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Monday, April 16, 2012

Favorite Things

Of all the rooms in my house my kitchen is my favorite one to photograph.






Of the vignettes in my home this one is my favorite.




My favorite new finds are:






I found these in Good Will last week.  They look vintage, whether they are or not, I don't know. The first one is of the Manitoba Legislative building in Winnipeg and the second one down is Government House, also in Winnipeg.  They are done by J. VanderSteel.  I like them, but don't particularly like where I put them.  Some things take time.




These are some of my favorite little people to take care of.  I do respite for a foster family here in town, I have these two every so often.  We went for a walk and it was windy and chilly, they insisted on staying at the park to play, but by the time we left they were very cold.  When we got back home they snuggled under a cozy blanket and watched The Berenstein Bears on my DVD player.
They are being moved to another foster family this week, so I won't see them again.  I have had lots of fun with them and will never forget them.

Have a wonderful week, my friends.

Hugs, Cindy


38 comments:

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH Cindy...I can see why your kitchen is your favorite to photograph...it really is wonderful! It inspires me to finish mine, but I change my mind so much...as you say, these things take time!

LadyV said...

What a great kitchen, I can see why it's your favorite room. I totally understand about giving time to find the right place for things. I most always change where I initially put something brought home from my treasure hunts.

Blessings,

Vee

Jenifer said...

I love your kitchen, Cindy. How sweet that you are a respite for a foster family! Love that!

Rebecca said...

Thanks for sharing "a few of your favorite things"....and you're right. Some things DO take time.

Elna said...

You have a lovely kitchen so I can understand that's your favorite.

Hugs
Elna

Millie said...

Your kitchen truly is pretty, and you have made some great decor changes to it. Those new prints are quite a find!

anangloinquebec said...

I am sorry that I have not been around. But I am back and just did some catching up on your blog. I absolutely love these photos of your kitchen. It is such a lovely space and so interesting.

Carol said...

Cindy,
I've said it before - your kitchen is my favorite room in your house! It is truly wonderful.
God bless the two little ones. I am sure you have made a difference in their lives.

Gail said...

How beautiful that you are a respite for a foster family Cindy! Hearing that has really touched my heart. Charlie and I have often said that we would love to do that. You know I LOVE all your favorites!! Hugs, Gail

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Cindy,
I love your kitchen too!! its beautiful!!
How wonderful you help with the kids, but how sad they are to change homes.It must be so hard on them..I am sure they will miss you so much. You have a heart of gold..
Big hugs, Elizabeth

miabellavintage said...

oh those kids have to move?????? So sad.

Too bad they still cannot come back to you to have some consistancy...good on you guys for doing that and their are so many things in your kitchen I love too.

Thanks for your comments. I have not been on looking around for a while!!

Shabby soul said...

Darling lady I can believe it's your favouite room: your kitchen is so welcoming and relaxing!
And you are a so generous sweet person... =)
Many hugs from me
Silvia

Sue said...

I too love your kitchen. So clean & fresh looking. Wow what a find your Winnipeg pics are. I would be thrilled. Breaks my heart for those dear children having to change families. I cannnot even begin to imagine how horrible that would be. I am sure they will not forget you!
Have a great week!
xoxo Sue

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Cindy, your kitchen is one of my most favorite rooms to visit!! It just looks so warm and welcoming and comfortable. Love it.

I know your love has made a mark in the lives of those sweet young souls. Awesome.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers. I can't begin to say how very much they mean to me. Thank you.

blessings ~ Tanna

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

And it is my favorite place to see in your home. I love it.

Pen Pen said...

Your kitchen is awesome...love all the white. I didn't know that providing respite care for foster families was an option. Sounds fun!

Pamela Gordon said...

Your kitchen is one of my favorites to see and visit Cindy. I love your decor and your style. I think it's wonderful that you do respite care for children. I'm sure they find a wonderful, loving environment in your home for the short time they are there. God bless you and your husband for sharing your heart and home in this way. Hugs, Pamela

nannykim said...

Kitchens are such special places. It is a shame they can't get in contact with you after their move. You would think friends would be keepers no matter what.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

You have such a lovely, pretty and cozy kitchen, so I can imagine why you love it! I too love to be in my kitchen, they are always conforting..the heart of the home. I also love your vignette with big cloche, my fav. Loved your sweet and kind visit. Have a blessed week. Hugs,
FABBY

FABBY'S LIVING said...

How nice and kind for you to have these two children with you for a while...how sad they get moved around so much. God bless them.
FABBY

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Your kitchen is one of the prettiest ever Cindy! I wouldn't be surprised if a magazine editor came calling to feature it in a magazine! Your kitchen, to me, is positively dreamy! Love it in every way! God bless you for doing respite care! I felt so sad that you won't be seeing those 2 girls again because I am sure that you a wonderful piece of their life! Angie xo

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Your kitchen is just divine!! I love the '1' flower pot :) Your newest follower, Laura

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Can you believe my kitchen is my least favorite to photograph? It's so bland to me. I love how your layout and the breakup between the cabinets, glass shelves, etc. Just love everything about it. I can see why it's your fave.
Bless those little girls. I bet they will never forget you either!

Rhonda said...

Hi Cindy, the Oklahoma tornadoes, this last batch anyway, were all in Western Oklahoma. They were not near us or your relatives either. But we did have 2 nights with fierce wind and heavy rain that kept most everyone awake.
Church attendance seemed light on Sunday morning, I think because nobody got much sleep over the weekend.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

p.s. I tagged you today. Do not feel obligated. Just thought it was fun.

Faye Henry said...

I love your kitchen, Cindy.. No wonder it is your favorite.. The cupboards with the glass door and the table and chairs and the high window.. I love it all and the color and the floors.. Perhaps, I should stop before I sound kind of envious.. grin..
Love to you dear friend..

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Cindy-- I've always loved your kitchen,...my favorite view is the one in your header.
As to opening your home to foster children, I'm not one bit surprised. You have the gift of 'hospitality'- and sheltering, just comes with it!
I'm sure you'll miss the children-- but perhaps God will put some others in your path, that need your kindness just as much!

many blessings to you, Pat

Bluebells and Lavender said...

Hi Cindy, lovely photos of your kitchen...you're an angel in disguise as well, aren't you? Blessings dear Cindy for a lovely week. Sharon:)

Ana said...

Oh Cindy,
You know I love, love, love that kitchen too. Great pictures.

And I just want you to know what a wonderful thing you are doing for these girls. You are the sweetest, kindest, big-hearted person ever. I am sure they will never forget you either.

Blessings and a great big hug,
♥Ana

PAT said...

I am so happy you enjoy photographing your kitchen because I love seeing it, Cindy!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Cindy,

I can see why. You have a beautiful kitchen.

Dee

Betty said...

Dear Cindy,
You are such a dear and caring person.
I am so happy that I found your blog.
I can understand that you love photographing your kitchen, with it's bright fresh and cosy atmosphere and the little vignettes you compose for all seasons and occasions. I love it too.
Happy days,
Betty

poppilinnstudios said...

Cindy, you are such a special lady. I'm sure you will always have a special place in the hearts of your little friends.
Love your kitchen too. It's so pretty and neat! I have 2 teens and there's always something on the table-homework, a dish, gym socks!!!
Hope your having a good week! :)
-Lynn

Pamela said...

I love your kitchen Cindy!!!
I would never leave it!

I have booked off the 16th and yes we must do lunch. Melissa will know where is best!

Pamela xo

Pondside said...

Your kitchen is surely the heart of your home, and it is beautiful.
Speaking of hearts....yours is so sweet to expand to include children who are being fostered. I can only imagine how cosy and sheltered they must have felt on your couch.

Sheila said...

Cindy - what a kind person you are to provide a home away from "home" for these too children. I'm sure they will remember the special times they spent in yur cozy cottage and those special memories may stay with them as they grow and become adults. Your peaceful home may become part of their dreams for the future!

Sheila said...

Sorry for the spelling errors - you know what they were - I should slow down before I press publish...

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

I love your kitchen, too! What a very special gift you give to the foster children who come into your home! I know they are loved immensely and I'm sure your heart aches to see them go.