I hope that everyone is having a wonderful long holiday weekend and a very Happy Fourth of July. My family, friends, and I are looking forward to a great day of making memories, eating lots of delicious food, and treasuring this great country where we are so blessed to live.
During my first blog, I gave you a short tour of my kitchen. Today, I’m sharing a more in depth tour called the “Summer Kitchen Tour.” My kitchen is mainly decorated in Farmhouse French Country. The kitchen is the most important room of our home. It’s not only where we eat, it is where we discuss the day’s issues, a gathering place for family and friends, and a homework spot. While I don’t do a total change up each season in my kitchen, I do like to add small touches that give a nod to the season. I usually add seasonal touches to my island and table coverings. In addition, I love to add seasonal flowers. I think I adore flowers as much as I do dishes.
A few months ago, I decided to paint my kitchen island a french blue color. It was originally the same color as the other cabinets. I chose Benjamin Moore Province Blue. After the paint had cured, I applied a brown glaze to the piece to give it an “aged” look.
For my Summer kitchen island vignette, I placed some blue and white pieces on a white platter and added fresh flowers to the vase.
In the breakfast area, I added a blue and white tablecloth and an arrangement of red geraniums.
The built in kitchen shelving usually stays the same. It houses my collection of red pottery along with some blue and white pottery pieces I have been collecting over time.
I love farm animals, especially cows and chickens. The old cream bottle in the vignette comes from my grandparent’s dairy where my father grew up.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope that you and your family have a very blessed and Happy Fourth of July!!!