Cookie Baking In Progress ~ Take Out Menus In Drawer

Cookie baking in progress

take-out menus in drawer

is what the kitchen chalkboard chef sign says these days.

Do you find that with all of the Holiday preparations that need to be done,

when it comes to the dinner hour, you just can’t seem to get it together

with cookies cooling in sheets all over the counter

or the island is filled with rolls of wrapping paper, boxes and ribbon?

Kitchen Chalkboard Chef - Housepitality Designs

So thank goodness for a drawer filled with take-out menus.

Kitchen Chalkboard Chef - Housepitality Designs

And thank goodness my hubby does not mind leftovers!

Kitchen Scale Vignette - Housepitality Designs

Since we are here in the kitchen, I will take you on a little tour

of the table top of which the take-out menus are . . . tucked away

in one of the table’s drawers.

Cardinals seem to be a bit of a theme this year in the kitchen.

They are perched on top of a few vintage crocks.

Kitchen Scale Vignette - Housepitality Designs

They sit on breadboards too.

Beyond the kitchen is the sunroom

which you can see in the background.

Kitchen Scale Vignette - Housepitality Designs

And another thing you can see in the background

is the vintage white scale all dressed for Christmas.

Vintage Kitchen Scale - Housepitality Designs

I wish you JOY in your day . . .

JOY of cooking, or baking for your loved ones.

White vintage scale - Housepitality Designs

AND . . . JOY in ordering take-out!

Have a Merry Day!

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  1. Joy back to you. your house looks amazing this year Shirley. I do miss that upside down tree though.
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  2. Yes, when we made cookies last weekend my kitchen looked like a bomb went off and there was no counter space to be found. Glad I had a big pot of soup made already. Your kitchen is looking quite festive.
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  3. Oh my what a lovely festive kitchen!
    Funny after a day of baking I’m not hungry…Wonder why!! lol
    Merry Christmas Shirley to you and your family!
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  4. Shirley your kitchen looks amazing and I bet you have everything just perfect and in time for Christmas. I wish we lived close enough to places for takeout 🙁 but no such luck here in the stix.
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  5. I wish Joe was willing to do take out more. AND he hates left overs! UGH! I cook most nights and at this point am totally sick of it. Whoops, sorry for the rant:):):) Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!! XO
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  6. With baking, wrapping and last minute preparations for Christmas our usual dinners take a back sit. Soup, salad and quick eating is the norm. Merry Christmas to you and your family!


  7. Yes…thank goodness for leftovers, and 101 ways to make a sandwich! Merry Christmas! 😉

  8. What a Joyous kitchen with those cardinals. Everything is so pretty, Shirley. Love your vintage crocks and that vintage scale. Have a Joyous day……

  9. Hi Shirley, trying again, my comment was lost. I love your gorgeous home for Christmas and your kitchen is so inviting and fun. Love the cardinals and I decorate with them too. The chef holding the sign is adorable. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year! xo
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  10. Best joy after a full day of baking is take out!!!! Have a great evening and fun couple of days as we wind on down to the big day. Merry Christmas.
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  11. Shirley, take-out sounds great after you have been in the kitchen all day! And, your kitchen looks like a great place to spend time cooking for the ones you love! I host Christmas dinner, so the marathon cooking begins tomorrow! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
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  12. bobbi duncan says

    Shirley, Your kitchen looks so cheerful and homey. You have a gorgeous home…love all the moldings.

  13. Shirley, Take-out sounds like the solution for many of us in December 🙂 Love your wonderful scale and the flock of cardinals in your kitchen!
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  14. Your home is all so lovely… What a fantastic taste for decorating! Love all the cute decorations…
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