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Monday, January 21, 2013

Kitchen Island


The new tall kitchen island is in place.
We have decided it's not too fussy, or too much, 
if you know what I mean for our little kitchen.
It is handmade and one of a kind.



The front is made from two old windows. 
With this island there is more space to walk around the kitchen  
because it is not as wide as the farm table we had here. 
This one is longer and taller.


This is Tuesday my brother in law's dog. 
We had Shelley Puppy, Clovis, and Tuesday in the house this weekend. 
Tuesday posed for some kitchen island shots. 
So did Clovis of course (tomorrow they will/may appear).


Variegated camellias and a rosebud congregate on top of the island 
like good southern flowers should in January. 
The island with it's two shelves is going to add storage for china. 
I see more near tablescapes happening here at Olive Out. 


This is the little vintage farm table/island that was here before.

Do you like the new island? Do tell. 
You cannot hurt my feelings.
 Remember I was a Director of Nursing for the Department of Corrections. 




joy and peace
Olive





81 comments:

  1. The "Island" is - PeRfeCt!*!*! and best of all - FUNCTIONAL...
    Can't wait to see Clovis pics - soon...
    Hugs - Jeanine Burkhardt

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  2. I LOVE it, Olive! Love the details on it and the old windows!

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  3. I love this island so very much and the storage is a huge plus! One-of-a-kind is always so cool.

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  4. Oh how fun and perfect is this. Love the windows, it really shows all your decorative things to beautifully. Well done. Hugs, Marty

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  5. wow, I'm lovin' it, just gorgeous. the windows really make it special!

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  6. Hi Olive. I honestly love the new kitchen island. Love the old windows, so that china and things can be prettily displayed there. What a bonus!

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  7. Good Afternoon Olive, I think using old window frames as part of your island is inspirational. I love the fact that you can display your kitchen ware, such as bowls, plates etc.
    How lovely to own something custom made.
    Have a lovely day.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  8. Truly love your island, very unique...it's perfect! Sweet pup :)
    Happy Monday...
    Cindyh

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  9. love, love, love it the window side is awesome.. what a pretty and useful addition to your kitchen. hugs, Cherry

    Oh yeah my blog address has changed come see me. http://cherrysinthegardenandmore.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love your island. Fantastic idea!

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  11. little puppy is too cute!! awww, reminds me of my friends puppy "Lucy" a rat terrier i think they call them. i know a wee bit about doggies. as long as they are cute & sweet - they are perfect in my book. ha. ha!!

    as for the new decor in the kitchen ... love it & i'm not kidding. i love the color & the windows - only problem is no hiding any messes. i have always wanted see through cabinets ... but where will you hide the mess - if say some one comes over at a moments notice & you need to stash something some where. ha. ha!! i love the scales too!!

    the camellia is such a gorgeous color. cool!! ( :

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  12. Love, love your new kitchen island!! Those windows add so much charm to it.

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  13. I LOVE your new island.....the windows are so fabulous and add a charming touch :o) Your little puppy is such a cutie pie too!
    Have a great week!
    ~Des

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  14. I like the island! I'm a bit smitten with the flowers, as well, as the snow is flying here.
    -Karen

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  15. Oh my!! I love that so much! What a great idea, and it came out simply beautiful! I'm jealous! :)

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  16. I love it. So uncluttered and beautiful with the flowers. Love the curtains and the picture. I say that even with the threat.
    Tuesday......why is the dog names Tuesday. It's a cute doggie.

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  17. I like that you incorporated the old windows into this re-purposed piece, Olive! The openness of it visually enlarges your kitchen and it's a great place for storage, as well as for display. Kudos to you! :-)

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  18. It's perfect Olive, and you will love that extra storage/display space!

    Kat

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  19. I love it! I prefer a freestanding island that doesn't match the cabinets anyway. It has a more interesting look to it. Yours is extra interesting with the windows on it. So great! I know you will enjoy the extra storage it gives you too.

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  20. Oh...my gosh!!!! I love love love that island!!!! It is fantastic. Link it up at Mod Mix Monday...please! I haven't been reading blogs like I usually do...too busy with work and Mom and fixing a broker sewer. Did I miss reading where you got this? It is just stunning...really. One of the prettiest islands I've ever seen. How can you doubt it?

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  21. I love the new island. And the little Tuesday dog, too. It's all so white and bright.

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  22. Yes, I love your new island Olive, and all of the pretties I see on it and under it... it's just perfect for you!... I also love Tuesday!... what a doll!... puppy kisses sweet little one!... and your little farm table is too cute... where are you putting it now?... I have a perfect spot for it here at Idyllhours!... tee hee hee!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  23. Ohhhh, yes, yes, yes, I love it! I can't believe it was made out of old windows. I had to laugh a little about not hurting your feelings, my husband works for the Texas Dept.of Justice, and I hear all kinds of stories! Have a lovely week. Shari!

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  24. It's gorgeous, Olive and even more special since it's handmade and the windows are just an amazing part of it! And...all that storage. You are going to have so much fun with it!

    That little Tuesday is a doll! What sort of dog is he/she?

    XO,
    Jane

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  25. Olive, I truly love this! What a great piece. Looks perfect for that space! Such a clever pretty piece!
    Karen

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  26. Your island is beautiful, Olive. I love how used the old windows.

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  27. Are you kidding?!?!?!?! What's not to love about the new island?!?!?! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! You did well! And now Romeo wants to know where's Clovis?! Better post those pictures ;)

    Hugs,

    "Her" and Romeo

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  28. Gorgeous kitchen island! It looks perfect for your space!

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  29. Olive,
    I love it..anything made of old windows and having shelves is a sure winner...this is perfect for your near tablescapes.....I see many in your future. :-) seeing your island makes me wish I had room for one in my kitchen..I know you will enjoy it...
    Mona

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  30. Olive, I really like the new island. I like that it is made from other things also. I prefer this over built ins. xoxo,Susie

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  31. I love, love it! It's truly beautiful.

    xo
    Claudia

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  32. Love it! Loved it when I saw it in the shop! You got to it before me or it may have been mine. Two pieces in my house came from there with the same old windows. One of my holds my ironstone and the other holds my milk glass. Don't have room in small kitchen for an island. Love it in yours! Looks great! If you ever get ready to see the green table, I'm taking back:)

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  33. Hi, Olive! I'm so glad you stopped by & left a comment on my blog!
    Your island is wonderful! The open shelves are perfect for storage or creating vignettes.
    I look forward to following your blog!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  34. I like it very much and Tuesday looks as if she was expecting a wonderful treat any minute! :)

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  35. I'm sorry, I really don't like it much......I absolutely adore it. It's FABULOUS!!!!!!

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  36. Your new island is fantastic. I like the uniqueness of this piece. Clever to use the window frame.

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  37. Ive been waiting to see this island. I think it is perfect, lucky you to get a one of a kind:) Bet you are so excited it worked in the space!

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  38. Lot's more storage and a good working height-I likey:@)

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  39. Love the island and the wonderful trim and detail. What a lovely light filled room.

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  40. I think it looks wonderful. Did you built this yourself? I love the windows on the front.
    Traci

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  41. Olive, I love that island. It does not look too big at all - the windows and open side give it such a light, airy look. And I think you will like the tallness of it. Fabulous find! And I love that last shot of Tuesday through the windows! Ann

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  42. I love this, Olive! Love the open sides and all of the storage.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  43. Olive, your new island is fabulous! I love it, especially with those wonderful shelves for more stuff. The windows in the front give it great character.
    Thank you for visiting and your very kind compliments!
    Mary Alice

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  44. I love it!!! I can see it filled with goodies during the holidays much like a bakery display cabinet. You are going to have so much fun creating seasonal displays!

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  45. Love your new island! I love the windows it's made of. Really a neat piece. How much fun to change the items you put inside. Love it!

    Judy

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  46. Oh I adore your new island...wonderful!! I can't wait to see how you decorate it!! have a great evening!

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  47. The island is perfect. I love the windows!

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  48. What a pretty island, and I love that you used old windows, how cool is that. I like it better than the table, provide more storage. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know you liked my Valentine Fabric Hoops!

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  49. I love it of course!!! Using windows is genius so that you can see what's in the back plus it looks so great.
    Hope your eye is doing better.
    x
    Carole

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  50. I adore your new island, Olive!!!!
    I saw a similar one that was more square, made from four windows and with a chopping block on top, but it was huge! You would have to build a kitchen around it!
    But I loved it and wanted it anyway. Didn't need it
    but it was so great, just like yours. Kept trying to think of a place where I could use it!

    Yours is perfection. Just the right size!
    xoxoxox
    Alison

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  51. What's not to love? It has old windows, lovely style and storage for more great dish finds! Put me down for LOVE IT.

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  52. I love the new island and the way you used windows in it!

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  53. Dear Olive,
    Your kitchen island is PERFECT and adds a new dimention to your kitchen.....I love the fact that it's made from old windows. I am actually looking for an old window like that but do you think that I can find one ? ..... I've found loads in the US but the shipping would cost me a fortune !!!! You would think that there would be lots to find in the UK wouldn't you ? Anyway, I am now on a mission and will be visiting as many reclamation yards as I can !!!! ...... Tuesday seems to like it too !!!! XXXX

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  54. I LOVE your new island and I LOVE the added addition of those windows!

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  55. Your new kitchen island is beautiful!!! I love the windows and Tuesday is the perfect accessory!! How I wish I had room in my little kitchen for an island (sigh)...

    Thank you for visiting our living room :)

    Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

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  56. I like the new island - it really brightens up the space!! What are you going to do with the old farm table?

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  57. I love it! Fill that puppy up (**

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  58. I love it! It has some nice details that add some pizzazz! Perfect for your kitchen!

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  59. Oh that is just fabulous! Look at all that storage too. It looks like it was made for your kitchen.

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  60. Hi Olive, your new kitchen island is absolutely lovely. You took great pictures.

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  61. 62 comments! You go girl. :o) Olive...I adore your island. It is perfect and I promise I am speaking the truth. Making it with the windows was sheer brilliance. You done good!

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  62. Olive, I love your new island. Great idea using those windows.

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  63. The windows are genius - and I wouldn't lie to a gal with your connections!!
    Truly gorgeous - pinning it!
    Kelly

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  64. I love open shelving in a kitchen island. The window is so beautiful.

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  65. Olive,
    I do like your kitchen island. It is beautiful. The window, the open shelving, the beautiful top, the turned wood posts at the corners, the color of the paint.
    It's perfect.

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  66. I love this island - expecially the glass doors - how unique!!!
    Beautiful!

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  67. wow, I love it. What a great use for a window! Great job.
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  68. Yes!!! I love the new island! It reminds me of a counter in a store. I'll take some peanut butter cups please.

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  69. I had to come see the island after Clovis posing and stretching to jump down! It's a beauty! LOVE the two old windows repurposed for the front and the wonderful open storage!!! I'm afraid I would have it crammed full of dishes :)

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  70. I am trying to do some catching up since I have been blog-gone. OH MY! you have the most amazing finds. THIS is outstanding!! I think it will fit nicely in my house...... LOVE IT~

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  71. I featured your wonderful new island today on Mod Mix Monday.

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  72. Love and adore your new island! Gorgeous.

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  73. Absolutely LOVE it! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Jeanette @ Creating A Life

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  74. The windows on the island are absolutely ingenious. I love it!

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  75. Love your new island Olive!I love the details. The glass makes it appear not to take up much space in your kitchen. I love the spindles on the ends, as well.

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  76. Your new kitchen island is simply charming. The window are brilliant on the front. Really, really like this!
    melinda

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  77. This island is so charming Olive! It reminds me of an old store counter where only the shopkeeper could get the goodies out to show you. What a great idea. My grandmothers name was Olive...she was a sweetheart. Coming over from Nitas~

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  78. I keep studying the island. You say there are 2 windows that I am looking at, but I only see one. Would love to know where the 2 are. I think of a window as a frame with framed glass inside. Explain please. Thank you, Sondra~ http://stores.ebay.com/Traders-of-the-Lost-Art-1
    http://pinterest.com/traderslostart/

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  79. I love your island! I do not think you have too much transferware, it looks perfect!

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