Monday, January 20, 2014

{the kitchen & living room}

{Continuing on from this post}
 photo IMG_8267_zpsb8e56ad9.jpg One of the things that sold us on this house was the size of the kitchen. Our old house had a wee apartment-sized fridge and a stove that all except one of my pans were too big for. You could fit exactly three people in the kitchen at once, but they all had to stand politely and still, hands at their sides, shoulder to shoulder. There wasn't room enough to crack a smile, let alone cook something.

I loved that little kitchen. I did. I painted it green and used all 14 square inches of counter space as efficiently as I could. But no matter how much I loved that little kitchen, I have to confess to liking this one a whole heck of a lot more.
 photo IMG_8292_zpsa0f40d61.jpg This kitchen, on its own, is almost the same square-footage as our old house. We could have a slumber party in this kitchen. We could play leap-frog, or square dance, or harbour six dangerous criminals in it. Or, you know, cook stuff. It's marvellous.
 photo IMG_8285_zpsafdbe0af.jpg The kitchen opens up into the living room/dining room. Though it's not as spacious as the kitchen, this is probably where we spend most of our time. I teach (taught, I guess) piano lessons here, we read here, eat here, watch movies on my laptop here, drink morning coffee here, have company here, play games here, take cat naps here...etc.

If you came over for the afternoon, we'd sit on that couch and play crokinole. And it would be awesome.
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15 comments:

  1. Okay, I totally thought the wall you were "colouring" was the one with the table at it, but I can see it's not. Now I'm very curious...which wall is it?

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    1. i'm going to post that room next!

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  2. i love spacious kitchen too. for whatever reason. because, mainly i use the kitchen to make coffee only. ha. and that's a nice spot you have there.

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    1. thank ya! a lot of coffee gets made in this kitchen too... ;)

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  3. Crokinole is one of my most favourite games. It took me so long to find it and when I did, I was not dissapointed. It would be neat if we could sit down for a game someday :) And also, your house looks lovely. What a special place for Baby Krause to grow up.

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    1. for real! next time you're in saskatchewan, let's play!!

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  4. It looks so perfect and cozy! I love the top of the piano.

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    1. thank you! i feel like living rooms should always feel cozy. it's a rule.

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  5. Trixie Beldens!!! TRIXIE BELDENS!! You warm my heart!

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    1. she was my faaaaaavorite growing up. and you're the first person i've met since who actually knows who she is!!

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    2. I have introduced her to my three oldest children as well! She was my absolute favorite too - no comparison, especially when sometimes my mom would bring me a new one home (a yellow covered paperback with the picture in the oval on the front) from $1.44 day at Woolco! I don't remember anything about that store, except the Trixies!
      Now every time I see a used book store I go in to see if there are any I don't already own, but I never find any except in Calgary! Your home is beautiful!

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  6. What a sweet house! I love it!

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  7. You have such a beautiful home! I love all of the details :) That needlepoint family portrait is so, so adorable!

    xo www.inventedromance.blogspot.ca

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    1. thank you! my friend becky made the needlepoint... i'm trying to convince her to open an etsy shop...

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