Spring and StoneGable are best friends. My home loves spring and wears it well! It’s happy when it is dressed up in tulips and pretty twiggy, spring blooms. It loves to show off nests and lots of white dishes. I’m working on the kitchen and giving it a little warmer weather spit and polish! Here at StoneGable it’s all about the details. The little things that are added each season to my already-there decor. Because my farmhouse kitchen is the workhorse of my home I don’t decorate it heavily. But those little details… they make the biggest difference!
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I’m paying extra attention to StoneGable this week, giving it a good spring cleaning and taking pictures as I go. I’m so excited to share StoneGable gussied up for spring!
Today I am sharing some fun spring details that you could incorporate into your own kitchen!
Do you have a coffee station? We do! It’s not one that has open shelves or lots of fancy coffee elements but it works for us! If you are a coffee or tea drinker think about creating a small, designated space for your morning drink of choice!
I get so many emails about the “DAILY GRIND” sign. I found this at a local shop called THE TREASURE PLACE. They have the most interesting decor and home “stuff”!
We love our Keurig because Bobby drinks caffeinated coffee and I can’t. You can’t imagine how hard it is to be a decaf drinker. I was the girl who drank 3 strong pots of caffeinated coffee by noon.
The big galvanized canister holds caffeinated pods and the little one holds mine.
Find a fun sign or a blackboard that labels this area in your kitchen!
I extended the coffee station idea and used a utility rod from Ikea as wells as hooks, a cute little white pot and a fun plump plant to create a great place to hang mugs. The initial mugs are from Anthropologie. Going UP saved counter space.
Of course, I used some of that extra counter space to display this cool wire cake pedestal from World Market. No cake until later this week. Right now the cake pedestal sports some pretty white dishes.
Another rod with hooks and a white planter is located across the kitchen by my cooktop. Again, going up saved lots of counter space here too. I hang silver measuring cups on the hooks as well as other assorted measuring spoons and my Polder ladle.
I have such a thing for wooden spoons! Never spanked a kid with them… I just like cooking with them. I sorta have a collection!
And I really like the pop of green that a fun little plant brings to my white kitchen!
My cooktop and hood area gets so much use! Earl the StoneGable pig oversees all my cooking… even bacon! YIKES! There’s a tiny ledge under him and I’m going to plant a few herbs in these fun, chipped pots. I always say, when I cook bacon I feel like I should throw a towel up over him to cover his eyes!
They’ve sat out on my potting bench through a couple harsh winters! So they have a great authentically created chippy look. I’m hoping to find some herbs ready to plant in my area. It might be a little bit too early. Hopefully, I can find some and then I’ll share them in the next couple weeks.
It’s little details like these that make a nice kitchen into an over-the-top spring kitchen! Psssssst…. did you notice that adorable green clock in the picture above?
What would a farmhouse kitchen be without a bread box? I remember my Nani had a bread box… and she kept bread in it wrapped up in plastic bags with a rubber band around each one! Nani would wash the plastic bread bags and reused them. She was a product of the Great Depression! She was a fabulous grandmother! I really miss her.
I think a bread box is a quintessential farmhouse kitchen detail!
I keep sugar, flour, granola and something seasonal in these great glass canisters on the counter. Instead of scoops or measuring cups I use 1 cup teacups to spoon out their contents.
One of the canisters holds colored eggs and a nest.
Do you like cookbooks? I say I read them like some women read romance novels! I get so inspired by them. Next to the kitchen island is a little cart that holds some of my oldie-but-goodie cookbooks. I even have a cookbook that belonged to my mother when she was a bride.
I keep onions and shallots on the bottom shelf of the kitchen cart in a white bowl. Looks like I need to add onions to my grocery list.
Details! It’s all about the details! I hope you have found some spring or kitchen inspiration! Now check out what my blogging friends are posting about today!
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