..........It seems like I will never get this kitchen organized and everything in its place! First, I changed a thing or two since I showed the last pictures of the kitchen...........
I wasn't really pleased with the sugar and creamer sitting here on the table and upon finding this frame in a drawer, I decided to place it here.
Let me tell you why I have this verse framed. Several years ago, during the worst period of my life, this verse was "presented" to me twice in one week. First, while looking through a Dollar Tree store I purchased a little devotional type book. When I got back to where I was staying at the time (with friends) I started reading the book and very quickly this verse just jumped out at me! So very comforting at the time. Later in the week at church we had a visiting singing group. They announced their new song title, Zephaniah 3:17!!! The whole song was basically this verse. I could have been the only one there! As far as I was concerned, it was being sung just for me! I later framed it and it was a large part of my life - still one of my favorite verses.
Now, back to kitchen talk ~ these are where the snowmen were. I have never used them in this way. I have a large set of these. They look so pretty on a white tablecloth. I did a tea party table with them one time, using lime green napkins ~ very showy. But where are the Tennessee animals that were here before the snowmen moved in?
Here are the goats and cow sheltered under this little stool. One goat is minus his horns! One got knocked off and lost during the time they were packed away. I took the other one off. I can tell you a goat looks better with no horns than it does with only one.
And here on top of the stool is the stack of animals.
The rooster and chicken.
I am not sure how this olive tree fits in with Tennessee farm animals but it looks good here. The little stool was made by Grandma Gorden many, many years ago. I am blessed to have something that belonged to her. But, where are all those big chickens you might ask.
They are all up here on the refrigerator for now.
On around the counter top, past the stove I set up this cold weather drink station. We have been having just the weather for hot drinks.
I have the loose tea from Harrods of London, a great tasting black tea I was gifted with. It comes from the mountains of Sri Lanka. I use a little of the honey in it. Then there is a hot chocolate mix and my very favorite flavored tea bags from Stash ~ White Christmas. They are so good! Stash is one of our best tea companies.
I had used the last bag right after Christmas and went on-line to the Stash company and to my delight they had this on sale at half price.
I ordered two packs, four boxes. I think it came in three days. The company is in Oregon, I believe. One side of the box has french and the other english. It is white tea leaves, peppermint and ginger root, all natural. Can you see the words on the tag? Cup of Joy. Who wouldn't love drinking a cup of joy!
One more thing and then I will close up the kitchen for the night. In this area I showed you a cream can hanging here. I ran across this small plate rack in the garage and tried it with these little dipping plates and I like the look better. It will stay for now. The cream can full of match books is back in the garage.
As always, I enjoyed visiting with you. I wish I could pour a "cup of joy" for you before you go. If you happen to be someone who needs encouragement and added strength, remember Zephaniah 3:17.