|Queen Victorian by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr. - 1837|
|Trompe L'oeil Porcelain Paint Brush |
Still visible, vestige from a stove pipe.
Entering the pantry, there is a little opening with a panel that slides upwards. A food service type of opening that is usually in a wall between a kitchen and a dining room.
Behind the counter wall are the servants' staircase and the stairs to the basement. The cupboard doors have been removed for painting.
For my future kitchen, I would love to get my hands on an old sink such as this one.
|Found on Pinterest - sorry, could not find the real source.|
Also for my future kitchen, gorgeous floor to ceiling cupboards with ladder .
When we bought the house, we were told by our real estate agent that the hanging light fixture was original to the house and was converted from gas to electricity early on.
Some close-up shots of the damage seen all around the kitchen. No matter how clean it is, it never looks clean.
The green walls are done, now for priming the wainscotting.
From the other side of the pantry wall, in that weird little nook, you can see that food service window.
We've placed the refrigerator on the opposite side. I know, it's a mile away from the counter,
but there's no choice.
Researching early kitchen photographs, I was hoping to find one that would have a similar configuration to ours. Here is the closest I came to it. That weird nook (although bigger) is present in this old photograph and to my surprise, the cooking/heating stove is turned back to the seating area of the kitchen. The stove in our kitchen would have been smaller.
The Ballantynes' kitchen,
54 Main Street,
October 10, 1896
Photographer: James or May Ballantyne
My painted buffet, is now in the kitchen and coordinates nicely.
The kitchen table and chairs don't coordinate, but they will do just fine until the real reno happens - whenever that is. We're not done, we still have to finish painting the cupboard doors, window and door frames as well as the five doors. Although I like baking (because of my sweet tooth), I never was big on cooking and kitchen stuff in general, but now that the kitchen is starting to feel and look better, I find myself more inspired by recipes and lovely porcelain.