http://halfdozendaily.blog.com/ had a cute post today showing everyone around her kitchen. What the heck why not, it beats weeding the garden until later in the day. Here is our kitchen and breakfast room as you enter from the front hallway. I am thankful that the kitchen is in the back of the house, when it's in use it's not looking so good. The sewing machines along with my work in progress basket pretty much is the center piece these days. I have a really nice scrap/sewing room but when the little ones are around I don't like to go upstairs, with the machines in the kitchen I can sometimes sneak in a little sewing during nap time
This is the view coming in from the garage door. Years ago it was a typical late 70's early 80's kitchen with a bank of cabinets on the ceiling separating the two room. I took those down and moved them to the laundry room to open up the space, we also added hardwood floors ourselves I might add, before they were ugly vinyl flooring that I couldn't keep clean looking. We also updated the light fixtures to celing fans soon after we moved in. I know that's a big no no in the decorating world but the reality is when your standing over a hot stove or canner all day you need a sturdy celing fan or two or three.
So there you have it, our favorite place to hang out, the kitchen. If you send me a link of your own kitchen I will post it here to share with other readers. I think taking a peek into real kitchens has much more appeal than the glossy magazine spreads that nobody has ever worked in or the open house model home kitchens that a decorator has staged. I am off to the kitchen to fix my dinner then on to the relentless garden. CRAP, spell check is down, sorry about that