Monday, October 19, 2009

Day 2/33: The Kitchen

Our kitchen at Casa de la Vanderdogan is small: 17 feet long, and 10 feet wide. It is the very definition of a Galley Style kitchen. It's also one of only 2 spaces in the house where the natural woodwork was painted. (By the prior owner, of course - as Scott would have a coronary if I picked up a paint brush!) Space is limited, especially with so many beautiful pieces of ironstone to display, but we've made it work. This is the kitchen debut on the blog, so let me know what you think!


This picture probably would have turned out better in the daylight, but with winter quickly approaching in Western New York, those hours of sweet sunshine are fewer everyday. I'll see if I can't take a few tomorrow morning. Hope you enjoyed! Stay tuned, tomorrow, the guest room bookshelves. Remember, I made them!

39 comments:

  1. I just love your house, Artie! All that ironstone - Mmmmm! The kitchen looks great Open shelving, warm green walls, creamy shelves - Yummy, and your photography is fabulous! Stylist, photographer, artist, designer, you just do it all, and do it all so well!
    xo Isa

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  2. I like that the pic wasn't taken in the daytime. Your collection looks great. Totally get the need for more space.

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  3. Thanks for coming to visit my blog and for your very kind words. I am so glad you did as I LOVE your stunning blog. Am about to go and have a look at all of your previous posts. Best wishes, NM.

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  4. Thanks for your nice comment. Your new camera takes such nice pictures, but then the artist eye made the shot excellent.

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  5. I'm lovin' that new camera of yours! What a beautiful home you have created.....can't wait to see more :)

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  6. Love the ironstone...beautifully displayed! Thanks for visiting our blog. Tracey

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  7. Really beautiful!... the kitchen AND the photo. Loved yesterday's too. Great colors in your living room.

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  8. Can you just pick that up and bring it to my house? I just love ironstone. Want to see more of the kitchen though. I have the same kind of galley kitchen and NO dining room!

    Visit my blog cause I just nominated you for a Splash Award! Congrats!

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  9. Love the ironstone (where did you get the tureens?) -- there is nothing like white -- it goes with everything and you can always add too!

    Like the open shelving . . . and are you sure the woodwork wasn't "always" painted -- kitchen woodwork often was in the 20's.

    Beautiful composition with the pears, the single bloom of hydrangea and the wine and glasses . . .

    More, more, more of the kitchen!

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  10. Oh boy...looks like a pear tart is getting ready to be made! Beautiful.

    Here is my request...can we see two or three pics each post?? :)

    Selfish reasons. Completely.

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  11. Loving all that white! Gorgeous dishes. Don't you love when a previous owner paints some trim? It takes the guilt out of it for you. lol That's how I felt when some was already painted here, I said to my husband, see, we don't have to feel bad since someone else started it. ;)
    I'm going to have to request more kitchen pictures! Have a great day Artie.
    ~Michelle

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  12. I think this space is beautiful and your photography turned out wonderfully---I just would like to see more pics of the kitchen!! MORE--give us MORE!! ps. I believe my kitchen is smaller than yours (and I have it posted this week)

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  13. Like a picture from a magazine....
    Kammy

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  14. I just love all the ironstone, it looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing this awesome post! Cindy

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  15. I think it looks beautiful, the pears are a nice touch with the white. I've been on a tureen quest since seeing your first soup and bread post.

    Sue

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  16. I think it looks beautiful, the pears are a nice touch with the white. I've been on a tureen quest since seeing your first soup and bread post.

    Sue

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  17. All of the ironstone is gorgeous and so beautifully displayed. I would love to see a pic of the whole kitchen. You have a great eye for detail. Hugs, Marty

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  18. Good Morning, Artie! I adore all of your ironstone and love how you have it displayed. You have such a gift for display!

    I think your house is charming and that you all have done a marvelous job with it. I like rooms with a masculine sensibility. But I also love chintz. It's a good thing we've had two story houses throughout our married life. :-)

    Right now, I am fighting with the color brown. Can't find the shade I love. I painted a study in one color to match colors from an oriental rug, and now I don't like it. Should have gone darker. You know the drill. Now, I get to paint it again. But I have finally discovered that I can paint on a big piece of poster board and get a feel for the color BEFORE I destroy the wall. ;-)

    Happy Met Monday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  19. Artie, this is beautiful! I love the ironstone. The still life with pears is gorgeous!

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  20. Oh, Artie! Your ironstone collecton is gorgeous! I had to study each piece! Can't wait to see more of your beautiful home!...Debbie

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  21. Beautiful, Artie! And I love your ironstone collection..Christine

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  22. Be still my heart! The shot of all that gorgeous ironstone is amazing. :) You have a beautiful home.

    Thanks for the visit...SYTYCD (Live!) was amazing. It used to be my guilty pleasure too, but I don't feel guilty about it anymore b/c they really are so talented. The cheesy part to me is the voting/tacky auditions, etc. But I love the show. I'll post about it later this week. :)

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  23. GREAT photo!!! Would make a pretty painting too!

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  24. Artie, I don't know what you did to trick me with the lighting, but I swear to you, as I was looking at the picture I was saying to myself, "Wow, this must be right near a window!" Really! I love the way there's a play of light and shadows on this, and the way you have everything displayed is just perfection.

    Justine :o )

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  25. Shoot, Artie! Is this all you're going to show me? You're such a tease! :) I love this and the ironstone is just lovely! But seriously, I want to see more of your kitchen.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  26. You are really doing a beautiful job on the styling and photography...well worth the extra effort. just beautiful.

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  27. Love it! Thanks for enabling the "voyeurs" in all of us!

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  28. wow! I just love your home...your ironstone is gorgeous....thanks for sharing...Pat H

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  29. Oooooohhhh!!! I love the pfaltzgraff heritage! It was my granny's ironstone pattern. I am envious of your tureens - her's have broken over the years.

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  30. Artie, that ironstone is stunning. You have displayed it beautifully. laurie

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  31. Artie:

    Clearly you were working hard this weekend. I love the shot of the kitchen. The pears add the perfect touch!

    - The Tablescaper

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  32. Very nice, I wish I could say that the only woodwork that previous owners painted was in the kitchen!

    : )

    Julie M.

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  33. Hi Artie, I love all your ironstone. Your shot of the pear is incredible.. great job..
    hugs~lynne~

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  34. Hi Artie, I love all your ironstone. Your shot of the pear is incredible.. great job..
    hugs~lynne~

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  35. well there is no doubt left in my mind, as I have warned you before, now I am just gonna have to come over and steal those tureens, but now you've shown me all the other items, I'll need those as well, thet are all just so lovely, I adore your wonderful taste in choosing just the right thing....

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  36. Oh! This is gorgeous! I wish I could take the whole thing and put it in my kitchen. It would be perfect. :) Beautiful. I'm so glad you shared.

    Happy Met Monday!

    http://www.mooreminutes.com/2009/10/walls-wrapped-in-charm.html

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  37. Very nice :-) Your ironstone is arranged to perfectly!!

    I think the light in the picture is actually quite nice. It gives an almost vintage look & feeling.

    Kelly

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  38. Very, very nice, Artie! I ♥ your ironstone collection.

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