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Monday, August 19, 2013

Romantic Kitchen Tour

I have been "tweeking" the kitchen the last few days and am so pleased with the results.  I did some deep cleaning, changed some of the vignettes on the counter tops, and now the kitchen has a fresh new look.




I started in this corner of the kitchen and worked my way around.   I added some touches of silver to give the kitchen a warmer look for fall. 





I put away my enamel lid burner covers and replaced them with silver lids.  (the stove top is COMPLETELY cleared off before we cook...don't want anything catching on fire)    

I also dry brushed the burgandy shelf over the stove with some white paint, changed the salt and pepper shakers and replaced the large dish on the shelf with a silver lid.

More silver trays and some faux donuts...

 a silver dish filled with potpourri, and for a little whimsey...a silver lid on the vintage bread box!





Next to the bread box is a  collection of vintage crocheted pot holders displayed on a fan shaped metal card holder.  See that cute ice cream cone on the left (the big one!) ?  I found it in the Christmas ornament section at HL the other day... I have always incorporated Christmas decorations into my everyday decorating...lol!


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I got the pretty rose picture (behind the ceramic cake) over the week end at a yard sale.   I dry brushed the gold frame with white paint to tone it down a bit....and added some silver pieces to the vignette. 


I also added some pieces of "food".     I bought the banana split and ice cream cones at the 90% sales last Christmas.


While I had the shelves cleaned off of the hoosier to do some dusting, I decided to put something new on the shelves.




                    I replaced the rose tea pots and dishes with a cupcake and silver theme.



Aren't these little silver bird salt and pepper shakers cute?

Going around the kitchen, we are now at the breakfast/lunch table.




 Here is the before on the left and after on the right.   I added a crocheted piece to the top of the existing table cloth...changed the blackboard....new centerpiece...and tablescape.




I found these cute "you take the cake" paper napkins at TJ Maxx the other day.  I layered the plates and added a faux cupcake on top.  A silver tea cup and a fresh rose from my garden complete the tablescape.

I have the silver crumb "dust pans" handy, to clean up any cupcake crumbs..lol!


I bought this cart at the auction the other day...it was bundled with some other stuff that I paid $5 for.
It was pretty wobbly and had several large rust places, but H put in some screws, slapped on some white paint...and here she is!

I added some cupcakes to the egg basket that this sweet little chicken is guarding!
Ooops....I've went around the room and forgot to show you this little table under the window.
H painted this picnic basket for me a couple of weeks ago.  I intended to have a picnic in the back yard with Kyleigh, but things got "hecktic" and it didn't happen.    So, I decided to use it here....it goes with my cupcake/sweet shop theme...right???





                                       I hope you enjoyed my "Romantic Kitchen Tour".


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49 comments:

  1. Penny,
    You always have the cutest things that all go together. Love all the pretties in your kitchen.
    Kris

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  2. You do have the cutest things, Penny. Your kitchen is cute after all your tweaking- xo Diana

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  3. Wow, your kitchen is stunning! Your little lunch table is absolutely adorable! I'd be cooking and baking all day in there:) Gorgeous!

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  4. Hi Penny, love how pretty and fresh your kitchen looks, I believe since we spend so much time in our kitchens it has to be as beautiful as we can make them ;)
    I also have the same ice cream cone as you, I also purchased it this year at Hoppy Lobby 😃

    Smiles~
    Mari

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  5. Hi Penny! Oh, look at your adorable kitchen! I love all of your sweet vintage things. I love those two vintage mixers up on the shelf. So many lovley things.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  6. Penny,
    So many pretty things!! I love the addition of the silver!! Very elegant! I wish I had more room on my Kitchen to display more but space is quite limited....LOVE all the cupcake items!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  7. It's so refreshing to have a super clean kitchen and change the vignettes for a new look. It always lifts my spirit! You have one of the cutest kitchens I've seen!

    Hugs, Edie Marie

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  8. Your kitchen makes me happy and is so cute. I love that ruffled table cover!

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  9. Your kitchen is totally amazing. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  10. I like the changes you make. You could open a vintage style store or be a vintage shabby chic consultant.

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  11. So many pretties to look at! I like your white cabinets and island. The ice cream and cupcake vignette is adorable! Thanks for coming to tea.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  12. I love how pretty your things are and so sweet...BUT, what amazes me more is how all those pieces blend with each other like they were bought all AT ONCE!!! I love your ice-cream and cupacakes setting, it's picture perfect dear Penny and I also adore your kitchen!
    Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  13. Now I am hungry for a cupcake !

    You have done a lot of work in this lovely kitchen, but I can tell it was a labor of love.

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  14. Gosh, you must have tons of energy! Love checking out what's new at your place. Wonderful ceremic cake cover. Where ever did you get it?
    M

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  15. Sweet kitchen, so much beautiful pinks.

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  16. You have so many beautiful things, love the cupcake area, so sweet...Love the pretty pink touches...

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  17. Oh so special and a delight to poke around in...thanks for allowing me the joy!

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  18. I adore your kitchen Penny! Thanx for sharing at THT.

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  19. Penny your pretty kitchen is such a dream! All pink and white! Love the cupcake theme!

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  20. Penny, I can see that you have been working so hard but it looks like it is a labor of love with all your wonderful pieces. I have some crocheted potholders from my grandmother which I should get out and display like you have done. And that tablecloth is beautiful! Thanks for the tour. Linda

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  21. Oh wow! Everything is gorgeous! It feels so cozy!

    I would love for you to share this (and any other post!) at my Life of the Party link up! It just opened! Im going to poke around your blog a little more. :)
    http://thegrantlife.com/life-of-the-party-1/

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  22. Penny you always amaze me!!! I am stopping by from the homemaking party blog hop! I look forward to your visit at http://www.homemaker-mom.com/2/post/2013/08/red-gold-summertime-tomatoes-all-year-long-you-can-win.html

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  23. Hi Penny! I love each one of your posts you entered this week at the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop! You really have a talent for staging items... Do you have a little store or shop? You should! I'm picking up some great tips from you for my little booth in the antique marketplace!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Deb

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  24. Very pretty kitchen! I have some of the same kitchen items, including the spoon rest and the dish rack. I noticed that yours is painted pink. Mine is still the raw wood, and I am inspired to paint it now!

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  25. I love the chandelier in your kitchen- so gorgeous!

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  26. There are so many touches I love! You did a great job!

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  27. Oh my gosh! Your kitchen is absolutely dreamy! All of it is just, YES!! lol! I love it SO much! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!

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  28. Oh My Sweets! Happy Pink Saturday Penny. I love your kitchen, what a fabulous tour. The cupcakes and cones are fabulous Grace

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  29. Just the right amount of pink for a feminine and romantic kitchen. Delightful! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  30. Penny, love all of your cupcake and food décor! The touches of silver go so well with your pretty pinks. I enjoyed the tour of your delightful kitchen! I spied the apron and oven mitt from your give away win. Looks right at home! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  31. "Sweet" kitchen.
    I think the soft pink is surprisingly pretty in the kitchen. It reminds me of a 50's kitchen, when they had the pink appliances and tiles.
    You have a knack for decorating, that is for sure.
    Pat

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  32. Seriously......your home is perfect
    Happy...Happy...Happy Pink Saturday!
    God bless and strengthen you in all things!

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  33. What a picture-perfect kitchen! I love how you've taken rusty and worn things and redone them into objects of beauty.

    Wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday!
    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

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  34. It is so nice to see your pink satruday.I hope you keep sawing your pink home.Laura

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  35. Penny You have such a pretty kitchen! I don't know where to start..I want everything you have there! The cake stand you found is divine and the ice cream Xmas ornament, perfect! I love the cupcake theme, I have it to some degree in my kitchen too, but with all boys here...can't be too feminine, lol..beautiful Penny!

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  36. Breathtakingly beautiful! Your home is so very romantic! I am delighted that you shared your lovely post with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  37. Your kitchen is very romantic! I love the cart makeover! Thank you for linking at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  38. You have some really beautiful things in your kitchen and I adore that chandelier!

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  39. Hello Penny - your kitchen is very, very romantic - love the use of the lids on the burners and the lace! The knobs are gorgeous too - all too beautiful! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  40. Pretty...I like your sweet treat vignette and the table for two. Thanks for sharing, D@TheShadyPorch

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  41. Thank you for linking up to Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!

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  42. Very gorgeous Kitchen!! I've stopped by in hopes you could help me with something..... I've been nominated in a Martha Stewart Contest and I am needing Votes in order to Win....I was wondering if you would mind taking the time to help me out. I am also, doing a giveaway as a Thanks for your support......just visit my blog for the links! Thanks so much in advance. If you ever need anything for me...I will be glad to return the favor...just let me know!
    Daisy~

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  43. That was lovely. Thanks for sharing.

    Cindy @ Upcycled Design Lab

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  44. Such sweet touches. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays.

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  45. Your kitchen looks so cute and fresh! Love the ceramic cake :)

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  46. Absolutely wonderful kitchen! Thank you for sharing with Sunday View.

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  47. Your blog is very attractive, I cordially greet

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  48. I love your kitchen - so girly and fancy.
    Blessings,
    GG

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