Monday, 28 July 2014

Vintage Kitchen

Hello Friends!
I hope you don't mind that I'm taking you along with me on a journey down memory lane.
I am currently working on getting our present home ready to put on the market and find myself short on time.
 This home, like the one we sold a year ago, was on Lake Superior.
It was just a camp when we bought it and was in need of a whole lot of TLC.
 Someday I'll have to dig out the old photos so you can see the floor that consisted of three different linoleum patterns!
 This side board was built for me by my father in-law.
I just told him what I had envisioned and he built it just as I had dreamed it.
My husband installed all of the wainscoting, piece by piece.
And a dear neighbor of ours, who was in his seventies at the time, built this arched covering for my stove fan and the custom corner cabinet that rolled out for my baking sheets.
He taught Tim so much in those few months,
now he is able to do all of our remodeling and building himself.
  I'm thinking there are times that Tim rues the day he ever learned how to do any of this, if you know what I mean!
Today continues the BlogLand Tour at The Enchanting Rose and Don't Disturb This Groove.
Please drop by and say hello, I'm sure Stephanie  and Brandi would love having you!
I will be partying here:


  1. Love the charming kitchen :) and the sideboard is perfect.

  2. Your kitchen is just darling and what stories it could tell. Love your sideboard and the arch over the stove looks great.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Morning, love the charming, cherry kitchen. Thanks for sharing, Francine.

  4. Your kitchen is adorable, warm and cozy. All the best with listing it for sale.

  5. Good morning! I LOVE the kitchen! Especially that side board! Perfect! I'd love to have some of that talent and know how over here, lol. Enjoy your day!

  6. I don't know how you house whisperers have the energy to do this over and over again. It takes a special kind of person. That said, you both do wonderful work and I am always impressed. What a perfectly cozy country kitchen!

  7. Absolutely darling! I am really into red in my kitchen right now and yours inspires me, dear Kimberly! And I love the open shelves with the red - too cute.

    Happy Monday, my friend :) Hugs to you!

  8. Good luck with the sale of your home. Your sideboard is gorgeous. You've done a great job with your kitchen. Will you be able to take it with you?

  9. Beautiful!! Do you have any idea where your next stop will be?
    That house is very cute. I love that kitchen.

  10. You got to have moving down as an art now!
    The colors in this kitchen just POP!
    Every niche had something fun.

  11. Such a cute kitchen! I love the curtains and the sideboard and all the cute details :>)

  12. What an adorable kitchen! Lot of thought and hard work:-)


  13. Love love love.
    What a wonderful place to cook ..
    So happy and cheerful.
    And the love that was put into!

  14. I love the curtains! Best of luck getting things done! It's a lot of work, I know! Have a good week! Hugs!

  15. What a talented bunch of people to put together such a pretty kitchen! I love all your red and white especially!

  16. Best of luck getting your home ready to put on the market. It is a lot of work, I realize.

    Love the pictures, and what sweet little touches to your old kitchen.
    Cute, cute, cute!!


  17. Hand made archways, sideboards, and so much more, they are the perfect finishing touches for your kitchens. Hope you have enough hours in the day to get a sale-ready home, all stressful I'm sure. Cheers,Jean.

  18. Hand made archways, sideboards, and so much more, they are the perfect finishing touches for your kitchens. Hope you have enough hours in the day to get a sale-ready home, all stressful I'm sure. Cheers,Jean.

  19. What a beautiful, cozy home. I love your sideboard just gorgeous with that red. Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

  20. Wow! That kitchen is so cute! How nice to have handy men.

    Amy Jo

  21. Adorable Kitchen! Good luck with the sale of your home!

  22. Brandi mentioned your blog on Don't Disturb This Groove and I just wanted to pop on over and say hi. I'm so glad I visited, too. I am in love with your kitchen. If I lived closer to you, I'd buy your house myself. Oh well, have a great day... :)

  23. What an adorable cottage-style kitchen! You are so lucky to have a handyman in the house!

  24. Love, love, love the vintage kitchen!

  25. I love that kitchen, Kimberly. It is so bright and cheery!

  26. What a pretty kitchen. So many details that all come together to make it perfect, including those adorable curtains. I love that arch over your stove, it adds so much charm to the room. I'm sure that some wonderful meals have come out of that vintage kitchen . . . thanks for sharing it with us.
    Connie :)

  27. Kimberly,

    I love what you've done with this place. Your moving again?
    Have you found another place?

  28. Kimberly, your kitchen is so nostaglic of simpler times, with its red and white charm and warm wood accents! I didn't know you were selling! Wow, and only after such a short time. Good luck, I bet it will sell in a flash, it's so pretty!


  29. Your kitchen is adorable and the sidebar so sweet. Good luck with the sale. It is so charming.

  30. oh your kitchen is beautiful, did I miss something? Are you moving?

  31. What a charming kitchen! I love your window treatment. You're moving again? Good gracious, I can't keep up with you! Best of luck on the sale of your house!

  32. Your kitchen is charming, and I love the white with red splashes of color. Oh it seems like so many of my blogging friends are moving!


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