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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Monday Musings : Back from my break and some great kitchens

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Wishing all my Northern friends, readers and fellow bloggers a wonderful Spring ...

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and an equally wonderful Autumn to all in the South.


We have had a very relaxing Easter break with a few celebrations thrown in. An Easter lunch for friends....

...the table decorated with birds, eggs and a nest...

... my babies turned 10! This beautiful cake was made and iced by their 12 year old brother!

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My husband and I celebrated our 17th anniversary...

...and our new puppy, Blossom, turned 4 months.

 I'm happy to be back to blogging and I can see that I have lots of gorgeous posts to catch up on.

Having spent quite a bit of time in the kitchen during the holiday's, got me to thinking about kitchens and how one can always do with a bit more space than one has!  Especially when you are entertaining! Here are some lovely, spacious kitchens for you to enjoy.

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So much space to move around in (you need it when you are sharing it with 2 dogs, 4 boys and a husband!)

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Love the blond wood and steel windows.

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Love the wide floorboards, grey cabinets and chairs.

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Love all the counter space and absence of overhead cupboards.

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Love everything!

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Love the oversized clock and subway tiles.

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Just gorgeous!

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I will be back soon with another South African home to show you.

Till then...

Sharon x


  1. Wow it sounds like you were busy the whole week with celebrations...Happy belated Anniversary. I hope your twins had a wonderful day too and they're very handsome young men! You're puppy is so cute! Now one question...any cake left it looks yummy!

    As for those kitchens it looks like you and I have the same taste because I want them all especially the second kithcen. Can you image having ceilings that high?

    It's wonderful to have you back Sharon!


  2. Hi Sharon welcome back! Thank you for these gorgeous kitchens you posted, I will keep them close at hand this Spring for our kitchen redo. N.xo

  3. Welcome back Sharon, I took a little break too while the kids were home. LOVE your Easter table and LOVE all those beautiful kitchens! Belated Birthday wishes to those cuties! Blossom is a little cutie too!

  4. Wow love your gorgeous Easter setting, its magazine worthy!! Your boys are precious..happy bday! And that first picture with the tall blossoms is gorgeous.

  5. Missed you Sharon and your beautiful images. So glad your back!

  6. Welcome back Sharon. Your break sounds lovely with lots of celebrations. It's hard to pick a favourite out of those kitchens. They are all equally gorgeous. Look forward to the South African home coming up. Have a lovely day! Leahx

  7. Welcome back!
    Belated birthday wishes to your boys ... and the puppy ... and to the two of you on your anniversary! Hubby and I just realised this morning that this is our 17th year together (married for 14 in June).

    PS. About those lunch boxes, just put some slices of that cake into them ;-)

  8. Happy birthday boys!..and impressed by big brother for baking a cake- now that is special!
    Sharon ,your Easter table looks so inviting and special,very lucky guests to be spoiled with such style. have a lovely week,hugs Colette

  9. Gosh Sharon, there is a lot going on at your place. Happy Anniversary to you and your beloved and Happy Birthday to your lovely boys. The table looks tasteful and gentle. Love the kitchen images. Have a great week, love Linda x

  10. Glad you're back...happy fall. What is it about kitchens? These are some of the prettiest. Thank you.

  11. Just found your blog, very inspiring. New Follower.


  12. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! Happy birthday to your handsome boys! And to the 12 year old who made the cake...well done!! I adore the chairs at your table! They are so pretty! That first kitchen you show with the brick floors and the wood beams is just ridiculously gorgeous! No one should be allowed a kitchen that spectacular! ;)

  13. What a wonderful and happy post. So full of positive energy and love.
    Happy birthday to your 'big boy' - 10 is such a milestone and I can only imagine the pride of receiving such grand celebration.
    Also a happy anniversary to you and your husband. 17 years - that is lovely and I hope you got to sneak away for some one on one celebrations. So important to remember how it all started!

    What a cute puppy. A new baby in the house! :)

    Enjoy all the blessings you have and thank you for this lovely post.

    x Charlotta
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