Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Kitchen Party at Note Songs!

Hello everyone,

Today my friend Shelia is hosting a Kitchen Party and I want to join in- I hope I am not too late! I took these photos today and it was cloudy when I took them so they are not the best.

You might know that I love dishes-especially red transferware so my cupboards are getting pretty full-but I know there is always room for more!

I will open the doors so you can get a better look!

Now, the other side.

Closer up.

In the middle

I actually had a little party in my kitchen today as we had some visitors from Japan.

We enjoyed some hot apple cider.

I picked this big bouquet from the garden this morning.

These are my cupboards. We renovated our kitchen about 5 years ago.

the cupboards are ivory with a antiqueing glaze over them.

The baywindow in the dining area has a good view of the garden.

Now, I hope you can stay and enjoy a cup of tea with me or maybe some hot apple cider!

Thank you, Shelia at Note Songs for hosting this fun party- I am looking forward to seeing all the pretty kitchens over there!


Thank you for visiting me today,



Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, no, it's not too late to come to the party! I'm so glad your came. Your kitchen is so pretty and you know how much I love your transferware!! Love your cabinets and everything else!! How nice to have the visitors enjoying your most lovely home!!
Thank you so much for coming to my party!
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

"All things French" said...

Your kitchen is ever so..pretty & I love your china cabinets such a great display space.
Thank you for sharing this lovely post ~ I feel very priviledged to have visited.


La Table De Nana said...

I love the little sun drenched nook:)

I'm sure you know that's not all:)

Maddy said...

Ciao, Carolyn !
Oh, che meravglia di cucina...
...vorrei avere anch'io una finestra sul lavandino e godere del panorama del giardino !!!!!!!!!!

Ti abbraccio...


Anonymous said...

No suprise that your kitchen is as beautiful as your garden! I love your cabinets and your cupboards filled with your collection of dishes is gorgeous!

Linda said...

Oh Carolyn, I'm so envious, now I know why I can'tfind any red transferware..

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Carolyn what a beautiful collection of curious have you ever considered taking the doors off of the cabinets so the collection can be seen better? It looks so pretty with the lace on the shelves! I love your kitchen cupboards too! I will be painting mine someday....

Allison Shops said...

Such a pretty kitchen. Love your cabinets and the dishes. Darling. I'm dropping by from Shelia's party. I hope you'll come see our kitchens at Atticmag - three for one!


Anonymous said...

My kitchen wants to be like your kitchen when she grows up Carolyn!! It is beautiful and I love all your transferware dishes!!

bee blessed

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Carolyn...

My friend, I think this may be the first time that I've seen your lovely kitchen! It really is beautiful...I love those type of drawer pulls! Of course, I always love to peek through your china cabinets! You know that the red transferware is my favorite...Oh, heart be still! I think I died and went to red transferware heaven, Carolyn! Hehe!

It looks like you had a busy day with another tour group. Your visitors looked like they were really enjoying their hot apple cider! You are such a great hostess, my friend! Thank you for sharing your beautiful kitchen and china cabinets with us...such a treat!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your colors, and cupboard with all the transferware is the most beautiful I have seen!
YOu have displayed all your beloved dishes to perfection!
I love your kitchen. My kitchen is white, but I am thinking of putting an antique glaze on my cupboards. After seeing yours, I am even more convinced.
Just so beautiful!

Carol said...

Beautiful. Lovely. Wonderfully good taste, as always!

Victorian1885 said...

Oh my transferware heaven! Your kitchen is as lovely as the rest of your home!


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Carolyn, Your kitchen is lovely and what a fantastic collection of transferware you have.

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Thanks for letting us 'in' on that special kitchen party! The Japanese for sure enjoyed their apple cider and also the roomy and bright kitchen of yours; compared to their scaled down kitchens at home.
Great crocheted lacework inside your transferware china cabinets! And LOVE that double window over the sink... that keeps you 'in sync' with your garden all the time!

Sunny greetings from Georgia,


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love that beautiful collection of transferware and your double window over your sink has me soooo jealous!


Susan said...

Great kitchen, Carolyn. Your dishes look gorgeous. Susan

June said...

It's as beautiful as I imagined it would be Carolyn! What pretty, soothing colors. Your guests from Japan look like they are enjoying your sweet hospitality.
I love getting peeks into your gorgeous home every chance I can get.

Cindy said...

Oh you must have had such fun with all of your lovely Japanese guests! Your kitchen is so pretty, I love the ivory glazed look, it is really gorgeous. Everything looks so beautiful. I love your dining room and all of your red transferware!!! Thanks for the invite to tea, but I am off to bed now, nighty-night!
Hugs, cindy



Lori Lynn said...

Just lovely! I ADORE red transferware!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Lori Lynn ♥

SmilingSally said...

Hello Carolyn,

I love your kitchen especially those glazed cabinets. You have so much storage! I love your transferware.

Please come see my kitchen and check out my book giveaways.

Jackie said...

Beautiful kitchen, which is to be expected after seeing your beautiful china and your garden!!Lucky visitors spend time in there. Jackie in UK

Peninia said...

Great kitchen, Carolyn...
Very beautiful:)

✿ Hélène Flont ✿ said...

Red & cream, the perfect duet for a so pretty kitchen. An other lovely room.
And the bouquet..... if I may, Carolyn, I'll use it as a model for a futur painting.

Pétales de fées said...

Oh quelle collection incroyable de belle faïence blanche et rouge ! Comme c'est beau cette cuisine !

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

You're so classy my dear Carolyn.
I love your kitchen and I am so glad you showed us.
Thank you,Fra

podso said...

I love those little drawers by your stove ... good use of space. I'm sure your guests enjoyed eating in your beautiful kitchen!

Kathy said...

Everything is beautiful! I am thinking of replacing my cabinets with cream...and so am wondering...are your appliances white or bisque?

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Love your kitchen, Carolyn! And you know I love your transferware!
I agree with Linda, now I know why I can't find any red!;) Have a beautiful day.


Liz said...

What a very pretty kitchen! I love your cabinetry with all your red transferware. Just perfect! :)


Anonymous said...

It is always a treat to visit your blog. Each time I am delighted. And your bouquets are as just perfect as the transferware.

Carolyn said...

Hi Kathy,
My appliances are bisque but that is getting hard to get here in Canada but easier in the U.S. we are told.
Thank you everyone for your sweet comments-there are so many beautiful kitchens to see at Shelia's Note Songs.

Gail said...

Carolyn your kitchen is beautiful and your collection of red transferware is goregous. Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment about my kitchen.

Enjoy your day.

Southerncook said...

Your kitchen is so very charming and I always enjoy seeing your transferware. You are such an inspiration as always.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Carolyn,
How pretty your kitchen is! I love the color of your cabinets and the windows above your sink are wonderful.Of course I adore your red transferware dishes,they are divine.
Everything is beautiful and charming.
Have a sweet day, Hugs~Elizabeth

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

Hi Carolyn!
Wo, what a nice kitchen you've got. It's like out of one of my dreams. And the handmade borders in the cupboard look so nice together with the dishes.
Ha... it's always a joy to have a look into your home.
Take care

Becca said...

Beautiful !! I love your pretty dishes ... your white cabs and your white hutches. You've done a wonderful job in creating a very inviting kitchen! *Becca*

Madelief said...

Dear Catherine,

Your kitchen is very pretty! Those ladies from Japan must have enjoyed it very much!!!

Lieve groet & fijne avond,


Bernideen said...

Yes we all want to come over!

Sanna said...

Hi Carolyn,

Your red transferware is very pretty. Nice of you to let us peek in to your kitchen and to meet some of your japanese friends as well. Love your cabinets and I love your window-view above the sink. Wouldn´t mind do the dishes at all... ;)

Happy friday,

Evi said...

Such a beautiful kitchen. You are so lucky to have such a wonderful collection of dishes. I too have started a small collection of transferware and keep searching for red thanks to all your posts. I am even thinking of adding toile wallpaper to our guest room after seeing how amazing your room looks on your previous posts.

Tomaszowa Chata said...

Beautifully! I really enjoy reading your blog.
Regards from Poland

Sarah said...

Carolyn, I knew your kitchen would be a warm cozy spot. All that red transferware is fabulous! Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed my visit and the cup of cider. ;-)
~ Sarah

Lavender Cottage said...

Beautiful, bright and cheery kitchen. Glad I stopped in to see it.
Looks like the tour people were enjoying themselves and no doubt because you are such a gracious hostess Carolyn.

Melissa Searle said...

what a gorgeous kitchen! :) Love it! So pretty and welcoming. :)

The Tablescaper said...

What a glorious kitchen - full to the brim with beautiful dishes. I wish I had that kind of space for storge. Great kitchen!

- The Tablescaper