By Katherine and Greg
This one is for Holly, who keeps asking to see our kitchen. When Katherine’s parents saw the color scheme we’d chosen, they promptly gave us John Deere dish towels. A friend made our curtains. We love Ball jars and have a chronic Tupperware shortage. What do we love about our kitchen? All the counter space. What do we hate? The counters and not having a gas range.
This is our favorite place for date night. Greg took the photos lining the wall on our honeymoon in Venice in 2003.
We picked up this sideboard at a charity consignment shop. Greg removed the middle shelf and swapped out the hardware, which is pretty evident from the rings behind the pulls. Distress is good. The wooden tray on top is the till from Katherine’s grandparent’s old store in Springfield, Tennessee. Look close, the outhouse salt and pepper shakers are a gift for her parents. No one spoil the surprise.
Another vintage find, Greg used his winning smile and a cash-money offer to talk the sales guy into letting these stools go for a Franklin. The KitchenAid is a Christmas gift from his parents.
Ever see those advice columns on what “luxury” items aren’t worth the money? Name-brand pans are usually on the list. Ignore them. We scrimped and saved to buy a pan a month off our registry after we got married.
The spice rack was a wedding present to Katherine’s parents. They gave it to her when she moved away. (We actually have a spice cabinet, but like this out too.) Katherine gave me the chopping block one Christmas.
What were we making this particular Sunday? Cherry and peach bruschetta and dog treats. (The recipe’s coming.)