Last summer we bought outdoor furniture for our patio and in our purchasing exuberance never thought about where we’d store it all in the winter! This couch, we realized, fit into the house through the kitchen door but we could not get it into the basement with the other pieces.
What to do? We rearranged the kitchen table a bit and now have a kitchen couch! Oh, what a wonderful addition this has been to our family this winter!
My oldest daughter laid on it with a blanket watching me make chicken noodle soup for her when she was ill last week!
My 7 year old and I spent an afternoon basking in the streaming sunlight examining all the family photos on the shelf above. (“We’ll pretend we’re on an island and you have to swim off for snacks!”, she said).
My college son plops here, with feet up, waiting for friends to pick him up, and tells us what's going on in his life until he hears a car horn!
Me? I’ve taken glorious cat naps here, watching the stark winter sky and all the birds that fly off the river near our home.
When people walk in they say, “You have a couch in your kitchen?” Yes, it’s odd, I know, but I just smile, knowing it’ll be here next winter, too!