Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Summer Kitchen

Hi Sweet Friends, 
I hope you are all hanging in there. 
It's hot outside so it's time to turn our attention indoors for the next month or so.
I've had so many garden posts that you all are probably ready for some inside decor anyway. 
I hope you aren't sick of my gardening posts. My son asked me what crazy project was next on my list now that the Woodland Realm was finished.
Who knows?
I did a little tweaking in the kitchen so I thought I'd take some photos to share them with you. 
I'm loving an Americanized version of a French style kitchen lately.

A true French farmhouse kitchen wouldn't necessarily be this white so that's why I say that our kitchen has an American touch.
I've slowly added elements that warm it up and give it some of the French flair that I adore.

Blue is my accent color this summer.
Our wall color is a very light robin's egg blue. I mixed some Halcyon Green by Sherwin Williams with premixed Glidden white. It is my favorite wall color ever. Everything goes with it including some darker blues.

I was working on a tablescape and I found some paper with a blue and white tile design. 
It was supposed to be a table runner but I thought it would look cute as a backer for a cabinet.

Some of my cabinets have beadboard on the back so they were crossed off of the list.
The open niches in the kitchen are smooth and would work. I tucked a piece behind the white china and lived with it for a few days.

I liked it.

I glued it on with an Elmer's school glue stick.

It will be easy to take off when I get tired of it.

These are the six niches.
I love the white ironstone against the tile look paper.

A vintage trumeau mirror was an eBay find.
The tole tray is a good echo for the mirror.

I read that every room needs a touch of black to ground the space.
I love black accents.
They are a natural in the kitchen since most appliances have some black components.

I still love the curtains that I made this spring at the beginning of lock down.

The tiered tray has been fun with some blue and white pitchers and some cute chicks.

That's all for now.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate you!
Have a great day.

Common Ground


  1. Hi Katie, I love your kitchen and all the blues. The little creamer collections is nice. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  2. Beautiful! The paper looks like real tile. I love all your vintage collections. Especially the ironstone and transferware.

  3. I always love seeing your kitchen. That dutch tile paper is gorgeous, love it as a backdrop for your shelving. That black tole tray looks perfect up there, just beautiful!

  4. Katie, I always love that little cupboard in your first pic and the blue and white paper is perfect. Looks like real tile. All very pretty. Hope your finger is better..Stay well..xxoJudy

  5. I think your kitchen is charming! So many pretty things in the cupboards and it's so fresh and bright. Very pretty.I love the Delft-style paper behind your white pieces.

  6. Very pretty kitchen! I love the blue and whites with the pretty copper accents. The tile paper looks great! Visiting from All About Home.

  7. I love your copper molds. I use them also in my kitchen.

  8. Love your kitchen! Awesome idea the paper tile! ;)

  9. You have such a pretty kitchen! I love the tile paper you chose, the copper accents and your blues & whites.

  10. Your summer kitchen looks fabulous! There are so many elements that I hope to bring into my new "vintage" cottage kitchen. That tile paper truly fooled me, it looks perfect.

    I am happy to feature you at AAH this week. Thanks for sharing with us!