Wednesday, January 27, 2010

another room for me to not cook in

Dream kitchens.  Don't we all have one?  My only problem with kitchens is that I don't know exactly what to do in them. Yes, it is where we open the wine, pop the popcorn, and store my pretty dishes.  But not being much of a cook I find all these 'free range ovens' a bit unnecessary.  Don't get me wrong, I want to like to cook. I think cooking is awesome.  In fact, if I was on a speed date, under 'hobbies' I might even say that I love to cook and garden because I really want  to love to cook and garden - those people are rad (i'm talking to you, Jeanne Kelley).  So, I found this kitchen, above, and I like it very much, but it might be a bit 'modern loft' for me.  I like a quiet kitchen in theory, but for me, I need a bit more color/energy/mess. I have loved this tile, below, for a long long time  and I thought if I could put this tile in this kitchen with the open shelves and those beautiful wooden drawers, then that could be my dream kitchen.

Maybe add a maiden hair fern in a footed brass pot and all my pretty wooden bread boards stacked vertically against the backsplash and my crazy don't-touch-they-are-handmade dish collection haphazardly shoved in the shelves.  Ooh and the vintage '60's wine rack that my friend Cindy bought me that I love, love, love sitting on the counter.

Isn't the saying, 'If you build it, then you'll start to like to cook sometimes'?
It worked for Kevin Costner, no?


  1. Haha, Field of Dreams joke! It's true though...if you build it, and you like it, you will gravitate towards it. How can you not?

  2. I feel the same way! I'm so thankful my fiance loves cooking so much. I think a space can really make you inspired though! xo

  3. i sit amazed, i have thought these things many times but you have phrased them in a way cooler and stylish manner. i bow to superior expression of kitchen love, food love, and cooking disinterest.

  4. Methinks you used that wine rack in the first ep of your show!
    But I l-o-v-e it. I also love that you have used the phrase "shut the front door" in your blog b/c it's another hilarious Zoe-ism that I am so desperately trying to incorporate into my vocabulary.



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