Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Kitchen Corner

I have more nesting to do in my small home....
In the meantime, I thought I would share a small corner of my kitchen.
A few weeks ago my over the stove top hood-with-fan-and-light malfunctioned...
in the end it was replaced.
For light in my kitchen, I moved a lamp.
I loved it so much that I kept it there.

Here are two pictures -
these pictures do not fully capture the soft comforting brightness of the corner.
Real life is still greater than technology, thank God!
Nonetheless, enjoy the two photo tour!


All of the essentials.
First, Spiritual Help (Icon of the Mother of God).
Second, spices, pasta, oils,
garlic and onion
salt, pepper.
Third, pencils, pens,
scissor and letter opener.
Forth, vase with soup ladles, spatulas, spoons.
My sugar bowl and glass ring holder
are there, in the background...
Fifth, the lamp that lights up the icon so beautifully.


An icon of the Mother of God.
This is one of the icons
from my Church.
I was quickly taken by this icon,
our Holy Mother of Christ our God,
strong and peaceful - beautiful and loving.
I noticed her strength first of all,
with this icon.

I will never be able to fully articulate what I have been given
in the (Orthodox) Church;
the icons, such as this one,
show it more deeply
than my words can say.

For which I thank God.



20 comments:

Giovanna V. said...
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Five Leaves Left said...

Beautiful, Elizabeth!

Meadowlark Days said...

What a lovely corner!

Do you have shop info for the icon? It's beautiful.

Victoria said...

lovely~

elizabeth said...

A - thank you

K - thank you for loving my corner.

I almost put in my post (but it did not seem to fit in if you know what I mean) that I have no idea where anyone else can get one! I believe that a couple that now lives in Cyprus at times sends Icon Prints to my Priest and they have them mounted (often at Costco!) I am not sure if this is one of these... I know it to be a Greek Icon and I know that the few that were at my church have already been purchased...

I have been thinking on and off of where we buy icons... I love esp. to get them from churches and monestaries... I have gotten one from a bookstore, but in general I appreciate knowing that they were made and / or sold in a place where there is prayer. I like skete.com for this reason... I assume you know this website?

V - thank you.

Elevation Perception said...

You've got all the kitchen corner essentials down :) I like the lamp idea - makes it so much calmer and relaxing. The icon is breathtaking.

Mimi said...

Beautiful indeed!

Pres. Kathy said...

Very beautiful!

DebD said...

it is very beautiful and calming.

E Helena E said...

I love these tranquil, beautiful "photo essays" of yours!

elizabeth said...

T - thank you. Yes, thank God for kitchen essentials! I am so greatful for the Icon...

Mimi, Pres Kathy - thank you!

Deb - thank you. Yes. I think we all need more calmness in our lives...

E-H - thank you so much. I love doing them! they are encouraging to me as well... I love to create!

tamie said...

I love the lamp in the kitchen idea. I think I might try it when I move to IN.

elizabeth said...

thanks tamie! yes, i really love it! :) lamps are so great! i still need to get one or two more for my living room...

::Sylvia:: said...

I love this icon as well. This Panagia is known to be the "Helper during Childbirth" (and of War-funny combination) and when I was pregnant for the first time, it instantly became a favorite!

elizabeth said...

Sylvia, thanks for your comment! is this particuar icon that I have pictured the one you are refering to?

Meadowlark Days said...

belated - yes, i know skete.com thanks for letting me know about the uncertain origins of your kitchen icon! ;-)

elizabeth said...

welcome! :)

::Sylvia:: said...

Yes, that's the one!

elizabeth said...

thanks S!

::Sylvia:: said...

No problem! I just posted your photo on my blog! Take a look and let me know if that's ok. I'd love to possibly feature this in The Handmaiden as well--if you don't mind of course!