Hello At the Picket Fence friends, it’s me, Julie from redheadcandecorate.com. I wasn’t able to stop by last month due to a busy time at our house. Summer is supposed to be a relaxing time, but somehow it turns into a busy time for a lot of us. We went on a few impromptu mini-camping trips and the packing and unpacking had my head spinning. I’m finally beginning to settle down, and we are preparing for our teen girls to head back to high school. Maybe next year I will consider a “stay-cation”!
So, this month when I sat down to think about what I would like to share with you, my mind went back to our kitchen. I thought it would be fun to share a few resources for some of my favorite things in our kitchen. From the light fixtures to my favorite spatulas…I’ve never really told you what they are, or where they come from.
Before we get to “A Few of my Favorite Things”, I have some exciting news that I couldn’t wait to share with you. We recently were blessed with 2 “Home Tour” features in magazines (yippee!). It’s kind of crazy how they both ended up being published so close together, but one is a local Detroit publication, and the other is a national publication. If interested in viewing the 6 page article in Detroit Home Magazine, you can see it all on my blog here: “Romancing the Rustic”. If you are interested in viewing the full 12 page spread of our “Harvest Homecoming Fall Home Tour” in Cottages & Bungalows, it’s on newsstands now (page 90). Ironically enough, Heather from At the Picket Fence also has a project featured in Cottages & Bungalows (congratulations to Heather!). I will also be posting the full Cottages & Bungalows spread on my blog soon (Aug. 26th to be exact).
Okay, so enough about magazines, and more about where I get stuff. I’m not a big shopper, in fact I detest shopping. Most of my “shopping” is done on the internet. I know that’s not for everyone, so I will be sharing items in stores you can actually visit, too.
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People ask me about our light fixtures in the kitchen often. Especially the chandeliers over the island. Unfortunately, these chandeliers were on clearance from Pottery Barn when I purchased them, and they no longer carry them. However, I found similar ones here: Chandelier Pendant.
Now, as far as the recessed lights, we purchased these “Recessed Light Caps” in bronze which install onto your basic recessed light fixture. They give it a little more style and finish them off nicely.
If we mosey on over to our cooktop area, you’ll notice those large “EAT” letters. In my experience the best place to purchase wooden letters is Hobby Lobby, or HomeGoods. They both usually have large selections. If not, there are several companies that make them to order on line. You can pick your size, color, and they even come in different patterns.
Do I have any tea drinkers out there? My Mom always had her tea kettle on the stove, and still does. Now I put mine there, too, even though most of the time I drink my Earl Grey from a Keurig. This cute chrome tea kettle I found at Marshall’s for about $30. For some reason Marshall’s always has a very large and interesting selection of tea kettles. Not sure why that is, but it’s true.
Oh, before I move on I better tell you that my husband bought me the black Kitchen Aid mixer at Kohl’s at Christmas time and he used a 30% off coupon. You can also find those on line here.
I love to cook, and one of my most beloved utensils to use while mixing is the rubber spatula. I can’t live without them. Here are a few cute ones for you…
While I’m on the subject of utensils, my best friend’s husband just complimented me an our “curly” flatware when they were visiting last weekend. I thought it was so funny that he noticed. Here it is on our Thanksgiving table a couple years ago. They are still holding up well.
Before I go, here’s a few more of my favorite things from our kitchen…
If you have any questions on any of the product above or in our kitchen, just shoot me a comment below or visit my blog redheadcandecorate.com and leave me a message on my most recent post.
I would love to help!