The kitchen has certainly come a long way from when we first moved in and is still not 100% finished but we're getting there-- all the major pieces are in place and being thoroughly enjoyed and used every single day. We couldn't be happier to have running water, a functioning stove, and tons and room to move and groove so to wait a little longer for all the finishing touches doesn't really matter much right now. In time all the moldings will be back in place, the window will get a sill, and treatments will one day grace the three windows and block some of the mid-morning sunlight that blares through them (I'm really not complaining, I love all the sunlight!). For now, I've added just a few little touches to make the room ours.
First off, my sister in law Diana bought me this awesome rug from West Elm for Christmas that I asked for to be used specifically in the kitchen. And I love it.
Then a couple weeks ago I picked up this sweet vintage metal basket for about seven bucks and have been using it to corral kitchen towels so they are easily accessible to messy hands.
And lastly, I bought this cute little garlic holder at TJ Maxx so I can keep the garlic right on the counter and hide it in style while still keeping it fresh. The best part is that the inside is terra cotta but the outside is glazed white and blends right in with my color scheme.
This past week has been chock-full of after-Christmas deals and steals and I think I can officially say I am ready for next Christmas! It's gonna be a sad day when I have to take all the decorations down, throw out the tree, and prepare myself for the next two months of wintery coldness. Brrr. (But truth be told, seeing all the cheery greens and blues coming into the stores makes me excited for Spring to come. Shhh, don't tell Christmas. He's still my favorite...)
This weekend we have a Mad Men themed New Years party to attend and it's sure to be a good time. What do you guys have planned to ring in the new year? Regardless of what you wind up doing...
HAVE A VERY HAPPY, HEALTHY, AND BLESSED NEW YEAR! SEE YOU IN 2012!