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Thursday, July 22, 2010

My Kitchen

I have a thing for dishes.
I got it from my Mom.
I also have a thing for COLOR!!
I married a "vanilla" man who has so graciously embraced my rainbow self!
He says I bring the spice to his life!
That makes my heart smile.

I also have a thing for looking in peoples cupboards.
I know, it's sick, but I do it anyway.
Know why? Because it shows me a little bit more about who you are....
and just about every time it confirms something of your personality....
It doesn't mean less or more to WHO you are,
it's just a little glimpse.

I think our space speaks about who we are....
and I find it fascinating how someones personality spills over into the everyday things.
Take, for instance, your cups.
My sisters have cups that all look the same.
All beautifully lined up and orderly and matching and.....well,
calm, even, peaceful....just like them.
I on the other hand have loud, wild, crazy cups!

and bowls and plates.

Don't mind the Christmas pictures that are STILL hanging on the wall~
I like to have my friends near year round!!

welcome to my little kitchen.
Where I live life & eat leftover pb & j's.
*a little peek of the laundry room, freshly painted BRIGHT blue,
which my husband has now declared is his "favorite" room in the house!*
I'll give a little tour of that another day.

"Thank God for dirty dishes
They have a tale to tell
While others may go hungry
We're eating very well."

My corner cafe'
See that chandellier?
My beauty found at a garage sale for........don't hate me.......$5!!

WHO sells a flippin chandelier for $5??
Not Pottery Barn, that's for sure!!
In their most recent catalog they have this baby "for sale".....
@ $299 buckaroos!!
No thank you, I already have one!!!!!

in that order please.

the view from here.
"we make choices all day long that,
strung together,
culminate in the life we are living."
And lastly, my "entertainment cupboard."
The place where I keep all my goodies,
for when people come over and I want to make them feel *extra* special.
Did I mention that I have a thing for dishes, (that would include teacups)?
I would like to add to that list a thing for cloth napkins as well.

Tea is served.
Thanks for visiting today,
Come back again.....
"My Little Kitchen
God bless my little kitchen
I love its every nook
And bless me as I do my work
Wash pots and pans and cook.

And may the meals that I prepare
Be seasoned from above
With Thy great blessing
and Thy grace But most of all Thy love.

As we partake our earthly food
The table before us spread
We'll not forget to thank Thee,
Lord Who gives us daily bread.

So bless my little kitchen,
Lord And those who enter in
May they find naught but joy and peace
And happiness therein."


Esther@fleurcottage said...

FIVE bucks!! lucky you! that's as good as my dinningroom-buffet-turned-into-dresser in our dressingroom! :) love it all...

Aimee said...

I loved your tour Janelle! Your cozy little kitchen is just so "you"!! Warm, friendly, full of charm!! :)

Jeane` said...

You forgot a picture of the effervescent personality that infuses the already charming kitchen with racous life!!! of my very favorite kitchens to take a seat in (even had my weary feet rubbed here once)!!!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Cozy, inviting, charming and just the place one would want to sit down and have coffee. I am so excited that you shared it. Your chandelier is a beautiful find!

TSM said...

Yay!! You have a lovely kitchen! :o)

clarita said...

Beautiful, charming, cozy, eclectic, happy... Love how this room reflects *you* so much! And I can't wait to sit in it with you in a few days! :)

Vickie said...

mmmm...comfort to my for my dreams. One day I will be sitting here there while we chat together and hear the children in the background. I have to run and spend time with the jealousy trying to creep in over A $5 CHANDELLIER!!!!! doesn't invade my heart! Who in THE world?!!!!

Actually, it is Father providing you with a very special gift that will bless you (and all those you invite to your table) and allow the rest of us to be so happy for you!!!

Miss you dear friend! Enjoy your morning...


~sharon said...

So fun Janelle! Thanks for sharing all the great pics.