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7 March 2010

You, me and the kitchen sink

Today's we are in Mrs Mac's kitchen in North Idaho.  She writes:

"Enclosed are a few pictures of my kitchen.  We built our home from the ground up and moved into it three years ago.  It was a giant undertaking but worth the effort in the end.  Our kitchen is open to the great room and includes a dining area; all of which are the 'hub' of our home.

The built in spice cabinet is actually a vintage ironing board cupboard that I refurbished with paint, new hardware, and glass shelves.  It's perfect for storing large jars by freeing up valuable pantry/cupboard space, all the while keeping the spices cool.  Living in North Idaho, USA, we often have moose and other wild game to view while we enjoy our meals at the kitchen table.  Keeping the critters out of my garden is a non-stop effort! "

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28 comments:

  1. what a nice airy kitchen you have ,I love your light over your table it looks like it would be a lovely place to sit awhile,enjoy a meal and a view that people would pay to see.Isn't it just so nice to look at other peoples homes and the way they live?I am loving it..hope when you are tired of kitchens Rhonda you will do other areas eg."my favourite spot in my home".

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  2. You have a lovely kitchen! I too built my house, so know the time and effort you put into it. I checked out your blog, and will definitely be back. Thanks for sharing your kitchen with all of us.

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  3. Mrs. Mac ~ When I saw your name I thought this has to be the Mrs. Mac I follow already, and it is. What a wonderful open lovely kitchen you have. I don't think I've seen it before, although I've seen wonderful recipes you've made there.

    Enjoy.

    Thanks again Rhonda for this wonderful series of posts. I never tire of seeing 'the heart' of your readers homes.

    FlowerLady

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  4. I love your kitchen it's so spacious, & the taps in the sink how cool are they. Thanks for sharing.
    Erika (Gold Coast)

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  5. wow so spacious. You could cook up a storm in that kitchen wit lots of helpers.

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  6. What a lovely airy spacious kitchen Mrs Mac. I'd love to sit and chat with you at your table and watch the wildlife.

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  7. Loving all the wood! Very nice kitchen and the "to die for" light fixture in the dining room. We are practically neighbors! Hello from Montana! We had a wonderful spring day today, hope you got it also.

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  8. What a cosy spot, open, light and airy. It has the "Come on in" invite about it. Love the spice cupboard, that was a great idea and one to keep in my memory bank.

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  9. I love the kitchen and dining area. I bet the view from the dining area is lovely. I really like the sideboard in your dining area. Those can be hard to find. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. What a fabulous kitchen! I just love it! No wonder you enjoy spending time in there. :) Melissa

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  11. What a lovely kitchen you have. It is like ones we see in family movies set in the USA. I love the breakfast nook and your color scheme.

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  12. I was sweetly surprised when I saw that my kitchen was shown today (almost did a double take;) These pictures are two years old ... since then we have added cute country valances to the windows, bar stools at the counter, removed the microwave and replaced it with a heavy duty exhaust fan ... the microwave just couldn't handle the heat from canning... the fan is more practical as we seldom used the microwave.

    The light fixture hung above my grandparents dining room table when I was a small child. This is the second home to have it installed .. it was the 'theme item' and color inspiration and a nice reminder of a long ago time. Thanks Rhonda for the post.

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  13. I love the light airy feel too. I particularly love the way you have re-purposed the ironing cupboard too for the spices.

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  14. I love the colour of your dining room walls. It's probably the same as your kitchen but the photos have picked it out differently. Thanks for letting us peek into your kitchen.

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  15. A nice bright open kitchen - wish I could see the wildlife you do from your kitchen window, but then as a gardener, I am probably glad I can't! Love the spice rack too.

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  16. What a lovely home!

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  17. what a well-planned and beautiful kitchen area. Love the colour scheme - warm but not intrusive. I would love to join you at the table and watch the wildlife outside. We have moose in the woods around us but not in our gardens. We call them elks here in Sweden. Now when we still have meter high mounds of snow, we are more likely to be visited by small groups of deer.
    Thanks for sharing - great idea Rhonda.
    Ramona K
    Sweden

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  18. The first impression I had of your kitchen is the sheer FRESHNESS of it. What a wonderful space to work and dine in. You have done a remarkable job with it. :-)
    Tracy (Brisbane)

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  19. Mrs Mac - what a wonderful colour scheme. The wooden cupboard doors and the lovely dining suite so complement each other. And the gently warm colours are echoed in the counter tops. You have a kitchen I would love to cook in, many thanks for sharing.

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  20. Love your kitchen! We like some of the others built our house from the ground up ourselves.Now, 15 years later, we are adding on a dining room , so those things you went through are fresh in my mind!
    Love the lighting piece over your dining room table, too. It looks vintage!

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  21. You have a beautiful kitchen. I especially like the warm and cheery tone of yellow on the walls.

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  22. Thank you for sharing. The ironing board cupboard is a great idea.

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  23. Lovely kitchen. The wall color is so nice; looks like cool in the summer, yet warm in the winter.

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  24. Your Kitchen is so lovely and bright and what a cool idea with your spice rack! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. What a beautiful place to be happy in.

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  26. Thank you for sharing. Your lovely spacious kitchen and dining area look both practical and welcoming and the real heart of your home.

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  27. I'm just returning to the blog after a bit of a break. What a fun addition. I love gleaning ideas from others. I popped over the Mrs. Mac's blog link, and saw more photos. I love the use of color and decor. Thanks for sharing!
    Cassandra

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