~Kitchen-Breakfast Room-Hearth Room~

Spring cleaning in the breakfast room, kitchen and hearth room is just about finished. I have the new sheer shades on the breakfast room windows. When the shades for the hearth room arrive, I will be finished in these rooms for Spring/Summer.
The photos over the stove are snow scenes from our farm. J took the photos. One of them shows some of the cows in the feedlot. The others are views of the lane to our former home in the back pasture.
The cabinets are custom made, of Hickory.

This is the view from the cabinet in the hearth room.

From the kitchen doorway toward the breakfast room.

The hen cookie jar, sitting on the bar, is from the 1950's and once belonged to my mother.
The small photos, at right, show the farmhouse table, as it looked in 2004 and 2005. The white chairs are now being used on the back porch. At the time of this photo, there were no window coverings.

Two years ago, we had crown molding and other trim installed in the kitchen and breakfast room. The colorful chairs replaced the white chairs in 2005. We purchased the table at a consignment/antique shop, several years ago. The bench under the windows is around 100 years old. I have had the bench since the mid 1970's.
The window coverings in this photo, were made from the same fabric that covered the white chairs.
The table as it looks today. The sheer shades are from Pottery Barn.

This photo shows the Kim Parker prints, and salad plates designed by Judy Westgaard and available through Certified International.

I filled the wicker plant stand with silk flowers that were stored in our basement.

This is the hearth room. The window treatments will be the same as those in the breakfast room. The Windsor chairs were made especially for us, by a Missouri Artisan, using primitive tools.
The rug is from J's "lodge room". I'm trying it out here. I purchased this rug on E-bay. I'm considering purchasing a similar hand knotted rug for the hearth room. The sea grass rug, formerly in this room, is now in the studio. The sea grass rug from the studio, has been moved to the back porch.

Looking toward the back porch, a work in progress, for Spring 2008.

J's Wednesday medical appointment went well. We expect good results from the test. While we were sitting in the waiting room, I was looking through the April issue of Country Living. The cover shows a refurbished antique stove. As I looked through the magazine, J commented he wished we had chosen a stove like that. A little further along, he mentioned he would have liked white cabinets. Now this was a surprise to me, since he chose the Hickory. We've decided to consider having the island done in white and distressed. It's just something to think about.