This week I added a few little touches to my kitchen. Just some small things that have gone a long way in making the kitchen a happier place to be during this last week of February.
Placing some pink tulips above the sink has made dishwashing a happier task. They are such a pretty shade of pink. Just looking at them is making me excited for Spring's arrival. I know it won't be long at all until the bulbs start blooming around here. Springtime in the south is a beautiful thing.
I replaced the remnants of my Christmas scented candle with the scent of Hydrangeas and Hyacinths. Happy, sweet Spring scents are wafting through the air.
I have always found the kitchen a happy place to be. When I was a kid I absolutely adored the times when I could sit on a kitchen stool in one of my aunt's kitchens and watch the ladies cook together. I found it mesmerizing to watch as they chopped and mixed, basted and baked. Once in a while they would step outside to pick a tomato for the salad or a few chives for the baked potato. That part really thrilled me. (I know, weird ~ but true). What can I say, other than I think I was meant to be a homemaker.
But, I digress ...
Anyhow, this time when my homemaking desires were being formed, took place during the 60s. That time in history when the aunts were cooking in dresses and pearls and they all had aprons on. If it was Christmas, they sported Christmas themed aprons. One year they all had the latest fad in aprons ~ a dish towel stitched to the front of their apron. If the gathering wasn't at your house that year, no need to worry about bringing your own apron. Each lady had a drawer full and would supply one to everybody who helped out in the kitchen.
As you might be able to guess aprons make me happy. The sight of an apron is enough to take me right back into those happy kitchens of my childhood. Recently, I was the lucky winner of an apron giveaway. The beautiful apron pictured above was made by Karen at Little Pieces of My Life. She is a very talented seamstress and quilter. I was so excited when I learned that I had won an apron that she made. That made me and my kitchen very happy for sure :-). Thank you Karen.
Thanks for joining me today as I reminisced about some of my happy kitcheny memories. As I said, I think I was meant to be a homemaker and this reminds me of my favorite thing about blogging.
Prior to blogging, I never in a million years would have admitted to my love of homemaking. The reason being that it seemed to me while I was a stay-at-home mom and loving every minute of it, it wasn't a view held by too many people I knew. As far as I could tell the June Cleaver and Harriet Nelson's of the world had joined the workforce or decided that staying home to raise your family and (heaven forbid) enjoying it was something that would bore them to death. The blog world opened a new door to me. Once I stepped inside that door where homemaking is an art form and aprons are once again hip, I had come home. I can once again sit on my kitchen stool and watch women feather their nests and celebrate the making of home.