The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; Your love, O Lord, endures forever ~ do not abandon the works of Your hands. Psalms 138:8



Kitchen tour

Just for fun, I've joined a kitchen tour over at Kelly's.....hope you enjoy the tour!

Our house is 18 years old, but we have updated bit by bit...a new light fixture here, added knobs there....new appliances and granite counter tops were the last addition.

It isn't the largest of kitchens, but I had a hand in designing it, and it works very well for me. I had a hard time convincing the cabinet maker to step down the end of the island....but it is a fabulous space for me....since I'm only 5' 1" tall, it makes the perfect place to bake from. The drawers underneath hold all my baking utensils, bowls, flour and sugar bins....everything is right where I need it. Just talking about it makes me thankful for my wee kitchen.

I even placed the dishwasher in just the right spot so that I can unload it and place almost all the dishes and cutlery in their spots while standing in one spot (lazy or what?!)

At one time we had a table with benches to accommodate our family of three growing kids....now the smaller round table does us just fine.

I love the way the sun comes into our eating area all day long....it's cheery on even the dull days.

The only thing that is a challenge for me (and I'm sure you would agree) is the telephone desk and the junk it seems to attract....where does it all come from?!

Apparently, Tucker is a bit of a photo hound! LOL

Shawna has me hooked on white china pieces....I especially like milk jugs. The Hummel was made by my Mom....so I guess you could call it a Mummel....Oh, the bad humour is just pouring out of me....someone please stop me!!

The high chair has been in our family for over 50 years now....we painted and recovered it to match our kitchen. One of my favorite aspects of my kitchen is the view. We had the window specially made and for almost everyone else the crossbar is right in their sight line....but not for me! I get a clear view of the trees and beyond to the Serpentine Valley.

Thanks for stoppin' by....have a wonderful day!

18 comments:

LillySue said...

Your kitchen is VERY charming!! We have my husbands high chair from when he was a baby, just like yours! I also repainted it and recovered the seat.
Blessings~LillySue

P.S. Click the "LillySue" link at Kelly's and come visit my kitchen!

The Morris Family said...

So bright and cheery!! Its very inviting looking!!!
Cindy

Sar(Mrs.Teddy) said...

I love your kitchen! The colur is wonderful & the Toille curtains are great. Your island & light fixture are beautiful. Such a wonderful space. Thanks for sharing!

LuAnn said...

Love your kitchen - Yellow is my favorite color. Have it in my living room. Thanks for sharing!

Mommyto3andahusky said...

I love your toile curtains! :) cute house!

Michelle said...

I love love love your kitchen. I love that light fixture. That is so neat looking in there. It just looks so warm and inviting.

blessedmomto7 said...

VERY beautiful. My TRIBE would just have a hay day in there. SO PRETTY!

Tara G. said...

I don't think it's laziness- I'd say efficient...I confess that I sort my silverware when I put it in the dishwasher baskets.

pumpkinpatches said...

You have an amazing sense of style!! Thank you for opening up your home.
-Ash-

Pam said...

Hahaha...not lazy. Smart! Love your kitchen.

Jennifer said...

Hi there! I love love love your kitchen. The center island is great, especially with the lighting fixture above it. Your curtains are gorgeous over the window and I love the eating area. Great job!

Martha said...

Your kitchen is beautiful! :)
Martha

Connie said...

I'd love to hang out in your kitchen and eating area. So warm and inviting. So glad to find another blogging grandma. Connie

Cindy said...

Lovely kitchen and open plan.

Nice to meet you!

Laura said...

Love how it's updated but still holds so many wonderful memories from our teenage years :) I have the same table and chairs! It's currently at my parents but one day when we need 2 sets I hope to get it back! It's a great set :)

Karyn said...

Very nice!

mellybean said...

LOVE your kitchen AND I LOVE how your fireplace mantle coordinates.

Jocelyn said...

Cute kitchen! I'm getting new granite counters and a travertine/glass back splash next week and can't wait!