Tuesday, April 27, 2010

WHITE WEDNESDAY: LAKEHOUSE KITCHEN & GIVEAWAY {LAST DAY }

Today is White Wednesday at Faded Charm and I am joining Kathleen's party with pictures from the kitchen at the lakehouse. Last year about this time we gutted the kitchen and I wanted open shelving. I have posted these pictures before, but I am sure that many of you didn't get a chance to see them. I change things around a lot too, and I will have to take some updated pictures soon.

My everyday dishes are Basket Weave by Gibson. You can't see the cabinets below, but they are painted a greyish green called Painted Turtle by Behr.
These shelves are to the left of the sink where I keep the glassware. The pendant lights are from Home Depot.
These are two teacups that are part of the china I keep at the lakehouse. It's by Johan Haviland. The colors go perfectly with the white shelves and grey/green cabinets.

Visit Kathleen to see more entries for White Wednesday. And remember today is the last day of the giveaway for the shadowbox. Good luck to all!

72 comments:

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hello, I love your shelves and the way you have them arranged. Your light is great and the tea cups are so pretty. I'll be the entire set displayed are beautiful:)
~Debra
Blog: Capes of the vintage vixens

Denise said...

Looks lovely, I wish I could keep things tidy and clean like that :-) I love the pretty tea cups.

Tee said...

Love those bowls with the red stripe on the top shelf. I hope you pick me to win that shadowbox - love it too!

Mrs. P. said...

Jane...these pictures are lovely. I just love the look of open shelving but alas feel like too much of a messy to keep things that neat. I LOVE the china...very pretty!

Blessings!
Gail

Diane said...

I love the open shelves, I hesitate to go that route in California we have earthquakes... and I would hate to lose everything! Hugs, Diane

stefanie said...

I like the open shelves..you get to show off all the pretties!

Anne Marie said...

lovely!!!

linda said...

I love the look of open shelving, especially for a vacation home. I want a lake house!!

My MIL loved her Haviland china. It was her pride and joy!

My Grama's Soul said...

Beautiful kitchen, nicely done.

Jo

Pondside said...

I do like those open shelves - and the white. One never tires of white.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Everything looks so pretty Jane... I would love to have a lakehouse to get away to... it sounds so relaxing... xoxo Julie Marie

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I wish I could say I had a lakehouse...that is a dream, a cottage on the water somewhere! I really like the open shelving for a home on the lake...the whites are beautiful.

Stacey said...

How fun! I love the look of open shelves. Gives us a chance to appreciate all the everyday objects that are so pretty.

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
It must be so much fun to have a Lake House to play with. I really like the open cabinets and the white is perfect.
I have an entire set of the Haviland china and yes it looks pretty with white and gray.

hugs
Sissie

Pat said...

I'll volunteer to be a winner! :-) Great giveaway...thanks for the opportunity to win.

Your shelves and all the dishes are so pretty! LOVE the teacups.

Hope you're having a wonderful week!

xoxo
Pat

P.S. I'm a follower!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Jane,
I love the open shelves and how prettily they are decorated. You have some really neat stuff girlfriend! I think I signed up once, but you can go ahead and sign me up again. hehe.
Hugs,
Cindy

winnibriggs said...

I too am a fan of open shelving and yours looks great.

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi Jane,
What a wonderful kitchen! I love open shelves & I love all the white!

xo,
Shellagh

Queen Bee's Musings said...

Love the shelves and dishes// so pretty.

Cynthia K. said...

Hi there! Open shelves in the kitchen is such a great idea! Displays all your goodies - makes me want more shelves!!

BTW, I have the same sweet old Bessie Guttman Pease print of the darling little child in the rocking chair. It is so precious - I've had it for many years and I still love it - makes me smile...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Theresa said...

Oh how lovely! The dishes are just perfect! Love the display shelf... beautiful! Have a blessed day Jane!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

I love open shelving. There's such a relaxed charm to that type of decorating.

To address your comment...yes, we do indeed live hectic lives, currently. More so than I care for. But, I'm trying to look on the positive side. Traveling to places I've never been before is fun. ;)

Keep leaving those comments to be entered in the giveaway!

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Lori E said...

It is so fresh and relaxed perfect for a lake house.

June said...

Jane I love your open shelving. I also LOVE the sweet teacups. The colors in your lakehouse kitchen are just yummy!
I think the way you have arranged everything looks so clean and crisp!
hugs

Rebecca said...

Hi Jane
Just love the open shelving, it looks fabulous the way you have it all arranged.
Have a wonderful week
Blessings
Rebecca

AshTreeCottage said...

I love your open shelves!! I have some open shelving in my kitchen too and it's one of the best things I did. It's so handy and it's fun to display your favorite pieces. I am anxious to see the rest of your kitchen at the lake house.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Flaviana said...

Jane, I'm envious of your very neat, well-organized shelves! ..that's why I didn't want any open shelves on my kitchen :(
Enjoy your day
Flaviana

April said...

Hi Jane...
Sorry for being such a terrible blogger lately, but I'm just doing my best to survive these days. With Brittany soon graduating and our house on the market...life is crazy, to say the least!

All of your pictures make me, "ooh" and "aah"...so very pretty!

Liz said...

Oh Your kitchen is looking like a magazine! I love it!! Sorry I missed your give away. It's darling! :)

~Liz

Dana and Daisy said...

I do love seeing these again! When am I coming to have tea in those tea cups? lol!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your open shelving just makes me sigh with contentment and happiness.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Love the shelves!xo

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Jane, your open shelving is so appealing. It is fresh and just makes me smile!!!!!!

Hugs, Barb

cityfarmer said...

you know how to get to me, girl

heartfelt living said...

H Jane,
I love your shelves! What a wonderful way to display all your lovely dishes.
Your a lucky gal to have a lake home. I hope you get to enjoy many fun days there this summer!

Nancy's Notes said...

Awesome looking kitchen, great job! I so like the open shelf look!

Nancy

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Not sure if leaving this comment gives me another entry in your giveaway...but I love the simple colors of your beach house dishes....very "beachy"!

Maryrose said...

Hi Jane,
Everytime you mention your lake house I practically drool...no maybe I do drool. I will try and control myself.
I love the white dishware on your shelves, it looks so pretty and neat, especially with those rebel bowls showing their red on top.
Enjoy your day, and as always I have enjoyed my visit.
Maryrose

Kathleen said...

It looks nice and neat! I would have them over flowing and messy in no time flat! :)

Monica@The White Bench said...

Ooohhh, love your whites and the cups in blue- grey!
Many thanks for your prayers and sweet comment, Jane, I really felt the warmth of your thoughts! Thank you!
Monicax.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

love the arrangement!! looks so pretty!

The Mac's House said...

I love the open shelving concept. I would love to have that idea in a beach cottage one day or a little farm house.

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart & soul said...

Your lakehouse sounds wonderful....lucky you. Thank you for stopping by today...hope you find time to come again.
xo,jana

Jan LaFollette said...

Thanks for visiting today, hope you come again. I love open shelves in the kitchen. Helps to keep one organized, for sure!

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Blondie:) I love your lake house and I love the look of open shelving too, how nice to have a fun place to display beautiful things. Your china and teacups are so pretty. Thank you for visiting me for White Wednesday and leaving your kind comment. I really appreciate your feedback. Have a wonderful evening.
Hugz,
Kim

Cindy said...

I love your open shelves! I wonder if I could handle the pressure of keeping them lovely on display...So pretty, that's for sure! Nice to meet you. Your blog is beautiful!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Jane,
I'm so happy that I came by...I got to see you LAKE house kitchen pics:) Love your open shelves...they look outstanding...you have done a great job displaying on them! Happy WW!

Blessings,
Linda

A Cottage Muse said...

Hello Jane...thanks for stopping by! I love these kitchen photos and can't wait to see more! I'll be catching up this weekend!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I admire anyone who can have open shelving. I think I'm too messy and too short for them myself, lol..

Hugs
Sonny

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Love the open shelving at the Lake House..... just became a follower, so I will be sitting for a while & catching up.....
Have a Wonderful Week ~

Donna said...

I just love the open shelving! Everything looks so neat and orderly! Your pendant lights are perfect, too. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your nice comments!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

absolutely delightful! full of charm! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place when you get a moment. I have become a follower and would be honored if you choose to the same! until later...

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh how I love your shelves and dishes. I am loving your old crock bowls. Never before have I seen the red stripes!

Thank you for sharing, Janie!!

xo
becky

Laura said...

What wonderful open shelves.
Sigh... covet, covet.

Thank you so much for your visits to my blog. You are such a wonderful blog friend.

I just wanted to say that-

Laura
White Spray Paint

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Love the shelves oepned up and your tea cup collection is so pretty!
XO
Kristin

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

I love the look of open shelves in the kitchen. Very functional, too. Such sweet teacups!

Jane

Shelia said...

Hi Jane! Oh, what wonderful shelves! You know I have a set of the Haviland china! I just love it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Janie, Thanks for visiting me for my Italian Dinner Display for Tablescape Thursday. Your kind comment is greatly appreciated. Funny how our husbands like competition. I say bring it on. Stay tuned for him and I to square off to see who can come up with the best design for Tablescape Thursday should be close, he is talented.
Hugz,
Kim

Mary said...

The open shelves concept makes so much sense for storing everyday tableware etc. Very nice. Love the Haviland china pattern/color.

Bella said...

Your open shelving is lovely! All the better to show off your goodies:-)
Bella

susan said...

Just wanted to tell you --I love your open shelves! Take care!

FEDERICA said...

Wish you a wonderful weekend darling!
Federica
xoxo

Tina said...

I love your kitchen shelves Jane! The tea cups are just so pretty:) Wishing you a wonderful weekend ~ Tina xx

xinex said...

I love your kitchn open shlevings, Janie! I keep telling John I want one but I don't know where to put it. Love everything on your shelves too. Are you getting ready for your trip?...Christine

PAT said...

Your shelves are wonderful and I love the way you've arranged things!

Happy Weekend, Jane!

Nancy said...

Jane, I just LOVE open shelving. Your choice of colors are my new faves, too.

Off to New Orleans to 1) new me now that my son is 21! 2) work. Will post daily about my OWN personal redo! It's time!!!

Aunt Snow said...

I love those shelves - wonderful. Love how sturdy they look - are they that thickness, or is that a front rail to prevent things from falling?

In my house the upper shelves would soon be dusty - I don't know how you do it.

Lovely Scribbles said...

Oh, how I would love to have a tour of your lake house! It looks so bright and lovely, Jane. Seriously! Is this giveaway still open? I'm off to check it out! :)

Hugs,
Nikki

Karena said...

Jane so sorry to miss your giveaway, I have just had one of those weeks!! I just love to visit you thogu, and I will have a new post up by Sunday!

Karena
Art by Karena

The Shiny Pebble said...

Fickled Designers. :D
Always rearranging...
I love it!

Bettie from Southern Thresholds said...

What a prize - love open shelving - just wish I could manage it. I love seeing what folks use on a day-to-day basis. How good it would be to have items so readily available and avoid the hunt. This is a challenge for me - now if I could find a spot to make this happen. Here's to a great month of May.

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Love the open shelving at your lake house...it gives it such a relaxed feeling.