It is good to be Home...
After almost a month of gallivanting all over the country I am Home.
It was good to see my daughters and grand daughters.
It was good to see my mom and sister.
But it is good to be home.
My little part of the world that I carved out to fit me and my family.
Where I have things that make me smile and make life a little easier
Where my bed is
Where I am centered
My plants are still alive in the pots... thank you honey!
My roses have seen their first flush without me but I still can smell the heady fragrance in the air (especially with the Midwest humidity).
I must have a little gypsy blood in me because when I am traveling I am happy where I am, even lengthy stays like this one.
But when I am home, I am happy to be here too.
I am pretty much happy where I am planted, I guess, as long as I am busy.
I cannot just sit and do nothing.
I left in a whirlwind with Fifi O'neill just being here and then hitting the road a few days later.
I had been tweaking my kitchen for the shoot and posted the before pictures here but did not get to post the after pictures.
So here are the after pictures of my kitchen. I recovered the chairs with French rustic linen sheets.
And I skirted the bottom cupboards with the French sheets also.
I used the embroidered sheets... love them and I figure this way I can look at them and enjoy them more, where I can see them.
(Lightening did not strike when I cut them)
I took out the rose board and went with the fireplace and all white. It opened up the kitchen and I like the effect.
All the majolica went out of the cupboard and I replaced it with stoneware.
Made new curtains out of cream colored scrim, so it still lets the light in, I love a light kitchen. My kitchen faces south and the back porch faces west, so I get plenty of sun in the afternoon.
For those of you asking about the wall treatment,
I have added a tutorial that I did some time ago on my sidebar
It has been nice to come home to a fresh look and to a clean kitchen... I washed every dish and scrubbed out every cupboard. All by hand I might add because I have all vintage dishes I do not put them in the dish washer.
Thanks so much for visiting my home...