Those of you who have seen my kitchen before probably thought I could not put another accessory in my kitchen. “How-evah”, when holidays roll around, I not only put up holiday decor, I cram the decor into already crowded shelves and countertops! I do enjoy my “stuff”, which does make for a cluttered heart of the home!! So….welcome to my heavy (on stuff) heart of the home. This is also a heavy (with photos) post. I apologize in advance.
Yes, I have two of almost everything in my kitchen. When you see the two ranges, the two sinks, and the two dishwashers, please keep in mind that I serve over 30 people for holiday meals. Those twin appliances come in very handy. When we remodeled this kitchen, I decided that I could buy two ranges (one gas and one electric) less expensively than I could buy a big commercial stove. I got more burners and more oven space for less money (it just doesn’t look as fabulous as one of those commercial ranges).
Some of you may remember that Blogville citizens helped me find this wine vat lazy susan after I coveted it at a friend’s home. I still love it. See that cute little plate with the lady bugs on it? It was a gift from Ginger at The Gingerbread Shed.
I designed this as a bed for our dog, but the grandchildren loved sitting on it. I finally gave up trying to brush dog hair off of the children before they left my house and provided another bed for the dog. This is now the grandchildren’s sitting spot in my kitchen.
In this next mosaic, you can see that I TRIED to copy Chari’s (Happy to Design) pretty basket full of Fall tablescaping items. Mine didn’t turn out as pretty as Chari’s, but I like it anyway. Thanks for the inspiration Chari.
Y’all know that I love to use paper napkins (and sometimes paper plates)under glass plates. (Cheap holiday tablescaping!)
I have a very busy schedule this week, so I am going to get a lot of mileage out of this one post. If I can remember to go link up, I am linking this post to the following blogs:
I think there are some places in my kitchen that can be considered “table tops”, so I’m linking to Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life;
I am showing my kitchen, which is the heart of our home, so I’m linking to the Heart of the Home Party at Note Songs;
And I have used witches as centerpieces on two tables, so I am linking to Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters;
and since I am showing a couple of tablescapes, I’m linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch;
and I hope there are some vignettes in my kitchen, so I’m linking to Vignette Friday at Color Outside the Lines.
and because I have Halloween decor in my kitchen, I am linking to Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.
What wonderful parties we have in Blogville. Thank you to all of these bloggers for hosting. I hope you’ll go by to visit all of these parties. I’d love to have you join me for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday. The link up will be here Friday evening. I apologize for the length of this post, but I had to cover a lot of territory to be able to participate in all of the fun parties. Thanks for putting up with a long, cluttered post. laurie