Sunday, October 25, 2009

Kitchen...the heart of our home

Our dining room offers great flow from the kitchen. It's one entrance into our kitchen. I like to think of it as the first welcome.

Vignettes in kitchen corners...

I have some new friends...the Sugar Pie Sistas.

Now friends of mine for a very long time, you should get to know them, too! They are just like us! (Scary, huh?) They are taking kitchen, that's why you are all standing in our kitchen.

And Sistas...for those of you that asked about our kitchen...thanks for visiting!

A few years ago we moved lakeside, and decided to downsize. Good idea, but actually, we have more company now than we ever had before. Our kids and family lovingly refer to
our home as the free B & B, and "in seasons" they call early to reserve their room. (We never turn anyone away, but when the space is reserved, you get the air mattresses).

The kitchen, to my surprise, has been the bright spot of our move. Certainly smaller than our other kitchens, it is so functional, sometimes I am shocked at how many people we can serve "buffet" style.

As we are preparing for multiple weekends of visitors for the Fall...this little guy watches over me from the counter space above the sink. He just makes me smile all the way down to my painted toe nails!

We have an "open" floor plan...this is the view from the sink (great spot to watch the hummingbirds just outside that window).

This angle shows the great counter space, cabinets and eat-in counter that is the "salvation" for this happy little spot. Everyone usually sits at the counter while we are preparing meals...I love that time together!

This is the breakfast nook that connects, the lakeview is just outside the door. This great little dinette set belongs to John's father...he used it as a child. We are so appreciative he has chosen to share it with us.

This is our antique ice box with my Grandma's tea set...the memories are precious to me.

Our style is not exclusively vintage...but you find special tokens throughout our home that remind us of those we love so dearly.

Hope you enjoyed your tour...if I haven't been to your kitchen...I'll be there shortly, keep the coffee pot full!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sista!

    Great kitchen pictures! It is so warm and cozy!!!