It was time to add the beauty of Spring in the kitchen.
A room where I spend, like most of you I am sure, the most amount of time,
of any room in the house.
Whether we are cooking for our family or friends,
or having a leisurely lunch . . . this is where the heart of the home is.
Speaking of lunch, I am joining 5 amazing fellow French Country design blog friends
to present a theme of “Noon”.
My kitchen is filled mainly with vintage items
from the good ole’ USA, France and England,
such as these English crocks filled with old silver spoons.
My kitchen cabinets are a dark cherry, so the ironstone in the kitchen
gives it a brighter feel. Vintage tole trays are seen above the cabinetry
and as a backdrop for the ironstone tureen and sugar bowl topiaries.
I fell in love with this “ironstonesque” scale in an antique shop in France.
I placed this very old (1700’s) ironstone stockpot on the scale that I also found in France,
along with a pretty ironstone bowl filled with fresh daisies.
I have three antique/vintage scales in the kitchen.
This particular one I purchased from Mary Alice and it holds lots of ironstone
most of which was from Mary Alice’s collection too.
These pretty English crocks and jar sit on a vintage bread board on top of a black vintage scale
that I have had for many years than I care to admit!
This chalkboard chef always states my excuses for ordering take-out.
Spring Fever is this month’s excuse.
Who wants to cook when you are suffering with Spring Fever?!!
And speaking of Spring Fever . . .
I love daffodils and what better than to place them in an ironstone tureen.
I take every opportunity to fill containers with flowers . . . can you tell?
Now when I do cook, these herbs and olive oil are my go to items.
Would you believe that I bought the Olive Oil and clay pot of Herbs de Provence
from a shop in the Paris airport on our way home?
I think one of my favorite things in the kitchen are these vintage French enamelware canisters.
Or my farmhouse sink . . . .
Or my new antique baker’s rack . . . .
So this is what I have done to Springify the kitchen this year.
Now it is time for lunch!
I am not “lunching” alone today.
Visit these wonderfully talented ladies
and see where they spend their “Noon Hour”
I can guarantee you that they spend it surrounded by beauty!
Have a wonderful day, hopefully having lunch in a very favorite place of yours!
Also….May I wish you all a HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY! IT IS A VERY SPECIAL ONE IN OUR HOME!
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