Thursday, October 6, 2011

My Kitchen

Hello friends,
I am just sharing a little glimpse into my 1930's home. My home is quite small but I love it. My husband and I have lived in this home for almost 30 years!! We moved into our home in December of 1982, two months after we got married. When we moved in it was sooo ugly!! The walls were covered with dark brown almost black paneling. The floors were covered with a hideous orange shag carpet. The kitchen cabinets were painted a dark brown, the floor was so ugly with a brown vinyl tile, and the bar posts were painted brown, orange, yellow, red, and green. It took many years but we redid the kitchen, my husband did all of the work himself. He installed the brown oak cabinets. He built the bar, the shelves, he laid the flooring, he put the tile on the counters and back splash. As my collection of kitchen items grew, he covered every wall space with oak shelves! He built the refrigator into the wall so we would have more space.I love the kitchen that my husband built me and I am so thankful that when I need more storage space I can count on him to find a way to install more shelves for my collections and he is happy to go shopping with me to find those collections.
In the two pictures below you can see the space underneath the bar. I have a wooden bench under there. On the bench is wood crates and under the bench is more wood crates. I use these crates to store my cleaning supplies, tools, and other items that I may need to use. The crates are great for storage because they can hold a lot and it hides the contents so well. I also have a brown crock and another wood crate beside the bench. I have the wood crate standing on its side. I have my black cast iron kettles and irons displayed there. I also have the furbabies water bowls in front of the wood crate. I use the plastic bowls from Wal-mart for the furbabies water and food bowls. They have sets for each holiday and season!! Yes, my furbabies are spoilt. But they so deserve it!! They love us unconditionally, they are always there to greet you when you come home whether you have been gone 10 minutes or days, there welcome home is always the same, excited barked greetings, jumps of joys, and kisses are waiting for you.

As you can tell by the pictures, I love old jars, jugs, kitchen gadgets, tins, milk bottles, apple jugs, cookie jars, kitchen scales, pot holders, a few roosters, and of course a couple of cows. Each of the items on the shelves were found while out antiquing and treasure hunting with my husband. We love to get in the car and set off in a direction and just drive and if we see an old store or antique store we stop and shop.

I would like to ask my blogging friends to say a prayer for my family. I will not bore you with all the ugly details but God in heaven knows the needs of our hearts and souls.

Thank you so much and thank you for all the inspiration, ideals, and joy that I get by visiting your blogs. I try to visit all my fav blogs on a daily basis but I do not always post a comment but I do stop by to visit and read about you. I have learned so much from all of you and I thank you again for sharing your life with me.

I want to say a special thank you to Linda Parker of Parker's Paradise. I comment on her super cute pillow and pillow tucks that she made a week or so ago. I was so surprised to find a package in my mail box with her return address on it. Inside the package was two cute stichted pillows. One says fall an the other has pears stitched on it and reads Quite a Pear. So cute and so briten my day. Hugs to you my special friend. Your kindness has meant so much to me!!

I hope to photograph my home with all the decorations for Fall and Halloween up and share those in the next few days. I am still dealing with the pain issues and I have been given another steroid pack to see if that will help the new pain that has shown up in the middle of my back. I am still a go for the nerve stimulator trial on the 20th of this month. I found out that I will be awake and they will numb my back with lidocane and inserts the leads onto my spine that way. I am more than a little nervous because when I was taking the pain injections, they hurt so bad because of all the scar tissue from the 5 back surgeries in the same area!! So say a prayer for me that the procedure will go well and I will not feel the pain while it is being inserted!
Have a wonderful day.


TheCrankyCrow said...

You are truly blessed with an understanding and obliging husband...mine, well - he just shakes his head and say "And where are you gonna put THAT??!" Still praying for a successful resolution to your pain - and for whatever challenges you and your family are currently facing. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

BumbleBeeLane said...

Love the 5 crock.Praying for you sweetie.Hope you find some relief soon.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Hon, I am praying that your pain eases up and ASAP...... Big hugs.
Warmest autumn blessings,

Carmen at Primcats said...

Prayers for you dear.

Love the pantry shelves.

Carmen and the Primcats

~~Carol~~ said...

This is one of the coziest, warmest kitchens I've ever seen, and I'd love to sit in it and have a cup of tea with you!
I hope you find relief from pain very soon. Praying for you and your family.