I have done numerous posts about the steady erosion of the Home Depot kitchen in the carriage house, and the process of revealing the many layers of history regarding kitchens long lost.
There were fragments and whispers of the original 1921 kitchen.
There were bits and pieces of the circa-1950 kitchen.
And there was the…EEEEEEK!!!!!!!…Home Depot kitchen.
In my quest to create a new kitchen for the carriage house, but one which complements the 1921 conversion of the 1894 structure (I know, a complicated history!), my decades of experience as an architectural designer will be sorely tested.
I am still uncertain how it will all turn out, but do know that green will be a theme.
So, you can appreciate the why of the green, right? Even though I am conveniently and willfully ignoring that green sinks only became available in the 1930s. White was the standard in the 1920s.
Anyway, yesterday I arrived at the Cross House. As is my usual pattern upon arrival, I opened the solid double front doors, revealing the glittering beveled-glass inner doors. This lets people know that the house is, well, active; that something is going on; and that people are coming and going. And the beveled-glass doors are so pretty, too. They are the kind of doors one is simply compelled to show off.
Just as I turned to go back inside, something captured my special attention.
A box. A small box. Sitting on the oak outer threshold.
I was touched by this, and will certainly use the set.
What a lovely, unexpected gesture.
Thank you, Lynn. And may your Christmas be merry!
Happy holidays to all!