Contributor to HGTV Dream Home
God Bless Gail! She explores the gourmet kitchen today and shows you each and every storage space. You will flip for these luxury amenities!
Mary is a contributor to HGTV Dream Home.
Posted at 5:17 pm
Gail's come through for us. Yahoo!! Thank you to Gail and Mary, for not leaving us in question limbo. I've never been very good at Jeopardy. I always forget to give my answer in the form of a question.
Hawaii!! See I forgot to put it in question form.
Cami, I'm just getting back to the blog. Will there be an HGTV home in Hawaii?
Of course there'll be a an HGTV giveaway home in Hawaii. It's just a matter of when. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 etc.
Hawaii will have it's HGTV giveaway year!! B):D
Can't wait for the HGTV Hawaii home giveaway, Cami! All of us will probably send in mail entries just to increase our chances to win.
Lessie, when HGTV wakes up, yes, there will be a home in Hawaii!!!!!!!!
Can't wait Sandy LA. You're close enough to tour it when they build it. Please give us as many details as possible when you tour.
I too, would LOVE to see the inside of closets & blank spaces…. Please & Thank You!
I hope Mary is gearing up for the upcoming location guess. I hope she draws it out like she did last year. Of course she will have to review some of your post from last year so she can use your inspired poetry for clues to the location, which we all know will be in Hawaii.
Clue…Cami's wit and inspired poetry made this the perfect location for the 2012 HGTV Dream Home.
Answer: Where is Hawaii.
You're so sweet. I hope we get to celebrate Hawaii all year.
You are such a laugh riot!
Great tour. Everything so far looks to be great craftsmanship and well designed. Can't wait to move in!!
Well designed? I don't think so. If the lighting fixture over the dining table isn't centered over the table (without pulling the table out into the aisle and up against the breakfast bar), what else has been screwed up and not photographed???
By the way, how's the real estate market at Stowe? Could this house even get it's "retail price" in this market? If I'm lucky enough to win and you really this place, give me a call and it's yours . . . for the right price.
Oh, my, it's true that everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion. (even when they're wrong) LOL, did I say that out loud? Sorry.
True Wyoming. I never did understand why everyone doesn't think like I do! LOL
That is my dream kitchen! Would love to have the kids come in after a day at Stowe and have a great meal and then marshmallows by the fire!
Make a great meal, hit the hot tub, sleep and hit the slopes again….. am I still dreaming????
Perfect kitchen can see Soney and I in our chef's outfits cooking up a storm! Move over Paula here we come! On second thought you better stick around for awhile we may need you in case of an emergency! Dreams really do come true! Don't judge a book by it's cover. I Dreamed a Dream. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxPZh4AnWyk
Hi , the girls and I have been thinking about you and Soney! Everyone's missed your wonderful videos. A truer statement was never made, "Don't judge a book by it's cover." Every time I watch that video it brings tears to my eyes. It's one of the most heart warming moments I think I've ever witnessed on TV. Here's hugs to Soney from the girls. LOL
Hi MeKhazSimi hugs to the girls from Soney! I have had a little bit of a rocky road in my travels for a couple of days but things are looking up and Soney and I are back to dreaming. You know Rocky Road is my favorite ice cream. Think I will send Soney to the DH and check out the ice cream situation.
Glad to hear your travels are looking up, Alice. And while Soney's checking out the ice cream situation—-the girls want to know if he'd mind checking to see if there's a catnip flavor available, if not they never tire of good ol' original vanilla bean.
soneysmom: I've watched that clip over a dozen times and it never fails to bring tears to my eyes and make the hair on my arms and the back of my neck stand up. This time I remembered the dramatic (make that traumatic) moment in the musical when it was sung. Let's give credit to the composer/lyricist (can't remember the names, but French, I think). I love Susan, but don't think she ever topped that performance.
"I Dreamed a Dream" is a song from the musical Les Misérables. It is a solo that is sung by the character Fantine during the first act. The music is by Claude-Michel Schönberg, with orchestrations by John Cameron. The English lyrics are by Herbert Kretzmer, based on the original French libretto by Alain Boublil. Got this on the internet hope it is right.
I was just trying to make a point that it is not a good idea to judge a book by it's cover and that dreams really do come true. I can relate to Susan Boyle that is why I posted this video. There is so much emphasis on being beautiful in this country and I think beauty comes from within. Can't sing like Susan but Soney likes me anyway!
Alicesoneysmom, in a way this reminds me of the $112 million lottery winner who visualized winning. She also visualized the outfit she'd be wearing when she won. Goes to show how dreams sometimes come true!
Didn't know Soney helped out in the kitchen, Alicesoneysmom. You continue to amaze me. Would love to see Soney in a chef's outfit.
Alicesoneysmom, I loved the youtube video. Susan Boyle expresses the hope of all Dream Home dreamers. Sure hope a blogger dreamer wins this year. Wouldn't that be great!
I love the kitchen features in this home as it includes some of the features that I have in my own home that I can't live without such as the pull out butcher block and lazy susan, as well as some features that I don't have, but would like, such as the built-in cutlery storage, warming drawer, and wine cooler. I waste so much counter space on my current cutlery set and wine rack. I love the way the kitchen is open to the ceiling and has a serving area by the range. I've always wished for an extra oven or burners during the holidays.
I love the way the kitchen provides views to the outside woods. I have that view in my current home and from time to time see a deer and other wildlife, which is a real treat when you're not expecting it. From my stay in Stowe in 2008 I remember all of the elk signs along the highway. How awesome would that be to see an elk in the backyard?!! It would make the white-tails in our area seem tiny.
I'm curious if the area above the top cabinets are lighting or more glass enclosed storage? Also I couldn't tell if the range is an 8 burner or griddle, or if it can convert between the two. Either way I love the kitchen and can't wait to cook gourmet meals in it for my family. I'm an optimist, if you haven't guessed.
Answers- They advertise it as extra large griddle – (I would have done the 6 burner and smaller griddle). I think the cabinets are both decor and storage. I could see all of my crystal vases in those cabinets.
Thanks for the info. I agree with you on the 6 burner.
Stoweflakes, sounds like your kitchen is awesome. Can tell you're a gourmet cook. Hadn't thought about catching a glimpse of an elk every now and then. Now that would be nice!
My kitchen doesn't have a center island, but it does have a view. I love to gourmet cook and bake, but that's due to all of the cooking shows. I watch them, it makes me hungry, then I end up desperately searching the pantry for the ingredients to duplicate it. The bad part about that is that I'm never satisfied with the food at any of our local restaurants. Everything is just "ok". If I can make it better at home, why spend the money going out? As long as the kids aren't complaining, I guess I'm doing something right.
No kidding on the elk signs in Vermont. I was not expecting to see that. I took a picture of the sign, but never did see an elk. One day I'd like to, but from a window or high deck. )
You must be an awesome cook! I know your family appreciates that.
Would love to see an elk near the Dream Home, especially while relaxing in the hot tub.
I too love to cook and am wondering is there a pantry in the kitchen that we haven't seen? If you have room to feed 14-16 people, where do you put all the food before you prepare it? My 11 year old daughter has her mind set on living in that house.. We live in VA so the thought of all that snow is appealing to us.
Good point! I had to do a double-check and I didn't see a pantry either. There's plenty of fridge space though with the drawers plus the big one. Maybe the center isle and cabinets are it. I sure would miss having a pantry. I'm used to feeding 15-20+ myself on holidays and birthdays. There's always the car barn!
Update: The mudroom looks like it's adjacent to the kitchen and although the space is supposed to be for coats, boots and such, there's a tone of cabinets there also. Just thinking out loud what to do without a pantry.
Good question Lissaca! There's got to be a super pantry in the kitchen but I haven't seen it. Hope your daughter is prepared for the dramatic difference in snowfall between Virginia and Vermont if you win the home. Have a great time dreaming!!!
Forgot about the hot tub! That would be pretty awesome. What would not be cool is sitting in the hot tub and having skiers go by. I don't have a good visual on where the slopes are in relation to the property. 1/2 acre isn't much property and it sort of looks like the slopes are in the back yard. I'd much rather have elk.
LOL! When I'm in the hot tub, I only want to see elk from a distance, preferably through binoculars–not when I'm completely relaxed and happen to see an elk eye-balling me up close. Skiers—I'm not worried about. They're focused on the slopes, not me.
Actually Lessie I prefer elk in my freezer. ^_^
Now THAT is the best solution Ed in Oregon. Then I'll be able to enjoy elk whenever I want–bar-b-qued, fried, boiled, smoked…..Wonder if they taste like deer?
The taste is very similar to deer. I still have a little left in my freezer. There are moose in Maine I wonder if there are any in New Hampshire. Moose is definitely the best tasting of the deer family!
Elk tastes similar to deer? Moose is definitely the best tasting of the the deer family? Shucks, I've been deprived. Now I really want the Dream Home. See, I learn so much on this blog!
I remember moosemeat, yum; my dad was a hunter I lived in norhtern Quebec for the first 27 years of my life. I am ready for snow and moose.
Thanks for the confirmation Zuludog. Gotta try moosemeat. Wonder if stores in Vermont sell moosemeat.
Right it is more like maybe sideyards and mountain climbing in the back with maybe a zipline to make your way down
lol – I wonder if Gail will demo the zipline!
Now that would make a great video RubyChristmas–Gail demonstrating the zipline!
Or the whole HGTV dream Home team, like a wipe out competition.
Zuludog, I think making a video of the HGTV Dream Home team and everyone wishing to accompany them ziplining would be a great addition to the Dream Home blogger party. Food, fun, fellowship, and drink—what a great combination for those wishing to take this challenge. Need to have my camera ready for America's Funniest Home Videos because I'm sure someone will wipe out. Me, I'm taking pictures!!!
LOL I have the visual; Stoweflake, Edinoregon and I partaking on moose steaks on the terrace,you at the bottom of the hill awaiting the next HGTV host coming down the zipline
You got it Zuludog! But I'll be snacking on my moose steak sandwich–cut into bit-size pieces–between recordings or until I'm relieved by one of you guys.
You guys are making me hungry! LOL If I have to take a zipline to get to my moose sandwich, then so be it! I'll see ya'll at the bottom!
Whoever thought moose sandwiches would have a place on the HGTV Dream Home blog?! Just goes to show all the things we have in common.
RubyChristmas, I think backview is a better word.
Ha! Is that referring to the people on the zipline??? LOL
Really, "backview" is more appropriate. Hope that road doesn't get noisy traffic all day/night long.
Too funny RubyChristmas! Nice twist on the word. I assume the road may have some traffic, but not much traffic if a traffic jam is waiting 5 minutes at a stop sign during rush hour.
The cabinets with glass door above the others open up like garage doors
Cool. Do they come with a remote too? I could have some fun with that when guests are around.
awesome…awesome….yep yep…….can't wait……can't wait…..;);)
Thank you, thank you, Mary and Gail. It's a great kitchen! Wonderful cabinets, appliances, complete with a wine cooler—–and then it's all topped off with that incredible copper hood vent—-Oh, and yeah, those awesome vaulted ceilings overhead——what can I say—-it's just grand!!!!!!
I am wondering how do you clean that 24 ft stainless steel hood \vent. I have a SS hood in my kitchen and it needs cleaning often.
Hi, zuludog, Good question. I haven't a clue. If I remember correctly, it is 16ft of SS with copper exterior sheath—–a challenge to say the least—-my guess, time to call in the professionals. It's truly a breath-taking design feature for this DH.
Right on! Everything ever wanted in a kitchen. Wouldn't this place make a great bed and breakfast! Live and work from home—Now that's a dream come true!
The kitchen is the heart of the home…
OMG> Thanks Gail for a great tour! "Your still our super fan!" Those cabinets are amazing….Love the lazy susan, the butcher block, pull out draws & the dish washer is incredible…Wow, I would love to host a party in that kitchen for family, friends, & neighbors…."Please pick me"….I love this house & every thing about it…Stove, Vt. is a great location & thanks to HGTV's entire team of professionals- this is a dream come true! All I can say is WOW….Jack , Linda, Gail, John & Monica all you guys are welcome!
* Living life & dreamming of the 2011 Dream Home
Well that's just great. Right when I think I've got my extreme Dream Home dreaming under control, Gail goes and shows a new video of a kitchen that's a "must have." I feel like I can't live without that kitchen now. I feel like I have to go through the ten step Dream Home separation process all over again.
Step 1. Stop thinking about paying taxes on a home that you're not going to win anyway.
This one always trips me up a bit.
Too funny Cami! Please list the ten steps in the Dream Home separation process.
Cami Dear! What's with the "negative thinking"? Shame on you: forget Step 1. We like the positive, perky Cami better.
I know Michele, one minute I'm happy go lucky, next minute I'm brutally honest, then I'm just joking around, a post or two later I'm serious, then I'm goofy, after that I'm back to happy go lucky, then goofy. One never knows what to expect from me I guess. Most of the time I'm just joking around, even if it sounds negative.
I guess we will have to call you the "Jolly Jumper" who must be gong through menopause. LOL
Oh you silly girl. I've always been a "Jolly jumper" (not sure what that is???) Hmmm I'm feeling a little hot all the sudden; I wonder why. It must be thoughts of Hawaii washing over me. LOL
Yep, it must be Hawaiian thoughts my darling Meno Pause. LOL FYI a jolly jumper was a babies play gaget in 1970 that had a seat for the baby to stand up in that I guess you could say looked like a big canvas diaper. Ha! And it was attached to suspender like straps that were attached to two metal hanger that you could hang over a doorway frame. Then the child could jump freely. My children loved it! Just like you love life.
Believe it or not they still have those. My babies loved them too.
Nothing else they have ever made quite compares to the "Jolly Jumper". I loved hearing my babies laugh and squeal in delight as they jumped up and down, until they started crying or fell asleep. They sure grow up fast.
Oh that is so cool that your kids had one. Must have just forgot about the name, aye? Yes, they do grow up fast. My oldest is now 40 years old. EEEK!
Hi Cami-Sandra and Kermit probably didn't think they would win the GH 2010. Keep your chin up. It could very well be you. Look forward to a very nice surprise in March.
I got tripped up after the GH was given away. It took several months to get over it. I'm sure I had plenty of company. But this giveaway is giving me a chance to recover. Enjoy the roller coaster ride and good luck to you.
Good luck to you too eis0149. I always enjoy a fun virtual roller coaster ride, don't you? Not so much on the real ones.
I agree with you Cami-I would never go on a real one either. Did you hear about some riders getting killed on them a few years ago? One woman suffered a brain injury from the G-forces, and a man fell to his death because the operator didn't check his safety harness before the ride took off. So for me, it's virtual rides only, especially this one.
Yes that is really funny! I know exactly what you mean. I think I need that ten step process as well.
What I like best about my tiny new apartment . . . a window over by kitchen sink. Didn't have a window in my Condo kitchen. What I dislike the most is my shower. Small, the water comes out of the shower head full force which makes the curtain liner wrap around me like a shroud. Will buying a new adjustable shower head solve my problem? I would love to replace the curtain with a glass enclosure, but would that be practical in an apartment? Any ideas, fellow bloggers?
Just thinking Katydiddle, what about purchasing a curved shower curtain rod? It's probably cheaper than a glass enclosure.
Good idea Lessie! I'd have never thought of that.
Yes, you can add a little water minimizer to reduce the flow in the shower head from a plumbing products offering store. You could buy a new shower head with it built in, or just a new one that lets you have many various water settings.
Like curved shower rods and an easy asset to add along any with a few extra $ and items you choose can go with when you leave, but minimizer probably is by far the cheapest. It's a little plastic donut you can add in behind the shower head currently.
I love the power shower but also had the curtain wrapping problem. I found a clear liner with weighted magnets on the bottom and it has been the greatest buy. It was not really expensive! No more problem with wrapping and I get a great power shower that allows me to rinse my hair quickly and stimulates blood flow too!
My pottery-tile art project is supposed to be about something that makes me feel peaceful and happy. Naturally I chose to make my tile about the Dream Home. It's always a requirement that we draw sketches of what we are going to make. So I drew a lovely mountain scene complete with pine trees and the beautiful Dream Home. The teacher looked at it, and asked me why this makes me think of something happy and peaceful? Should be an easy question for me right. But how do I explain the Dream Home to a non HGTV Dream Home dreamer. I just told him I love the mountains and trees and cabin architecture. Since art usually has an abstract thought in the piece somewhere.. He wanted more than just a pretty scene.. He said "give this emotion, show me why you chose this."
So I thought about it. I wanted to show the beautiful scene in my tile. But how to make it personal and emotional? This tile will have many layers and carvings and detail. I'm going to make my beautiful scene of the Dream Home in it's element. However I'm going to lay something over the top of the scene that shows that, the Dream Home is something I always look at and dream about but can never have; since that's usually the case every year.
Can you guess what my top layer will be? Hint "I'm always on the outside looking in" "Something I can never have"
I'm thinking. First I have to clear my thoughts of white Hawaiian sand. LOL
If the Dream Home were in Hawaii this year, my tile project would be easy. Just looking at Alice's youtube about the beach. Waves and a beach. Done!! More detail in the mountains this year.
Cami maybe your tile should look like this. Just thinkin! http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1o7QO9rjHs
You're right Alice that's my passion, however I've put it a little further in the back of my mind, since we are celebrating Stowe snow this year. Won't be long though until Jack says "It's Hawaii!!"
snow would be great!!!!…..I love the snow…..
There'll be snow on my tile, if I can get the slip and the glaze to cooperate. ; ) It'll be on the second layer and the 3rd layer- on the the pine trees, on the ground and on the roof.. Snow everywhere. My mysterious emotion will be the 4th or 5th layer. Hmmm, did I mention this tile isn't your typical thin tile. This clay tile is supposed to be 2-3" thick. That way I can have- many layers, detail, and depth.
Wow this is gonna to be a lolapalooza. Somehow maybe get some kind of dim electric going in the house so it looks like a glow or illumination of thought, like hopes and dreams. Would you teach us how to do this some time. It sounds like soo much fun professor. Now I'll have to call you professor Cams.
Will your emotion come from your mind or your heart? I envision a heart path but then I can also see clouds to represent a thought or two (similar to thought bubbles).
I thought about clouds or mist to represent "dreamy" but I was afraid; in pottery with glazes and other colororants it might not come out just the way I imagined.
The top layer?? Ok now I'm pressing my nose up against it??? Wishing and longing for something that'll never be mine. What is covering my lovely Dream Home scene? But is still allowing me to see most of it? I'm always on the outside looking in, but can't get to it. Can't you feel the emotion?? Argghh!! I want to win the Dream Home. I'm tired of just looking.
Glass tiles? Some sort of little windows ? Anyway, the assignment sounds cool…hope we can hear about what you, & some classmates, end up creating………..
LLColeman wins the prize (the prize of being right). It will be a big window that will cover the entire scene. I'm considering filling in the empty areas that I carve out with clear acrylic so it looks like a window. I may just make the scene shiny and the frame a matte surface.
It will show the emotion of wishing and dreaming of something that I'll likely never actually touch or have. Just like walking downtown and seeing something beautiful in a store window. I want it, but realize it's not something I'll ever be able to afford, so I just admire it every day. Because I love every Dream Home and appreciate them for what they are, I'm ok with not winning. Chances of winning are nil to none. There is however, the emotion of "it sure would be nice to be an HGTV Home winner." I can tell myself all I want that I'm ok with not winning, 'cause I love the whole HGTV home giveaway process and blogging etc. However there's always that thought in the back of my mind. Gee, it'd sure be nice to win.
We bloggers get to exercise descriptive writing at times, and you are one of this blog's imaginative writing queens ! With this project, though, I sure wish we could see photos of what you create….( the food bloggers who describe the virtual party feasts–wouldn't it be fun to see the spread–the food and decorations?)
Cami, I am in awe of the energy you have, to go on vacation (which means cook, cook, cook, laundry, laundry, laundry–in an unfamiliar setting)– then come back home and do the daily routine with all your kids & hubby–and now school, too! How do you have energy to still write so many entertaining posts to delight us is kind of miraculous… I bow down to ya !
I'm surprised I'm still having time to blog too. It is kind of a slow week. I've already studied for my math test which is in the morning. Right after that I'm going to go work on my tile piece. I did have an essay final to turn in this week, which is always easier than turning in a rough draft. Other than the time I spend at college, I have a few minutes for the blog here and there. Technically blogging is practicing my writing skills, which is helping with my English 101 course, although I don't always stop to fix my mistakes here. I do miss blogging more often. Besides playing the piano, this is the only other relaxing calming thing I do.
God job LLColeman in figuring out Cami's top floor puzzle! Your lucky Cami's clues are quicker than Mary's clues. LOL
Yes, and Cami's clues are easier to figure out…
For Sure! For Sure!
Cami, the emotion I'm getting from your statement is frustration. You're not frustrated are you? I love the Dream Homes, all of them even if I never win. I'm also thrilled for the winner because as soon as the winner is announced, I hand over the Dream Home to them so they can enjoy my virtual experiences there. It's easy for me to detach and go to the next home because I've lived in every room and virtually done all the stuff I want to do–even hosting the blogger party. BTW: the blogger parties are always an A-list affair for bloggers who love to celebrate winning the Dream Home.
No I'm not frustrated. I was just trying to convey what might be over my tile piece. A window that I'm always peering into. Not my laptop screen, or a tv screen though, which would be more accurate, since I've never been able to go on a physical tour. A window is basically the same concept; and easier for others to visualize and understand.
Cami, is it something similar to a snow globe? We can always see in but never actually enter that dream world.
That's basically the concept.
Cami, You have become a Deep Thinker! Think snow diaginal dotted lines covering the scene, or those
golden lights shown coming from the cabin at twilight!!
I'd like to show glow coming from the windows of the Dream Home. I wonder if the pottery dept. has yellow glaze. Glaze tends to run though. Not sure If I can do much color detail.
On separate firing I think you can do spots of different colors or drying glaze first and then
reglaze it all with one very light yellow. It has been so longsinceI have actually done this
that I could be mixed up. Have fun with it and experiment alot!!!!
I am so glad you have this wonderful project to work on while you anticipate the dream home winners reveal. You are very creative and talented! Can you figure out how to get a picture on here somewhere to show us all when you are done?
I just hope it's picture worthy when I'm done with the piece. I'm starting my carving tomorrow, so I'm still in the beginning stages. A lot could go wrong within the next two weeks.
Cami, that is such a great project! Maybe this is your time…you'll be able to display the tile in your new Stowe Dream Home! Instead of having your nose pressed to the window looking in….you'll be the one on the inside looking out! Hope your tile turns out just the way you envision it.
That's funny Ceejoy. If I win this year, the rest of you will be in pottery class next year; making your own magical, lucky pottery piece.
Too cute Cami. Love your response.
Cami, I just love your project and your creativity. The window concept is perfect ! Thanks for sharing…
The sun was shining this afternoon, so I took a detour downtown and walked through one of my favorite garden centers. There were aisle upon aisle of brightly colored Primroses. About this time every year I begin to miss the "color of flower pots." So I came home with half a dozen bright, sunny-faced Primroses and planted them in the large stone pot on the front porch. I keep peering out the window at them—-so tomorrow—another half dozen for the back terrace. Spring is around the corner—-flowers, song birds, and the Dream Home Givaway——-great combo.
Spring colors would be great about now, MeKhazSimi, but I know that's a dream at this point. Enjoy your primroses. Hope they brighten your day and your spirit.
My husband just returned from a trip to Puerto Rico and brought me back some beautiful tropical flowers (at great inconvenience to himself — what a sweetheart!). They are certainly brightening up my day and making me think of warm tropical climates for next year's DH!
How sweet and thoughtful, indeed. Warm tropical climates on the horizon for the next DH sounds wonderful.
MKS, I love those saturated colors of primrose at this time of year, and the varieties of colors !! My soul feeds off the colors– the flowers kind of sing to us through color waves.
Yes, LLColeman, sooo true. LOL
If I win I have to spend at least one night there to cook a couple of meals in that kitchen.
I could live with the kitchen. I really like the seating around the cooking area where good cooking and good conversation are always in order. The fridge is ideal. I never have room in mine for all the things I need when preparing for entertaining.
As for the rest of the house, I like the layout more or less and the decor is not bad . However the fact that every surface is covered with something makes it appear cluttered, too cluttered for my taste. i understand that the designers must stage the house but even in staging less is more. Clutter is nothing but dust collecting magnets. Oh well , maybe a new decorator next year. She has been around too long and seems to always manage to clutter things up too much.
Your thoughts are interesting afTicker. To me the Dream Home is a package deal and includes everyone associated with it. You see it in sections instead of a package deal. That's one thing about this blog, we all bring something different to the blog. Have a great day.
I have to respectfully disagree about the decorator, afTicker. Linda is incredible. I think she mostly gets inspired by different colors and textures, and I think her interior design is a HIT this year! What you see as clutter, I see as artistic touches that really make a home look lived-in. Good luck!
Wonderfully expressed Wyo_Girl! I Ditto that!
staging and real life are certainly different. For instance…
in the master bedroom > The TV is nicely hidden – however there is a lamp in front of the mirrored door, which means in order to watch TV, I will need to move the lamp (which I will be happy to do, should my hubby & I win the DH).
In the guest bedroom > the easy chairs are too close to the dresser to open the bottom drawers (no problem for us – we'll just not invite quests to stay for weeks, where they would bring so many clothes they need to use those bottom drawers).
I'd be thrilled to spend my first few weeks in the DH re-arranging some of the accessories to make it more "me"!
That is funny on the guest invites! LOL
There may be more Linda Woodrum fans replying soon… any designer that HGTV uses would have the task of showcasing as much Ethan Allen pieces as could fit into each room. That is the designer's task for these dream homes…to show examples of the modern, contemporary and traditional styles Ethan Allen carries, and how different styles could be mixed in the same room. Wolf professional appliances were showcased in the kitchen and, I believe, in the kitchenette-(-so far no one has complained about too many appliances cluttering the kitchen, LOL.)
I like Bostonian's comment about real living needs vs. a staged room. Of course in real life some of the furnishings may have to be moved ! For those who have a simpler and a spare aesthetic, it would feel calmer and more spacious with some fewer pieces…. I do see that point. For me personally, I have followed Linda's work since she did her first dream home, and I think she does a great job with the task at hand…
it isn't about whether someone should take her to their house as their designer (which I and many others would be thrilled to do.) She takes these empty homes and makes thousands of people want to live in them; what the winner does with furnishings and accessories is up to them.
I absolutely love everything and every room. My mother-in-law bought a new home years ago and had Ethan Allen decorate every room in her house. I always said someday I want a house completely done by Ethan Allen. Many of the colors used in the gathering room were similar colors used in my mother-in-laws home. I always hoped she would pass down that yellow chair to me–unfortunately, I divorced her son and my ex sister-in-law got it. Oh well, if I'm the lucky winner I'll have my very own yellow chair plus some.
CalifDreamer– I hope somehow, some day you get your OWN Yellow Chair !
Aha, another fan of the yellow chair. I knew there were more out there.
I'm very attracted to the yellow chair, and I don't know why.
On an overcast day, that chair will have a warm glow……..
I've been so inspired by that magical yellow chair, I've been trying to find one of my own. Everyone needs a magical wishing chair.
MARY- Where can I find the magical yellow chair? I've looked everywhere and can't find it.
Yoo-hoo, yoo-hoo, Cami—–if Mary tells you—–you have to share where! See it is magical. LOL
I love the openness and all the light in the house, but I agree with you that it is too busy and cluttered. I don't find it peaceful and relaxing to be surrounded by so much "stuff". You can't sit on the furniture until you throw all the extra pillows on the floor. Also, as I was watching the video tour I was surprised that the "guide" referred to the fabric on the chairs in the master bedroom as being covered in a herringbone pattern; they are, in fact, covered with a houndstooth check pattern.
Well, I'm not sure about anyone else, but speaking for myself, if Linda Woodrum ever decides to come out to the NW—–I'll be first in line to beg for an hour of her time, or ten minutes of her time, or just sign up to be on her list somewhere in the future, or, oh, dear, I'm dreaming again, aren't I ? LOL
Well done, Super Fan Gail. Awesome kitchen, no doubt about it. A great preview of more to come.
I do, however, have to express one small disappointment: what happened to the live demonstration on how well that griddle cooks up a good half-dozen or so pancakes at a time? That would sure get MY interest!
Maybe we can go collect our own bucket of maple syrup too. 'Course I hear boiling it down is a beast. Best left to the professionals I guess.
That demo would get all our attention, Coop. Now that you say it, I'd be interested in seeing that too.
Coop, please make arrangements with those that be.. for you to do a cooking demo right there
in the kitchen for all of us to see. Well then the stove would be used so they would have to give
that one to you and replace it with another one for the winner unless that would be you – now hey
ain't that a dream? Couldn't you all just see Coop whipping up a storm? Btw I would like just
two pancakes with some fresh fruit on the side and some decaf with it thanks!!
Coop, Here is Gail's reply from Facebook! Thought you'd get a kick out of it.
Gail Fenton – HGTV Super Fan
Someone tell Coop that I could easily make at least 15 3" pancakes on that griddle. I would definitely have the maple syrup warmed and ready to go on a burner right next to the griddle. (Unless I was making them for my son, he likes chocolate chip pancakes sans syrup!!!)
Coop, I was reading more of the blog and saw that CPlusE already told you about Gail's Facebook posting. It's been hard keeping up with all of the blogs!
I loved the layout of the kitchen and the wonderful appliances. Now seeing the insides and some of the special features really made me want to see it in person. I would love to cook in this kitchen. I can see my family at the counter and helping me cook a fantastic meal! Thank you Gail for the tour.
Thanks Gail! I am SOO in love with this gourmet kitchen! Can't stop thinking of this fabulous room! I love the organization! Love is a pretty powerful word!!! Can't wait for more little extras to be revealed!!!! Thanks!!!
Good evening everybloggie,
Wow ! It just gets better and better ! I LOVE the kitchen, thank you Gail for giving us the "Insiders' Sneak Peak Into the cupboards and drawers " ~ that handy dandy spice rack detail on the inside of BOTH cupboard doors is a great design feature of the kitchen cabinetry. You can see what you need at- a – glance ! ( And sure beats rummaging underneath my oven gloves for herbs and spices in my kitchen drawer here). lol
My son mentioned there was something wrong with my oven. " Oh no !! What ?"
…." Mom, There are NO COOKIES coming out of it ! "
He really got me on that one !!
Kids !!!! Grrrrr :O)
Goodnight, Sweet Dreams :O)
Your son's comment, GoldieLocksBear, shows you'll put that kitchen oven to good use. I'm sure your family will love it.
Love the storage space, thanks Gail for the show, now I can imagine how a cook can move around the kitchen space. every thing at easy reach, just perfect and the drawers close so silently.
Looks great, thanks for the tour Gail.
Gail, your so good at what you do, you go girl!
Linda-Love the kitchen and yes, I mean that, the idea of two dishwashers omg! that is a plus same for the laundry room. Everything is perfect. Keep up the great work.
Snows on its way.
That fridge is the first never saw that type before. Do like the TV, hinden away when not in use. Ha hahahaha does the kitchen ever close?
Gail you are adorable, and got to all of the salient points. What is the first thing you usually do when you go into the kitchen? More times than not, it's to open up one of the cabinets looking for a glass, and its right there almost at eye level. Looking down the length of the kitchen you can see all of the cabinets and plenty of storage space that I can see for all of your cookware and kithen everything. I even think you might be able to hang some pots from the ceiling if necessary, as alot of gourmet cooks do that. The swivel pantry- great for corner reconnoitering for hidden maple syrup, and brown cow chocolcate powder. I have to go back to the video to learn once again what that pull out is for next to the wine frig.
Hang pots from the ceiling Janzee? Love the way you casually bring that in, as though the kitchen has a normal ceiling height.
LOL! Good point with ceiling heights, it is what it is & will be with all our views until it won't any longer, LOL! Ah! To be able to personalize a space & make it our home as we want it to be.
Hi Lessie, this is the first chance I've had to get back to your comment as I'm still on the road. You know those gourmet cooks will climb the walls if they have to,to get to their pots and pans. Check out Christopher Homes in Vegas. He has high ceilings in many of his properties, and incorporates a support to hold the accoutrements of fine cooking so everything is right in front of you for the asking. I've seen some set ups that look like a major percussion instrument, and that DH will surely make some fine music.
You're right about gourmet cooks Janzee. I don't have time now but as soon as I can, I'll check out Christopher Homes in Vegas. What a great idea. Hope you're having a great day. Enjoy!
Hi Janzee !
Goodness, How could I have got it so wrong all these years ?? When entering the kitchen, I always make a bee line straight to the fridge door ! Now I realize I should be going to open the cupboard and LOOK at the glasses :O) Far fewer calories ! lol
Thank you for your sage advice. I will follow it . Lol.
Too funny GoldieLocksBear!
You are a very funny girl Goldie. In my kitchen I do save ancient odd bottles and glasses-unleaded. So staring at glassware is par for the glass. When asked what I wanted for my bday, I told everyone glassware that can be used to make creams, vinegar, and green drinks. No calories for a little peek at this collection. The next stop is the frig, where like one of us girls I get into big trouble.Where is the Ben and Jerry's please?
The level of detail shows the high degree of professionalism that went into every aspect of this house. The kitchen island where you can cook and serve your guests/family is essential. At most parties everyone ends up in the kitchen. This kitchen will certainly be the center of many gatherings. Whose got the cork screw?
obvious thougth to gather around the kitchen with this design of the dining table in front of the open kitchen plan…
Enjoyed the video, but have a major concern – how does a 5-ft gal reach anything above the 1st shelf? Do you suppose a little sliding stepladder could be attached to a rail beneath the kitchen countertop (remember those old movies that showed libraries with rolling ladders)? I've yet to find a kitchen which keeps us "shorties" in mind when it's being designed (probably by a guy who's 6'2")!
Just kidding! I'll wear high-heeled boots if I win….
Delmar1944, wearing high-heeled boots is reasonable, especially if you win!
Sorry to disagree about the high heel boots. They will damage the floor. I looked it up on Bing. I would not wear them, or allow my guests to either.
Eis0149, if Delmar wants to wear heels in her home, I'm okay with that. I'm sure she'll find a way not to damage her floors.
Hi Lessie-she might not know that could happen until she walks on the floor and finds out the hard way, or has guests over and they do it, which might be worse because the damage might be more extensive. I'm just trying to avert a disaster before it happens, not only with the hardwood but also the heating system underneath. That could be really expensive to fix. Delmar would have to ban stilettos from the house.
I would also get a case of hospital slipper socks for my guests and store them in the mudroom to prevent slip-and-fall accidents. Those floors look slippery, and a female guest wearing nylons might not be able to keep her balance. A lawsuit could cost Delmar the house. Another scenario would be a lawsuit against a guest for damaging the floor. Not a pretty picture.
Hi Eis0149. Please don't think you've offended me. You haven't. This blog is entertainment for me and I enjoy learning from others–well at least some of the others. As for high heels, to me it's a moot point because it's Delmar's dream and I'm not here to destroy her dream. But I do appreciate your concern for both of us. Just goes to show that you have a kind heart.
Hi Lessie-I just looked at the video of the floors being built. They have hydronic tubing, which was then enclosed in concrete and covered with styrofoam insulation. So if the floor were to be damaged, all Delmar would have to replace would be the damaged planks. The heating system would not be affected. I see by your comments that you are a very nice, level-headed person, willing to roll with the punches. I will have to as well-I made a mistake when commenting about the heating system being damaged.
So here's my apology to everyone. Nice job on the heating system, HGTV!
Hi Eis0149, thaks for the information–that's why I love this blog. Guess you can tell I'm a surface person, if I don't see it I don't think about it. Glad there are people like you who consider all the details. People like you can work for HGTV, people like me can host or do PR.
Eis0149, to get Delmar's attention go to her comment then reply. If she reads the blogs, I'm sure she read your response.
FYI: if Delmar wears heels, it's strictly for entertaining purposes or at least that's how I see it.
That whole conversation cracked me up. LOL. I'm sorry it just hit my funny bone.
Lessie I guess after being on the blog awhile, we don't take much seriously. especially high heels on a virtual floor. Now that I know the floor can be damaged, I'll just take my big ol' chain links in and pound and bang away, just to give it more of a distressed look.. Then I won't have to worry about any damage, from kids or adults.
Now that's funny Cami! A distressed look is what the floor has now. Banging on the floor with chain links will probably make it look like it's calling for help. I just love this blog. We're such a creative group.
Better than simple slippers you could borrow from a Japanese style (although out of place in Vermont) and have slippers instead of hospital booties.
Delmar-good suggestion about the ladder. I'm short too (5 ft.1) so I feel your pain and fully sympathize. But high heel boots might damage the floor, so I would wear soft-soled shoes.
Who needs shoes with radiant heating in the floors!
Kick the shoes & boots off in the mudroom! Socks will keep those floors in great shape!
BTW – I'd be happy to buy a step stool for when I need to swap out the seasonal items from the highest cabinets. I bet I can pick one up at Stowe Hardward & Dry Goods
I've always wondered why we never see those rolling ladders anymore. It always seemed so handy.
I studied the photos of the kitchen, and found that a rail mounted under the counter would prevent the dishwasher and lower cabinet doors from being opened. The rails could be mounted on the edge of the countertop with the ladder hooking onto them, and stowed inside the broom closet in the mudroom when not in use so it wouldn't clutter the kitchen. The rails would be expensive, so your best option would be to buy a small folding stepstool and store it in one of the lower cabinets.
Logical eis0149. You've solved the problem.
Thanks Lessie! Appreciate the compliment.
You're welcome Eis0149. To me you're a detail person, obviously I'm not. Thanks for your critical eye and solution oriented mind.
Lessie -you sure know how to deliver a compliment! Thank you so much for your comments about my kindness and the comment above. They were what I woke up to this morning as soon as I got on the blog. You made my day.
Actually one of the cabinet manufacturers has a step stool built into a cabinet.
Hi Nebraska. Does the stool detach from the cabinet so the user can move it to wherever they need it?
Well, how about platform-type high heel boots like the one's Pee Wee Herman wore when he did the famous "Tequila" dance, or the one's Abby wears sometimes on NCIS.
Not only are they useful, and fashionable, but they'll make your feet happy, "cause you'll have to smile every time you put them on!
LOL! Platform-type high heel boot would NOT make MY feet happy—–OR my bone-on-bone knees!
You make me laugh, AnneEliseSouth! Whatever works is good.
AES, if you win, maybe we could get Pee Wee to travel to Stowe and perform the Tequila dance on top of the dining room table…it is a nice, long, well- made furniture piece ! (ooh–and then he could lead a conga line down the stairs to the entertainment room and hot tub! Pillow fight in the ski dorm !)
My doctor has said NO heels over 2 inches he actually said he would prefer 1 inch tops.
Find yourself a 6'2" man to cookand tidy up the kitchen for you. Awesome!
Gosh Delmar, I've never seen so many replies to such a benign comment. Funny! I totally sympathize with your size dilemma. I have never been able to find a rental where the kitchen or bathroom cabinets or sinks were "my size". I'm very tall so I have to bend over just to wash the dishes or prepare meals. It's very inconvenient, all this bending over all the time. My grandmother was 4'2" and I spent a lot of time reaching for her to the top cabinets, her kitchen was too tall. I did see one time a ktichen designed for short people. It was very nice for the woman living there.
Yes, a great video. Also at 5-ft I keep a fold up step stool close by to reach those top shelves. Mine would fit perfectly inside the pantry. It's also great exercise going up and down the steps and stretching to reach. Thinking about steps, running up and down between floors should help too.
It's fun to dress up just to go in the kitchen. I find myself planning the day before about what I will wear, color lipstick etc,, and of course for the high reach stuff that footstool that's earned a name is waiting for us girls who want to reach the highest places.
I bet there are some lovely Vermont maple step stools that you'll fall in love with if you win!
Love the way you reveal the details we want Gail! Thanks for the great job. Looking forward to other reveals.
Thanks for your encouragment. Were do you live at? Just what state would be good. We are all verry lucky to live in the United States of America. I count my blessings ervery day and night.
I'm in our nation's capitol, hudjon1977.
So that means you would probly be in washington DC. I am not too good at geography. What state are you in? I have lived in IDAHO my hole life , and verry much love the out doors.
You got it hudjon1977. I'm in Maryland within spitting distance of DC. As for geography, there's Virginia, DC, Maryland, Delaware, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York.Please don't think this area covers much land because it doesn't. In 4 hours you can leave the DC/Maryland area and be in New York.
Thanks for the new thread, Mary and Gail! I love all of the storage space in the kitchen, especially that pull-out cabinet by the stove — great place to store cooking oils and condiments as well as frequently used seasonings without having to leave them out on the counter. The lazy susan in the corner cabinet is a great idea as well. Keep those blogs coming, Gail — your eager bloggers anxiously await every detail!
BTW, everyone, today is National Cheese Lover's Day, so break out that delicious Vermont cheese and celebrate!
I found this great article called "Songs for the Snowbound":
It could almost have been written for the Stowe DH — the songs are perfect, and I am listening to one right now! I can just imagine myself in the DH kitchen on a snowy day, listening to this music while cooking up a big batch of chowder — in fact, there is also an article with chowder recipes:
Keep dreaming ,everyone!
Thank you so much for the kitchen video, Gail. Like others, I love that lazy susan. So practical. The spice rack is wonderful, too. Others have said that this kitchen is missing a pantry, but I don't think so. There is so much storage in the kitchen that you wouldn't need a pantry, unless you hit Costco every week! BTW, is there a Costco in Burlington?
No crumbs or tidbits will be able to hide in that kitchen, LOL!
What a vividly bright accessible kitchen with great amentities.
Exceptionally nice features presented, thanks for another view
along with your showcasing of some of them.
What's next, you'll be showing us…? Is it a bath, or a room, LOL!
By the way, this is one of my favorite things, morning sun in the kitchen and this certainly has that or is it the afternoon sun? I remember seeing the compass on the layout now? I'll have to take a peek, )
Thank you for the kitchen video! I have never seen a 3 shelved dishwasher either. My husband loves the wine fridge. The spice racks… I hadnt thought of putting them lower so you dont have to stretch into the recesses of the overhead cabnets. Hmmm, rethinking my own set up of my kitchen here.
Thanks for the details, Gail. Those maple cabinets are beautiful, and the appliances are first rate: Subzero, Wolf etc. Seeing the Asko dishwasher made me want to check the laundry room pictures: The dream home 2011 comes equipped with two sets of Asko washer/dryers! That brand is just made to last. I've had an Asko washer/dryer in my home for 12 years without one service call. Also, the laundry room photos show a peek into the energy efficient mechanical room–everyone really should check that out.
Thanks Gail for the great tour. Love, love, love the kitchen. It is the perfect place for a family to come together and cook, eat and make memories.
Don't forget to go and vote on the new items you want to select for the Blog Cabin. B)
It's all Gail's fault, with a bit of complicity from MARY! Talking about kitchens, that is, which is always one of the favorite rooms in any house. And leads to thoughts of, and dishing about, food, of course. So, appropriately, I'll bring up part of a comment I made in the previous 'Questions?' blog thread: how many pancakes will fit on the Dream Home griddle at one time? I guess it depends on whether we're talking dollar pancakes here, or what I've heard called "mancakes," which if I'm not mistaken are roughly equivalent in size to an extra large pizza. We may, however, have to call in a pancake expert on the question for clarification. Any ideas from Food Network or Cooking Channel fans?
Coop, those two pancakes I asked for would not be dollar size. I was thinking more in the range of
a dessert plate size. The Maple syrup of course should be warmed and served at the bar end of
the kitchen. Earlier I asked that you be allowed to do a cooking demo on the griddle. I think that is
the greatest idea. Have some bloggers participate in the showing off of the DH!!
I don't know Coop, but I know I won't be flipping any mancakes. It's hard enough to flip the little ones.
It's easy enough flipping those bigger mancakes, Cami. Just be sure the griddle's hot enough, the pancake is nice and bubbly, and the edges are firming. Then grab your handy dandy pizza oven spatula (or pizza peel as the case may be) insert quickly and firmly under your oversized pancake, and make a quick, slight upward flip of the wrist. Voila, the perfect mancake! (It may take a little practice to make sure that the pancake comes back down onto the griddle rather than the countertop, or worse, the floor.) There are also other flipping techniques which are more carefully orchestrated, but the toss and flip option is much more exciting and awe-inspiring, especially for those standing nearby.
Ok you're the President of the Mancake Making department. My attitude is, if my man wants a mancake. Grrrrrr. I'll give him a mancake alright!!!! But he won't like it.
……and, it's always wise to have a "back-up" plan, like maybe the Dutch Pancake Cafe at Grey Fox Inn—– just in case——the DH Chefs have left a note—-"Gone shopping in Stowe."
Yumm!! Great find, MKS. The Dutch Pancake Cafe at Grey Fox Inn in Stowe claims to dish up over 80 varieties of 12-inch pancakes. Their Euro-style versions are thinner than the American pancake, but decidedly just as tasty. I think I'd start with Apple Cinnamon, Banana Blueberry, Strawberry Chocolate & Cream, and Maple Walnut. I'll save all of the other versions for another day….
Okay, Coop, I am going to try and answer your question logically — here goes:
The dual griddle looks like it is about 24 x 24 inches. A long time ago I read somewhere that the average pancake is about 4 inches in diameter (possibly on a box of pancake mix?). I think you could fit between 16 and 25 4-inch pancakes on the griddle depending on how evenly you space them and how dexterous you are at flipping (more dexterous means you need less room and can cram more on!). If a blogger wins this home, maybe they can get one of the local pancake restaurants to send their best pancake maker to test out the capacity of the griddle — I am sure we can find plenty of bloggers to test out the results!
Wow, 16 to 25 4" pancakes on the DH griddle? That's a lot of flipping! How about going with eight 8" pancakes, or 10 1/2 six inch pancakes? Less work, same amount of eating. But I guess it would all depend on how many mouths you're planning to feed!
I'm going to volunteer as a Dream Home pancake tester. My qualifications are impeccable.
Hey Coop, Gail herself has answered your question — check out her facebook page:
Loved the new "sneak peek"! Just when you think you already love all there is to love…at least all that we have seen…they show a little more & you can't imagine how AMAZING that house really is. It really just blows my mind!
Remember to register for your own set of housewarming gifts.
Gail, you are such a cutie and have an over abundance of energy that you share so willingly. I have a
small request. Could you dial down the nose a little? After I watch you I seem to emulate your actions
and my energy level is not quite as high as yours so it doesn't match. You articulate so wonderfully so
I really hear you the first time I listen and that is great for me. You did show off some of the kitchen
ammenaties and I would like to see more. Is there a set of dishes already in the cupboard? or is that
something we will have to furnish for ourselves. I heard about the refrigerator but haven't seen anything
yet. It should be just a quicky to finish up the whole room. Really love you and what you do for us, Thanks.
Thanks for showing the kitchen cabinet built-ins. I'd love to have those in my current kitchen.
DITTO ! ! !
After seeing the great Dream Home's kitchen….. my kitchen needs a total makeover!
Great kitchen!! I would love to have a kitchen like that. I don't know how to cook but with one like that I would try to cook and maybe learn to be a great cook…please god bless me.
Great video. Love everything I have seen so far in this kitchen. Can't wait to get in there and start cooking. Of course with my co-chef, my husband. We could have a blast in there.
I would like to see more of the cabinets. I, too am wondering if dishes are stashed in other cabinets. I know there will be a supply of maple syrup, but I think the question has been asked if there was a supply of Ben & Jerry's. Then, there is the question of the fridge. Would love to see more of it.
Ok also a big question….not in the kitchen……closet and storage space for the rest of the home.
I would like to see more of the cabinets as well, but what I am most worried about is storage in the master bath! No under sick storage for all of the bathroom things like make up, lotion etc…I suppose you could put some type of cabinet in..but where? I need to get rid of most of the stuff under my sink anyway1
I was really surprised about that too. What I thought was storage is for warming towels and lotions. That is really a wonderful feature, BUT I don't want all my junk on the counter top. Where do we put our tooth brushes and paste, hair brushes, blow dryer, nail clippers, blah, blah, blah….
Someone may have answered this, but most of the dishes are stored in the front of the kitchen island, next to the dining room. If you do the dining room 360 tour you'll see them.
The storage in the mudd room looks substantial. I love the sink in there too, being able to wash off after gardening etc. before going into the house would be cool. There's loft area in the garage too but it looks like it would need some work to make it useable.
Thanks for divulging a bit more about the kitchen, Gail! That Lazy Susan is the best! The DH designers think of everything! I don't have cable so I am always perusing the photos and videos on the web. That's why I am always excited when the full episode video gets posted. Then I can watch it anytime I want. Here is the link if anyone else needs it to continue their obsessing!
Thanks for the link Marzzipan. Would you believe I've missed just about all the television presentations and that's never happened before. Now I can finally see all the presentation.
Day 20, the Great Sarah Palin ESCAPEE has entered on both HGTV and Front Door websites.CHECK Good luck everyone! (even, me!):)
A new thread…..Thank you Mary and Gail! I'm away for a couple days and Mary gets busy with something new to talk about! I was so excited, I almost forgot to submit my entries! So after taking care of the important stuff …entering twice and voting for my house warming gifts, I just have to say I love the spice storage…it's the best! It will easily store the larger size jars/containers. The dishwashers are pretty awesome….do you think they come with someone to unload them???:D I would love to try out that wonderful range..I'll test out the pancake theory for you Coop….if you can get Mary to work out the details!
Awaiting more sneak peeks!
Great, a volunteer already to test out the Dream Home griddle's pancake capacity! Thanks, CeeJoy. The next step of the process will of course be to test MY pancake capacity.
I wonder if we could get MARY to sign on to the idea if we guaranteed her one pancake for every three of mine?
Well Coop, the whole idea is to get into the DH kitchen for the testing……it's okay if you can't eat my pancakes!
Do the dishwashers come with someone to unload them–too funny CeeJoy! If you win, I volunteer to unload the dishwashers when I come for a visit.
Thanks Gail, great kitchen!
As if I didn't already have a severe case of "Kitchen Envy", watching all the hidden goodies almost made me cry when I looked around my sad little kitchen.
Well, my kitchen may not have any bells, and whistles, but it's my happy place, and it's paid for. After all, the dinner bell still works, hubby never fails to hear it, and the dog responds to whistles. Hey, I guess my kitchen does have bells and whistles, they are simply the low-tech type.
LOL that is looking on the bright side…
AnneEliseSouth, you said the magic words–paid for home! It doesn't get any better than that. Continue to enjoy and make memories in that great kitchen of yours.
Your hilarious, yes those husbands never fail to hear that dinner bell !:D
What a great attitude you have plus a husband, a dog, a happy kitchen, and a paid for deed to the house! You are living the real dream! I wonder how many of our young adults will be able to realize the same dream. Good luck to you!
I worry that it will be difficult to let the dog out. There are lots of steps to the "back yard." I guess we'll have to let them outside through the mudroom door to the front yard, near the road.
Keep up your great outlook!
After voting for my favorite house warming gifts, I took a good look at the voting results. I'm a little surprised that the Waffle Cone Maker isn't inching right up there with the Waffle Iron….not only can you eat the finest maple syrup on waffles….you can flavor the waffle cones with it, and then fill them to over flowing with Ben and Jerry's ice cream!
For me syrup on a waffle, pancakes or with crepes is plenty. Stepping out further with trying it with what you have mentioned would be a huge stretch for me with syrup and further yet with ice cream, so that's how the cone maker for me is last item I would choose.
Hi PFG, I was thinking more along the line of maple flavoring….not actual syrup. Much like you can make choc. or cinnamon flavored waffle cones….maple syrup would be a stretch for even me!:)
Hello CeeJoy, I see what you mean, glad my taste buds were not alone, LOL!
i already have a great Belgian waffle maker…so definitely the waffle cone maker is a must!! and a great idea with Ben and Jerry's nearby. so, if all of you could please vote for the waffle cone maker, it would make my family's housewarming perfect! we'll invite you all for ice cream…promise!
My waffle cones always drip out the bottom. So I prerfer to have my ice cream in a clear glass dish.
Wow…wow…wow…..and assorted more "wows" at each beautiful aspect of the kitchen area. Is it too positive of an attitude that I have the first month's dinners all planned out? Cooking while looking at a floating cloud, that drifts lazily over my friends and family as they await dinner….."Stowe, Vermont dreamin'…on such a winter's day…." Good job Gail!
Lots of storage space and GORGEOUS kitchen! I can see myself now all decked out in robe and slippers, getting up to make breakfast for my family in the morning! Love this kitchen…has everything one could ever ask for and more!
I love to cook and this kitchen would be a dream! I love the self closing cabinets….no smashed fingers.
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