Thursday, January 2, 2020

The Gathering Place

It wasn't that long ago when I found myself surrounded by countless boxes that needed to be unpacked.  Though boxes were labeled with the appropriate rooms where the contents belonged, the movers were creative with their placement of said boxes.  I remember feeling very overwhelmed and completely lost.  Lost where to even start unpacking and where would I put what I unpacked.  Thankfully, apart from a few stray boxes and the craft room, everything is now in its place.

 The kitchen was the most difficult for me to unpack and put away.  Though the house is as big as our last one, there is much less kitchen cabinet space.  Don't get me wrong.  I do love our new home.  I just needed to figure out what to keep and what to donate.

I decided that if I could just get one area of the house put together then I might not feel so discouraged.  I chose to focus on the coffee bar buffet.  After all, coffee makes the world go 'round.  At least my world.


Here is a peek at the (pre-holiday decorated) coffee bar buffet.  I believe the previous owners used this as a wet bar.  The far left lower cabinet is a small refrigerator.  The other lower cupboards hold coffee accessories, canning jars, and various decorative tableware.  The upper cupboards hold teapots, teacups, coffee mugs, pitchers, and vases.

Tomorrow I will share photographs of the area decorated for the holidays with sweet closeups!

10 comments:

  1. Hi Gina, I'm glad you're all moved in. You'll have the new place all nice and cozy in no time I'm sure. I'm happy to follow you here in your new writing space.
    xx Beca

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    1. Hi Becca. So nice to see you again! xo

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  2. it does make things go smoother when you feel like you have something accomplished, sounds like you are coming along pretty well and good to hear that you are enjoying your new home too. The coffee bar is so neat, love the design!
    Happy New year!

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    1. Connie, it is so fancy. I'm not used to it yet. I love that there is a light that I can turn on just under the top cupboard and it highlights the coffee/cocoa area.

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  3. Gina, I love your coffee bar area! The cabinetry is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Robin. Me too! I'm not a huge fan of mixed woods but it is growing on me. ♥

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  4. How nice to have a special place for your coffee....we love our coffee here too! So glad you are getting things in order, the way you want them. What a great way to start the new year! Sweet hugs! Happy new year!

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    1. Happy New Year, Diane! Yes, coffee is the biggest part of my food pyramid. :-)

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  5. Happy New Year Gina! I completely understand the difficulty in moving, and trying to find new places for everything. It is always such a challenge, but like you, finding one space to completely make my own helps me to feel settled by at least having one place to look at that is finished. I love your coffee bar, it has everything you could possibly want for coffee!!! I got your card, so sweet of you to send! Praying many sweet blessings for you in 2020!!!

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    1. Marilyn, thank you for your prayers and sweet wishes. This house is beginning to feel like home. xo

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