Sunday, May 3, 2009

Mi Cucina

I have been following Kelly's blog for a couple of months now. She is so talented and has some really great ideas (Plus her little girl Harper is so cute)! She started a Tour of Homes, and each Friday will showcase a different room. Last Friday featured kitchens. It has taken me 2 days to make it through almost 300 kitchens!

For those of you who don't know me, I am not only new to the blog world but just got married and moved to Texas 6 months ago. Wow...things have been so busy ever since!! Nathan bought the house he grew up in a little over 2 years ago and we are now in the process of converting the "bachelor pad" into a "joint space" haha! I am so grateful for our first house but can't wait till we can remodel this kitchen or I can design one from the start. I want to know who thought tiles on kitchen counters was a good idea? And White? They are SO hard to look clean and I feel they are "germy" all the time (even if they aren't)! Let's just say our kitchen needs new paint, floor, cabinets, and counters (maybe after Nathan finsihes his MBA) ....until then here is Mi Cucina.....

I had the idea to use something to cover up the fruit basket tiled back splash so I used this tray and I like it a lot better. I also added my new Park Avenue Potluck cookbook.
Left of the stove - some fun cookbooks and utensils (I have a cook book obsession) and a little bowl for match boxes

Canisters I bought while traveling, I just wish they where white. File Folder where I keep loose recipes by category.
I LOVE the HAPPY EVERYTHING plate my mom got me for my "Hope chest" many years ago.

I added the pitcher.
Coffee/tea station....I love tea!!!! And Nathan LOVES his french press haha
I loved this colorful plaque we found on our honeymoon and all my Harney and Sons Tea
I ALWAYS wanted this color mixer! It matched the cupcake icing on my favorite cookbook of all time...Buttercup Bake Shop in NYC! Alongside are all cookie and cupcake cookbooks....again a slight obsession! The black and white folder is where we keep all Take Out menus.I switched some things around

This little rooster hung in my kitchen in NY. I fell in love with it because of all the colors!
It says "The Rooster crows because he know hope dawns!"

Secret microwave :)

My cake stand collection lives on top of our really old and LOUD refrigerator :)

Our favorite! I love how each piece is unique and they go with everything! Vietri Incanto (Ruffle and Baroque mixed together). This picture was the other way before I loaded it and I can't figure out how to flip it!? HELP?

Some of our serving pieces

Our Christmas China

Just had to add these little plastic melamine dessert plates I found at Tuesday Morning a few week ago. $9.99 for a set of 4 and they had so many letters to choose from! Ours are of course "D" for Dean.

Our everyday glasses, our semi-formal goblets and Sutton Crystal.

Our collection of Cat Studio glasses:
Arkansas - my home state
Texas - Nathan's Home State
New York City - my old home
Fort Worth - our new home
Boston - one of Nathan's favorite places
The Razorback Tervis Tumblers are a MUST (I guess we need some TCU)

I bought this chalkboard decal for the kitchen but decided to put in it our laundry room.
It is so easy to use and won't hurt yout wall! You can move it anytime...we have enjoyed ours!
There is a link on the right to the website where I found it!

Things I might hang on the empty wall
Thanks for stopping by!! If you are ever in Fort worth, let me know and you can come by for some sweet tea! And if you live near by we should totally be friends :)

God Bless!


  1. Your kitchen is so classy!
    I love your mixer...I really Need (WANT) a bright orange one!

  2. LOVE your dishes!!! Thanks for posting!

  3. Your kitchen is so cute. I love all your dishes! Welcome to Texas.

  4. Hello Arkansan! I was reading your blog and realized how much we have in common. I was born and raised in LR, AR and moved here with my husband 2 1/2 years ago too. we just bought our 1st home also, I love your ideas and your bedding is beautiful.What HS did go to?

  5. I saw your kitchen on Kelly's blog and wanted to say welcome to Texas! It was a tough transition for me but now I love it more than I ever thought I could.

    I LOVE your "D" adorable!

  6. I love all the cute stuff you have. I have a lot of serving pieces and stuff that I keep packed away. After looking at all the cute ways you have stuff displayed I'm realizing that I should get more of mine out for people to see. And I love the initial plates...I'm going to Tues. Morn. tomorrow, actually...maybe I'll find some!

  7. Hi Cara! Thanks for stopping by The Weymouth! We have the same cake stand - the clear one with little dots (of glass) around the edges - plan to use this weekend for a baby shower.

    I picked up the bench Easter 2008, but you never know. The Dump has crazy times - as in only opened make sure to check times/dates before you make the treck from Ft Worth. I grew up in Bedford, Texas - which is just 15 mins from Ft. Worth!

    Love your home....our bedroom linens favor one another! so fun! k