Friday, October 8, 2010

Show Us Your Life - Kitchen

Happy Friday Ya'll!

Today's edition of Show Us Your Life over at Kelly's Korner is Kitchens
I'm finding this very ironic since I just posted on Tuesday about my dream kitchen... and clearly what you are about to see.. is something far different from my dream kitchen!
As a matter of fact, when I purchased my condo 3 1/2 years ago, I barely knew how to boil water, so my selling point of my condo, was certainly not the size of the kitchen [as you will quickly be able to tell!]

{disclaimer: i didn't realize that my flash was not on prior to taking my seasonal pictures this morning - sorry for the change in color of pictures! - one day i will learn the settings on my camera!}

walking into the kitchen
yes there is only one way in and one way out... not the ideal "hang out" like in most families homes
the cut out looking into the family room and over the kitchen table
here is a more seasonal approach to what the cut out looks like during the fall
the stove and refrigerator side of the kitchen
the seasonal picture - a new hand towel and new spoon rest
[the brown one unfortunately has seen better days - the score for the spoon rest is Justin 3 - spoon rest 0]

i always have a candle on the candle burner and this season it just happens to be my favorite
Bath and Body Works Leaves
i'm slightly embarrassed to admit this - but part of the selling point to buying this condo was the crown molding that they had put up in the kitchen
do you see how they painted the middle stripe of the 3 groves - LOVE IT!
the kitchen table
and the seasonal decorations of my pumpkin candle
Trust me - this is in no way my dream kitchen, but it works for now!
Needless to say - I will have much higher standards for my next house when it comes to the kitchen!

Now head on over to Kelly's Korner and link up - I would LOVE to see your kitchen!

25 comments:

Tamar SB said...

What a sweet kitchen! I love the color on the wall against the cabinet color! And your fall decorations make it so warm and welcoming!

Tamar

Ashlee McCrary said...

I love your kitchen tho! You decorated it beautifully! Its the exact same layout ours was in our old townhome. Ours was small too, but it was home & I still sometimes miss it.

Heather said...

I don't many girls our age that have their dream kitchen, but it's fun to dream right?! :) Maybe one day we will get it! I think yours is so cute and you have decorated it so pretty!! I love the crown molding too!

~SHO~ said...

Love that wall color & crown molding! I bet your condo smells great! Makes me want to bring out a warm smelling candle :)

Blessings~
S
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~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

Very cute! I love the wall color you have.

Abramyan Avenue said...

Very pretty! Love your crown molding and love the wall color!!

Beth McC. said...

I love it! Thats it I am buying one of those candle burners I think I need that since I have a huge love for candles!!

Happy Friday!

Caitrin said...

I love the cut out window in your kitchen! And you have some cute fall decorations up!

Wiz said...

I love the way you have decorated. So cute!

Adam, April & Aidan said...

You have done a great job with it! I apparently am the only person that still actually burns my candle at the wick. I am running out to buy a burner right now!

Miranda said...

LOVE IT! I love the colors and the cute decorations!!!! :-)

Miranda :-)

Becki said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your white cabinets and the crown molding. I would love crown molding on my bedroom. How well does the candle burner work? I have a problem of forgetting to blow mine out and I am pretty sure my husband is ready to ban candles in our home! Have a great weekend!

Lindsay said...

I LOVE all your fall decorations. And candles...yum! :)

lemonadegal said...

Cute kitchen! Just think -- bigger kitchens = bigger mess. :) I love how you have added fall.

{Amber} said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Our kitchens look like they are the same size. I wish I could find a picture of my kitchen in my old apartment. There was no counter space at all, it was horrible! I love the wall color with the white cabinets. And as always, it's great to meet a fellow Buckeye!

Ruth said...

cute kitchen! mine isn't much bigger

Ashley said...

So fresh & clean, love it!!! =) Love the pumpkins on the bar area!

Bekah said...

Hey you have a butler's kitchen too! :) I love your wall color. I've wanted to paint mine darker, but with the tiny room and the dark cabinets, I don't think I can swing it. I have never seen molding painted like that before, but I'm with you - LOVE IT!!! Here's to both of us one day getting our dream kitchens! Thanks for stopping by to see my room

Shoshanah said...

I think it's really cute! My favorite part is probably the cutout looking into the family room, but I love all your little fall touches too

Lindy said...

Love your kitchen, Lindsey! I was just thinking how much I liked the crown molding when I read how much you liked it as well! Very neat and the wall color is great!

Angie said...

I loved your silver pumpkins!

Kerri said...

Love the silver pumpkins and the molding! It may be small but it seems very functional!

Mom2One said...

The molding is gorgeous and I love your silver pumpkins! Your kitchen is very warm and welcoming. =)

Karen At Home said...

Hi there, stopping by from Kelly's Korner. I had to say hello since I am also from Ohio! Go Bucks!!!!

Henna @ AboutCabinets Blog said...

your kitchen is beautiful, i love the way you have placed your microwave at such prime spot, along with it, the small silver pumpkins make it a sight to see, and add a touch of decor to the kitchen