Friday, July 1, 2011

Vintage Farmhouse in the Kitchen

Hey my friends!
I hope your week has been wonderful!


Do you have a cleaning day?  Today was cleaning day for me.
Except, I must tell you... I only conquered the kitchen.
Cleaning leads to wiping down everything, scrubbing, moving things around,
which leads to bringing in fresh flowers, and then all of a sudden...
I've got the camera out.
Please tell me this happens at your house :)



I wanted to share with you some ways to add a vintage farmhouse look
to your kitchen.  I mean, if that's the "look" you're going for...


My first goal, when I'm shopping at a flea market or antique mall,
is to find inexpensive items which can be used in unique ways.
I am drawn to things that have the vintage, worn, or used characteristic.


 I've incorporated an old wooden ice cream bucket, silver tea pot,
 and my rustic ladder. Even the milk jug adds a farmhouse appeal.



I also like to incorporate new items with the vintage ones.


With summer here, I felt like adding a little color-
using cookbooks and a tea towel to tie it all together.
I also mix textiles, wood, and fresh flowers to add texture and layers.
So, what about you?  What's "your style" in the kitchen?
I'm joining
and
and

Have a Happy, safe 4th of July!
Blessings
Becky C

43 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your kitchen decor is gorgeous. I love all of your antiques, and the way you put it all together. Very pretty. Hugs, Marty

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

What a cute kitchen! I love the ladder. So much that I think I need one now!

helen tilston said...

Love your combination of antique, found and new objects. You have a wonderful way of setting up vignettes.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful farmhouse kitchen
Helen

Rachel Noelle said...

Love it Becky!!;) I do the same thing on cleaning day!!LOL..always have to start snapping photos once I get inspired!! Have a happy 4th!!Hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

The Cranky Queen said...

Love it all. The ladder is a great display piece & really like the bucket! Thanx for sharing. tiffany

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love all of your vintage accessories. THe ice cream freezer is my favorite! I am visiting from Feathered Nest Friday.

1 Funky Woman said...

Loving the ladder with the towels! That old Milk Jug reminds me of my mom's when I was a kid. Good memories!

Happy 4th!

Megan

Lara said...

I always enjoy seeing all your little farmhouse adornments, Becky. Your kitchen is lovely! You know what my favorite thing was in this post? The way you added white flowers in your beautifully worn tea kettle!! That is SOO unique & shouts pretty farmhouse charm to me. :))

I can't wait to share my full kitchen. It needs quite a few "to do's" checked off. I am going for a Farmhouse look too.. but sort of cafe' style to blend with my black appliances.

Take Care!
Lara

Kristin said...

You have such a beautiful kitchen! I'm always drawn to this style but haven't yet figured out how to make it work in my own home, at least in the kitchen. Truly beautiful! :)

Our Back Porch said...

You kitchen is wonderful! I especially love your ladder and ice cream freezer! Have a most lovely and blessed weekend!

Waving from Our Back Porch,
Rebecca

❀ JoAnne said...

Hi Becky - I really love your style and you have a wonderful talent for putting things together that I would never think of. Thanks for all the great inspiration!

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Becky ~
Ohhhh I just love how you decorated your kitchen ~ It is so very much my favorite look!
Thank you for sharing it with us!

xoxo
Lori

Deborah said...

Bee-utiful Becky!!!
Love your kitchen, and I am the same way!
We gals have so much in common!
Have a great weekend!

Deborah xoxo

rachel @ gilly grey said...

Gorgeous! I'm in love with the bucket on the counter with the gingham label. What a great find!

Rachel
xoxo

A Rosy Note said...

What a beautiful kitchen, Becky. You have such great stuff. I love that ladder in there. I need to do something with my kitchen...it is currently feeling rather ugly...lol. Hope you have a woonderful 4th.

xo Tricia

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Your kitchen is so Beautiful. Loving that ladder with the towels...Thanks for sharing....

Shelia said...

I'm just drooling all over the place looking at your beautiful kitchen! I love it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

ANNIE said...

Beautiful touches! I love the ladder. I've got a collection of tea towels and have yet to figure out a good way to display them -- now you've inspired me!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

You have a very beautiful kitchen and the knack of putting it all together with your finds! Love the ladder and what you have on it, where did you find the ruffled tea towel? Got to have one:)

Rondell

Megan @ Restoring the Roost said...

You have great style- I love vintage touches in a kitchen too! Thanks for sharing :)

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I always love your photos. Every time! I love the vintage farmhouse style and love all of your decorations. Thanks for sharing!

~Shanon

Heaven's Walk said...

Hey Becky! Yup - Friday's my cleaning day, too! Love the smell of my Murphy's Oil Soap after swishing it all over the old oak floors. :) Your style is just so sweet, and I've incorporated the same ideas into my old farmhouse decor. In fact, hubby bought me a vintage tea pot just like yours and I didn't know what to do with it. Now I do! Have a great weekend! :)

xoox laurie

Cottage Rose said...

I love your kitchen,,so many wonderful goodies to look at. Have a wonderful 4th of July...

Hugs;
Alaura

Mona Kay at Home said...

I love how you've created a farmhouse look in your kitchen, but still so soft and feminine! Also...I've been looking for an orchard ladder like yours...jealous!!

Privet and Holly said...

LOVE the little
herb bottles in
the wooden holder!
It's all perfect.
Happy Fourth of July : )
xx Suzanne

Amy Kinser said...

Cleaning day seems like it comes in spurts right now. A little here and a little there. Company coming Friday night, so cleaning will be done in abundance this week.

You know how much I love your "style" and how you incorporate the coolest pieces in your decorating. You always make my heart go pitter patter when I see what you have been up to.

Have a wonderful Sunday, friend.

Shabby soul said...

I lovethe farmhouse taste ofyour home!
I'm trying to do the same, but my home is not too easy to decorate, too small and no sunshine in...
But well... I'm trying the same!!
Husg my darling!
Silvia

cityfarmer said...

Now I KNOW why you are the blog of the month on my sidebar!!!

cheers darlin'


you lead, I'll follow

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Becky!
My style is farmhouse for sure.... living in a converted barn. A little on the more dressy side, but the farmgirl in me gravatates to the wire, rust and galvanized pieces I find when treasure searching.
I adore your style and could move right into your pictures.... tomorrow!
Always a pleasure stopping by to see what you're up to, friend!
xx
Alison

chezjolly said...

Bonjour!
Our kitchen style is very white powdery with a pop of color.Very beautiful blog. Such lovely photos too!Looking forward to your future posts.
Check us out! http://www.etsy.com/shop/chezjolly
Talk to you soon..

-Jessica & Holly

BECKY said...

HI Becky! Just found your blog and it is simply enchanting! We have the same tastes, but you are far beyond me in realizing them in my home. I guess it's always a work in progress, huh?

Love that you're a Becky, too, and that you love God! :o)

I look so forward to visiting on a regular basis! Your shop looks wonderful so far, too.
Have a wonderful day!
Blessings,
Becky

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love your kitchen~ so charming and sweet! Sharing this at tonights party~thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Michele said...

I love all the vintage touches--it adds so much character. I just love your kitchen, and would love it if you would share this at my linky party!

Nook & Cranny said...

I just love the ice cream bucket and the ladder.
My kitchen is country antique and some vintage.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

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