Step up on the deck and into the back porch.
The back porch is also the laundry room, the pet food storage area, the greenhouse, and the home of the not so smelly litter box (I found some new litter!).
Notice the ceiling color. Everyone said I should paint the ceiling, but I couldn't cover that gorgeous color (vintage, faded turquoise). I already had that glass piece that we used in our other house.
Here's the back door. In this old house, I've learned to improvise. Yes, that really is a "baggie" taped over the cat door.
As you enter the kitchen, your eye goes to this corner. I love my magnetic knife strip. It saves space and is so handy. Since I needed more drawer space in the kitchen, I painted the tall chest next to the stove. (It is really a lingerie chest that I've had since the 1970's.) The curtains were made by moi!
These plates belonged to my mother-in-law, and were displayed in her kitchen for a long time. I hung them back where they were originally.
Here's the area above the stove. Notice the magnetic spice containers on the refrigerator. The large butter mold belonged to my grandmother.
This is the other corner of the kitchen. The cabinets are over 50 years old. They were painted inside and out with Valspar Oil-based Ultra White High Gloss paint before we moved in. We also put new laminate, beadboard, and cork floors in the kitchen. Sorry, I cannot find the name of the wall paint, but the odd thing was that we discovered that the kitchen had been painted almost the same shade of green at one point.
Look at this sweet thing. This shot gives you a good view of Henry as well as the cork floor.
In another corner are some of my cookbooks. I collect them and read them like novels.
The most modern thing in our kitchen is our coffee machine. It's a super automatic espresso machine. We could not live without it. Worth every penny.
Here's our chalkboard. I use it for seasonal displays as well as notes to myself. Big notes.
From here you enter the dining room of our house, which I'll show you another time. I hope you enjoyed your tour today. Did you spot something that our kitchen does not have?