In a well-furnished kitchen there are not only crystal goblets and silver platters, but waste cans and compost buckets---some containers used to serve fine meals, others to take out the garbage.
Become the kind of container God can use to present any and every kind of gift to his guests for their blessing.
" You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies." Psalm 23:5

Sunday, April 11, 2010


The room is finally coming together. In the corner by the windows the club chair will replace the rocking chair and a cabinet still has to be bought for the stereo under the tree picture. The accessories are temporary, it is just what I have around, but will get baskets and such to use for more storage. I wanted to get some lamps for the sofa table but the cords will show and with little curious grandchildren I was thinking I would get candles instead for now. The entertainment center we want is being dicontinued and is a bit pricey, we do have a budget you know, so we are still debating what to do with Hubby's TV. I know we need cutains but that will come later..we just can't decide what kind. We don't want to block the light to much but we do get afternoon sun which is quite warm in the summer months.

This is the side table that will be for Hubby's things, I might need to look for a basket to house some of his stuff to so it looks neat and tidy. I like things to be orderly but not so much as to make people uncomfortable. I want my home to be comfy and cozy, a place for good food, good friends and lots of good conversation. We want to replace the lamps.

We haven't bought the baskets for under the coffee table yet, we still have to agree on which ones we like best. We agreed on some lamps we might purchase if we can find them at the right price. My cottage garden is turning into a rustic cottage, but I don't mind.

Our place is small, I like to say cozy, but it works for the two of us. There is still enough room to have the family over for a sit down dinner and enough for more if you have buffet style dinning. After the living room is finished we will start on the master bedroom but that will be after our vacation in September. It will be more of a beachy cottage theme. My husband use to surf and grew up in California so I gave in and I hope it will be a relaxing space. Blues and greys and greens will be the color choice and lots of white. It isn't easy finding white furniture for an adult bedroom but I think we have come close, now to wait for a sale:)

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Alice, I love what you've done with the place:) It does have a warm comfy feel, with an understated elegance! I like it!
Aren't baskets the answer to a lot of problems? I don't have nearly enough of them.
Great job! Have a good week.