It has been quite awhile since I’ve shared an Idyllic Moments post, and these are so fun for me… to zoom in, get creative, and focus on the little details for a change, rather than the big picture. Idyllic means happy, peaceful, or picturesque, and there are many moments in our home that bring me those positive feelings. This month my kitchen has been looking quite happy, as I’ve been spending more time cooking and baking, as the weather ever so slightly cools. Click through to scroll some small vignettes and corner captures that have felt special to me lately!
We have yet to swap our kitchen faucet (it’s still on the to-do list), but the goods surrounding our sink are looking quite pretty these days. My favorite pairings are always the most simple: a nice hand soap with a marble trivet beneath it, and a handmade dish brush set.
While I’m still on the hunt for my dreamy vintage kitchen island table, our cart is getting a lot of use. It’s currently piled with cutting boards, vintage wood bowls for my fruit, a cookbook I’ve been using often, and a pretty marble rolling pin.
I restocked our wine cabinet before my family arrived, as it was looking rather empty and sparse. Sometimes refilling and restocking the shelves, pantry, or fridge makes a kitchen feel alive again. Please tell me I’m not the only one who gets that post grocery high when everything is stocked and organized in its designated place? I love that!
While grocery shopping, I also snagged some petite blooms from Trader Joe’s. You know I love an easy TJ’s floral arrangement. I’m taking advantage of all the fresh florals before we head into fall & winter. These felt like a fun summery touch in the window.
My cookbook niche seems to be bursting at the seams lately… I’ve also expanded my vintage rolling pin collection that somehow ended up in this space. I enjoy when styling naturally occurs without us realizing it. Do you ever find negative space and instinctively fill it with something in an effort to clean up, and it ends up working out very well from an aesthetic point of view? That’s kind of what happened in this corner. Rolling pins and cookbooks- and unlikely (or maybe likely?) pair that really works.
Of course my vintage bouillotte lamp is still the star of the countertop on the opposing side of our kitchen. I styled it alongside my hand thrown bowl (holding the garlic) that I carefully brought home with me from French Polynesia, as well as my vintage marble pedestal I snagged from an estate sale, and a gorgeous walnut serving board as the backdrop. I still love my kitchen canisters because they seal nicely and have a classic look- you can grab those from Amazon.
Our garden is giving us one last big produce haul (it’s looking happy again after the rain), so we’ve been sharing our tomatoes & zucchini with friends and neighbors. I appreciate everyone sending me their tried & true recipes! We’ve been working through some seriously delicious ones.
Have you also been spending more time in the kitchen lately? At the beginning and end of each season, I always find myself making all the seasonal treats and recipes. Perhaps it’s also because we’re hosting house guests, but I feel like I spend the majority of my time here lately- when hanging out at home. I love how everyone gathers and gravitates toward the kitchen… it’s always the heart of a home. Emmett and I were also chatting about how it was such a smart decision to renovate our kitchen high on the priority list, shortly after moving in. We’re really enjoying having a beautifully finished and functional space. I definitely wouldn’t change it! Have a great day, friends.