More Simply Stated Kitchen Decor

More kitchen items have been packed away and stored.

Even though there were some things on the kitchen counters

that were items of convenience, like an ironstone pitcher filled with wooden spoons,

and cooking utensils.  It was just one more item that I could place out of sight

and keep the counters with less stuff.  So today we have more simply stated kitchen decor.

Kitchen-Great Room-Housepitality Designs

As you can see the kitchen is open to the Great Room. Our home has a very open plan.

These antique French enamelware canisters are remaining on the counter.

I acquired these from my sweet friend Mary Alice. They are not very large in size

and do not take up much room, so they will stay.

Kitchen-Housepitality Designs

A colander that coordinates with the canister set is tucked in the corner

to hold our fresh fruit. Something that is a must in this household.

I used to house all of the fresh fruits and some veggies on my baker’s rack

that was at the end of the counter next to the sink and dishwasher. But this rack

has been stored away along with all the pretties that were displayed on it.

Ironstone-Dining Room-Housepitality Designs

The soup tureen holds all of our chargers for our phones.

The opening in the soup tureen allows for the cord to be pulled out from the tureen

and plugged in the outlet…..the phone is hidden in the tureen while it charges.

Antique Sugar Bowl-Housepitality Designs

A silver tray with my stack of ironstone dishes and an antique sugar bowl

sits at the end of the counter, which is about 10 feet long.

There is a bit of space on the silver tray designated for placing the mail which gets sorted

and put away quickly. You can see the sunroom in the background.

The kitchen is located between the great room and the sunroom.

Kitchen-Dining Room-Housepitality Designs

A simple container of soap in an ironstone dish sits beside the faucet.

I must say that I will have another farmhouse/apron sink in my future home.

This sink was a must have. Why? … I wanted a very large sink

to bathe my granddaughter in! 12 years later, I remind her that she was once that little!

Speaking of farmhouse sinks….12 years ago, I do not believe those sinks were referred

to as farmhouse sinks…rather, apron sinks.

Kitchen-cooktop-Housepitality Designs

The copper pots that I acquired during my trip to France

were given a good cleaning and I just wish I had purchased more of them!

Next on the agenda, my bedroom. Stay tuned!

Have a great weekend!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


  1. Trina evans says

    Oh my goodness, what a great idea to put the chargers in the soup tureen. That is always an issue in my kitchen. Thanks to you….problem now solved.

  2. Nancy cox says

    I know this is a must for moving but I really miss all of your pretties sitting around.

  3. Love the soup tureen idea! When grandchildren are here seems we have chargers plugged into every outlet!

  4. It is looking styled for sale!! Love those copper pots. I have been collecting a few while antiquing that I want to display in my new home. A lot of things are finally happening at the house! I just did a post.
    Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things’s recent post…The Process of Having A House Built, Post 18My Profile

  5. The chargers in the soup tureen, brilliant! All those cords drive me crazy.

  6. Great idea to keep the chargers in your soup tureen. I never would have thought of that!

  7. Your kitchen is so pretty! Don’t you love the sink? This house has a farm sink – my first. I can imagine bathing grand babies in it too. 🙂
    Stacey’s recent post…First Friday Home Tour Featuring An Opulent CottageMy Profile

  8. I love the soup terrine charger station Shirley! Very brilliant!
    Jenna’s recent post…Fearless Friday, Tropical GlassesMy Profile

  9. What a clever way to hide the phones while charging.
    Lauren@Simplylkj’s recent post…Gumbo Love Review~Easy -Breezy Island Shrimp CurryMy Profile

  10. I love all your updates as you get ready to sell. But I have to say…I’m going to miss this home of yours. I am however, looking forward to watching you create a new haven for you and your family.

  11. It looks very pretty! Have a happy weekend Shirley!
    Anne’s recent post…Bedroom InspirationMy Profile

  12. Looking perfect! The soup tureen is a great way to hide the phones and chargers! You must be ready to get it listed by now

  13. Sherry Myers says

    Your hard work is paying off. I know your house is going to sell quickly. Who would not want it? I miss some of the things you have packed away. But guess what, I have the exact same hand soap sitting on my sink counter. Now I will think of you when I use it and how much I enjoy your blog! Have a great weekend.

  14. The soup tureen phone charger is genius! Love the pared down simple decor in the kitchen for a cool, summery feel even if you’re not putting your home on the market!
    Mary’s recent post…Taste the Fruit: Peach and Blueberry-Almond Coffee CakeMy Profile

  15. I love all of your ideas for making the kitchen a gathering spot.

  16. Hi Shirley, we were at a funeral yesterday so I am just seeing this. I love your beautiful kitchen decor! I wish I had one BIG sink, rather than the double ones I have. I didn’t want them but didn’t have a choice, unfortunately. You are blessed that you can choose anything you want for the new house. I am so happy for you! Hope you are having a great weekend.
    Pinky’s recent post…Summer in the Dining RoomMy Profile

  17. Yes, we called them Apron Front sinks until Farmhouse became popular. When I was a kitchen designer, I put a few in kitchens, but they were so expensive then. The only ones available were the ones by Rohl and were $1,200 for a small sink!Your house looks great! Keep packing! I packed all my china and crystal myself. I didn’t trust anyone else to do it. I think I had at least 8 large dishpack boxes!

  18. Everything looks so beautiful and I love the idea of using the tureen for the chargers. Happy Wednesday, Shirley!
    Design Chic’s recent post…House Tour: Tim Barber, Ltd.My Profile

  19. I love the soup tureen with the chargers! At our house, we have an antique tureen that holds all the remotes for the tv.
    btw…your collection of transferware and ironstone is stunning! Your home is the perfect visual of YOU, friend, beautiful on the inside, and out! Miss you already.

  20. Everything looks lovely. Your idea for the soup tureen to hold your chargers is the best and I love your French canisters. Love your ironstone collection and transferware. Have a great weekend !
    Sandra at Maison De Jardin’s recent post…Art – Beauty and Light !My Profile

  21. Rebecca Turner says

    Brilliant soup tureen/charging station idea! Your home looks beautiful! I hope it sells quickly and your moving plans come together.

  22. The charging station idea is brilliant!!

Speak Your Mind


CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.