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New Kitchen Dreams


I want a new kitchen. I really really want a new kitchen.

I should start by saying our kitchen isn’t actually that bad. It is the first picture below. I should also mention I am a bit precious, and I LOVE to cook and bake.

The size of storage in our kitchen is a big issue, when you have a fishbin sized tub full of cookie cutters, and another 4 tubs of cake tins you really need a bit of space. Currently all my baking things are stored out in the laundry, there is only space for cooking equipment in the kitchen, and don’t even get me started on the pantry size!

My dream kitchen would be light, airy and easy to clean. I dream of butlers sinks and wooden bench tops, country style cupboards and a scullery (ok so maybe not in this house) I would love pops of colour like tolix chairs and shiny white tiles, new pots and pans and more enamel than I could possibly know what to do with…

I think I will be dreaming for a while, but here are some beautiful pictures for me to admire until then.


For the love of fur


I have always been a fan of natural fibres. The idea of a cosy fire, a leather couch and a lovely knitted blankie fills my heart with warm feelings. At home, I am still trying to convince Joe that we “need” a reindeer rug or at least a cow hide one!

I think judging from many of the pics below, animal fur tends to go hand in hand with Scandi style (a whole new blog to come) but that is why I love it so much. Natural colours, a range of textures, and furniture & coverings which are tactile and pleasing to touch.

What are your thoughts? Pretty or primitive?

An underwhelming Entrance


My Husband and I bought our first house in Sept 2011. Number 9 is a cute little 1930’s cottage. All the hard work was done, she had been renovated beautifully, the second owners post renovation were keen gardeners and had fully landscaped the property. There is however, one major let down.

Clearly the front entrance has been an afterthought for both the initial renovators and the landscapers as the stairs are boring and impractical and the whole entrance is a bit blah. The rest of the garden edges are bricks from the original fireplace, the path is black asphalt.

My little cottage is attached, and I have added a few pics off Pinterest of ideas I am having. They range from using bricks to match the edging, or using stone or wood. There are even some coloured tiles in the mix, but I think my husband will vito that option!

Enjoy, and I would love your feedback