But you know sometimes its just too cold to go out and with my kitchen being nearly finished after the flood in the summer (seriously nearly five months, still waiting on some work to be done through the insurance) it has now been worth the wait and I have a kitchen that's warm, cosy and ever so inviting. already I have had friends around to sit back around my kitchen table, how I have missed my kitchen being the heart of the home.
There have been some changes in my kitchen, my sofa that I had such happy memories of curling up and nursing my babies on is now no more, it received the most damage in the flood and was sadly tipped, so now in its place is my lovely white comfy wicker chair brought back from my place by the seaside (when I closed it down in November) this helps to remind me of summer mornings sitting on my deck listening to the sea rolling in and seagulls overhead whilst I sipped my morning coffee... also my beautiful new (well shabby chic new) dresser.
For many many years I have always wanted a dresser, but it was one of those things that never happened. Well with no one else to consider now plus a little bit of insurance money to replace the lost items, I treated myself. I can not tell you how happy this makes me. I have filled it with all the china that I have collected over many years. It just makes me smile, on a cold winters morning when I stagger down to my kitchen, this alone warms my heart.
Why is it that when you are about to sell your home you get it just how you like it... So with the old pine kitchen table now taking up the main living area of my family roomed kitchen with six chairs of different design I can once again fill my home with the friends and family I love this Christmas...
Edited to add... heart cushions and felt mice now sold, thank you.