Fall Inspired Kitchen

What a week, you guys! We had such a good time this past weekend at the ladies only slumber party. I think my Granny was really excited to have us all there. It took me a few days to get back into the swing of things. I haven’t seen 3 am since my college days. And I know I haven’t eaten that much junk food since I was in my teens. It was so much fun!

I spent the rest of this week trying to catch up on things and shop for my booth at the Pickers Market. While I was away, I got a call that two pieces of furniture had sold which meant one whole side of my booth space was gone. Stuff like that used to stress me out but I’ve come to realize it’s all part of being a vendor.

Thankfully, I was able to find a few hours to add a bit of fall inspiration to the kitchen area. I don’t add a lot of decoration to the kitchen because this space gets used so much. While I want it to be pretty, I still want it to be functional so I try to keep things fairly simple.

Of course, I leave out my breadboards. They’re one of my favorite things to collect.

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We use this vintage chalkboard to post the weekly menu. It really helps to keep us on track. It seems we order out way too much when we don’t have a plan. I hear I should be totally embarrassed over those “apples.” What can I say, I can paint up a storm but I can’t draw a straight line he he.

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While I’m telling on myself, I can’t really cook either but I have mad baking skills. It’s definitely a blessing the kitchen island has a big surface area so I can really make a mess.

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I use the built in desk for meal planning and making the grocery list. I’m always looking for recipes in vintage cookbooks. I picked up the cottage needlepoint a few years ago and the sage is foraged from the property.

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I’m sure none of you are surprised that I have a serious sweet tooth. The vintage Jello molds used to hang in our kitchen at Loblolly Manor.

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On the other side of the desk area is another set of cabinets and our indoor coffee station. I look forward to that little slice of bliss every morning.

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That area opens to the breakfast table, which opens to the living room.

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This kitchen is a great space because there’s plenty of room to move around and it opens to all of the common areas.

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The only draw back is that you have to keep it clean all the time. You know, and put your paintbrushes away.

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And keep water spots off all that black granite

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I hope you guys all have a happy weekend. I’ll see you on The Crowned Goat’s Instagram page and back here on Monday for the Something to Talk About Link Party!

Many blessings,

CoCo

Comments

  1. Maryann says

    I like your copper molds. I have a copper rooster mold on the corner hutch in the kitchen. There is also a copper rocking horse and duck. They were a thrift store find.

    • says

      Thank you, Maryann! I bet that looks so good. I’ve seen a copper bunny too but I haven’t come across a rocking horse yet – so cool. I’ll definitely be on the look out. Hope your Friday is a happy one, CoCo

    • says

      Thanks so much ladies! That little coffee bar is like a little piece of bliss every morning 🙂 I’ve held on to those copper molds forever. They were just way too sentimental to let them go. Hugs for a happy weekend, CoCo

  2. says

    Hello! I just popped by from Furniture Fix Friday and I wanted to say I love your weathered wood cabinet! I can’t believe you did that from scratch! Well Done! I would like to invite you to share it at my Making Broken Beautiful Party this week. The party has already begun but submissions are open until tonight at 6:00pm. You do beautiful work and I would be so happy if you would share your inspiration each week with us!

    Smiles for a great weekend!
    Terry

    http://thecuratorscollection.wordpress.com

  3. says

    Coco, Love Love Love it! Looks great. How funny, every time Sean makes pancakes for the kids he pulls out my BHG cookbook… only makes them every Sat. yet he still needs the cookbook. Lol

    xoxo,

    Brooke

    • says

      I love vintage cookbooks! That is so funny about Sean and the pancakes, I do the same thing with chocolate chip cookies. We’re just trying to get it right, you know ha ha 🙂 Hugs for a happy day, CoCo

  4. says

    Coco, I love your fall touches in your kitchen. It all looks so warm and inviting and wish we lived close so I could come over and have yummy apple dessert. xo Lisa

  5. says

    Love all the fall touches, CoCo! Those antique jello molds are fantastic! And I’m with you on the importance of meal planning…if we don’t come up with a plan in advance, my husband and I will look in the fridge at 730 and say, “so…how do you feel about eggs for dinner again?” 🙂 Your chalkboard is adorable!

    • says

      Speak to my heart, Jamie, it drives me nuts…what do you want for dinner…I don’t know…what do you want for dinner…It drives me crazy 🙂 Thanks so much for your sweet words, hope your day was fantastic, Coco