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Monday, October 8, 2012

My Kitchen

My kitchen, like I'm sure with most of yours, is the heart of our home. I live in my kitchen, I'm Italian, need I say more? Both my parents were born in Italy and came to America when they were 19 and 20 years old old. Family is important and feeding the family is even more important. I cook every day and bake 3 times a week, so when we renovated this kitchen about 8 years ago I made sure that I had all the space and all the decor features that I had dreamed about for years. When we bought this house 10 years ago it had a galley style kitchen. You can only imagine me in there. Not pretty. I am however very fortunate to be married to a building contractor who has hands of gold. My husband (who believe me drives me crazy most of the time)has managed to turn all my design dreams into a reality. God love him for that and for that I am most grateful. So onward with my kitchen. I went through a few more Halloween bins this weekend and did a little decorating in there.

This is a shot of the cooking area with a mantle over the stove top. I kept this pretty simple with some fall garland filled with gourds and pumpkins and just a simple platter in the center and some greenery balls perched on top of 2 urns. I like this color scheme especially in this room.

Here is a close up of the mantle.

Here is the corner cabinet with some of my precious Halloween characters. I purchased most of this stuff at Christmas Tree Shops. I haven't heard this store mentioned by too many bloggers. In fact I hardly ever here about it. We have 2 in our area. It is a store my husband affectionately refers to as "Patty's 2nd home". He think he's so funny. NOT! (it is true though).

Here is the close up with the door closed. Pretty at night all lit up.

Here it is open.

Here is each shelf even closer for you to see my little friends.

I used spider webbing in a large clump to imitate smoke. I think it looks real, don't you?

Just a simple ceramic pumpkin and some fall flowers.

This little mummy is too cute to scare off anybody. There he stands with a black crow.

Well that's all for today. Thanks for stopping in. Next time you visit my kitchen I will be sure to have something for you to eat!

Love, Patty



  1. Love your decor - very cute and pretty... found you at Debbiedos am now a follower....

  2. saw your link over at Debbiedoos...I love those figurines...and your kitchen is lovely!

  3. Such pretty Fall and Halloween decor. Love the figurines and beautiful kitchen. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse