I cannot write this post without first thanking you for the over 200 amazing comments on yesterday’s post.
I read every single one! I read them to my husband. I forwarded some to my sister. My dad and I were talking about them today. (He read every single one too.) Honestly, if you need encouragement, you may want to go read them too. They were amazing!
Your comments were heart-felt, loving, humbling, praise worthy, gracious, kind, heart-breaking, joyous, compassionate, empathetic, encouraging, and I could go on and on.
I cried as I read the comments too.
I wish I could write every single one of you back. I really, sincerely do. But I just don’t know if time will allow it. Please know that if I could, I would hug each of you. I would invite you to meet me at Panera, and we would talk for hours over soup and salad about life and blogs and everything in between! Wouldn’t that be the best thing ever?!
That post was hard for me to write. I cried as I wrote it. And it took me almost two hours to write.
But I am so glad I did.
God is using YOU and this blog to continue to grow beauty in my broken places.
I praise HIM!
Now let’s talk “kitchen”, want to?
Many of you asked about the lighting in my kitchen.
Truth be told, there’s not much of it.
We have installed recess lighting above the shelves, but that is all the light we have in that room right now.
I do not want to hang lights in the middle of the room or above the table right now, because I am not sure how I want the room to look yet.
We may be creating a new space for the table, and I may or may not be putting an island in the center of the kitchen. Until I make those decisions, I do not want to install anymore lighting.
But I do want a light for above the kitchen sink. Doesn’t the window look bare without my Christmas wreath?
I took the wreath down to try and figure out what type of light I want to put there.
Of course, I could always put in a light above the sink like the one below. I call those “school house” lights, and they are very characteristic of older homes. (I like that island too, don’t you?)
Here are some more “school house” lights…
I also thought about putting a mini chandelier above the sink to give the kitchen a little “bling.” Isn’t this one gorgeous?…
Here is the look of a lantern above the sink. I like it too!
These are probably my favorite. I would only want one over my sink, but oh my goodness! Aren’t they gorgeous?! I would love to wash dishes under those beauties!!
And I love these mercury glass pendant lights! I found this picture on a site where it is just a list of emails talking about a subject, so I couldn’t find a source. Someone called this pendant light an Argento pendant light. I googled it, and these babies are hundreds of dollars!
But I think it would look AMAZING over my kitchen sink!! I’m wondering if I could find a cheaper version somewhere else?
This last picture is just a glass pendant light. It is simple and beautiful, so maybe I should go with something like this?
What type of light do you think
I should put above my kitchen sink?
(Inspiration pictures in the comments are welcome!)