Saturday, May 16, 2015


My Mammaw had a saying for the passing of time with nothing much happening---“Well, things rocked on, and then . . .”   And I must say, things seem to have been rocking mighty slowly with the kitchen plans, but I do realize they’ve practically gone into warp speed, compared to most renovations.

So here’s where we are, two-weeks-today since the demolition, and five since we cleared out the kitchen for a possible date “soon.” 

I’m moving in a bit of tension-easing limbo today, after having slept for FOURTEEN hours.  Not many words to be had, and too much to say.

The dollhouse kitchen of my childhood dreams.  I'd collected enough paint swabs and swatches and enough of those colour-cards from the ninety-eleven home stores around town to paper the walls with THOSE if need be.   I told my painter "Sweet 'n' Low packet pink" and I think she nailed it.   There’s even a pink breaker-box.  

And so, moiré non, til the counter-tops arrive and I get those pink drawer-liners and silky-flowered curtains and all the other little preliminary anticipations into place. The sink is sitting here awaiting the countertops on Monday, and the new fridge arrives on Wednesday.   I planned my last kitchen with all the anticipatory joy and wishfuls as I did my first---this time just the way I wanted it, in pink and white, and everything to hand.

  I wish you as fulfilling a Pink Saturday as you’ve ever had.


Beverly said...

Wowzers! Much progress has been made. I know you are so excited, and I am so excited for you. Just imagine cooking in pink. Just the thought gives me a big smile.

Happy Pink Saturday, dear Rachel.♥

Kathy said...

I don't know how you are lasting so long without a kitchen. Mine was down for a week and I was going crazy.

I've never seen a pink kitchen. I can't wait to see yours. I bet it will be wonderful!

L. D. said...

My wife would love your kitchen. She has a pink bathroom and the outside of our house is painted a light red brown which some people label pink.I call it rose quartz.

LV said...

What you have gotten done looks very nice. Never would have thought of using pink, but I like it the way yours looks.

Patsy said...

I love pink and your kitchen will be so merry and cheerful.

Kelley said...

My, my, my! She love her some pink, now! I am nearly as excited as you are, girl!


donna baker said...

I love pink, but my husband would never let me do that. I'm going to go for a barely pink that he can't discern till it is too late.

Jeanne said...

Hello Rachel, I have been to your site a few times and never had the time to comment for one reason or another. I adore the pink and white so much. It will be a dream kitchen for sure. I love your Mammaw's quote."and then..." says a lot. Smile.
I am sure all the stress will end when your kitchen is 'done.' In the meantime, think pleasant thoughts and enjoy some nice weather when you can. Sleeping is good too!!!

I hope by this Pink Saturday we will see some positive changes. The perfect PS post.


Melinda Belle Harrison said...

I love your pink kitchen!

BeachGypsy said...

It is looking so pretty!! Love the shade! Keep us posted!

Marcia said...

To bring a childhood dream alive, priceless. Enjoy every "sweet" spoonful.
Thank you for stopping by my page, Rachel, and for your kind words. Added you to my reader, and look forward to more visits.
Happy pinks!

steelersandstartrek said...

I think the color is absolutely PERFECT. It's so.... Donna Reed (and I mean that in a very good way.)

Can't wait to see the final photos!

Kim S. said...

Saw it. Loved it. Perfectly pink! Will be back to see the finished project when we can! Still getting life straight here and taking a break to try to catch up with you!