Monday, November 26, 2012

In The Kitchen

Hey everyone!  I hope you had a fine Thanksgiving with lots of the important things . . . family, friends, and of course, food!  We traveled to Landis to spend the day with Rob and Trisha.  Then on Saturday, they drove over here to see The Coffee Cup in person.  Rob even made a post over on R & T's Podding Blog about their visit.  If you'd like to read it, just go HERE.

Little by little I'm getting her decorated with the items I've collected over the past year.  My main focus has been on the "kitchen".  I made the decision early on not to put in a sink or stove.  Based on my experience camping in SplashT@B for the last six seasons, I knew that I wouldn't be doing any actual cooking inside.  So I opted for counter space instead and will continue doing my cooking outside.

Three of my vintage-style tin coffee signs are in place.  The smaller square ones fit perfectly on the upper cabinet doors.  I attached them with industrial Velcro, so they aren't going anywhere!  The reason I know this is that the ones I attached to SplashT@B's walls are still in place after the coldest days in winter and the hottest days in summer.  The third sign that is sitting on top of the backsplash, leaning against the wall, was given to me by my Sister in Tennessee, Sharon Lambert.

I love the little black Emerson microwave and it fits nicely on the counter.  This is the same one that many T@Bbers have and The Coffee Cup will share it with SplashT@B when the 2013 camping season rolls around.  The same goes for my black Keurig.

I'll use the little brown tin that Sandi gave me to put sugar packets and creamers into.  It's just the right size and it's a good fit for the area between the Keurig and K-cups in the basket.  I still need to find my coffee cookbooks, but for right now, the Bobbsey Twins, Rebecca's guest book, and Book One of the Coffee Cup Trilogy will occupy the space beside the microwave.

The long wooden box that you see on top of the microwave is from my Grandmother Ritchie's sewing machine.  She had the Singer treadle model with four pull-out drawers.  I've always kept art supplies in the boxes, but I re-purposed this one for holding three of my favorite coffee cups.

I haven't actively collected menus and brochures from coffee houses, but I do have these three that I've gathered.  The vintage one on top is from Bright Angel Lodge Coffee Shop in Grand Canyon National Park.  It's way cool isn't it?  This photo also gives you a good look at my countertop laminate . . . it's a retro boomerang pattern in blacks and grays.

I appreciate you coming by today.  Have a great week as we move into the Christmas season and remember . . .

"Camping and Coffee . . . Life Is Good!"

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