The kitchen of this beautifully built Laural Heights home. And some rambling thoughts...
As much as I might enjoy working in this spacious and well organized culinary center - it comes off to me as formal and uninviting. I'll be sharing Thanksgiving dinner with friends at a home a couple of hours north of here. The kitchen there (also with an island) opens into a comfortable living area. A large stone fireplace and overstuffed leather sofas invite a social gathering. The perfect place to deposit your overstuffed self after the meal. The large 'L' shaped room is anchored by the dining area. I say, that the best parties center around an inviting eating area.
Memo to self - I'll have to grab a photo...
Tomorrow is the American holiday of Thanksgiving. It is and always has been my favorite holiday of the year. Aside from turkey producers, cranberry bog owners, and potato farmers - the day of gratitude has remained fairly free of commercial exploitation - and its central idea is delightfully pure.
Have a happy and reflective Thanksgiving Day everybody - wherever in the world you happen to be.
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