! How OLD FASHION!


What's on the range? A big pot of Chili! Perfect for a cooler day.


I even keep a glass right by the sink. We still drink sink water every now and then (gasp!)

It is so true! Your kitchen really is the heart of the home. Make sure your kitchen reflects you more than a magazine or "style". Give it more heart than style.


Make sure you check out my giveaway for Fresh Cut Friday on November the 5th!

Info is in the post below...


44 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning Liz...Your kitchen is just perfect my friend..and I love white appliances as they never will go out of style..Girl I did the brown ones years ago and said then I would never fall into that trap again..I now only have white as you can add color but it's so expensive to get rid of appliances that don't match and white goes with everything..Did I tell you I hate stainless steel it reminds me of the school kitchen's ha ha!! I love the cookies jars..are they a man and women..they sure are fun...Thanks Liz for sharing your "Heat of the Home" Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Happy@Home said...

I enjoyed this tour of your kitchen. When I visit new blogs the first thing I look for is the kitchen photos. Love them and yours is so cozy. I wouldn't change a thing ~ it looks perfect to me. I especially like your sweet little vignettes.
Thanks for the tour.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love your kitchen...I am so glad I saw it in real! You have such pretty things in there....and I love the wreath on the pantry door. I need to copy that!!

E. Charlotte said...

Your kitchen is lovely! Very warm and cheery, and so clean! :D

Shelia said...

Hi Liz!! Oh, thank you so much for coming to my party! I adore adore adore your wonderful kitchen! I can see why you wouldn't want anything else. I love white kitchens and the white appliances, I have those too! White never goes out of style! You have the most wonderful personal touches in here and beautiful things! Well, you know how to put it all together too! :)
Thanks again, Dear One!! Your kitchen is truly awesome!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

KATHY said...

your kitchen is soooo warm, and cozy.I wouldn't change it. It's so charming....Kathy

Stephanie said...

I love your kitchen so much. It's warm and Kozy and I too love all the momentos, it's what gives it that "lived in" feeling.

HollyC said...

Hi, I'm visiting from TTT! I love your 'kozy kitchen' to pieces! The cookbooks make for such a sweet display! Thanks for sharing.
~Holly

Blondie's Journal said...

Your kitchen is so warm and pretty. I love the bar, island and the counters...you 'use' them...like me!! ;-D Some call it clutter, I call it necessities!! Just fabulous, Liz!

XO,
Janie

Allison Shops said...

I enjoyed your kitchen tour. It's very welcoming. I hope you'll drop by Atticmag to see our kitchens - it's a three for one!

Allison
Atticmag

Marydon said...

G'eve Liz ~ It may be simple to you but I love it ... I too love white appliances & wouldn't trade them for this new fangled stuff that is trendy. Your kitchen is wonderful ... now will you put that pot of tea on so we can chat for awhile? Chuckle!
Have a beautiful eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Kim said...

You have a darling kitchen. I really like your plump cookie jars, the tool box holder with plates and your pretty pumpkin wreath. You must enjoy spending time here.

LDH said...

Hi Liz! Ah, you know I feel right at home in your kitchen! It is lovely, warm and inviting! You have lots of sweet items but it doesn't look cluttered at all. Just sweet like a kitchen should look :)

A joy stopping by to visit with you!
Kindly, ldh

Mildred said...

It's a beautiful kitchen just as it is. I love all the special touches: your cookbooks, the pottery, and your lovely towels. It looks like a warm and cozy place to entertain friends and family.

Mary Ellen said...

Liz what a wonderful and Kozy kitchen you have!!! I don't see clutter at all but lots of things that are loved and cherished- and displayed very nicely at that!!

I do love those glass door cabinets- those make my heart patter anytime I see some like that!

Oh I see you have met Ceekay!! I got to meet Marty and Ceekay over a year ago now when I was there. My DH's family lives there so we try and get back now and again! It has to be nice to be near so many great blogging ladies!!

bee blessed
mary

Lori Lynn said...

I love the white 'tool box' with your silver and china in it!!! Have a great evening!
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Betty said...

Hi Liz,
What a beautiful kitchen. I love the cabinets and your cookbooks in the wire basket. Soooo Cute
Thank you for Visiting My Cozy Corner.
xoxo
Betty

Regina said...

hi,
what a wonderful cosy kitchen you have,i love it.
have a nice day,
regina

Sandy said...

Liz, You have a wonderful kitchen, love the glass front cabinets, and if you had not told I would have never known that was not real tile.
Loved the way you have the plates on top of the cabinets, I have never tried placing them that way. Thanks for sharing your wonderful home.
Sandy

A Hint of Home said...

Your kitchen is warm and inviting. Your cabinets are pretty as they are.

SmilingSally said...

Hi Liz,

I love your kitchen, especially your cabinets--they're maple, aren't they?

Check out my book giveaways.

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Liz, I have to tell you, I love your kitchen. The cabinets in the house we are moving from (the original "My Cottage of Bliss" house) are the light wood like yours. My countertops are white and and I have white knobs on the doors and drawers. Even though we did the kitchen 15-18 years ago, I have never become tired of the look. Still love it as much today as I did when it was new. White appliances are an absolute MUST for me too. Other colors have come and gone through the years but white is CLASSIC and will always be around.

All of your beautiful accessories add to the cozy, homey feel. Your kitchen oozes endless charm and warmth.

shannon i olson said...

You have a lovely kitchen. Very welcoming. Great photography angles too. I love the wire basket with cookbooks in it.

Atelier de Charo said...

So lovely kitchen, you have many beautiful things and many beautiful treasures!
Love it!

Hugs
Charo

Mimi said...

HI LIZ!!
I love it all!!!
Your kitchen is fabulous!!So welcoming and feels like a kitchen from Martha Stewart!!!
how is daughter ???Any snow there yet???
looking forward to our lunch on the 6th, I am going to be gone now for about 10 days, so I will check back when I return!!!
hugs,
jamie

Lisa said...

It's perfect Liz! You know I'm drooling over all your blue and white! :)

linda t said...

I love your kitchen!
You've inspired me to finally put scalloped shelf paper on your glass cupboard shelves. Love that look!
THANKS!

Carol said...

Oh, I keep a glass by the sink too! It helps to remind me to drink water, and Chickie and I both use it interchangeably! And so convenient!
And what do the pros know??? They have no sentimentality. Your kitchen is lovely!

Carolyn said...

Your kitchen looks so warm and cozy!

Carolyn

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

I love your cozy kitchen. I specially like the space on top of the cupboards for more wonderful things.
Thanks for the visit to my blog.
Michele

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Liz,
Your kitchen is just lovely, so warm and inviting. I love the shape too. I would love to join you for fresh cut Fridays but believe it or not am having kind of a hard time finding fresh cut flowers here in our itty bitty town in North Dakota. I know there is a florist and will have to check out that resource before I finally give up. It is a wonderfully fun idea though!
Valerie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Our kitchens are very similar, even without the granite countertops, etc! ;-) I really like yours and don't think you have too much on top of your cabinets! I don't think I'll ever have anything other than white cabs and appliances (they are hard to keep clean tho!!)

I enjoyed browsing your older posts too!

Katherine

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

P.S. - Our backsplash is also faux painting! My husband did it with masking tape and sponge painting. He also did the wide tone on tone stripes on the outside of the bar area (opposite side of the sink.)

I've also thought about getting an "island" but doubt my husband could handle it after all these years! LOL!

Katherine

Jennifer said...

Beautiful warm kitchen! Lots of pretties to look at!!!

Take care!
~Jennifer

Jeanne said...

What a gorgeous kitchen. It looks like it is right out of a magazine! Perfectly lovely in every corner. Thank for sharing your Heart of Home kitchen.
Hugs, Jeanne

Olive Cooper said...

Hi Liz, I love all of your lovely things in your cozy kitchen. Sometimes more is more. Yes? Every time I de-clutter I go to some estate sale and add back to it! I love my stuff too. thanks bunches for visiting me. hugs♥olive

Gail said...

What a lovely kitchen you have. So warm and cozy....don't change a thing! Thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment about my kitchen.


Enjoy your day.
Gail

Tee said...

Hi Miss Liz! Your kitchen is absolutely charming! I love the silverware caddy and that wreath is so pretty.

Thanks so much for visiting me. Now I'm off to get the low down on Fresh Cut Fridays.

Lindy said...

Your kitchen is just beautiful. I love everything about it. The handled box is adorable. I see a lot of love in this kitchen...

Natasha said...

I love your beautiful kitchen! It looks like it is truly the heart of your home and your special treasures around the place makes the whole room so special. Thanks so much for the virtual tour!

Blessings and best wishes,
Natasha.

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Liz!

Oh my, your kitchen looks so beautiful! I LOVE your island and how cozy everything looks too! I adore the shelve edging , it really adds such warmth! and I love that cherry glass too :) You have fabulous things and it just all evokes such a feeling of comfort too!

Thanks for the fun and super pretty tour!! You are such a sweetie!

Hugs, Cynthia xo

Anita said...

I think you kitchen is just perfect! I love all the things that mean something to you. That's what makes a house a home. There are so many wonderful accessories in there that I would just be looking at everything! We drink sink water too!

The Tablescaper said...

Hi Liz:

I LOVE your kitchen. First off, it's filled with blue and I just love blue, but moreover it's filled with love. All of your beautiful things show it. I'll never be one of those clear the decks people, but my family would probably enjoy a little less clutter. LOL!

Thanks for sharing the heart of your home.


- The Tablescaper

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Liz, I love your kitchen, and I love your commentary. I soooo agree with you (you probably already knew that)! Your kitchen has personality - it's your personality - and it's wonderful! All of your extra touches make it so special. Love the thing holding flatware and plates (was it a tool box?). Love the basket with the pretty ribbon, holding your cook books. And just look at the wonderful display space on top of your cabinets. The plates look so pretty all lined up. laurie