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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

DAY TWO....H.O.T. KITCHEN OPEN HOUSE


WELCOME
TO MORE BEAUTIFUL KITCHENS, LADIES
*Please note that I didn't choose any certain kitchen for any certain day of posting.
With so many coming in, I just tried to "stay up" with my posting as they arrived in my email.
There has been a tremendous amount of submissions and I
THANK YOU ALL
for them


THE FOLLOWING are from SHARI RUTLAND" One of my favorite kitchens belongs to "Paintingismypassion" on RMS. I especially love the backsplash, window treatment, rug and cute little island! The generous crown molding is pretty spectacular too! Yeah, I could be really happy cooking meals in this kitchen!


"Personally, I don't need or want a huge kitchen with all the expensive bells and whistles. Just give me a small to medium-sized kitchen with charm and personality and I'm a happy camper! As you can see, my two favorite kitchens are very similar...white cabinets, black countertops, and although I'm typically more of a "pastel person," they are both accented with RED. I am loving the color red in decor these days!
One of my favorite kitchens on RMS belongs to "Leela4493." This is how it looked when she originally posted it. (Didn't you feature this kitchen on your blog once?)", SAID SHARI...

NOTE: YOU ARE RIGHT...I sure did feature it on my blog once as one of my
FAVORITES (bj)


" Then she made a few little changes based on suggestions from others on RMS and reposted. I like it this way too! I can't decide which is better."

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, SHARI
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HERE is a real beauty from another REAL BEAUTY

PENNY at LAVENDER HILL "Here is a picture of one of my favorite kitchens....today....lol. I love this one because distressed cabinets, the confit pots, jars with rosemary, the copper tea kettle, red transferware - it all says French Country to me."

Thank you, PENNY, for sharing this great kitchen
If you stand in the middle of it, I am sure you could just DREAM you were smack in the middle of
FRANCE
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THIS IS SO MUCH FUN
SEEING ALL THE DIFFERENT TYPES AND STYLES OF KITCHENS

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THE following 3 photos are from " the singing woods" and

our friend, DEENA of CAN I BE PRETTY IN PINK

is sharing, with us, her beautiful WHITE and BLUE kitchen

I love that little shelf area to display all the blue ware...




Such a warm and homey kitchen...
THANK YOU for sharing your lovely domain with us, DEENA
(she has this AMAZING hunk of a man that hangs out in this kitchen with her)

...Hey, Deenaaaaa,
why didn't you send us a photo of HIM ??? He could have stood right there by the sink and worn a BLUE shirt and it would have enhanced your already awesome kitchen !!
;O) :O) :O)
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I've received so many pictures of lovely, LOVELY kitchens...I didn't know there were so many DIFFERENT kinds of kitchens. They have every one been just delightful
as well they should be...after all...

A KITCHEN IS A WOMAN'S DOMAIN
let me hear an AMEN

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The following 5 pictures belong to PAT of BACK PORCH MUSINGS
They are of her own beautiful kitchen

(I'd like you to know that as soon as I saw this picture, I ran and got MY rooster weather vane and put it on top of MY black hutch because YOUR'S looks so pretty, Pat !!)

PAT sent along the following information about her dream kitchen

Hi BJ
I'm sending along some photos of my kitchen. I've added some information about different aspects, to the photos. The cabinet maker and I
designed the kitchen.
Behind the big pantry door is where most of the dishes and linens are stored. The long cabinet next to the fridge has pullout shelves. This is where food is stored. The middle drawer, in the island, that looks like a door, with knob at top, is the pullout receptacle for the trash container. There is a deep drawer, for pots, under the microwave. Behind the door on the other end are pullout shelves, where the plastic things are stored. On the other side of the island are three doors with shallow shelves behind. That's where I keep cleaning supplies. There is an electrical outlet in one end of the island. I used to have a small table with a lamp, sitting there.
The floor is ceramic, cabinets hickory, the counters are manufactured solid service.

As with the rest of the house, we've used accessories with special meaning. Mother's hen cookie jar, our name, framed over the pantry, that was crocheted over 20 years ago, by a 90 year old woman who lived near our town. The print above American Gothic poster is Charleston's Rainbow Row, from one of our trips. The four photos, framed, above the stove, are 3 winter scenes from our farm lane and one of the cows, in snow.

The view from the sink is across the hearth room and out to the wooded area behind the house. The pocket door to the laundry, can be seen in some of the photos.

I tried to think of everything, but I found there were a couple things I should have thought of, like drawer dividers for utensils and flatware, better under cabinet lighting and an outlet over the cabinets above the fridge. I had two put in, above, on the stove side of the kitchen and have white Christmas lights up there for accent lighting."

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PAT, your kitchen is just breathtaking and it must be very serviceable...seems to me you thought of every one of the important things !

Many thanks for sharing these photos with all of us and...

HAPPY COOKING in your LOVELY space

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PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR DAY THREE OF

THE H.O.T KITCHEN OPEN HOUSE

same time
same bat channel
HAVE A FUN DAY, bj

35 comments:

Beverly said...

BJ, you are a fantastic hostess. I am so enjoying The Kitchen Open House.

I've added a link to your open house from my blog again today.

This is like having our very own customized design tour. Thank you.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Thank-you again Bj,
They are just so beautiful. I was looking forward to day 2. When I post again I will put a link to here as well if it is okay.
Take care and again thank-you,
giner

Sue said...

Beautiful and enjoyable!! Deenas kitchen, so warm, so country chic, makes me wish I'd kept all my agateware!! I LOVE HER KITCHEN!!
Thanks BJ! Sue

PAT said...

Thanks BJ!

I continue to enjoy seeing these wonderful kitchens.

Thank you so much for adding mine.
Pat

SweetAnnee said...

OMG..I LOVE Penny's Kitchen..it's divine!!
and thanks for showing my humble kitchen..It would have been much better with Honey Hunk in there too.
LOL
can't wait to see more..ALL these kitchens are GORGEOUS

love and hugs,
Deenaa

** I woke up HUNGRY today, that is a GOOD sign**

Jeanne said...

Day two, so charming and lovely. This could go forever! smile. I can't even imagine how much time and effort it was. Thank you many times over for these great kitchens. I realized how much more I could have shown you about my kitchen. I didn't want to burden you with too many photos. The fun part of all this is getting ideas to use in our own kitchen.

Blessings, Jeanne

ps. visit my post today if you find the time. I think you will enjoy it.:)

Marcela said...

Hello sweet BJ
Oh Those kitchens are cozy and sooo beautiful!!!

You had a great idea Bj with "The kitchen open house!

Hugs
Marcela

Anita said...

WOW!

I agree with Shari - I love small kitchens...
and the floor in Pat's hearth room is beautiful... I'd like to know more about it, since I'm in the process of picking finishes for our new house!!

Thanks so much for doing this, BJ! :) (No more tornadoes in the forecast for a few days here - thank God!)

daisy cottage said...

Delicious!
Aren't you the BEST for doing this for us!

((hugs))
Kim

Picket said...

Ohhhh wow BJ...this is fantastic!!! You need to do this more often...what an inspirational show!!!! lol I could see you doing bedrooms and living rooms ohhhh this is the best...now just add a little popcorn and cokes and we'll be good to go! lol Thanks BJ..have a great day sweetie!!!!

bj said...

SHARI...
I am very sorry to have made a mistake on the spelling of your name. Pls. note that it is fixed now and thank you for letting me know about it.(I have a feeling there will be MORE mistakes on these postings but....I will just fix 'em)
hugs, bj

Hooked on Houses said...

It was so much fun seeing these kitchens! Lots of inspiration and ideas here. Thanks! -Julia :-)

Rue said...

Good morning Bj :)

This tour is so much fun! These kitchens are wonderful :)

I added a link to your H.O.T. Kitchen Open House too!

Hugs,
rue

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

This just keeps getting better and better BJ!! I want to change my mind now-lol I love the first kitchen in this post :-)
Hugs,
Penny

Fabulous Finds Studio said...

I'm so glad I found your blog...it's so lovely! I am really enjoying these kitchen tours!

Have a fabulous day!
Julie

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

BJ,
You have outdone yourself! What a fun Open House!
Lovely kitchens, each and every one. I love how everyone's kitchen is different, but still so beautiful!
xoxoxo

Susie Q said...

What fun...day two! I so want to play but fear that mine does not measure up! : (

Pat's I know well...I think I have committed to memory, each spot of her beautiful home!

Penny's choice was gorgeous...

Deena's home is so lovely, so fresh and bright. I had to laugh out loud when I read what you said about her husband! : )

My favorite would be the first ones...I love reds and brights and smaller kitchens loaded with charm. I love what Shari said on that. My thoughts exactly!!

I just took a few pictures of my kitchen...unremarkable perhaps but mine! : )

Is it alright if I show it on my blog and link to you??

Anonymous said...

Jean, all of these kitchens are wonderful, but you know me and blue so I just love Deena's. That just looks so fresh and spotless! The one that looks like country French must have come right out of a magazine.......well they all look that way come to think about it. Looking forward to tomorrow's post! Martha

Susie said...

Hi BJ,
I've so enjoyed looking through all the kitchens in these two posts. The kitchen truly is the heart of the home..
hugs

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

BJ,
All these can be an inspiration with idea after idea.
I just finished painting and redecorating my kitchen recently. It's small but It's what I have to work with.

Ciao
Glenda

Susie Q said...

Oh BJ!! I just added my kitchen photos ON blog and a link back to you.
I hope that was alright...thank you again for hosting this wonderful open house!

Love,
Sue

Anonymous said...

janet/housepeepers sent me to your site. WOW how fun to see all these great kitchens! thank you for doing this work! i'm a fan of the red ones! great ideas shared here! i'll be back! jkj

Brenda Kula said...

This was such a wonderful idea! What woman (who likes to cook or eats take out) doesn't like to see other women's kitchens! I love to come see what you're up to. So glad I found you recently. Great blog I look forward to!
Brenda

Marina said...

love looking at all the kitchen's!
marina

Susie Harris said...

I would like the first kitchen please. YOu know the red one... could you send it asap.... I need a new kitchen now... Mine feels boring. Susie H

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

WOW!! BJ, What a great idea. I love seeing all of these beautiful kitchens. Hugs, Terrie

Stephanie said...

Hi BJ~ it is so nice to meet you! And thanks so very much for hostessing a Kitchen Open House this week! I really want to re-do my kitchen & this is going to give me some wonderful ideas!!!

I'll be back each day!! Please visit me when you get a chance!

Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Donna said...

They are all so beautiful! Thanks for showing them!
Hugs,
Donna

Ruthie said...

I enjoyed all the kitchens. Didn't get around to putting my photos in. But thanks for sharing them all with us. :)

Anonymous said...

AWESOME BJ

Kathy :)

Meggie said...

Oh BJ! I'm sorry I didn't submit any photos but I'm having tons of fun looking at all the beautiful photos on your blog. Can't wait to see tomorrow's.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Bj , I am enjoying the kitchens so much . I messed around and missed the deadline to send mine in to ya . I will put an announcement on my blog for your open house.

Mary said...

BJ,

I love all of these kitchens but I must admit that my favorite is Deena's. It is so spacious. I love a large kitchen but alas, I do not have one. However, when I renovate mine will be much more organized than it is now.

Thank you for hosting this beautiful event. I'm really enjoying it.

Blessings,
Mary

Feathering My Nest said...

Thank you for hosting this fun kitchen show. I am drooling from all these pretty kitchens. It's fun to get ideas from other ladies. Have a pleasant day. Kathi ps I know it's 2:00 am, I think I'm up cause I got my first hot flash. Oh, my goodness, and I'm just beginning to go through this!!!!!

Terri said...

They are all beautiful, but I LOVE the first one especially muchly. Gorgeous!