Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Our kitchen is a little unconventional, having a love seat, rocking chair and tea table, but we rather like it that way. In the summer, we position the love seat and rocking chair opposite each other and put the tea table in the middle. Now that the fall air has that tell-tale bite, it is time to get cozy. To that end, I have re-arranged the kitchen furniture.
The first order of business was moving the hooked carpet right up next to the stove. It is a perfect place for children to play, all snugly and warm! Then, I pulled the love seat toward the wood cook stove, at an angle, to capture more of the enveloping warmth. I moved the tea table out and replaced it with an old library podium positioned between the love seat and the rocking chair. I slipped a wooden box, that houses a Petromax gas lamp, right up next to the love seat, so the person sitting on that end would have a handy spot to put her teacup. Not having the tea table lets us stretch out toward the fire and warm our tootsies on a cold winter night.
I can't wait for the snow!