Monday, September 8, 2008

"Show Me..." - Welcome To My Kitchen

Day two of Robert's "Show Me..." photo project was to post a picture centered around something in your kitchen. My favorite part of my kitchen is the glass door cabinets above.
I wasn't sure when I first moved in if I would like them. I'm just a cram things in and shut the door kind of girl and with these you have to be neat. I've come to like them a lot. I have put some of my most precious glass items on the shelves.
If you open the doors on the left you can see a glass dessert bowl set on the top shelf that my Mom's good friend gave me when I got married. Some of you will remember my Mickey Mouse cup from Project Black. The red bowl was given to me by my Grandpa when I was still young enough not to appreciate it so much but it has become one of my favorite possessions.
In the left side of the cabinet is a plate that is a Warren Kimble design that I picked up for under five dollars and didn't know until later it was a Kimble and a great deal. The compote dish is a twin to the one you saw in the left cabinet. They look a lot like carnival glass but I don't think they are. The swirled glass collection on the middle shelf is from Scotland. My Hubs used to travel to a submarine base there and would bring them back to me from his trips. In the bottom shelf is a glass coke bottle my brother found out hunting last fall. It is stamped on the bottom with my hometown's name. When I was very young there was a bottling company in the town where we grew up. It has been gone probably fifty years. It was quite a find that he knew I would appreciate.
A larger look of that end of the kitchen.
Look closely. I made chocolate chip cookies and a pot of fresh coffee for your visit.
Thanks so much for visiting today.

26 comments:

Gattina said...

It looks to me like a very cosy and beautiful kitchen ! so different from mine,lol !

Judi~Gmj said...

Those cookies are yummy, and the coffee is wonderfully hot. I really like your kitchen, very welcoming. :D

quilly said...

The coffee is wonderful. The cookies are divine. And your house is a wonderful as you are!

June said...

You must have a nice roomy kitchen to have cabinet space for your collection...how nice! A little envy going on here. You have a lot of beautiful pieces. Thanks for the cookies...they look yummy!

Rose said...

I love that red bowl your grandpa gave you!

dianne - bunny trails said...

How beautiful your cupboard is, and even more valuable with the stories behind each piece. And those cookies look wonderful. Great entry. :D

Melli said...

Ohhh your kitchen is beautiful!!! And those cookies look sO yummy! *snatches one*

Raven said...

I love your collection. I've always thought that kind of cabinet is lovely and it's a nice way to display treasures. Nice to read the stories of what makes each item precious to you. Thanks for the coffee and cookies too. I love chocolate chip. I haven't done either of my posts yet. Sluggish day.

Cris said...

What a cozy kitchen... and thanks for the coffee... I love coffee...

Anndi said...

How beautiful. My mother had a bowl very much like the one your grandpa gave you and now it's mine.

The cookies... oh heaven!

I'm not surprised your kitchen is so warm and cozy, everything about you is welcoming.

And the smell of freshly baked cookies and coffee just made my day.

:: Lesley :: said...

OMG the cookies are delish! Chocolate chip are my FAVORITE! OOh they are still warm....

Your kitchen is beautiful!!!!!

JunieRose2005 said...

Carletta,


It looks very inviting! I'll be right over!! :)


Junie

Craver Vii said...

The Zinger and iced-tea were good, but now chocolate chip cookies and coffee?! Man, I wish more than ever that this computer had an olfactory card!

The photos are beautiful, as usual!

Dr.John said...

I love the cabinet. We have one like it but it isn't in the kitchen. Thanks for the cookies.

Robert said...

What a wonderful visit to your kitchen. As if the pictures of all the glassware in the nice cupboards wasn't enough, the cookies and coffee made me feel more than welcome! Nicely done. :)

Shelly said...

Crack me up Carletta! I clicked on your post while I was eating a chocolate chip cookie, how very nice of your to bake for us. I was drinking a diet coke though - no coffee this late in the day. I really like the glass front cabinets, we just put one up out in my craft room this weekend - I've already put all of my vases for flowers away..yippie ;)

Rebecca said...

Beautiful cabinets and glassware. I'm so wanting a cookie now. :)

photowannabe said...

Yum, I love chocolate chip cookies and a good cup of coffee. Thanks for the invitation.
You have a lovely cabinet with lots of wonderful glassware. The coke bottle is neat too.

Jientje said...

Can we have the recipe?
Puh-lease??

Great memeries of, that glass cabinet.
I know, my kitchen is the same?
I mean different.
The memories are different, and the kitchen too.
I'll be back with mine...

George Townboy said...

Since there are only two cups, I'll have to assume it's just you and me for coffee and cookies! LOL

In all seriousness, awesome post, Carletta! Love your kitchen and your collection. Very neat.

Jenny @ Daily Dose of Motherhood said...

How nice of you to make cookies and coffee! =)

I love the glass on the cupboards and your glassware is beautiful!

lynn said...

What beautiful cabinets. I don't think I could keep them organized enough to have glass doors! Those cookies look yummy. Now I'm hungry.

tipper said...

Carletta-I adore your kitcen. Wish I had some glass doored cabinets to show my pretties off.

Robin said...

What a wonderful collection, and so homey to have it right in your kitchen. The cookies and coffee as an extra-homey and inviting touch are just perfect.

Paz said...

Very nice kitchen, especially one that leaves me choco chip cookies. ;-)

Paz

Connie said...

You have some beautiful glass. Now I am hungry from looking at those cookies. Yummm.