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We are working on a new kitchen display for the showroom and it really is screaming for a decorative slab backsplash, don’t you think?  I think marble, in any state, is a natural work of art.  Add curves and a snazzy faucet and you get Drop. Dead. Gorgeous.

We aren’t quite there yet.  Still need the curvy splash.

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kent kitchen works blogYes, that is an integrated sink.

Fabulous.  I know.

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{Click the drawings to expand.}

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I’ve been gathering ideas for possible shapes from Pinterest and just about every blog I have bookmarked.  Here are some of my favorites…

marble slab backsplash | kent kitchen works blogI love how the slab mirrors the lines of the hood and then continues to be stunning all the way down.  We don’t have a hood so this is out of the question, but it caught my eye and I wanted to share.   I do wish they’d skipped the tile and used the slab throughout.  The bowed front sink and cabinet are pretty wonderful, though.

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parisian marble sink & backsplash | kent kitchen worksThis sink and backsplash are in a home just outside of Paris.  How appropriate.  This happens to be the same faucet I have drawn in.  More on that later.

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soapstone slab backsplash via cotedetexas | kent kitchen works blogI’d stretch out the high arch part for this one and leave just a few inches of the lower backsplash.  Simple yet effective.

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These next few aren’t stone, but the lines are worth considering…

cottage kitchen with wood backsplash by colette van den thillart | kent kitchen works (more…)

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I don’t know about where you are, but Connecticut has rushed headlong into fall.  I woke up on Monday and the drive was covered in leaves.  It smelled like fall and I needed real shoes and another layer of clothing.  Immediately I thought, “Ok, its time to re-decorate!”  The grocery must have been studying their almanac because they set up a table of those tiny pumpkins and clusters of dried cornstalks at just the right time.

Autumn is the time of year that I don’t remember that I love until its here again.  I dislike that it is the end of warm and wonderful summer, but then again, it is something of a relief to turn off the AC and snuggle under the covers with the windows open at night.  Plus, it is so beautiful.  Vibrant, saturated ruby and mustard colored leaves are shockingly surreal.  (They were just green!!!)  

Of course, the weather will break for at least another week and we will again be in summer, but it will be short lived and Autumn will fully encompass us all.   It isn’t too far now.  Are you ready?

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 It is nearly time for apple orchards and decorative gourds and Hot Toddies.

fall apples and a bird.

Falling leaves and rosy cheeks,  football and tailgating.

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young black dog with a leaf in its mouth.

Flannel blankets and plaid shirts, thermoses and apple pie.

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autumn picnic.

Sweaters and scarves and boots and wool socks.

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sweater weather.

Earth tones and natural wonders.

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Kent, Connecticut in the Fall, by Randy O'Rourke.

I’m ready, if a little sad to see this summer go.  Maybe an extra Hot Toddy to push this bittersweet feeling away.

Yes.  That’s exactly what I need.

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My Favorite Hot Toddy:

1 good sized mug

1-1/2 oz. Jameson

1 bag of Lipton black tea

Top with hot water

2-3 lemon slices

honey to taste

Sip for about 10 minutes then feel the warmth that reaches all the way to your toes.

MMMmmmm…..mmmmm….mmmmm

-A.

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Our new home page …

Kent Kitchen Works Website Re-Launch.

What do you think??

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I think its pretty.

But I would think that its pretty.  I designed it.

HA!

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We’ll have the official re-launch in the first half of September.  Keep a look out over the next few weeks for the announcement.

-A.

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So, I lied to you last week.

 This sale is WAY better than just Up To 50% off.  We have really gorgeous/expensive merchandise marked OVER 75% off!!

We realized just a little too late that we should have had a Private Preview Sale for interior design professionals, but since we didn’t think of it EVERYONE gets to benefit.  Get here just as fast as you can, because I have to tell you this stuff is so totally affordable I can’t stand it.

-A.

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The RESCHEDULED 2nd annual Kent Children’s Center Beer Tasting fundraiser is July 28th here at Kent Kitchen Works.  The final list of breweries isn’t available quite yet, but here are some possibilities...

The tasting will be from 4 – 7 pm.  Space is limited, and last year we sold out, so make sure to buy your $27.50 early-bird ticket to reserve a spot.  You can do that by calling 860.488.9218, emailing kccbeertasting@gmail.com, or visiting Eventbrite.  However, if you are the spontaneous, fly by the seat of your pants sort, tickets will be sold at the door on the day of the event for $30, space permitting.  We are located at 6 Kent Green Blvd. in Kent, CT.
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Its great fun and a wonderful opportunity to help a really wonderful organization.  Hope to see you here!
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The Kent Children’s Center is a Non-Profit Early Childhood Program accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
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In conjunction with Kent Wine & Spirit.

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