8.19.2009

kitchen love....

I'm not normal. I realize that.

For someone that does not do a whole lot of cooking.....i truly love my kitchen.

I've been doing better though.....just so you know.

Yesterday I had some company.....a blog friend and her family traveling thru town....

they stopped by and i had to put together a mish mash of goodies....

but i just wanted to show you some of my favorite things......

I love vintage grain sacks {duh}...but what i love even more are vintage sugar and salt sacks.

I am the one at the flea market that will grab them out of your hands....

yup....

I'm so sorry if that was you 2 weeks ago.......

i've been having nightmares ever since......


That's my mothers cook book above.....she gave it to me when i got married. I think i've opened it twice....

first to check on how long to boil spaghetti....

did you know that you have to rinse the spaghetti in cold water after boiling it?

why??

I understand it's to stop it from continuing to cook....but it seems so silly to me.

I've also make a great banana bread from the book.

hint: squishy banana's make better bread.....firm ones DO NOT.

I do love the book though.....and it sits in a special place...

right along with my cherished measuring spoons from Anthro.....



and I think i've already mentioned my love for pitchers.....small pitchers....

i think i have up to around 20 of them now.....

maybe i have ocd. As a matter of fact....i probably do have ocd.....which stands for..

obsessive collecting disorder.





I think you all have at least one vintage scale in your kitchen....

I only have one.



This above is what i put together for my little get together yesterday. Fresh Brie from the farmers market...along with some confit jelly......i also made a heirloom tomato salad.....with basil from my herb garden....{yes...i do have an herb garden.......it's the only thing i water outside.....as you should see my potted plants..}

and a fruit salad.

I'm sure i am not the only one with kitchen love......

but it helps me feel better when i have someone to talk to about these things.....

kinda like therapy.......we can pretend that you are my shrink and i need to vent.....
except not my dirty laundry.....that i will keep for my other shrink....
the hubby...{i think he get's a little tired of me venting..}

xo

Oh!! I almost forgot......since we are on the topic of kitchen love.....my dear friend Tara...finally opened her vintage kitchen shop......called Tara's vintage kitchen.......i am so proud of her!

Check it out HERE.
double Oh!! I also did not forget about the T.J's story.....it's coming...on Friday....along with the necklace winner.

xoxo





45 comments:

Simone said...

Just lovely....and thanks for making me smile....as always :)

How's Jude Fox by the way, still smiling I hope, not put off by the photo-taking incident?!

Happy Wednesday :)

paige said...

look at all the yumminess!
i'm coming one day & now you've set the precedent. i'll try to remember to bring you a grain sack thingy as a hostess gift too
mwah

KarenSue said...

If you are crazy then we all are crazy! And that's ok. It's what makes the heart beat fast. If you love it buy it. You say you don't cook-well you put out a pretty mean spread for your quests! I'm loving the grain sacks. I just made a bag with old jute chair webbing for the handle and then put an old broach on it. It looks great. Love the post!

Leah C said...

I love my kitchen, too...and white ironstone pitchers! Your kitchen looks so lovely & inviting:) I think kitchens are the heart of a home. I love your defintion of ocd; may I borrow it?

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

Oh sweet Kasey.
You rinse the spaghetti because of all the starch that comes out when it's boiling.
Another hint...if you put olive or vegetable oil in the pot the water will not boil over.
Also, only use bananas that are turning black (speckled) in your banana bread. That's what we do when you're left with the last 2 bananas and they don't look so good. BUT, your bananas will last longer if you pull them all apart from the stem when you bring them home.
Yes, my brain is full of this garbage. It's sick.

traci said...

if i had a cute kitchen like yours, i would have kitchen love too, but mine is not cute.

marty39 said...

OH, I love all of your collections. They are so fun, and the sacks are all so hard to find, no wonder you really search for them and grab them when you find them. I really like my little kitchen too. Hugs, Marty

littlebyrd said...

I think you cook more than you are letting on ;)
I love Obsessive Collecting Disorder - haha!

Backyard Candle Co. said...

Rachel Ray says never rinse the spaghetti! Who knows, who cares, I will eat it either way!!:) It's my favorite thing!!!!!

Jen Kershner said...

I just started collecting the vintage grain sacks. Of course, I'm much more polite about it. Maybe that's why I only have 2.

That meal is my idea of the perfect meal. Now I'm totally craving brie!

Vana said...

i love the confi jam and i need me some more. Your pictures are great!

Susan said...

I have some serious kitchen envy here.
Thanks for sharing!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Your kitchen looks lovely. I knew it would.

I don't like to cook either. I didn't know you were supposed to rinse spaghetti. Wouldn't cold water make it cold?

Anyway yummy spread for your blogging friend. I'm sure she enjoyed herself.

Allegra said...

Your kitchen is pretty.
Mine is just YELLOW
:)
Although, it is growing on me. Just not the cleaning it part...or the cooking part.
Maybe we should get kitchen tattoos ;)

Tara said...

Kasey, you are too funny...I was at Michaels yesterday and they have HUGE white pitchers and I thought of you! Great photos, hope you had fun with your friend!
Thanks for the mention...I am giddy like a school girl! :)
I have ocd...it must be contagious!

Rue said...

Hi Kasey :)

Although I share your kitchen love, I do like to cook, but I think you secretly do too ;)

Already bought something from Tara. You two have great taste.

xoxo,
rue

PS I mentioned you on my last post

blue moss said...

don't cook at all...if i can help it, but i do love pretty kitchen things :)

Rachel said...

Can I come visit sometime? All the food looks so yummy and the kitchen, beautiful...oh, thank you for telling me about your friends new shop on etsy...I just bought a vintage straw holder...can wait to get it!! have a great day!
xoxo

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Your kitchen looks so beautiful...oh by the way...if you need a crepes eatin' buddy...just let me know.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hi lady!! Your kitchen was lovely...and so was the spread...loved the tomato salad. My kids want to come back and play again!! Thanks for all of the wonderful goodies. You're the best!

Anne @ The City Sage said...

20 pitchers! That is obsessive collecting disorder for sure! don't worry, there's a cure...and it involves MORE PITCHERS :)

mandiegirl said...

Oh my goodness. I LOVE buying things for my sweet little kitchen, but would rather my husband 'test' them out for me. :)

Kristin said...

Prettiness, yumminess and well, I am certain fun to be had in your company. Love all of your kitchen lovelies!

Happy day Kasey!

Oh and below...The picture of your daughter is gorgeous!!!!!!!

LuLu said...

I want to sign up for your kind of disorder! :) kitchen love is very contagious!!! thanks for sharing and spreading the love!
xoxo,
LuLu
on pins and needles for FRIDAY!! :)

paperhill said...

i really love our kitchen too, we renovated it a few years ago. i have an old kitchen scale, it's red :) your little goodies look perfect!

Tiffany said...

Pretty kitchen. I love mine too although I have a million ideas at all times of what else I want to do with it. Your scale is adorable. I have one but would love another! Also, I am loving your friend's vintage kitchen shop, great stuff. Thanks for the link! : )

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

i feel the same way about my kitchen!

PS~Erin said...

I have a vintage scale, although it's hidden in my cabinet. I need to pull it out and give it the proper attention it deserves.

Your friend's shop is so great! I love the retro pitcher. I passed up one at a recent estate sale and I've been lamenting abt it in my head ever since.

Preppy Mama said...

I love white pitchers too. I started collecting them years ago.

Tracey said...

You don't need to cook...you're amazing at everything else, if you were whipping up fabulous meals all the time, on top of everything else you do, I really don't think I could stand to be your friend...after all, us average folk can only stand so much of an inferiority complex:)

T

paula said...

I am a horrible cook, but I sure do love a pretty kitchen.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Now when I come over for a visit I would like steak and potato and a green salad please. Hold the mailman...I will be bringing my own!

PamperingBeki said...

I would like my kitchen a lot more if those dreaded dishes would wash themselves.

I don't have a vintage scale, but I'm dying for one. My kitchen is pretty tiny (galley style) but I have a great dining room that it would work in.

caren said...

I love my kitchen too - I don't really cook either! LOL You're kitchen looks so inviting!

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Wande said...

I'm officially addicted to your blog! Love it. I just want to sit down and have a meal in your pretty white kitchen. :)

Brenna LaPray said...

It's funny to read some of your comments. People think you secretly cook!! I will say that you make the best Costco meals ever. I'm gald there's someone out there like me.

Carmen said...

You're so funny...obsessive collecting disorder. I'm glad that's a real thing though, so now I know I can't help it...I have OCD. ;)

Andrea Villarreal said...

Love Tara's shop. You guys find really great stuff. You have a lovely kitchen. And I would eat that meal you made for friends everyday!

Jamie said...

love it all, and I am loving the food;-)

Lissa said...

oh no! I don't have a vintage scale in my kitchen. I'm incomplete...

paperbird said...

I love the hanging grain sacks and Lola is such a beauty. Gorgeous photos.

Jacqueline said...

I just love the fact that a blogging friend stopped by.....that's really nice. I love your white jug (pitcher) with the white flowers..I have a similar one...mines quite old with quite a lot of crazing going on, but I love it.
I usually cook my spaghetti 'al dente' (firm to the bite) and then rinse it in boling water. That's to rinse off the starch to stop it sticking. XXXX

Brandie said...

Lovely Kasey! I love to cook so a fantastic, pretty, functional kitchen is a must for me. Emphasis on pretty. I have OCD too. You should start a group. Not sure I want to stop though;)

jen from wr said...

Quit saying you don't cook, I don't believe you. Love everything about this kitchen, especially the curtains/clothespins...