Monday, March 12, 2012

Around the kitchen

Our temporary abode is quite tiny...
The kitchen is open concept to the dining and living areas.
Today i am sharing the corner of my kitchen!

It's sweet and the layout is actually great for cooking.

Besides using my cake plate for cakes and cookies
i like to use it to display pretty things.
This is a very old cream and sugar bowl.
It was given to my Aunt at her wedding shower.
She never liked it so i some how ended up with it.
I am so glad too because i have always loved it!

The nest is special too.  I brought it along with the Robin's egg
all the way from Ontario when we moved. 

My cooking corner... 
Everything at my finger tips.
Today is the first day of March break for the kids.
Here on the Island the kid's get TWO weeks!!
Sam is sick today so our plans for a mom /son day 
went out the window...
We were going to go to Victoria for the day.
Have lunch at his favourite Vietnamese restaurant as well.
I hate seeing him sick.  It stresses me out..i know 
all you mom's out there can relate.

So as i post these photos i am making homemade chicken soup
my secret ingredient is fresh lemon...
yum! Adds a nice Zing!
Along with the rime of Parmesan cheese.

I have had this burlap container of coffee
for years! My uncle brought it back for me
years ago from Mexico. 
I loved burlap even before the 
craze!  I am always ahead of my time
too bad it has never gotten
me anywhere!

The soup is simmering...

It's raining like mad here and how i wish i was in Florida right now!

Happy Spring break to all of you...hopefully my boy will be right as rain by Friday so
we can have our mom/son day in Victoria!

Thanks for stopping by!
Pamela xo


  1. Your cooking corner looks so pretty Pamela! Love your red transferware dishes. Hope your son is feeling better so you guy's can enjoy his school break!

  2. Hi Pamela! It is so nice to see that you are making your temp home so homey and nice. I can tell that you love your home and make it a real home for family. Love your little nest that you brought with you and the sugar/creamer that belonged to your Aunt.

    Blessings to you and I hope Sam is feeling better soon. I hate it when the kids are sick. xo Diana

  3. Hi Pamela, your cake plate, cream and sugar and sweet little nest are so gorgeous together. Love your cooking corner as well, very pretty. I do hope your son gets to feeling better soon! Wishing you a great week!!!
    Hugs~~~ Daphne

  4. Hi Pamela. You have some really sweet dishes and things to make pretty vignettes with. I love the platter above the stove and of course the dish rack with the pretty plates and, the cake dome. Very pretty. You have great decor ideas! I hope you get to enjoy your Victoria daytrip with Sam. Blessings, Pamela

  5. Hi's been such a long time! Your special touches in your kitchen are perfect. So you. It sounds like you are doing well. Sorry about your son. I hated it when my kids were sick too. Have a good spring break with Sam...hope you get to Victoria! Are you still working?

  6. I have just discovered your fun! Love your picutres and love finding inspiration from other blogs....
    come for a visit

  7. lovely photos!!! what do you think of this crazy weather we're having!?

  8. Pamela, your tiny kitchen is pretty and homey with your beautiful things in it. So sorry your son was not feeling well.

  9. Sorry to hear your son is sick and I hope your homemade chicken soup gets him to feeling better soon. Your little kitchen is just darling! My kitchen is small too and really it's easier to get around in. :)
    Be a sweetie,

  10. I like your pictures. Are you starting spring break before us?????? weird, G stayed home today because the power was out....

  11. I remember your Mom & son day last year.
    Hasn't the weather been dreadful? I hope Sam is better soon! I bet the chicken soup does the trick!

  12. I said in a previous comment that you would make anywhere you lived beautiful and I was right! x Sharon

  13. Sorry to hear your son is sick. It is always the worst to be sick during a school break. I hope he is feeling better soon and get to enjoy some nice weather.

  14. Happy Spring break ~ your little cozy kitchen corner is just delightful. Love the transferware. have a great week from Ontario ;-)

  15. Your kitchen is adorable! I love all the little touches. Especially the white pitcher with the wooden spoons. I might have to copy cat that!

  16. Hi Pamela! I love that cake plate and it looks beautiful the way you display pretty things. Your cooking corner looks so nice with all of your lovelies too! Love the shots you took. So sorry to hear Sam is not feeling well, hopefully you can do your mother/son Victoria trip before he goes back to school.
    It's starting to feel like "crunch time" for me...the calendar is getting so full and my stress level is high...feel like I haven't talked to you for so long! But, I've been wondering about you and how you've been. I will send you some "Las Vegas sunshine" without this wind!

  17. How I wish I could go to Victoria! My favorite is Market Square, the Needlepoint Shop downtown, driving along Dallas Rd, and lunch at ReBar (if you haven't been, you MUST GO!!'s downtown). I hope your son is better soon so you can have a fun trip! Also, your kitchen accessories look great. I especially love your transferware.

  18. Hi Pamela,
    I hope Sam gets better real soon, it is very sad when our kids are sick. I phoned my daughter's house today and her eight year old answered, my girl was sick in bed with a migraine. It bothers me to know she's ill and she's 33. So yes, I get it.
    Your little kitchen is big on style, you have decorated it beautifully.
    I'm also sorry that it's so rainy there, but that's what it does there. I'm so glad I'm here, we had a beautiful sunny day with temps of 12 deg!!!! I had the windows open and I could hear the birds singing sweetly.
    Have a lovely day.
    Hugs, Cindy

  19. I love your idea of displaying cute things in your cake plate. Much better for the waist line than a chocolate cake. Ha! Your kitchen is sweet! I'm sorry your Sam is sick - I hope he gets feeling better soon!
    xo Catherine

  20. What a pretty kitchen, love the sugar bowl and creamer. I hope your son is better and the two of you get to go on your outing.

  21. Thanks for posting Mellisas home...can't believe she is moving! After all that beautiful work...ah well some lucky family will enjoy it!
    I love that you have a cooking matter the size of your home & kitchen ..we all tend to cook in a special spot. I have my cooking corner too...and it gets the job done!

  22. What a precious cozy little kitchen, and pretty photos too! You have such a touch, you make everything pretty. Did you move recently?? I think somehow i missed that...
    I love the idea of a touch of lemon in the chicken soup, very clever.


  23. LOVELY PICS:) I really like your much nice inspiration everywhere. I wish you a great and sunny week:)

    LOVE Maria at

  24. I love your cake plate vignette. Sorry that your son was sick. Hopefully, he's better now. Are you back to normal Spring weather now?

  25. Your platter is wonderful! I love the cake plate's dual purpose too - I have moved a little hummingbird nest 3 times. I only wish I had an egg in it...
    Hope hope everyone is feeling well at your house.

  26. I'm laughing at "having everything at my fingertips". My kitchen in my new apt. is about the same. Not much counter space for sure. I pretend it's a Parisian kitchen!

  27. Love the red and white transferware dishes.
    I hope the weather there is the same as here in Ontario. Warm...
    Sorry to hear that your son is sick. I hope he has recovered.
    The chicken soup probably helped.

  28. Your cooking corner is fantastic and amazing. I love this plate design and material so much. Its very useful things share wioth us. I really like this pix too.

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I love love reading all your comments!! They mean so much to me...thank you..Pamela xo