It’s Farmhouse Friday!! I love Farmhouse Friday which occurs the 4th Friday of each month and includes 5 other bloggers with farmhouse style. This month’s theme is the Farmhouse Kitchen and I’m super excited about it because Polder’s Old World Market is offering $350 worth of their beautiful hand-carved wooden chef utensils to one lucky winner! The entry form is at the end of this post, along with links to my farmhouse blogging friends so you can see their pretty kitchens too!
Not fancy. Not filled with high end gadgets.
My latest acquisition from Polder’s are these handcarved spatulas made from maple wood. I love the way they feel in my hand with the smooth carved wood. Polder’s is currently offering 35% off their collections and sets through May 31st. But like I said earlier, you can enter to win $350 worth of their products using the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post!
Back to my kitchen, which has no upper cabinets, just open shelving that we installed several years ago. I was afraid upper cabinets would block all the natural light that flows into the kitchen. Even though this room is on the north side of the house, it always has great light … even on gloomy days.
When I decorate my home, I like to add unexpected elements. Like the vintage mirror you see here resting on the counter. Who puts a mirror in the kitchen? I have 4 in my farmhouse kitchen. Not because I’m vain and like to look at myself … I just like old mirrors, is all. This one is just the right size to cover up the outlet and it helps reflect the light streaming in the windows.
On the other side of my farmhouse kitchen is the dining nook. See … here’s another one of my kitchen mirrors. A stoneware crock that I scored at the flea market for $5 sits in the corner by the little painted cupboard. Most of my spices are in that cupboard, which I’ve had for about 30 years now.
If you’ve visited my blog before, you’ve probably seen my built-in cupboard which is typical of older homes. The chickens on the table runner are a perfect addition to a farmhouse kitchen. Any barnyard animal will do!
And enter below to win the $350 giveaway from Polder’s Old World Market!