A Midsummer Farmhouse Kitchen Refresh

When my husband and I moved into our first country home in October, we figured, “We’ll get all settled in and worry about decorating later.” Well friends, later has come! It is midsummer and fresh cut flowers are always on the kitchen table. But with all the baskets of fresh produce coming in from the garden and the extra time spent making pies, canning, and preparing brunch, I felt that it was time to finally infuse some farmhouse into our little farm kitchen.

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Get the look: Powder Blue Home Sweet Home Bowl, Chambray Napkin

I started with a simple white table cloth that I’ve had for years. It was folded in our linen cabinet, and I felt an immediate improvement once I spread it across the table.

One reason I love living in the country: fresh eggs! We had every intention on getting chickens this past spring… we have our coop all ready… but our puppies got sick and so we had to refocus our priorities. Next year for sure!

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Get the look: Wire Baskets with Rope Handles, Fresh Eggs Plaque

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And you know the best thing to do with fresh eggs? (other than dipping toast in over easy yolks?) Baking! I’ve been baking mulberry pies and bruschetta and finally mastered the homemade pizza.

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Get the look: Fresh White Kitchen Tablet Holder

This Fresh White Kitchen Tablet holder might be technically for tablets, but it works perfectly for thinner cookbooks as well. There’s nothing worse than losing your page when you’re trying to hash out a recipe. It’s even worse getting the book dirty!

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Of course pizza needs some seasoning, so I couldn’t pass up these adorable Mason Jar Salt & Pepper shakers!

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Get the look: Mason Jar Salt & Pepper Shaker Set

As for storage, right now all I have are kitchen cabinets. There are a few bare spots on the wall that I wanted to try out for shelving so that I could display honey, molasses, and some spices.

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Get the look: Farmers Market Shelf and Hook

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What I love so much about Farmhouse decor is how the unexpected can be used for practical purposes, like this Vintage Post Box turned spoon storage.

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Get the look: Vintage White Post Box

And of course… when you’re done putting hard work into your farmhouse kitchen refresh, be sure to kick back with some white wine – not too sweet – perfect for a cheese plate on a midsummer night.

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Get the look: Wooden Wine Tags Set 

I’ve always been a details person … a seemingly small detail can add so much dynamic to a space. Which is why the vintage elements in the post box and the farmers market shelf and hooks adds so much. There’s nothing more country farmhouse than brown eggs in a basket. And last but not least, a good healthy pitcher full of fresh flowers is sure to lift spirits.

What’s your favorite Farmhouse Kitchen update?

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Author: Rebecca McCusker

Rebecca is the Creative Coordinator for Craft House Designs. Her interests include writing, playing piano, guitar, songwriting, and playing in her all-female rock band Linden Hollow. She enjoys gardening, hiking, teaching piano, reading, and painting animal portraits. She lives in the Ohio countryside with her husband, cats, and Australian Shepherds.

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