Monday, October 11, 2010

Heart of the Home

Shelia - over at "Note Songs" has invited everybody to a party! And you know I just love a party. Now she wants a peek at everybody's kitchen. Well, my kitchen is a most humble one....but it's still the heart of our here goes!

This is a view of the kitchen from our dining area -- we have an open floor plan and most of you have been in my dining room for Tablescape Thursdays -- you've probably gotten a few peeks at the kitchen before...but's all about the kitchens!

This little bar is the only thing that seperates the kitchen from the dining room. My little half round table makes the transition from one area to the other.

You can see the ceiling beams and my little microwave/coffee area.

My window view from the kitchen sink.

This may be hard to see because of the sun shining into the window.

That's a little better.

The kitchen sink.

My little rooster rug where I stand when I'm washing dishes.

Uh oh.....looks like Nana's cookie jar is empty! I think Poppa Daddy's been sneaking all the cookies!

My mother gave me these canisters 25 years ago. I still love them.

Soon we'll be cooking up a storm! All decked out with Halloween dish towels.

Another view.

Counting my blessings.

The pooch corner.

This door leads to the laundry room and downstairs power room.

Counting sheep.

The "wine celler". Cookbooks are stored in the cabinet underneath.

This little area leads into the greatroom.

The heatpump is on one side and the pantry is on the other.

Our kitchen table.

Pictures above the table.

Phone and message center and then we're back to the dining area. Hope you've enjoyed a peek at my little kitchen -- be sure to visit "Note Songs" on Wednesday the 13th to see all the kitchens across blogland...I'm sure there are going to be some amazing ones. I'm looking forward to some peeking myself!

See ya!


  1. Girl your kitchen looks just's so warm and country which is my favorite look...Love the wall paper with the sheep border..I'm also one that loves wall paper...Thanks for sharing your heart of the home..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  2. There are so many things that I love about your kitchen. First of all I love the "Blessings Wall". A great daily reminder of how blessed are we. the roosters are so fine. Every home needs a rooster but it seems that the rooster of your home is stealing cookies. Great Post.
    I posted again today. come have a look. Hugs, Ginger

  3. Martha,
    SWEEEEEET and cozy Kitchen! A delight to visit.

    God bless,

  4. I love your kitchen. It's very warm, big and inviting! I see you love roosters like I do!!!

  5. So cozy kitchen!!! Love the cute curtains!


  6. Martha, I just love your kitchen Martha! How cosy and warm it is! xxoo

  7. I love the warmth of your kitchen. In my mind I knew it would be just like that. Love the pictures on the fridge.

  8. Love seeing your kitchen! I feel like I have just stopped by for a visit at your home! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Hi Martha! Thank you for coming to my party! Oh, I just love your kitchen - it looks like you! Great space and those little canisters are darling! You know how I love your Roosters and your blessings area! Oh, it's great to see where you cook up your goodies!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. I love your kitchen. The little half circle table surely holds decorations for every season and holiday. It must be fun to change it with your favorite treasures.

  11. Martha,
    Wonderful kitchen! You have so many little special touches, loved the tray hanging over your stove, and the pitures hanging in your eating area. The whole room looked very warm and inviting, great colors. Thanks soooo much for sharing.

  12. Thanks for your visit. Please come again. Ginger

  13. I think your kitchen looks cozy and inviting...just the place to sit and visit over coffee or a cup of tea!

  14. I love your rustic cabinets. Very inviting space. Stopping by from Note Songs party. I hope you'll drop by Atticmag to see our kitchens - it's a three for one!


  15. Cute, cute that BLESSINGS...:)

  16. Nice cozy kitchen! Love those canisters, they are similar to mine!

    Fun party!


  17. I love your kitchen! I also love how you put that little table at the end of the counter. That was very smart. :) It looks like there is lots of room to work and enjoy the space. :)


  18. HOME! I can just see you in the morning in that kitchen getting breakfast ready...What a welcoming kitchen...just like you!!

  19. Hi Martha,

    I love your kitchen, especially your mom's little houses and your display of your many blessings.

    Please come and check out my book giveaways.

  20. G'morn Martha ~ What a welcoming country kitchen. Your decor is so inviting & colorful ... love the little houses.

    Have a beautiful day ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  21. You have a wonderful kitchen, so many cuties on the fridge too!

  22. Hi Martha, it is certain that a lot of love went in to decorating your lovely kitchen. It speaks to me loud and clear. Warm and inviting with lots of gracious meals cooked there I am sure.

    Hugs, Jeanne

  23. I love the little wooden houses. Great kitchen. Kathy

  24. Hi Martha,
    Your kitchen is very warm and inviting. Love your little blessings!

  25. A very sweet kitchen, indeed! Love all of the sweet vignettes but my favorite... the Blessing photo area! So dear!

  26. This is such a friendly, welcoming kitchen. Love your pictures above the table. Linda