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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Vintage Inspiration Friday

I was trying to decide on one thing to share for Vintage Inspiration Friday with Debra at Common Ground and Show and Tell Friday with Cindy at My Romantic Home.  I was having a hard time narrowing it down and my wanderings kept bringing me back to my kitchen. 

My kitchen is full of Vintage, from the farm house sink to the mantel over the dinning room door.

When we decided to build our home as newlyweds, I wanted an older home but my husband wanted to use land he had inherited.  In a compromise we agreed to build a new house that felt like and older home with updated features.

  It just shows you that just because it is a new home, it does not mean it has to look it. 

Our kitchen is my favorite room in the house.  The kitchen is located in the back of the house and is visible from each door entrance.  

I think our kitchen is full of vintage inspirations.


WELCOME to my kitchen!



This is the view as you walk in from our side entrance mud room.


 



This island is the pride and joy of our kitchen.  It is the main piece of furniture you see when you walk in the room.  We had this custom made by a gentleman whom made furniture as a hobby.  He did an amazing job!  He even made the legs by hand.  For him the hardest part was distressing it to fit with our kitchen cabinets.  We use this island for anything and everything from buffets to crafts for the holidays. 




This is the view of the kitchen from the Front door.
These are the stripes I talked about in my previous post about painting.





How do you like our old fashion phone? 
Mr. M. says we have to keep it because sometimes it is the only phone he can find. 
 He has a wonderful sense of humor.



I love using vintage furniture. 

This is actually a dresser that holds extra kitchen supplies.



 

This is part of what you see when you come in off the back deck.


This is the mirror over my kitchen table and one of my favorite quotes in the house.



Thank you for stopping by. 






Make sure you stop by Common Ground and My Romantic Home, you never know where your next inspiration may come from.

47 comments:

  1. Lovely kitchen! I love all the vintage cubbies. I hope you'll stop by my blog, too!

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  2. Love LOVE!
    But how in the heck did you get electricity in your awesome island? I see an outlet... but how is it wired?
    Way cool kitchen!

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  3. I love it!!! The island is amazing! I love everything about the entire kitchen!

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  4. I can see why the island is your pride and joy! It is an amazingly beautiful piece. Your whole kitchen is wonderful!

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  5. That is a lovely kitchen, and you did a wonderful job.

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  6. Looove your gorgeous island! Your painted stripes are fabulous too, I love how the color shimmers! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

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  7. Your island is gorgeous. He did a wonderful job distressing it. Perfect with the rest of the room. I know you will keep enjoying it for years! We also have a furniture piece island and love it too (French Island Gray Kitchen).
    I also wanted to tell you about our new Giveaway Friday at Atticmag (goes up on Thursday evenings). It's a convenient place for bloggers to link their giveaways and a one stop shop for readers to find them! Hope to see you there.

    Found your blog through Common Ground.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  8. I'm just in love with yoliur kitchen!!! It feels so warm! Happy new follower!

    Jennifer

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  9. Wow! I just adore your kitchen! The island is incredible, I would love to have one like it some day! Your kitchen has so much character, I really love all of the special touches you have added. And the chandelier and striped walls are gorgeous, too! Saw you over at Common Ground :)

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  10. I am amazed at how I have never seen your kitchen how simliar taste we have. Your dresser! You know about mine. Your cabinets! Yes i see your hinges and inset doors. I love how your kitchen is an unusual shape and the french doors. I want to see more close up!!

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  11. All I can say is wow! I love your kitchen and that centre island is to die for! I love all the different elements.. just beautiful and so homey! take care, Maryann

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  12. What a beautiful kitchen. Love the island, cabinets, french doors...really everything. Gorgeous!
    Hugs, Sherry

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  13. The island is fabulous and you did a fantastic job of combining the old and new. It's a wonderful home and full of inspiration! :) Nancy

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  14. What a lovely kitchen! I absolutely love the island!!

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  15. That island of yours is definitely a star attraction! I love everything about it, especially the handmade legs. The saying above the mirror is also a wonderful element.

    ~jermaine

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  16. Great kitchen! That island is fabulous! I must go back and look further!

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  17. Alaina, I'm swooning over here! That island is just incredible, amazing, fabulous...can't think of enough adjectives. Your home is gorgeous, I don't think I've seen photos of your kitchen before. It really does look like an older home. you all did a wonderful job. Love the color on the walls and the stripes are perfect!!
    Thank you so much for joining in tonight,
    hugs and love,
    Debra

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  18. Gosh I love that kitchen. Especially the center island. What a dream.

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  19. What a great kitchen !! and a great center island !! great post today....love and a happy weekend Ria...

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  20. wow, its a really beautiful kitchen, vintage but very functional and practical and i think no body would mind working here and spending an hour or two

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  21. As always... I am amazed! Love you, miss you!

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  22. Alaina,

    Your kitchen island is spectacular! Also like the use of the dresser under a kitchen cabinet for added storage. At some point could you show a close up of the hardware you used on your cabinets and where you got it?

    Your Friend,
    Deborah

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  23. You are truly blessed to have such a faulous kitchen and home.. It is the envy of many I am sure... I love the cozy feel of your area of preparation...

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  24. Alaina,
    Thank you for the congrats, and your comment meant so much to be in sharing this honor.

    It is soooo not fair to have so much beauty around you...I am moving in :) I wish I was'nt serious, but I am :)
    xoxo
    Dore

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  25. How could I have missed having you on my blog roll...you have been added girl! come see
    xoxo
    Dore

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  26. You are one Lucky Girl, I adore your kitchen Alaina, and the island is remarkable. I wanted something like that in my kitchen, but the pieces I found were way to much money for me at the time. Anyways, I can see why this is your favorite spot.... Love it!

    Have a Wonderful Day*

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  27. It's gorgeous! I love everything about it; except for one thing. It's not MINE!

    sue
    xo

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  28. What a stunning Kitchen and your island is to die for!!

    Debbie

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  29. What a gorgeous kitchen you have! That island is extra special. I like that first pic where it's sort of dark and the light dances around off the floor. Very appealing.
    Brenda

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  30. Oh what a dream your kitchen is! Love the old fashioned phone. :)

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  31. Gorgerous kitchen Alaina! Not only that it is so warm and inviting! I would love to come over for tea.
    One day!!
    Pamela xo

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  32. Alaina girl!! everything coming from you is absolutely amazing!!!! I so enjoy coming to visit you and knowing different parts of your home. Your kitchen island is a very great piece!!!
    cariños,
    maria cecilia

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  33. What a beautiful kitchen you have, Alaina! I LOVE that island and your cabinets, and of course, all of your vintage goodies!! :)
    Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
    Hugs ~ Jo

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  34. Alaina, your island is truly gorgeous. What a joy to gather,cook and live in that kitchen!

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  35. I am in love with your vintage kitchen and that island is to die for gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog for a chit chat. You asked about the font on the pumpkins....Parchment is the name. Good luck...I'll be baaacckkkk!

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  36. What a wonderful kitchen! I love it! karen...

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  37. Beautiful kitchen. My favorite part is the use of the dresser as a cabinet. I think it's great that your house is new, yet doesn't look new.

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  38. This is beautiful. I am hosting a 50 dollar CSN Giveaway on my blog. I would love for you to stop by. Thanks Anu!

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  39. Had to come back to tell you I am your newest follower. Have a great Labor Day and don't eat all the pies!

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  40. I stopped by here on Friday but didn't get a chance to comment--FABULOUS KITCHEN!!!!!!!!!!

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  41. wow, the kitchen is tooo good, there are no other words to describe it except too good:)- i decorated my kitchen by taking advice from AboutCabinets Blog

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  42. You're kitchen is FANTASTIC! There are so many elements that are my fave BUT hands down the island ROCKS! I love that you incorporate the vintage pieces with new!
    p.s., those pies looked DELISH!

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  43. It is stunning! I truly love everything about it!! Just gorgeous!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  44. Your kitchen is lovely and that island is gorgeous!

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  45. Your kitchen is absolutely charming! I love the unfitted look. You have some of the most fabulous cabinets throughout your home...especially in this room!

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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