So, what is in a reflection? In this case, from my stack of everyday plates and bowls, there is a reflection of the wood window frame.
Many years ago, following a Martha Stewart trend, I decided to use white for my everyday dishes. Only my plates, bowls, and cups are a collection of thrifted finds, not an expensive matching set. I'm always on the look-out for white bowls.
My kitchen, in the farmhouse, is quite small. When I decided not to have upper cabinets, to open up the view to the garden, I gave up some much needed storage space. The answer was to add shelving in two of the five windows. All the daily used dishes are just a arm reach away. And, the outside view still peeks through everything on the shelf.
|Special Note: Susan's Traveling Apron on Table|
Would you believe the base for my sink was found in a "junk" store? Someone had cut a vintage armoire in half. Because it didn't have a bottom, I was able to purchase it for about $15.00. What a find...I knew it would make a focal point in my kitchen. I set the white tile myself, saving the installation money.
The kitchen was done on a very tight budget, as everything in the farmhouse. Cabinets were purchased as unfinished. A great spray paint job with added wooden knobs, give it the country vintage look.
Even the cabinet, installed above the vent hood, is a thrifted upper portion of a Hoosier cabinet.
Reflection is not the same as living in the past. Reflections.....in a white bowl brought back fond memories of where the journey began with The Farmhouse.