Last week I showed you a formal tablescape in my dining room.
Although I enjoy having dinner in that room, my favorite place to
serve a meal is in the kitchen. Sometimes we eat at the breakfast
bar and sometimes it's the farmhouse table. Which ever spot we
choose, I serve it up from the island.
I love to have music playing in the background and I will tell you a little
secret ~ my house loves old music. You might think that I am a bit off for
saying so, but I believe that houses have soul. Now my house was built in
1948. It was lovingly designed by it's owner. In fact, the original blueprints
for the house were left in the kitchen. The family name is still on the door
knocker and I am not sure that I will ever have the heart to remove it.
This house grew up being well loved and well enjoyed by the family
who lived here. It has a very midcentury soul. Every corner of this home
is happy. The kind of station wagon in the driveway, Brownie, Girl Scouts
and Cub Scout meeting kind of happiness. I can envision many festive
Christmas mornings, Easter egg hunts in the backyard and bridge club
Not just any kind of music, but the music of it's birth. Every stud, beam and
eave resonates to the music of the 40's 50's and 60's. Nat King Cole,
Rosemary Clooney, Count Basie make the house smile and come alive.
So in the kitchen I honor this house by always playing the kind of music
that makes it smile. Fortunately we have a local music station that plays
this music all day long virtually uninterrupted. Now if I come to learn
that the classic radio station is only received at my house I will know that
I am living in a Twilight Zone episode ;-)
Bentley likes the old music too. I know this to be a fact
because I often pick him up in my arms and dance around the
kitchen with him. My Mom always did this with our dogs.
They loved it and Bentley does too!
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley