27 June

the stove in our kitchen 

from whence all good things come


there are no gorgeous back splashes at our house

only the old horsehair plaster walls

which are in a very sad state of disrepair

 above the stove in our kitchen hangs art-work

created by our family members

and this is one of my favorite views

When we have company

we sit at the round table in the dining room

those who don't face a window with an ocean view

face a mirror reflecting the view

I choose the only seat in the room that doesn't have an outside view

so the stove in our kitchen is what i see

friends and family gathered 'round

loving - laughing

enjoying a feast

brought forth from the stove in our kitchen


  1. Lovely! Thanks for sharing the feast of love that comes from your stove.

  2. How appropriate the last lines of the Gaelic blessing (above) are to my thinking this week.
    "Deep peace of the gentle night to you.
    Moon and stars pour their healing light on you."

  3. Oh that was lovely. I would gladly take your seat and view in such a dining room of love and grace. We should have a "look At my stove" post day

  4. Beautiful post. You are a very thoughtful hostess.

  5. It's a lovely view, all on its own. Super charming, that's for sure!

  6. The joy of sharing a meal with family shines through your words. A wonderful kitchen!

  7. A "hearth" in any home, in any form, is its center, the source of warmth and nourishment both for the body and the soul; a beautiful place to rest the eye.

  8. So many memories of standing in front of that stove...I'm sure you have! I think, as stay-at-home-mothers and wives, we probably spend more time in front of our stoves and kitchen sinks than anywhere else. I LOVE every moment like that. :) I can sense that you do, too. God bless you, sweet friend. :) Your kitchen is lovely.


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Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the gentle night to you.
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you

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