Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Open for Inspection

Okay ladies (you men wouldn't understand this at all, so don't even bother reading further), I don't have kitchen cabinets.  I have open, metal, Ikea shelves instead and I chose them.  I have no cabinet doors to hide behind.  You know what that means.  My dishes have to be in order.  No plastic margarine tubs next to the Big Gulp Cup.  It all matches and lines up, every day for everyone to see.
So why am I telling you this?  Because in my very messy, child smeared, people inundated life, I have carved out this one place of saneness and perfection.
Just say "ooh ahh" and make me feel like I have control of something.


Clissy said...

Reminds me of a Kari Jobe song:

Come and find
Peace everyone needs a little
Rest everyone needs a little
Joy and a song to sing in the darkest night
Life even when it gets you down
Hope will turn it all around
But love is the greatest of these
Everyone needs a little

and a little order in kitchen cabinets can be a lovely thing.

Anonymous said...

ooh... ahh...
I think you could fit a margarine tub on that second stack of plates.

Kimmie said...

Can I come over, so I can find some peace and tranquility in your island of saneness and perfection????

Love your shelf and the pretty rainbow would bless my heart too!

mama to 8
one homemade and 7 adopted

Bonnie Custer said...

ooooooooh aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I met your son inlaw Sunday at church. He was very interesting to listen to. xox

Just Juls said...

Oooh aaah! I was in your kitchen today and the smiling kids and happy chatter of friends was far more engaging. I love your shelves - and your kitchen - but I don't think that is the thing that draws anybody into your joyful abode! Love you Kate!

Rhen@ Yes, they are all mine said...

LOL- You are too much! My dishes do not even come close to matching. Someone is always breaking something around here. Sigh. I highly doubt ANYTHING around here will match. I will just have to live the whole matching-dishes dream through you.

KarenW said...

And they're so very pretty! :) We all need a spot like that in our lives.