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Friday, July 8, 2016

Our Summer Kitchen

Happy Friday!

I can't believe that the 4th of July has come and gone ... Summer is flying by this year!


Maybe that's why I only did a tiny bit of Summer decorating here in our kitchen ... 


like adding this pretty faux lavender bunch from Hobby Lobby ... I thought it'd be a nice bit of color for our otherwise white and neutral space.



To keep our shelves on each side of our kitchen pretty *Summery* simple, I recently added inexpensive wire and cloth baskets (Home Goods) to the middle shelves ... easy fillers that require no thought (I like that)!


This cute little "pie" sign made its way over here from behind the stove.  If only I were a fabulous baker, whipping up a Summer apple pie!  Oh well ....


These glass canisters have been a staple in our kitchen for years ... they're just so easy to fill with whatever suits your cooking, baking or even decor needs!


The cute antique silver sentiment salt and pepper shakers have found their way around the kitchen, with them most recently landing here by a glass lamp (Target).


And for anyone who is curious, I'm still soooo glad we painted our cabinets white (and took down cabinets and added shelves)!  This time of year, they're bright and *Summery,* and in the colder months they're a great backdrop for seasonal color and goodies!



Over in this little corner, IKEA came to the rescue when I found this inexpensive shelving unit there ... a great lil' piece until we find just the right corner cabinet.  The basket on the middle shelf is the rattan twin to these comfy IKEA chairs.


"Mooooo!"


This is the view that greets us each morning when we walk in through the dining room ... bright Summer sun!


I was so excited to find this sweet boxwood wreath from a fun (and dangerous) local shop called "Simply Beautiful Spaces."  I nailed the ribbon to the wall and then layered the wreath over the otherwise plain chicken wire/burlap.  I "might" have to go buy another wreath since I love it so much!


And, well, it's no secret that I like to play "musical chairs" in here ... right now, the current players are these comfy rattan chairs paired with white simple cross back chairs (both from IKEA). 


And even though I'm not rushing Summer, it's hard to believe that, pretty soon, pumpkins and leaves will be arriving!  Can you believe it?

Have a great weekend,

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11 comments:

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

😍 So bright and fresh! Nothing like a crisp white kitchen.
Yes. This year is flying by... summer and before we know it, Fall will be here. Yikes!
luv your beautiful summer kitchen.

Ein Dekoherzal in den Bergen said...

WUNDERSCHÖN
ich liebe so helle KÜCHEN,,,
da bekommt man gleich LUST sich an den HERD zu stellen,,,freu,,,freu

wünsche noch einen schönen ABEND
bis bald de BIRGIT aus TIROL

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love it. Everything is always so pretty and classic.

LISACPARSONS said...

Very nice! I have that same wreath. I have two of them and only use at Christmas. I might have to leave them out after this Christmas and use year round. Love that idea!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Pretty and bright and light. This summer is flying by. I am ready for it to cool down some.

Debra Pashkowsky said...

Your kitchen is jammed packed with great ideas for summer and beyond. As hot as it has been I can't even think about fall. :)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Love seeing your pretty summer kitchen, Becca! That little pie sign is adorable. You just make everything look so beautiful!

Carol said...

Your home, every room, is just so lovely! You pull off the white and neutral like no one else I know. Summer is flying by (actually the entire year), and I've been eyeing all the Fall decor in Hobby Lobby....kind of makes me giddy!

Hugs,
Carol

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh there is that beautiful kitchen!!!...you have created the greatest look for summer using the perfect items to enhance your kitchen....bake pies?...no, too hot to bake....great pies at the bakery!!...My kitchen Chalkboard Chef says, "Too hot to cook, take out menus in drawer!"...... your kitchen is such a great place to relax and enjoy the summer with your family and friends.

Essie Reed said...

Wow, what a kitchen! I am a big fan of the all white color scheme, especially in a kitchen. It is makes everything feel light, bright, clean, and welcoming. It also helps to really draw attention to the accent pieces that have been added like the vase of lavander and cute little bakery signs. I would use this as a model for my own home.

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