Here are some more pictures of the rest of the kitchen with some details.
The kitchen wall color is called Earthy Cane by Olympic Paints from Lowe's. The rooster paintings were painted by Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage. The three copper molds are some that I have collected over the years. There is a rabbit, rooster and a Swedish Dala horse (Mr. Comforts is of Swedish decent).
The oil painting below was purchased on a trip to Italy several years ago.
The settee is new, we bought it at a local furniture store. The pillow is from Biltmore Estates.
I made the valances. The fabric is a French country toile called Bosporus.
We replaced the old florescent ceiling box lights with the two hanging drum lights. They look like there are different colors in the picture below, but it is just the shadows in the room. At the very end you can see a new hanging fixture over the lounge area.
The two small yellow crocks are antique French jam jars, that I am using to hold my gray salt and cracked pepper next to the stove for cooking. I found them at a local antique store in Asheville, NC.
This view is standing at the opening of the kitchen that is nearest the dining room, looking towards the lounge area.
A picture I took a week back, when the crocks were sitting on my French wine barrel lazy Susan, before I realized they were better next to the stove.
I think moving into a new kitchen is like learning to dance with a new partner. You step on a few toes, before you get it all figured out.
Not a great shot below, but I wanted to show you the bee fabric on the two wicker chairs in the lounge area.
Remember in my last home, when I changed one kitchen knob out to a rabbit? You can see that here.
This kitchen came with nice copper knobs and handles, that went well with my copper accent pieces and the copper veining in the granite counter. I wanted to find special knobs for the two glass front doors. Since I had already picked out the bee fabric for the chairs, I decided on bee knobs in copper.
In the glass fronted cabinets, I am working on a collection of red and blue transferware pieces as well as white ironstone.
Edited to add this last picture. Vee wanted to know what I see when I stand at my sink. It is a wall of windows and French doors to the back yard. Hard to take a picture with all of that sunshine streaming in, so I tried using my flash to counter act. Not a great picture, but you can get the idea.
In my next post I am going to show you what I am calling my "butler's pantry". It is not what you are expecting :-).
Edited to add: Lisa asked where I got the drum lighting. It came from Christie's Lighting, a store in Fletcher NC. Click on the name to go to the web site.