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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

May 21, 2009

Peak at my kitchen...

Welcome everyone and thanks for your visit! My hubby and my philosophy in life is 'GIVE THEM FOOD AND THEY WILL TALK.' Teenagers will always talk when you give them a plate of cookies or snacks and something cold to drink! They love to talk...with a mouthful of food...right?
I wanted to show you the most used room in our house. In keeping with A BEAUTIFUL LIFE....http://theinspiredroom.net/ Melissa...has inspired us to share the beauty in our everyday lives......this room has brought a great deal of friends, family members and acquaintences together, and beautiful moments. My husband and I have found that people relax and visit more when they have a cookie or an appetizer in their hand! Think about it! At a party or gathering people always start visiting, laughing or telling stories when they have a soda in their hand, or some type of food. With that in mind....we invite people over to have a meal or snack and then visit. What usually happens is people let their guard down, open up and share their hearts instead of superficial talk.

I'm almost embarassed to post this picture...we have TWO china hutches. One holds all the china sets and pieces that my hubby's grandmother handpainted for us. It is like a treasure chest just getting into...the other one holds our other china collections that she had bought from stores, etc. These were passed down to us because my hubby was the oldest grandchild. But all the grandchildren have a set of handpainted china in the color of their choice from her. At least 8 settings. My mother-in-loves' china was just like mine but was destroyed in an earthquake 10 years ago. Broken to smitherings...and this was before people started using broken china to make mosaics out of. Terribly sad. Back to the point....all these dishes often have food on them, to serve people...for happy moments!

The curtains have little roosters embroidered on them, they are tablecloths that I hemmed and made into curtains.

I wanted rose wallpaper, that had a vintage look to it, since I have so much rose painted china I thought it would tie the colors together. The white buffet holds about 85 glass luncheon plates for church showers, birthday parties, etc.

Do you notice a chicken theme? What I'm not showing you is our chicken pen with hundreds of chickens....Oh the eggs I have washed in my lifetime....I don't even complain about dishes...they are nothing compared to eggs everyday! hahha...
Yesterday I posted our Patriotic set up on our deck and patio, be sure to see it for a little Americana! http://ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com/2009/05/patriotic-outdoor-tablesetting.html
Thanks for your visit!




Lisa said...

Well if you have alot of china you NEED two china cabinets! hehe I love your kitchen!!
Hugs, Lisa

At Home With Amy said...

Debbie don't you know a woman can never have too many cupboards or too many dishes!! I definitely could see me sitting for a long spell in your kitchen just enjoying the day away. I love your curtains. Now when will those cookies be ready?
Have a wonderful weekend,

onlymehere said...

I love how cozy and warm your kitchen is. Picket would love your chicken theme! Cindy

Teresa said...

It's always fun to peek in and see how people live their lives- thanks for sharing- I also have a few pieces of painted china from my HD's Mother.
Have a great day-

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your kitchen is so warm and inviting. What a fabulous place to sit and visit. I wish I had 2 china cabinets, I'm way out of space and need something. lol Great room. Hugs, Marty

Unknown said...

What a fun, comfy looking kitchen..You must have the best laugh filled get togethers!

Darlene said...

I LOVE seeing your kitchen table area. What fun it must be to come to your home and visit!!!! You sound like you would be the BEST hostess ever!!!

Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.♥

Joyce said...

I am sorry that an earthquake broke some of your lovely things. Your curtains are so pretty.

Ginger said...

With all the entertaining you do, you need a lot of dishes and a place to keep them. It all looks so cozy with the red.
I guess I will be washing eggs this summer if our chicks lay eggs. Do you use dish soap or just plain water? I'm glad I only have 10...and I think one of them has turned out to be a rooster.

Susan (Between Naps On The Porch.net) said...

Hi Debbie, You may be swooning over my porch but I'm swooning over your china...and TWO china hutches! :-) You know how I am about china! How wonderful to have hand painted pieces! It must be tricky washing eggs without breaking them. I love your cozy room...and I've always loved wall paper...just feels so warm and inviting...just like home should feel! :-) So glad you shared this wonderful spot in your home!