Friday, February 3, 2017

Do You Recognize These Kitchens?

 It has been said that my posts give readers whiplash. Prepare yourselves, this is another one of those.


I may (or not) come in for a landing by the time this post reaches its conclusion.


Let's begin with the quiz...five questions kitchens... I gave up grading papers a long time ago so there is no shame/no prize. Not only that, you are allowed to work together! These kitchens are all famous from movies or television programming. I will reveal the answers tomorrow.

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Yesterday, I was with my dad so I have news to share. 


He and I had a great conversation. It went like this:

I: "What would you like for your birthday?" 
He: "Nothing"
I: "What would you like to eat?"
He: "Nothing"
I: "What kind of cake do you want?" 
He: "Nothing"
I: "What kind of ice cream do you want?"
He: "Vanilla!"

 
Phew! He still cares about the really important stuff. Poor man has had a rough week...ER twice. He's on the mend now, but energy is low.

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My sister and brother-in-law have been busy!

↑ All taken in morning light

↑Afternoon Light→

I am loving that Penobscot wood wall! This wood is all reclaimed from the bottom of the Penobscot River. Apparently, lots of logs were lost on those logging drives of long ago. My father tells me that his father and grandfather worked on many of those drives.


Now what do you think of the blue? I have spent my entire adult life trying to get away from blue because so many blues were chosen for me by previous homeowners. I'm still living with a blue bedroom after all these years. I tried my best to steer Kim (sis) to a "better" choice. Ha! She was not persuaded. Then, as I was sitting watching tv in her home, I saw that one of my favorite kitchens was painted blue. Yes, #5 is one of my favorite kitchens of all time. 


Okay, I'll admit it was a weak landing, but it's the best I can do today.


Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for reading today...

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P.S. My sister told me this about the paint: Paint is BEHR premium plus ultra.
Paint & primer in one.
When it dries it's like  a thin rubber or silicone if you peel it up. It is called Dockside Blue.

47 comments:

  1. Sadly Vee I have to admit to not knowing any of the five famous kitchens. Hope your Dad is on the mend now and feeling much better. Take care.

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  2. Oh dear....I'll give it a shot, don't judge!
    1). Idk 2). Idk 3). Idk 4). Fixer Upper 5). Walton's I hope I got a few of them right!
    What a great conversation with your dad, at least he knows what he does and doesn't want. Ice cream comes as a great importance as we get older doesn't it. Your sister's room is coming right along. Love the story behind the wood wall. Although I'm not a blue person, must have had too much of it as a kid, I do like the blue she chose.
    Anxious to hear the answers to your questions! Have a delightful day!

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  3. I admit, I only have a guess on one of the kitchens, #4 belongs to Joanna Gaines? #5 looks kind of familiar, but I don't know why. Your poor dad, he doesn't care about cake and ice cream? I guess that means you can choose the flavors you like for his celebration. Lol Just kidding, hope he feels better soon.

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  4. 3 of 5 are familiar but i'm unable to offer detail as to what film or person.. hmpfh. the blue is lovely! i don't have any blue in my home .. my mother though: lots! ♥

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  5. and............vanilla ice cream is my persona favorite.

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  6. Number 1 reminds me of Little House on the Prairie and Number 4 looks like something from Fixer Upper. I have no idea of the others. None of them look familiar. The room in your sister's house looks beautiful. My great-great-grandfather used to ride logs down the Susquehanna River from a logging outfit to deliver them to a manufacturer. I'm sure some of those logs were lost too. Give your father the vanilla ice cream and make the man happy! Glad he is feeling better.

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  7. I know 3 of them (Downton Abby being one)...hey, I like the blue, very peaceful. We are dealing with the death of my husbands uncle who died Monday of a aortic aneyrsum...(sp?)...just a sad, sad, sad situation.

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  8. I could copy answers from the other comments. Is that allowed? I'm never good at quizzes like this but they are FUN! And guess what...my kitchen is blue and my bathroom is blue. I was going for a slate blue but blues are hard to choose. I just know I love them! What a gorgeous room with the wood accents and beautiful blues! Hugs!

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    1. Hahahahaha...no, but you can say to that commenter, "I think you are correct on #5." Trying to promote comversation, especially on these kinds of posts.

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  9. I don't recognize any of the kitchens although the last one does look familiar and like I'd feel right at home there. Love your sister's new room, the wood is beautiful and I do like that shade of blue. Hope your dad is feeling better.

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  10. I recognize two of them (Downton Abby and Christmas Story) but not the others. What a fun quiz! Glad to hear your dad is on the mend and that he likes vanilla ice-cream - such a cute conversation. Love, love your sister's renovation - the wood wall is so nice and has such a great story. Have a great weekend!

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  11. Tests on Friday? The teacher never gives up. I maybe know 2-Downton Abbey 5-Waltons. The rest not sure--Guess I failed this week.
    Sorry to hear about your father having problems this week. Glad he's home and hopefully he'll get all the ice cream he wants.
    Hey- I love blue--our Fl room is blue as well as our bedroom. Your sister's addition sure is coming along nicely! Have a nice weekend. ♥

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  12. This is extremely pathetic. I don't watch television and none of these are familiar to me. I will offer guesses (only guesses), mind you, on several of them. As Lisa says above, please don't judge. I'd ask you not to laugh but I'm sure you will!

    #1 -- Seems more of a pantry than an actual kitchen; my guess would be Anne of Green Gables, but I've not seen it in years. Those muffin tins have me thinking it is *not* Little House on the Prairie.
    #2 -- Guessing Downton Abbey.
    #3 -- No idea at all.
    #4 -- Guessing Fixer Upper.
    #5 -- Guessing The Waltons.

    So there you have the extent of my ignorance as to televised kitchens. They were fun to look at and I could feel at home in either #1, #3, or #5. (Although I have a suspicion neither #1 nor #5 has running water.)

    Your sister's room is coming along wonderfully! That reclaimed wood wall is simply amazing. And I like the blue with it. What is the name of the blue paint?

    And your dad ... twice in the ER ... oh, dear. At least he does have the most important thing in mind: vanilla ice cream. My dad would pick strawberry!

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  13. Ok, 2- Downton Abbey, 4- Joanna Gaines/Fixer Upper, 5 Waltons....one and 3?

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  14. Oh gosh, I must be getting old because my daughter asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I said, "nothing!" However, vanilla ice cream is always a good idea. Is the 1st one from Julie & Julia?; 2nd from Downton Abbey, and have no clue about the others and I should because I love "Kitchen Movies!"

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  15. Vee, I truly did not know any of the kitchens. Can't wait till you tell us the answers. I love that your dad knew what he wanted. LOL. Yes, have ice cream for your birthday. My son in law wants pies for his birthday. Hope your dad is on the way to good health. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  16. I did not recognize any kitchens either! I do love them all. So very sorry your dad has had such a bad week. God bless him. I love your sister's Penobscot wall; beautiful and a real conversation piece. The blue is pretty, too. Every house I've had has been BEIGE! So tired of beige! Wishing you a very nice day.

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  17. Oh dear me. Before I try to give some answers,retention is not a strong suit of mine,I really enjoyed this post whether I'm correct or not. I really like that wood wall, a lot! How interesting that your father and grandfather worked on those drives. I like that name, Penobscot. Fun to say. Okay back to the kitchens. #2 downton Abby #3 A Christmas Story # 4 Fixer Upper. Have a good weekend.

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  18. WOW ~ you got me again! The only kitchens I might possibly recognize are #3 (Christmas Story) and #4 (Fixer Upper) because there is so much shiplap. - Certainly glad to hear that your dad is on the mend. Sounds a bit grumpy, but after a bad week that's to be expected. Hope he enjoys his birthday. - The progress pictures in the room are amazing. The reclaimed wood makes a beautiful wall. I clicked on the pictures to enlarge them and I'm very impressed with their work. My father was a building contractor and I wish that I had followed him around and learned something.

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  19. I'll look forward to seeing the answers as I have no idea! I've read some pretty good guesses though :) Hope your father is feeling better. A rough week indeed!

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  20. I have no clue re the kitchens, other than perhaps #2 is from Downton Abbey, but not sure it's large enough.... I don't watch a lot of tv, so I'm not much good at this....
    Glad your Dad is feeling better, icecream always helps! :)
    Your sisters reno is coming along nicely. Can't wait to see the grand finale! I think the blue looks lovely, but then, I love blue. Lots of blues in my house, just a warning in case you ever visit! :)

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  21. I don't seem to have a problem following your posts but then I'm a queen of add. Your dad knows what he wants when he wants it, doesn't he, and otherwise doesn't care. Sounds like a man. I do like the blue. If one is a trend follower. I think blue is "popular" again. Just a theory. Don't recognize the kitchens but do love especially the top three.

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  22. I didn't recognize any of the kitchens but had there been one that blew my socks off, I would have claimed it to be mine. lol My kitchen is blue, the shade chosen for the little blue flecks in the countertop and I like it. Of course I'm a big fan of pastel colours anyway - butter yellow LR and DR, lavender bathroom....
    Do you have Dairy Queen where you are? How about an ice cream cake for your Dad? Interesting that his BD is this month too, my late mother's was about a week before mine.

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  23. I don't recognize any of the kitchens but love the pantry/larder in the 1st one! Wow - that repurposed wood looks amazing on the walls. Looking lovely!

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  24. Also glad ice cream was mentioned by your Dad. Hope he gains strength!

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  25. Blue is definitely coming round again. Surprising. I'm looking at some blue tones for my dining room. Very light icy blue. We did that in the new upstairs bath and it's very pretty. I didn't recognize any of the kitchens :( I'd be terrible at a police lineup too. I always enjoy your posts.

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  26. #1 ... Anne of Green Gables
    #2 ... Downton Abbey
    The rest ... don't know

    Good for your dad ... vanilla ice cream is the best!

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  27. Well I am thinking number 2 is Downton Abbey, and number is 5 is the Waltons?? Don't have a clue on the others, lol. I love the blue...love it! I had a blue kitchen for almost 15 years and swore I'd never go there again, but honestly it's growing me. Have a good week-end Vee!

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  28. I'll guess number 2 is Downton Abby.
    Prayers for your Dad. Nice to hear he still wants ice cream. My dad's favorite ice cream was vanilla too.
    I like the blue and I have a blue kitchen.

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  29. Hmmmm...I'm guessing #2 is Downton Abbey, and #4 is Chip and Joanna's, but that's all I know.
    Hope your Dad will feel better! At least he'll enjoy his vanilla ice cream.

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  30. Well, I know for a fact that number 5 is The Waltons. I love that show and many hours were spent in that kitchen. I have seen number 3 but can't figure it out.

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  31. Kitchen #2 is from Downton Abbey
    Kitchen #4 is Joanna Gaines' kitchen
    Kitchen #5 is The Walton's kitchen

    Not sure about #1 and #3

    Your sisters' room looks great! I didn't know about Penobscot wood. That's so interesting!

    Happy Birthday to your Father! So thankful that your relationship is restored!

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  32. I feel confident I know #2 and #5. Your father - vanilla ice cream, haha.

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  33. #2 has to be Downton Abbey....Then 3 is FixerUpper's kitchen...and Last- The Waltons but am asea on the other two.
    LOL- on the conversation with Dad. Guess there is no Tuesday's with Morrie book coming out of that interaction. lol
    Have a great weekend. xo Diana

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  34. I recognized the first and second right off, but before I could reach around to pat myself on the back, I flunked the test, for I knew none of the others. Do I get extra credit for having seen #1 in person? And I have a photo of it in my files! Green Gables and Downton Abbey.
    I do like blue, as you probably know. I've never had a blue kitchen, though. I hope your father enjoys his vanilla ice cream birthday treat!

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  35. When I was struggling to get up to speed with Alzheimers and reading every book/article available I saw lots of documentation on dementia and a preference for ice cream and sweets. The ice cream hits both sweet and fats, flavors that remain discernible as taste fades. The addictive quality of sugar hits the brain area for pleasure, like a drug. Lots of dementia care units use ice cream as a "carrot and stick"; patients who no longer want to bath or do other basic hygenie get a promise of ice cream after the shower is done. Some will also respond to heavily salted items like chips but since many elderly have blood pressure issues that often may not safely be used.

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  36. No clue on the kitchens, sorry! Enjoyed the peeks of different kitchens though. I am with you on the blue. I tend to like a bit warmer colors. This was a fun post, will look forward to your answers :)

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  37. Hope your Dad is ok, sending you both a virtual hug!

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  38. OK I zipped to the bottom to avoid others' answers. ONLY one I recognize is #3 - from Christmas Story. Ralphie's Mom's kitchen in Cleveland, Ohio. : - )

    No clue on the others can't wait to find out!

    Praying for your father! Vanilla - yum - my favorite with cake, NO ONE gets "nothing" for kind of birthday cake, Pop! : - )

    Hugs!

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    1. Oh my word, Downton Abbey - doh - how on earth I missed that, sheesh - guess I was way too busy looking at their garb! : - )

      I was going to say Waltons - only because of the era - but I wasn't sure enough. GREAT quiz. I love this kind of stuff, though I always feel dumb with my 20-20 hindsight lol.


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  39. I only guessed 2 kitchens correctly. I do love your sis's wood wall. I'd love to do this, but since my home is for sale I'm afraid a possible buyer may not like it as I do....I am done with blue myself. I have an entryway that is the same blue and a past living room that was that colour. I loved it at the time...I'm sure your sis has the whole room planned out in her mind and it will turn out just as she wants it, which is just how it should be. Praying for your Dad. Sorry to hear he had a lousy week.

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  40. I'm reading this late so I already saw the answers in the post above. I love the color blue, that is why my blog is full of blue, but there is very little of it in my home. I wonder why? Your sister's blue is very new England and pleasant and her reclaimed wood wall is fabulous! I've seen people do that here too, with beetle kill wood--sadly rising temperatures in our mountains have made the poine trees very susceptible to beetles which in turn kill the trees. The National Forest Service was removing much of the dead pine trees to make them less of a fire danger and danger from them collapsing, but I guess that won't continue any longer repercussions of gov. defending.
    To get back on subject, my kitchen is painted beige. Not my favorite color but it will stay that was for now. I really don't have much wall space as windows predominate, which I love!

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    1. Those beetles are wreaking havoc here in the Northeast, too. We have a difference of opinion about what is causing that, but the damage is real regardless.

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  41. I love the new room in Kim's house. The reclaimed wood wall is amazing and I think its great that the river wood is being reused in that way. The blue does look nice with the wood wall and darker wood doors although I don't think it would be my choice of colour, but then I don't know what colour I'd choose for that room if it were mine. Choosing paint colour is a hard thing and even though paint is a cheap fix to me it's a pain to do when all the decor has to be dismantled and the woodwork (trim) has to be taped off so it can be redone. I love the kitchens you shared and I've already seen your recent post with the answers. I don't think I would have guessed any of them correctly. Back to Kim's room - with all the white kitchens, rooms and decor, along with greys, the past few years I'm betting colour will come back to home decor again and Kim will be in vogue. :) Mind you, I've not gone to the white/grey decor yet as it's too expensive to change. Ha! I'm hope your dad's birthday is a good time for him and all, and that he has some chocolate cake to go with that vanilla ice cream.

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  42. I'm running behind in my blog-reading, but I flagged this one because I wanted to be SURE to get back to it. What a fun idea to post the pictures of these kitchens!! I look forward to seeing if my answers are even remotely correct.

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  43. I hope your father is continuing to feel better - and maybe eat a little cake with that vanilla ice cream! I'm sorry I missed the quiz. I'm sure I'd only get one - the Downton Abbey kitchen. But they're all fun. What a clever post. Stay safe in the Nor'easter. Stock up on popcorn and water! :-)

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