Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My Kitchen Window

In every home we have lived in I have always had a window at the kitchen sink.  Sometimes it has been a lovely view, sometimes just the house next door.  But no matter the view I always make it something pretty to look at and I often change the look. 

These little birds are back in the kitchen again. 

sitting on a tray on the kitchen island

It's spring and so that means daffodils and yellow. I love yellow because it is such a cheerful color.

I like the way the light comes through the kitchen window at various times throughout the day.

Most of the blue glass is put away for now.

Daffodils smile at me.
Some fake daisies fill a yellow vase and brighten the countertop. 

One of my roosters gets a place of honor.

Little chickens find a place to roost beside the hellebores.

In the morning my kitchen is quite dark, until the sun slowly works its way around to that side of the house.

Ruth Bell Graham, Billy Graham's wife had a sign above her kitchen sink that said,
"Divine service performed here three times daily."
I like that.  I am not just washing the dishes and preparing meals I am doing something that pleases God and blesses my family.

I love my kitchen window and I have a saying above my kitchen window too.

Rhondi xo


  1. I do love the writing above your window, Rhondi. I've also had a window above the kitchen sink in every house. At one time it was great to be able to watch the children in the back yard - do mums do that anymore? I can't think of too many young mums that stand at the sink after dinner and keep an eye on little ones - the little ones seem to all be watching TV or sitting at a keypad.
    Your window is gorgeous!

  2. Just lovely! Your kitchen makes me SMILE!

  3. Your kitchen is so welcoming Rhondi! I love the colors, the sun shining through....well just EVERYTHING!

  4. Rhondi,
    What a gorgeous kitchen window. Of course I adore that blue glass against your yellow. I love the words written over the kitchen sink too.

  5. I could be very happy in your cheerful kitchen. I adore the colors and love how you have assembled your pretty things. I also enjoyed seeing how it looks at different times of the day.
    Your daffodils are ahead of ours. I have nice fat buds, but no flowers yet. I love your hellebores too. Your post today started my day on a happy note. Thank you for that.

  6. The verse above your lovely kitchen window is one of my favorites. I like what Ruth Graham had above hers also. We are to do all with a grateful heart and as unto the Lord.

    I love your blues and yellows. Your kitchen makes me feel happy.


  7. Rhondi, your blog, every photo, and every writing, blesses my heart. The saying of Ruth Graham's and yours, above your sink, should be in every woman's kitchen, as a reminder of whom she serves..."do everything unto the Lord"...then nothing is too difficult or tedious. And your blue and yellow kitchen is the most beautiful I have oozes cheer and invitation to fellowship...I love it!

    God bless,

  8. Your kitchen window...and all your kitchen that you show so lovely. I enjoyed perusing your photos and even took a closer look on a couple of them. Your blue and yellow is stunning and all your little things so pretty. This post is good enough to eat!

  9. Hi Rhondi! Oh, what a lovely place to be in the kitchen! Love the saying over your window and that's a good one to remember. I love your blues and yellows and look at how you've arranged everything. This part of your kitchen looks alot like mine! I have little glass shelves in the window too and a cooking peninsula across from the sink. I'm loving all of your darling accessories.
    I love coming over.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. Rhondi, that is one beautiful little spot! It would make me happy to work there. I too love the saying above the window. I'll be singing that song all day now!

  11. Hello there Rhondi,

    I love what you've posted today, so lovely!.., All of the blue and white and yellow; "I'm in dish and teatime heaven' my dear!

    Do pop over and visit me sometime for tea; What delights so very much, me is all of the 'tea and table scape lovers', so to speak, joining joyfully together for many delightful memes and visiting each other in 'blogland'! so much fun!..,

    Have a marvelous day sweetie!

    Hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

  12. Oh Rhondi. Each time I open up your blog, it makes me sigh. I love the blue and white together. And your kitchen with the window and shelves is so lovely.

  13. Your kitchen is so cheerful and pretty. I always love your blue accessories and I love them even more with yellow:>)

  14. Is there anything prettier than yellow accents in a blue and white room?
    Can I come live with you?

  15. Your kitchen is wonderful - the 'trim' in the back splash above the sink - is that a mosaic you did yourself - it is such a wonderful accent! I love the way you displayed your plates -

  16. What a happy, relaxing, comforting and joyful kitchen you have. You are so talented and have such a creative eye. Thanks so much for sharing. Must be a joy to do dishes in that delightful spot.

  17. Your kitchen is inspiring, Rhondi! The message above the sink is wonderful!


  18. I see that writing, Rhondi, and I love it! Love the happy window, too. One could love to wash dishes with all that cheerfulness staring you in the face. I bet you have the cleanest dishes in town! :-)



  19. Oh I love all of your wonderful yellow in your kitchen. I just added a bunch to mine. Really makes me smile too. I love your saying above your window. Your kitchen is gorgeous and so beautifully decorated. Hugs, Marty

  20. Gasp! Drool! Swoon! I looooovvvvvvveeee it! Love the blue and yellow... Love the rooster... Love.

    Necel from the Old House in Texas

  21. Love your window, what a joy it must be to stand there and work. The sunlight streaming through all the yellow and blue is so pretty, and the bible verse above it is so perfect. And of course it goes without saying I think no kitchen window is complete without a rooster! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  22. Rhonda, your kitchen is absolutely darling!!!I love roosters too, my husband not so much!!!

  23. Hello Rhondi...what a beautiful kitchen window! I love yellow ...I suppose that's obvious from my blog...but it makes me happy even on the darkest days. There's something about mixing yellow and blue's together that is just so classy...I love it! Thank you for sharing this with us today...even though it's raining here it was like a little ray of sunshine. Have a wonderful evening....Maura

  24. How pretty, all the blue and yellow. Of course, I love the rooster!

  25. Rhondi, what fun it is to see your cheerful kitchen. Blue and yellow are a favorite combination for me. How nice to have a window above your sink. I can just imagine you spending time in this sunny room.

  26. So pretty- such a warm and cheery color combination!

  27. Your white, blue and yello kitchen is so pretty. I love the writing above your sink.

  28. You have indeed made your kitchen window pretty!Love the verse you wrote too.


  29. Rhondi,
    This is just beautiful. Your kitchen reminds me so much of my kitchen in my cape cod. I love the blue and yellow together. So happy!

  30. Hello Rhondi, your kitchen is beautiful and its sending me a message that you are beautiful inside and out! Have a wonderful day today.

  31. Your kitchen is so beautiful must love "working" in it....I can tell that it is filled with Love.
    All the glorious blue accented with cheery yellow is lovely...truly a happy place.
    Cheers :)

  32. Your kitchen is beautiful. I love the yellow walls with all the blue and white china. The glass shelves in front of the window are lovely filled with all the china and flowers. What a pretty and cheerful room.

  33. Rhondi.....Your kitchen is just darling! It is so cheerful and warm!~Patti

  34. Hi Rhondi,
    I love your kitchen window so full of sunshine and life! It's just wonderful.
    Take care and enjoy your day,
    hugs, Elizabeth

  35. You have a lovely sunny and cheerful!

  36. What a feast for the eyes and the heart! Oh that deep blue and the sunny yellow together. Love it! =)I too enjoy the shadings and sunshine the different time of day bring.

  37. I just love what you have done with your kitchen. We are planning on doing something with ours soon and you have given me some great ideas.

    Thank you for sharing.


  38. (((((Rhondi))))

    What a glorious kitchen window!!! I love it! Your photo is so inspiring - just as lovely as can be. You have the golden touch in all that you do. What a talent you are.


  39. Your kitchen is such a wonderful place! You've added sweet touches of yourself and the beauty of God's creation to a room that often gets passed by. I have been thinking of adding a shelf in my kitchen window and you have inspired me with yours. Love that saying of Ruth Graham Bell's.

  40. What a lovely kitchen, Rhondi! I love the blue and cheerful!
    I am joining you for Tea this week..
    Thank you!


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