Thursday, August 14, 2008

A Day in the Kitchen.....

Dearest Readers,


I have been much occupied in the kitchen today.  The lamps are glowing to chase away the shadows (a large cold front is on the way, with snow expected in the mountains)...a glorious day to spend tucked inside, humming while I work.


Homemade laundry soap.......in the making


A bit of ironing.....by the window


Preserving the bounty of the garden....


Makes for a productive and gentle day tending to the little things that make a house a home.


Many blessings offered up by a thankful heart for a day such as this.


Yours kindredly,


Shan


Pictures: A delightful lamp sits next to my sink and casts a lovely glow...old jars and a grater are still in service after many years....this old ironing board/step-stool was Great Aunt Lettie's....my "food processor"...a bowl that belonged to my Grandmother has a new use as a home for my potholders (it is cracked and can no longer be used for food)...sweet simple things


14 comments:

SofteningClay said...

I am also in Colorado and took advantage of the cooler weather today to spend the day baking. I hope to spend a great deal of time in the kitchen over the next couple of days.

gabbie427 said...

I love looking at the pictures of the things in your home and your decorating skills. Thank you so much for sharing them. I am thinking if I am ever in your necck of the woods, I MUST have a tour! LOL


God's Blessings,

Amy Jo

stitchnchick said...

Hello sweet friend,

It looks like you enjoyed your day of "home things."

I LOVE the pictures! You have such a beautiful home. A perfect, cozy place to spend the day. :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!


Amy

Anonymous said...

I would never leave such a cozy kitchen, Shan! Such a peaceful, cheerful place.Thank you for sharing today, it was a delight to come to your page and see a new post, and such a lovely one at that. Blessings,

Gayle

Raquel at Kitchen Mysteries said...

Lovely pictures. It is so true, a picture is worth 1000 words! Lovely post in all. We have been somewhat cooler here in MO, too! Much love - Raquel XO

blessedmomof10 said...

Shan ~~

As always I am so blessed by taking a "peek" into your lovely home!

Thank you for sharing ~~

gloria

joanna said...

Posts like this are my favorite. What a lovely way you have of lifting up the role of homemaking.

Lady Laurie said...

Dear Shan.

Thank you for entering my giveaway!!


I love your kitchen lamp, your home always looks so lolvely and Victorian!!

I can't imagine having cooler weather already ~ although I wish you could send some of it down my way.

Wishing you a lovely day!


Hugs))

Lady Laurie

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful pictures. It brought such a wam glow ...


ps. we have the same bowl. I use it for fruits instead. :-)


many blessings,


mari

myhousebytheriver.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Dear Shan,


You have such lovely photos. I love all of the red, and I see you are a Mrs. Meyer's girl too! I just found you through Dear Paula at Rose Cottage by the Lake and have been so enjoying your blog.


Blessings,

Selia

Anonymous said...

Hi Shan,

What beautiful pictures. I love days in my kitchen too.

When I close my blog tomorrow you are on the readers list. Thank you for all your kind words.

Hugs,

Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed your pictures. I chuckled when I saw the coke bottle with the sprinkler on top. I have my mother's original bottle and top. And believe you me, I remember many a day helping her sprinkle the clothes! The sheets, the towels, the underware....EVERYTHING!


ceekay - thinkinofhome.blogspot.com

Sumacsue said...

Hi. Thanks for these lovely photos. I was enjoying them in an impersonal way until I saw the Coke bottle with the sprinkle top -- then I really felt a jolt of connection, as memories came back...watching my mother sprinkle down my father's dress shirts with just such a bottle. Seeing his shirts rolled up inside of the refrigerator, where they stayed damp until she had a chance to iron them. Seeing Dad go off to his newspaper editor job each day in a freshly ironed, crisp white shirt. What nice memories! I iron my husband's dress shirts, but I use a spray bottle. It's not nearly as charming as that softdrink bottle. And I've never put a shirt in the refrigerator! Thanks for the photos.

Anonymous said...

Dearest Shan,

Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos of your warm and cozy kitchen. It truly looks like something out of the Victorian era! Such loveliness!


I just love that you have that pillow on your wish list for Christmas! Indeed we are twins and never too old for dolls either!


Have a wonderful day!

Thank you for your friendship!

Kindredly Yours,

Paula Rose Cottage by the Lake