Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My kitchen windowsill

I spend a lot of time at my kitchen sink.

So of course I want it (need it) to be pretty.

I was ready to remove this soffit over the kitchen sink until I played around with adding a row of chandelier crystals and layers of curtains.

Small vessels make just-right vases for buttercups

and clippings.

Photo credit: So Shabby Pink

This little pot from So Shabby Pink helped kick-off bringing Shabby and Romantic elements into my kitchen. It was GASP at first sight!



Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Elyse! Your windowsill lookd so pretty! I love how you hung the utensils above the window! The chandelier crystals were the perfect touch too! I could not live in a home without a window at the sink! I love to stand there and look outside. Especially now that the weather is prettier :)


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love your kitchen window sill! What a wonderful place to spend some time. The crystals must sparkle when the sun comes through the window.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

hi Elyse.. what a pretty kitchen windowsill.. I wish I got that window in my kitchen.. love the curtain & crystals..

have a great day!

LaurieStar said...

Oooh... I love your little shabby pot. My windowsill looks a bit like that with bits of flowers that my daughter picks for me. My curtains are different though. I love your utensil wind chime too! I have one also but outside!

Lisa said...

Oh My! Love your window! The curtains are just great!! I'm still up in the air on curtains for my bedroom. I went with more english rose florals so the lighter ones like yours aren't going to work any more. I found fabric at JoAnns but haven't committed! Got my shabnets they are perfect! (oh thanks for the gifts!)THANKS! Love your Kitchen!
Hugs, Lisa

Bethany said...

Really pretty. The mobile is so fun too.
Love the little pot.

Cathy said...


Your kitchen window looks just like my windows. Love those curtains. I have them in every room in my house! Really!

BTW, I don't think I have the patience for Pink Fairy Parties. I love children, but in small visits! lol

xo Cathy

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

So, so pretty! We all need a pretty environment to do such a mundane chore. If you're like me you spend so much time there that it really does need to be pretty.

Jeanneoli said...

That pot is so sweet...I am going to check out the site next. I wish I had a window over my sink!!! You have made that space so lovely.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Awww...very sweet!!!!!!! I love all of the textures and colors!!


TattingChic said...

Your windowsill is lovely and cheery!

That pot is very pretty!

the paris apartment said...

What a pretty window! I love the valance and am glad you kept it. Looks perfect!

bekimarie said...

Ooooh i'm so jealous. I don't have a window above my sink and it doesn't seem natural. Perhaps I should make a pretend one with a pretty view 'hehe'!
Love your cutlery hung like that, it's a great touch.
Beki xxx

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

I am sooooo loving your sweet kitchen window! Just as pretty as can be! Glad you left it the way it is. Love the flower cantainers all lined up. Sweet, simple and crisp!

Love ya!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh so pretty. I wouldn't mind doing the dishes! Thank you for the sweet note you left the other day.

debi @ life in my studio said...

Your kitchen window is soooo pretty! What a wonderful site to enjoy while doing all those 'fun' things we do at the kitchen sink!

bekimarie said...

Hi Elyse

I've fallen in love with the little cottage picture in your Etsy shop but noticed ther's only shipping prices for the U.S.
Do you ship to the UK (I hope so)?
Beki xxx

LiLi M. said...

Those utensils are fun! It must be a pleasure cleaning and cooking there! Have fun!

Lisa said...

A very sweet view!

Angie said...

Elyse..I am the same way! I have to have flowers all year long on my kitchen window sill! Even if sometimes they are silk...sshhhh. My mother's day daisies are still alive and kicking though..woohoo! I cracked up at the magnets sliding down the fridge...I bet that is funny to watch! And..I love the soffit..very whimisical curve to it..glad ya kept it!

HUgS ~ Angie

Fete et Fleur said...

Lovely details, and the kitchen is a perfect place to have them in.


Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Creative projects! Love your clothes pins. R.I. is just one plane ride away! Thanks for stopping by to hear about the Summer Sidewalk Sale!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I love all the fresh flowers on your windowsill! I bought some old small bottles to do that on mine but I haven't done it I feel inspired!

KatCollects said...

I love that "gasp at first sight" LOL. Your windowsill is so charming and sweet. I love buttercups. I hope you are having a good week.

fairmaiden said...

Your kitchen window is so pretty. I have that roselie shabby chic pattern in sofa slip cover, table runners, table cloth, toss pillow, gift bags and a wall clock.

Honey Bend Vintage said...

I love the chime! The soffit looks great so glad you did not take it down~


I love all of it and I'm glad you didnt take the soffit down, I still love them! Everything looks so perfectly cottage(;

Stephenie said...

Your window sill looks just sooooo pretty...I wish I had a window above my kitchen sink so I can look out the window when I wash dishes...I just loooove all you flowers...Those curtains are just so pretty...

Elyse said...

Hey Big Sis!

How's your week going? I hope well!

Your kitchen window is just gorgeous. I wish mine were half as pretty. Perhaps one day, when I live in another apartment or house. Right now, only a brick wall, painted a shocking shade of white, stares back at me from behind my kitchen sink. Yuck!

Have a fabulous Friday!

Barbara Jacksier said...

Your window is divine. And the little crystal is the icing on the cake.

Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

Elyse your kitchen window is lovely. I certainly can relate to one wanting beauty to surround them. Adding the crystals, pretty floral curtains and flowers on the shelf created a simplistic yet elegant little space. Well done!

Have a lovely weekend!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

HI Elyse!

Oh my word! absolutely gorgeous !! I love your sweet sill! Bea-u-ti-ful sweetie!