When I am Queen, Dilly Dilly!

30 May

Remember this hole in my cabinet?

Cabinet doors installed

(not to mention this adorable picture!) Gosh, look at how sweet that is and look at how ugly that floor is! Shudder!

Do you remember why it is there?
Our original electric cooktop had a push button control panel on the front of the cabinet — brilliant, eh? When we moved into our house, this boy

Gage and Ruby in a quiet moment

looked like this


And, yes, he was every bit as cute-trouble as he looked! Therefore, having buttons that turned on the stove at easy access to an 18 month old was not a good thing. So, we replaced the stove and ignored the hole. (Hey, the whole kitchen was ugly — why worry about a little thing like a hole in the cabinet!)

Remember the tile we bought to hide it?

Tile is better than I hoped!

Remember how we were going to install it safely so it didn’t fall and break and I didn’t have to stand there and hold it for hours on end?

No? Neither did I! Luckily, my husband is smarter and more creative about this stuff than I am and he had a plan!

Lavander Tile being installed

Isn’t that clever? He propped it up on wood. The wood was held in place by the doors. Brilliant! The man is a genius!

Lavendar Tile installed

How beautiful is that? I love it!

Lavendar Tile installed

Why I love it so much!

Lavander in my yard

When we bought our house — lo those many years ago that I have now invoked twice in one post — the front yard was what I fondly called “The Deer Salad Bar.” The deer loved it — I did not. I’m sorry but if you live in deer country, you can’t plant roses and expect them to survive. The deer loooooove them. So, I systematically tore it all out and planted lavender. I love lavender. The deer do not. So, I have lots of it. The bees love it. The birds love it. The deer — who used to come right up on my porch to nosh on my plants now stay away. Hurrah! And, that is why I love the lavender tile, so much. Lavender just works for me.


11 Responses to “When I am Queen, Dilly Dilly!”

  1. jayne 30 May, 2008 at 2:13 am #

    Looks great! Smart smart hubby, and sweet, sweet photo. :c)

  2. Lynne 30 May, 2008 at 5:58 am #

    Even prettier now that I know the story behind it!

  3. robin andrea 30 May, 2008 at 6:59 am #

    Love that tile there, liza. It’s beautiful.

  4. jodyss 30 May, 2008 at 9:12 am #

    Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous.

  5. Wende 30 May, 2008 at 10:15 am #

    Deer are vermin. 😀

    And it’s all very lovely–especially the walk down memory lane.

  6. Trixie 30 May, 2008 at 10:44 am #

    Ahhh…Lavender in the yard. Nice. Your tile is gorgeous, your husband is smart, and your children precious. Good job!

  7. amarkonmywall 30 May, 2008 at 1:04 pm #

    “Deer are vermin.” That woman! What will we do with her? I was intrigued with all these cabinet shots, including the tile, the fire extinguisher, the shortening- and the turquoise. What a wonderful kitchen collage.

  8. Pam 30 May, 2008 at 2:56 pm #

    Yes! I’ve been wondering where you put the lavender tile!! It looks wonderful! And oh my, I love lavender, too! I am so excited for you, can you tell?

  9. Laura 30 May, 2008 at 7:47 pm #

    I love lavender too, Liza. The DH doesn’t though – call’s it devil’s weed!

  10. Jennifer 1 June, 2008 at 8:26 pm #


  11. Miz S 2 June, 2008 at 2:16 am #

    Lavender! I love lavender! And I love the tile story and how it all ties together.

    Deer are vermin, Miz Wende? Hmmmph. I beg to differ. They are lovely creatures of the glade just trying to make a living. Until the day (about 6 days hence, I predict) when they eat all the buds off my daylilies. Then they will be vermin.

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