I will be sharing Simple Blessings each Wednesday during the month of March.
This is the first in the series as I plan to share my thoughts on the simple everyday things that bring love, joy, peace and contentment to our days in our little cottage.
I hope that you will share some of your thoughts as well.
Our situation may be very different from yours, but I am very sure that we all want our homes to be welcoming and a safe haven for all who live within the walls and under the roof.
We are in retirement and have been empty nesters for many years.
Holidays, birthdays and anniversaries are wonderful to celebrate, but we find that we want to celebrate each and every day in our little cottage with sweet and simple touches.
We want our little cottage to be a blessing to us each and every day.
Three of the things that we do in our cottage each and every day are Eat ... Sleep ... Bathe. These are three of the areas that I love to make warm and welcoming for my hubby and for myself. I love a calm and peaceful setting for each of these happenings.
This week, being Week One, I will share about our little old fashioned kitchen and how we enjoy cosy meals there.
Our home is very small. We enjoy all of our meals at our kitchen table. I like to keep our kitchen table free of clutter. I like having an old fashioned table linen in the center of our kitchen table. We have either an antique oil lamp in the center, an heirloom from several generations back on Bill's side of the family, a pretty candle lit or fresh flowers if we have them. We prefer a simple look. I like to use placemats and set a pretty table for each of our meals. With having an eat in kitchen, I try to keep the dishes washed up and put away as I cook to keep my counter space tidy. It also makes it much easier to clean up after meals. We do all of our dishes by hand. Most of the time I wash and my hubby dries. We have never even thought of having a dish washer.
I do like to add seasonal touches to the center of our kitchen table, keeping it simple. Our kitchen table is used for many chores. I love to sit at our kitchen table as I plan our meals, going through my favorite cookbooks, with my grocery list at hand and of course a nice cup of fresh brewed coffee. My hubby makes the coffee in our home. I do the cooking and the baking. I usually set the table and he clears the table. My kitchen table holds my sewing machine when I am working on little projects. We do puzzles on our kitchen table. My hubby made me a puzzle board, so it is easy to store it away when need be. I wrap gifts on our kitchen table, pay bills, write letters and do so much more. Our kitchen table is always cleared off for our meals though.
I will be back next Wednesday with Week Two of the Simple Blessings series.
I hope that you will join me and share your thoughts as well.