First, let me tell you we got rain yesterday! We are so happy here. Don't think i'm crazy because we finally got rain but, this means the fires are no longer a threat...too many have lost everything they owned, and timber loss...thousands of acres destroyed! What will this mean for the lumber industry?
With this rain, things are beginning to look a little green again. How blessed we are?
Before I got started with the cleaning, I prepared a bowl of cereal and fruit with a cup of coffee for breakfast. In a previous post, I was asked if I prepared a big breakfast all the time. Now, you see I ~do~ eat light every morning, but not all times when hubster's here! LOL.
I've never post this table before that i'm using as an island because it always shows too dark. You only see the top of it when I'm cooking. However, this morning I used all the lights in the kitchen and breakfast area and opened all the blinds. This gave me better light! I have no intentions of painting it. I had it professionally built by a carpenter in St Petersburg, Florida about 20 years ago.
I wanted it larger, but my kitchen there was too small for the larger size table. Now, I need it larger in this kitchen, nevertheless, it is used much! I bought the stools at an unfinished furniture store and he stained them for me. There are four of them.
I don't plan to renovate soon, because I'm enjoying the retro feel of my kitchen! I can use all bright and lively colors here. The island fits perfectly and this is where we spend most of our time. We eat together here. The babies are comfy here too. Sometimes I have to make them leave so I can have room to move around.
I love rolling out cookies, and pie crust. It seems so easy to gather all my things in one place to keep me from making so many steps. We pay bills, write notes, send cards, even read the newspaper here. We love it!
As you can see, we can also store those appliances that are too tall or bulky for the cabinets. We also have the fur-babies food stored there for convenience. It is such a roomy kitcken...when the children come home for the holiday, they will all gather right here with us! After all, the kitchen is the heart of the home, right?
Hope you are having some nice fall weather! Our temp today will be 100 degrees! The weather foecaster says this will be the last day for three-digits and temps should be in the 80's the rest of the week. What can I say...this is the South and we certainly can't change it! Take Care! Be good to yourselves and most of all...
Keep Smiling! Love You!