Monday, December 21, 2009
I have fond memories of my mother and grandmother in the kitchen. The old housewives loved their special room. They cleaned and baked and cooked. This was the room where they created treats for guests. Food is very comforting. Mothers of the old days set up their kitchens in a way that showed their personal style.
There are many modern kitchens of today, which seem cold and sterile. They look like they belong in a showroom. Personally, I prefer the old kitchens. I love to see handmade curtains, painted cabinets and pretty decorations on the walls. If there is a space for worn out cookbooks - all the better!
Some of the mothers used to have little tv sets in their kitchens. They would watch a little program while they made the family dinner. Or there would be the sound of a record playing or radio program coming from the living room. Mother would hum along while she cheerily set the table, filled glasses with milk, and baked an apple pie.
The Kitchen must be a place where Mother wants to be. She should put special little touches here and there to make it her favorite room in the house. I have a tall stool in my kitchen. I can sit and chat with one of the children while I peel potatoes or roll out biscuit dough. My health is frail and I need to sit. But I love to be in my kitchen.
Our cabinets are painted a dark sage green. My counter is hunter green with ivy leaves. My curtain is burgundy and dark green with decorative fruit. I have pretty welcome plaques on my walls. There is a red blender on my counter. I have sage green canisters. My floor has rips in the linoleum but it is clean. (smiles). My kitchen is old but beloved.
I would love to hear about your kitchen. I would also enjoy hearing about how you work in the kitchen with your daughters.
Have a wonderful day making delicious food for your families!
Would you like to see what my kitchen looks like?