Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Designing for Life

Kari and Kijsa are at it again. Those two talented sisters are hosting a "share your own personal design for life" party. So, I decided to give a glimpse of one of my very favorite spots in my home.
It's the Kitchen table.

This table is special for many reasons. My husband got this table for me on my birthday a few years ago. While I slept into the night, my sweet hubby stayed up very late putting it together, so that he could surprise me in the morning! This table is a place where family meets...where meals are served...where coffee is consumed...where the Bible is read...where games are played...where conversation flows...where tears are shed...where discussions abound...where joys are shared. I love this place, because life is truly lived out right here in these chairs!

I consider my style an eclectic mix...I love casual elegance...nothing pretentious...just easy living.

One of my favorite items here in the Kitchen is this collection of coffee mugs.

I pull one off the wall nearly every morning to begin my day with a steaming cup of java! There's just nothing like it first thing in the morning! :)


kari and kijsa said...

Love your kitchen...and the table filled with wonderful memories!! We especially loved the mug collection...and that you just pull a favorite off each morning...what a wonderful way to start the day!!

kari & kijsa

Wagonwife Designs said...

Love all the color in your kitchen. Just beautiful. The cups are adorable. I think the cups would bring as much of a smile to my lips as the coffee each day. Thanks for sharing.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

You are using such wonderful color combinations! I'm really taken by that. Love your kitchen and your table with all the wonderful times you've shared in family discussions. Great!

Bia said...

Our kitchen table is the hub of our doubt about it. And it's the perfect place: it's always warm, there's always something comforting cooking on the stove, and it's where we always gather.

I love your mugs...they look beautiful next to that lamp.

Chris said...


Your kitchen table is such an inviting place! The kitchen table has always been "family central" in my home too!

The mugs are wonderful, not only decorative but also useful. I'd love to share a cup of java there.

I've missed you, Chris

Anonymous said...

hey girl hey!!!!! u rock and i mean it!!! that is one of the coolest ideas i have ever seen about the coffe mugs for in the morning and yah..... i have one of those tables and i wish mine were more like yours!!!!