Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Hint of the New Countertop and a Barscape

     I had hopes of actually doing a tablescape this week, but putting my kitchen back together took a little more time than I planned. We got the plumbing hooked back up last night...running water is such a treat! I decided to share a barscape (is that a word?) with you today. We actually have a bar in our basement, but it doesn't get used often. I might have a glass of wine every few months, but very little drinking goes on at our house.

     You may remember my granite cheese board from some party tablescapes. I bought it in Michigan, and I love it. It used to sit on the low bar that we removed in the kitchen. I wasn't sure where I was going to put it in the "new" kitchen. I also had some concerns about how the granite of the board would look against the new granite of the countertop...but, I like it. I added a few of my favorite "bar" items.

Vintage shot glasses and a vintage
crystal bottle stopper sit in one corner.

An autographed bottle of my favorite Florida
wine was a gift from my daughter at Christmas.

Wine glasses from one of our favorite Michigan
wineries are filled with corks from special occasion wines.

     A Waterford Crystal bowl holds bottle stoppers that I love. Look closely and you will see Mickey Mouse! I love having a few that have interesting shapes and colors. They never go in wine bottles, they are just kitchen "bling"!

     It makes an interesting presentation tucked in a corner of the kitchen. This picture gives the best preview of the new countertop. There will be more pictures on Monday for Met Monday. We still have some work to do, window treatments and barstools to buy and the tile backsplash won't be installed (by my Dad) until May. However things are almost normal and I'm thrilled with it. I just wish I'd done it sooner.

I'm joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
for Tablescape Thursday.
Please take time to visit her today!


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Looks like a fun collection of treasures. Thanks for your sweet visit. You'll certainly enjoy your "new" kitchen.

dee dee said...

Goodmorning my friend! What a great bar scape! I love how you have included so many treasures! Now I am really on pins and needles wanting to see the complete kitchen redo! I must say that I love what I've seen so far... you are such a tease!
Dee Dee

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed seeing your "kitchen bling". :D I am looking forward to seeing your new kitchen.
Enjoy your day.

Jacqueline said...

How fun! I love that you did this and are keeping it out! I never thought to check it against anything but the paint. It gets you excited too! Have a blast.

bj said...

I love all your treasures..I am going to see if I can find a granite cutting board. Now that I think about it, I DO have a marble one...tucked under the bed. Good Grief !

I am soooo envious of your new counter top. I know it is so pretty and I really am thrilled that you got it. *heavy sigh......

Nellie's Cozy Place said...

well Hi there Sue,
Feel like it has been ages since I have been by, did some catching up tho. Wow, that is one nice yacht and so cool it is an art gallery of sorts,
pretty neat idea!
Can't wait to see your new kitchen, bet it is gonna be a real joy to you. Love the tray you made out of the counter top material, what a great idea, and your vignette looks so nice,
very colorful and unusual too.
Thanks for your well wishes for my birthday hon, it has been a very good week I have to say!
Hope all is well with you and yours,
and will be looking for that kitchen reveal.
Have a great weekend sweetie,
Blessings, Nellie

Marigene said...

A wine party...sounds great to me, Sue!

Lynn said...

Lovin' your fun, colorful goodies Sue-never knew Mickey liked wine:@)

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Sue
You must be thrilled to have a new kitchen!!! I love those vintage shot glasses.. so cute!! and your granite benchtop looks great... I like the dark colour!! doesn't show any spills.. hehe

have a great weekend.. ciao xxxx Julie

Jenny said...

Cute, cute, cute!

I guess Mickey is old enough to drink??!!

Ricki Treleaven said...

What a fun post! Let's get the party started ;P
I want one for my next party!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, how exciting! I think it would be wonderful to have a new kitchen. Can't wait to see the reveal!!!


Sheila :-)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Now that is fun and clever Sue! Love your barscape and how fun to have a newly remodeled kitchen to boot!

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Oh Sue, don't make me jealous by finishing your kitchen up and posting pictures..don't do it girl. I am elbow deep in reconstruction and the biggest dang mess you can imagine. The guy who was going to do most of the work, has decided that he does not have 'time' to do the work after all so now I'm on the hunt for another carpenter. My Lord, just don't make me too jealous when you do the big reveal. LOL...can't wait to see what you've done.