Wicker In The Kitchen and Some Magazine News!


You can never have enough little carriers, baskets and interesting things to serve and store things
 in the kitchen
especially when you have a large garden
I picked up this cute little wood berry basket carrier 
for 10 dollars and while I like it just "as is" 
I kept thinking how much better it would be with some baskets
I searched and searched 
and finally found 3 of these great vintage 
French Banneton proofing baskets
They are lined with old linen and as luck would have it 
they fit perfectly in the little carrier

Perfect for fruit from the orchard 
and tomatoes form the garden...
yes I'm still getting tomatoes but just the little cherries

The old linen liners are really beautiful and can be washed if you need to

And now a little news...a few weeks ago Country Living Magazine was here
and took tons of photos of our home in Ojai...two days worth!
The new kitchen, the gardens and orchard 
and all of the interesting little small rooms
 that make up a country home

The house will be in a summer issue
 in 2013

Here is a little shot of Millie that photographer Victoria Pearson took.  Victoria is an amazing photographer and has worked with some of the best magazine editors out there.   And she happens to live here in the Ojai Valley too.  
You may have seen her home and many other photos in House Beautiful 

She worked for many years with Martha Stewart her photos are light filled
 and extraordinarily  beautiful

Stylist Heather Bullard and her assistant Pam Garrison 
did an amazing job and added beautiful flowers and perfectly edited details to every shot

Millie was a model...and now is demanding special kibble and a down dog bed

OH millie...not you too!

thanks for stopping by!

have a great week



  1. Can't wait to see it! Congratulations! I know it will be a dream.

  2. Can't wait to see your new kitchen!


  3. Wow Kelley that's great news! So excited to see your beautiful home in Country Living. So cool! And I LOVE Victoria Pearson's home...it's one of my favorites. I searched for months for tile like her kitchen floor...so in love with it. How lucky to have your home photographed by her. Can't wait to see it.

  4. I am very much looking forward to seeing the magazine shoot. Of course, I think your own photography is quite beautiful. We have a one-year-old who looks a lot like Millie - even down to the little scar below her right eye. Gus picked his up on a trail run with me two weeks ago.
    Have a great week,

  5. I knew it!! I was going to ask you if they were there when I saw Heather's Instagram pics of Ojai.....her pics of a garden and beautiful lavender plants looked suspiciously familiar ;) Congrats sweetie.....well deserved and cannot wait to see all of your amazing hard work in the mag!! XOX

  6. When Millie begins demanding Badoit you are in REAL trouble.

  7. A big toast of congratulations to you Kelley!! I'm so happy for you! Can't wait to pick up the magazine! :)

  8. Wonderful news! Congratulations! I'll look forward to seeing it :)

    Love the French Banneton proofing baskets.. all the little containers are perfect. They really warm things up AND are functional!


  9. Love all your baskets, jealous of your tomatoes, and a BIG congrats on the magazine feature!! Can't wait to see it in the summer. The feature is very well deserved!

  10. I'm sooooo excited for you Kelly!! Your home/style is way overdue for a magazine spot. I can't wait to see it and Country Living has always been my fave magazine. You were so blessed to have that amazing team ....I've read about them before on other posts or seen their work.
    Maybe when I get this "farm" more updated, you can send them here!
    (I think we're finally staying put in this house....no more remodels)

    I just noticed you have soapstone on your counters....we put it in the farmhouse too.
    Hope you're doing well,

  11. You really can't expect a model of Millie's caliber to sleep on anything less than down, now can you?

    Congrats, and Millie's a beauty!

  12. Of course your place is going to be in CL. That is super exciting! Congratulations!

  13. Kelley,
    Congratulations, can't wait to see your home and the magazine magic the stylists and photographers create.

  14. What took them so long? Congratulations Kelley! Your Ojai home is perfect for Country Living and I can't wait to see it captured in their magazine. That issue will be a keeper forever! ~Delores

  15. Thank you all for the wonderful and thoughtful comments! It was a busy few days and I think you all will like the photos...the few I had a chance to see were really beautiful. Luckily the weather was beautiful too!

    xxoo kelley

  16. I LOVE baskets and they look amazing in your warm and inviting kitchen. Can't wait to see your photo shoot this summer, Congratulations!!! xo Kathysue

  17. Eeek! Congratulations, Kelley! What an exciting couple of days for you....and Millie! :) I'll certainly be looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful home next summer!

    Love those baskets in that wooden carrier. I have a similar carrier and never even considered putting baskets in it! So thank you for the inspiration! :)

    xoxo laurie

  18. Kelley, I'm so happy for you! I look forward to reading the feature on your home! You deserve it- your design sense is one of my favs in blogland. It's sure to be a popular issue!

  19. Kelly...I love your little basket. Its perfect! I cant wait to see the photos of your home in Country Living. I know they will be amazing!

  20. Very excited for you. Congratulations on the County Living story. Can't wait to get it.

  21. Congratulations! I've followed your blog for a while but have never commented....I' don't know why?!?! Can't wait to see your house in Country Living!

  22. Oh Kelley, I almost missed this post! Those baskets are perfect...but let's talk magazine spreads...CONGRATS! I can't wait to see the article and I can't think of anyone more deserving of having their house featured!

    xo Kat

  23. Kelley congrats! Can't wait to see the kitchen reveal. I know it will be nothing less than fabulous! Millie is looking gorgeous! Beau says hi!

  24. congrats! congrats! congrats! I am doing some "catch up" reading today and I am thrilled to hear the good news about the photo shoot!!


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