Rabbit Hill Part 2.....A French Kitchen

10.10.2013

I'm glad y'all enjoyed part one of this wonderful old French home where we were so graciously invited to enjoy lunch. This is our hostess, Cat and I borrowed this photo from Shirley.
 It's time to tour this real working kitchen.

I was just taken back while standing in this kitchen. This is just how I expect a French farm kitchen to look like.

Of course there are no standard cabinets on the walls, but Cat has plenty of storage with two built in corner cabinets and other added tables and shelving.

See those home made pies. Delicious!

Love the old bread boards and the vintage butcher block table. Plenty of hooks keep utensils close by.



Vintage table by the stove for easy preparation.

Love her collection of pottery on this vintage rack.

A small breakfast room is right off the kitchen.

Another great way to add storage. Use an old wine rack.



And lastly the original floor and one of their three cute dogs.

Wouldn't you love to see this kitchen in person? I am so glad Cat invited us over.

 Next up will be where we dined.

Be sure to come back tomorrow as we travel to Greece for my guest blogger's favorite room.

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39 comments:

  1. I am always in awe of the unpretentious look Europeans pull off. So much character. Well that is gorgeous, and it always makes me want to pull all my cabinets out and start over. Love all the pot hooks by the stove and the prep table is gorgeous. Can't wait to see the rest!

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  2. I love all the character with those wonderful cabinets and tables and exposed wood beams, and even the exposed heating pipes on the wall! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, Kim.

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  3. Every time I think about how gorgeous that kitchen was and the magnificent lunch Cat made for us...my heart just skips many beats....a kitchen that takes your breath away...Was so honored to be able to be a guest in that home...along with the "Fab Five"....

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  4. I loved seeing this beautiful French kitchen. Boy do we have "French" kitchens wrong when we create them here in the US... This is a kitchen I would love to cook in. Nothing hidden away, everything out in the open right where you need it. And I noticed a few old crocks like the one I just bought and posted about recently!

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  5. I saw this featured on Shirley's blog yesterday but it wouldn't let me comment for some reason. That is a charming French kitchen! I bet it sees a lot of great meals prepared in there.

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  6. Her built-in corner cabinets are gorgeous!! LOVE her French farmhouse antiques.
    Mary Alice

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  7. This is a delight! I saw part one and was amazed at everything but mostly the tiled staircase...oh MY ! :)

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  8. I love it and can see myself cooking in that kitchen! Those pies do look delicious too. I think using unique furniture pieces instead of stock cabinets keeps a kitchen charming and makes it joyful to use. I also like all of her vintage items, awesome!

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  9. ma che bella questa cucina d'altri tempi ,quando si sentiva il buon odore del cibo appena entrati in casa.....mi dà tanto calore vederla e oltretutto è molto originale....bella davvero

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  10. I am so jealous! I have been following Cat at Sunday Brocantes for a few years! Love her blog, love her family, love her home... Just love her! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I would move in there in a heartbeat!

    xo

    Andie

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  12. Beautiful!!! I specially love the old bread boards!!!

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  13. Charming, Charming. Love the free standing storage, the cutting boards on the walls, the flooring, THE SINK is what I would love to have someday. It looks just like what I would think a French, working kitchen would look like. Thank you for sharing, Love this post,
    Kathysue

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  14. I have to say i love that floor -and the dog on it! Jennifer

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  15. Oh wow, the corner cabinets, wood beams and beautiful floor are amazing! What a charming French kitchen!

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  16. Wow... exactly how I pictured a french kitchen! Bet the lunch was delish!!

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  17. This reminds me of my Grandma's kitchen.....a hardworking kitchen, in which delicious meals were prepared lovingly for family and friends

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  18. Hi Kim,

    Well, no surprises here; French kitchens are eclectic, charming and full of whimsy, but with an earthy and authentic flair!! I adore everything about Cat's kitchen, even the metal light fixture just above her stove - it, too, has that quality of practical but pretty! Thank you for taking all these fabulous photos; what a treat!

    xo
    Poppy

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  19. Oh Kim what a beautiful kitchen. True French kitchen so beautiful. You fab five had such a wonderful treat.
    Love seeing the beautiful pictures of Cat's kitchen.
    Kris

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  20. Lovely. Not slick and modern like so many American kitchens. Love the breadboards.

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  21. Cat's kitchen is absolutely beautiful!!

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  22. I absolutely love this kitchen. The white painted corner cabinets, the spice cabinet, the bread boards.... Sigh... Such a fabulous trip you had!

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  23. I would definitely love to see this kitchen in person! It is so PERFECT!

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  24. I first noticed the hanging light fixture and the open window...then I thought how we loved the charm of this beautiful kitchen...and for Cat and others like her it just function, practicality and French! Thanks for sharing.

    Rita

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  25. Love that! So casual and comfortable. You can see that it is really used and enjoyed!

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  26. Love this! I love the wicker cloches, Lavender, copper cookware and bread boards. The natural elements are stunning in this kitchen. Thanks for sharing it!

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  27. I just love these traditional French homes. They have been there so long and have such wonderful history. It's simply beautiful!

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  28. I love how natural and real this kitchen is. Those pies look so delicious. I can't wait to read where you dined.

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  29. Do Americans do something like this.... have tourists come to dine? If not, we should get right on that.

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  30. Oh I just love this! I wish I had the guts to do this in my home. We need to redo our kitchen and I'm waiting to be able to afford to make it all sleek and shiny. This makes me want to just get creative and make it practical.
    Hmmmmm....thanks so much for sharing!
    Ashley Rane Sparks
    www.makeitrane.com

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  31. Oh wow, that is a beautiful functioning kitchen you'd definitely want to spend loads of time in. I could almost smell those pies in the air! If I had a kitchen like that, I just might be motivated to enjoy cooking.
    ~Marie@InteriorFrugalista

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  32. Oh Kim, I just loved this post. This kitchen is just like I would imagine it to be like. I adore that cabinet standing on the table and the touches of lavender.

    Cynthia

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  33. perfect! I'll be going to Europe in April, again, but have never gone on a "buying" trip, which would be a blast! Glad you had a great time!
    Barbara

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  34. French Farm House Kitchen Love! So authentic, functional and cozy all at the same time!

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  35. Love this kitchen. I really love the idea of the chicken wire to hang drying herbs. xo Laura

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  36. I love the corner cabinets and so many things look so familiar to me in that kitchen.

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  37. I love how it looks so curated and pieced together.....exactly what I would think a european kitchen would look like.

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  38. Heart and soul of Rabbit Hill for sure! Thank you for your kind words and for sharing! xx

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