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21 January 2010

You, me and the kitchen sink

Vickie is the proud owner of today's kitchen.  Thanks for taking part in this Vickie.

Vickie writes:
"I'm Vickie from Sand Flat Farm in East Texas. I loved your idea of seeing everyone's kitchens.  I know you're getting swamped with photos, but I still wanted to send mine. This is our 70+ year old farmhouse which we recently redid cottage style. Everything vintage from garage sales, hand-me-downs, estate sales, etc., went into our farmhouse. I do have a stainless sink that was put in several years ago, and we didn't change that. I'd love to have one of those big deep farm sinks someday. 

 The kitchen was DARK knotty pine and we took off the cabinet doors and painted everything a light green and yellow. Over my kitchen window, I took an old crocheted pillowcase from a garage sale and fashioned a little valance. I collect old pitchers, and I have lots of things from my grandmothers. (I did have to get me a new microwave & stove because the others were kaput!)  I LOVE my kitchen and enjoy looking out the window at our farm while I'm cooking or washing up.


 Thanks for looking!"

You can visit Vickie's blog here.

Please don't forget to comment.  A comment is like payment for the time taken to post, and in this case in sending in the photos.  Many of us were enthusiastic about this series, so make sure all the photos get a good number of comments.  I don't want any of the ladies sending in photos to regret joining in.  Thank you friends.  

92 comments:

  1. Rhonda, thank you so much for your blog, and Vickie: As you will see by my name, I am absolutely enthusiastic about the colour of your kitchen! And I love the style, too. I wish you much joy when spending your time there!
    My name as a member of this blog ist:ILOVEGREEN

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  2. I absolutely LOVE this kitchen. A beautiful job well done!

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  3. This is the cutest kitchen ever! I love the open shelving and the skirt. Absolutely adorable!

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  4. How pretty! I like the color scheme and the little table is sweet.

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  5. Vickie, your kitchen is lovely! It's so full of old-fashioned charm. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I love this sweet farmhouse kitchen. It makes me feel happy.

    FlowerLady

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  7. That is a terrific kitchen. I just love it. Rosanne from Dallas, TX

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  8. Such a cute kitchen! I love the door-less cabinets and the color!

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  9. Hello fellow Texan! I love it! Reminds me of my grandma's house! Love the open shelves :)

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  10. How very fun! I love to read Vickie's blog and it was a great surprise to see her kitchen featured here!

    Hope your week is a lovely one...Rhonda!

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  11. Oh how pretty - I'm just working a little x-stitch project on Aida fabric JUST that colour green! What a charming kitchen you have, so feminine.

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  12. Lovely kitchen Vickie....I really like the colors especially. You have done such a nice job of making it homey and charming and inviting.

    On a side note....thank-you Rhonda for this series and letting us peek into each others homes. It is so refreshing to see all the different and creative spaces that your readers are cooking in. After the boring sameness of what we see on cable tv, it is WONDERFUL to see such individuality.

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  13. Well what d'ya know, it's Vickie's kitchen! You know I love it!
    Thanks, Rhonda, for allowing us to share in all the kitchens.
    Berte

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  14. I absolutely Love the green kitchen. I can tell you loveingly put it together! You should be proud,Vickie and Thanks to Rhonda for giving us a look at it!!
    Donna

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  15. A beautiful colour! I love your pitcher collection, it looks great on those shelves, and you have a neat dining area too!

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  16. Are those SPOON handles on the lower cupboard doors? Adorable!

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  17. Such a lovely kitchen! Thanks for sending the photos in for sharing.

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  18. Vickie - that is so sweet and I adore the colours. Well done. You have created a really beautiful and inviting kitchen.
    Tracy (Brisbane)

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  19. Adorable! Love the spoon handles! :D

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  20. Wow, I love the kitchen, and especially the spoon door handles and drawer pulls. How creative!

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  21. I love your painted cabinets. I have been wanting to paint my dark kitchen cabs for a while. Your beautiful kitchen I think has finally pushed me over the edge.

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  22. Vickie, the kitchen is just beautiful! I love the color and it all came together just right.

    I know what you mean about loving to look out at the farm as you do dishes. That is one of my favorite things, too.
    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  23. What a lovely kitchen Vicki.
    I too love everything vintage.

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  24. i love your little kitchen and all the open shelving around the windows.

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  25. I love all the shelving surrounding the window! this would work really well in my kitchen. : )

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  26. LOVE it! Your kitchen is just screaming out for a vintage Chambers Stove. You can find them in that mint green color. I found one in mint condition in a soft yellow and redid my kitchen to a yellow and blue theme. I love that stove, it cooks like a powerhouse and uses less fuel than traditional ovens. Here is my yellow baby, named "Mae" (people LOVE to name their Chambers)

    http://eggsintomatoes.com/?p=133

    I'll see if I can find a picture of a green one for you. It would be PERFECT!
    --Lisa (who gets a little too excited about stuff like this) :-)

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  27. this is a super cute kitchen. i especially love your kitchen table!

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  28. I love this kitchen! The pitchers are so fun and colorful - and the idea of the crocheted pillowcase at the window is wonderful. Makes me wish I had a window in my (apartment) kitchen, so I could do something like that!

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  29. Yes, I really like the spoons on the drawers and doors. I had seen some one time and thought that was just what was needed in our church kitchen. One drawer is for forks, one for spoons, and one for knives.. You never get the right one the first time??

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  30. I love your kitchen. All those open shelves, hum gives me ideas!

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  31. Love the colour scheme,furnishings and the ambiance of the whole room Vicki.
    What I am really enjoying about this "kitchen sink" series is the realness of the kitchens. Someone uses them and loves them not like those ( sorry minimalists) dreadful decorating magazine kitchens.
    Also I have been inspired to tidy up my walk in pantry , which is always a good thing to do.
    Happy Day to all.

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  32. Rhonda - I was just informed by Becky at Hospitality Lane that my little kitchen was featured today! Thank you so much - such a neat series you're doing here. I've enjoyed looking into other lady's homes and I hope everyone will enjoy looking into mine! Thank you everyone for your sweet comments! I'd love to have all of you come for tea or coffee!

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  33. Vickie, what a lovely kitchen! Everything looks well loved and well used which is the sign of any true homemaker. Go you!

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  34. Thanks for posting another beautiful kitchen Rhonda. Vickie, your kitchen is wonderful. I love the colour. My kitchen is green too.
    Tracie

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  35. Your kitchen is absolutely adorable... I love it! Thank you for sharing it with us :)

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  36. Oh, WOW. What a gorgeous kitchen! I love it all, from the color to the shelves to the pitchers. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  37. Oh what a beautiful kitchen, I love the colour, so soothing. I used to have opened shelves and I miss them now we have cupboards again.

    Pippa.

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  38. I love this kitchen. Old farmhouses are so cool. Thanks for this series. Plus Vickie lives close to me. I live in East TX as well, in Emory. Small world!

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  39. I love this pretty kitchen, especially the open shelves.

    Thank you Rhonda for the 'kitchen sink' segment. I look forward to each entry.

    Jeannie

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  40. How beautiful, it's bright and cheery, yet very peaceful and inviting with the green. I love the old pitchers - very nice!

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  41. Hello everyone. Lovely comments, as usual, thank you.

    Vickie, I sent an email, it must have been lost somewhere. Anyhow, I wanted to include your blog link, so I'll do that now.

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  42. You picked a great kitchen to display....so cool....and from texas

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  43. you picked a great kitchen to show off...

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  44. Vicki-I love those colors, so much, that they were my wedding colors 27 years ago. Beautiful! You did a wonderful job.

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  45. How nice and fresh in the green. It's lovely Vickie.

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  46. Thank you for featuring this adorable kitchen. It's like grandmother's only better!

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  47. Vickie: What a lovely, cozy, charming kitchen. I love the open shelves with the useful but beautiful items at your fingertips. The green is charming and I love the fact that you bought so many things used but well loved. Lovely!

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  48. What a darling kitchen--the green is very soothing.

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  49. What a gorgeous, welcoming kitchen. I would spend all day in it. Beautiful :)

    Maggie L

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  50. Thanks for letting us see your kitchen, Vickie. I bet getting rid of the dark pine made a HUGE difference.

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  51. Love the color. And I think a window over the sink is a necessity for me. My grandmother had one in her kitchen and when we bought our house I had to make sure it had one as well.

    Sandy

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  52. This kitchen is so dreamy! I love the bright colors and especially the shelf above the window... what a great idea, I've got a similar set-up and should go grab a slice of plywood now!

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  53. Sooo cute and everything is just neat as a pin. Add me to the list of people who love the color.

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  54. WOO HOO Vickie! You go girl. Love your little kitchen and all the added touches.
    So glad my Texas bloggy friend was featured.
    Hugs,
    Tara

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  55. How very cute! I love the color and the trims. It kind of reminds me of the kitchen in my grandmother's old house, which is a 120 year old Victorian era cottage in Melbourne. But yours is so much nicer. I'd love to do something like that in our soon-to-be next house but as it's an 80's style house I doubt I'd be able to carry off the look.

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  56. vicki, l just love your kitchen, l would feel right at home there. are they spoons for draw handles l love the idea (if they are).

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  57. A lovely kitchen! I am so glad you shared it with us. I don't normally post, but had to say hi! :) You did a splendid job with it. It's like something out of House and Homes

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  58. Vickie. this is so sweet. I love it. Just popped over to visit your blog. Loved the egg and microwave story.

    Blessings Gail

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  59. I love a painted kitchen and I love green.
    My own newly painted kitchen is up on my blog now as a matter of fact. I forgot you were featuring kitchens here.

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  60. What a lovely kitchen! Enjoyed seeing your renovations. I have an old farm house myself! Great job and a thanks for sharing!

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  61. So pretty! I love the colors and open cabinetry. The pitchers are a nice country touch to the old farmhouse kitchen. Well done!

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  62. What a fun kitchen. I do love the colors, so bright and cheery. Thank you for sharing your kitchen!

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  63. Oh Vickie, it's absolutely gorgeous! You have done such a wonderful job of it. It's kind of quirky and beautiful. I like your colours hugely.

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  64. I'm absolutely thrilled that Vickie's kitchen has been honored on your blog. I love her blog and I love her kitchen.... she's done a marvelous job of making it into a bight a cheery kitchen...
    Dolores

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  65. This is such a lovely & cheerful kitchen, Vickie. I can see why you'd enjoy spending time in it. Thanks, Rhonda, for this series. It's wonderful to see the creativity of so many people.

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  66. the bright green color makes the place cheerful.

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  67. Such a cute kitchen--very nice thanks, for sharing!

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  68. I love the green. It is such a fresh color. Plus the cottage feel is wonderful. Nice kitchen.
    ---Krystal

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  69. Wow that is so sweet@!! You gotta love the spoon handles!!!

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  70. Oh Vickie's kitchen is so cute!!

    I love the open shelves and the color scheme is just adorable :)

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  71. Like a breath of spring! You must feel inspired every time you step into your kitchen. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  72. What a beautiful homely kitchen. Just the perfect place to gather, share, laugh, cook and love. Congrats on your choice of colour and design, just lovely.

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  73. GORGEOUS !!! Wish my kitchen looked like that, it's so cozy !!!!

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  74. Love your kitchen! Warm, cheery, cottage style! I love the open cabinets and being able to see your collections!

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  75. I really love the cute charm of this kitchen.

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  76. I really love the color scheme in your kitchen! So bright and cheery.

    Helena

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  77. LOVE this kitchen! It is very similar in layout to mine and I've been looking for ways open it up. Thank you for the spark of inspiration! Plus it just happens to be the same color as most of my house. The table is just too cute, will have to try and replicate that....Thanks to both of you ladies!

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  78. Love Vicki's kitchen.... looks so happy!

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  79. Hi, I just came over from Vickie blog. You are now bookmarked. Thanks!

    Which reminds me may I link you to my blog?

    Thanks,
    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

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  80. Very, very nice! I love & cottage style or primitive kitchen. I, too, want one of those wonderful, deep farmer's sinks.

    Blessings from Ohio, USA...Kim W<><

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  81. I love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

    Rhonda, are you still taking pictures or do you still have bunches and bunches?

    Have a great day!

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  82. How cute! I can see how lots of beautiful memories are made here.

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  83. Love the kitchen. Thanks Rhonda for adding it to you blog. A fellow East Texan.

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  84. Very pretty and cheery! Love the light green color...makes it very bright.

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  85. Beautiful, Vickie, I love the open storage!
    Thanks for sharing,

    Deb

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  86. Lovely! I would love to have a cuppa in this sweet kitchen.

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  87. Vickie, that kitchen is just so beautiful! I love the colour, style and all the open shelving showing your wonderful collection.

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  88. totally understand why you LOVE your kitchen! what a cozy, warm kitchen. It's so nice to see all your trophies (yep that's the word) proudly standing around....lovely!

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  89. Isn't it cute?. The title says You me and Kitchen. Sweet :).
    Plumber in northern beaches do have some similar attitudes as you are.

    Thanks for the insights :)

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