Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Kitchen Lovelies

Farmhouse Kitchen Decor

As the hot weather continues, I am trying to complete some small organization projects in the house where it is cool.
Kitchens get so much use it seems they are always requiring constant cleaning and straightening.


So many gadgets and people using those gadgets really can mess things up. I had all three of my big girls gone last week, so I did some sprucing in the kitchen. Amazing how much cleaner the house was with only three of us here.


I love my cozy kitchen and though it is not modern, it has all I need to feed this family.


I'll share what I have been up to this week. Just the basic things that help keep my kitchen running as smoothly as possible. In two weeks everyone will be back to school and life will be so busy that I want the kitchen dialed in so getting everyone fed in the mornings and making dinners goes as quickly as possible.
For me, organized drawers and pantry help to keep things running smoothly.



36 comments:

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

I also try to get the needed tasks done in the cool morning hours. This heat is really taking it's toll on my housekeeping skills. I read another post this morning about being ready for Fall housecleaning....I am ready for that! Your kitchen does appear to be a cozy place to be. I know what you mean about how much cleaner it stays when there are less people in the house. Cute pictures of your kitchen space!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I am getting ready to iron before it gets hot. I love your kitchen, Elaine. :D It always makes me smile. It is my favorite thing about your home other than your fantastic patio.

Shelia said...

HI Elaine! OH, I just love seeing all your sweet vintage things. It is such a satisfying feeling getting all organized, isn't it? I see so many things in this post I would snatch away if I could! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Patty@Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Is school starting up already? Your kitchen shelf always looks so cute. I love the milk bottles.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Your schools start earlier then ours do up here, but it's always a fun time of year. Hectic it seems for the families, but fun.

I am rather looking forward to September, crisp nights, and warn days.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Kris said...

I am constantly cleaning and reorganizing my kitchen pantry and drawers. I have been thinking about you, and wondering if there have been any more eggs?
XO Kris

Lois' Laughlines said...

I am in love with your cute little white stove. An organized kitchen is an efficient kitchen. Any you're right it has been HOT.
blessings to you.

laurie said...

such a fresh country kitchen you have, love the colors, we are just the two of us now it is very quiet, somedays I long for the busy back to school preparations, but then I come to my senses, ha ha, (just kidding),,,,

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Elaine~
I don't recall ever seeing this little chest o'drawers or the shelf over it ...so cute. I have a chest o drawers in my kitchen too. For linens and things.
I'm going to check other posts about your kitchen. I thought I'd seen it all!
I like to stay cool and putter inside when it's hot out, too!
Pat

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Elaine -- loving that shelf with the old red handles. I also love your collection of graters and rasps -- very cool. Your *look* is very similar to mine :)

Blessings!
Gail

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

You know I'm loving all your red, Elaine! You kitchen is lovely indeed and so cozy! And yes, keeping the kitchen straight and clean is always a challenge because we use it so much, I agree! But you have such a lovely kitchen....you don't mind staying in there a little longer straightening, now do you? :)

Have a great day, my friend!
Tammy

Debbiedoo's said...

I love your kitchen Elaine! Such a happy place. Not to mention you have the cutest decor, both vintage and modern!~

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your kitchen vignette! That shelf using old utensil handles is wonderful!

NanaDiana said...

I hear you, Elaine. When I don't have kids underfoot I can move mountains...but I would rather sweep up the sand piles!;>) Hard to believe that school starts in just a few short weeks.

Love all your kitchen pictures. It looks bright and cheery- xo Diana

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

You have the cutest things Elaine...love the rustic shelf with the old kitchen items...

Sweet .n. Simple said...

I LOVE an organized kitchen! I have been going through my cupboards and wiping down, getting rid of, and organizing too... such a good feeling! Love all your red goodies:) Have a happy day.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

i love that little vintage toy stove in your kitchen. I have a green metal kenmore one from my childhood home but I have never displayed it in the kitchen. I'm getting ideas! Thanks!

Rose H (UK) said...

Love the kitchen! What interesting things you have in there :o)

Tracy said...

Your kitchen is always so charming, Elaine! :)

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

It's always fun to see your pretty vintage things. Your little oven reminds me of this play oven my grandmother gave me when I was a kid. The mushrooms are too cute, and the roosters are wonderful.

You'll be happy in a few weeks when life gets hectic that you've taken the time to get everything neat and tidy.

Sweet Tea said...

I love all your kitchen pretties, especially the polka-dots!

Cottage and Broome said...

Hard to believe school starts in two weeks. We don't start until after Labor Day. Love all your kitchen goodies, the S & P shakers are so cute. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

Cottage and Broome said...

Hard to believe school starts in two weeks. We don't start until after Labor Day. Love all your kitchen goodies, the S & P shakers are so cute. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

Mary said...

That is a very cute corner of the kitchen. I had a oven like that...humm wonder where it is? I just became your newest follower. Great posts.

Barb said...

Hi Elaine,
I like the reds in your kitchen...so bright and cheery.
I like my drawers to be tidy..I'm always going through them and putting things where I want them.
Have a good week
Barb from Australia

Terri said...

Love the red and green and I hope you keep your blog as it is, without adding lots more ads and reviews. It is just so much more reader friendly.
Thanks for an uplifting blog.

Terri

Kerin said...

Hi Elaine..
How nice for you to have a spare moment to get some organizing done.
I love when I have a few moments here and there to organize!

Love those old graters!! Where did you find them??

Have a good day.

Kerin

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what wonderful treasures and you have them displayed so beautifully. Great eye candy. Thanks for joining TTT.

Renae said...

We (my sister and me) had that little white stove. Your complete arrangement is so darling.

o + im your newest member.

Chenille Cottage said...

Just look at your sparkling clean kitchen, Elaine! I love every inch of it..and, oh...Your chickens! They are the perfect mascot for your family! All of your RED accents add such a warm and inviting country charm.
Thank you for sharing your newly organized kitchen...
Blessings,
Carolynn xo

deb said...

I LOVE those mushroom salt and pepper shakers!!!!!!!!!!

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

I LOVE it! My first home was decorated very similar to this! I still have some pieces of the vintage kitchen ware with red accents!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I just love a kitchen with red in it!! Mine is red and a pale yellow and I have a lot of the vintage red and green pieces too!
A real delightful post!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Toodie said...

What a neat kitchen! Love the old graters!

Sarah said...

Fun vintage things in your kitchen. Love the red and white accent! I agree, organized homes make things run smoothly. ;-)

Tammy said...

I love all the vintage pieces! Everything looks pristine:) Thank you for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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