I love coffee, I love tea
I love the java jive and it loves me
Coffee and Tea and the jiving and me
A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup!
From Java Jive~The Ink Spots
Written by: Ben Oakland and Milton Drake
I hear this song in my head a lot! I can sometimes be heard singing Java Jive.
Hand me down table from daughter and son in law. Perfect end of island coffee spot. A basket for cups, nutmeg, sweetener, etc. and a drawer for K-cups.
The crock is one we found many years ago.
Looking from breakfast room toward door to garage. The tall cabinet next to the refrigerator is nonperishable food storage. Seasonal bric a brac is in the cabinet above the fridge.
You can see a glimpse of a portion of a crock collection atop the cabinet. The collection began 50 years ago with a small brown crock given to me by my Granddad.
Vintage shutter holds aprons. The dotted apron belonged to J’s Great Aunt Ree. The other aprons are from HomeGoods and Williams Sonoma.
A folded dinner napkin serves as a band for the straw hat. The hat is embellished with a crocheted flower.
This side of the island holds glassware.
When we have family gatherings, meals are served buffet style from the island.
Behind the first door, on this side of the island, are pull out shelves used for colanders and cookware. The second door is a pull out shelf for trash baskets. The microwave is next to that, with another drawer for more cookware.
White pitchers atop the cabinet. Cutting boards and wooden plates lean against the tile backsplash next to fleur de lis topped canisters, a ceramic duck from 30 years ago and other bits and pieces.
From this angle you can see the relationship of the kitchen to the dining room and foyer on the left and the hearth room on the right.
The calf head is a nod to our former life, living in the back pasture at the end of a very rustic lane, on the family farm.
Another detail of our country kitchen is the breakfast room. The 9 foot table will seat 10 in a pinch. We have room to set up another table nearby or, when the weather is nice, the back porch works for us.
Cabinet With a Story
A few years ago after a Missouri barn was demolished by a tornado, a young cabinetmaker salvaged the lumber to be used for tables and cabinets. He built this cabinet. He also built a table and benches, at our Lake of the Ozarks place, from the board.
The rooster and hen vase is a copy of one I found in a Charles Faudree book.
The barn board cabinet holds Mikasa French Countryside dinnerware, other white dishes, and serving pieces.
One More Detail
The Dish Closet
Dishes and placemats are stored in the closet. The tubs on the floor hold Christmas dishes. Napkin rings are stored in the shoe boxes on the floor. Tea lights and holders are stored in other shoe boxes.
Dishes are also found in a pine cabinet in the dining room. A chest in the dining room holds napkins. Dishes and linens are also stashed in other places around the house. Those are details for another post.
Sherwin Williams Sticks and Stones
Sherwin Williams Nomadic Desert
Ceramic by Mohawk
Fabricated Solid Surface
We like to think of our kitchen as authentic American Country.
It’s all in the DetailsDon't miss the rest of the kitchen tours this week!
Thursday, August 22
Friday, August 23
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