August 4, 2018

Our Split-Level Summer Kitchen

The small-ish kitchen in our split level home was very ordinary when we moved in, but I am so glad I made the decision to add the triple windows over the farmhouse sink when we DIY-ed this kitchen 10 years ago. I have had so much fun styling these windows through the seasons and years! I think the summertime is my favorite time at the sink.
I picked up a dish rack at HomeGoods earlier this summer and there is just a simplicity about washing dishes by hand that reminds me of childhood. Of Grandma hanging the sheets on the line to dry. I think returning at least a little bit to your childhood is what makes summer such a special time of year.
Our kitchen island is currently undergoing a makeover that I will share the reveal of soon. In the meantime, she served us well in her prior state for many years. It was just time for a change. 
And because I took so long to get this post written, I also have pictures of changes I made more recently to the sink windows. I added some yellow and white gingham "curtains" made from a Sur La Table dish towel for a cheery look. The 3 small wreaths and the grow sign are all Target Dollar Spot finds.


I don't bake too much in the summer, but have been enjoying some recipes from the Magnolia Table cookbook. Below is the lemon pie - the perfect dessert for a summer BBQ.
I am looking forward to sharing the changes to our kitchen island soon. I hope you are enjoying the rest of your summer.

10 comments:

  1. Love your kitchen and love those fabulous windows too

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  2. Love the kitchen and yes washing dishes by hand is definitely a look back! But then you are talking to someone who still hangs sheets on the clothes line! Looking forward to more pictures of that lovely kitchen!
    Chris W. Texas

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  3. Beautiful...so glad you’re back!

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  4. Beautiful...so glad you’re back!

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  5. Always love seeing your pretty kitchen. The amount of light you get in this room is amazing. So pretty. I always wanted triple windows over the kitchen sink area like you have. It is so open and pretty. Love that farmhouse sink. Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  6. So pretty Courtney. Yes, hand washing the dishes and cute gingham cafe curtains definitely take me back in time. Darling.

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  7. Love your kitchen! I miss having a window over my sink and would LOOOOVE to have a farmhouse sink!

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  8. I Love that dish rack. I was almost about to ask where you found one so pretty! In the summer, I hang bed sheets on the line and pool towels. I absolutely love the smell of line dried sheets. Can't buy that smell in a bottle. (Thankfully, i live where the air smells good!) Have a great August.

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  9. Beautiful! AND delicious!!!!! : - )

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