Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Happy Heart Kitchen

Hello Everyone!
How about you? Are you happiest in your kitchen?
I adore this warm inviting room in our home.
Join me for a tour!
The console table in the dinette.
The table and red lamps are from Kirklands.
A view from the dinette side.
The floors are cherry and the stools are Ashley.
Don't forget to decorate above your fridge.
It will make you smile.
A view from the formal dining room.
All photos enlarge when clicked.
The stove and sink area.
The dishwasher and trash can.
Our coffee makers. I drink yummy vanilla coffee.
You can click on any photo to see all the details.
Another view into the kitchen.
The green granite and black sink are from Lowes.
The tuscan style dinette set is from Ashley.
Thank you all very much for taking the time to
visit our kitchen today. I appreciate your visits.
Have a wonderful weekend!

86 comments:

BabiesandBargains said...

looks warm and cozy!

Traci said...

Very invinting! I really like the console table too.

Teri said...

Melissa, I have always loved your kitchen. It's so much fun to visit over and over again. There is always some little change going on. The two little flower plates you have hanging above your console are part of my tablescape this week. My sweetie and I fell in love with that whole line of dinnerware and added it to our crazy collection of dishes.
Back to your kitchen...it is spotless! I love how everything shines and sparkles. And I really love your floors!!
Have a good weekend, Melissa!
Blessings,
Teri

Morgan said...

Beautiful - I love it!

Anita said...

Oh Melissa, I just love your kitchen! It's warm, elegant, inviting and my favorite colors. Beautiful!!

Love the Decor! said...

I think that every room in your home is stunning : )Hope things are well for you sweet Melissa

Julie Harward said...

You have a truly beautiful home and it's so nice how clean and shiny it all is! Come say hi :D

Sailing Simply said...

Beautiful kitchen Melissa. I love those stacked dishes, very cute. You have lots of lovely eye candy here!

Manuela@TPOH said...

Love those gleaming floors! What a great kitchen!

Manuela

Shelia said...

Hi Melissa! Your kitchen is so beautiful and this would be the perfect post for my blog party - The Heart of the Home! Hope to see you there.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Thank you so much for this awesome tour of your fabulous kitchen! It's my "dream kitchen", Melissa! It's sooo spacious and your cherry wood floors are simply gorgeous! Loved getting a peek at all of your beautiful vignettes in this room! Yep...I have the top of my frig decorated too! Hehe!

Mmmm...vanilla coffee? Sounds sooo delicious! I would love to have a cup of coffee with you, sweet friend!!!

Have a fabulous day!
Love ya,
Chari @Happy To Design

Kimberly said...

Such a pretty kitchen! I want to come visit :>)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your kitchen is just gorgeous, just like the rest of our home. Love all of your pretty vignettes. Everything is so warm and inviting. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

Your kitchen is lovely, Melissa...so warm and cozy! You have the magic touch!

XO,
Janie

A Hint of Home said...

Hey Melissa,
Your kitchen is gorgeous! Love your counter top, sink, table set and the beautiful vignettes that are sitting everywhere.
Lots of interests for the eye to take in.
Lovely job!

Maryann said...

It's beautiful Melissa!! I love all the colors!!

A Hopeful Heart said...

Totally beautiful, warm, and inviting. Thank you for graciously opening your home to all of us.

Blessings,
Patti

Vanessa said...

Hey girl! Thanks so much for linking up your gorgeous kitchen! I absolutely love how warm and inviting it is and wish I could come join you for a cup of coffee or something! :-)
Vanessa

Kathy said...

Just beautiful :-) very inviting

Debbie said...

Your kitchen area is my favorite room. I really like your mini coffee station. You do a great job of making everything so warm and inviting.

Joy said...

Looks so warm and inviting. I love your flooring and your cabints.
Well I just love it all. :)
Have a great weekend Melissa!

Melanie said...

I love your floors! They are delish:)

Sharing Shadymont said...

Melissa,

I love your kitchen and your entire home. When we built our house, stainless appliances had not beome popular. I think they add so much class to the kitchen. When replacement time comes, I think I will get stainless.

You do a great job in your home!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful my friend...But those floors get me every time I see them Love them want them...Oh well you get the picture girl..It's awesome my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Ginger said...

Thanks for the tour of your beautiful kitchen. I don't see one speck of dust. lol.
Do you have a Keurig coffee maker? It looks like one sitting there. I have one and buy the different Kcups...love it. I'll never go back to a regular coffee maker (if I can help it).

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Beautiful kitchen. So pretty I'd almost hate to work in there so I wouldn't mess it up. Think that excuse would get you out of cooking? Sadly not or I might try it even if my kitchen isn't that pretty!

The Aud Author, Audrey said...

Melissa, I have often wondered...are your floors prefinished or are they stained and poly(ed) AFTER they're installed? I'm trying to figure out which is best as we are going to have ours done next year. I want ours to look much like yours does so your help would be much appreciated. Thanks so much. Audrey

Andrea said...

Beautiful as always!
I love your decorating style!
I like "Don't forget to decorate
above your fridge. It will make you smile". I recently did and
it does make you smile :)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

What a warm and inviting home you have! Thanks for the tour of your kitchen. It's beautiful! I'm in awe of your coffee makers!
I've been wanting to post about our kitchen but getting it camera ready hasn't happened lately! Maybe I need to have a party to make me get my kitchen ready! LOL!

Nancy said...

Okay, sweet girl, anytime you two want to waltz right out of that house and take only your clothing and personals, my sweet man and I will bring ours right over :)

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love every single thing! THOSE FLOORS!!!! 2die4!!!

Beautiful room!!

And I love the open-ness to the rest of the house...

Lou Cinda :)

Laurie Jones said...

Turned out great, warm and inviting, and I'm loving those wood floors!

Heather said...

Beautiful kitchen, love the lighting and your cabinets!!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

love your kitchen.. look cozy.. and inviting.. and clean too! thanks for sharing. have a great weekend!
xo
fitty

Beth McC. said...

Love it! Its so warm and an inviting!!

Happy Friday!

Beth McC. said...

Love it! Its so warm and an inviting!!

Happy Friday!

Beth McC. said...

Love it! Its so warm and an inviting!!

Happy Friday!

Katie A. said...

Love you kitchen! Looks so cozy and inviting. The console table may be one of my favorite aspects!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Melissa, I love your kitchen!- so warm and inviting and just beautiful! The sideboard console with your lamps and vignette is delightful and your wood floors- so, so gorgeous!! Thank you for joining Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Valerie said...

Warm, inviting, lovely space to spend time in!

Adam, April & Aidan said...

Your kitchen is so cozy! I like the colors and the decor! I wish I had space for stuff like that!

xinex said...

Your kitchen is beautiful just as the rest of your house, Melissa. Glad to see it again....Christine

Richella said...

I love the title of your post, Melissa! Your blog seems to be the overflow of a happy heart. :)

Your kitchen is so warm and welcoming. . . and so CLEAN! Oh, Melissa, how I wish I could keep my house as neat as yours. You inspire me to try just a little harder and do some much-needed de-cluttering.

Have a wonderful weekend. Isn't this fall weather WONDERFUL?!?

gracioushomeliving said...

Your kitchen is beautiful. I bet cooking/baking in there is a real treat!

Blessings to you,
Valerie

Miranda said...

W O W! This is beautiful!!! I love the cozy feeling it brings out ... looks like a magazine! :-)

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Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

Melissa, I have a kitchen crush! Or is it kitchen envy? Not sure, either way, your kitchen is absolutely gorgeous!!

Susan said...

Your kitchen is beautiful!! So nicely decorated~~ I love your wood floors. WE have would floors in the kitchen in our current home. We opted to put tile in the new home's kitchen. Because I am such a slob and always spilling water.

The Blonde Duck said...

Gorgeous!

Staci said...

Aboslutely gorgeous kitchen! Love all the accessories. And the floors are to die for!
Beautiful!

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Laura said...

love your kitchen, great colors, makes me want to have Thanksgiving there!

Love the floors, they really pop!

Teri said...

Your yellow rooster dispenser is very pretty, too! If I happen to find another red one, I'll pick it up for you. Then you can switch them out when you want a change. =)

Kristens Creations said...

There's that beautiful big kitchen! I just love everything about it. It's just so warm and cozy! And clean! I came home to a dirty one this week. It took me all day yesterday just to get things back in order. Boys!!

Anyway, I saw your last post while I was in Dallas. Sherry's computer was acting up and I couldn't comment. What did you decide to do? I was wondering if you could turn the room upstairs into a computer/t.v. room? I know it doesn't work for everyone, but that's how we have ours. You might remember...I don't know if I would turn your pretty living room into an office. I just love how it is...There are alot of houses in our area that have an office when you walk in too. It doesn't bother me, but again, your living room is just so pretty. What about buying a new sofa and maybe some chairs for the bonus room. Just a thought...I don't know if your desk would fit though...hmmm...one thing calls for another! Ok, maybe you should just leave it as is! lol...


I will make you a frame with the ribbons you chose and an "M". They will look beautiful together. Kristen

gena said...

Soooo beautiful ! Elegant, yet cozy and welcoming... perfect !

thanks for sharing,
gena
www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

You know I love this girl!!!! Totally my style!!!

HUGS!

Bekah said...

WOW. I am extremely impressed. Elegant and yet so inviting. I have never seen lamps used like that in a kitchen before, but I LOVE it. If I ever get a non-butler's-kitchen, I'm copying you! :)

Edie Marie's Attic said...

What a gorgeous Kitchen girl!! Love every inch of it. You've put such special touches everywhere. Thanks for letting us peek in your "kitchen door" to see more of your fabulous decor!!

Hugs, Sherry

The Domestic Princess said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous Melissa! Very comforting, warm, cosy and so beautifully decorated too! xx

Musings From A French Cottage said...

A very cozy kitchen. Beautifully done!!

Blessings,
Kathleen

Tracey said...

Beautiful! Makes me want to go shopping and get on the ball decorating! Have a great weekend!
Blessings, Tracey

bella (roz) said...

Melissa, I don't think that I would ever LEAVE your lovely kitchen! Cooking and beauty all around me . . . this is where I'd be! I adore your decorating and it is just exactly how you describe your entire home: warm and inviting! Just love it! Thank you for your kindness in sharing your post and your home on my weekend party. Blessings, Roz

Angie said...

everything is so warm and well put together! I absolutely love it!

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

Your kitchen is so warm and inviting! I love the dark countertops...I want to do ours dark as well!

Mary Ellen said...

Melissa what a pretty and oh so clean kitchen! YOur floors remind me of the wood floors we had as I child. After mom would polish them up we would get our sock on and slide clear across the room they were so slick!

bee blessed
mary

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Your kitchen is just gorgeous!!! Everything is so shiny and clean. Beautiful touches too. Love the colors and the candles.

xox
Jen

Ruth said...

I love your kitchen. the layout is great and what I hope to find in my next home.

Sharing with Sherri said...

Melissa, Your home is so warm and inviting looking, not to mention spotlessly clean!! You have so many wonderful pretties, and put them together all so well! Your love shines through in every detail!

Have a blessed Sunday!
Love and Hugs, Sherri:)

pozypeacock said...

Very warm and cozy! You are so great at doing this! You give us so much to look at that I find myself admiring every little detail. You have an eye for details.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Kitchens are always my favorite rooms. You have a lovely kitchen. It is so warm and inviting.
Hope you are having a great weekend.

Angela said...

Your kitchen is awesome! I love the floors and countertops. Everything looks so nicely put together.

Connie said...

Just lovely, Melissa. You have done a wonderful job decorating your home.
I wish you didn't have to move after all that work, but you will have a new place to redo.

Fondly, Connie

Val said...

There are no words to describe how beautiful your kitchen is.

Gotham said...

wow, just beautiful picture, the desk in the front picture is just too good with the mirror and the drawers, the kitchen looks just too beautiful, i like the design very much

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Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Love love love!!! Your kitchen is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love everything about it...I think my favorite are all the pops of red! You have created such a beautiful space...the perfect heart of your home!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

Love your kitchen! Those floors are a beautiful color and I love the appliances and countertops!

Allison Shops said...

What a pretty kitchen! I hope you'll drop by Atticmag to see our kitchens - it's a three for one!

Allison
Atticmag

SmilingSally said...

Hi Melissa,

I love your kitchen, especially that beautiful floor!

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Liz said...

You have made it look very warm and cozy even though it is such a huge space (in a great way). This is an awesome kitchen Melissa. Love it!

~Liz

Shelia said...

Hi Melissa!! Oh, thank you so much for coming to my party! I knew your kitchen would be a hit! It's gorgeous, Dear One, just like you!
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Melissa, needless to say, your kitchen is stunning!! One of those dream kitchens!! I love it.

Bayram Kombesi said...

My firs visit this blog, and so enjoy your gone.Fine with the hope of meeting in the shares.

Atelier de Charo said...

So charming, love it!

Hugs
Charo

Charli and me said...

Such a beautiful kitchen and I love the wood floors!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Melissa,
Your kitchen is beautiful. Your accessories are wonderful and of course your floor is lovely.
Valerie

Jennifer said...

Hey girl!!!! Beautiful warm kitchen as always!!!! I'm going to Penny's brunch! I'm also very excited to meet the fab Kim from Savvy Southern Style! I wish you was coming!!! We would have so much fun!!!

Take care!
~Jennifer

Carol said...

Inviting and beautiful kitchen. You're right...when I looked at the top of your fridge...it made me smile! Great idea!

SavannahGranny said...

Beautiful kitchen! Love the floors and the green granite. I agree, it is a happy kitchen. Hugs, Ginger
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