My Favorite Room....House of Hawthornes

11.22.2013

 Pinch me. Is this for real? I am super duper excited to be over here at Savvy Southern Style today. Kim's blog was one of the very first blogs I ever read. I'm not even sure I knew what a blog was at that point (we're talking 2009 probably), but I sort of became addicted to Kim and her decorating ideas. And Bailey, of course. Can't forget Miss Bailey!

Vintage eclectic kitchen tour @ houseofhawthornes.com
I can honestly say that the way she displayed her vintage items encouraged me to get my vintage things up and out of their boxes and display them in my home. Before that, I was a closet antique lover.

Vintage eclectic kitchen tour @ houseofhawthornes.com
So to be asked to be part of Kim's My Favorite Room series is pretty wild! But what room to pick? After much thought, I decided on my kitchen. Before you go thinking I am some extraordinary cook or something, you must know that Stouffer's frozen lasagna is about the only thing that sees the inside of my oven. The reason I love this room has nothing to do with cooking and everything to do with it having so much of ME in the room.

Vintage eclectic kitchen tour @ houseofhawthornes.com
I like vintage items and get high from the thrill of the hunt, so I attend my fair share of estate sales, thrift stores and yard sales. Some would say more than my fair share. A lot of those finds end up being displayed in the kitchen.

Vintage eclectic kitchen tour @ houseofhawthornes.com
For instance, my enamel top cabinet that I bought at a garage sale for $20 a few years ago. It came in the back door, I set it down here and it's been in the same spot every since.

Vintage eclectic kitchen tour @ houseofhawthornes.com
The top drawer holds my take-out menus, so I can't see moving it anywhere else soon.

Vintage eclectic kitchen tour @ houseofhawthornes.com

Vintage eclectic kitchen tour @ houseofhawthornes.com
My rusty scale, metal basket and china bird were all found at yard sales. I think. If not a yard sale, then an estate sale or thrift store. It all becomes a vintage induced blur after a while.

Vintage eclectic kitchen tour @ houseofhawthornes.com
A vase, camera and bird salt and pepper shakers were also found while out and about.

Vintage eclectic kitchen tour @ houseofhawthornes.com

Vintage eclectic kitchen tour @ houseofhawthornes.com
This cast iron door stop was my mother's. I couldn't find a single door that needed a door stop in my home, so I put it on the counter instead.

Vintage eclectic kitchen tour @ houseofhawthornes.com

Vintage eclectic kitchen tour @ houseofhawthornes.com
A toolbox on the counter may not be the norm, but it makes a great place to store everyday items that I don't want cluttering up the counter. And it's a little bit funky, so it fits right in.

Vintage eclectic kitchen tour @ houseofhawthornes.com
I use a similar colored metal tool caddy to hold my wine.

Vintage eclectic kitchen tour @ houseofhawthornes.com
Heck, even my vintage croquet box makes a great place to hide store stuff. I really need to climb up there and figure out what's in that box though. Hope it wasn't anything with an expiration date.

Vintage eclectic kitchen tour @ houseofhawthornes.com

Vintage eclectic kitchen tour @ houseofhawthornes.com
My kitchen table was the table from my mother's house. I ate many a meal here as a kid (my mom actually cooked) and I'm excited to have it in my own kitchen now.

Vintage eclectic kitchen tour @ houseofhawthornes.com
The chairs were bought at the JC Penney's outlet a few years ago. People thought I was a little nuts for buying chairs that didn't match the style of the table, but I like the eclectic look of the mismatched chairs. Like the set is multi-generational. Which it is.

Vintage eclectic kitchen tour @ houseofhawthornes.com
OK, let's address the elephant in the room. My cabinets are wooden. There, I have said it. I have steered clear of the painting-your-cabinets-white blog trend, because honestly, I like my cabinets and they are still in excellent shape.

Vintage eclectic kitchen tour @ houseofhawthornes.com
That and the fact that my husband would hide all my paintbrushes if he knew I was even thinking about it :)

Vintage eclectic kitchen tour @ houseofhawthornes.com
Hope you enjoyed your tour of my kitchen. Stop on over at my blog, House Of Hawthornes, when you have a second and see what I've been up to.

Oh, Pam you are too sweet. I didn't know I encouraged you to bring out your vintage items. Funny thing is I didn't even have many vintage things until I started collecting after reading blogs. This is what I love about blogging. We can inspire and be inspired. Thanks so much for sharing your favorite room with us today.

If y'all don't know Pam or her blog, House of Hawthornes, be sure to hop on over and say hi.

You can see past favorite rooms Here.

Have a wonderful weekend!


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28 comments:

  1. Oh I love this kitchen with the incredible vintage items…I love the way Pam used her items for other "utilitarian" uses such as the tool box on the counter….Spent much time just admiring all of the cute things in the kitchen….great feature today Kim….Have a great weekend Kim and Pam!

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  2. No surprise that I LOVE the way she incorporates her wonderful vintage finds into her kitchen!! Loving that little enamel top cupboard!
    Mary Alice

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  3. Love her style and her blog, always so fun to see her latest posts and DIY project. Hugs, Marty

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  4. I adore Pam's cozy kitchen, I love her entire home filled with great treasures! Happy Thanksgiving Kim to you and the family. XO

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  5. Thank you for having Pam's kitchen on display! Love all the vintage details! I would love to have a set of canisters like that on my counter :)

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  6. I love Pam's mix of vintage and modern...whimsical vignettes and fun goodies...that croquet box gets me every time! And she just makes me laugh!

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  7. warm, cozy and what a fun mix of elements in her vignettes!

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  8. I really like Pam's decorating style. All her vintage pieces are wonderful. Love that enamel cabinet. ($20??? Wow!), the toolbox, the croquet box. . .all of it. I think it's great that she hasn't felt pressured to paint her kitchen cabinets They really are lovely, and it's so refreshing to see beautiful wood cabinets. Thank you, Kim, for featuring very special Pam's kitchen.

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  9. Pam has such need eclectic wares - I think I should very much enjoy a chance to visit there and listen to her stories about them - how she found them, etc. What a neat kitchen, fun lady and awesome guest post, Kim! Well chosen pick!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  10. I love all of Pam's finds! I can relate to her...reading blogs encouraged me to bring more of my vintage finds out in to the open as well. I collected several things before I was married and then didn't know what to do with them in the mess of trying to fit all of our things together! Great post and thanks for sharing a new blog, Kim! Heading over to Pam's now!

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  11. I love all of Pam's unique vintage items she's used to make her kitchen a warm and cozy place to be. And I look forward to visiting her blog for my daily dose of humor. Thanks for featuring Pam's kitchen today!

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  12. Pam-I have loved following you for a long time. I like you because you are true to yourself and don't just jump on a bandwagon unless you have ordered a bandwagon! I love that old truck and the fact that you have your family table. Also, I love all your secret "storage" spaces. I only have one question though- WHAT- NO BLOW MOLDS in the kitchen ? Seriously? xo Diana

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  13. Pam, Kim has had a great impression on all of us. Your kitchen is darling with all the vintage touches! I'd love to have your enamel cabinet in my kitchen too! Thanks, Kim. You know how I love love love this series!

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  14. Hello Kim & Pam. I love that cabinet you use for take-out menus. It reminds me of one I used to have and I miss it! I just started a Twitter account today and followed both your blogs. @Wecallitjunkin Y'all have a great weekend - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  15. A great kitchen, Pam! Meaningful things are what make a house a home, and you have succeeded at that! I enjoyed the tour of your kitchen, and your treasures!

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  16. I love Pam's vintage decor and her blog! Great sense of humor.

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  17. I sure wish Pam was in the market to buy a house. Her kitchen looks alot like the kitchen in our old house that WON'T SELL! Lots of feedback that the kitchen is dated. AAUUGGHH. I love her kitchen and that she is using all her vintage items! My favorite is the truck:):) Hope you both have a great weekend.

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  18. Thanks for featuring Pam's kitchen Kim. It has a fresh look... different and I luv it's uniqueness.

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  19. Kim,
    Pam is a great choice this week. I love her kitchen and all her vintage treasures. Love her little vintage truck too cute.
    Kris

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  20. Lovely colours, textures and mood in this kitchen, Pam! I especially like the bay window eating area and your mother's gorgeous table and your choice in chairs. Beautiful centerpiece of fall foliage, glowing in your sunny space! Thanks for sharing!

    Poppy

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  21. This is such a nice post.
    I think the kitchen is well appointed and wonderful.
    The chairs are lovely.
    yvonne

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  22. Pam, you make the best tour guide!! Love all the amazing details, especially those things that were your mothers. Can't wait to see what's in store for the approaching holidays!

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  23. That kitchen is really lovely! You have to begin cooking to spend even more time in it! You even have the perfect kitchenaid to help you!

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  24. Hi Kim and Pam, I love all of pam's vintage touches. The shot of the table is lovely. xo, olive

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  25. I enjoyed Pam's kitchen a lot and love her vintage finds.
    Thank you Kim, I love this series a lot.
    Besos for both you, Pam and Kim!

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  26. Love Pam's kitchen! I really appreciate all of the great vintage finds bought from yard sales or thrift stores! (And I don't like to cook, either ;)
    Susan

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  27. I love Pam's blog, her personality, her wit, her wacky funky vintage finds!
    Brenda

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  28. Huh. I never thought about using an old toolbox in the kitchen. Neat! My favorite thing has got to be that little white enamel cabinet. I could use it so many places in my home, it ain't even funny.

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