Friday, January 14, 2011

The Heart Of The Home

Hey Guys! First off I am Debbie Doos first feature! How exciting!! Go visit her to read the post. Today I am going to take you through a tour of my kitchen. This is the view from our main living room. 

Here are some close ups of what is above the cabinets. I bought the plates and arrangement from Kirkland's. The plate holder is from Hobby Lobby and the decorative boxes came from Home Goods.



I bought the wicker rooster from Fry's Marketplace of all places! Vases from TJ Maxx and plaque from Kirkland's.



 The Vase is from Target, Clock is from Burlington's and Fleur de lis is from Kirkland's



The greenery arrangement is from Hobby Lobby, The Wine Rack is from Target, The Roosters are from Michael's and the Plaque is from Kirkland's.



On my island I have my new Pioneer Woman cookbook and rooster Paula Deen stand I got for Christmas. In the metal container I just added some faux fruit and herbs.



This is my coffee station. The coffee mugs, tray and fleur de lis night light are from Kirkland's, The green container and rooster bowl came from Ross. My mom bought all of us this cute Starbuck's canister for Christmas. I believe she got them from Bed Bath & Beyond. I store my coffee in here, I love Dunkin Donuts Cinnamon Spice its the BEST! :) 



I added this red cheetah lamp that I got from Kirkland's. I have the same one in my guest bathroom. I added a rooster tassel that Kristen made. I love her etsy store she is one talented girl! Go check her out.


The canister's and utensil holder came from Target. The paper towel holder, cutting board and doggy treat canister are from Kirkland's. The leopard night light is from Hobby Lobby and my margaritaville margarita machine is from Bed Bath & Beyond love it!! 



The wine print came from Michael's. I found it on clearance for 12 dollars! The knife, fork and spoon are from Hobby Lobby.


I got the valances from Target.


Here's a close up of mr. rooster I got him at Hobby Lobby.


Here is my table, this used to be oak and I stained it a dark mahogany. I used minwax polyshades bombay mahogany. This took about 4 coats, you just paint it on like paint and let it fully dry between coats. I recovered the chairs as well. The fabric came from JoAnn's. 




Here is a close up of the arrangement, I had Kristen make me a custom arrangement. I love it! The candle holders are from Hobby Lobby and the runner is from Ross.


I got this baker's rack from Kirkland's I love all of the scrolls on it.



Everything you see here was purchased from Kirkland's except for the fleur de lis candle holder which is from Michael's.


The two apothecary jars are from Hobby Lobby. I plan to put some faux fruit in the rooster one and then wine corks in the other.  The topiary is from Walmart. The rooster pitcher is from Michael's and the rooster container is from Ross.


The picture frames and fleur de lis orbs are from Kirkland's. The bowl is from Target.



Below are some different angles of the Kitchen and Dining area.


Above do you see that big BEAUTIFUL white patch in the ceiling? UGHHHHH We are renting this house and the day we moved in someone went to the bathroom upstairs and BAM there is magically a leak in our ceiling! The landlord had all new tile put in the house and it turns out the landlord's brother in law put the toilets back on and didn't put wax rings on so we ended up with two leaks, one right here and the other above our pantry. What an annoyance that was. We had two big space heaters on either side blowing hot air into our gaping holes in the ceiling so it wouldn't grow mold. Mind you it was the end of October so it was still pretty hot here in AZ. The guys told me that the heat could get up to 110 degrees yeahhh very hot! Not only is it hard to move, but to deal with all of this was awful especially when you have a 1 year old. Anyhow we are just waiting for someone to get out here to paint the ceiling so we are stuck with this nice eye sore until then.

Here is our pantry it is enormous and I love it! I store all of our serving dishes and extra appliances in here. I got the metal topper from Hobby Lobby.

 Lastly, I got these wine prints from Kirkland's for Christmas.


Well, thats it for today! I hope that you enjoyed your visit of my kitchen. Stay tuned I am going to be opening up my etsy store this weekend so be sure to stop back and check out my new items. 
Have a great weekend!

~Allyson~

38 comments:

Liz said...

Hi Allyson,
You have a lovely home. You are a girl after my own heart as we shop at all the same places. =) We even have several of the same decor items. If you didn't mention where you purchased all your lovelies, I would know exactly where you purchased them. As I was going through you post, I was like...that's from Kirkland's and that from Hobby Lobby etc..I know those stores like the back of my hand. =)

Thanks for sharing, it all looks so beautiful! XOXO ~Liz

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Thank you for the tour! I love how you beautifully decorated above the cabinets. This I know is tough because I'm always fussing with mine. You did a great job! Allyson, your centerpiece from Kristen is amazing. It looks so lovely in your home. I will be contacting her to make me one!
Have a great day,
Carrie

Melissa said...

Beautifully done Allyson! It's so warm and cozy and all the colors that I love!

Many Blessings,
Melissa

Kim said...

I love your kitchen Allyson and all of the sweet vignettes. You've done a great job!
xoxo,
Kim

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your kitchen looks wonderful. Your decor is lovely and looks like a ton of room and storage, that is always the best thing.

Thanks for your gracious comments. We had a super fun day with the girls out and about. We went to several antique shops at Cave Creek and Cactus, then to the Olive Garden in Paradise Valley for lunch, and my favorite fabric store is at 32nd st. and Cactus. Such fun places to play. If you havn't been there you really need to go. Hugs, Marty

Melissa Miller said...

Ally I am just drooling over your precious and pretty kitchen! I especially adore the tops of your cabinets and your gorgeous bakers rack. Wow! Thank you for the great ideas. I'm off to work on mine now. *Smiles*

Happy day! ~Melissa :)

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It looks so warm and inviting! Funny I was at Hobby lobby today....I think of many of you girls when I go there.
I am ready to put my feature up, so just grab my button and add it to your sidebar....also if you can mention in the post that you are being featured by me. Thanks I look forward to it.
Let me know when you are ready....

~Tonja~ said...

Hi Allyson..came here from Deb's blog just wanted to say hi and welcome to blogland....
you have a beautiful home...
Have a Blessed day
Tonja

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I just came from Debbie's blog, too...to welcome you! I love your beautiful kitchen! I want to do something dramatic above my cabinets...right now I have NOTHING up there! So you've given me lots of great ideas! Hugs! ♥

Haverford House said...

Hi Allyson, Everything looks beautiful in your home, love your style - seems like we all like the same stores you do! It's the bargins that we love the most! ~Marcy

CailinMarie said...

oh honey! you are way cute and way organized! My kitchen will never look like that - shame, my husband would think he'd died and gone to heaven. A coffee station! So cute! I just love it!
Welcome to blogging - its great fun isn't it?

Melissa Miller said...

Congrats on your blog feature! Yay! :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging, Debbiedoo sent me over, you and Debbie have the same decorating taste. We don't have a Kirklands store here in Orlando, but I wish we did! Your home is lovely! I am your newest follower, now do not hesitate if you have any questions. There is a contact me button right at the beginning of my blog. Good luck!

Carol

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Just checking someone said you have word verification on and it took them three times...OH no I said, no no, are you opposed to removing that? I promise blogger is preventing spam on our accounts, I get none posted on my blog.

Melanie said...

I love roosters too. I spotted a few things that we have alike:)

I didn't know PD had a cookbook holder!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Welcome to blogging. I have been blogging for about 7 months now and just love it. Sometimes life gets in the way but most of the time it is great! You have a new follower! I'm #31!! I love the colors you have in your home. I am a big fan of warm, bold color as you can see from my blog. Keep up the good work!!

Grannys Attic said...

Your home is beautiful and I love the way you decorate. Welcome to blog land you will have so much fun and get so many great ideas. I just became a follower so stop by and visit some time. Blessings, Vicky

Laura Wilkerson said...

Allyson, you have such a lovely home and I know where i'm heading this Summer....your house in AZ and the margaritaville machine! LOL

Welcome to blog land :)

Kathy said...

This is so much fun meeting new friends...great job on your lovely home you are a natural for sure! Welcome to the Blog land you will love it

NanaDiana said...

What a great post. You have done a lot with a rented house..it looks homey, cozy and wonderful. I found you through DebbieDoos and am signing up as a follower. Welcome to Blogland! xxoo Diana

xinex said...

Welcome to Blogland, Allyson! You have a beautiful kitchen and you decorated it so perfectly...Christine

SavannahGranny said...

Hi Ally, Welcome. I am so glad to have you in blogland. I just started in October. These people are the salt of the earth. You will find so many supportive friends here. Debbie is tops.
I love your kitchen and what you have done. You have done a awesome job in just two short years. Your home looks so warm and welcoming. I am your newest follower. Come visit me I would love to have you as a follower. Look forward to see you often. Ginger

Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

Hello Allyson ,I love the serene feeling you have created in your kitchen ,also loving the coffee station ,looking forward to more ,I am your newest follower ,please pop over to my blog if you have the time!
~Sharon~

Linda said...

Your decor is lovely, Allyson! I am wanting to make a coffee station, too! Hopped over from Debbiedoos...I am a new follower!

Lori said...

Saw you at Debbies. I love red, so guess what ... I love your kitchen and blog. You can never have enough fleur del lis! I'm from Louisiana living in Texas and my daughter things I need to get rid of some... never.

Jo said...

Your home and your blog is sooooo "AWESOME",WOW! Thanks for the tour I enjoyed it and your pictures are fantastic!..O' how I want a bakers rack, I just have to have one since I've seen yours I have been "INSPIRED",...I got,got to have one too.

You have inspired me, and congrats on being the first "DEBBIE DOOS BLOGGING AND BLABBING"!!

Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Vicki said...

WOW!! You sure have been busy! Your kitchen is so cozy, warm, and inviting! I love all the details. I especially like the touch of the photos on the shelves. Great way to show off your personality!

Molly said...

Heard about you at debbies and thought I'd drop in. First let me say that you have found some super cute things and I am jealous you have all those great stores close by. What really struck me is how great your table looks. You really modernized it and it looks very well done! Thanks for the tour, I'll drop by again soon!

Tys said...

Hi there! Visiting you from Debbie's! Love the coziness of your kitchen. I'm jealous you were able to achieve coziness in Arizona... in moving from Chicago to Texas I sometimes feel it's too hot for "cozy"... but I miss it!

Just had to tell you I think I'm most jealous of your margarita machine ;) Cheers!

Traci said...

Coming your way from Debbie's....love the colors in your kitchen. I too, have lots of color in my house - I never know how to accessorize the top of my cabinets but you have done a wonderful job! I am a new follower!!

Brandy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I LOVE the coffee station, I definitely need to come up with something like that, great idea! My coffee maker looks a little lonely now that I've seen yours.... Stop back by if you get the chance and check out my dining room. I think we have the same table, too funny. If not the same very close. I love that you noted where things came from. I shop at all the same places!! Too many times I see things on blogs but they don't say where they came from.

Vicki said...

Hi, Allyson. Thanks for stopping by today! I see we both like roosters?! You have some great ones. Love the coffee station too. I should set up a permanent one and make life easier. I looked at a few of your older posts and REALLY like how your initial frame ended up. It will be fun to see what you put in your Etsy shop. So nice to meet you!

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Hi and congrats on your lovely blog. I have the same gold and red runner right now on our kitchen table. Looking forward to see your next post. I love your island and color scheme. Take care another SAHM!

Blondie's Journal said...

Allyson~~~ You have a fabulous blog. I loved the tour of your kitchen, it's so warm and cozy! We shop at a lot of the same places! I love all of your pretty accessories. I had to laugh that you keep Dunkin Donuts coffee in your Starbucks canister!! {I prefer Dunkin Donuts, too!}

I hope you like blogging...you will meet so many wonderful people! Happy Weekend!

XO,
Janie

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

I popped over from Debbie's to say hello! I have had the best time checking out your blog! I see that you are a big fan of Kristen! Me too! Kristen is the reason I started my blog. I found her on the HGTV website...started following her and the rest is history! I am hoping we are going to meet next week for the first time. We have tentative plans to have dinner...I am so excited! I love all of the beautiful things she has created for you...she is so talented! You have done such a wonderful job decorating your home...I love it! I can't wait to see what you are up to next!

I am so happy that I stopped by tonight! I hope you have a wonderful evening!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Hi Allyson! Thanks for coming by! I came by the other day, of your feature, and thought I left a comment. Might have gotten hung up on word verification, not sure. Sometimes if that pops up after I post I don't know cause I've already sent message and moved on. Regardless, I'll check and make sure this time.
Back to the point, you have a beautiful kitchen. I can tell you are a fan of Kirklands. My BFF is in love with that store and we always go there together. I love your Rooster collection they are wonderful. However, what I really enjoyed are you last two posts. The Christmas ball especially is adorable! I am your newest follower too now! Welcome to blogland!

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Man girl you are cranking over here!!~ I love it, so happy for you. Enjoy your Sunday!

All That Glitters said...

You have a really pretty kitchen!! I want to go shopping now! lol!!