|The previous owner must have had an abundance of rough cut/weathered wood to use in our house, because they used it everywhere. I think it really adds some rustic character. I store cookbooks and kitchen linens in the cupboard with the windows.|
|This is the dining area in our kitchen which opens up into our sitting room. The red door is the entrance from our mudroom. Above the dining area is a loft where I hang some quilts from my collection.|
|The doors in this photo hide our laundry center. Above them is a large shelf where we show off interesting objects from our collection, including a metal milk can that my 91 year old aunt used to carry milk when she was a child.|
|We attached old wooden cheese and fruit storage crates to the wall to hold our bills and other mail. They also serve as a shelf for my dog figurine collection. (Yes, we have a lot of collections).|
|An old ladder holds our pots and pans and keeps them in easy reach.|
|This old store cash register holds pens, pencils and note paper.|
We really like the "lived in" feel of our kitchen and we spend a lot of time here creating memories and good food!