Monday, January 10, 2011


Well the holidays are over and all through blogland little elves are packing away the decorations while we sit and blog at our computers!   HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Did you fall off your chair?  Well you know the reality as well as I do, but by now most of us have moved on to the next project/season/holiday.  Any excuse to redecorate right?

Well  my kitchen is fairly small but alot bigger than my old galley kitchen in my tiny 1913 farmhouse (still miss it).  This kitchen has nice cabinets and all matching stainless appliances.  Im not in love withe countertops so I cover them up with vignettes and other small appliances.  Everything was here as is when I moved in 1 year ago, I just painted the walls a putty color to tone it down and bring it closer to backsplash and floor.

But the clutter must go.....I need to free this house and my cucina of this clutter.    So here is what I have done and what we look like at this point.   Of course there will still be some tweaks.

The red with go after Valentine's Day but Im keeping the hutch with my Nonno's pictures and its presentation.  I'll go more neutral in the glass containers (love using brown rice and oatmeal so they will blend perfectly)

This is the first viewing of the kitchen .....Ready....Set....Via!

This is the cooking wall...cabinets are nice...backsplash is nice. I keep my oils out on the counter and both my knife sets on either side of the oven.  On the left usually is the dish rack..but Ive eliminated it (thats another post entirely).

The is the left angle that is next to the sliding door to the deck. (this also becomes the drop off for all things to be recycled (ugh clutter).  Im also missing an HG apothecary jar because Im using them somewhere else.

The is the wall with the pass through window to the dining room.  I think the cabinet is way too high but thats just me.  Dont mind the vday clutter on top. lol 

This is the odd wall....it holds the fridge, hutch and hallway to upstairs (kids floor) This is the way it looks a desk in the hallway so my 4 yr old can color whenever she wants and on the fridge is her work.  She spelled and wrote the word MILK all my herself!

Back sliding doors to deck.....in the process of steaming gold curtains!


For those of you that read here regularly, you know I usually change things around by the time I post...but I like to keep the original pics so you can see the changes and if you like or don't like them.  So here is a minor adjustment.

I switched out the large Marshall's plate for my Home Goods bird cloche and used a vintage saucer to complete the triangle (I have a 3 obsession still from merchandising days). lol

I switched out the red/white plates for the cream/green and used top level for dessert plates.

The kitchen (cucina) is now free of clutter, clean and mildly merchandised and I feel better!   Good Day I'd Say!

Linking this up to 2011 party


  1. It looks great. Love your new vigettes. I need to redo mine. Hugs, Marty

  2. Such a great job. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  3. I'd say your work here is complete! I adore the wire cloche with the bird resting on top! My favorite vignette is the plate rack with your cream and green dishes! Especially how you piled the dessert plates on the top! Keep encouraging that art work. .. one never knows when a budding artist will emerge! Thank you for sharing!

  4. I love all your fun accessories. Everything just looks great! I really love the vignettes too! cute!!

    thanks for linking up to my kitchen party! xoxo


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