A Galley kitchen is our favorite kind, with everything right within reach. Unseen are great pullout shelves in the lower cabinets. At the far end of the kitchen is the breakfast area, with a little atrium outside which holds mostly kitchen herbs right now. The rusty red cupboard in the breakfast area was once part of the red cape that was lost. How fortunate I feel to still have this piece. A lot of our early fireplace iron is used in this room purely for decor. My chalk deer rug hangs over Jack's black settle.
Jack has made a hanging shelf to go over the sink, it holds redware pottery which is very nice with the grey green paint. I have his pattern for the shelf ends and will try to make a downloadable pdf for those who want to make one like it.
The Langhorne Tavern sign rug is in honor of one in my family history. I know the name was Langhorne's Tavern, and belonged to Maurice Langhorne in Virginia during the 18th century. I have no idea what the real taven sign may have looked like. The Langhorne family home from that time is still standing and lived in, I received a cd of photos taken in and ourside of the house, wonderful! A nice gift from an internet genealogist friend. The colors in the new kitchen are all in the rug. The rug was hooked years and years ago, but my color choices seem stay the same.
This kitchen really knows how to cook, if only I could remember how to do my part!