Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Kitchen Favorites

"The kitchen is the heartbeat of the home."
-Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa

I feel like 90% of my purchases are kitchen appliances, utensils, or baking supplies. Everything on my Christmas list this year was kitchen-related. 

I wanted to share with you a few things that I simply adore.

These measuring cups came from Anthropologie. I love how they sit inconspicuously on the countertop, and then they're within arms-reach when I'm ready to use them.


I'm in love with these glass canisters from Crate & Barrel. I use them to store sugar and flour, which I'm always using for baking. They come in three different sizes and are reasonably priced at about $20. The little scoops are my favorite part (also from Crate & Barrel). If you're a coffee drinker, I think these canisters would look great filled with coffee beans too.


Another Anthropologie gift! These kitchen towels are precious. For a while, they were the only thing that I had "pinned" to Pinterest. In my dream kitchen that doesn't yet exist, I imagine these would be hung across a clothesline using clothespins.

Like so....

In other kitchen news, I'm considering transforming our old laminate kitchen countertops into "granite" using the Giani Granite kit. Here is a picture from their website, with a "Before" photo in the top left corner. It's gotten amazing reviews, but I'm still not convinced that this inexpensive do-it-yourself product could be so easy and look this good.

Do you think I should give it a go? Brian was open to the idea, but he didn't exactly offer to help with the transformation process.

It may have "potential disaster" written all over it.

2 comments:

  1. Karen Holmes1/17/2012

    OBSESSED with Crate and Barrel and Anthrpologie. Cannot wait to have a real, workable kitchen that's larger than a 4x4 square :)

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  2. Kelly Lawrence1/17/2012

    I'm addicted to those stores! I remember seeing a picture of your chalkboard wall in the kitchen...that's definitely an idea that I love!

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