Here are some photos of the freshly milk-white kitchen that I promised!
The poppies are little decals I picked up at the antique store...they still worked perfectly!
Josiah has a little nook right through there...it's where he does Black Apple work and also where he writes.
I papered the back of the cabinets with beautiful Italian paper courtesy of Paper Source. If you can't commit to wallpaper, it's a nice consolation! And that big bread box is one of my current favorite possessions.
I also got the "Eat" letters at the antique mall, sometime last year. And I made the curtains from this wonderful vintage floral yardage I got just a few weeks ago at the antique expo!
I thought it would be sweet to hang a little picture inside the shelves.
A bunch of my favorite vintage aprons hang from a pretty hook I got at Anthro.
...and bird prints, the menu-chalkboard, and beautiful old japanese paper lanterns my excellent friend Mandy sent to me a few months ago.
Well, I have had a really nice, extremely quiet weekend. I baked, went on walks, slept, cooked, drew, and read almost the entirety of Jude the Obscure.
Hilariously, and I swear this is true, I discovered only a few hours ago that the cheap (NEW) copy I bought is missing pages 288-317. I read the bottom of page 288 and the first line of 317 five times, totally confused, until I realized the problem at hand. (Did the Barnes & Noble edition think I just couldn't handle the further dire adventures?) Luckily, Project Gutenberg came to the rescue for tonight...I am neck-deep in story and completely mad for it, so I don't think I can wait to go to Powell's for a proper copy that includes such luxuries as ALL of the pages.
And even though I'm the worst at remembering to take "before" pictures, I actually dug up a photo that the lovely Lucy B. snapped for us last year so we could see the kitchen in the house (did you know we live in the Berkley's old house? It's true! I think some of their joie de vivre stuck around in the plaster). Here are the old, peanut-butter taffy cabinets...
and photographic evidence that Ryan is not only crazily gifted and wonderful, but is also a considerate person to live with who will wash their share of the dishes.
As you might've noticed, on our little "menu" blackboard up there is says "Quiche" for tonight, and the timer just rang, so I've got to fetch it out of the oven.
I hope you had a nice weekend, and happy Monday to you!