DAILY DIARY

21 Nov
2009

Seven Gables Black-Mix Cabinets

posted by ninahelleny in DAILY DIARY

Please excuse my not-so-professional photography skills. I could not get the camera to work with the massive amount of sun coming in that day. Oh well. You get the idea! The cabinets are a mix of cherry and black. The island top is solid butcher block. It's one of the most useful pieces in the entire house.



The drawers in the island have small slots in the fronts to hide bread, crackers, and anything else you put in drawers in your house. The candy drawer to the right is the first place the little kiddos go when they come over.



The hutch shows the color of the black a little better.



More kitchen.... look to the left... sneak peek of the Menu Wall.




The Menu Wall! My parents have been collecting menus since they were first married. The menus line the walls of their hallway that connects the kitchen, half-bath, wet bar, pantry, laundry room and garage all together. If you look closely, you can see the little slots below the menu covers. Kiks prints those out before she has the menus framed (1/2 off sale at Hobby Lobby, always), the cards have the occasion & date we were at the restaurant.



It's a hanging scrapbook, really. You are reminded of special occasions, vacations, birthdays... even when you are just going to the laundry room! I will most definitely keep this tradition going in my own house, as well.


I'm out of town on a mini-vacation. It's a shopping day for me. Time for a latte and a power breakfast. Nordstrom is our first stop! I hope each and every one of you enjoy your Saturdays to the fullest.


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  • http://it-is-everlasting.blogspot.com Maggie

    Ummm when shall I arrive with my suitcase, I think I’m moving in. Gorgeous! xoxo
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  • jenna

    i have been in this beautiful kitchen many times, the best food comes out of there!!! and i have admittedly “stolen” or i like to say “borrowed” the menu idea from kiks and love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i already have 2 menus up and on my walls. hob lob is the best place to have it done! great seeing u and jh on friday! xoxo

  • http://southernandpreppy.blogspot.com Preppy 101

    Fabulous idea. Most fabulous kitchen ever!! I may have to start that tradition with all credit going to Nina’s parents!! xoxo
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  • http://wileywifey.com Emily

    What a beautiful and cozy home! And I love love love the menu wall. Thanks for the brilliant idea; it’s officially become part of my home inspiration book.
    .-= Emily´s last blog ..Prost! =-.

  • http://dannyanddesiree.blogspot.com Desiree

    That is adorable! What a neat way to remember special events. Love it!
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  • http://www.theunconventionalcouple.blogspot.com S

    That is such a cool idea! And very special and romantic. Does she just ask to keep the menu?
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  • http://allaboutsomepink.blogspot.com tickledpink

    That is the coolest and sweetest idea about the menus! The kitchen is to die for! I love the butcher block countertops! Hope you are having a fun mini-vaction!

  • http://sweettfamily.blogspot.com MEREDITH

    Talk about a to-die-for kitchen (totally my favorite and the most important room in a house) if you have a family that loves to eat, loves to gather… gotta have space and fabulousness! And, I am in love with their menu wall– makes me want to call all of the great places we’ve been and backtrack on this tradition! I love food, what better tradition to line my walls? :)

    Have a fab mini-vacay! xoxo
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  • http://funwiththebaker5.blogspot.com/ Katy B

    What an awesome idea, what a fun thing to look at!! the kitchen is GREAT and I really really like the butcher block countertop on the island, I’d like that all over in my kitchen.
    Hope you’re having a great mini vacay!!
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  • Amy

    What a great idea! Do they just ask while they are dining or request them later? Do they ever get turned down? I think we are copying that one and may just call some our past favorite restaurants and ask for them. Thanks, for sharing!