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SUMMER IN THE KITCHEN

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It's summer time here at our home. It's complete with sleeping late teens, later nights watching TV and reading, evenings in the  backyard….you've got the idea.

I am overjoyed that Marty from A Stroll Thru Life invited me to participate in her 2015 Summer Home Tour. Marty is just the sweetest and has incredible decorating style.

We've got 5 days and 30 bloggers to inspire your summer home.

Last week I shared our Summer Family Room. Today I am sharing Summer in the Kitchen.

 

Summer in the kitchen by Our Southern Home. Decorating inspriation for summer.

 

Welcome! I look forward to sharing one of my favorite rooms in our home, the kitchen.

 

Summer in the kitchen by Our Southern Home. Decorating inspriation for summer.

 

My kitchen is mainly functional so I don't change the cooking area around very much. I do have wonderful space on the island to style a seasonal vignette.

 

Summer in the kitchen by Our Southern Home. Decorating inspriation for summer.

 

My Knock-Out Roses are in full bloom right now. They look lovely with my newly painted rooster. He used to be red. A few of my favorite summer cookbooks are handy in the basket tray.

 

Summer in the kitchen by Our Southern Home. Decorating inspriation for summer.

 

This is the perfect spot for one of my favorite photos of my babies. Well, they will always be my babies even though they are 18 and 16!

 

Summer in the kitchen by Our Southern Home. Decorating inspriation for summer.

 

The wet bar is an area that I like to change out for the seasons. In the fall and winter it serves as a coffee and hot chocolate bar. In the spring and summer I change it out for a beverage and cocktail station.

Lighter pink Knock-Out Roses rests in this antique creamer.

 

Summer in the kitchen by Our Southern Home. Decorating inspriation for summer.

 

Gone is the weekly menu that keeps us sane during the school year. We take a more carefree approach with dinners in the summer opting for fresh meals from the local produce stand until our garden starts producing. Most nights we grill and eat fairly light.

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Summer in the kitchen by Our Southern Home. Decorating inspriation for summer.

 

This is probably the area in the kitchen that I have the most decorating fun.

 

Summer in the kitchen by Our Southern Home. Decorating inspriation for summer.

 

The chandelier is a favorite of mine in this space. I like to keep the table rather simple in the summer. This year I have my painted Hobby Lobby cow and the clay pot topiaries I recently made.

 

Make an inexpensive centerpiece by applying a weathered paint treatment to clay pots to create a striking topiary by Our Southern Home

 

Here it is changed up a little bit with the Clay Pot Topiaries.

 

Summer in the kitchen by Our Southern Home. Decorating inspriation for summer.

 

I've decided to keep dinnerware on the table like this straight from the dishwasher to make table setting easier for anyone in the family whether we dine inside or out.

 

Summer in the kitchen by Our Southern Home. Decorating inspriation for summer.

 

The DINER sign was a Pottery Barn Inspired DIY project that really completed the look.

 

Summer in the kitchen by Our Southern Home. Decorating inspriation for summer.

 

Summer in the kitchen by Our Southern Home. Decorating inspriation for summer.

 

Just 2 bouquets of grocery store daisies complete the look in the dining area. I look forward to my Black-eyed Susans and Purple Cone Flower blooming.

 

Summer in the kitchen by Our Southern Home. Decorating inspriation for summer.

 

I'm enjoying the 2 trays that I have from the Better Homes & Garden collection at Wal-Mart.

 

Summer in the kitchen by Our Southern Home. Decorating inspriation for summer.

 

I decided to embrace color here this summer. I went white during the spring,  but borrowed my patterned plates from another spot in the house to change the look here.

 

Summer in the kitchen by Our Southern Home. Decorating inspriation for summer.

 

See how fun they are!

 

Summer in the kitchen by Our Southern Home. Decorating inspriation for summer.

 

I adore my bottle rack that my hubby gave me a couple of years ago for my birthday. I removed all of the mugs and added my collection of mason jars for easy entertaining. I can easily move this to the island close to the drink area for a cook-out. My painted tool box is perfect for my cook-book collection.

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Summer in the kitchen by Our Southern Home. Decorating inspriation for summer.

 

Summer in the kitchen by Our Southern Home. Decorating inspriation for summer.

 

Pay close attention to your bottles. Two of these were from an olive oil bottle and salad dressing bottle. If it has a pretty shape, remove the labels and they make lovely vases. Grouped together is even better. They look nice with my vintage print. 

Thanks for stopping by. More to come with the screened porch and formal dining room.

 

Summer in the kitchen by Our Southern Home. Decorating inspriation for summer.

 

Be sure to check out the other stops on the tour!

 

Summer in the kitchen by Our Southern Home. Decorating inspriation for summer.

 

Tour Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

Monday – June 8th

21 Rosemary Lane
Thrifty and Chic
Claire Brody Designs

Tuesday – June 9th
Thrifty Decor Chick
Our Southern Home
Making Home Base
Hymns & Verses
Bliss @ Home
DIY Showoff

Wednesday – June 10th
City Farmhouse
Driven By Decor
No Minimalist Here
SG Style
Decor To Adore
Desire Empire

Thursday – June 11th
A Thoughtful Place
Monica Wants It 
Rain On A Tin Roof
Charming In Charlotte
Remodelando la Casa
Dimples & Tangles

Fri. – June 12th
Simple Details
Tidbits & Twine
Design Post Interiors
Designing On The Side
Peaceful Home Decor 
Talk Of The House 

 

 

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39 Comments

  1. Thank you! I found them at Tuesday Morning, but I’ve had them for years. Tuesday Morning has great napkins.

  2. Your home looks beautiful! I am wondering where you found the rooster napkins with the blue borders?

  3. Thanks so much, Marty! I have so enjoyed getting to know you the last few years through blogging. You are just such a wonderful person. I consider it an honor to be invited to participate in your tour. XXOO Christy

  4. Thanks so much, Kelly. 10 years later and I still love our kitchen. Have a fabulous summer!

  5. Thanks so much Paula! Enjoy your summer. I can’t wait to hang out again at Haven!!

  6. Thanks so much, Doreen! The tour has been amazing. I’m in awe at the talent. Enjoy the summer!

  7. Thanks so much, Pam!! It’s really a joy. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy summer to you as well!

  8. Your home looks beautiful Christy! I love all of the little touches here and there. Notes, chalkboard, etc. Perfect!
    xo
    Nancy

  9. Your kitchen is beautiful Christy! I love all of your great DIY projects you’ve incorporated and your idea of keeping the plates and silverware on the table is so clever! Enjoy the summer!

  10. Everything looks amazing Christy. Those roses are to die for. I love the idea of changing out the wet bar seasonally! And we also grill all summer long – it’s the best time of year!

  11. Your kitchen and eating area look so pretty decorated for summer. I need to follow your lead and bring some fresh flowers into my home. Yours look so pretty as accents with your vignettes. Everything, as always, is lovely!

  12. SO beautiful, Christy! I love the idea of keeping the plates/napkins/silverware ready to set the table. I see some beautiful tray vignettes for our tray post. 😉

  13. I love your summer home and your wonderful farmhouse style! I’ve just recently discovered your blog and am really enjoying it!
    Blessings to you!
    Lanita

  14. It all looks lovely Christy! I think I could enjoy sitting all day at your dining room table with a cup of coffee. LOL Love that bottle rack your husband gave you. Like Marty said, your decorating is perfect for summer!

  15. Your kitchen is definitely one of my all time favorites ever. I love all the wood and all the fabulous detail. Your decor is perfect “summer”.

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