Oh I am going to show off my favorite (okay, don't I say that every time - yes, they are ALL my favorites) spot in my kitchen.
Oh you're funny! It's not the fridge or the stove.
It's this sweet little nook....
|I'm showing this off because I finally painted it. I dare not tell you how long it's been naked wood. Oh why not! We're all friends here. It took me 4 years to finally make it look purty!|
I know. It doesn't look that great in that picture.
Just trust me.
Have I ever let you down?
The white lacy curtains ought to reassure you, right?
Why look! They open!
And of course, I had to paint the inside a different color.
I'm sneaky that way.
And now those cushions cozy it up just a bit.
(Cushions made by the Fabulous Phyllis!)
And pillows even add to the warmth.
I'm a bit of a pillow addict.
Now this is my particular spot.
In fact, I'm sitting right there while I write this post.
More pillow shots.....
Oh...avert your eyes if you want to avoid a gratuitous pillow shot.
Oh but it's not just another pretty face! It's useful too! (and, no, not just for sitting)
Want a closer look?
Oh my yes, it's filled with vintage tablecloths! And.......there's room for more!
I neglected to take a picture of the other bench's contents, but that's Baby Bee's spot so one cubby is filled with her Girl Gourmet supplies and tools and the other cubby is filled with arts and crafts supplies.
And - voila! Here is the whole little nook.
My kitchen is L shaped. Strange, I know. Gotta' love 1951 architecture! My uncle built the little bookcase (on the left side) for me when we first moved in here. I found the kitchen island that has the espresso maker on it (on the right). This same sweet uncle built the benches/banquette for me too. I found the plans for these benches in an old magazine I got from Home Depot. He custom fit them for me for my little corner.
Caught the magic blue light tonight outside the windows!
I also switched my old kitchen chairs for my former dining room chairs. Oh yeah, you caught that didn't you. My former dining room chairs. Does that mean something new is going on in the dining room? Oh you'll just have to come back another time to find out about that story. Aren't I frightful tease?
Would you like a white mocha or hazelnut latte?
Or maybe you'd like to stay for dinner?
I must confess, it's spaghetti from a jar. Shhh.....don't tell! (But I sure do love the frozen turkey meatballs from Trader Joe's with sauce from Costco. Perfect for a busy night!)
I see an open spot at the table for you.....
Thanks so much for buzzing in!
Can you believe I'm coming up on my 2nd Blogthday? It's almost my birthday too!
You know I've got to have a giveaway up my sleeve for you. (Okay, it's still too hot to have it up my sleeve, but you know what I mean!)
Thank you so much for stopping by - if only for a moment. Your visits always put a smile on my face!
And, of course, I'll be sharing over at
Cindy's My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Fridays!