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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Cottage Kitchens

What is it about those wonderful, cozy, comfy cottage kitchens that attracts us (ME) so much? I suppose it's because they ARE wonderful, cozy & comfy.

My favorite look is a combination of primitive/shabby/cottage. I'm getting there . . . little by little. We recently re-did our downstairs bathroom ~ which I LOVE. If a bathroom could be warm & cozy, this one is! Ha!

Now, I am hoping to move on to the kitchen. Give me anything dented, warn, historic, & best yet ~ handed down from family ~ & I am in love with it. Another great thing about redecorating in a primitive/shabby style is that you don't have to worry about messing up when you paint ~ all the dings & show-through paint is exactly the look you're going for anyway.

What is it that we love about those old kitchens? Is it a sense of our childhood ~ visiting grandparents & other older relatives from days gone by? Is it the old stoves or the old sinks (LOVE the old sinks!) or the old hardware (or reproductions)? I have to say that I am especially "in love" w/the old sinks & stoves.

Here are some of my favorite looks ~ from the humble to the bright & cheery ~ which ones do you like?

And, of course, honorable mention HAS to go to everyone's favorite ~ Iris' Rosehill Cottage from The Holiday . . . 
OK. Now that we've all had our ahhhh for the day, let me know your favorites.


Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim

6 comments:

  1. VERY cute - I'd have to with #1 or #8, I think. My tastes vary. I love and appreciate a simple, rustic look, but I do love the convenience of a modern space, too. I love 'em all!!

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  2. From the top, down, I like #3! Remember, I'm a "collector" and I like the cluttered collectibles displayed on the shelves, and it's just got that comfy, little country kitchen look about it to me! Oh, and it that gingham on the curtains and tablecloth? So totally me! ~tina

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  4. Wow, that's a tough one! I love the look too...but I, too, like modern convenience blended with the shabby cottage look. I think I like the last one the best.

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  5. I remember kitchens like these, I think they are great....I remember the fabric across the bottom, those steep steps and so much more....I would like mine to be a little like that.

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