Thursday, January 3, 2013

January kitchen window...


After all the color and sparkle of Christmas, my kitchen window is wearing neutral colors for the quiet month of January.

Some things stay put...this early wrought iron trammel light is one of them...

...and the photo of my two loves is another. This Anne Childs original greets me every morning. I had the privilege of meeting Anne and John a few years ago, and was able to pick my favorites for purchase...a really difficult task.

Another of my favorite things is redware...and an Amish puzzle ball is always a great find.

Through the years I have made many different valances for my window. It's an easy and inexpensive way to change the look. This valance is a nubby linen.

An old farm rack holds baskets directly overhead while standing at the sink. This rack also gets a change up now and then.

So that's my kitchen window for this month. I'll be back next month with my February window...I'm seeing red already!

GO Irish!!! (our brother in law's alma mater).

Enjoy the day,


  1. It looks so comforting. I love the splashes of red and the lantern on the little bench.

  2. Wonderful!!! Makes me want to get started on mine!!!


  3. Love your window! It's beautiful and peaceful for January.

  4. Love everything on your window. I also love the simple linen valance.

  5. Your window looks lovely.... as others have said... so warm and peaceful for the cold month of January.....

  6. Your window is beautiful! Love your redware and your Anne Childs painting. I met Anne at a show in Tenn last September and was lucky enough for my husband to buy me several of her paintings for my birthday. I have enjoyed them so much. She is such a nice person and so talented. I enjoy your blog!

  7. Well done Robyn,looks so comforting in neutral........beautiful to look at in the window, Blessings Francine.

  8. Your kitchen window looks so warm, serene and inviting. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  9. Hi Robyn ... Does this window look into an enclosed porch/patio? No Matter, as it is in itself very pleasing. Love the Amish puzzle ball, picture and of course the rack above the window. How sweet is that? A true sight to behold.

    Peace & Blessings to you ALL,

  10. Robyn,
    I love everything! Enjoy a peaceful January. Hugs, Lori

  11. Love the window Robyn, the pictures look so warm and cozy!

  12. GORGEOUS, Girlfriend! When it gets this good, I don't know how you can change it up....but know you will, and know it will be equally delightful. I love the plays of black with the red....two of my favorite colors....And that rack with those wonderful baskets is ingenious.... You're good....very, very, good! :o) Smiles & January Hugs ~ Robin

  13. I am loving this window - kind of like a little showcase !
    Beautiful !

  14. I really like the farm rack holding the baskets! Great idea. I have windows over my sink but they are not as wonderful as yours!

  15. Just gorgeous - and I love the baskets above - unique hanger.

  16. What a wonderful idea to change your window monthly. Currently I use dippers for my kitchen window valance. Cannotwait to see February. Janice

  17. Your window looks so fresh and clean, free of clutter...I loves it. Go Irish is right my cousins all graduated from there and have the fight song as their door bell! Love to share a few quiet moments with my blog buddies.

  18. I love your window too.
    Red is my fav color can't wait to take a peek in Feb.
    Woolie Hugs

  19. I sigh in admiration as I look at how you designed your window. It looks serene and peaceful. It is indeed a contrast to how your window looked during the Holidays! Be careful with the candle though. Make sure to put it out when you're going to sleep or about to leave the house.

    Leif Clancy

  20. Is it fun changing your kitchen window display every month? Isn't that time consuming? However, I had fun looking through all your window displays. You're very creative! :) Conceptualizing something like this, every month and occasion, is very amazing and it enhances your creativity and imagination. I want to see what your next window display would be! :)

    Terry Arnold