Monday, August 28, 2006

Beauty in the Kitchen

At last I got around to replanting the kitchen window planter that sits on on a shelf of quarry tiles behind the kitchen sink. My last attempt, impatiens, did not do so well. But look at these begonias!

Last weekend's find--cheap and charming canisters. Also my towering stack of dishcloths next to the sink; we use 6-8 a day for various cleaning and wiping activities. We are *not* a sponge family.


Amanda #1 said...

Finally! Someone else who doesn't use sponges! I can't even stand the idea of using a soggy, luke-warm dishcloth. The thought of using a festering, germ-laden sponge makes me shudder.

Of course, all my friends think I'm off my rocker and over reacting. Personally, I think a little extra laundry is worth peace of mind.

Roberta said...

Pretty begonias and very healthy.
Off topic: In your post on July 26th Recent Sewing Projects I like the color of your walls. Would you mind telling me the color and where you found it? I am preparing to paint my kitchen and wonder if it would be a good match.

Heather Anne said...

Breathtaking begonias! Where did you find anything so pretty at this time of year? I am seeing lot of mums here and the leaves are beginning to change a wee bit too. We are also a dishcloth family, and wew used to keep them in an antique book mailing box beside the sink, but now that they are a bit dingy from use they have been relegated to a drawer. Do you use a press cloth at all when you iron? I have 4 handknit sweaters washed and ready for pressing. My grandmother used a damp press cloth, but you don't hear of those much these days. I have a stained damask napkin that should do the trick.

Anna said...

My begonias were from the houseplant shelf at Wal-Mart. They are the prettiest ones I have ever seen.

Press cloth--only for super-delicate things. Then I use a thin linen dishcloth. I think any thin smooth linen or cotton would work just fine.

Wall color--that is "Lavendar Secret" (#1415) from Benjamin Moore in an eggshell finish. I do love that color and the way it changes in the changing light.

Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

I am thinking of switching to dish clothes. Could you let me know what you use to remove stubborn stuck on food? Thank you so much for your wonderful blog. My kids loved the oven baked fries recipe and I will be making them alot I can see!!

Anonymous said...

Begonias are definitely from Heaven!

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