There is no better place to be this time of the year than in the kitchen. The heart of the home where many of our fondest memories are made. A time to gather with friends and family and share the simple pleasures of food and drink. Where counters will be turned into buffets and bars. A place where people would rather stand than to sit in softly in another room.
Come gather around our kitchen table, the heart of our old country home. Our favorite tree is decorated with simple ornaments and there is a teddy bear train underneath.
I have been spending most of my time in the kitchen of late. The Christmas cookies are baked and a rum cake is cooling on the baker’s cupboard filling the room with sweet smells. I have wiped the flour off the countertops and thought I would show you around.
We designed our kitchen to be in keeping with its 1730’s origin. It is painted with milk paint in period colors. It has hand built cabinets that are all different.
The only major appliance that you see is our stove but there is a modern refrigerator, dishwasher and even a TV in the room.
Looking at my pantry, you would wonder where I keep all of our cooking ingredients but look at the surprise when the doors are opened.
The same is true of my baking cupboard.
The island holds baking ingredients and platters.
I hope you enjoyed the little tour. Now I must get back to preparing for a Christmas party.