Friday, July 20, 2007

Kathleen's Kitchen

Someone suggested to me that it would be nice to give a bigger glimpse into my kitchen. So, welcome into my kitchen! I have a pot of Marie Belle Dark Chocolate Obsession tea brewing on the counter by the corner windows, and it will be ready shortly. In the meantime, look around and make yourself at home!

I often change the plants in my window garden. Right now I have aloe vera, lavender, basil, thyme, sage, Cuban oregano, African violets and a house plant that I don't know the name of. Under the corner window, where you see the tea pot, is normally where I set the plates of food that I photograph.

You can glimpse my laptop, where I do my blogging. I have plans for a custom island to be built for the middle of the room, but for now, I am using the bistro table from my back patio. On the wall is one of my paintings. I don't think I mentioned it before, but I am also an artist.

You can see some of the things I collect for my kitchen. They include Mexican pottery, Mexican hand blown glasses, Fiesta Ware, and Le Creuset. The back splash is made of a combination of Spanish and Mexican tiles.


Jenny said...

Is your painting a landscape of a Jax bridge? It looks lovely on that part of your wall!

Kathleen said...

Hi Jenny! Thank you! Yes, it is a painting of part of the Jacksonville, FL skyline at dusk. The bridge shown is the Main Street Drawbridge in the risen position.

I sometimes, though not often, do plein air landscaping painting (painting in the outdoors). It can be quite a challenge in Florida, with the heat, humidity, bugs, sudden downpours, etc. But I am not complaining, as there are wonderful scenes to paint all over Florida, and challenges are part of the fun.

Ana said...

Love your kitchen, nice and clean!!!
Pretty, pretty cabinets!!!

Janel said...

I ran into the Fabulous Heftones a few weeks ago and your blog was highly recommended. And wow - it's fabulous! :-)

Meg Wolff said...

I read your post on the Perfect Pantry so thought I'd visit. Your kitchen is so nice and bright. Jacksonville sounds like a nice place to live. Thanks for sharing your kitchen and a look into your nicely organized pantry!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Love your kitchen! Especially the great windows and plant ledge! What great light and herbs in the kitchen!
Thanks for the peek into the pantry, that is really grand space. You've done a wonderful redo and created great space for creativity.