I am so happy to welcome you to my sweet little cottage on a very shady lane on the side of the mountain overlooking the Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island.
I a wake every morning and throw open the windows so that I can see the beautiful view that the dear Lord lead me to. I am so grateful that this is the end of a long and trying time for me. I now look at life through open windows and see the sun come streaming through them and feel nothing but God’s tender mercies.
For one reason or another it has taken me so long to show you my cottage and as you can see I have named it Shabby Lane Cottage . I will be showing you the outside of the cottage in the next post. I forgot to take those pictures. Crazy me! lol
Here is the view from my back windows. The one on the left is from my bedroom window and it overlooks the church house where I attend. The photo on the right is from my kitchen window over the sink and you can sort of see the Antelope island to the very back. It was pretty cloudy the day I took these photos. I have a wonderful deck out back as you can see from the picture on the right. The sunsets are just amazing sitting here.
I decided to show you a room at a time so that you didn’t get overwhelmed looking at all the rooms at once. I thought that starting with the kitchen would be the best.
This is the kitchen as you walk through the hall way. It is situated in the back of the house. This house has all been remodeled. The cabinets, appliances, windows, paint and crown moldings are all new. I fill a little overwhelmed with so many dark cabinets if I had my way I would replace the upper cabinets with shelving and spray all the cabinets white. But I don’t so I will be thrilled with what I have. The flooring is older but it is light and does not show the dirt. My little farm-house table fits just perfect up against the wall here.
As you can see I have lots of storage space and plenty of counter space for baking.
I used the curtain that I had made for my work bench from the other apartment and turned them into curtains for the kitchen window. It gave a lot of fun color to the room.
Adding a shelf and shutters to the window gave me a place to put some of my cute collectables.
Just before I moved I had purchased some tole trays from a wonderful Shabby Chic shop on Etsy called Vintage White Cottage . I love the colors and the chippiness that they brought to the kitchen.
This picture shows the kitchen hall way where I was able to but my primitive cupboard and a shelf. I repainted the cupboard in a pale pink and added two blue shutters next to them.
I had some blue and white striped vintage wallpaper and used it for the backdrop for each shelf. I decided to sit the cupboard on the floor to give it a little different look.
I bought this pink and brown bread box from the Vintage White Cottage as well. It stores all of my cookie cutters.
The hallway to the kitchen is very wide so it allowed me to put some decor around it.
This door leads out to the car port, next to it there was plenty of room for my hutch. I am shooting this photo from the front door. I will be painting the hutch soon because I tipped it over and chipped it up pretty bad so I need to glue it back together. The hutch was clear full of all of my beautiful whiteware and I broke several lovely pieces. I am pretty good at that. lol I have to laugh because three men from my neighborhood helped me move and they did it in two hours and did not break one thing. They were amazing!
I hope that you enjoyed the kitchen tour and I will be back soon with more. I want to thank everyone who helped with naming the cottage they were all very original and helped me to find the name that was just right for this sweet place.
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Have a wonderful day!
I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!
Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home
The art of Homemaking Mondays @ Strangers and Pilgrims
Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques
Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure
Moonlight and Mason Jars @ Cherished Bliss
Waste Not Wednesday @ Gratefully Vintage
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson
Share your Style @ The Essence of Home
Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner
Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home
Simply Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane
Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk
Best of the Weekend @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
Snickerdoodle Linky Party @ Blue Willow House