Monday, October 24, 2011

October Pears




Last spring I decided to go all white with the items on our kitchen shelves. Over the years, I've seen many images of open shelves similarly adorned and have always thought it looked so crisp and clean. 

So we've enjoyed the all-white look through the summer and into autumn. As we are nearly into November, I just pulled out my brown transfer ware to freshen up the shelves for the Thanksgiving season. But before I do, I thought I'd do a quick post on the shelves as they've been for
 the last few months. 

The pear harvest is well underway in our valley, with thousands of trees heavy with sweet fruit dangling from their limbs. 

On the first day of Christmas,
 my true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree...

What? I guess a vision of sugarplums dancing snuck in there...


Sweet pears. 

Mike walked into the kitchen this afternoon and knew that a post was in development - our toaster, baby bottles, and other miscellaneous counter fixtures had found their way to the other 
side of the room. 

xo

64 comments :

  1. TIENES UN BLOG PRECIOSO, ME GUSTAN TUS FOTOS, FELICIDADES!!!

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  2. Hi Trina,

    Once again beautiful photographs, please could you let me know what camera you use. We are on the verge of making a decision on which one to get with the array of them out there it is not easy!

    Looking forward to seeing the new winter shelf display.

    Happy week,

    Lisa

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  3. ....I bet even your baby bottles could be styled pretty :)
    Embrace those items....before you know it - they will be off to school.
    pve

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  4. I love your white, simplicity, clarity. Refreshing indeed.
    The fragrance of the pears is reaching Michigan!
    And the color is yum . . .

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  5. Whew...glad to know that you moms of pristine-looking kitchens also have bottles/nipples/sippy cups, toasters etc. that gravitate to counter tops! :)

    Happy Monday!

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  6. I love the white as much as the brown transferware!

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  7. I love your open shelving! Oh, and sweet yummy pears...to die for.

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  8. LOL!! Sounds like my guy when he see's me tweaking and "styling". The pear's look yummy! Kit

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  9. Lisa,
    I use a Canon Rebel xsi and Photoshop Elements - both of which I'm still learning how to use!
    Trina

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  10. hi trina,

    i love all the looks your kitchen shelves have but my favorite is all white. surprise. i can't style a shelf or vignette to save my life so i really enjoy seeing yours. xo janet

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  11. I just love your photo's. I like that you had all sorts of other things that were momentarily swept away. That is real life. Have a beautiful day!

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  12. trina,
    love your hpme so much . cant wait to see it in countryliving next month . Have a great monday!

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  13. Yay! Since I saw a peak of those 'all white shelves for summer' in your Summer post I was so hoping you'd do a post on them. I love, love, love white and your open shelves with all white dishes is such a treat of simplicity and loveliness. Just beautiful.

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  14. l.o.v.e. the all white, but can't wait to see your pretty brown transferware!
    happy week to you and the sweetpeas!

    xojoan

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  15. Love it all, including the nod to baby bottle reality (: Looking forward to the transfer ware, one of my favorites, and pix of the growing babies of course. Thanks for taking time to share.

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  16. So pretty and so crisp. You always have such beautiful pictures. I can't wait to see your holiday pictures.

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  17. You have great style, a very sleek elegance to a very classic look.I always enjoy my visits.I wish I too had open shelves.I have many cabinets and could remove a set though my husband doesn't think it would be a good idea.what does he know huh! ~Cheers Kim

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  18. Trina your kitchen is always beautiful. I would love to see the baby "stuff" everywhere. That's real life being lived to the fullest. Never feel you have to pick up for us. :)
    xo Dianne

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  19. Trina, I always just love to read your posts. Your photos are so beautiful and your life seems to be so filled with the joys of being a new mom and living in a beautiful spot!

    thanks so much for sharing this with us all

    xxox kelley

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  20. It's a very gray, wet day here in Seattle -- looking at your summery white kitchen made me happy. I would keep it like this all year long!

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  21. I love your shelves with the white - also your other dishes when you display them. Brown transferware just looks so cozy! I'm wondering though where you store your other dishes when not in use - in the basement or pantry?

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  22. The all white is beautiful, but then so is your transferware. It's lovely that you get to change it and have a fresh view in the kitchen! Funny, that you put up the "partridge in a pear tree" - just yesterday I decided that will be the theme for our family's Christmas card this year. Every year I have my children participate in making a card which we have printed. I can just picture my 3 juicy little pears and my little partridge (I'll do the tree :) Happy, happy autumn to your sweet family!

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  23. So nice to know your kitchen doesn't not look pristine all the time! I love reading and seeing the photos. They make me feel peaceful.

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  24. I love to eat pears but they look so wonderful in your kitchen !! I would hate to eat them ..

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  25. always so happy when a new country farmhouse post pops up! especially when it involves a kitchen shot :)

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  26. Anon,
    Yes, we have a cupboard in the basement tha twe use for storage - but it's filling up fast!
    Trina

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  27. Yum! I might have to go buy some pears at the store right now!

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  28. Ah yes ... many a pile of "stuff" has be swept aside, cropped out or ... put away for some picture taking. (More of the first two, let's face it.)

    Love the pears.
    Mary

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  29. Me gusta el contraste del blanco con el verde, se ve muy refrescante, esas peras deliciosas. Saludos desde C.R.

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  30. Hello I love this kitchen.
    is beautiful to see their harvest, wonderful kisses

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  31. Those pears look simply delicious! Love your all-white kitchen!
    Hope you're having a great start to the week.
    xo E + J

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  32. The pears cut and placed on the table make these so real!

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  33. I love the open shelves look. It looks beautiful. The all-white looks clean and crisp. The pears look yummy!

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  34. Beautiful as always Trina!! I love how the pears really pop against all the pretty white.
    I was laughing at your comment about moving everything out of the way as I did the same thing recently for photos and thought 'if people could only see the pile that's hiding on the other counters and in the sink'!
    Can't wait to see your brownware displayed...I know it will set the tone for fall gorgeously.
    xo J~

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  35. Love the pictures! I am so glad that I am not the only one who moves items on the counters for the perfect shot! lol! Carla

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  36. You have such a lovely kitchen... white and crisp and gifting such warmth... just lovely. In my dreams, I have a kitchen just like yours ;)

    Hugs

    Cielo

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  37. I LOVE fresh pears. :) Laughing about moving "stuff" around for a picture!

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  38. To me, what really makes your shelves fab is the painting. It gives it a sophisticated air, and the all whiteness of everything else really makes the painting stand out.

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  39. White, you've got it girl. I have a white kitchen, cabinets, appliances, walls, counter tops. Back when I just had the new white cabinets put in I couldn't make up my mind about floor covering. Man of the Year said, why don't you just paint the floor white until you make up your mind. So I did. Used polyurathane with white pigment added and slopped it on the bare plywood flooring. It looked great. That paint is still there, I never did figure out anything any better. I got hemp rugs to go in the traffic areas. It pleases me to walk into that kitchen. It always looks clean. And I keep down the clutter, makes it look kind of crisp, inviting, ready for me to cook. I love white, or did I already say that? Ann

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  40. This is looking good! I admire your consequent style, regardless of baby bottles, toaster and such. Yet in my book you can't go wrong either way!
    I can't wait to see the brown transfer ware gracing your shelves...

    We love pears! These look good! Hmmm! I am sure you and your little ones munching them gleefully!

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  41. Your posts are always so beautiful. I love how your shelves look with all the white and the fresh pears look delicious.

    I am always hiding bottles too - haha!

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  42. oh my gosh, i just found ur blog and i love it! what a perfect house and everything that comes along with it. look forward to being a new follower :)

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  43. Lovely post! Your comment about the objects of living reminded me of the day I photographed and posted about my studio/workroom. EVERYTHING that I'd been working on (the mess and clutter) wound up in the entry hall!

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  44. I love your site, one I visit time and time again. I feel warmth, honesty, sweetness, kindness, gentleness after spending time with you and your family. You are such a favorite . . .

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  45. I like your white shelves and cabinets. Now that fall is here, the brown will make the room seem so warm. I love pears, and you are so lucky to have them. I can only get them at the store, and they aren't nearly as good as your fresh picked ones. Thanks for your lovely blog. Yours is one of my favorites.

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  46. I noticed before this pretty little basket with the lid on your kitchen counter. I saw a similar one (smaller) at a thriftstore. I didn't buy it because I wasn't sure what to do with it. What do you keep in yours?

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  47. Hi Iris,
    I keep my vitamins in ours. We also keep our cheat sheets to our favorite recipes (pancakes, french toast, basil, hummus, etc.).
    Trina

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  48. I love the all white...it look stunning in the light, but I will be back to see the brown transfer ware. Gorgeous photos!

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  49. Love the pop of color the pears add to the kitchen!

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  50. What a lovely kitchen! And the pears look delish! Have a wonderful week ahead, Kellie xx

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  51. Simply prefect, and absolutely magazine worthy!

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  52. I love your pictures, Trina! Wonderful! These pears must be delicious! xx

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  53. Love all your white dishes displayed. Your brown transfer- ware will look great to. Glad i found your blog.

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  54. I love the feel of your blog...and your babies are lovely.

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  55. holy smokes. i'm bookmarking you asap. and adding you to google reader.

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  56. hi! i´m a swedish mom with two boys, and I love this site! I love your classic stile and your fotography... i just wantet u 2 know! =)
    u have "fans" even here...
    have a really nice week....and keep up the good work. u inspire me.

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  57. It takes a photo to make us clean up- doesn't it? Looks lovely.
    I had pears in a salad last night. So good.
    xo, Cheryl

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  58. I have a similar white sheving situation off my kitchen. Af first I filled it with all the ceramics I have, every imaginable color. It didn't go down. I took everythig off and left only the white. What a difference! My complements for total peace of this display, it's really elegant!

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  59. Love the open shelves, I love white on white too. So fresh and clean, looking forward to seeing the change for fall.
    Blessings~

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  60. Beautiful shelf display. I have very similar white open shelves and I display just white plus my wine/champagne glasses on it. I love how you have added the little vintage picture to it.

    xxx DJ
    ps I've just discovered you via Lisa Porter.

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  61. white and simple, looks great :)
    take a look at my blog, tell me if you like it :)
    inveiglefair.blogspot.com

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  62. White and windows and beautiful treasures -- such a happy house. Thank you for sharing. This is my first time here, I'll check back in from time to time.

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  63. I never get tired of seeing another version of your kitchen with its beautiful open shelves!

    I have enjoyed pears on my salads lately mixed with fresh greens, walnuts, dried cranberries and gorgonzola cheese. YUM.

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