Sunday, July 22, 2007

Living Simple...



I found some beautiful blogs on the internet about simply living. That appeals to me in this material world.

Our house is build in 1938. And it is still in original condition. By sample our kitchen , I LOVE the feel of it. Under the kitchen sink is still newspaper from the building year. On a piece we found the date: 3 febr.1938






We don't have a dishwasher --- I would miss the lovely and good conversations with my children or DH while dishwashing---

We don't have a microwave, not necessary....

We don't have a modern coffeemaker. I like my old fashion handmade coffee in the mornings.

I love my old stove. I use it everyday. When we bought this house the stove was already there . We even found the flyer with the date --- April 1955---- and price of the stove !!!





Yes my kitchen is my treasure :-)

Lucy


21 comments:

La Tea Dah said...

Lucy, your kitchen is absolutely elegant in it's simplicity! The photos show that it has been well cared for and loved by many over the years. What a special blessing and beautiful place for family bonding. Thanks for sharing!

YankeeQuilter said...

Simple sounds wonderful...and your kitchen is great! I have fond memories washing dishes with my Mom.

dot said...

Your kitchen is great. I love my little kitchen. We did update some things last year and a good thing. The kitchen sink pipes were rusted to the point of breaking in a few weeks. I am glad we did it when we did or that would have been a real mess. Sometimes material things get in the way of enjoying each others company. I often feel like I can't entertain because my home is not fancy enough. Then I remember a home is not fancy but comfortable, which is what your home seems to me, comfortable with much love.

candyschultz said...

Your kitchen is beautiful and looks so serene. I have to say my kitchen is one of my treasures also but I like my dishwasher and microwave and these days I need them desperately.

Gerry said...

What a great 'old' kitchen. The tile work, counter and sink are beautiful. But the stove is a true treasure. It's just too cute! Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Oh, love the tile and floor...and the light coming in the big window. The poor dishwasher in this house has gone unused in the ten years I've lived here. Wonder if it still works. Your new "top of the page" looks very pretty, too.

Libby said...

It sounds like the perfect kitchen. I always prefer simple to fancy.

Holly said...

Lucy, your kitchen is beautiful. You have taken good care of it as have the people before you because everything is still so shiny after all these years! The things in it may be old but they look "good as new". Thank you for sharing a picture of your kitchen.

Patty said...

Lucy, I love your kitchen, its beautiful and just as I imagined your kitchen to be ! Simple beauty is the best : )

Charissa said...

I love my dishwasher and microwave but if I had to do without them, I'd want to do it in a kitchen like yours.I think my favorite thing is your wooden egg stand. I am quite fond of fresh eggs since staying with my mother in law. :)

Chookyblue said...

love your kitchen........I have only just got a dishwasher....love it but only because I don't have hot running water all winter in my kitchen so it makes my life much easier....take care

Connie W said...

I would say your kitchen is a lovely place to be. It's wonderful. :)

Jane Ann said...

I've wanted a vintage kitchen for a long time (I plan it in my head). And to think: you have one you didn't even have to create! (Your stove is a treasure.)

comicbooklady said...

I love your vintage kitchen, and how cool it is to find the evidence of the past! When my grandfather died in Haarlem, my mom went back and they divided up his possessions between the brothers and sisters. My mom took home old drafting blue prints of houses and buildings he had worked on. They were signed with his signature and dated 1920. They were just rolled up paper that no one wanted. My mom took them home and had them framed and now they are beautiful reminders of my opa...PS My mom picked up more wonderful Dutch fabric when she was in Holland from IrmasSampler and left you a note. I just love that fabric!

Ms. Jan said...

Lucy, I love your kitchen and I especially love the long, simple counters and sink. So much space for the actual business of cooking! Thanks for sharing a slice of your life with us.

La Tea Dah said...

Lucy, I'm back to your blog --- looking at your beautiful kitchen again. It looks like a magazine! Lovely!

:) LaTeaDah

PS: Hope you have a great day!

Sandra said...

Your house must be built very well and looked after - your kitchen is wonderful. I hate mine which is very depressing since I have so many meals to cook for the family every day. Your kitchen actually reminds me very much of my nana's house and the precious times I had there as a child. I love the new look blog too :-)

Judy said...

It looks fabulous Lucy!

Dawn said...

What a wonderful post about your kitchen! I can't believe your stove still works! How cool is that!

Heidi said...

I love your kitchn and it is a treasure! So many of the 1930s houses here in Holland are totally gutted and redone in a modern style. Yours is absolutely perfect and I hope you never change a thing!

Vinda said...

I love your kitchen. It has so much more charm than today's modern kitchens have.