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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Even More White In The Kitchen

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Real-life kitchens, at least at my house, are rarely clutter free.  Dishes stack up around and in the sink, the trash can fills up, flowers droop and drop their petals, cracker boxes lie opened on the counter, sticky spots magically appear on the counter tops, and clean dishes sit haphazardly on the drainer.

Yet, clutter free with lots of white is still a goal.  Pinterest and blogs have so many beautiful examples of fresh-looking white kitchens that it is easy to find examples.  One of my all-time favorite white real kitchens belongs to Jennifer @ Town and Country.  Her country kitchen looks beautiful for every time of the year, but especially beautiful when decorated for Christmas.  

There are times when the kitchen is clean and clutter free.  That's when I can see what changes to consider.  Somehow the empty spaces make it easier to envision something different.  

Moving the blue wooden counter stools from the island let me see the space with a clear perspective. French-style stools with padded oval backs, padded linen seats, and white-washed wood legs and frames would look great.  

The antique English pine stool goes so well with the pine ceilings that the question is whether to replace it with a French-style stool.  A reason for replacing the pine stool is to unify the stools around the island.  Also, multiple stool styles could add to a cluttered look. 

Another way to de-clutter the kitchen was to eliminate some of the items on the pine shelf behind the sink.  White scalloped-edge dishes also help create an even more white kitchen. 

Another change to the kitchen shelf is the style of the plant container.  Previously, there was a blue ceramic pot, but the white metal urn is more narrow which gives the space an airer look.

More white.  Simple white hydrangeas on the breakfast table. 

And they can be moved anywhere. 

Whatever changes are made, there are no plans to change the blue wool rug. 

Can you believe that in less than three weeks we will be celebrating Thanksgiving, and 
then it will be time to begin decorating for Christmas? 

Mark your calendars for Christmas inspiration from all over Texas 
when over 20 Texas bloggers share a window into Christmas in Texas

Stacey at Poofing the Pillows
is hosting
December 7-11, 2015

I was thrilled when Stacey invited me to be part of this 
first-ever Christmas blog hop of over 20 Texas bloggers, and 
am honored to be on the first day line-up on 
Monday, December 7, 2015. 

Several of the bloggers have shared their plans with all of us, 
and this is going to be a great Christmas blog hop! 
You don't want to miss any of the posts 
that include decorations, crafts, recipes, and even a fashionista. 

Watch for more details in the weeks to come. 
Please join me at these inspiring sites...