What a week, you guys! We had such a good time this past weekend at the ladies only slumber party. I think my Granny was really excited to have us all there. It took me a few days to get back into the swing of things. I haven’t seen 3 am since my college days. And I know I haven’t eaten that much junk food since I was in my teens. It was so much fun!
I spent the rest of this week trying to catch up on things and shop for my booth at the Pickers Market. While I was away, I got a call that two pieces of furniture had sold which meant one whole side of my booth space was gone. Stuff like that used to stress me out but I’ve come to realize it’s all part of being a vendor.
Thankfully, I was able to find a few hours to add a bit of fall inspiration to the kitchen area. I don’t add a lot of decoration to the kitchen because this space gets used so much. While I want it to be pretty, I still want it to be functional so I try to keep things fairly simple.
Of course, I leave out my breadboards. They’re one of my favorite things to collect.
We use this vintage chalkboard to post the weekly menu. It really helps to keep us on track. It seems we order out way too much when we don’t have a plan. I hear I should be totally embarrassed over those “apples.” What can I say, I can paint up a storm but I can’t draw a straight line he he.
While I’m telling on myself, I can’t really cook either but I have mad baking skills. It’s definitely a blessing the kitchen island has a big surface area so I can really make a mess.
I use the built in desk for meal planning and making the grocery list. I’m always looking for recipes in vintage cookbooks. I picked up the cottage needlepoint a few years ago and the sage is foraged from the property.
I’m sure none of you are surprised that I have a serious sweet tooth. The vintage Jello molds used to hang in our kitchen at Loblolly Manor.
On the other side of the desk area is another set of cabinets and our indoor coffee station. I look forward to that little slice of bliss every morning.
That area opens to the breakfast table, which opens to the living room.
This kitchen is a great space because there’s plenty of room to move around and it opens to all of the common areas.
The only draw back is that you have to keep it clean all the time. You know, and put your paintbrushes away.
And keep water spots off all that black granite
I hope you guys all have a happy weekend. I’ll see you on The Crowned Goat’s Instagram page and back here on Monday for the Something to Talk About Link Party!