Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Back in Florida/A Buttery Kitchen



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Well, campers....
I'm back down in Florida, and haven't done a damn thing yet.
I flew down on Saturday, came in and 
my car battery was dead,
 my air conditioning was dead,
 and I was so tired that I felt almost dead.....
Then on Sunday, I came down with the dreaded stomach virus that's going around in Boston.
My sister and her husband had been ill,
 but she insists that what I had wasn't what she had.
HAH!!!!!
I thought I was gonna kick the bucket.
The toilet became my besttest friend.
I almost ran out of toilet paper.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!! to me.....
Well, my fever is coming down, and the food is staying down, and you probably feel this is too much information.

SOOOOOO.......
back to the decorating!!!!!
Let's look at some more of my buddy Kris's home.
We have been looking at her kitchen, here's a reminder shot.....
I had claimed that she hadn't given me any before shots.....
But that's because I'm old and forgetful.....
So she (very sweetly.....sort of....) reminded me that she HAD given them to me, so I found them and here they is.....

She wanted to make sure that everyone noticed that her kids are dressed up for a Christmas pageant.....
An angel and a shepherd.....
She feels that this is VERRA appropriate this time of year.
But then you guys know how I feel about THAT!!!!!
ANYWAY.....
The kitchen was tiny.
She wanted one in which the family could eat and hang out,
 and she and her hubby could bask in the sun,
 read the paper and sip their beverages, whether they be tea, coffee, beer or wine.
So the back of the house was bumped out, like I told you, and the back stair case removed for the extra room, and low and behold, we had an eating area with a banquette.....
I know, I know, I've already told you guys this stuff, but I just wanted to recap, since I now had the before shots for comparison. 
There is a peninsula that separates the cooking area from the eating area. 
I felt the back of it was the perfect place for a bookshelf.
For Kris's cook books,
'cuz she actually cooks!!!!!
She's really good at it too!!!!!
(it may have been Kris's idea to put the bookshelf here, but I like to take credit for EVERYTHING!!!!!)
Here's a shot looking from the eating area into the cooking space.
We chose cherry countertops for the main surface, and carrara marble for around the sink and peninsula.
Kris chose cherry wood for the floor to match the counters.
THEN..... 
I had to choose a paint color for the cabinets.
Of course I did a spectacular job.....
buttery yellow and yummy.....
Anyway, that's the color if you lighten the picture with Picassa photo editing.
The color is really a little deeper than that.
Down past the stove is her desk area.
 It's where she writes the checks to me to pay me back for all the stuff I buy for her......

I am going to make this a short post, as I am still a delicate flower from my tummy travails.....
I'm sorry that there wasn't more humor in this post, but I'm not feeling all that funny.
I'm still waiting for the drugs to kick in.....
Does Tylenol make you high?????

Since I'm back in Flerida, my sign off is once again.....
Later, Gator
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10 comments:

20 North Ora said...

Betsy - Hope you are feeling better very soon!!

Judy

Sue@House Pretty said...

Love the color in the kitchen. My kitchen is about to be painted, hopefully before Christmas, by yours truly! Yeah, I know I'm nuts, taking on this challenge this close to Christmas, but that's just what I do, lol!
As far as your sickness, I have had that TWICE within the last month. Not good!

Mary Anne Komar said...

ginger ale!!!

Connie said...

I am really convenienced that a person could die from stomach virus if lasted an hour longer. When I was teaching that nasty bug could go completely across a classroom and lay us all low. Get plenty of rest.

The kitchen is beautiful. Love the wallpaper with matching fabric window treatment and I'm always on board for "buttery yellow".

laney said...

...kitchen is wonderful...florida is wonderful... stomach bugs are not wonderful...so hope you are wonderful sooner than soon...blessings laney

laney said...

...ps...i second the ginger ale...

Connie@Connie Nikiforoff Designs said...

Oh no...another blogger writing about that awful flu! :-( Please get better soon. I think this post had plenty of humor...but I can always take more of your great giggles!

Cindy said...

Whoa! That doesn't even look like the same kitchen! Good Job! I hate the stomach flu!, thank the lord that you are on the other side of it!

Cindy

Vicki Novak said...

Wow! Remarkable difference! After a job like that I bet you feel like "Wonder Woman"! LOL

laney said...

...well my friend...i am not wishing you merry christmas...or happy holidays...or season's greetings...you spoke...i listened...but...i am wishing you joy...every day...every month...every year...because that is what you give to us... so...i am wrapping it up and sending it back to you...and of course...i will always always send you blessings...because that is what friends do...laney

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