Saturday, October 12

Kitchen Stuff

A couple of weeks ago I was at a coffee morning for Macmillan Nurse Fund Raising at a neighbours. It took place in her new kitchen. Like ours the units were white but the entire kitchen felt so much more homely than ours. Artwork hung on the walls and various trinkets and accessories brought the place to life.

So I have decided to inject some "soul" into our kitchen.
We went up to Ikea and bought a kitchen island and I love it. It's a great transitional piece of kit as when the Rayburn is not on ie warm days/summer we use the electric oven so it's good to be able to put pans and dishes onto the surface - on a stand ofcourse, rather than walk over to the granite worktops - ideally placed next to the Rayburn.

The duck-egg blue of the Rayburn is very in vogue at the moment so I have been buying bits and bobs from charity shops and sales.

In sharp contrast I bought this large canvas print for £4 - bargain.

Watch this space!


  1. I love the island, if only my kitchen was big enough for one of those.

  2. Always love to watch decorating...

  3. Now that's what I call a 'pop' of colour..

  4. That blue Rayburn brings back such memories Denise - when we moved into our first cottage home in 1958 it was our first purchase. I often wonder if it is still there.

  5. I love a kitchen with 'soul' but I hate dusting all the 'soul'!
    Jane x

  6. My mother bought her Rayburn in 1958 and I have the receipt for it. £56. It is still in use today.

  7. As much as I have seen of you kitchen I love it.
    For me I like a uncluttered kitchen, So much easier to keep clean.
    I do have a few items on the wall and counter but not a lot. Tucson is too dusty for a lot of stuff being out.
    I always think the best decoration is a big bowl of apples or oranges.

    I do adore you Blue Rayburn, Beautiful.

    cheers, parsnip

  8. I'v always been a fan of duck egg blue and I'm so pleased it's in vogue! It used to be quite difficult to find things that colour. I feel Eau de Nile coming in fast on the rails.....


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