Firstly, wowza, ladies. Thank you so much for coming over from the Posie blog yesterday (Happy Birthday, Alicia!) and welcoming me here to this space. I've really enjoyed reading your comments and I appreciate all of your kind words. And thanks also to those of you who have been here since Day 1. You're the best!
Okay, so, getting back to business. I thought I would show you my kitchen today…
For the first time in I don't know how long, I was able to tolerate the Christmas decorations being up past New Year's Eve. I usually start putting things away as the kids are opening their presents on Christmas morning (I know, bad!) but this year I didn't fuss about it too much. I just enjoyed it this year — even the dried out crispy tree (half-lit because a strand of bulbs went out) and its goofy crooked star. I already have one child who doesn't believe in Santa Claus anymore and because it's just a matter of time before the other one catches on, I'm learning to savor the Christmas moments for as long as I can.
Every year, when the stuff finally comes down, I'm flabbergasted at how bare and serious everything looks. I walk around asking, What used to be here? I'm sure it didn't look like this before?! But it did. The kitchen looked especially depressed after everything came down so I decided to dress it up with some perky, red curtains and some yellow flowers. I think it's happier now. I can't believe that I have never put up some sort of curtain in this window before. So bare and serious.
The previous owners remodeled this kitchen and it's sort of a hodgepodge — there's some original 50's stuff, some salvaged stuff, and some modern stuff. I think it suits us though. This little blue tile is exactly like something I would have put in. Come to think of it, every house I've lived in has had some sort of turquoise blue accent in the kitchen. Hmmm…
When I was cutting these curtains out a few days ago, Michael asked me what I was making. I told him that the living room was a mess and the dining room/studio/office was being reorganized and I had card designs due next week so I was making new curtains for the kitchen. He said that sounded about right.
There's still more I'd like to do in here, like make some cute place mats and find plates to hang on the walls but it's probably best if I get back to work now.