I’m so excited to join Jennifer and friends today to celebrate spring in the kitchen.
But just between us, I was a little worried.
I haven’t figured out how to really photograph this house yet.
Houses are a lot like people. They have good angles and not so good angles. Sometimes they make funny faces or have wrinkles in odd places or a big blank spot in the middle of their forehead. The farmhouse? I knew it. I understood it. I knew all the right places to photograph it to make it shine.
But this house?
The new house?
I’m still figuring it all out.
So I took pictures and they were okay. They were fine. They were sufficient. What am I doing wrong, I thought? How can I photograph the kitchen so you all can see it like I see it?
Suddenly, out of nowhere, the clouds parted and the heavens sang and the birds chirped.
And the sunshine showed up.
This was the view that started it all.
This is standing in the kitchen looking into the hallway.
See that sunshine?
See how it dances across the floor?
With all the rain we have been having and the dark and cloudy and overcast days I almost didn’t recognize.
Just looking at the streams of light pouring in made me so happy.
We all need a little sunlight now and then.
So I thought I’d give you the sunlight tour of the kitchen.
This is the view of the kitchen going into the family room.
You can see the sunlight coming in through the window.
And dancing off the chandelier.
And the wood box in the hallway.
And the tiny bit of green in this white vase.
And the laundry sign on the doorway into the laundry room.
And the green leaves by the back door.
Can you even with all of it?
Can you feel the happiness dancing around the kitchen?
I hope it brings you a little sunshine and farmhouse and distressed and chippy and sparkle and joy to your day.
I’m still learning.
I still don’t truly understand how to photograph the house or what should go where until I move it around fifty times.
I’m still trying to decorate and figure it out and learn as I go.
But for today.
I’m sitting still and soaking up the sun.
Come sit by me. 🙂
PS I cannot even thank you all enough for all of the AMAZING support for the new book.
I had this sign made from a quote I wrote in the introduction.
It’s at the bottom of the stairs and it reminds me every single day to love my house and celebrate the me that I am today. 🙂