Hello everyone, May isn’t the month to snooze! Our cottage kitchen nook is going through a few changes with Spring, and feeling better enticed me to make a few. If you’ve followed me for a while you might know that nothing stays in one place too long around the Charmer. I sense from her she would like it if I did but it’s not happening.
I’ve also been busy working in the gardens because the work done now will determine the success my gardens will have for the rest of the growing season.
Early in the week our Japanese Maple, Miss Bloodgood, was trimmed. A few of the clippings were nestled in a etched glass vase. Take advantage of all your gardens beauty to use inside. Outside the left side of the window is the tree the clippings are from.
Its always so hard to get a good photo of the nook since it either filled with light/sun or dark at night.
The last photo of the kitchen nook was back in February in Valentine’s decor. The two corner cabinets worked for me for awhile, but because of their size, and how each shelve was curved greatly limited what they could be use it for. Note the over the window shelving we recently added, and loved, how useful they were and the wall lights.
Do you remember, back in Nov. 2014, I scored two cabinets from Goodwill?
Only one was placed in the living area corner decorated in fall decorations. The second one remained in the garage until last month…Do you know where I’m going or where they’ve gone?
A curio cabinet was moved to each corner of the kitchen nook. See the shelve bracket still hanging in front of the cabinet? In order for the cabinets to fit both shelves above the side window were removed. That hurt!
Another thing that needed to be done for the cabinets to fit was removing the wall sconces…
If you’d like to see how the cottage lamp shades were make using a thrift store blouse, click here. Removing them hurt! We’ll have an electrician come and convert from a wall lamp socket to a wall switch were the curio cabinet’s light can be turned on and off. That’s a good thing!
It was fun creating vignettes using many of my vintage dishes and linens. The curio cabinets provide more display and storage areas. Yeah!
So many of my pretty dishes out for me to see in the kitchen nook…and using my linens too.
The cabinets shelving is deep and high giving plenty of room for taller pieces. Looking at the yellow Haeger pitcher I must of missed dusting it!
Several vintage handkerchiefs from my stash were used in the vignettes and several of my rose plates collection.
The space above the cabinets provide storage space for my ironstone collection.
The kitchen nook has been done in stages but not completed. I have a tendency to wait until it’s completed before I share. Often times ends up where its not shared with you because its unfinished.
Do you care if you see it in stages? Or rather have it shared once completed? Just wondering!