Monday, October 20, 2014



I love that word.  As I grow older,  it becomes more real.  Contentment.....The deep, deep sigh that comes every time I walk in my back door.  I'm really not sure where this peace comes from.  I am absolutely sure it's not because I have the most wonderful house or furnishings.  I don't.  I do know that as we (my sweet husband and I) celebrate our 43rd wedding anniversary, It does have much to do with living.  Most of the kinks have been ironed out and it is a wonderful thing to be married to that man!  Our home is truly our haven, our soft place to fall.  I'm ramblin'......
I've decided I am going to give you a tour of our home.  After living in a historic district for about 15 years.....a big old queen anne style house that was built in circa 1889, It was hot in the summertime and freezing in winter!  I loved that house but we just about killed ourselves restoring it.  About 14 years ago, we bought our town home.  It wasn't new by any stretch of the imagination and it took lots of work (and money) to get it like we wanted it.
My goal with this series of blogs is to walk you through our home.  If you are like me, I love to see how other people live.  As we come in the back door from the garage, we are in the kitchen....Oh, I am skipping the laundry room today.  Guess why?  The laundry isn't done!


I almost always have some sort of bouquet on countertop.  (from my garden)



Ta Da!.... My sink!


All the cabinets were dark, ugly, oak.  We had them all painted and I haven't regretted it for one day!


There were no open doors.  I took them to a cabinetmaker and he just cut them out and put glass in.  'Haven't regretted that either.

This gives you a glimpse of the trays around the top of the cabinets.


My range.....sorry about the light.


Our good friend and neighbor gave us the island.  It was in his kitchen and his wife didn't care for it.  It was the
ugly, dark oak too.  It is literally the workhorse of my kitchen!  So handy!


Banana bread for breakfast!



My grandmothers rolling pin.


Bakers rack is behind the island.  Another really functional piece


I think I have showed you everything except the inside of the refrigerator!  No way!

This is the beginning of "where I live".  Looking back over this post before I press "publish", I'm thinking I may just be very tired!
Contentment lives here too.  Where is your soft place to land?

First published on bcp my life