Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Home Tour on Legacy Lane - the kitchen & keeping room

I am continuing the home tour of my friend, JoAnn from Jo on Legacy LaneJo was invited to have her home on the annual Holiday Tour of Homes hosted by the Kappa Department of Murray Woman's Club in Murray, KY. I am featuring her home since she has had zero time to create any posts for her blog.

Today, I am spotlighting her kitchen and keeping room.  Sit back and enjoy this stunning room. 

I bet you are noticing the coffered ceiling which is painted pewter and the walls are painted berkshire beige.

The left side of the kitchen features her villages on top of the cabinets. Plus you can see her beautiful white cabinets which were made by a cabinet maker in Chaffee, MO, and delivered to Murray, KY.

The Department 56 houses are about 35 years old. 

Now look to the right side of the kitchen 

JoAnn has a love for dishes, both casual and elegant. For her casual dishes, she has been collecting several colors of Fiesta and now has added the Fiesta pitchers. On the top shelf you see the 12 Days of Christmas goblets.

A Christmas squirrel sits at the end of the island. the squirrel is from Pier One.

Just past the end of the island, is a round black kitchen table.

The table is set with her Holly Holiday china by Royal.

Jo Ann uses beautiful pieces of silver throughout her kitchen and dining rooms.

Not only can Jo Ann decorate but she sews and has an embroidery machine. She stitched the holly leaf pattern on the white napkins then used sheer napkins from Pier One as a cover. The joy, peace, love and hope napkin rings are from Dillard's.

Just past the kitchen table is the keeping room with a beautiful fireplace and sectional sofa. The snowmen pillows on the sectional are Pottery Barn.

Look at this cute arrangement sitting on the table next to the sectional.

The fireplace has book shelves on each side filled with Christmas decor.

JoAnn made the stockings for the fireplace. 

Isn't the pleasant perfect for the mantel!

As you turn to leave the kitchen, you can see the dark chest at the entry with a table top tree.

JoAnn is so talented! She was an art teacher for many years plus she cooks, decorates, sews, and has such an eye for color and design. It's so nice of her and her husband Bill to share their beautiful home with us. 

Next, I will feature their office and JoAnn's sewing room. Then the bedrooms.

If you missed one of the earlier posts from on their home tour, you can click below to enjoy.

The Facade and Office

The Living Room

The Dining Room

The Kitchen and Keeping Room

The Master Bedroom & Bath

The Porch

Merry Christmas - Judy. 

Linking to:

Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage
Make-It-Pretty Monday’s at The Dedicated House
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Metamorphosis Monday@ Between Naps on the Porch
Mosaic Monday @ Lavendar Cottage

Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict
You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With an E
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House

WowUs Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Let's Dish  at Cuisine Kathleen on Wednesday
Centerpiece Wednesday at the Style Sisters
Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday

Tablescape Thursday@ Between Naps on the Porch
Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life

Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage
Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Friday

Three Mango Seeds It's Party Time on Sundays


  1. Thank you for your kind words ! You are a true friend , thanks for sharing my home. Hope to get my blog up and running soon .

  2. I know it is OH so wrong to covet, but...! :-) Wow, what a beautiful kitchen. My eyes went first to that gorgeous ceiling, and then to the books on the end cap of the island. There is a TON of space in there, and I'm sure it's easy to just cook at one's leisure. The layout of the kitchen & keeping room is great, and the decorative accoutrements are fantastic!!! Lots of space for lots of fun & pretty details! I really like that mirror over the chest at the opposite end of the kitchen. It adds even MORE depth as well as light!

    If Bill & JoAnn are looking to adopt a 50-something woman with a bad back & shoulder as a charity project, I'm all in! :-) :-) :-)

  3. These two rooms are gorgeous! I really like her keeping room. It looks so cozy right off the kitchen! Thanks for sharing it.31

  4. Everything is so lovely! Love the kitchen cabinets with the goblets and the Fiesta.

  5. Wow what a beautiful kitchen nothing grabs my attention better than an all white kitchen with open shelving can I move in here? what is a keeping room and why is it called that? susie

  6. Judy,
    Oh, my. . .I was awe struck with the ceilings, dear friend!
    Can you imagine how long it took me to get through this entire post???
    Lovely home and the addition of the Christmas decor made it "eye candy", indeed!!!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely friends home!!!

  7. lovely home. Their galley kitchen is fantastic. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo