Tuesday, October 12, 2010

FALL-IN' UP THE KITCHEN

Welcome to my kitchen y'all! Today I'm joining Miss Sheila at Notesongs. She was so sweet to send me an invitation to her "Heart of the Home" Party...


There are tons of photos here and if you have already seen some of them, just mosey along...

Come on into my kitchen at "The Roost." This morning we enjoyed some scones and apple cinnamon tea with my homemade Pumpkin Butter. If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I'm running all over town trying to find and taste everything pumpkin. I'm truly pumpkin-obsessed!
This Pumpkin Butter* is wonderful and since I've become a pumpkin-holic, I would know! It's wonderful to serve with scones, muffins, and biscuits. My recipe can also be used to bake a pumpkin pie!

*The recipe for my pumpkin butter is at the end of this post.
It's easy to prepare and total yummy-ness!

I love Harney's apple cinnamon tea this time of year...

I moved my fav bunny to the breakfast counter...
Jean Paul says "Happy Fall Y'all!"

The kitchen sink. Lord have mercy, husband asked, "Do you have to show them everything?" "Yes Sir!"

The rooster strainer...

Taking the tour of the kitchen counters...Cinnamon pumpkin hand wash...

Yankee pumpkin spice candle and roosters and fleur de lis...

Paula Deen's 'Fried Apple Pie' candle is putting off a great aroma! That's my prissy cousin Miss Marsha...she's very prissy y'all!

Pumpkin and more roosters...

Pistachios...a fav snack of mine!

More counter decos...
The top of the frig...love the Paula Deen vintage scale and her red colander, my majolica teapot and sugar & creamer...all being watched over by a feathered rooster!
Take a peek on top of my cabinets...hydrangeas and artwork by cuz Dr. Kim Sessums...

More artwork by cuz Kim and a rooster and a fleur de pewter tray...
Birdhouses and another rooster...
Rooster plates over a closet in the kitchen...

A little seasonal festive look on the pantry door...

The etagere and the doggie dining area...
The wineman delivers now:):):)
Oh, I can't stop featuring this linen towel...
As if people need to be told!!!
Just a clock and a little info for everybody!
This hutch was a maple finish and I re-did it...painted it black...

Decorated for Halloween...All the dishes are from HomeGoods
Pumpkins inside a jar on green moss...

Goodies on a cakeplate which I also purchased at HomeGoods...
One of my party hats for Halloween...
Boo Y'all!

Looking into the breakfast area...husband says I have too much furniture. So, I moved two of the chairs away from the table. Hope he's happy now! The table, chairs, and sideboard are from Ballard Designs.

The chandelier is also from Ballard Designs and the darlin' chandelier shades are from The Pink Giraffe.

Love these monogrammed chandelier shades. They are the coordinated gingham check pattern to my Waverly 'Le Petite Ferme Spice' pattern...

Roosters and toile and gingham...all my favs!
Part of my ever-growing apron collection. I have about 20 more aprons I need to display somewhere, 'cuz they are soooo cute!!!

The door leading to our side porch is covered with the Waverly 'Le Petite Ferme Spice' Roman shade and topped off with a door topper from The Hobby Lobby...

The sideboard...

Miss Paula Deen is on deck on the sideboard! Love this book and I chose Paula's rooster-motif book holder to display it!!!


*Recipe for Miss Janice's Pumpkin Butter:
4 15 oz. cans pumpkin
1 1/2 cups apple juice
4 tsp. ground ginger
2 tsp. ground nutmeg
4 tsp. ground cinnamon
3 cups sugar
1 tsp. ground cloves

Combine all the ingredients in a large pot and stir well. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until thickened. Stir frequently. Place the mixture into sterile containers and chill until served.
Yields 8 Ball jars (8-oz jars).

I'm meeting my mama at her sister's house in Sarasota this weekend I'm taking some of my Pumpkin Butter as gifts for mama and our relatives. I will show y'all later this week my gift packaging for the Pumpkin Butter gifts.
So y'all stop over and visit Miss Shelia!
Thank you for stopping by to visit me!!!

46 comments:

Princess Freckles said...

What a beautifully decorated kitchen! I really love the black hutch and all that's displayed on it. Happy Fall!

EntertainingMom said...

I have never made pumpkin butter. I had no idea it was that easy... I absolutely adore it! I am actually making a granola with pumpkin butter and I can smell it as I type... yum yum yum! I love your kitchen and all things pumpkin (and rooster too!)

Girl with the Curlz said...

Your kitchen is just darling! I love all of your fall decorations. Thanks for the pumpkin butter recipe. How easy. I am going to give this a try.

Allison Shops said...

I have a black hutch too. Love yours. It's nice to see the kitchen details up close! I hope you'll drop by Atticmag to see our kitchens - it's a three for one!

Allison
Atticmag

SmilingSally said...

Hi Janice,

I love your kitchen, with all of your wonderful decorations. A rooster strainer is a new one for me! Cute.

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Bea said...

Lovely kitchen, Miss Janice! Thanks for sharing your beautiful house with us...

Marydon said...

Oh, my, Janice ... may I have a chair please so I can just sit & absorb your beautiful kitchen. It is lovely.
Have a beautiful eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

...All Things Refined said...

I feel so at home in your kitchen - I can almost taste your homemade pumpkin butter! Thank you for opening up your home to us.

Mary Beth said...

Very cute. It must make you so happy to look around at your home looking so adorable.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Janice -- we knew it would be fabulous! What a beautifully decorated kitchen you have. Love your wonderful "prissy" touches.

Debbie said...

So cute Miss Janice. I love your collection of Aprons, and how cute you have them hung. All your Fall Halloween touches are magnificent!

Meghan said...

I would just like to know when I can move in?
You want even know I'm there.
I am a 6ft tall read head, with a very tall, blue eyed 4 year old boy attached to my leg...I'll blend!

Gorgeous home!

Natasha said...

Miss Janice, this kitchen is just wonderful! Your decorations are fabulous and your kitchen really does look like it is truly the heart of your beautiful home.

Now, if only I could some of that gorgeous sounding Cinnamon pumpkin hand wash! How divine!

Best wishes and thank you for the virtual tour!
Natasha.

A Hint of Home said...

Your kitchen is lovely, Miss Janice. I love all your furniture pieces. The black hutch turned out so well.
Your recipe sounds wonderful!
Happy Fall!

The Inspired Nest said...

I love your decor! I can't get enough of it! I love anything monogrammed and you have got those bases covered. My grandmother had a sign that said "We don't care how you do it up north!" so your towel made me laugh! Your sassy southern decor is devine!
Lacy

Life with L said...

Yummy. I will be right over to enjoy that tasty pie and the pumpkin butter...oh my! Your kitchen is lovely. The rooster plate looks familiar. Thank you for the recipe.

Linda

kay said...

You have a lovely home, thank you for posting the recipe,It looks yummy, I will have to try it out. I absolutely love the Fall and everything about it! Don't you love all the hand soaps Bath and Body Works came out with? I loaded up! And they are at every sink in our home!

Liz said...

I love your french country kitchen! Especially that pretty black hutch! :) And those monogrammed shades... To die for! :)

~Liz

ohyouprettythings said...

I love the decorations!! They are gorgeous! Great job!! :]

Shelia said...

Oh, my Dear Miss Janice! I love your gorgeous kitchen! You're so sassy and cute! So is your kitchen. Love all of your decorations and your black hutch all decorated for Halloween is darling!! Thank you so very much for coming to my party and sharing your lovely kitchen.
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sassy J said...

Your kitchen is decorated so pretty, I have my aprons hanging too somewhat like yours, I love aprons and they are so cute displayed....I have printed your pumpkin butter recipe and can't wait to try....sounds yummy! Very cute blog!

Elizabeth said...

Where do you store all of your seasonal goodies when they are not in use? I find that to be one of the biggest problems with having so many fun things. Most things have to be in a climate-controlled environment, and there is only so much space. Maybe you could do a post on storage tips.
Love your blog!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

CHARM! That is exactly what popped into my head when I saw your kitchen. It is just charming!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

A gorgous kitchen! Everything is amazing. (I NEED A NEW KITCHEN..:)
I look and look and still see fantastic things...so lovely...

Lori said...

Love the color or your walls and the black hutch is great. I don't care how they do it up North either.

mr. pineapple man said...

wow looks like a magazine shoot!

Polish and Pearls said...

I love how halloween-ish your hutch is decorated- it looks amazing!

Pumpkin butter is one of my favorite things to eat with biscuits in the fall, but nothing will ever top apple butter for me! Enjoy the day!

Atelier de Charo said...

So charming kitchen, a wonderful decor!

Hugs
Charo

Kara said...

Holy Mackerel, Miss Janice. I do so LoVe your decorating skills.
I strive to be a Janice 'mini-me' in all things.
I do so loVe all the monograms everywhere. Wish I was having tea at your lovely table with all the pumpkins.
Have a Super Day....
Miss Kara

Lisa said...

Miss Janice,
Your kitchen is amazing! But then everything you do is wonderful.:)
PS I am soooo trying this pumpkin butter!

Charli and me said...

Very nice kitchen you have here!

Preppy Sue said...

Beautiful as usual! I'm going to try the pumpkin butter, it looks like a fairly easy recipe...thank you!

The Doxie Diaries said...

Love the tour!! I enjoy taking a peek at your beautiful home. It's an inspiration to us all.

Lori
(Lmsbartow)

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Miss Janice your kitchen is lovely. It is easy to tell a lot of love has gone into all the little details. It is very kind of you to share your pumpkin butter recipe with us, it looks really tasty!
Valerie

Jennifer said...

I'm in love!!!! Your hutch is just darlin and I love those lamp shades!!! Just a beautiful warm kitchen!

Take care!
~Jennifer

artis1111 said...

Lovely kitchen! I am crazy about that hutch. Kathy

AngelaV said...

I love the chandelier shades but the pink giraffe doesn't seem to have them on their website. Pooh!

Love your decor. I have "we don't care how you do it up north" cocktail napkins.

Kathleen said...

Thanks for the tour of your pretty kitchen! Something to crow about!

Miss Janice said...

Dear AngelaV,

Go to www.ThePinkGiraffe.net and search under "Monogrammed lampshades," then search under "Small monogrammed lampshades." The owner Eliza will customize the shade for you.
Miss Janice

Coco said...

Your kitchen is warm, lovely and inviting! I especially love all of the beautiful seasonal displays you do!

I hope you don't mind me asking you a question.

How and where do you store all of your seasonal decor? I would love to see a post on your organizational abilities!

Angie said...

I absolutely love and want every cute little thing in your gorgeous kitchen!!! It is all just the kind of stuff that makes me want to squeal! You have totally convinced me to paint my hutch black after seeing how good yours looks. I have been thinking about it and now I know that is want I should do. Thanks for all the great inspiration in this wonderful post!

LemonyRenee' said...

What a wonderfully warm kitchen. I wanted to thank you for the pumpkin butter recipe. My son loves it in oatmeal -- never thought of making it from the canned pumpkin. I was always thinking it was either ready-made or you had to start with the gourd. Duh! Thanks for saving me hours this winter. :)

flip flops and pearls said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!

Look at all the decor woman! I love how the wineman delivers!! Mine use too....I need to get back into that..I miss it but once a month wasn't cutting it, LOL!!!

I also have that same lil chalk board on stand that holds the ribbon!

XXOO

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Wow, nice decorations! It looks so festive and beautiful!

SueMac said...

I LOVE how you hang your aprons on those hooks! PRECIOUS!

Pamela said...

Love all your pretties! They are truly lovely!