I was just browsing through my Bloglines after supper, and saw Kelli's post about her fall kitchen decorations. I really loved this post, not just because her decorations are so beautiful and her kitchen so warm and homey . . . but because her kitchen actually looks like one that I would have!
The availability of blogs is a good thing, and I love looking at decorating ideas, but so many times I find myself looking around my house, which is very not full of the latest decor, furniture, cabinet finishes, or flooring, and thinking that something must be missing. Wrong!!! I was so thrilled to see a kitchen that isn't full of the latest appliances and finishes. It reminded me that happiness in my home doesn't come from having granite countertops or ceramic tile floors; it comes from me and how I love my home and family. I don't even have to have the latest decor trends for it to be welcoming for our friends and comfortable for my family.
Contentment is a battle I face quite regularly. From what I've read from other ladies, it's not uncommon. Let's remember, as we look at all that beautiful decorating we see in those new and/or remodeled homes, that we are so blessed to have a home of any size or age, and we can make it truly home just by caring for it and making it comfortable - even if it isn't the latest fashion. And from what I've seen of Kelli's blog, she's doing just that!
Thanks, Kelli, for showing us your wonderful, comfy kitchen!