Make sure you enter the $350.00 giveaway at the end of this post!!!!!
My farmhouse kitchen is getting it’s summer face on! I’ve been putting away the spring decorations and clearing off the counters! Summer is a very busy time in the kitchen! Lots of canning and freezing and cooking and entertaining and family dinners! Summer in my kitchen is almost magical!!! Most of my days are spent going from the garden to the kitchen!
Today is FARMHOUSE FRIDAY! And the farmhouse girls are talking about our kitchen! I love being a part of this group! They will be sharing their farmhouse kitchens tomorrow so make sure you stop back and I’ll have links to their farmhouse posts!
The kitchen at StoneGable is a working kitchen! But who says a working kitchen can’t be attractive and functional! And because it’s a MODERN farmhouse kitchen I mix modern elements with farmhouse charm. I always say, “Every home needs a little farmhouse”. It’s true… especially in the kitchen!
The soapstone countertops and sink are a modern take on farmhouse style! The look is pure farmhouse but the soapstone is a fabulous modern convenience!
I get so many questions about my soapstone counters and sink. We searched through tons (literally) of soapstone slabs for the perfect ones to create our counters and sink. I wanted slabs that didn’t look like a zebra. I know the veining in soapstone is coveted, but I wanted a more solid look with just whispers of veining in my kitchen.
Soapstone is inert and non porous so it will not stain and is impervious to hot or cold.
It can scratch and dink, but it takes a whole lot to mark it! I have never had to sand out a scratch yet and I have had these countertops for 4 years.
Black soapstone is really a light grey when left untreated. To give my countertops that rich black shine, I rub them down with mineral oil once a month.
Here at StoneGable we love to eat garden to table… like these asparagus that are in season right now. The asparagus is growing like weeds! They can grow a few inches in one day! Bobby goes out to the asparagus patch every day and brings in a big handful! They usually go right on the grill! Scrumptious!
The newest addition to my kitchen is the MENU chalkboard above my cooktop. I found a chalkboard that fits perfectly into the space.
I’m not sure that chalkboards were used in American farmhouses in the past, but they are trending right now and have that homespun look that we relate to farmhouse style!
I keep my oils for cooking and different salts and pepper for seasoning in this big divided galvanized container. Galvanized metal is another way to bring a little farmhouse style to a kitchen (or any room) .
Did you know that I collect wooden spoons? I take my wooden cooking spoons very seriously and have collected them over the years! I’ve gathered them up in a white pitcher… farmhouse style!!!
The newest addition to my spoon collection is this gorgeous handmade spoon from POLDER’S OLD WORLD MARKET. These spoons are beautifully crafted and are a real piece of usable art! Until May 31st Polder’s is offering 35% off their sets and collections! Check them out!
A pair of large white lanterns decorate the island. These were a steal at the Pottery Barn Outlet for $49.00 each!!! Score! I like to use large scale items on the island instead of lots of small things. Large decor pieces are dramatic and make a statement! These lanterns make my whole kitchen glow in the evening!
More galvanized metal! I got this handy flatware caddy from my son and daughter-in-law for Mother’s Day. Right now it’s filled it with white flatware, napkins and a glass bottle for water.
The caddy is so handy to pick up and take outdoors for dining al fresco!
I keep our coffee in these galvanized metal tins too. Can you tell I have a thing for most anything galvanized? I got the “Daily Grind” sign at the Treasure Place in Intercourse Pa. Yes, you read that right. I live just north of Intercourse and Paradise!!!
Farmhouse style has many interpretations! That’s what makes it so personal and popular! Mine is just one! I like to call it Modern American Farmhouse! What’s your favorite farmhouse style?
Now for the exciting giveaway…
Polder’s Old World Market is giving away a 350.00 GIFT CARD to one lucky reader!!!! Make sure you enter to win!!!! They have such beautiful hand crafted kitchen items!!!
The winner will be announced on May 29th on my FACEBOOK page.
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Make sure you stop by tomorrow and check out the Farmhouse Friday girls and their farmhouse kitchens!!!
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