(Living in an antique house that is being remodeled, only one thing can get done at a time. :-)
~Phillip mentioned that we needed to set a shelf up on top of the cabinet so we could have a "tea station."
Our family has so many fun international tea habits that we needed some place to put our cans of Chinese tea, mugs, and Argentina Mate (special Argentine tea), and the special cups, straws, and Mate that go with it.
So, this is what I came up with.
We enjoy our little tea station!~
~My dear friend Luann gave us the red electric water pot, and we use it ALL THE TIME!! THANKS BUNCHES, LUANN AND FAMILY!!~
It makes me smile to see Ladies' doing things like this in their kitchen in BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS magazine...JUST FOR FUN...
Honey child, this is FUN, but it's necessary too. :-) ~
Phillip tore out that bathroom to give me a bigger kitchen, but left this tiny window, to give more light.~
~Talk about Retro...my Oster mixer (on the right), has been my FAITHFUL FRIEND for years.I used my Moma's Oster mixer when I had my own bread business at age 13 or 14 (and nearly wore that thing OUT making TONS of Bread), and then when I got married I got me an Oster Mixer. I'll probably upgrade it one day, but for now it works fine. :-) ~
~The wooden box Phillip found on our street here in Cinci, and the tin and
chalkboard came back from Argentina.~
The Ball jar has the snowmen marshmallows, then there's ground cinnamon, butterscotch chips, Dark choc. morsels, crushed candy cane...and later you'll see where I added Sea salt!~
~On top of the microwave.~
What with 23 or so suitcases to unpack from Argentina, plus several boxes, and a day bed to set up that was donated to us...I didn't know where to start.
But, Jesus and my girls helped me and we chipped away at it a little at a time...and it's looking LOTS Better now!~
~NOW~~Half of our 3rd floor has been remodeled...but this side is still a work in progress!
(Soon, I hope to post pics of Kimberly and Sarah's room[and Mary's]...that they and Phillip remodeled last year. :-) ~
~I found this nice shelf to help organize Mary's stuff. The bottom is a cloth bin that holds lots of odds and end toys.~
~One never knows what they will find in our house. I went to pull these 2 chairs apart, and found they were handcuffed together. :-) ~
When I put that mirror up before she was born I wasn't planning on capturing a pic of her hand print on it. :-)