The Kitchen Pig, The Kitchen & The Dream Pantry

Do you love looking at kitchens online? Insta-kitchen? Houzz-kitchen? Blog-kitchens? My friend Kari shared in a recent post that she loved perusing kitchen photos online.

{My kitchen pig that we’ve had forever. I loved looking at that linked post and seeing how my delightful offspring would change the messages I would try to share with my family. I retired the kitchen message pig when we renovated our kitchen but I could not get rid of him and now he’s moved to the mountains. If you were wondering, he’s loving his new digs; way better than the closet he’s been residing in for the past 5 years.}

Kari threatened me with my life if I didn’t share some pics of our GA kitchen. You know, in days like this, I’m not taking any chances on threats because people are effing bananas. I was going to share some pics of our kitchen in real life, as it was a mess this past week. But yesterday morning it was just Linds and I so I had time to clean it up before we headed home. Plus when I return I’d like to come back to a clean house since I’m not an actual pig.

Pic from the day prior when Coach was doing something (brining and then Smoking?) to the fresh caught trout our neighbor brought over.

Since last week was Thanksgiving and now it’s over, I’m gonna start with what I’m NOT thankful for. See how quickly my moods can swing? HA! Speaking of swinging. The fridge. It has nice heavy doors and it’s lovely. BUT, that door on the right? It loves to swing WIDE open and SLAM into the oven handle. See the nice dent? It’s my favorite appliance dent thus far. This was a poor design choice. But really, I’m not complaining.

Well, maybe I am, but still trying to be effing thankful for that dented refrigerator.

Coach has been creating kitchens and baths for many years, so he’s got high standards, and should I mention expensive taste when it comes to his own kitchen? This kitchen wasn’t what we might have chosen if we were building, but it is very nice and it grabbed our attention as soon as we entered this house when we were real estate shoppers. Would we have chosen white cabinets in the mountains? Probably not, as I feel that a natural wood tone would be more ‘mountainy’ but nonetheless we’re happy campers.

We do love the pendant lights and of course, that sweet cow dog; she really enjoyed her GA time.

Hold on to your kitchen perusing britches, b*tches…the one thing that made me want to hand over ALL MY MONEY for this house: The Pantry

I strongly believe that if everyone had a pantry like this, there might be world peace. If everyone was organized, surely they’d be happy people too.

Do you remember that commercial What would You do for a Klondike bar? I’ll tell you, there are a lot of things I’d do for a pantry like this. And obviously, I did-done-do-them! *Suz, blushing profusely*

Are you a kitchen loving person or would you rather it happen like a lot of things in the past, behind closed doors?


22 thoughts on “The Kitchen Pig, The Kitchen & The Dream Pantry

  1. So nice and roomy AND light-filled, which is always important to me.

    I like white cabinetry; it keeps the space bright. I don’t currently have it at the lakehouse, but that’s what we’ll put in when we do the remodel of the kitchen.

    I’m a fan of a pantry, too. Score!

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  2. What a lovely kitchen! And yes the pantry is amazing! I love mine but wish it was a walk in type. I imagined all the many things I could store in it while it was being built and I couldn’t quite fit all the things in it. Yours is so lovely. I totally missed the boat on Georgia? When did that happen?

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  3. Oh – stunning. Love this room. I have a great pantry, but alas it is not a walk in one. I would’ve loved that but I didn’t have a spot to make that work. In the past I’ve dealt with itty bitty pantries and I would store things on the dining room table or the mudroom. That was the pits.

    I do not have a kitchen pig, but I live with several. Wink, wink. Kari insists my life would be better with one of those message boards, but I know my offspring would change the words around and send mixed messages. For sure. Curly had lunch at American Girl Doll for her birthday a few years ago and she got a crown thing. Tank messed with the little wording on the front so it said something screwy like “I’m special” instead of “It’s my special day”. Yes, there were tears.

    I do kinda think the pig’s expression looks well suited for a message for pricey hugs. Like: “Sorry, these people charge a lot for this shit. Not up to me.”

    This is reminding me that I still have to read the ghost posts. Life has been unbelievably hectic since that day when I planned to get allergy shots and read about ghosts. I didn’t even make it for shots.

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    1. I thought the pig had this kind of half grimace expression and there is an emoji for it now. Wish I could add it here.
      Linds was famous for changing my UPLIFTING and JOYOUS messages. 🙂


    It’s a good thing Georgia is a solid 12 hours away (I only know this because my parents lived in Chattanooga. I didn’t want you to think I googled “how far away does Suz live from me” although I wouldn’t put it past me. I wonder how long a parentheses sentence could be? Bc I think this one is it!)
    I LURVE your GA kitchen!!! I had to use my Chicago-Southern accent. I LURVE it so much. It is so beautiful!! Thank you for the pictures, by the way. I am so happy they arrived in my feed today because I was having THE worst day and the Universe sensed that, so it was happy mail indeed. 🙂

    And that pantry!! Oh sweet buttered biscuits. I feel like I would fit in well in the South. 🙂

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    1. I can only imagine YOUR notes!
      12 hours isn’t really that far…
      I’m sorry you were having a shitty day. I tried to comment on your card post so many times that I started having a shitty day too. *sigh*
      Sweet buttered biscuits…makes me think of my big butt when it’s hot and sweaty out. Too much?

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  5. Melanie Galliano

    Gorgeous kitchen. And I LOVE that pantry!! I wish we would have put in a bigger pantry when we built our house. I definitely need space in the kitchen because I like to cook and bake.

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  6. I do like your kitchen and am partial to white cabinets. I agree though that wood would be better for a mountain house, but they are beautiful anyway! But that pantry! Holy moley its very cool! I have one about half that size and its always a mess and unorganized!

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  7. Oh I love your kitchen, and the pantry is the best, my brother renovated his kitchen one year to include a walk in pantry and the door said PANTRY, as if he needed help finding it!!! Lol. I remember your cute pig and I am happy to see he resides in GA now, Tell me some time what area you are in,

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  8. Mildred

    I forgot to comment earlier than when I moved to this house, I got my first EVER new kitchen, the jerk who installed the dishwasher insisted on lifting it by himself and his belt buckle left a dent in the front of the dishwasher, every time I see that dent, I could cuss!!! Lol

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