Now that I have a camera, although not much skill yet in using it, several of my friends have suggested that I should publish some photos of my kitchen. If not the entire kitchen, at least the stove, they insist. My friend Susan even went so far as to insist, “You are your stove”.

It’s true that I do have an amazing stove and an even more amazing kitchen. Not to brag, but I don’t know anyone I would trade kitchens with. Of course, most of my friends are teachers, which gives you an idea of the financial bracket we are in. Still, my kitchen is pretty great.

I have this amazing kitchen only because my talented brother-in-law Kelly completely remodeled my entire house about 8 years ago and designed a fabulous gourmet cook kitchen for me. Shortly after the remodeling was complete, I had a couple of my little nieces (age four) spending the night. One of them was my precocious niece Amanda. She sat at the kitchen table as I was making breakfast, looked around at the shining new kitchen, and said, “Well Aunt Kalyn, I will say one thing about your kitchen.” “What’s that Amanda?” I said, wondering what was coming. “You certainly didn’t remodel your stove,” she said.

It’s true that in the remodeling I kept my circa 1940 gas stove, with barely working oven but huge cooktop. It also has a broiler that swings out. Now that retro stoves are so in, I could probably sell it for some serious money, and I might do it some day.

Anyway, here’s a taste of Kalyn’s Kitchen.

There are brass rods to hang pans over the stove and over the sink both. (I’m in heaven.)

My amazing stove which I love, even though the oven is slightly screwed up (and it would cost me nearly $400 for a new thermostat.)

I have a HUGE refrigerator with water and ice in the door, and another upright freezer too.
Hope you enjoyed seeing my kitchen.  (I know I’m spoiled. But remember, I’ve been teaching school for many years to get a kitchen this good.)  The photos don’t really do it justice, due to my lack of skill with the camera, not the lack of great kitchen design by Kelly.

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