This is the second post showcasing this years Halloween decorations around my home. Although the kitchen is not decorated all that much, there is just enough to know that fall has arrived.
The kitchen is tough to decorate because taking up any space on the counters would be counter-productive. I do manage to put a few homemade ceramics here and there, but most of the decorations have to be displayed on the top of the fridge, ovens, and breakfast bar — which has never been eaten at in the 20 years we’ve lived here.
The ceramic pumpkin that sits center on the breakfast bar was made by my Great Grandmother and handed down to me by my mother. It is one of the few decorations I have in my collections made by her and one that I hold very close to my heart. Seeing it every morning when I come into the kitchen to make coffee stirs wonderful memories of her and the time I spent with her. I wish I had appreciated her more while she was with us, but am thankful I have my memories and a few trinkets to keep her spirit alive.
The nook’s decorations are limited to the table. Being that this table is eaten at three times a day, a centerpiece and tablecloth are about all I can manage.
Even though it might not be the easiest room to decorate without putting things where they would get in my way, I love to have the kitchen decorated because that is where I spend the majority of my time every day. Even the slightest bit of festivity warms the soul, something that makes doing something as mundane as washing dishes just a bit more enjoyable, and for this I am — Simply Grateful.