Friday, May 1, 2009

MY Kitchen TOUR!

I'm joining KELLY doing this....
WeLcOmE 2 My KiTcHeN!

When we added on to our house in 2007-we added a 1600 square foot great room to include our living, kitchen and dining room. We figured with 7 kids-we need PLENTY of room for our grandkids so we just WENT BIG the first time we added on. We give ALL THE GLORY to God for providing our family with our addition.I would call my style MODERN RUSTIC CHIC-sounds good huh? Our non-bar seats 9 and our dining table seats 10. Our non-bar has matching rock to our fireplace.

One of my favorite decorations is a simple one from my SIL Aunt B. I'm not the craftiest gal.
The only thing I've changed about this jar is adding the banana.

YES, ALL THE FAKE FRUIT HAS BEEN CHEWED ON BY THE KIDS!I love my rustic branch-like light fixtures and my $25 Gordman's clock!This milk pitcher and antique scale were found here on the farm in one of our grain bins-LOVE IT!This mirror was used by The Captains uncle for shaving in the old wash house here on the farm. The egg gathering basket was also an "original" found here. I LOVE my double oven! With a large family and a simple kitchen, I can cook 2 things at once. This is my favorite appliance!

Notice the blue post-it over the digital clock?

This is for homeschooling purposes so we can learn how to tell time-the old fashioned-non cheatin way! We have a tile back splash. The smaller squares were left over from our bathroom so we added them in the kitchen to spice it up a bit!

My niece Courts POO sculpted this this set with her talented hands! I have been MORE THAN THRILLED with my UBA TUBA granite counter tops-they've had everything done to them by THE TRIBE and are still flawless!This here is the "ET E CUT" of our family!

I love it!

Especially the non use of utensils and the shirt inside out, backwards with tags dripping in the food!

Ya'all come back now, YA HEAR!

33 comments:

Lynette said...

Great kitchen, your dining room table is great. I love the size of it.

Jen said...

this is great, I loved the tour.

Tricia said...

Ok now I'm jelous!! No for reals what a nice place for the whole family to gather

ps I emailed you a pic of my kids (i couldn't resist showing them off) lol

Sar(Mrs.Teddy) said...

What a wonderful kitchen! I espeically love the table, it all feels like such a great family place! Thanks for sharing!

Sar(Mrs.Teddy) said...

I know i am looking at all the kitchens too, its addicting! The red flowers are artififcal but look great, from Pier one, they were very inexpensive. I put them out in September & they stay till christmas.

Tara G. said...

It's so personal- I just love that part! My boy took a chomp out of an apple-scented candle...

Terence said...

So nice to find your blog! Your kitchen is great...Your story is so precious! My husband was adopted, as well as two other, then they also had one birth child 10 years later! It's amazing and he was truly blessed with a wonderful family...so glad others out there are setting an example for adoption and foster care as well. Hopefully someday we will either have babies or adopt...either way I am fine with it if that is what the Lord wants for us! Anyways-I will quit rambling...have a great weekend! Becky

Becky said...

okay that last comment was me...don't know why I was signed in under T's email! blah!

Truly Blessed said...

I love your kitchen and dining area! It is beautiful!

LillySue said...

Your home is lovely! I loved reading your story...yes, you are truely blessed!!
Blessings~LillySue

P.S. Click the "LillySue" link at Kelly's and come visit my kitchen!

Bama Girl in AZ said...

WOW, beautiful kitchen and family! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Michelle said...

I LOVE your kitchen. Love the celing and the colors. Looks very inviting. Thanks for stopping by mine also. :)

Jillian said...

WOW, your kitchen is HUGE!! I love it! Thanks for the idea about the black bricks!! I really want to redo the whole kitchen but maybe I would do that to give it some personality!! I also really want to paint the kitchen a different color!!

Tristan said...

oH WOW! I love your kitchen!!
I'm loving the egg basket!

Jen said...

this is fabulous - thanks for sharing it!

Rachel McPhillips said...

Fabulous kitchen... Fabulous story!! It's so wonderful that you adopted 6 children!! I can't tell you how much it touches my heart! Your children are adorable!

Jane said...

Love your kitchen! I am impressed you look so neat with 7 children. I guess you have to be. We are farmers, too!

Leslee said...

Oh my goodness! My hubby would love love love your kitchen!! So cute!

Elisabeth- Truly Blessed said...

Lovin' all that space, girl! God is truly looking out for our fabulous family. I hope you are doing well. I'm praying for you- we'll talk soon.
In Him,
E

Kelly said...

I love your kitchen but mostly I love your story!!! What amazing people you and your husband are. and your children are GORGEOUS - you are all so blessed!

Jen said...

So beautiful! Rustic/modern describes your kitchen well. I love the branch light fixture. I'm sure that double oven does come in handy with all those hungry mouths around the house. =) Your kitchen and dining area are beautiful!

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

How beautiful is your kitchen and home - both an example of your hearts!

Hugs and love,
Jill

Midwest Mommy said...

Double oven...so jealous!!

Beth in NC said...

What an awesome kitchen and eating area! I love it!

Annie said...

Great kitchen....LOTS of room for ALL your kids! :) Wow! Read your adoption story and have chills... what a beautiful family you have and such an awesome testimony to what God can do! I am adding you to my blog roll! :)

Shawnee said...

Fabulous kitchen. :) Thank you for the tour!

Myra said...

Your kitchen is wonderful! I love your table as well as the uba tuba countertops! Beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my kitchen yesterday! Have a blessed weekend!

Kelly said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your family is precious. And your kitchen is too!

Ellen said...

Your kitchen looks so welcoming and friendly. I love how you displayed the old farm items. They're a nice link to the past.

Cheri said...

What an amazing kitchen! I can imagine your family-filled future holidays there. Thanks for stopping by my blog/kitchen!

Take care,

Cheri

Twice as Nice said...

How do you manage to keep such a clean kitchen with so many kids?! I love the size of it. I'll bet there's a lot of love at your dinner table.

Joanne said...

Love your kitchen....especially the found treasures on display. Thanks for the your...blessings to you and all of yours!

Andrea said...

wow, I am coveting! That is gorgeous!