Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Heart of the Home

Welcome to my kitchen..., 


We live in a mobile home so I don't have one of those magnificent updated kitchens, I really want to redo our floor and counter top! One day perhaps!




This hutch is kind of the center..now decorated for fall. It was a garage sale find for $40, I refinished it and just love all the extra space it created.

a "peek" inside the hutch


A few pieces of enamel ware remind me of kitchens past... simpler times perhaps? or at least more of a time when the kitchen really was the heart of the home...long before take out, fast food and box mixes. How many pots of coffee were perking away in that pot? How many non box chocolate cakes stirred in this bowl? I love the feel of enamel and I use most every piece I have regularly.

These pieces hang on an antique fish stringer.




Cook books!!! I love them...and cooking magazines.  This little shelf holds many of them but not all. It also still has a shelf devoted to home school materials...our last year this year.

Gadgets and gizmos.....


I love my Ikea racks and wish I had room for more....all around my kitchen







     pantry.....don't peek in there.....too messy!

Did someone say coffee? A staple in the kitchen.



My dining room/kitchen are the main part of our home, so I kind of think of them as the same room. I love to entertain and although we don't have a lot of room these little spaces have hosted up to 25 people at a time! Cozy to say the least.

Copper cookie cutters, silver trays and old jars....love!







The fireplace near by for cozy dinners.
















For great recipes please stop by North Dakota Kitchen to see what's cookin in the kitchen!




Thanks for visiting my kitchen. Stop by Notesongs for more kitchen tours.
 I am also joining Marty's Tabletop Tues








blessings and thanks for visiting

59 comments:

Sharing Shadymont said...

I love your kitchen. Love the cabinet. What a great bargain.

Ann in the UP said...

I enjoyed your kitchen too. Very cozy and warm looking. (Did the furnace get fixed?)

I love your pumpkins and gourds. I don't celebrate Halloween, but love autumn decorating. To look at, I mean. I only change wall hangings with the seasons. If I get around to it.

La said...

Shannon, your kitchen is wonderful, warm, and inviting. The enamelware if fabulous, especially the coffee pot. I like the pitcher in front of the fireplace too. Thanks for sharing! La

Becca's Dirt said...

Love your country style of decorating. I enjoyed the tour of your kitchen. Good deal and job on the hutch.

Life with L said...

Very cute style of country decorating. That hutch is wonderful. A beautiful place to show off your lovely things. I am envious of your silver platter. Stop on by my blog and say hello. I am your newest follower. Cheers, Linda

Mildred said...

What a treat to tour your warm and friendly kitchen/dining room. Your enamelware collection reminds me so of my Grandma. I also love the pretties displayed in your jars and your rolling pin collection. I'm enjoying your recipe blog too.

Blondie's Journal said...

I am loving your kitchen, Shannon. You have so many interesting pieces to look at and you really know how to utilize space. I'd love to have you come and organize my kitchen. Love all of your enamel ware and the hutch is just beautiful!!

XO.
Janie

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Very lovely and homey, Shannon!

Susan said...

Your cabinet is beautiful!! Your kitchen is so cool, I love all the old Enamel ware!!

Sherry said...

So many wonderful collections you have displayed! Love your hutch. Very nice kitchen.
Sherry

The Thrifty Designer said...

You have such a knack for displaying your collections! I love the feel...so warm and inviting.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I so love your charming country kitchen!
You have a great eye for decorating and that hutch is just wonderful! Love it all!
Cindy

Debbie said...

Oh Shannon you have some really neat stuff to look at. I could spend hours in your warm kitchen, drinking coffee and talking about where you got all your neat stuff and what it means to you...as I can tell you cherish them all!!~

Kim said...

Hi Shannon, your kitchen is so charming. I love all of your display and storage. The wine glasses in the rake are so fun. I also really like the potatoes on the wall and your collection of rolling pins.

Allison Shops said...

I agree, your kitchen is charming. I never would have guessed it was a mobile home. Very comforting feeling. I hope you'll drop by Atticmag and see our kitchens - three for one!

Allison
Atticmag

Olive Cooper said...

Shannon, your kitchen is splendid. I love your arrangement around the hutch and the blue jars. Well done. hugs♥olive

Shelia said...

Hi Shannon! Oh, your kitchen is just wonderful - full of warmth, coziness and home! Your hutch is gorgeous and what a bargain you got! Love all of your pretty vignettes all around! Your enamel ware looks fabulous and how clever of you to use the fish holder! I was trying to figure out how they were hanging and then you told me! :) All of your special Fallen touches just add to the beauty.
Thank you so much, Shannon, for coming to my party!
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marydon said...

G'eve Shanon ~
Your kitchen is alive with color & warmth ... I love all the antiques, silver & inviting decor. Many of your treasures I recall from Mother's home ... memories. Just beautiful ...

Have a beautiful eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

SmilingSally said...

Hi Shannon,

I love your kitchen, especially that hutch!

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Splurgie said...

I liked your reflection of a time when dinner didn't come out of a box or through a drive-in window. Your home seems warm and inviting.

Sandy said...

Shannon, You have the warmest kitchen. Love all the country decor. I can remember my Great Grandmother having some of the same things, and I can't tell how much I loved going to her house. Not to mention the wonderful food that came from that kitchen. I bet everyone LOVES coming to your house for those little get togethers, I know I would feel very comfortable and at home.
Sandy

nannykim said...

Love your fireplace, enamelware, iron pans!! Love those dishes and the table decorations too...pretty!!

Mary Ellen said...

You have done a delightful job with your kitchen!!! I love the china closet and how you hung the pots and such from the antique fishing thingy!!

Congratulations on finishing up your last year of homeschooling! The hub of our homeschooling was done in our kitchen/dining area too. Gosh that seems so long ago!

Lori Lynn said...

Great kitchen!!! You did a fine job with your decor!
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Carolyn said...

I love your warm and inviting kitchen! It is very cozy and lovely! I love the enamel ware and wow! what a deal on your hutch! very pretty!

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

your kitchen is so warm and inviting. love that enamel ware and how you've hung it. ~Blessings~

Liz said...

Oh Boy! What a wonderful homey kitchen! You sure have made the absolute most out of a small space. I love all of your collectibles. :)

~Liz

Natasha said...

Your kitchen is so gorgeous! I love everything about it but I particularly love your enamelware. I have seen a few pieces around the antique shops I visit and thought about starting a collection of my own. Thanks for showing how great they look all together!

Thanks for the virtual tour!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how pretty and cozy this all is! I love the way you've decorated for fall.

Atelier de Charo said...

So gorgeous hutch! Love all your enamelware piece they are fantastic!

So very beautiful fall decor too!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

HOW cozy! Everything is lovely and I also like those old red and white enamel pans. I have a collection as well..
There was so much to look at...I love it! The white hutch..wow!

Susan said...

Good morning, Shannon. I just LOVE your heart of the home!!! Oh my goodness, all the wonderful old fashioned/vintage/antique thises and thats you have... Wow. And the way you have everything displayed. Very, very beautiful. Just love it. Did I already say that? :-) Thank you so much for the tour and I think I'll go back again and look at all your lovely photos, I enjoyed your tour so much.

Blessings,
Susan
http://clucklebees.blogspot.com/2010/10/heart-of-home-blog-party-tour-of-our.html

Sailing Simply said...

What an inviting kitchen! I just love your decor and your enamel ware. I know you are loving the hutch in the kitchen! I do too!

Machelle Blankenship said...

You are amazing! So much going on and it is all, every bit, done so well!! Love your home!
machelle

Christie said...

You have made the space just lovely! My favorites are the pops of yellow...particularly the yellow chalk board! I love all the chalk boards and that door...brilliant. So warm and welcoming...perfect! Coming over from Note Song! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Shannon,
Very homey kitchen. Love the rustic look and your cabinet was a really good touch. Your enamel display is really original.
Valerie

Charli and me said...

What a beautiful kitchen! Soo warm and homey. It's lovely!

Toyin O. said...

Great looking kitchen.

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Chic Creations said...

Love your kitchen and dining area. So warm and inviting. Thanks for sharing.

sheila from life @ #17 said...

You are a Kitchen Decorator after my own heart, lol :) I love things in the kitchen that remind me of all the good things Home is supposed to bring to mind :) and all those cast iron skillets!

KATHY said...

I love your country kitchen. It has so much charm....Kathy

Deb S. said...

Wow, amazing! I just about flipped when I saw the rolling pins! SIGH.......just love all your treasures!

Alycia Nichols said...

The hutch is fantastic!!! What an incredible bargain!!! I really like those wire things on the wall with the potatoes & onions in them. Really unique!

Jeanne said...

Your kitchen is warm and inviting, your heart is all over your space with the lovely touches of Fall and vintage treasures. Perfectly charming.
Hugs, Jeanne

Dreamgoddess said...

Your kitchen is wonderful...so warm and inviting! I love, love, love your hutch! What a great find.

Melissa Searle said...

Gorgeous! :) I love all your trays, and what a beautiful hutch! That was a good find. Hehe ;)

High Street Cottage said...

What a pretty kitchen! And the hutch for 40 bucks is amazing. It shows you what a bit of paint can do. I think nothing shows off vintage items quite like white. Your home is just lovely. On wheels or otherwise ;)

Carol said...

Your kitchen is lovely and welcoming! Your vintage enamelware and your hutch are terrific too!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

I am so enamored of your kitchen style and in a mobile home no less. We'll be moving into one soon, I will surely be copying your wonderful ideas for my own "new" kitchen. So many great ideas I can't pick a favorite!

Margie said...

Your kitchen is so cozy! What a beautiful hutch and such a bargain price! I also share your love of enamel ware, I have a great collection of it! It reminds me of my childhood, my grandmother used the big ones for dishpans, and I used them for swimming pools for my Barbies! :)

Have a lovely weekend!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Such fun vignettes! They really take you back in time. I'd be sitting there absolutely dazed with interest glancing at everything while enjoying that coffee. :)

Donna

The Tablescaper said...

Your kitchen is so warm and inviting. I was so surprised when I read that you live in a mobile home. Love all of the autumn touches.

- The Tablescaper

Entertaining Women said...

Your kitchen is wonderful with lovely natural light. Your china hutch is marvelous, and I think that you've created a beautiful heart for your home. Thank you for sharing it with us. Cherry Kay

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Shannon, I cannot believe you said you live in a mobile home -- it is HUGE and GORGEOUS! I have a VERY small house. Tiny. So I appreciate seeing others who have a nice big home! :) You did a great job on decorating and, may I say, that looking around your home (in your photos!) I have seen many a thing that I would LOVE to have! You have so many cute things! Well, even though I was Sheila's last entry in her 'Home of the Heart' party, I am enjoying seeing all of her entries, even though I am LATE! :) Thanks for sharing.
Best regards,
Gloria

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

I didn't make it to the party in time, but I am still trying to go through as many entries as I can! I really liked your kitchen and all the wonderful touches. It's warm and inviting. All your fall touches are great. We never stop collecting all those gadget and gizmos do we? I really like how your yellow rocking chair brings everything together.

Krafty Kat said...

Found you at Funky Junk Interiors. Your kitchen is amazing and inspirational! I live in a mobile home as well so I am always feeling so limited but seeing yours helps me feel like there is hope for mine. Thanks so much for sharing-beautiful!

Decgal's Humble Abode said...

Great job on decorating your home. I love that you shared your house is a mobile home and their is some restrictions on what you can do, but woooow....it looks fantastic. It's easy to decorate with a brand new house with lots of walls and new counter tops, not so when you have limitations in your housing. Your kitchen shows off your creativity for design. Thanks for sharing. Decgal

Lori said...

I need to find a place to stack my silver platters. Just have them in a closet.

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

LOVE your Kitchen!! I can't believe that your home is a mobile home!!
I love all of your vintage touches!

Hugs,
Debbie

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