I am extremely particular about the view out of the kitchen window. In Texas, our view was the fence about three feet away and the neighbors above ground cement bunker they had built, thinking a hurricane would blow them away, just like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. That's a horror story unto itself, which I will write about in another post, so the view out of my Maine House window was breathtaking everyday. The woodlands, the snow falling, the wildlife we saw, the incredible sunsets....it was a gift everyday!
This was our new farmhouse table with the new ladder back chairs. I thought if fit beautifully in the style of a formal Colonial New England Home. I simply adored the hardwood floors. The sun would filter in during the day and make for a beautiful and warm kitchen. I miss that!
I loved this kitchen. I loved it when I first saw it and at that time, it looked completely different than this. I think you make the house yours. It either has you at hello, or it doesn't. My heart does not require granite or stainless steel appliances as HGTV tells you is a must have nowadays. If you have good appliances that work beautifully, what's wrong with black or white? Do we live in a throw away society of tossing out good quality homegoods? Well, I enjoyed being a homemaker here...absolutely loved it!
The Divine Miss M, who has a great deal of experience being a real estate agent, reminds me that today's home buyers do not share my way of thinking. They do not look at square footage, nor do they give thought to the view from the kitchen window. They will immediately look at a room and disregard it if it is not the color, layout or have the latest and greatest of everything. Today's consumer......what we valued yesterday, may not be what is valued today. Onward and upward old girl!