The kitchen at StoneGable is not only the heart of my home but it's hub!

Today I'm sharing and show you my kitchen ready for early fall!

I'm so please to be a part of....

Make sure to enter the fabulous giveaway sponsored by Pfister at the end of the post!!!!

Early fall at StoneGable is a real transition time... as we celebrate the remains of Indian summer and the harbingers of the cooler season to come...

Fall is beginning right here on my the island! I'm starting to bring in a few Autumnal colors of fall and nubby textures into the kitchen!

A large burlap runner cover the whole island and works to warm things up!

Two cylinders filled with faux fall leaves build a canopy over chunky wooden candlesticks and candles.

My island is a real workhorse! It is my work station, breakfast bar, buffet table, project center and gathering place!  It store my bakers, plastic storage containers, knives and essential gadgets... and lots and lots of ball jars! The doors on either end are trash cans!

When we freshened up our kitchen a couple of years ago we cut the island down by 4 feet, gave it bun feet and added a soapstone top!

A little candlelight is so pretty when the evening start to get shorter.

The stools at our island are probably 25 years old! They were once golden oak and very very well loved! 

I painted them and wrote my favorite granola recipe on the seat. Easy and free... my favorite!

I said we would look into some of my cupboards... I try to keep a very tidy kitchen, because it can really get out of hand FAST!

This is our coffee station... one of the most used areas at StoneGable.
Above it are my dishes... well, some of them.

Here's what we use ever day.

Our kitchen was made in our garage. It is a REAL farmhouse kitchen. The doors on the cabinets don't close quietly... they have old fashioned magnets and sorta bang when the close. We wanted them to be authentic... believe me, they are!

They were given a little modern look with the great flute detail at the corners of the cabinets and the heavy molding!

One of our projects within the year is to have glass put in the upper cabinets. I can't wait!

My everyday day dishes are Mikasa Italian Countryside. I have used them for years and years and still love them!

The big sink at StoneGable was custom made from soapstone. Another authentic farmhouse piece!

Today it is filled with Pee Gee hydrangeas... they bloom in late summer and early fall just outside my kitchen window.

This sink is so big and ample...

I like to keep my counter tops pretty free of "stuff". This is a kitchen that must earn it's keep! I use all my counters.

Most of the things in my kitchen are pretty utilitarian.

The door next to the sink is our dishwasher! We had it made to look like the rest of the kitchen.

If there was one thing I could magically change about my kitchen it would be my cooktop and oven!

I would love this area to be a bit bigger... and really wanted a double wall oven and warmer when we updated. However, some things are just not meant to be! To get wall ovens, I would have had to give up a portion of my pantry. And that was not going to happen. We would have lost the wonderful custom craftsmanship that went into the pantry. Life is about compromises!

So we slipped a wall oven under a cook top and its has worked out just fine!

The oven hood hold my dear stone pig Earl!  He is the lord of the kitchen!

The woven texture of the basket and the wooden spoons bring some Autumn warmth to my kitchen!

The basket also holds assorted flavor oils and salts!

This is my pantry! Very farmhouse... with lots and lots of space!

Here's what it looks like inside!

I don't like open boxes or packages of food... so over the years I have collected glass jars and use them instead.

Can you tell my label maker is one of my favorite gadgets?

One of my sweet readers caught a typo... I had a good giggle! Can you find it?

I use turntables to keep my oil and vinegar contained.

The upper cabinet makeover will be patterned after this glass cabinet that hold some of my favorite white dishes and accent pieces!

Right off the kitchen is a small breakfast cove. It's a bump-out with a french door flanked by two windows.

This room is a bear to photograph because of the windows... but it is one of my favorite spots at StoneGable!

We found two great worn outdoor shutters at a local antique shop... brought them home... gave them a vacuum and hung them on opposite sides of the room! What great chippy character!

Our round farmhouse table was handmade from 200 year old local barn beams.  I have an early fall vignette in the middle of it today.

The runner is a piece of french linen... it must be very old! It even has a monogram stitched in red in one corner!

Apples and September and synonymous to me... after all I was a teacher!

My collection of silver spoons and pitchers keep growing and growing. Good thing they seem to keep pace with one another!

The little table next to the window in the breakfast area holds some of my favorite cookbooks and an old 7 Up box that I'm not quite sure what to do with just yet!

The table used to be golden oak and I upcycled it to look old and well worn!

I hope you have enjoyed StoneGable's kitchen tour... and will stop back again.

My front door is always open to friends... old and new!!!!

Don't miss the rest of the kitchen tours this week!

Thursday, August 22
Friday, August 23

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