When I won Mary's giveaway at Little Red House, she sent me a Mary Engelbreit decorating book. One afternoon, I grabbed a cup of tea and, book in hand, snuggled onto one of the den couches, ready to peruse its pages. Then I happened upon this page and jumped up!
"Honey, here it is! The dream kitchen I have been describing to you!", I yelled to my husband. No answer. Where is that man?, I'm wondering. For months I had been trying to describe to my husband my kitchen vision and here it is right on this page! Is this not the most welcoming of places? I just love how white it is, sunny and bright, with the blue and white accents.
My description to my husband has been this-I want everything white, devoid of color. Glass cabinets, light counter tops...
Right now I have old gray Formica cabinets from the 1980s...they are functional but bland! And with my son in college, my dream is delayed for a few years, but I DO have the blue and white dishes!
Small plates and soup bowls that I received as a shower gift 22 years ago that we use for Chinese food nights...
New dishes that I bought from Smartbargains.com, the best website! All of my kitchen dishes were chipped and about 15 years old so this summer I indulged in these dishes which I love. Place settings for 12 cost me $143.00 total as these were on clearance (and no shipping charge!)
My Mom picked this gorgeous tray up for me at Home Goods. We have a 2 story Home Goods/Marshalls that opened near us recently!
I love the pink flower in the middle...So I am set, right? I do have the dishes, now I just need the moola for the rest of the kitchen. Ah, well, that's on hold...for now, I'll just take a gander at my dream kitchen in the book while I drink tea from my new blue and white bargain tea cup!
Ah, someday! :0)