January 10, 2014

Winter in our Kitchen

Hello there!  I feel like it is taking me forever to get back in the groove of things after the holidays.  I am finally getting things back in order around the house.  I really do love this time of year.  There are less activities pulling us away from home and everything moves at a slower pace.

Billy finally installed this caged light pendant that I found at Target on clearance last summer.  It originally had a plug on the end of it, but he managed to hard wire it to the recessed fixture above our sink.  I am thrilled with the charm this light added for the $5 I spent on it.

Shaw's Farm Sink with Target Theshold caged pendant |

Shaw's Farm Sink with Target Theshold caged pendant |

Target Threshold Caged pendant |

I enjoyed unpacking these Pottery Barn lanterns, a Christmas gift from my sister-in-law.  It was so hard to decide where to hang these.  They ended up flanking the mirror in our dining area and I love how they finish off this space.  The finish on these is black and the finish on our light fixture is a bronze do they don't look great together.  I haven't decided if I want the hurricane chandelier to stay here, but if I do I will be spray painting it to match the lanterns.  I am on the hunt for a new light for here, but it is No Spend January here, so that will have to wait.

Pottery Barn artisinal lantern candle holders and preserved boxwood wreath |

Pottery Barn artisinal lantern candle holders and preserved boxwood wreath |

I picked up the cutlery Kitchen Paper runner at when it went on clearance right before Christmas.

KitchenPapers runner cutlery pattern in dining room |

KitchenPapers runner cutlery pattern in dining room |

I added a chalkboard printable from  in a frame on our new kitchen mantel.

diy range hood mantel with stainless pot filler and white subway tile backsplash |

diy mantel shelf with preserved boxwood topiaries |

Target Threshold caged pendant with dried magnolia leaf wreath over sink in kitchen |

It's alway fun to decorate this DIY kitchen stand.

diy 3 tiered kitchen tray with pewter measuring spoons |

I love the art of Susan Branch and the whimsy her calendar adds to our kitchen.

Susan Branch calendar |

Finally, the snow is falling outside and I think it is time to make some comfort food.  I hope you are keeping warm and enjoying this quieter time of year.


  1. Happy New Year, Courtney! Your kitchen looks so warm and inviting. I love love LOVE the window over the sink!
    Ann R.

    1. Happy New Year, Ann! Thanks for your kind words about our kitchen :)

  2. I love that little lantern, so pretty!! What a warm inviting space Courtney!

  3. Your kitchen looks so pretty! I have been having a hard time getting back into the groove of blogging this week. One goal for 2014 was to post 4 times a far I am at 2 for this week! Oh well. We got some snow this morning here but I heard it supposed to warm up over the weekend.

  4. Everything looks so cozy! I have a love affair with Susan Branch too.

  5. I love to read any thing on your blog but my favrot thing that you write about is Gumpy and Keeper

  6. Where did you get the chalkboard wine bottle over your sink?