In the summer kitchen

The kitchen at elmwood makes me weak in the knees. The door is perpetually left open (rain or shine) and someone's always bustling around making coffee and toast.

Elmwood Kitchen
I come from a toast family. I think we eat more whole wheat, 14 grain, crusty, seedy toast than any other family alive.

Elmwood Kitchen


Elmwood Kitchen
The wallpaper is basically a perfect 1950's picnic blanket gingham, the gold standard of country kitchens everywhere.

Elmwood Kitchen


Elmwood Kitchen

The family's genealogical chalkboard, just to keep things in perspective.

This kitchen has seen 171 years worth of Emerson food, which boils down to an astounding amount of toast for one clan to consume over the course of a century.

10 comments:

  1. With that view, I can see why the door never gets closed, just beautiful!

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  2. I love that screen door. This must be such a magical place!

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  3. It's hard to fathom the idea of a kitchen that's seen 171 years. Amazing!!

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  4. what a wonderful place! it's so nice to have so much history in the family... I remember summer kitchens from the country side here; they're more like an open air thing, very rustic.

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  5. Omg i have that tomato pin thingy too! Its weird it makes me feel like thats my house just because of that one item :D

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  6. Very simple, elegant, stunning!

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  7. beautiful!!! i just visited a place that felt very similar to this. looking at these pictures gave my heartstrings a hard pull. i'll post pictures very soon.

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