Saturday, February 6, 2010

Provance at home

Lavender and Sunflowers
by Hazel Baker

After reading the book, A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle,
I was inspired to create my own little Provence.

So this is my Provence.

We created this room by taking a small part of our two car garage.
The cabinets are from our kitchen remodel several years ago.
I have a long counter top that I use all the time. It's like a Butler's Pantry.
At one end is an office area.
The ceiling is painted a dark sky blue, walls are sunflower yellow and the trim is off-white.
All the colors of Provence!

View from our kitchen, door to the garage.

View looking into kitchen

Bookshelf that holds my recipe books and serving baskets

Mr. Rooster

Wall above the long counter


Celebrating the Heart all this month, with pictures of hearts.

Strawberries -"Little Hearts" - photo courtsey of Karen Riberio


  1. Oh what fun, Christine! I really enjoy that book -- have you see the movie series of it? It's great.

    And what a great way to bring a little south of France to your own part of the world.

    I love that colour combo of yellow and blue... have lots of it around my own home. Probably because of Provence too.

    Happy Weekend, B

  2. I love that room! It's adorable and so nice to have your own little getaway.

  3. Christine, that room looks so very cheerful! I love things that make you smile just to see them. Which would add the way you sign your initials! The heart just seems to match you.

  4. Christine,
    What a fun and useful room! Does it have a name... Provence perhaps? Your room is so neat and organized! Love the cheery yellow!
    Dee Dee

  5. What a wonderful added space to your kitchen! I love, love, love the colors. I'll be checking out the book, too.

  6. That yellow is just beautiful! If you get a chance, visit my blog... we are in much need of prayer for my sis and her dear family who lost their 5 1/2 month old baby boy.

  7. I wanna see the blue ceiling!!! Love how happy the room is.


    Thanks for your sweet comments about the shower!

  8. Your plates are gorgeous! That is a very fun room!


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