Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Heart of Our Home

I apologize for not finishing this but since I already uploaded pics this morning, I'll go ahead and post it.
We had to take my mom to the hospital. She fell from a truck and hit her head and bled but I think she'll be ok.
I would like to ask you all to pray for her please. They will admit her to neuro ICU for observation.
I am thanking you in advance for your prayers.

Today is the day Shelia of http://notesongs.blogspot.com/ is hosting the Heart of the Home party so be sure you check out everybody's else's lovely kitchen which you will find links on her blog.

Well, this is the place in our home that I spend a lot of time in, well, at least second to my home office where I create my blog entries and read your blogs, lol.

We usually enter the house through this door from the garage. If you go straight through the little hallway, you will get to a bathroom that exits directly on the pool deck.

The laundry room is an extension of our kitchen. I keep the microwave oven there and a small freezer. I had to bring the orchids in because it has been getting cold at night.

View from the laundry room. And yep, we have 2 dining tables in the kitchen, a rectangular one by the windows and a round one in front of the fireplace, which we use more often.

I was preparing dinner while taking pictures. Our menu was: Miso soup, rice (as usual), corn on a cob and broiled Japanese eel with eel sauce.

View coming from the family room.


Natasha in Oz said...

Christine, I hope that everything is Ok with your Mum. That must have been a terrible fall. I will certainly keep her in my thoughts.

I really loved seeing your beautiful kitchen today. It is so nice to see that it is the heart of your gorgeous home!

Take care and best wishes,

Anonymous said...

Hey Christine, I love the colors in your home very inviting, warm and cozy. Thanks for sharing;)

Darla said...

I too pray that your Mom will be fine. Your home is so pretty, love all of the dishes and you have them displayed so nicely.

Kat said...

Oh Christine, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She will be in my prayers. She is a strong lady, I pray that she will be fine. I love your kitchen! It's so warm and inviting, I can see why you enjoy spending time here. Hugs, Kat

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Christine,
So sorry about your Mom. Please keep us updated. And your kitchen is just outstanding!!!
I love it and my favorite features are the beamed ceiling and the brick floor. Amazing!

Unknown said...

Christine! What a beautiful kitchen!! From the wood ceilings to the brick floor! My goodness! Everything is gorgeous! Of course I love all of your dishes! :)


Silvia said...

Hi Christine....first i hope your mami gets well soon and goes home soon..second you have a very lovely kitchen but my fave part is he floors, i'm in love with them....thank you.
take care...

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sorry to hear about your mom...I hope that she will be okay:) Your kitchen has such a warm feel to it and I love those brick floors! Thanks so much for the tour.


Atticmag said...

Christine, your home is lovely but the really important thing is your Mom. We'll hold good and positive thoughts for her. So sorry to hear of this. Jane F.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

I love your warm and inviting kitche C/X girl you have so many pretty things to see...I'll see you when I get back my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh you know I'll be praying for your sweet mama and her beautiful smile..Gloria

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Christine, your kitchen is wonderful. I love your decor also, you always have the most beautiful accessories and decor. Hugs, Marty

SmilingSally said...

Hi Christine,

I do pray that your mother will be okay. That sounds so scary.

I love your home. You have such a special way of decorating with sooo many gorgeous items.

Unknown said...

G'morn Christine ~ I hope Mother is doing well, sorry about her fall.

Your kitchen is rich, warm & inviting ... the colors just work beautifully. Your dishes I adore.
Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty kitchen with us.
Sorry to read about your Mother's accident - Hope she is doing much better today.

Traci said...

I loved seeing your kitchen. I'm so sorry about your mom. She will be in my prayers. Keep us posted on how she is.

Lori Lynn said...

Your kitchen is very homey. Great feasting spot! Hope mom is well.
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Lori Lynn ♥

Unknown said...

Hi Christine, hope your mom is ok! You have a fantastic kitchen my dear friend!


Kim said...

Absolutely gorgeous Christine. I love everything about your kitchen!

Kathleen said...

Your kitchen is lovely, Christine. I love both tables! You have such beautiful displays! I would love to sit and have a cup of coffee there with you!

I have been praying for your mom, I do hope she will be fine!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Christine! I'm so sorry to hear about your mother falling! I am praying she will be okay! and for you..I know how you love her and can't help but worry!
Thank you so much for coming to my party and your kitchen, like the rest of your home, is just amazingly wonderful! I love it. You have so much space and two tables!! Wow! And a fireplace! Another wow!!
Dinner sounds wonderful to me, except the eel! :) I'm sorry! :)
Thank you so much, Christine, for coming to my party
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lynn said...

Your home is beautiful! I will pray for your mama. My daughter is an RN on the neuro floor. Too bad it's not in MS!

Sue said...

Your kitchen is wonderful, warm and inviting. I think a fireplace in the kitchen is such a luxury.

I so hope your mother is okay. Falling from a truck sounds really frightening, plus you must be worried sick. Please keep us posted and I'll keep your mom in my prayers.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Praying for your mother, hope she is doing okay.
Your kitchen is beautiful, it looks all warm and cozy.

Savannah Granny said...

I am praying for your Mom. So sorry about her accident.

Your home is lovely. I know that your family enjoys that warm and comfortable space. I know you have good times there.

Michelle said...

So sorry about your mom...praying for her!

Thanks for sharing your cozy kitchen! It looks very inviting!

KathyB. said...

I hope by now you will know your Mom is well. Your home is very warm and inviting. Is that Polish Ware I see in some of your cupboards?

A table near the fireplace for dining, so nice!

Carol at Serendipity said...


I hope your mum is doing better. Falls are scary.

Your kitchen is just exquisite. I love the table in front of the fireplace.


gail said...

your home is lovely!
I'm sorry I'm getting to visit so late after ps, but I've been babysitting!
I hope your mom is ok,

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

So sorry to hear about your Mom. Falls, we all fear them.

Gentle hugs to all...

Cindy J. said...

Christine, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom, and I sure hope she is fine and gets to return home real soon... would you believe my Mom took a fall on Sunday too..after many hours in the emergency room and few stitches and scans we were able to bring her home..and really she is doing pretty good.. I get where I just dread the phone ringing.. poor things. Love, Cindy....Oh I love your kitchen!!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Christine! What a pleasure to get to see your kitchen again! It has been one of my favorites since RMS and Micasa days! I just adore those brick floors!!! And I have a major case of hutch envy! lol Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Tara said...

Your home is always so cozy and beautiful. I think the kitchen ans little dining area is my favorite. I hope your Mom is alright after her ordeal. How scary for you all. I'll say a little prayer for her and I hope you have a wonderful weekend Christine!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christine, I love the warmth of your kitchen and I didn't know the ceiling had beams. Love those. What I like the most is the brick floor.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I came back to this post after first reading your most current post. It is a blessing to hear that your mom is doing better.

You have a beautiful home and it is always fun to see what you are doing with your decorating. We eat Miso soup, but I have never eaten eel!

Blessings & Aloha!

Blondie's Journal said...

I am so sorry about your mom. I am praying for her.

I am loving seeing your kitchen form all these angles and it looks like your cooked!! Love the bowl "Miso Hungry"!! lol!!

Hope all will be okay with your mom...I am off to read your current post now.


Debbiedoos said...

I love your kitchen Christine..it is so warm and inviting. Of course all your treasures certainly help.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I missed seeing your kitchen last week, glad I searched for it! What a nice big kitchen, looks so warm and welcoming! I enjoyed seeing all the different photos!

I hope you'll come see my kitchen as well! It was posted last week, about three posts down.


Gloria said...

Christine, your kitchen is so beautiful and BIG! It is the size of my whole house! LOL! I love everything you have there, love your decorating, and furniture. I also think your ceiling is gorgeous in there! Thanks for sharing.

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