6.16.2011

craving {rustic butcher block}

Although not having to cook for two weeks while on vacation was a treat I am quite happy to be back in the kitchen tonight--actually making tortilla soup to try and quell the sore throat I fear jet lag has brought on. However, I would love being in my kitchen even more if I had one of these lovely butcher block tables to prepare my dinner on...


(via canadian house and home and nuevo estilo)

24 comments:

Kathysue said...

I have always been attracted to wood counter tops too!! They just look so homey and inviting to me. These are lovely images, Kathysue

Callie Grayson said...

When I renovate my kitchen I really want an island similar to that second one!
Perfect!!
xx
callie

MissBliss said...

Those stone walls are so cool...

hope you feel better soon!

annie said...

Those stone walls and pendant lights are very cool. I happen to adore white painted exposed brick, but this caught my eye right away.

Hope you're feeling better by morning...it's amazing what a good night sleep in your own bed can cure.

Ambika said...

What delightful kitchens! Liiike the rustic charm of both of 'em.
Your blog is a treat to go through, love it :)

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

LOVE those oversized rustic butcher blocks! such a statement piece. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

The French Tangerine said...

I love butcher block counter tops! I did a post today on Mary Douglas Drysdale, and she uses such beautiful wood counter tops in several kitchens... some featured in the post.
I also love cooking most after vacation!
Best,
Jan

Lisa McGee said...

Both are lovely- always looking for kitchen inspirations- one day my kitchen will be re-done!
Any photos of your tortilla soup? Hope it helped!

kalynor said...

That second kitchen is amazing, i love the brick wall mixed with white, and wood always makes a room warm and inviting..

Couture Carrie said...

These are so gorgeous!
And I love that big tote in the second pic!

xoxox,
CC

Aliza said...

I would love to have a preparation counter like that!

Home Lighting said...

Those identical lighting fixtures are really stylish but the chandelier in the kitchen would have looked better if it's not that low and big.

Jane Flanagan said...

Would love one of these too!

Storage Units said...

Ooh wow... The wonderful table complements the room and those fixtures.

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Jessica said...

That bottom kitchen is phenomenal!

Meeling said...

That kitchen with the stone walls is amazing!!

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JASR said...

i like how it exude a modern cottage feel. nice blend of modern and natural materials..

simone leblanc said...

Totally loving those stone walls......

Rick said...

Love these kitchens specially the one in the 2nd picture. A range hood could have added an extra touch on that kitchen though.

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Jenila Jue said...

You guys ,
Your decoration looks creative .