Sunday, May 3, 2009

Where We Live: Our Kitchen

On Kelly's Korner Kelly is doing "Show Us Where You Live Friday," a virtual tour of homes. I thought I'd take the opportunity to get some pictures, so Blair can always see the home she grew up in. I don't remember my first house at all really, just that it was tiny!

I really love our house. It is an older home that was Brad's grandfather's, and it has lots of character, including original glass doorknobs. Before we started dating Brad did a lot of work on the house and remodeled the kitchen. He did a wonderful job. He even designed the cabinets himself! The house is a perfect size for us right now, but the kitchen and bathroom (singular) are quite small. I had trouble taking pictures of the kitchen, because it only takes about three steps to walk across it!
It's crowded when there are more than two people in there.

The view of our kitchen from the dining room door. Our refrigerator has pictures all over it but none of Blair. Brad says I must fix that!

Brad's mom looked high and low for a table for this kitchen. We use it every night during the week, and eat in the den on the weekends! By the door is where Brad must charge his tractor GPS battery. Why in the kitchen?! This is a battle I have chosen to not fight.

My tools I use every day: wooden spoons from Sis and D's and knives we got after we got married. I also love our frog canisters I got at a local boutique.

I love cookbooks, and this bakers rack holds many of them and a few pictures and decorative things.

Next to the baker's rack is the pantry, which is under the attic stairs. When I moved in, the pantry had one shelf and the hot water heater was right there when you opened door. Brad moved the hot water heater to the left, and I installed these shelves. It was almost completely empty last week. We just went to the store, and since it's 25 minutes from our house and I can't take Blair, we try to buy most of what we need for the month.

This is my little invention so that Blair's oxygen tubing doesn't catch under the refrigerator!


The Haymans said...

Love your kitchen and your baby girl is gorgeous!!!