Bluebells in Our Farmhouse Kitchen

One of my favorite decorating tricks is to bring fresh flowers into our farmhouse kitchen, dining room, and every other room under our metal roof! Last week the daffodils were in bloom and I brought a big bouquet of their sunshine inside. This week the flowerbeds are filled with bunches of blue … Virginia Bluebells, that is.

Farmhouse Kitchen TableThis beautiful-hued perennial is quite prolific, spreading itself throughout the garden a bit more each year.  Excited to see the bluebells in full bloom, I grabbed my enamel pitcher, rushed outside and stuffed it with these lazy-headed bluebells.

 

Virginia BluebellsDon’t they look just perfect on our breakfast table?

 

Farmhouse Kitchen NookWith the sun streaming in the window of our farmhouse kitchen, the Virginia Bluebells seem to perk their droopy heads up just a bit. This is such a lovely flower in the garden, spreading itself and creating a sea of blue.

 

Farmhouse Kitchen SideboardI tucked a few Bluebells in white bottles and set them on our kitchen sideboard.

 

Farmhouse Kitchen ShelvingThis is the first open shelf we added to our farmhouse kitchen after installing the white bead board. We recently installed more open kitchen shelves in here and I really like the look as opposed to closed cabinets.

 

Bluebells in BottlesThe Bluebells are tucked inside makeshift vases that were created from IBC pop bottles. Hubby drinks the cream soda … I no longer drink pop. I painted them Old White using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

 

Virginia BluebellsThe bee bottle was first sponge painted with white paint and then I transferred the bee graphic onto it.

 

Virginia BluebellsAren’t they just the loveliest shade of blue? You can see each flower bud has a pinkish hue before it fully opens.

 

White Coffee MugsI love all the white in our farmhouse kitchen. A lot of people ask if it’s hard to keep clean, but it really isn’t. We used white kitchen cupboard paint on the shelves and bead board and it wipes clean quite easily.

 

White coffee mugsI’m not constantly cleaning, contrary to popular belief … thanks to this great, sturdy paint by Dutch Boy.

 

Country Farmhouse KitchenThe Virginia Bluebells provide a pop of blue in our farmhouse kitchen, keeping it fresh looking. Soon the bluebells will fade and that means the lilacs will be coming inside. I much prefer to use garden flowers in the home instead of store bought. They’re cheaper, too!

 

Bluebells and White IronstoneAlong with the Virginia Bluebells, Grape Hyacinths are also making their appearance in the garden.  I’ll put these pretty little things in a miniature white ironstone pitcher when I’m done taking photos.

 

Grape HyacinthIt’s so nice to have garden flowers in our farmhouse kitchen again. It’s been a long winter and I tire of roses and carnations after awhile. I long for the tulips, lilacs, hydrangeas, cone flowers, and more. Each month brings new floral joy to our home.

How about you? How does your garden grow?

See more photos of my kitchen at these links:

Open Shelving in the Kitchen

Embracing the Farmhouse Kitchen

Lilacs in the Kitchen

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Comments

  1. So beautiful! I love the touch of blue. Your kitchen is lovely!

  2. Just beautiful ( in your already beautiful kitchen ) !!!
    XXX

  3. Such a pretty powder blue. I agree, garden flowers are much nicer than store bought. All I use 🙂
    Beautiful kitchen. Thanks for the tip about the paint.
    Hugs, Gee

  4. so pretty, I don’t think I’ve seen bluebells up close!

  5. I need to see if I can find bluebells at our local nursery. Yours are so sweet.

  6. Beautiful! I love the pop of color they add to your white kitchen! 🙂
    Susan

  7. Absolutely beautiful! I never tire of looking at your gorgeous kitchen. I did notice the pretty flowers but I was really checking out your kitchen 🙂

  8. Such a beautiful blue color, Jennifer! I love the way it looks against the white in your kitchen. Love the grape hyacinths, too. I’ll have to remember to look for some of those bulbs {along with the tulips and daffodils} to put in this Fall.

  9. Beautiful photos Jennifer. Love the Virginia Bluebells … such a refreshing color with all your whites.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z @ Timeless Treasures

  10. I love blue flowers and the blue bells could not look any better than in your kitchen.

  11. The flowers are just beautiful…the blue against the white background. I could look at your kitchen all day, it is simply gorgeous! I have white open shelves at the lakehouse and I rearrange everything so much they don’t have a chance to get dusty!

    XO,
    Jane

  12. As soon as I read this title, I said, I can’t wait to see these pictures, they are going to be beautiful with lovely white kitchen. I was so right. Gorgeous!!!

    Cynthia

  13. I’m just a little more in love with your kitchen than usual.

  14. Your flowers and kitchen are just lovely!

  15. The bluebells are lovely!

  16. What pretty flowers you have here. Just got all my new plants yesterday and it’s sooooo nice getting them planted.

    Blessings,
    Linda

  17. Botanic Bleu says:

    Love blue and white together anytime and the Virginia Bluebells are just perfect… The shade of blue is so beautiful!

    Judith

  18. Such a pretty blue! Are they native to Virginia? I’ve never seen these anywhere in PA!

  19. Your bluebells look so pretty against the white of your kitchen!!
    Mary Alice

  20. This looks beautiful. I would love for you to visit me at My Dream Canvas. I am also currently hosting a giveaway from the famous tabletop and giftware brand Mikasa. You can enter to win some pretty dishes 🙂

  21. I absolutely love your kitchen and your gorgeous flowers!

  22. Your photos could be on the cover of a decorating magazine. Beautiful! I love lots of light so this kitchen would make me happy!

  23. This is so lovely! Love the bluebell flowers.

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  24. This is just beautiful. Your kitchen is so pristine and fresh. What a delightful and welcoming space and those blue flowers are truly amazing. Great photos.

  25. The bluebells are gorgeous! They really do add just the right pop of color. I’m still loving those open shelves!

  26. I’ve never seen these flowers! They are beautiful, and the shade of blue is my favourite.
    They are perfect for decorating your enchanting kitchen darling Jennifer!
    Silvia

  27. I love blue belles. I wish they would grow here…but I guess I’ll settle for blue bonnets. Lovely post. You’re kitchen’s amazing! Thanks for sharing! ~Tammy

  28. LOVE your kitchen! LOVE the white! LOVE the decor! Need I say more? That big storage cabinet is awesome Jennifer. Love you blog and adore your cottage. Come visit us on our blog when you have a moment.
    Hugs, Edie & Marie

  29. Cecilia says:

    Wow, those are beautiful! I just love those bluebells! I can just imagine your flowerbed. :o)

    My flowers are changing all the time too. The lantana is in full bloom and has lots of yellow flowers to share! I need to pick some and put them in my bottles and jars!

  30. Heather says:

    I love your sideboard. Where did you find it?

  31. Love, love, love your bluebells! This reminds me that I planted some a few years ago, but I don’t remember seeing them bloom. I’ll have to go back to my design to see where they are (hopefully they’re still there!). Yours are fantastic!

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