Tuesday, September 17, 2013

My new kitchen

Greetings Gail-Friends!

I've made a decision to put off beginning Wisdom Wednesday until next Wednesday, October 2.  I want to use this Wednesday to show you my new kitchen.  This has been a dream of mine forever!  To appreciate the new, you have to see the old.  The picture below shows the awful green and white cabinets.  The green is so dark, it almost looks black.  Depressing, right? 
This was taken when the ladies and I were making apple kugel a few years ago.

I've been wanting white cabinets for a long, long time.  Well, now I have them...and I'm in love.  Aren't they beautiful?  I love white.  As a matter of fact, I now have white walls though out my home.  I like it like that (big smile).

I am so happy with the gingerbread as you enter the kitchen.  I found one of them at a garage sale a couple of years ago, and the other one at Lowe's this summer.  So blessed to find a matching one.

The knobs and drawer pulls are from Lowe's and are exactly what I dreamed of.  Happy dance!

I'm really pleased with my Pinterest project.  I saw this wine glass rack about a year ago, found a rake at a garage sale, and here you go.  I absolutely love this, don't you?

Don't you LOVE the Love sign?  Found it at Hobby Lobby.

The best part is the re-do of my pantry. 
My sweet husband built shelves from top to bottom.  What a sweetheart he is, right?  Now I can have all my pots and pans and lids in arms reach.  I also have a place for my kitchen appliances, and cookbooks!  Oh, the joy this has brought into my home-maker heart!  Can you tell I'm excited?  I even have empty places in my regular cabinets.  Woo-hoo!  Had to take a picture quick, because you know the rule, right?  Junk will expand to fill up any empty space.

I love having a shelf for my cookbooks!
I found the sweet bird prints at an outlet store, and the silver trays came from the Dollar Tree.  I love them both so much.

I bought the Faith and Hope signs at Hobby Lobby, too.  I like that I have all three in my kitchen because it reminds me of the scripture from I Corinthians 13:
But for now, three things last —faith, hope, love; 
and the greatest of these is love.
My sweet husband worked so hard to make this dream come true for me.  He is a perfect example of the love found in that same passage:

Love is patient and kind, not jealous, not boastful,
not proud, rude or selfish, not easily angered, 
and it keeps no record of wrongs. 
 Love does not gloat over other people’s sins
but takes its delight in the truth.
Love always bears up, always trusts,
always hopes, always endures.
Yes, he was ALL of that while we worked together on the kitchen.  We are not yet finished with this kitchen project.  We still have to replace the floor covering (because it was ripped when we moved the frig), and will be replacing the countertops and dishwasher...later!  The High Holy Days put everything on hold.  
This counted cross stitch piece over my stove has been in my kitchen for many years.  I made it back in the 80's.  This verse is one I want to remember and follow daily.  I am so blessed to have a home, and a wonderful husband, children and a grandson.  I love being a wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker.  This is my calling and I love what I do.

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  1. It looks beautiful. I love the pantry! Looks like one of those magazine articles on organization.

  2. It sounds lovely! I am stopping by from the Homemaking Party. I would love a visit soon! Happy Homemaking!