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Monday, May 26, 2008

DAY ONE of the H.O.T. KITCHEN OPEN HOUSE


WELCOME
DUE TO A FABULOUS RESPONSE
WE ARE GOING TO HAVE ABOUT A WHOLE WEEK
TO LOOK AT THE MOST FABULOUS KITCHENS
YOU'VE EVER SEEN

THANK YOU ALL FOR DOING THIS FUN THING
In order to keep you from getting bored, I will TRY to keep each day's posting
to about 10 to 12 photos....
I feel like this is enough to look at in one day

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CHRISTY of RATE MY SPACE sent us the following 4 kitchens as some of her favorites.....
I see she loves color as much as I do....even in the kitchen !




Thanks for sharing these wonderful, colorful kitchens, CHRISTY
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ANITA at PRAIRIE DREAMS shares the following 3 kitchens as possibles in her new home, about to be built....
"I've attached three photos... "cottage Kitchen" and the one marked "pinkrosechateau" are some of my favorites,(I'm not sure about a quilt in the kitchen, though!) and the one marked "#1kitchen" is there because I love the open shelves... I'm thinking of having open shelves in my new kitchen, instead of upper cabinets - if that builder will let me! ", ANITA

Such a charmer

Thanks so much for sharing your dreams, ANITA
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The following 4 pictures belong to MICHELE at COWBOYS AND CUSTARD and they are of her real, live kitchen....
Just take a look at those BLUE AND WHITE TILE
Don't you LOVE that amazing stove !!!
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MICHELE says
"It is the hub of the home and I live in it...literally. I work, play, cook ... you name it.. the kitchen IS my home!
Here are some photos you may or may not want to use. I am just sending the before pic for you to see what we did to our kitchen after inheriting a wreck of a house.
I hope it shows some improvements !? "
OMGosh, MICHELE.....
IMPROVEMENT is hardly the word....
This is like something right out of a FAIRY TALE and
I know I can speak for others in saying
WE JUST LOVE IT

So many thanks to you for sharing this sweet room with us.
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THIS is ONE
of MY dream kitchens
BUT
it actually belongs to

Just chock full of color, personality, charm, fabulousness
and her sweet daughter, MIKA, made those cute letters
for her mom

Thank you, Tina, for letting me use a picture of ONE of MY dream kitchens
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PLEASE TUNE IN TOMORROW FOR

DAY TWO
same time....
same channel

MAY I WISH YOU ALL A VERY
WONDERFUL
MEMORIAL DAY

GOD BLESS US ONE AND ALL

36 comments:

Beverly said...

Day One of the Kitchen Open House is fabulous. I adore kitchens; they are always a source of inspiration.

Thanks BJ. I'll be back bright and early tomorrow for Day Two.

I guess you don't have to worry about rooster feathers during a kitchen open house. ;-)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Beautiful kitchens BJ . I will be back tomorrow. I sure would like to see closer pics & description of Michelle's stove. Come see me sometime .

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Thank you for conducting this tour for us, BJ! So far, it is fabulous! I can't pick a favorite so far...they are all unique, pretty, and charming, with lots of personality! ;)

Loved your "french post!" Hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend! Rhonda

Terri said...

Oh Keep these coming. I need to do something to my cabinets, but I'm unsure what.
Terri

Jeanne said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the kitchens. I can't wait for more! What a fabulous idea. What woman doesn't love kitchens.

Have fun with your family today. Did you bake the 'Flag Cake'?

Love ya, Jeanne

Sue said...

BJ you have picked some beauties for the first day!!! Micheles is FABULOUS! LOVE LOVE IT!! Can't wait til tomorrow! xo sue

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Bj!
Great kitchens! It's truly the heart of the home!
Hugs, Sherry

daisy cottage said...

FUN, FUN, FUN!!!
What wonderful kitchens!
Love them all - thank you BJ!

xo,
Kim

PAT said...

Good morning BJ! I love this post and look forward to more! O my goodness, how beautiful all these kitchens are and fabulous inspiration!

I posted an announcement for your series, on today's post at the Back Porch.

Have a wonderful week!
Pat

Helen said...

What a day brightener your blog is today ... and it is overcast and a little gloomy here. You have inspired me to do a little day dreaming today. Thanks much.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

OH BJ, this is so much fun! I love them all and I can't wait to see more :)

Hugs,
Dena

Sandi McBride said...

What lovely kitchens...can't wait till my pantry is complete then let's do a "fabulous pantries" Monday's !

Sandi

Cowboys & Custard said...

Hello dear BJ...
I have just checked in and discovered to my delight that you have featured my kitchen... Fame at last!!
It looks so much better from a distance!!!
I think this is a fabulous idea of yours and as I am such a curious creature it is so nice to see other folks kitchens..
They are charming and got me thinking.. maybe it's time to redecorate!!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Lots of love
Michelexx

Adrienne said...

Oh what a wonderful tour! I can't wait to see more. Such inspiration. Thanks for taking us on this tour. ~Adrienne~

Janet said...

BJ,

This is so much fun ( and work for you). Thank you so much, I will do a quick post to send my readers here and then I will look forward to tomorrow.

Janet@Housepeepers

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

This is so much fun!!! Although all of these kitchens are really beautiful, I am just a teensy bit jealous of Michelle's gorgeous kitchen! It is everything that I love, and it's blue and white! I love those colors in a kitchen and my kitchen in my last house was blue and white. *sigh* I love my current home, but sure did love my old kitchen!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Jean, you're doing great on showing kitchens. They are all very interesting and I enjoyed seeing them. I can really picture you in that last one. It looks just like you! Can't wait to see what you show us tomorrow. Martha

Brenda Kula said...

Love them all! I am especially a fan of rooms with yellow and blue! And I see Tina of Cherry Hill Cottage is in there too.
Brenda

Dianne said...

I came over from Pea's and wanted to say how neat to see all the lovely kitchen ideas. Glad to see lots of white. I have a 'cream' and blue kitchen that we had remodeled (Home Depot) two years ago. I really love it. Here's my Flickr set about it.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/diadsie/sets/72157600496859841/
I need to add some newer photos too, but it's messed up from grocery shopping right now.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Loving this Kitchen Open House BJ! Great way to get some wonderful decorating ideas. Keep em coming~
Hugs,
Penny

Anonymous said...

Thanks for doing this BJ. I love to look at other gals idea of a dream kitchen. Can't wait til tomorrow! Christy427:-)<><

PEA said...

Happy Memorial Day to you and yours dear BJ:-) I do hope you've been having a fabulous long weekend!!

Ooooh I so love all these kitchens shown today...so many wonderful examples of how a kitchen could look!! I'm really looking forward to seeing all the others as well:-) xoxo

Michelle said...

What a great open house! I'm sure getting some ideas for my kitchen..

Michelle

CIELO said...

Thank you for hosting such fun open house, BJ.... I'll be here again tomorrow morning... :)

Hugs

cielo

Betty said...

Beautiful kitchens. I so enjoyed looking at all these. I'll try to get back tomorrow to see some more of the open house.

Dana said...

I found YOU thanks to Pat at Backporch Musings! I love this idea---loved the wonderful kitchen photos---and loved your blog. I shall return!!!

Susie Q said...

What a fun idea dear BJ. (I do hope it was alright that I added you to my list of must see blogs!)
Oh what pretty kitchens. I look forward to seeing more...I am sorry I am just now seeing this because I would have played along!
I am so envious of Michelle's AGA stove!!! Love it!

Thank you BJ. : )

Love,
Sue

Tara said...

BJ

I am just going to spend the week drooling here...my kitchen is yucky formica...I may get ideas here for my dream kitchen! Nice idea!

Gollum said...

Hello, B.J. I LOVE your kitchen photo open house. I will be stopping by all week. I don't know if you've heard that Mom of a Germanshorthair has turned on her light? Her space was rudely attacked, and I am just spitting mad. I am going to post some of her pictures all week as "cameos" with the regular tour to show my support of this great lady, who is an RMS icon. I hope you, too, will join me in this "Mom Moment." And please spread the word. Blessings to you, gollum

Anita said...

What fabulous kitchens!
Isn't it amazing that such a utilitarian room can have so many looks!!
Can't wait to see more!
(been hiding in the tornado shelter again tonight... see my blog for the latest)

Brenda said...

Okay now I want a new Kitchen!

Rue said...

Fabulous kitchens!! The one with the before and afters is incredible.

Can't wait for more!!

I hope you had a nice memorial day.
hugs,
rue

KJ said...

We rent and I have my home's kitchen fixed as stylishly as I can, but it sure doesn't come close to any of these. We were almost able to rent a very sweet historic Spanish stucco that had brand new cherry wood cabinetry and marble counter tops. Ah, that would have been bliss. But, I make do with what I have. It's all currently in pinks and berries.

This is a really fun idea! Thanks for sharing. I'll be back.

KJ

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

BJ,
Thank-you so much for doing this. I love looking at people's favorite kitchens. Tina's is about one of my favorite kitchen's also. Did you buy the magazine she was in Country Almanac? I will be looking forward to the rest of the tour.
Thank-you again,
ginger

Mary said...

BJ,

I didn't get a chance to get over yesterday, as we got some sad news about my Aunt May. I have posted about it.

These kitchens really cheered me up. I LOVE Michele's kitchen. That stove is beautiful. These stoves are available here and I have considered getting one when I remodel my kitchen.

All the photos of beautiful. Thanks so much for coming up with this idea. I love it.

Blessings,
Mary

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

These pictures are all so wonderful! LOVE Michelle's kitchen in Bath, England!!!! Their redo is fabulous!!! I see the little chick she bought from me up on the cabinets! LOL!
Tina's kitchen is so cute, too! You have done some great posts here, BJ! I'll have to come back and read some more!!
xo
becky