As we progress on the building of our home, we have had a few set backs.
Mainly, hubby had to return to an actual paying job, which has slowed down work here considerably! With winter baring down on us (temps reaching into the teens) and one week before the first snowfall, we moved out of the camper and into….
the almost finished daylight basement!
Now, anyone who has built or remodeled in the past knows,
move. in. before. it’s. done.
Which brings me to my pie safe.
It’s pictured here in our previous home.
I purchased this piece over 20 years ago for a specific purpose.
To hold my dishes in a temporary kitchen. My husband balked at the $300 price, while I justified it. Instead of spending on something we would rip out never to use again, this piece has traveled with me and served me for many years!
Vintage pieces in the kitchen add a sense of history and patina that a new home lacks.
And I just like them :)
Needless to say, the downstairs does not have a kitchen.
And we are still working on the kitchen….
So the “T” word was thrown around..
So my ‘ol trusty friend, the pie safe, has come full circle.
After being a homeschool center for planners, teachers manuals and books…
A design center for books, magazines and catalogs…
Back to holding the few dishes that were being housed in the camper.
I also placed linen behind the screen doors…
because like everybody else
I hate to dust too!!
Although I am looking forward to my new kitchen and all my “stuff”..
Simply paring down to a few essentials really lets you know how much you can do without,
and I am extremely blessed.
I feel a serious purge is going to take place before I move anything into the house.
Dear Pie Safe,
Thank you for being so practical and beautiful too!
You have served me well, and you continue to keep my life in order.
all images via pinterest