Saturday, February 9, 2013

~~~TROPICAL, Winter Kitchen!!!~~~

 Well, we may have (VERY LITTLE) snow outside and HOWLING winds, but I want to feel warm breezes in a tropical setting!!! I long for Spring when I can go outside and enjoy gardening and just beng outdoors. So, I bring the tropics to my kitchen. It calms me and reminds me of all the good times I have had in Florida for MANY years. The buffet area has 2 pots with greens, a palm tree vase and another vignette to the right side.

 On the oven are 2 palm tree towels.
 Going around the room to the right.... the stove area
 sink area
 some close ups: I got this palm tree lamp many years ago at WALMART!!! I fell in love with it!
 I placed my topiary in this wrought iron stand. I couldn't believe it fit perfectly!
 Found this utensil holder at Bealls outlet in Fl. It is a great store and I have found alot of palm tree things there. I also have these VERY old S and P shakers. They were my in-laws and I think they came form a restaurant that they used to go to.
 I keep a cutting board next to the stove for prep. I have many different ones:) I like how the colors in this one blend so nicely with the granite. (I still can't believe I have granite counters:):)
 Another little corner vignette.

 Dish soap and hand lotion.

 A pretty plate and another candle holder and cadle. I love lighting them at night.
 At the bar I have 2 palm tree, straw placemats.
 This is the arrangement I made several years ago. I added the sticks recently to give it more height and presence.
 Love the faux moss on it. And the other piece is a wax burner.
 On top of the fridge are 2 candlesticks and one of my favorite pieces in the middle.
Hope you have enjoyed looking around my kitchen. Soon it will be time to bring out the Bunnies!!!!!!!! I will be linking to:
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Motivated Monday at Be Colorful

Making the World Cuter Monday at Making the World Cuter

More the Merrier Monday at DIY Home Sweet Home Project

Savvy Homemade Monday at Home Savvy A to Z

Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life

Tutorials and Tips Tuesday at Home Stories A to Z

Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style

It's A Party on Thursday at A Creative Princess

Show and Share on Thursday at Southern Lovely

Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here

Share Your Creations on Thursday at Kristen's Creations

Remodelaholic's Anonymous on Friday at Remodelaholic

Addicts (not so) Anonymous on Friday at Addicted 2 Decorating

Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Potpourri Friday at 2805

Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors

Sew Darn Crafty Sunday at

Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming

Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday

2805 for Potpourri Friday~

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays~

Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up~


  1. I just LOVE your kitchen!! The pots on your buffet look great and the center one is beautiful. I spotted a few things from Mom & Joe; the hummel baby rings on the wall, the salt & pepper and the water carrier. I love seeing them in your home and I know they are happy that you have them.
    Enjoy the tropics!

  2. Oh Gorgeous. I love all of your tropical accessories. It feel like summer is on the way. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

  3. It all looks so pretty Pinky! Are your cabinets black? I LOVE THEM!!

  4. This is so fun and it's wonderful to see women across the blogosphere share how they cope with the winter months and not being outside. Nothing like the look and feel of the tropics! Your kitchen is gorgeous!


  5. Pinky,
    Dear friend, I should have opened this post up earlier...I've been cold all day!
    Tropical, warm and chic!!! What a beautiful kitchen and I, too, love your granite countertops!!!
    Guess I'll go warm up some left~over Brunswick Stew to warm my aching bones!!!
    Thanks for sharing all your lovely palm tree pieces!!!

  6. Pinky, you amaze me! Your home looks like you have lived there for years... in the nicest of ways!
    I can't wait to see it for myself on Thursday! Lots of love!

  7. Your new home is soooooo beautiful. I love the dark cabinets and the lighter granite counter tops.... such a pretty contrast!

  8. Pinky, Your kitchen is beautiful! I love the tropical touches. Thank you for joining the Open House party. xx, Sherry

  9. Well, if one cannot live in Florida, then the next best thing is to surround yourself with beautiful things that make to feel like you are in Florida! Love your new beautiful kitchen!

  10. Hi lovely lady.
    Your new kitchen looks Gorgeous with all your little loving touch's to make it a Home. I do love the color of your cabinets also, you did a wonderful job putting this altogether Pinky.
    XXOO Diane
    Happy Valentine's Day~~~

  11. What a fun way to beat the winter blahs! Love all of the accessories - it looks like you have been collecting them for years. Beautiful job!

  12. No need to go to the tropics Pinky, we can just come visit you and all your tropical accessories. It would all keep me in a great mood and no winter blas. Love your new house and thanks for sharing it with us.

  13. Love your tropical accents Pinky! Your black kitchen cabinets are so handsome with your granite countertops!

  14. Such wonderful accents in the midst of winter.

    Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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