Well...i'm in the new cottage home and slowly turning it into our special home. I especially loved this home because of the size of the kitchen.
This kitchen is enormous in size to the scale of the house. My cottage appears to be a "capecod" from its appearance, but once inside it is truly special. It is appx. 2000 square feet on one floor. Oh, the things I could achieve if I ever expand into the attic....hmmmmm.....
But, for now, I have been busy painting, installing this and that, changing things, etc.
Back to the kitchen...I made a little coffee nook and have it located precisely next to my desk and workstation. I can roll my chair right over and get to pouring.
The challenge is that I love everything from shabby chic, to country french, to suburban country, and collect everything from Chintz China to Longaberger to Crystal. I love everything pretty and functional. I'm not one to put things away and bring them out again....if I have it, I want to use it.
So, my challenge was to incorporate my Longaberger and my crystal into my kitchen. Here is the end product of my coffee nook:
I have placed my Fantasia Dessert Plates, in my Longaberger Server with Longaberger Mugs in Paprika. I placed my shabby "chicesque" FAITH ornament on the top. Now, I'll be reminded of my faith every morning. My coffee, biscotti, stevia, sugar, are all contained in my 1991 Yuletide Basket. Everything is handy and in its place. Now, I hope the hubby realizes this.
I hope this may inspire you and get your creative juices flowing, too.