I’m so excited to share my kitchen photos with you today, guys!!! So there isn’t a recipe today okay? Okay? Sure? You should still be munching on the Blueberry Cheesecake anyway 🙂
Our previous kitchen was rather small – it was only designed with 2 people in mind anyway…kids were so far from our minds, we didn’t really factor in that 10 years later, we would have 3 kids and the kitchen would be a huge part of our home. So with that in mind, when we designed our new house, we made it a little bigger. We increased the counter space and included a tea/coffee area, a larger laundry (uhum boys make piles of dirty clothes) and a separate pantry.
So as you can see (in photo below), I was just about to chop and caramelise some red onions when I decided, no let’s rather take some kitchen photos…I’m a little ADD like that.
I love the thick timber shelving – the idea completely stolen from Pinterest! It just adds that homey kind of feel to the kitchen. And please do note the herbs (they are still alive and well) and the copper pots….I have yet to cook in them – for the moment I just like to look at them. I found these treasures on Etsy from a seller in France. Yes, they are all the way from France. Copper pots from France friendies…pre-loved which makes them all the better for cooking. The copper kettle was a gift from my mother-in-law and it sits so proudly there on the top shelf. Bless it.
Did you notice the black steel brackets? My hubby made those…yes ma’am. He did. really. I love him.
Look at all the pretty plates. The perfect round white ones are in the cupboard. I like plates that have a little character, so these guys got chosen for display.
The oven looks old but it’s new and fits in perfectly with the farmhouse kitchen. It’s a Falcon oven – gas top and electric oven. It has taken some getting used to but it’s quite fun, firing it up getting instant heat. Can you see the black camping kettle sitting to the right? That was there just for show (hee hee I’m such a stylist) but last night we actually used that kettle because the lights went out and I did a little happy-skip-dance because it meant we could still make TEA!!!!! Glorious tea! Hoooray for GAS stoves. They are tea-savers a.k.a life savers.
More windows….more light…more happy soul.
Our kitchen cupboards and island was made up by the team at The Goodwood Co (see all links at the end of the post). They are professionals. Just look at this wooden island. It was made out of French Oak and stained with a light Rubio Monocoat.
The old Avery scale is something I searched and searched for and finally found on BidorBuy. It is currently serving as a very handy lemon, lime and avo bowl.
This is the coffee station. I’m going to go right ahead here and point out the token glass of water and camera cover and uncovered phone port. Just in case you thought I didn’t see them.
Naturally, I styled it this way. As they are very important objects you know 🙂
The top shelf is full of art, happy words and flowers – all we need for lots of smiles. The second shelf, full of equally important items, namely; cook books, tea, coffee and cups.
And the counter would include the…uhum…refer to first line.
Did you see the fridge?
Did you see that now the glass and camera cover magically disappeared?
And did you see that now the pull-out bin is just slightly openend? Bet you didn’t.
It’s MAGIC you guys. You only see these magical occurrences when you insert images into your blog post. It’s freakyyy.
Note the authentic vintage Julia Child’s cookbook. A gift from my mother-in-law. Did I mention earlier that I love my mother-in-law?
Oh look it’s people, it’s me and the little terrorists. They LOVE to cook.
What this really means is that they LOVE to lick the bowl of cake or biscuit batter.
Here we are making a chocolate birthday cake for my brother, their uncle…A chocolate sheet cake….more on that later in the week :), and hence their keen involvement.
Just some practical storage solutions….for pots and pans.
And for tins.
And that’s our kitchen guys! I would show you the pantry and laundry but at the time of taking these pics, it wasn’t looking very photogenic…*read: it was a huge mess*…so we will save that for another time m’kay!
Subway tiles, basins and mixer from Victorian Bathrooms
Art by Katie Daisy and Flora Waycott
Fridge from Hirsch’s
Kitchen cupboards, shelving and island by The Goodwood Co.
Brackets – handmade by my handsome
Pendant Lights – The Lighting Warehouse