Maybe I've never introduced you to the Marzipan Kitchen. Up until now, this is where all my baking was done. Ten years ago, I designed every detail of this kitchen. I loved it - beautiful custom cherry cabinets, granite countertops and kitchenaid appliances. It was efficient and had all the right storage for my needs. I designed it pre-Marzipan so eventually I ended up taking over the laundry room closet for all my bakeware.
It rarely looked this neat though. I'm a pretty messy cook. I like to have my things out where I can see them, so inevitably the island would be covered with stacks of recipes, mail, and baking ingredients, and the sink piled with dishes.
Well, as of this week, Marzipan has moved to a "new" kitchen. It needs a major overhaul but it has a lot of potential. It has no stove or oven at the moment (read: no baking going on). My brand new shiny range is being delivered today -oh yeah!
Here's the kitchen as the previous owners had it for showing their house. An island provided a little more storage but they took it with them. It was a bit too small for the space anyway.
Here's the old range...I sold it on eBay and the buyer got it for a steal! I just wanted to get rid of it..but it did have a lot of character. I bet it was awesome in its day. Let me just say, it wasn't easy getting that 1000 pound monster out of the house, but an old gas oven wasn't going to cut it in my kitchen.
Ok, I'm keepin' it real here. Keep in mind, we moved 5 days ago...
The kitchen gets some great morning sun. There's more unpacking to do.
When did I accumulate all this kitchen stuff?? And how did it all fit into the old kitchen??
The kitchen sink is an awesome old farmhouse enameled sink. I'm not sure it's going to fit into the final renovations, but we'll find a use for it somewhere, perhaps in the laundry.
And here's the right side. Walking through the butler's pantry from the kitchen leads to the formal dining room.
The other end of the kitchen leads to a little alcove, currently the Marzipan office...more unpacking to do!!
The first item to unpack was the coffee and the French press. Next were my favorite cookbooks. Oh I missed you when you were packed away!
I'll be baking and blogging again soon and I look forward to showing you the cleaned-up kitchen and my new range...but first, there's cleaning to do...and, of course, unpacking.