Friday, September 19, 2008

Kitchen Table = Sacred Object ~ Thought Provoking Post

( My Sacred Kitchen Table )

( Carved A )

( Dining Room Table )

( Kitchen Table Memories )

Kathie over at Two Frog Home wrote a post about the kitchen table , I loved this post and thought it was worth sharing , it was very thought provoking for me , please go to to read her post.

I've never thought about the kitchen table as being a Scared place , but after reading her post I thought about it and realized , it really is the most Sacred place in my home too. Our kitchen table and dining room table hold many special memories and new ones are made everyday around it.

The photo above shows my old farm table I bought at an antique store about 6 years ago . It has the letter A carved into it , our last name starts with an A , I guess I was drawn to that table because of the A. Our dining room table was handcrafted by a friend my DH went to school with , he passed away a couple years after we got it , it's very Special to us.

~ Kitchen Table Memories ~

Family Meals & Prayers
Preparing Meals
Making Homemade Biscuits
Making Birthday Cakes
( The most recent ~ Fire Truck Cake )
Company , Coffee and Gossip
A Place to do Homework
A place to do Art / Finger Painting
Playing Board Games / Cards
Making a Table Tent
Carving Jack-o-Lanterns for Halloween
Thanksgiving Feast
Making Christmas Gifts / Ornaments
Making Pinecone Bird Feeders
Valentine Cards & Ornaments
Working on Science Projects
Spelling Bee Study
Preparing for Cook-outs / Birthday Parties
Dying Easter Eggs
Making Cupcakes & Decorating
Making Cookies
Canning and Preserving Food
Serious Family Business
( Sometimes Tough Decisions )
(Crying ~ Laughing )

So many Special times and Wonderful memories are made around the kitchen table , it's definitely a Scared Place. Please share a memory about your kitchen table.

~ Kitchen Table Blessings ~


Lib said...

Hi Joyceann,
Love your photo's. I love oil lamps.
Our Kitchen table is red/white/crome 1940s-1950s table, lots of sweet memories has been made waround the table, games played,Troubles shared, happy times shared. Thanks for the post does make you stop and think:o)
HAve a great wkend!

Katie said...

I'm a bit jealous of your table, it is gorgeous! I'm so honored that my post was thought provoking for you. I love reading your thoughts about the sacred kitchen table.

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Beautiful JoyceAnn!

While reading this my mind
went back to my childhood
memories with my Dad and
Brothers sitting down for
dinner and the green frosting
girlfriends and I made for a cake.

Also went back to the memories
in my favorite home I lived in
with my children out in the country. My kitchen table which
now is in my studio was nailed to a wall in the barn of Swedish immigrants. It looks like it was painted with milk paint to me.

I'll go check out the link.

GOD Bless You and Yours!