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Apr 27, 2011

French Country Kitchens

I find the elements in French country kitchens very appealing:
exposed beams, distressed wood cabinets, stone or stucco walls...

 large family tables...

 ceramic backsplashes...

terracotta pottery and hanging cookware...

beautiful but yet rustic fireplaces...


and wrought iron hangers...

I used to like modern architecture with very clean and simple lines. 

It appears that, the older I get, 
the more I lean towards more rustic but elegant pieces with a history 
(maybe because that's what I'm becoming?)
Though a contemporary stainless steel piece of furniture may be hip and quite attractive, 
I find beauty in the more polished and slightly distressed pieces.

Hope you find a style that suits your taste.

Besos, my loves.


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  1. Oh I can only "sigh" with you..these kitchens are all very welcoming in their own way- must be the element of raw,true usable equipment, exposed and ready for use they have in common. thank you for sharing. xoxo Colette ~ Afrique du Sud

  2. Teeeeheee! I think I too am leaning towards the GRAYS and rustic because well....I AM BECOMING GRAY AND RUSTIC TOO! Wow, these have ALWAYS been my choice for a kitchen look. My cottage kitchen is filled with copper from France, baskets and iron. I LOVE IT! Have a fabulous day dearest! Anita

  3. Lovely :) a dream to have a kitchen like that!

  4. This is truly my dream kitchen. I can totally imagine having grand family parties in this space! Totally in love:) Have a fantastic Thursday, my dear

    Ps: I’m hosting a beautiful jewelry GIVEAWAY later today! Just in time for Mother’s Day!

  5. Who wouldn't fancy a kitchen like these? Great selection.

  6. I love exposed beams in any room!! Wonderful photos....


  7. I love French Country and I definitely love these rustic and chic!

  8. Wow, I'm amazed by its charm. Love the rustic, vintage look in it. Clean and very homey furnitures. Magical. wowaccountforsale

  9. The 4th one is my favorite. I love it!!!

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  11. Yes they are appealing! Today it is very rare to see such old style Country kitchens in anyone's home.