Thursday, 23 June 2011

Kitchen Favourites Link Party

Hurrah! It's time for my 
Kitchen Favourites Linky Party!

I'm calling for your 'Kitchen Favourites'. 
Everyone has a favourite spot in their kitchen, 
or a favourite item, or a favourite feature. 
Or even something that you'd love in the future.
What is it and why? 
I want to know.

So, let me start by showing you 
how our kitchen looked before we dealt with it. 
One word: bleeeurgh.

It was a place to pass through on the way to the garden, 
or to use purely as a functional cooking space.
Then, one day, I decided I could live with it NO MORE 
and that it simply HAD TO BE TACKLED.

So tackle it we did.
This was no time for ripping out starting afresh. 
{Baby twins aren't the most careful of creatures, I've found...}
Plus there was plenty to be salvaged...
Definitely a redo, rather than an entire renovation.

But NOW? Ooooooh, I love it!
My absolute favouritest ever thing about our kitchen is that 
it's a place I want to linger in.
I love being in here just for enjoyment.

It just shows how much you can change on a smallish budget. 
It honestly feels like a different room to me now.

So how did we ring the changes?
You can see my Our Kitchen posts for more details
...or check My Home Tour at the top of this blog.

Now, what do you say? 
Do you want to stay and have a drink here 
or can I come over to yours now?
Please say yes. Please say yes...

Let's get this linky party on the road, shall we?

 Here are two things I'd love you to do:
1) Follow Modern Country Style 
if you like what you see here.

2) Link back to me in your post 
so other people can come and find the party. 

Then everyone who comes over from other blogs will be able to see a link and picture from your blog here on Modern Country Style so they can come and visit your fabulousness.

Not rules, exactly...but I'm hopeful. ;-) 
And now? 
Now, my lovely, it's YOUR turn.
{just click on the Click Here To Enter button and follow the 
instructions and give me a shout if you need a hand}

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to subscribe to Modern Country Style


Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Fun idea for a party...I just posted a little tour of my little kitchen so I decided to link it up...good timing huh? Your kitchen is lovely...thanks for hosting :) Laurel

The Moerks said...

Sarah I would love to play along but it is late here and I am tucked up in bed blogging on my iPod. If it is still going in the morning I will try and join in. Looks like a lovely idea.

Natasha in Oz said...

Thanks for having me today Sarah. I have just joined in.

Have fun!

Best wishes,

American in Bath said...

I could live in one of your cupboards right? It is completely gorgeous, and it has what I always want in a home, something that makes the kitchen central.

Michelle said...

I so LOVE your countertops *sigh* maybe one day I can have those too. What I love about my kitchen is that it's MINE and I can do whatever I want to it :)

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

I cannot wait to check out these links today, Sarah. Great idea for a link party. I'm hoping to get lots of inspiration.

Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

Your kitchen is simply cozy!
I'll bet you can bake some fabulous scones in that kitchen...!
A drink is good, too.
I'll be right over!
HUGS and blessings to you and thank you for the party!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there Sarah!
Love your fun kitchen link party~ I am sharing my cupboards- they are a favorite in my kitchen for sure. I loved them right away when I saw them the first time!
Thanks for hosting ~ hope all is well with you sweet friend! :)

Debbie @ OtRD said...

Oh, so many beautiful spaces!! Thanks for hosting such a fun party!

Anonymous said...

I don't think I've ever seen that mosaic in your kitchen before and am SO curious to see more. I love mosaic art! Sarah your kitchen is unbelievable and y'all did SO much to transform it to the lovely space it is today. Thanks for hosting this very inspired party. I'll be back tonight after work to browse through all the excitement! xoxo Diane

Behind Margery's Daw! said...


All of the gorgeous kitchens have made me look at my kitchen with sorry eyes :-/ After summer holiday I can feel a serious kitchen makeover coming on!!!

Love Marge x

Kathy said...

Hi Sarah. Thanks so much for hosting a party. I'm a new follower and you inspired me to write about my kitchen. Check out my favorite feature, my faux snakeskin back splash. I'm # 22

Anne said...

Sarah, I love this party! You have the best ideas for linkys. I'm enjoying my butler's pantry SO much, so that's my link.

Carla @ Hammers and High Heels said...

What a lovely linky party! Love all these kitchens, great inspiration!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Thank you so much for's my first time here. Can't wait to visit some of the links!

Sherri B. said...

Thanks for this fun linky party, I don't do a lot of these but I couldn't pass this one up...Great idea!

Nita Stacy said...

Love this idea for a party. I'm your newest follower and linked right up since I just finished a project in my kitchen. Now I've got to go look at everyone's kitchens. I'm addicted to looking at kitchens.

Unknown said...

Phew, Blogger sorted its problems out for your party. Hoping you approve of my MCS colours!!xxx

Grammy Goodwill said...

This is my very first linky party and I cannot figure out how to resize my picture. I had to go with the generic pic. I hope that won't stop people from visiting my blog. I also hope I linked up correctly on yours. I copied someone else. Thanks for having such a fun party.

michele said...

i LOVE your door!!! omg can you believe the transformative powers of paint for a beauty like that?

there were some problems linking up with you just so you know. took time and there was some weirdness throughout the process.

we need to smack blogger around a little.

love to you, and thanks for hosting this fun party.


Cindy said...

I love your kitchen, especially the color, it is so cool and pretty.
Thanks for another fun party!
Hugs, Cindy

G said...

I love this Idea Sarah and I'm sure you'll have lots and lots of lovely kitchens linked up by the end. I could go on all day about my kitchen, but I've tried to keep it short! gxo

Unknown said...

Thanks for hosting such a great party Sarah and your lovely comments on my blog....I am having such a great time blogging wish I began years ago. Love meeting so many like minded talented women. It's great!
Best wishes Kerry xx

Shelly Wildman said...

Oh Sarah, you host the most fun parties! I haven't had time to put up my post today, but I will do it tomorrow and come back to link up. Hope you'll visit then!

Dawna said...

Thanks for hosting the party today Sarah! I have had fun looking at others great ideas and reading comments from fellow bloggers on our kitchen too. I love your cozy kitchen and always look forward to your blog entries...keep postin!!!

Beth said...

Quick visit now, but I can't wait to come back and look through these kitchens....I might even be brave enough to show some of mine (will need a serious tidy up first!)
Great idea Sarah,

Unknown said...

I am so sorry that I didn't know...
Fun idea!

Oh well! I'll just go visit everyone.


Privet and Holly said...

Gorgeous fun,
Sarah! I'm all
linked up, but will
come back tomorrow
to stroll through
these links. Thanks
for the invite,
sweet friend!
xx Suzanne

Tricia said...

Looks like a great party, Sarah, I've enjoyed looking through some of the links :)

Jenni said...

Hello Sarah! I so much enjoy seeing pictures of your beautiful kitchen! And I hadn't seen the before picture yet, and can't wait to sit down and read all of your kitchen posts! :)

Thank you so much for hosting this party, it is such a wonderful idea for one! I just linked up to it. {I made it in time~ whew!} :) I hope it was an okay post, because I kind of just showed different parts that I like about the kitchen and how it looked before. Is that all right?

I hope you have a lovely Friday and weekend! :)


The Moerks said...

Phew, I made it. A reblog. Sometimes it's nice to look back.
Some great links. I love the bike basket idea, so clever.

Unknown said...

Well, ya know, I like to be fashionably late to parties sometimes!!! So sorry, I've had a mad couple days so hope it's not too late to join the party :)

Such a good idea, can't wait to have a snoop around everyone else's kitchen! xxx

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Your kitchen is so cute!! Such a great transformation. I agree what a fun idea for a party!

Kim said...

Fun linky party. Sorry I didn't get your button up on my blog until this morning. I had to leave my computer half way through linking.

Val said...

Great party. Your kitchen is very inspiring.

Sara said...

Hi Sarah! Managed to muck up on my link :D might wanna delete 51... Sorry! Not being a blogger does make it slightly trickier!


Sara xxx

Katherines Corner said...

What a fun idea for a linky! Hoping your weekend is a nice one. Thinking of you and sending ♥

Unknown said...

Fantastic! Thanks so much for hosting.

Tonya said...

Oh HOW FUN!! Thanks for hosting such a GREAT party!!! I cant WAIT to come back tonight when the kids are asleep and go traipsing through everyone's great kitchens!!! And yours is a DREAM...what a difference you made to it!!! NICE!!

Unknown said...

It's lovely! i came over from Suzanne's! My favorite place is the kitchen table where share our days over our meal! susan

Kimberly said...

I'm a new blogger who stumbled upon your blog today. I love what you've done with your kitchen! I live in a log cabin but would like to incorporate your comfortable english kitchen look. I'm not sure it can be copied though!
Please stop by my blo and say "hi".

Shelly Wildman said...

Oh wow! The few I've already clicked on are absolutely GORGEOUS. I can't wait to start visiting more kitchens. Thanks for the great party, Sarah!

At The Picket Fence said...

Hey lovely friend! It makes me smile to see any part of your kitchen for sure and I'm so enjoying getting some inspiration from the other links. I wish I could have joined in the party but I will just have to be a lookie lou this time around! :-)
Hope you are doing well sweet Sarah!


I have been off-line for a break and almost missed my favorite neighbors party. It is a good thing I saw Shelly's post.

By the way, Shelly and I think you should visit us in Chicago?

Thanks, Sarah, you are a lovely hostess.


Le said...

hello there :) nice to be back - work life you know how it goes ... I've used a pre done post hope that is ok ... it's got some great retro look images with smeg yumminess :) best le xox

Shelby and Johnny Family said...

Just linked up my Japanese kitchen for my first linky party! Thanks for hosting it!

sell my car said...

Perfect work for a party. Your table is so pretty. I do think it is elegant. The glass is awesome.

About Southern Belle said...

I am in kitchen heaven!

the fishermans cottage said...

What a great link party, there are some really lovely kitchens and ideas. I have really enjoyed visiting everyone, have a great weekend Sarah and thanks for hosting :) x

Unknown said...

Hello Sarah,

I'm not sure how I ended up here at your beautiful blog with all the linky goodness, but thrilled with all the fun and inspiration.

Thank you for hosting !

Unknown said...

Hi Sarah, I'm a bit late to the party, but I'm really looking forward to visiting all the links. I love the style and sense of calmness you have added to your kitchen. Thanks for hosting.


I haven't had time to come back to the party until today. I have read about 40 of the links . . . wow, such beautiful creative kitchens and lovely women.

I am off for a quick nap and will read the rest tomorrow. I always start at the bottom and move backwards.

Thanks Sarah, sweet hostess with the mostess.


Magali @ The Little White House said...

I'm so sorry I didn't have time to link up nor didn't have time to actually write a post. I'm kind of busy putting my whole house in boxes for the third summer in a row. But I'm so tired now that I'm going to allow myself to wander in everybody else's kitchens!!! Still two days, you never know, I might have time to link up between midnight and one!

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