For most individuals, the bedroom is their sanctuary, their place to go to unwind and to get away from it all. But for me, my sanctuary is easily the kitchen, and I'll tell you why.
For starters, the kitchen is easily the most common room in the house. Cooking at least three meals a day, the constant backdoor traffic, the smells are amazing :) ... you get it. It stays the busiest, and I'm a bit in love with all that it entails. I love to cook for others, but lately though, I've had another itch in the kitchen. One to give it a facelift. If I spend all my time in there (pretty basically), then it should at least have a few touches of our personalities and flare.
|Skinny galley kitchen, but it's still got potential!|
|Canisters received as a wedding gift. These will definitely stay!|
|The plate is another piece that I love, but the leaves? Not so much :/|
|Antique Hoosier cabinet from early 1900s|
|Hoosier cabinet that I scooped up in antique shop in SAV. Multipurpose! (used as a changing table for now)|
A Cook's Kitchen:
|Everything's within arm's reach, and I'm digging the chalkboard for quick ideas!|
|Who doesn't love a sink so lovely?|
I don't cook just for the fun of it either (although it can be quite entertaining). Every single one of us cooks to keep ourselves satisfied & content, but there's more to it than just "getting something on the table." I like to escape to the kitchen, to get away from the toys and the TV, put on a good album and put my heart into my food. There's something calming to me about getting in the kitchen, putting thought and love into the food that's going to be served to my family & friends. I strive to bring home the freshest and tastiest seasonable fruits and veggies to compliment a sale meat or fresh slab of fish. Making it taste as good as it looks and smells.. There really ain't nothin' better than coming home to the sweet smells of sumthin' cookin' in the kitchen!
|Spice rack and the colors!|
|epitome of a country kitchen - check out the old fridge, sink, and desk!|
Before I'm off to make my mama's tweaked version of banana nut bread (I add banana nut granola & pumpkin pie spices), I'd like to add that cooking should not be considered a chore or taxing event. It's not degrading in the least to cook my man a meal (although some women enthusiasts would disagree), and I take pride in the dishes that I serve. It makes me happy to make others happy, and I am delighted to serve. With these and a few more inspiration pieces, I will soon be able to make my haven the little kitchen that could. :) Happy cookin, yall!
|LoVe the ceiling beams, island, straw-backed chairs, and the colors.|