Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My Sweet Little Nook

Oh I am going to show off my favorite (okay, don't I say that every time - yes, they are ALL my favorites) spot in my kitchen.  

Oh you're funny!  It's not the fridge or the stove.

It's this sweet little nook....
I'm showing this off because I finally painted it.  I dare not tell you how long it's been naked wood.  Oh why not!  We're all friends here.  It took me 4 years to finally make it look purty!
I know. It doesn't look that great in that picture.  
Just trust me.  
Have I ever let you down?
The white lacy curtains ought to reassure you, right?
Why look!  They open!  
And of course, I had to paint the inside a different color.  
I'm sneaky that way.
And now those cushions cozy it up just a bit.  
(Cushions made by the Fabulous Phyllis!)
And pillows even add to the warmth.  
I'm a bit of a pillow addict.  
Are you?
Now this is my particular spot.  
In fact, I'm sitting right there while I write this post.
More pillow shots.....
Oh...avert your eyes if you want to avoid a gratuitous pillow shot.
Oh but it's not just another pretty face!  It's useful too!  (and, no, not just for sitting)

Want a closer look?
Oh my yes, it's filled with vintage tablecloths! And.......there's room for more!
I neglected to take a picture of the other bench's contents, but that's Baby Bee's spot so one cubby is filled with her Girl Gourmet supplies and tools and the other cubby is filled with arts and crafts supplies.

And - voila!  Here is the whole little nook.
My kitchen is L shaped.  Strange, I know.  Gotta' love 1951 architecture!  My uncle built the little bookcase (on the left side) for me when we first moved in here.  I found the kitchen island that has the espresso maker on it (on the right).  This same sweet uncle built the benches/banquette for me too.  I found the plans for these benches in an old magazine I got from Home Depot.  He custom fit them for me for my little corner.  
Caught the magic blue light tonight outside the windows!  

I also switched my old kitchen chairs for my former dining room chairs.  Oh yeah, you caught that didn't you.  My former dining room chairs.  Does that mean something new is going on in the dining room?  Oh you'll just have to come back another time to find out about that story.  Aren't I frightful tease?  
Would you like a white mocha or hazelnut latte?
Or maybe you'd like to stay for dinner?
I must confess, it's spaghetti from a jar. Shhh.....don't tell!  (But I sure do love the frozen turkey meatballs from Trader Joe's with sauce from Costco.  Perfect for a busy night!)
I see an open spot at the table for you.....

Thanks so much for buzzing in! 

Can you believe I'm coming up on my 2nd Blogthday?  It's almost my birthday too!

You know I've got to have a giveaway up my sleeve for you.  (Okay, it's still too hot to have it up my sleeve, but you know what I mean!)

Thank you so much for stopping by - if only for a moment.  Your visits always put a smile on my face!

And, of course, I'll be sharing over at
Cindy's My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Fridays!


  1. I know I'm too late for dinner but I'll bet it would be fun to sit there and have a latte!! Hazelnut for me!

  2. Spaghetti, yum! I like the veggie meatballs from T.Jos, and I will bring some baguettes and olive oil. Charming kitchen table :)

  3. I adore your sweet little nook!

    Susan and Bentley

  4. I would love to sit in your sweet nook and have a latte. only if you let me foldle your vintage table cloths:)

  5. Cute and cozy, my favorite style. Love the color scheme and cute pillows!

  6. I love your sweet little kitchen nook! I will gladly take a spot at the table. It looks so cozy & inviting.

  7. I just love your sweet little corner! Wish I had one! And I wish I had a few of those super cute pillows too! Since I don't, I'd just love to come for a latte and a chit chat in that sweet corner of your kitchen. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Are you kidding, that is awesome - I do want to stop by soon and have a latte and - no, I don't want to sit there, I want you to open the top and let me drool over your vintage tablecloths!!! Love the pillows atop your shall we say banquette??? You did outstanding, A++.


  9. Love, love, love it! I've been wanting to do the same thing in my sunroom forever but I'm out numbered. Everyone else wants comfy lounging furniture for tv watching. You and your uncle did a great job! It shows you don't need a huge room to get storage and pack a punch!

  10. Love your cozy kitchen. I am so tired of seeing these designer style kitchens. I love yours. The storage is great and yes, I also love me some pillows.
    Hazelnut Latte, please.

  11. Oh, I suppose I'll have a hazelnut. I want to sit there quite badly. And that soft blue light is my favorite - even though it changes season to season, at whatever time of day it occurs THAT is my favorite time. It's only topped by the soft purple light of winter ;)

  12. What a sweet and cozy corner. It would look great in my kitchen too. Just kidding you can keep it.

  13. That's a gorgeous kitchen nook right there. And yes, you.are.a.tease.

  14. That is a super sweet corner in your kitchen! I love the cafe curtains! They always make me feel as if I'm in a French bistro.:)

  15. Your corner is adorable!!
    I love spaghetti and even from the jar :-)

    I would love to sit and have a latte with you...may I have a hazelnut?

    Enjoy your weekend!!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  16. I'd like a pumpkin spice latte, please, in your cozy corner. I'd love to have that storage that you have.

  17. Oh, your little nook looks oh so cozy. I could spend hours there!

  18. So cute! I LOVE the hidden storage, very clever. And the green is the perfect pop of colour. I just did a little reading nook for my daughter and it had to have plenty of cushions too!

  19. Oh your nook is adorable! I love all the redness in your kitchen! I have a thing for red!

  20. Oh My Gosh!!!! I want one of these soooo bad in my kitchen!!!!!! I am so jealous! LOL It turned out perfect and putting the vintage tablecloths in there is so smart! I have such a small kitchen, I need this done....Do you want to come help? I will pay you! LOL :):) Can I ask what the demension of the benches are????? I want them super comfortable and padded in great colors like you did!!!! GRAET job!!!!! :):) Sandy

  21. I love how your benches create a cozy seating nook and also have storage room. Yes, you are a tease!

  22. oh my goodness, that looks like it came right out of a magazine. You lucky girl!!! Very sweet!

  23. What a sweet little nook. My favorite colors and I too have a pillow addiction. Love making them. The storage is a plus too. Would love sitting there with you sharing a latte. With the light from the windows, a great place to read too.

  24. CUTE kitchen! I buzzed over from Cindy's blog. Love the banquet storage benches - wanted to do this in my dining room where I have a bow window with shelf underneath - but I didn't have your uncle to do it for me. :) Have a blessed day!


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