Friday, July 29, 2016

Buzzin' Through The Kitchen. . .

Friends have often said that watching me design 
is like that of  a conductor leading an orchestra.

There's a rhythm that flows from the Classical music,
through my soul and into my fingers to create my design style. I agree.

On Crooked Creektt
when I'm cleaning my 1970's Ranch Style Galley Kitchen,
all that goes right out the patio doors, 'cause I'm buzzin' through!

Although our Galley Style Kitchen has undergone some recent updating,
and while I do l o v e the Timeless Classic appearance,
I still miss the open Country Kitchen of my former home.

Through the years,
"Mr. Ed" and I have changed the counter tops, faucets and sink,
painted the cabinets and the changed the hardware, 
added new appliances and lighting fixtures but still haven't changed the layout.

So~o~o. . .
while I can't change the lack of space,
I created work stations with pleasing to eye vignettes within each station.

My favorite vignette features my pear print and my creamy ivory pottery jars!

I love featuring Seasonal and themed decorative tea towels on my oven door!

The microwave and my favorite spices are nestled near the stove.

To the left of the sink,
the Coffee Station, is one of the most used areas in our Galley Style Kitchen.

I love putting our coffee beans and loose leaf tea in these glass containers!

"Mr. Ed" has been officially retired from the U.S. Army for many years,
but he is still a Soldier at heart and always will be!
I'm extremely proud of his commitment and years of active service!

This work station is the work horse of the entire Galley Style Kitchen.

The prep area 
is where I prepare all the recipes for our meals On Crooked Creektt.

It also, serves as a buffet area for serving meals shared with family and friends!

These adorable dessert plates ~ Eat Dessert First ~
were gifted to me for Christmas may years ago by my daughter~in~law!

Only three of the six designs are featured here.

Our Galley Style Kitchen has no window.
"Mr. Ed" and I made these kitchen prints 
using vintage silver serving pieces atop scrapbooking papers 
and attached them with sage hued French silk ribbon.

So~o~o. . .
On Crooked Creektt, I choose not to linger for any amount of time
in our 1970's Ranch Style Galley Kitchen,
instead you'll see me buzzin' through the kitchen!

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creektt will be joining

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As you visit the above host and hostesses,
may you come away filled with inspiring ideas
for use within your own home décor.
Please leave a short comment
to let each of them know how much you enjoyed their linky party.


podso said...

Your kitchen is so warm and lovely I would definitely linger there! I notice the oval platter up on end. Like it! thanks for your bd wishes today. Have a pleasant weekend.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Looks so pretty. Especially like the light fixture and your towels on the stove. I always switch mine out too for the seasons etc.

Patty Marker said...

I love your kitchen. There is so much to be inspired by and now I think I'll go and clean mine...wink, wink!

Rita C. said...

Your kitchen looks totally functional and homey, Pat! I like your seasonal touches and layout. My kitchen is probably the barest room in my house, with the exception of Christmastime decor. :)
Have a wonderful weekend. The summer days seem to buzzing right by us!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I love your work stations. I wish I could have some, but not too much counter space. I would love to have a real coffee station. Maybe in the next house.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

You have your galley kitchen organized so well and so beautifully. I always swith out my tea towels too. I have alot of them and really should get rid of some:) Have a great weekend, pat.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Pat, your kitchen is lovely. It feels so warm and inviting. I love all of your beautiful vignettes. I can feel the love that you have poured into making your house a home.

Christine Graves said...

Kitchens are the workhorse of the home and that's one pretty horse Pat!

Lori -thestonybrookhouse said...

Hi Pat! What a fresh and inviting kitchen! You and hubby and done a terrific job on it! :) Thank you for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It Link Party! :)

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, your kitchen is so sweet and lovely. You have it organized so well too! I really love all you've done. I sure do like the 'lip' that holds plates above your cabinets. I'd love to have something like that. My Mr. Precious isn't handy at building like your Mr. Ed is! :) All of your sweet vignettes add more charm! Now that it's all spiffed up tell Mr. Ed to take you to dinner! :) Thanks for mentioning my minis to him! I don't have the sense to stop it seems.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Summer said...

So many cute things! Happy Monday ♥

The Charm of Home said...

Pat your kitchen is charming. It gives me fond memories of home and wonderful dishes! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Patricia Krank said...

You have a wonderful kitchen Pat! So many lovely vignettes in the different stations. I don't remember seeing the wallpaper before though. Did I miss something? I think my favorite things are the sweet pictures you made with the vintage silver. A-DOR-able!
Thanks for sharing my friend,

Kathy Moreland said...

I love your kitchen, Pat! My kitchen is small, and no window either, it includes a breakfast nook, and I can see through to the sunroom which has lots of windows, but I've always loved a window over the sink. Your kitchen vignettes look so pretty, and I'm sure lots of great meals come from there! Take care, my friend!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Your kitchen looks great- I like the updates you've given it. I have a narrow galley kitchen too. We've updated things like the counters and hardware which seems to perk it up. I do have a window over my sink which I am thankful for but I try not to be at the sink for too long! I like the eat dessert plates- very cute!

Pondside said...

Cute post!
We have had two galley kitchens over the years and they were my favourite. Hands down. They were for cooking, not lingering, and they were a breeze to keep clean. I find that with a big farmhouse-style kitchen everyone is there all the time, leaving their papers and bags and what-not behind.

Stacey said...

Pretty little vignettes in the kitchen are my favorite! The kitchen is where we have to be so much that I believe it needs to be functional and pretty. You've achieved that.

The kitchen art you made with silverware is gorgeous!

Thanks so much for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. :)

Shelia said...

Hi Pat and I'm back wondering if you've messed up your pretty kitchen yet! ;) Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)