Then, make another right and you see the Eating Area. Now I don't want to say it is "roomy" but I have, besides the table and chairs, 4 small cabinets and a built-in desk. The 8 x 10 braided rug I had in my old great room is under the table.
Besides the Bay Window there are 2 large windows on the side
of the room. Even though this home is far larger then the old, wall space is short so I had to be inventive in finding places for things I want to display. So, as "they" say: "If you can't go out, go UP."
So that's what I did...
Over the Bay Window...
and over the side windows!
I picked up this little cabinet to display a set of miniature Transferware Dishes...
remember that darling Great Grand Son I have...
Well, he likes to put spoons, measuring cups and what-all in there.
So much for my little dishes...
I saw a display similar to this on PINTEREST and couldn't wait to adapt it to what I have...I love it and get so many good ideas.
And in this corner we have a little pine cupboard that I had shipped back from Cape Cod.
(How do you like my idea of a SOUVENIR?)
So now we are looking at the other end of this kitchen. Did I mention this room is 22 feet long!
And Oh, that Island...I am in love!
Over the island I HAD to have a Pot Rack...well
maybe a cup rack is how it turned out. LOL
Here is really the working area, who? me? WORK in the kitchen???
I thought it was just a place for more decorating...HA!
I had to show you this, close up...Doesn't the area by the phone always become a huge mess? Well mine ALWAYS was a mess
until I brought out this little shelf,that used to be in the bathroom over the faucet, to hold all the "stuff."
This is the "impossible" corner...I have had about 5 or 6 different things in this corner...Hang in there with me...I will get it right some day!
What to put above the cabinets you ask?
Well you can see what I have.
And you can see I need some more!
OOPS! The one on the frig. needs to be move up! LOL
This old cabinet used to be in the hall in CA. Here it fits nicely in the kitchen holding my transferware.
Here's a "close-up" of the "old" Cookie Jar that was my MIL's.
She had it on her kitchen table (back in the early 50's when I first met my DH) filled with pretzel sticks.
I kept it that way, with pretzel sticks, for many, many years.
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Well, dear friends, I hope you enjoyed the rather disjointed tour of my new home. It does take forever to get a place the way you like to see it but if I can do it, so can you!
Leave me a comment if you don't have to run off and decorate some area of your home!