|Entering the kitchen from our|
cozy/small Den the door shows
off a very old salvaged chalk
board and a Vintage Style
Apron-a gift from a Tx. friend
|Vintage -Okeefee-Merritt Gas Range|
we moved with us to Alabama in 2006
& My husband gave it a 95%
restoration 5 yrs later- a labor of Love
|Cookbook collection held in place by the cast iron |
white Rooster/actually a door stop; the brown
pottery pitcher, a gift from a Texas friend and the
hammered aluminum little basket, an Ebay find
finishes the little Kitchen Counter Scene.
|Grocery Maket scales found in north |
Arkansas in mid 1970's-paid a whopping
$20 and 2 or 3 years ago restored for $50.
I'm told sombody's NAME IS ON THEM
.[keep going-there's a few more goodies]
No, our's is not a very large kitchen but for just the two of us it works. I think that's because it is open to what we refer to as the Breakfast Room to the left [the above picture] past the Stove. It does get a bit crowded when all our family is here..with 3 - 5 women working on a meal as they did for Christmas 2012. We have a pot rack that was personally crafted by my husband from an iron wagon wheel..haven't been able to convince anyone to install it close to the ceiling above the small island.
I forgot to mention by way of explanation for no doors on a part of my kitchen cabinets: I seem to have a thing about always removing at least one or two doors..I'm sure it doesn't appeal to everyone but it works for me. No, keeping dishes orderly is not an issue for me...not bragging just explaining myself.
I don't want to give the impression that my kitchen is always ready for company- This was a 'work day' which explains the clutter of tools/materials. If you were to vsit tomorrow ...you know how that goes.
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