November 27, 2010

Beach House Kitchen & PEACE on the Mantel

Hello from my Kitchen Sink -

I Won! I Am So Happy!
These Jeanne d'Arc Living Magazines arrived so fast and in perfect condition.  
They are incredible and I love them.  
Thank you again, so much!
Check out Roberta's fantastic blog, you'll be glad you did.

Boy has this been a different year and Thanksgiving was really different!  My newly married daughter went to Oregon where her inlaws live, and I missed her cooking right next to me, decorating the table with me, preparing and serving and being my right hand.  I know she was a big help to her mother in law and showed off her talents and made me proud, but I missed her so much and Ryan too.  
Everything else was perfect!

MrBH and son are on a 2-Day motorcycle run and I have the whole house all to myself 
all weekend.   I'm gonna blast the radio on the oldie station and do some gardening and painting -

But first, I've been puttering around inside, sweeping up, clearing off, getting rid of, and prepping for the winter - my favorite season.  Before I get into all the projects I've got lined up - I snapped a few photos in the kitchen and added a few pics at the bottom that I took yesterday -

My little 1940's Kitchen - all original cabinets, galley design - 

The cabinets were all built by the original owner and I swear his wife must have been my height - I changed all the knobs and pulls to old glass ones - 

Our view from the sink and from the kitchen table is the front - I love that.  

Kitchen Table is an old cement garden table  - I see the glass needs to be pushed over to the left a smidge.  I'd like to change the covers on those chairs - it's white vinyl, but kids always told me the vinyl felt so cool on sunburn legs I just keep it on.  Pretty easy to wipe clean too.

This old stove came with the house - she can cook!

Driving Pacific Coast Highway - I couldn't resist...

Love this PEACE Christmas Window - the Peace signs are all silver balls and the Pyramids are all shells - everything else is white and amazing.

Check out this cool huge metal peace sign inside the store hanging over a bed, that's a pillow below it -

Bye for now -


  1. always enjoy your your white kitchen and those silver ball peace signs and shell xmas trees!

  2. Is that your real pantry? I am so super impressed it looks so clean uncluttered and ordered.
    Your white kitchen is also super nice.

  3. G'day~Congrats on your win how exciting! Those are my favorite Mg's as well Enjoy~

    Your kitchen is awesome love the Chandelier my gram has had them in her home and kitchen for the last 30 years I have always loved them.Your vintage stove and table look great.I really like your counter tops are they marble? I have all the paint and need to just get on painting mine they are so 90's gold oak, but we bought in 2003 why they used it who knows.Yuk!

    Thanks for the visit.I enjoy & visit your blog often~Cheers Kim

  4. I always get excited when I see a new post from you! (no, I'm not a stalker, just love your house and your personality, lol!!) Your kitchen is to DIE for, I love it! And that shop, OMG, gorgeous!!

  5. Hi Marsha,
    It is so nice to meet you! I am glad you found me as now I have found YOU and your beautiful blog! Your kitchen is your style and all the light in your spaces! Take care, Laura

  6. I'm new to your blog but I can already say that I LOVE it!

  7. Marsha,
    I am obsessed with all that you love the most!!!!All the house I have done and have lived in have old lighting, old doors and windows and old everything I can get my hands on. Thanks soooooooooo much for stopping by my blog and introducing me to all you love. Come visit often ..and I will watch all your work and your great projects.

  8. I have yet to see that magazine. I must get one - everyone is raving about it!

    I'm sorry you missed your girl, but it sounds like you had made the best of it and had fun.

    Love your kitchen - and of course, the chandelier is crazy gorgeous!

  9. Hi Marsha - I really really love your kitchen, especially those cabinets. Perfect for your beach cottage. And of course your chandeliers are sooo fabulous!

  10. Hi Marsha,
    Soo happy you stopped by, girlie, she doesn't live far from you !! You have to get it, it's soo beautiful, and you won't want to put it down !!

    By the way, I LOVE YOUR HOME .. It's soo cozy, warm and inviting .. There is just something about whites that I LoVe .. Your kitchen is awesome, and the way your decor is .. just soo beachy looking .. thanks for sharing, and stopping by my way as well .. Always a JoY ~
    Happy Christmas Season to you

  11. I am totally crushing on that kitchen girl! Just beautiful! Have a great week.


  12. Oh my gosh....I love your kitchen!! Beautiful:)

  13. I am in love.... you have the kitchen of my dreams. A white,comfy kitchen. I love the cabinets and counter tops and the way you have organized all your white dishes. It feels lived in and loved!

  14. I think I am in love...apparently I'm not alone in this. Your kitchen is like a dream. I just got lost in time browsing through your blog. That wedding looked fantastic and Malibu is one of my favorite places on earth. I am a native Californian now residing in Nevada. Happy Thursday to you!

  15. Ahh, the peace sign. It is an icon that will always be in style no matter what your age.

    I love that the kitchen is original. It looks fresh and new in a cloud of white. Lovely.

  16. If I've never told you before I just love your home inside and out!

  17. Hi Marsha! Your Peace sign is sooo adorable! And I can't get over how wonderful your little kitchen is! You've done a great job with keeping it big and airy looking with all the white. Your idea of using that cement table in the kitchen is just fantastic! :)

    xoxo laurie

  18. We are downsizing and moving from our cottage to a condo starting this week. We will move in stages. BUT I shall miss my 40's kitchen. We do have new oven and stovetop as we couldn't find parts for the old ones. However my cupboards were made to go all the way to the ceiling and I always have had to stand on stools. Love your glass knobs.

  19. This is the place where you can find peace. It is really awesome to stay in this kind of places wherein you will surely enjoy every little things you do.

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