Thursday, July 11, 2013

FABBY: Tour of the Kitchen

Hello sweet friends!

   I thought I invite you for a small tour to my kitchen, since my mother is coming for lunch tomorrow, therefore,  the kitchen nook is all set and of course the rest of it, as well.

When we left for our Florida vacation, I left a small post with my kitchen window with the cyclamen; so a couple of 'new friends' requested I showed some day more of the kitchen, although my older friends have seen it a few times, after we remodeled it completely. Anyway, I obliged and here it is.

Welcome to our kitchen..'the heart of our home.'

I just brought from Florida this cute mug from Starbucks. In the three tier I've displayed many vintage items that belonged to my Mil that I enjoy looking at them on a daily bases. The teacups, (at left) with hand decor with flowers, were made by us.

The cabinets are solid wood. When I first posted this custom made kitchen, I knew the name of the wood, but now I forget, lol...We have enjoy it 3 1/2 years already, and it still feels  brand new!
Here is a link to the post I did 2 and more years ago, with every detail. Maybe you'd like to go and check it out.    

The butcher block nook table is all set for tomorrow's lunch for three, as mother is coming. The dishes were made by us and the bowls have an onion in the lid, because I'm making onion soup that she loves and the bowls are oven safe.
The door in the background leads to the laundry room.

The coffee bar.
On top the microwave and than, Italian Dipiu double ovens

The service entrance is in the foreground. The black floor is a very hard Italian tile. The framed art work in the wall was made by our little g'girls.

We'll have some chilled French rosé wine. A close up of the bowls with onion lids, specially made for 'onion soup.'

I forgot to place the soup spoons..but don't worry, we'll have them tomorrow for the real thing, lol..

My favorite kitchen window. I enjoy the view while I wash the dishes and sometimes I even hear birds sing after a good rain. Several years ago I saw a beautiful 'White Owl in the window here!'

I will be making chicken and vegetables here in my German-clay pot, 'Sclemmentopft.' You don't need fat in any way, so it's light and very healthy, as it's oven baked. I love the pot and the chicken recipe. I bought it some time in the 90's.

This is a hand made stained glass and decorated skylight we had made for the ceiling. In the evening is great all lighted up!

This adorable porcelain, hand made Ecuadorian country girl is making potato dumplings, and they're great and very popular around here. The figure was hand molded by an artist who worked back in our factory. 

The view I love...'the woods and the beautiful river that runs through it.'

All the way to your left is a little of the refrigerator.

This door leads to the formal dining room and to the left would be, the breakfast area.

A better shot of the Italian Dipiu double ovens.

This week our local home store had a great anniversary sale and I bought a few things I will show later next week. Here is a dish towel which I loved because it says:  'Do not EAT more than you can Lift! I have to keep this in mind..hehehe

Some small demitasse cups and saucers.

I just came out of the kitchen to take this shot of the 'shawl as a runner'..which you all agreed and commented that you liked it as a runner too, therefore, here it is now, with the bronze fruit bowl and Italian bronze candle sticks from way back. Thank you so much for all the generous and wonderful comments I received from this!

Again, thanking you in advance for your comments on this new post, as you always make my day!

I appreciate the wonderful parties such lovely and gracious ladies host each week.


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