Enjoy touring a Spring decorated kitchen, brimming with vintage cottage style
Happy Spring! We’re still trying to keep some warmer temps here in Minnesota; saw some snowflakes the last couple of days. But Spring is definitely busting out all over inside our home! And it puts a smile on my face:) Hopefully you’re ready for a big dose of Spring today, too, because you get a tour of A Charming Spring Kitchen with Cottage Style!
This week we’ve been enjoying the Blogger’s Best Spring Home Tour, hosted by Kelly at The Tattered Pew. It’s so fun to see into beautifully Spring decorated homes; such inspiration! If you’re visiting from My Family Thyme, I’m sure you enjoyed Lynne’s pretty home. I’ll have all the rest of the links at the bottom; hope you can visit them all!
First Off, An Introduction
If it’s your first time here, welcome! I’m Lora, a vintage junk-loving creative soul. For many years I sold vintage in other people’s shops and then owned my own with a friend for 5 1/2 years. I’ve been finding, reviving and repurposing vintage my whole life! These days I love to share my experience and decoratively inspire my readers here on the blog and on my Instagram HERE.
We live in a 100+ year old Fake Farmhouse that we’ve slowly completely redone ourselves. Luckily Mr. Fix-it is very handy; my creativity and his engineering skills work well together. Our 3, now adult, kiddos learned a lot from the constant projects going on at our house! (Think they enjoyed it so much they’re having a hard time leaving;)
This year my Spring decorating was inspired by the comeback of Cottage style, which has been renamed Cottagecore. My decor has always been inspired by the sweet, feminine, times-gone-by details that this style embraces. I love to combine this sweetness with rustic vintage farmhouse junk finds for that perfect blend of high and low.
Design details for Cottage Style:
- feminine details and trims
- happy, bright pastel colors
- florals & patterns on fabrics, furniture, walls
- plenty of smalls, especially collections
- vintage furnishings and accessories with character
Hope you enjoy my Cottage styled Spring kitchen tour!
A Charming Spring Kitchen with Cottage Style
Like many old farmhouses, our back door is our main entryway. No one comes to the front door except the Amazon man;) When designing our kitchen years ago, my challenge was to make a pretty entryway for visitors without them needing to see any dirty dishes in my sink! Our entryway is space challenged, but it always welcomes visitors with a seasonal hello.
Straight ahead is the bathroom we created for the first floor. Every door in our whole house is a different vintage door we’ve added. “We” also added farmhouse trim everywhere. This house had a bad 60’s look when we moved in: gold linoleum and appliances, orange skinny trim, flourescent square light… you get the picture. We had to build the vintage farmhouse charm back into it.
Open Shelves for Seasonal Display
I love when my home embraces whatever season we are in, so I swap things up often (actually whenever other people dust;) I am a dish-a-holic and switch up my dishes every season, combining vintage with new. Open shelves work beautifully for function and display. Old wood boards held by new farmhouse-styled brackets corral our seasonal dishes.
The beautiful Marvin windows give me a view of our property. This whole wall is so much better than what it looked like before. (See the kitchen before in “Our Home’s 15 Year Anniversary”).
The deep windowsills allow me to enjoy seasonal pretties and fresh flowers at the sink.
Repurposed Vintage Projects Seen:
Vintage Collections in Glass Front Cabinets
I designed our kitchen and the cabinets and knew I wanted glass front cupboards, so I could enjoy my seasonal vintage collections without cluttering up countertops. I have used this trick throughout our space-challenged home (see “10 Styling Ideas That Make Glass Front Cabinet Displays Beautiful“).
When we remodeled the kitchen, we were able to create a pantry by popping a door through the former exterior wall. With a little step up and a vintage door, you’d think it was always there. It was one of the best things we did for this house. It even has a window. (You can see the inside in “Pantry Organization, Vintage Inspired”).
I designed this bank of cabinets to look like the built-ins of an old house. Over 10 years later, and I still love them!
My R.Atkinson Fox framed prints inspired my Cottage decorating theme. Learn more about his lovely and numerous illustrations and his career in “Collecting R. Atkinson Fox Prints”.
Cozy Cottage Sitting Area
At the end of our kitchen I’ve created a cozy sitting area that is probably the most popular spot in the house. I have had a table there at times, but then we all miss the comfy chairs. The small scaled loveseat and barrel chair sit on either side of our DIY repurposed coffee table ( “From Vintage Roof Rack to Cool Coffee Table”).
With our big patio sliding doors, you can feel like you’re sitting outside. I decorate the deck with seasonal decor to enjoy. Even though it snowed yesterday, I popped in fake forsythia branches, pussy willows and picked up some pansies for this special home tour!
This cozy sitting area is tucked in by a cupboard we created from old doors and hardware. For Spring I filled it with my vintage tin collection (learn more in “Collecting Vintage Daher Floral Tins”).
If you came over to enjoy a cup of coffee with me, we’d probably sit here!
Spring Cottage Decor Everywhere
Are you getting the cottage decorating vibes? I even pulled out some vintage floral teacups for that English cottage style. Along with my fun Easter centerpiece (“DIY Chocolate Bunny Centerpiece“), I’ve got all the sweet and charming accents that make Cottage Style so endearing!
Well, we’re back at the entryway where we started. Hope you enjoyed the tour! Yes, with Cottage style, there’s a lot going on. But it’s so fun to decorate with all your pretty vintage finds!
To continue this fun tour, visit Kristin at White Arrows Home next. You’ll love her lodge-beautiful home in my neighboring state of Wisconson!
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