Monday, February 6, 2012

~ My Kitchen Nook ~


Hi friends
I hope you're having a nice week so far.
I took a few photos of one of my favourite spaces in my 1930s home.
My kitchen nook...


Old chippy baskets in  a beautiful shade of blue filled with kitchen linens,old platter and bowls.


I like using prayer candles when entertaining guests.
They give such a nice glow and last a long time.


I use my Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic mugs daily.
I love the little crowns on them.

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My kitchen nook is the perfect spot to read a favourite book and have coffee.
The original built ins are great for storing my collection of white serving pieces.
This space is always so light and airy which I love.


Do you have a favourite space in your home?


Have a wonderful week everyone!!
xo,
Rachel

46 comments:

Amy Kinser said...

Just beautiful! Every photo is wonderful.

kerrie of sea cottage said...

It is charming. I believe it would be my favorite place in your home too. I do like how you decorate~lovely. ox

Candylei said...

Bright and cheery! Beautiful!

Evi said...

this spot is enchanting. I can see why you love it so much!
My favorite spot is nestling on the bench in the entrance foyer, cup of tea in hand, watching the birds on the feeder....

jeanetteann said...

Hi Rachel,hope you are enjoying your day. I think your kitchen nook is just delightful. I love the vintage cabinetry,it's so much nicer than the new stuff I think. So fresh the white with a touch of blue.
xx jeanetteann

Rachel Pallas said...

Thank you all so much! xo

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Your little nook is so cute, I love it! :) Enjoy your week!


XO's
Jessie

Sarah (my yellow house) said...

gorgeous Rachel! There's so many things I love about it. I can imagine how lovely it must be sitting there in the morning with the peaceful light.

Are those candle sconces? Oh, I would love to find a pair just like them!

My favorite spot in my home is the window bench in my dining room. I could sit and look out the windows all day. :)

NanaDiana said...

Rachel, That is just beautiful. I love your kitchen. I'll bet that was all really dark wood when it started out. It looks so nice all painted white. Very bright and lovely- xo Diana

Deborah said...

Your kitchen nook is so lovely Rachel.
What a great place to keep your serving dishes.
Love the Rachel Ashwell cups too!
I can see why you love this spot..my favourite is my kitchen and bedroom.

Deborah xo

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love the nook too~I am loving the sconces on the wall Rachel! All of it looks so pretty!

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Hi Rachel~~ I love it all, especially the sconces:) Yummy. I like the dish towels too and... well, it is all perfect.

Have a great night
~Cheryl

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

I "vamp" over your darling bottle carrier EVERY TIME I SEE IT!*!*! Lovely eye-candy as always...
Hugs - Jeanine Burkhardt

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I love this space, too! I love the little crowns on your RA coffee mugs, how fun to sip coffee or tea out of those. The chippy, pale blue basket is gorgeous. I love my front (formal living room) room in my house. It is so girly and shabby chic/farmhouse.

~Shanon

Tricia said...

What a gorgeous, cozy space. I love those blue baskets, they're such a pretty color. I painted my dining room today...I'm giving it a makeover :)

Ann On and On... said...

Really...that is an actual space in your house. Now, where is it you live. I've got a good book and some wonderful coffee for us to share. :)
Lovely. Soft. Creative.

Deserae said...

It is such a charming space...I can see why you love it so! I love the built in...just beautiul!!!!!
~Des

French Basketeer.com said...

Rachel, your bottle carrier with the vases of flowers is perfection....how is it possible to ever leave your home??! xxs and oos...

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh Rachel,
I would spend all of my time in your little nook, it is fabulous!!
I love the built in cabinets and you decorated it so beautifully!
Hope you have a lovely night.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Squirrelhaus said...

I love your kitchen nook, it's precious!! My mother in law used to have a little nook like yours in her dinning area in Oregon. I loved it!!!
Thanks for sharing your delightful space!
Chris :o)

Bente said...

Your kitchen spot is just gorgeous. Love the color of that old baskets. Beautiful.

Have a nice day

Hugs Bente

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So clean and refreshing-love it!

It's me said...

Also our kitchen..the place where i sit and blog......but not so beautiful place as yours !!...wow...i love it........xxx..

Blondie's Journal said...

This is a great little spot in your kitchen, Rachel! I would spend a lot of time here, too! Love your baskets!

XO,
Jane

Robin said...

You've created such a lovely stop to sit and relax. I love the baskets filled with dished and the wall sconces are so pretty.

The Spanish Dahlia said...

Good morning Rachel,

What a special nook you are able to enjoy. I too enjoy and appreciate the morning sun steaming through my french doors in my kitchen every morning! Love all your white vintage dishes too!

traci said...

what a beautiful nook. that would be a favorite spot of mine too. love it.

Red Gate Farm said...

LOVE the built in that your nook has! What a wonderful little spot :)

~Chris

michelle said...

It is so pretty Rachel. I love your style, so easy and charming and just beautiful.
xoxo

Vintage Gal said...

I absolutely LOVE your kitchen nook. It is just gorgeous ;-)

Passionate for White said...

Loving your kitchen nook and especially the milk bottle holder with those yummy flowers!

Fishtail Cottage said...

So pretty!!!

Evelyn said...

The nook is amazing. I am so jealous! I would spend ALL my time there. It's imperfect, yet flawless!

Evie

A Cottage Muse said...

What a beautiful spot ~ perfect place to relax!

Heaven's Walk said...

Your nook looks like something right out of a vintage French home, Rachel. It's just so quaint and beautiful! Your switch to shabby chicness has been subtle, but oh so stunning. I could spend all day looking through your photos! ♥

xoxo laurie

Stephanie said...

Love everything about this charming little space!!

Ironstone and Pine said...

What a beautiful space......I could spend all day there with a supply of coffee and some decorating books!!

Simply Me said...

I love this nook, The dishes are beautiful !!! i missed you too.,,

Ivy and Elephants said...

I just love your kitchen! So cheerful and charming, I'd never leave. We'd love to have you share at our link party.
Great post!
Hugs,
Patti

SueBee said...

I love your pretty kitchen nook Rachel! A great place for morning coffee...

Special 'K' said...

My very first visit to your special space. Every image captured me a little more than the one before. Thank you ever so much for sharing. I will also follow on my way out because I know for sure I will enjoy engaging and supporting your special place now I have found you. I hope you will find a little time to come visit me soon. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Faded Plains said...

I can see what that's your favorite room...it's just beautiful!

lvroftiques said...

Hi Rachel!
I just found your blog via My Old Historic House...It's beautiful!
I'm a Seattle girl too *winks* Vanna/your newest follower

het tuinengeltje said...

You take wunderfull pictures. I became your newest follower!

Bey, Sylvia

Buildings for Cyclonic Regions said...

Kitchen is most important part in home. I like this all image of kitchen. Its too good work.

Whitney Grace Solomons said...

I love this! It is so beautiful and I have gotten such good tips from your decorating. :) It would mean so much if you visited my blog. i post on lifestyle www.whitneygracebeauty.blogspot.com :)