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When the French Country Kitchens Go Marching In...

I'm sitting here listening to WWOZ radio on the net as I often do, listening to a very modern version of "When the Saints Go Marching In" part rap, part gospel, part jazz, and of course, with that New Orleans influence everywhere. I know, you're saying "whaaaa?" but trust me, it's a good thing. Now, here comes another rendition after that one? Ok, I'll take it!

Oy vey, so how do I weave this into kitchens? There must be a way. Hmmmm....now I'm hearing "When the Saints win the Superbowl...." Ya gotta love NOLA!

NOLA! Yes, there is a huge, historical, French influence in NOLA, plus, I watched le Tour again this morning, from somewhere in France, so how about a few more Frenchy kitchens? I found them here, and many of them seem to be the Americanized version of French Country, but some are so good that I can't tell where they're from, so THAT'S interesting.

What a difference between kitchens from France and French "inspired" American kitchens. And, that's ok, say la vee, we're a melting pot after all over here, oui? Have fun!

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Reader Comments (4)

I have been reading your blog for a while now and I was so excited to see your French Country post. I am a kitchen designer in New Orleans and am in the process of opening a new showroom on Magazine Street. We will have three fabulous French Country displays. I will have to send you some photos when they are complete.

August 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKerry

Kerry, congratulations to you! NOLA is one of my top 5, probably top 3 places! I've been there about 6 times since 1995, not a whole lot, but better than 1! NOLA really has a big piece of my heart.

You should look on the side bar to see my gallery of French kitchens and do a search for "french kitchen" in my search tab, as I think I've done a few other posts on the subject.

Good luck to you and thanks for stopping in.

August 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

I don't know where the rest are from, but your photo labeled J is in Taschen's Country Homes book, I think I remember its in Holland and belonged to antique dealers. I recognize the Kas in the background. Most of the others look very american to me. Its always been an inspiration for me, which is why I recognize it.

August 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbalsamfir

That's a great design of antique. We have also an old bedroom dresser, dresser with mirror, living room furniture, etc.

November 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterfurniture

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