Wednesday, May 28, 2014

What This Corner says to me

Mackenzie Childs Flower Market Tray

This corner of my kitchen counter sends me a message every morning when I walk in the kitchen to make coffee.

It is a message about friendship, the flea market, and zinnias growing-  three of my favorite things.


It’s about my dear friend Anna knowing that I would love this particular Mackenzie-Childs pattern and giving me the tray for my birthday.

She knew even though I didn’t know, that I would love it.

Friends know.

Mackenzie Childs Courtly Check Rattan Tray

It’s about my friend Mary Jo giving me a Courtly Check rattan tray and reminding me- every time I look

at it sitting on my kitchen counter-  that she has washed many dishes at my kitchen sink after one of our parties.



It’s about my daughter Lauren casually saying one day-

‘look what I found you at the flea market!’-

and handing me the two pieces above.  She found both of them in a box one Saturday morning.


And, it’s about my beautiful zinnias growing that have already given me ear to ear grinning pleasure this spring.

That’s what this corner says to me.

I hope you have a special corner too.


Linking to


Time Travel Thursday @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Garden Party @ Fishtail Cottage


Michelle said...

I love the vibrant colors with the black and white.

Simply LKJ said...

Love it! I used to have several MC pieces, but sold them when I remodeled our kitchen.

Sarah said...

Laura, this corner makes me smile with delight. You and I share a love of McK-C pieces. I have several pieces in Flower Market and the CC pieces too. The two your daughter found are gorgeous. I've not seen either of these before. Lucky you! Zinnias aren't growing in my garden. Wish they were!

Stacey said...

How gorgeous! You have such a way with words. :) My kitchen corner just started saying, "You need a MacKenzie Childs with flowers."

Pondside said...

I think I'd smile looking at that corner. The Courtly Check is a pattern that is rarely seen up here - I like it a lot. It's very cheery, isn't it?

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh it is a great corner and I love everything.

Creations By Cindy said...

I adore your corner! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Donnamae said...

This is a great your zinnias! ;)

Fit and Healthy Baby Boomers said...

What beautiful photos showing your memories. I love it and am inspired by it too. Thanks Sharon

Theresa said...

Love what your corner says! I LOVE that tray! So many pretty colors to make you smile! Have a blessed weekend dear friend, HUGS!

Cindy said...

I love your little corner of your kitchen. It would make me smile too. And I love your zinnias. I can't seem to get them to do well in my soil and they are one of my favorite flowers. So simple and sweet.

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

I love your special corner, Laura. I think it's wonderful and even healthy to have special nooks in and around our homes, a space that fills us with joy or peace.

Pura Vida said...

What this corner says to me in a very happy shout is

Pom Pom said...

Those are two great flea market finds, right? I love MC!
I love your kitchen thoughts, too!

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

I can feel a counter make-over coming on....thanks for sharing your lovely corner and thoughts. Vickie

Nancy's Notes said...

Laura, your corner is simply beautiful and the message is so sweet and so very special. Wonderful post~

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Judy said...

Laura, you have fallen off the radar this summer. I hope everything is well with you and your family and we will be seeing you post again soon.

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