I can almost check the pantry off my list of spaces to organize in the new home, so far I am loving it! Here are a few pics to share with all of you…
These pull out baskets were a last minute addition & I couldn’t be happier with them. It is the perfect spot to stash items like potatoes, onions, snacks for the little ones.
I designed the room with cabinets along the bottom for storage of items such as my Cuisinart, the Hubs juicer (that is never used), blender, and other miscellaneous items. A solid alder wood top caps it off with the shelving above. We entertain a lot and this gives me the perfect spot to prep food or even hold plated dishes before serving them without having the clutter in the kitchen.
I have a slight addiction to cook books. Can you really have enough? I love reading them, looking at the images, and rummaging through them to come up with the perfect menu to serve guest. Scary thing, this isn’t even all of them, I still have 2 boxes to unpack, I told ya’ I had an addiction!!
And yes, that is my microwave in the pantry. I really do not like having to design a kitchen around this eyesore of an appliance. In our last home we had it located in the island since it was mostly out of sight but it was not out of reach to the little ones! Since I didn’t want to deal with the ‘Get your iPod out of the microwave!!!’ spats we I decided on this location. We hardly use this appliance so I knew that I would be OK with it a few steps from the kitchen.
We are awaiting this light from Visual Comfort to come in, this is the little beauty that I have selected for the pantry…
More boxes are calling my name so I must get started. I hope you enjoy your weekend and that summer sun!! Mel xo
This is an item that I have long adorned. From growing up with a Canadian father in the Midwest I was always told about the Bay Blanket, something that was a household treasure long ago when my father grew up in a small town in the Canadian Rockies.
When I started working on M’s room, my almost 3 year old client, I had an idea of where I was headed, but honestly the room has just unfolded over time to become what I think is going to be a rather awesome space. With the wall mural I am working on (more on that later), the woods on the other side of the window, and the twig covered drum shade I knew that the classic Canadian icon known as the Hudson Bay blanket would be perfect.
via ebay | via Just the Splendid | via Pinterest
I am off today to pick one up for his room, I am so excited for him to have a piece of Canada in his room, an item he can hold onto forever. Will he take it to college with him? Will he use it to warm the feet of his future little ones? There are so many possibilities with this little man and I look forward to sharing in those experiences with him. Love you M, mommy xo
via Denver Post
To help the town & victims of Joplin, Missouri please visit the Convoy of Hope website located HERE.
I am spent. Yesterday I pulled a 13 hour day at the new house working on some wall details in our gym and M’s room. My entire body hurts, but I know it will be worth it, at least I hope so!!
So since I would love nothing more than to craw into a big comfy bed I thought I would post a few of my faves…
via Costal Living | via Crush Cul de Sac
via Lonney | via Pinterest
They are all so luxurious and comfy looking…in the place of a big ol’ bed I shall settle on a cup pot of coffee. Enjoy your Monday! Mel xo
As well, please keep the people of Joplin Missouri in your thought & prayers. Last night a tornado swept through the city and they are estimating that a lot of it has been destroyed. This one hits close to home for me since I grew up only a hour from there.
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