Monday, February 15, 2010

DECORATING THE KITCHEN ISLAND

After all of the Christmas holiday decorations came down, everything in the house looked sooooo empty! I want a very cozy feeling in my cottage, so I'm constantly doing things to make it feel homey! This is the small island in my kitchen--take a peek...
Now y'all, ever since I went to see the movie 'It's Complicated,' I am craving chocolate croissants all the time. I confess that I didn't bake these beauties, I bought them at The Fresh Market Grocers. They are ridiculously good! {If you saw the movie, didn't you just love that scene with Meryl Streep and Steve Martin in her bakery...making those croissants...} By the way, I loved everything about that movie...her home, her kitchen, her bakery, that outfit she wore in the opening scene, Alec Baldwin--oh, I just loved it all!


My assistant in the kitchen here at "The Roost," I would like to introduce to you Jean Paul.


Love bunnies everywhere...


My pot rack...


Love this little rooster, made for me by Nancy at SouthernLady-Nancy...


Y'all know about the gingham issues I have. Here's a cute little gingham runner and some towels hung on the side of the island...


Jean Paul and I both want to say "Merci" for stopping in to visit with us today.

37 comments:

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Beautiful. I thought of you when I was looking at tons of rooster decor at the Chicken Coop back home in Kentucky over the holidays. Roosters + gingham = simply fun and gorgeous!

Short Southern Momma said...

Love it! No matter what I do my bar never look good. Hope your having a great day! xoxo

PAT said...

Your island is beautiful, Miss Janice. I also love all that wonderful copper, hanging from the pot rack!

Teresa Jane said...

Yummy girlfriend...I want to eat those right now. I love Jean Paul and need him to help me some. Everything looks so cute as usual. LOVE all those copper pots and I see you are following in you know who's footsteps with that prominent butter dish. :) Bon Jour

Lisa said...

Miss Janice,
Your island looks really cute and homey. Jean Paul looks like quite the assistant. :)

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Oh Miss Janice...I DO love a chocolate croissant. Meryl Streep made the process look easy in the movie, didn't she? Several years ago, I decided to give croissant making a try...NEVER again. Meryl had the right equipment and I most definitely did not.

Bama Belle said...

Adorable as always! Thanks for sharing. I haven't seen that movie, but I will have to check it out!

Brittany said...

I hate that empty feeling when you take all the Christmas decorations down. Love your great ideas! My mom always says a rooster in the house brings good luck!

Shelia said...

Hello, Miss Janice! What a pretty island you have! I am loving that cute cute little bunny lamp! That a very lovey pot rack too! Now I'm seeing Rooster things - you know how I love the yard birds!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Miss Janice! Now you know I LOVE your very frenchy decor and the wonderful rooster tassel! And that Jean Paul is a handsome fellow! I loved the movie, too! I plan to buy the DVD just so I can pause it and check out the house! I have "Julie and Julia" and I am doing the same thing with it now! lol Have a wonderful week!...hugs...Debbie

Paula said...

Your display looks very nice. It's fun to change things, isn't it?

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love your Island girl...all the cooper is wonderful and I haven't seen the movie yet...Now that Nancy is a doll and she has my couch I want so bad...Bwaaaaaa Hope you have a GREAT day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sherrie said...

Beautiful decor and can I just say that I totally want one of those bloody marys in your header?! :)

carolinajewel said...

Love your island! I loved the croissant scene in "It's Complicated" also as well as her house !!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Beautiful. I adore bunnies and roosters.. love the lamp.. just too cute for words... I haven't seen the movie yet.. looking forward to it.. hugs ~lynne~

bevysblog said...

You must have lots of good luck in your kitchen with your fabulous rooster! And I think I need a croissant du chocolat maintenant!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your island looks great, and so do those croissants. Yes, that was a fantastic movie! I want one of those "butter" dishes, but I don't ever see them in my area. laurie

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Miss Janice,
Your kitchen island turned out very nice. Beautiful and functional. The pot rack is beautiful with the copper pots. We accept you even with your "issues" with gingham! Ha. Have a wonderful Tuesday!
Valerie

The Southern Housewife said...

Oh, Miss Janice, you have done it again- stolen my heart! Roosters, bunnies, gingham, piggies! Love it all!!! :)

Jenifer Helton said...

Miss. Janice-
LOVED that movie and Love the island. Thank you for always offering inspiration and elegance.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Thank you so much for the addy for the butter tray. I've never been to that site. I've had so much fun looking at everything on it. The butter tray is out of stock. I've added the site to my favs, and I'll keep checking on it. laurie

Sweet Tea and Biscuits said...

Hi Miss Janice- Just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring your blog and website on the sips of the south series this Friday over at my blog . I hope you will stop by and join us. Hope you have a great week!

Stacey said...

Miss Janice. Your kitchen is perfect. :) You and I have very similar taste in the kitchen.

Mommy Lynda said...

I lurv your Mardi Gras sideboard table in your dining room!

Manuela@TPOH said...

What a darling tassel! I love the black gingham ribbon she used. Great potrack too.

My husband LOVES chocolate croissants! He likes to heat them in the microwave for a few seconds so the chocolate is all melty inside.

Manuela

Candy said...

I loved that movie too! Those chocolate croissants look scrumptious... sometimes my boyfriend picks them up for us as a weekend treat, there's a bakery down the street from us that makes some great ones! xo

KDC Events said...

Simple, yet it looks fabulous! Love it =)

A Hint of Home said...

I haven't seen the movie but I'm sure I would be craving those crossaints.
Your kitchen island looks great!

Kara said...

Very sweet, love gingham! I'll have to make the chocolate croissants, The Brit will LoVe them too!

Wish I had the copper pots! Roosters are so cute!
Miss Kara

BLC :o said...

Oh la la! I loooove the copper pot rack. Xoxo-BLC

Melissa Miller said...

Miss Janice your kitchen is charming and very beautifully decorated. I just adore the precious roosters you have. So pretty! I need to see that movie soon.

Blessings to sweet friend.
~Melissa :)

Designs on 47th Street said...

Miss Janice, everything is chic as can be. I love your roosters and your gingham and I've always wanted a pot rack complete with copper! Just lovely.

Donna

melissa said...

Just wonderful ... the roosters & bunnies = fun look!! :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh this looks SO good. I adore your header too. :)

Gwennie said...

You must try the chocolate crossaints from Trader Joe's. You let them rise overnight, bake them in the morning..... what a way to start the day. I made them for my husband for Valentine's Day.

Pink Martini said...

Oh my missy, your photos are wonderful as always. Your header - WOW! You are definitely entered for the cookie give-away. Thank you for visiting. :) xoxo

Liz said...

Oh Miss Janice... I am cracking up! I have been looking for an old fashioned dairy slab forever! I finally found a reproduction at Joanne Hudson and was reading the reviews .... To my surprise there was a lovely review written by a Miss Janice... Would I be wrong to assume it was you? :) I have requested this little gem for Mother's day. It looks darling on your island! :)
~Liz