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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pass the Tater’s Please

Party in the kitchen anyone?

Shelia at Note Songs is having a Heart of the Home Party.


This is our kitchen at the yellow house.

It is small but has a huge bar on one end.

Both of us love to cook in this efficient kitchen with our glass stovetop.

I have taken photos of some of the details I like best and the art work we have in the kitchen.

It has lovely views to the backyard where we feed birds.

kitchen 003 The large bar needed a commanding piece of art and this oil painting, found at an estate sale, is our favorite painting.

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This is a vintage print, probably from the 1940’s, found at a thrift store. It has some damage but I adore the flowers and the soft colors. The frame has tiny pink scallops.

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This tiny oil painting is leaning on the top of the stove and was found at a garage sale. All the people in it have on hats.

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Corbels are underneath the massive bar. I call it the “autopsy table” sometimes. Which is sick nurse’s humor. It measures 49 inches across.

This makes  it difficult to pass the taters across!

grace surrounds us



  1. you have a comfortable welcoming kitchen. I just love mini pumpkins!! Cute on the cake plate.

  2. lol at the autopsy table. Love the corbels. Charming kitchen. I also like your artwork. I hope you'll drop by Atticmag to see our kitchens - it's a three for one!


  3. Hi Olive, You've really found some nice vintage pieces that make your space special. I really like the berries encircling your light fixture, too--very charming.

  4. Hi Olive,

    Art in the kitchen is such an excellent idea!

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  5. G'eve Olive ~ What beautiful decor touches throughout your kitchen. I so love that blue floral art piece ... & those lovely valances!, allowing the room to be filled with light. Very nicely done.

    Have a beautiful eve ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  6. Wonderful cabinets and windows and art and corbels.
    Loving your kitchen at the yellow house!

  7. I love the feel to your kitchen...I can see a lot of history was made and more to come with your family. Cute little roosters too Olive!

  8. Your windows look beautiful, and I love all the great art work. I've been seeing allot of corbels tonight, think I might need to add some to my kitchen. Love yours.

  9. Oh, what a fun place you have here! I have enjoyed perusing a few of your posts! Cute kitchen and great art! After you named the autopsy table, I thought it would be hard to serve from this spot :) Love your sense of humor!

  10. Hi Olive! Oh, I love your pretty kitchen! Love all of your special touches and vignettes! Your artwork is gorgeous!! I'm thinking about your autopsy table!! :)
    Thank you again, Olive, so very much for coming to my party.
    You are a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. What a sweet olden kitchen! It is huge but still charming and cozy! You know not many kitchens can accommodate an autopsy table... LOL! :)


  12. A delightful cheery and cozy. I love your crystal cake plate full of pumpkins. And, the row of chickens is adorable, too.

  13. I so seldom get to see pinks in a kitchen...and I loved it! What a charming place to gather!!

  14. Love your cosy kitchen Olive...all the art work.
    Somehow I think you manage okay with passing the taters!

  15. It is charming and cheery! Love those fabulous corbels.


  16. Very cool with a sense of humor too!

  17. Love your kitchen Olive, including the autopsy table! It really looks wonderful. You cannot beat a great big island like that! I also really love that oil fruit painting. It is fantastic!

  18. I love all the art you have found and so aptly described. I like very much the "hats" piece! The autopsy table I imagine comes in quite handy at Thanksgiving and Christmas when there may be a turkey carcass or two. Lovely space. Ann

  19. Hi, your kitchen is very pretty, love the cute corbels! and all the specials details!


  20. Hi Olive!

    Your kitchen looks like a welcoming and inviting place to spend some time enjoying a cup of coffee and a gab session!

  21. Your kitchen is so warm and inviting! I just love all of your art work too.

  22. Hi Olive... have a pretty kitchen, my friend! I loved seeing your beautiful art favorite is the painting of the fruit! It's gorgeous! Loved getting a peek at a few of your beautiful vignettes as well! Love the pretty pumpkins on the glass cake plate! Thank you for sharing your beautiful kitchen with us, my friend!

    I just read your sweet note that you left on my autumn table! Thanks so much for coming by...I enjoyed your visit and sweet note, my friend!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  23. Very nice kitchen. I really like the little touches you have added, makes it feel like home!

  24. Your kitchen is just too cute Olive! I love that painting with the is gorgeous!!!

  25. What beautiful artwork you have in your kitchen. A delight to see while you're cooking up a storm.

  26. Beautiful warm kitchen!

    Take care!

  27. i love your kitchen. the pictures are my favorite of all that you are sharing. rose

  28. Hi Olive, your kitchen is so charming. I love your great art choices. I know your kitchen is well loved and enjoyed with those you love.

    Hugs, Jeanne

  29. Your kitchen is so pretty. Love all the decor touches and those beautiful windows letting in all that light.. It must be wonderful to cook in there and look outside..

  30. Such a charming kitchen Olive, and you have some wonderful art work. I'm laughing about your autopsy table, but how wonderful to have that big space. Love the way you decorated the light fixture. laurie

  31. What a light and gorgeously eclectic kitchen! And I did chortle at autopsy table, LOL.

  32. Don't know how I missed this post of yours. Love that autopsy table. And the butterfly under glass is cute. Love the windows. I like all the light.


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