Jane at Blackberry Brambles has proposed sharing pictures of the view from our kitchen sink.
I was hugely inspired by this idea—a simple notion and yet, such a gesture of friendship. After all, the kitchen sink is where we live, breathe, pray, watch the children playing out back, and (if you’re like me) heave the occasional sigh.
Who wouldn’t want a friend to join us?
Here is the view from Jane’s window.
Here is the view from Diane’s. Talk about cute kitchen help!
Here is one of the views from Suzanne’s.
Here are a couple of views chez Elizabeth. I love love love the artistic valances!
And here is the kitchen chez Marjorie’s moulin.
Here is Cheryl’s bright & sunny kitchen. (My favorite part, of course, is the baby on the rug.)
And another, this time a very cozy shot of Melissa’s lovely window.
This window must see a lot of activity, as it is located in the home of one of everybody’s favorite naturalists, Dawn.
This window, too, sees action, as our much-loved Cajun Cay has five beautiful children and an always fun, always bustling home.
Isn’t Ruth’s kitchen and view from the window lovely? I love the red and yellow!
And speaking of yellow, Paula’s kitchen is also very pretty! Kitchens and the color yellow are often the best of friends, I think.
Theresa’s kitchen sink has all the thoughtful little touches that you would expect from such a sweet lady: flowers on top of the cupboards, brightly colored mugs & boxes of tea nestled in the nooks, and a cute little snowman to keep her company as she blesses her family each day.
Lisbet’s photo of her kitchen sink comes with a set of lyrics that you may well want to print out and tape to your kitchen cupboard: Marie Bellet’s Without You.
My dear Texan friend ‘Meg has posted a triple perspective of her kitchen, and it is as lovely and inviting a room as any I’ve seen.
You must visit go visit Michelle at her kitchen sink, if not just to gaze in wonder and in love at all those little faces in her website banner!
KC’s photos, too, include a cute little cherub or two from her gang at The Cabbage Patch. To stop by and say hello to KC is always to say, “Oh! Aren’t they just sweet?”
You have to click on Mary Ellen’s photo to get the full perspective. How fun! It’s like, what’s to the right of the curtain?
Bridget’s sink looks warm & friendly. That’s the same impression I have of her!
Sarah’s kitchen, too, has all the essentials: a nice, big table; a cute little kid; and coffee!!!
To see a copy of Still Life with Blue View and Lemons, please visit Laura’s kitchen. Very cool photo.
Michele’s kitchen comes complete with three indentured servants. I’m jealous; not only do they seem willing to be there, they are also very cute.
Tell me, do you not think the view from this mom’s kitchen ranks among the best? She says that the sunsets are so beautiful that she almost (but not quite) takes them for granted.
And finally, here is the view from my kitchen (a double perspective):
Can you tell in the second shot that my sink is nice and shiny? 🙂
It’s true that when my kitchen is clean my head feels more in order. Having a friend come by to help me clean is even better!
So, friend. Feeling sad and lonely as you stand there at your sink? Post a photo! And we’ll join you!
In the spirit of friendship…
and with love.
Ed. note: I just discovered a beautiful post that Suzanne did back in September. (Well, Suzanne referred to it in her comment!) I missed this post the first time around! Suzanne, I love your idea that the kitchen sink is the “main artery” of the heart of our home, the kitchen. I tried and tried to think up a similar metaphor and couldn’t come up with anything!