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Fine on a bed--not in the kitchen   Quilting Swaps - Unsewn

Started Apr-19 by latterberry; 1443 views.

From: judyinohio


Lynne, if you don't mind, I will hijack your thread and post some photos from Freddy's book and show her kitchen and other photos from her house. They will inspire you to drive your DH nuts with brighter color choices.

Here's the cover of the 1999 edition of her book; Amazon offers a reprint and I cannot guarantee if what's inside matches what I found in my edition.

And here are two pages showing her display of chinaware and her kitchen. She did not cover every square inch of the kitchen walls with art. She obviously loves collecting chinaware.

Then there's the issue of bright fabrics ... lots and lots of bright fabrics. A girl can never have too many reds according to Freddy.

Her kitchen looks much better than the one that started this post. Not that I would want to do that to my kitchen but I could be in the space and not want to get outta there as fast as I can.


From: Midkid5


I totally agree with you.  The picture that started this thread is just to much.



From: latterberry


That woman sure does like brights.  Not quite as bad as the other one, but would drive me nuts.


From: MaryOhio


hmmmm, ummmm, wow--definitely alot to look at hushed


From: latterberry


I think I would go cross-eyed in there! 

someone has too much Talevera tile (a Mexican tile very popular around Santa Fe).  They even put it in the toe space and looks like on the front of the drawers - hmmmm.  I used a blue & white tile as an accent in our kitchen remodel in Santa Fe - all blue & white including blue grout - that wasn't practical either.  I learned the hard way, never ever have a tile counter in a kitchen. 


From: latterberry


Each tile is really pretty, just too much of it.  I don't think I would like tile on my kitchen counters either.  I'm way too messy.

re tile on counters, I didn't realize how often you use your hand or a towel to wipe a counter.  the grout lines catch every little bit of "stuff" and then make it very difficult to wipe it off.  And OH MY a dark blue grout - and flour.  or salt.  or anything.  And a dark blue porcelain sink.   I think that kitchen is what caused me to be OCD about cleaning a kitchen because I was constantly cleaning that one.  And it was before kids.  I can just imagine what it would have been like with two teenagers cooking.  but it sure was pretty.  white tile floor, white tile counters, blue on white backsplash, and blond walnut cabinets.  and wildly unpractical - I feel bad for the person who bought the house after us.  I'm sure they tore out that tile before too long.  Or at least the counter.

Your blue sink and tiles sounds beautiful but maintaining and using it not so much.