Friday, October 8, 2010

Show Us Where You Live - Kitchen

Welcome to
Show Us Where You Live Friday!

Kitchen Edition

Kelly, over at Kelly's Korner, is hosting a home blog tour, every Friday. Today, is the kitchen edition.

We moved into our home almost 3 years ago. We love it! One of our favorite areas in our home, is the kitchen. It is definitely not because I like to cook! Ha! The previous owners, remodeled the kitchen and added tons of upgrades and very unique touches. We actually do spend about 99% of our time in the kitchen. I guess because it is open to the living room and because our house is a two story and the kids seem to always want to be downstairs with us. All that being said, Welcome to the McWhorter kitchen! Come on in!

View from our living room.

View from the other side of the kitchen.

View when you walk in from the garage.

Love my vent hood!

Our back splash is all mirrored (that is a reflection you are seeing behind the stove top). Strange? Yes, it was to me at first, too. But, it has grown on me and now I kind of like it.

View out of my kitchen window. Yes, our house is that close to our neighbors. Very hard for us, coming from living on an acre of land in the country for 3 years.

I bought these while on a girls shopping trip to Canton. No, I have not filled them yet. Probably should do that. Actually, I didn't notice until I took the picture. HA!

This jar is ALWAYS filled with animal cookies. This is also where Conn "unloads" his pockets every day (phone, keys, wallet, etc.). He always grabs a handful of cookies before he walks off. They have also gotten us through many long nights of bouncing babies through the years. :)

Our "breakfast nook". I love the chandelier hanging above it. I also love the windows that look out onto our screened-in back porch/toy room. We have beautiful flowers that bloom in our backyard and you can see them through those windows.

This is a funny little built in shelf that I had no idea what to do with it. We decided to place plates and tea cups up on it. Well...there used to be a lot more. But, some girls and a little boy, have made some disappear. Hmmmmm.... :)

I love these from Anthropologie!

Gotta love Hobby Lobby 1/2 price! This is where we hang the kids backpacks and jackets.
I love our island! It was custom built and has so many neat features. This is where the girls sit and eat all of their meals.

Built into the island, is a wine rack and a wine cooler.
Conn and I do not drink wine. But, we still manage to put it to good use. :)

Our laundry room and our powder bath are both in our kitchen. I don't like it at all, but I have honestly looked all around our house and really have no idea where else they could go.

When we registered for dishes, 10 years ago, we chose to not register for China. Gasp! I know! But, we have not regretted it one single time. Conn was a youth pastor when we first got married (and for the next 5 years after that), so we were pretty sure that our "guest" would never really need to eat on China.

Aren't we classy???
We had a sign painted that has the fruits of the spirit painted on it. It also hung in the kitchen of our old house, so it brings back many memories.

Last, but not least. This is really funny and always a great conversation starter when people first come to our house. Yes, this is a doggy door. If you know our family at all, you know this is so funny because we are not animal people. Sorry. We just aren't. Hey, but the kids have a ball with it. Anytime Conn or I open the garage door from being gone, they run and stick their heads out to say hello to us. Funny!!! :)

Thanks for stopping by!
I would love to tour your kitchen!


Ben and Emily said...

Love love love your kitchen!

The island and stove hood are awesome! The mirror backsplash is different, but I guess it helps make the space feel more "open"!?

Love your style, as always!

Abramyan Avenue said...

oh my goodness! i love your kitchen! the chandelier is just perfect! and i love your breakfast area. it's so pretty!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

SO pretty Ashely!!

We really should come over for a playdate and mess it up sometime.

Ashley Fisher :) said...

Your kitchen and your house are both sooooo gorgeous! Can you come and decorate for me?!?! :)

Kelly's Avenue said...

OMG I LOVE your kitchen!!!!!!

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Sarah, Mi Designer said...

From Sydney Australia I say HI.

Love your kitchen, its so homely and just how I imagine an american family kitchen should be.

A kitchen filled with love and kids!

Thank you for sharing.


Brittany said...

I LOVE your kitchen! It is so warm and inviting - makes me want to hang out at your island with a cup of coffee or bake all day! And those canisters are really cute too - (I'm a Texas girl as well - gotta love Canton!)