Thursday, 28 June 2007

A break from baking


As I'm busy baking today - mudpies for the party (chocolate fairycakes, chocolate icing and something green and, hopefully, edible on top!), I thought I'd quickly take some photos of my kitchen so you can share my view. The scales and flour barrel are on one long shelf that we had made from an old joist, rescued at the local wood recycling project. We were really pleased to be able to recycle this old wood and it was just the "chunkiness" we'd been looking for - our local project is a real treasure trove and the staff are really friendly. They cut and waxed the joists for us and delivered them the next day, can't get any better than that! We hunted around and found some old iron brackets for the shelves - perfect!

We have another shelf on the opposite wall. and on it is my collection of Cornishware and some of my old French enamel tins, I will photograph them properly one day, but I'm up against it timewise today (mudpies wait for nobody!) One of my favourite things in the kitchen is my old cocoa box that I photographed in an earlier post - I love it!




Finally here is a corner of my kitchen with some odds and ends (mainly pink!) and a butter dish in one of my favourite designs - Frolic by Beswick, I showed some photos of my Greenfingers collection here, well it was this little butter dish that started me off collecting them. I have to say it is probably my favourite - I love the couple dancing to the barrel organ and the colours are so happy (If you click on the images they should enlarge, everything seems to be strangely out of focus, which perhaps mirrors how I'm feeling today). Let's hope we'll be looking this happy mid party on Saturday! Have you seen the weekend forecast? Looks like we'll be having our own Shrek swamp in the garden so an indoor party seems to be more and more likely - oh dear! I've got lots of green muslin so if it comes to it the living room will have to be transformed into something green and musliny. We'll see ... and we all know what we mean when we say "we'll see!".

Off to check my cakes !

25 comments:

mollycupcakes said...

Good luck with the shrek party, I do hope it doesnt rain on you all, but if it does the little ones wont mind having it indoors. They will be so excitied and all sugared up lol Just have a nice glass of wine on the chill for youself and hubby after.
Hmmm yummy chocolate mudpies. Now I'm hungery.
I've just looked at the weather, not looking good for Saturday or Sunday :( I'm off to my freinds wedding then. Must remember the brollies.
Have fun what ever happens x
Catherine x

Thimbleanna said...

Your party sounds fun -- we'll be looking forward to reading about it! It's amazing how much rain you're getting this year -- and we're almost having a drought!

Ali said...

Your kitchen is so swoon-worthy. I was drooling before you even mentioned the cakes...

Heidi said...

I have to smile at the green muslin. I have never seen a Shrek movie but I must say that the mudpies sounds very yummy! You have a kitchen full of beautiful things so it isn't so bad to have to spend the day baking.

Samantha said...

Good luck with the party - I'm sure you'll survive!

x

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Love your kitchen delights! And do have a wonderful time with the Shrek party! We have a dvd player in our car (much needed these days as all I seem to be doing is taxi-ing everyone around, and it keeps the little ones still and quiet) - anyhow, they have been playing Shrek 1 and 2 over... and over... and over... I keep humming that little tune that Fiona chirps in Shrek 1 when the birdie explodes on the tree branch! lol

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Oh that Butterdish!!!-think it's time for me to start off a new collection...

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I love the displays on your shelves! Nice old scale and pitchers (jugs you call them-bet you already know that). And that butter dish! Never seen one like it here.

meggie said...

Love your kitchen, & the lovely old treasures.
Hope the party goes well, & the weather is kind.

Raindrops said...

Hope the party goes well for you. Love the kitchen pictures. Tricia

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Your kitchen shelf is so pretty, and I can see why your butter dish would start you off on your collection. I hope the rain stays away for your fun green party! Be sure to tell us how it goes... I bet your little one is bursting with excitement!!

Heather

Heidijayhawk said...

now that's an awesome biew that would totally inspire me to cook! have a great party!

Alison said...

I hope the shrek party goes well.
Your collection of china and kitchen equipment is to die for...and I just love cornishware...I can feel a new collection/obsession coming on:-)
Alison x.

sarah said...

WHAT A LOVELY KITCHEN !! I love that look, good luck with the party
and if you wanna email me you have won the soft toy. Sarah x

dottycookie said...

OK, I'm very jealous - your kitchen is beautiful - it looks like something I'd cut out of Country Living for my ideas file!

Good luck with the party; we have two to go to this weekend so fingers crossed we all get some sun.

And hurrah, it is the same Cricketers - what a fab place that is :-)

Victoria May Plum said...

Have a great party! it all sounds wonderful, mud pies - yummy.
I do like a good snoop around peoples homes, your kitchen sounds gorgeous.
I love your little collections
Victoria x

Sew Recycled! said...

Good luck kim!
Hope it goes well, indoor it is - just looked out the window, although the mist is quite atmospheric! Happy Birthday, little fairy!

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Ooooh! What a charming kitchen! Thanks for the photos! I can imagine you baking something wonderful in there!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

I stopped by and I know I already posted but was thinking that you were in full gear with the party right now as I am typing so I hope things are going wonderfully!!!

Heather

Isabelle said...

Well, today has been pretty wet in Edinburgh, though just now (five to eight pm) the sun is shining in a doubtful sort of way. I hope it shone for your Shrek party.

What beautiful photos! There's something very striking about the colours and the light. I must go and clear up dishes but I'll be back.

andsewtosleep said...

I'm sure whatever the weather the party will be fun. Enjoy. Mary

Lynda said...

What a lovely kitchen! I love that Cornishware ... and those French enamel tins! ♥

Nonnie said...

Love all your displays, especially all the Cornishware. I'm also a collector.

Yummers! said...

The party looked like fun. How great to have young kids to plan birthday parties for!

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Ruthanne said...

Oh what lovely kitchen bits you have... I'm in love with your butter dish... gorgeous!