My mom once said you can always tell how close someone feels to you when you visit them. If they sit you down in the living room, you’re not that close. If they sit you down at the kitchen table, you’re just like family. Of course, that presumes you live in a home with a kitchen big enough for a table of guests and not in an apartment with a kitchen that feels crowded when the cat comes in to watch you cook.
Fortunately, Barnesworth Anubis’s henlopen cottage from Collabor88 is big enough for kitchen friends. I added the beautiful cabinet from DRD’s Arcade gacha in the kitchen. It was a white white which made my kitchen walls look faded, so I tinted the wood. I love creators who let us do that.
It’s cake-baking day in my SL kitchen. Speaking of baking, a funny thing happened when I was back home visiting family. I was sorting through photos and came across the printout of my mom’s famous Sour Cream Raisin Pie that we sent in the thank you cards after her funeral. I showed it to my sister and said,”You know, I have never eaten one of mom’s pies.” She was surprised, but then confessed she had never had mom’s famous sour cream raisin pie, either, because she doesn’t like raisins. I chimed in that I hated raisins, too. For whatever crazy reason, we decided to make mom’s pie. So we did. Then we each took the smallest possible slice you could take without it falling apart and took a bite. Yeah, we still don’t like raisins and her husband got a whole pie for himself.
The cake baking and decorating paraphernalia is from Second Spaces. The kitchen appliances and cupboards are from Brixley. The lovely foods for a cookout are from Lost Junction and include a platter of watermelon, my favorite, some shrimp skewers and kebabs.
This art deco tea set from David Heather is just everything! My aunt Merry Christmas had a set just like this, along with an old fashioned art deco toaster, the kind that the sides drop down, exposing the coils and you flip the bread half way through toasting. She and her husband were good friends with F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald and for some reason, she just stayed in that time period while all the rest of the world progressed. She was wearing flapper dresses and a bob when she was in her 80s.
I do love those big open kitchens. That means while you are cooking, you are not cut off from the conversations in other rooms. I also love the Make Tacos, Not War sign from Floorplan. I loved the box it came in so much, I have it on the floor next to kitchen island from Brixley.
The dining table and chairs are from tarte and are ready and waiting for guests. The ceiling fan is from Half-Deer and is at Collabor88.
And of course, the corgi pup from Jian is eagerly anticipating spills and drips and other tasty accidents.
Items from The Arcade
DRD LN Cabinet
Brixley Farmhouse Kitchen cupboards, signs, fridge, stove, sink, island, shelf wall, rug, pantry, groceries sign, frames decor
Ariskea Stone Polish owl,
David Heather Gold Flower vases, Antique Tea Set -silver
Floorplan Neon Gacha More Tacos (and box it came in)
Jian beach Corgi – wanderer
Second Spaces Bake Me A Cake, toppers, tools, sugar canisters, spatulas, piping bags, cupcake stands, colorings, cake pans
tarte garden daffodils, garden dining table and chairs
Lost Junction Surfy Snacks Potato Chips and dip, King Prawns, Hawaiian Kebabs
Items from Collabor88
Half-Deer Breezy Ceiling Fan – Pearl White
Barnesworth Anubis henlopen cottage
Pilot Sugar and Eggs, Mixing Bowls
Second Spaces Minououveau Art Cutouts, Well-stocked pantry bowls
tarte lemon cake