Favorite Corner: Kitchen/Breakfast Nook/Area

The kitchen/breakfast nook is more than just a favorite corner in my kitchen.  It has many house-to-home elements to my liking. airy space with sunligh and bay window looking out into the backyard and sunroom; built-in window seat.  The table is one of two and the main table in my house since I gave up a dining room proper.  This area is the most used in my house.  I finally took the pendant that came with the light fixture out and replaced it with a wired basket. Now there is more light in my otherwise dim life.  I recently turned a thrift-store bought bookshelf into an open hutch to shelve all of my china teaware I have collected over the years.  This area gives off an eclectically vintage, cottage, country style with colorful and bright decor.  #favoritecorner

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    Thank you so much for noticing all these little things in my kitchen, Maria. Yes, I try to be bright and beautiful with my home, especially since I have three young children, who don’t care for stiff and formal decor

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    Hahn, you make me laugh…from the photos of your bright and airy home and your cheerful children that you’ve shared, I certainly don’t get the impression that you have an “otherwise dim life”! I love your wire basket lamp. It’s one of the most original ideas I’ve seen, especially with the fabric around the rim. I like the way you display and use your cups, saucers and pots. I have a collection of old tea/coffee cups and saucers that I’ve put away down in my workroom in the basement. I have no room to display them, and I don’t really use them, but I just can’t bring myself to get rid of them. Every once and awhile, I’ll pull a couple out to fill with small plants in the sunroom or dining room.

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    Thank you for your compliment, Jennifer. The fabric rim on the wired basket matches the floral window curtain. And the fabric of the curtain was from a fitted bed sheet. I cut it to the sesired panels and to size and burned the edges with a lighted candle because I was too lazy to use a sewing machine. It turned great actually. My life was more dim before I changed the light pendant. My husband would touch the orignal pendant and looked dubious. It just sapped up all the light, so one day I just took the fixture off and bought a wired basket to replace it. So now let there be light. Ase for my teaware on display, I actually use them often and I can see them because they are on open shelving. My two and half toddler son is so good because I have had the shelf like that for more than 6 months now and he just knows not to touch any on there. All my children are racals and rambunctious but they know what to touch and what not to touch. As for your collection you can selectively display some and just change it around and finda little place for them. That way you can see how beautiful your china is.

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    Another gorgeous corner from the home of Hanh Nguyen. So fun to think of your children running around your bright and colorful home, like busy little birds in a tropical jungle.

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    Diane, just this evening my daughter asked me if I can only have one thing between the two: being a fashionista or home decorating, which would I choose. I couldn’t answer her. I want both equally. I can’t give up neither one of them. And yes, my chickadees sure run and play and laugh and argue and fight all over the house, but that’s normal functional life. But they also clean after themselves and becoming individuals after my mothering.

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    I love it! So happy, cheerful and charming! Genius idea with the wire basket, and making your curtains out of a bed sheet! You aren’t afraid to take risks and just do what you love, and it shows in the vibrancy of your home. Thanks for sharing!

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      Oh thank you Crystal. Yes, that area of my kitchen is one of my dearly beloved spots in the house. For once I can sit and admire all my tearware, which I use often when female friends come. They love to drink tea much more than I do, and I am glad I have enough teacups to accomodate their tea drinking.

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