Friday, 24 January 2014

My vintage inspired kitchen and our new addition

Hi Everyone,

well its been a very busy few weeks here and i haven't had a chance to do much posting or popping round to you. We invited a new addition into our home on Monday but more about that later in the post. I wanted to share my nearly completed kitchen. As you know its been a long time coming. I have been gathering 50's kitchen units and cupboards for a year or 2 now but due to the size of the kitchen i wasn't able to use some of the free standing units that i wanted to as it would have meant i would have lost work surface space and i couldn't afford to do that. So my compromise was have new front doors fitted with a slight rounded edge and take down the wall units and replace them with my 50's wall cabinets. This is the result.....

This is the before photo blue cupboards that i hated

To this new doors made and painted red with silver halfmoon shaped handles and then 2 50's glass cabinets on the walls to replace the horrible blue ones. I love it now. So this is one side and then at the other side of the room is this....

Its so warm and bright and just what i wanted its a great space to spend time in and as i am always baking its the room i spent most of my time in.

One of my shelves in the kitchen home to some of my goodies this will be replaced with a 50's wall cabinet when i can find a small one.

This little shelf is home to collection to my 50's and 60's animal figures

Inside one of my wall cabinets

The other side




Everything i use in my kitchen is either from the 50's,60's or 70's

Some of my storage collection you will spy some Taunton Vale here

Worcester ware canisters

Taunton Vale book stand

My 50's egg stand and 70's enamel pot which is home to my dogs medication.

More of my vintage storage

My 70's spice rack

And a few more Freds :-)

Just a little glimpse for you i have so much in my kitchen i would be here all day trying to share it all.  I would like to replace the wall tiles at some point this year. And as to all my free standing 50's units my lovely Hubby is hoping to build me a porch on the back of the house so they will go in there :-)

And well to our  new addition. You all know we have Midi and Kia the greyhounds well we have been searching for the past few months for a little girl to join us and i am so happy to say that we have found her :-) So please say hello to Lulu our little Whippet cross greyhound girl.

She is only 2 and a very playful little girl she came into our home like a little whirl wind and is so much fun and so cuddly and tiny compared to Midi and Kia. They excepted her so well and have been brilliant. So its fair to say our little family is now complete :-) She was found as a stray and had recently given birth to puppies sadly we don't know what happened to them. She is a little under weight and has sore skin but this will soon change after lots of tender loving care.

Midi, Kia and Lulu :-)

I couldn't not share this one with you her new coat arrived on Weds and she looks far to cute :-)

She was spayed yesterday and is feeling very subdued today but she has eaten some chicken and is resting hopefully she will be back to her manic little self tomorrow :-)

Thank you to everyone that left lovely comments on my last post i will pop over to everyone this afternoon.

Have a lovely weekend,

Love and hugs dee xx

Monday, 13 January 2014

New year new Vintage goodies

Hi Everyone,


I thought I would just pop into blogland and say hello and wish you all a Happy New Year . It has been a few weeks again since I was last here and I have lots to catch up with. I have decided for now to maybe write once a week and see how it goes and catch up with everyone once a week to. Gorgeous Vic's from Vixen Vintage blog said something to me about when you collect vintage your house will never be finished and she is so very right so I feel that I do still have something to share with you and maybe to talk about. My Kitchen is very nearly finished so will reveal all in my next post but thought I would share for now my vintage finds so far this year :-)


I found this little beauty after Christmas they were the last vintage buy of 2013 for me, 2 bambi's for the price of 1 i only paid £3 for them such a bargain :-)



This fabulous 60's bread bin was a real bargain so far this year 50p i know completely mad isn't it :-) It is now home to the crisps.




These 50's pink plastic desert bowls were an ebay buy and i did pay a fair bit for them but i loved them and they were great to serve the trifle in at Christmas.



As you know i collect Taunton Vale items this Cheese dish was another ebay buy and i did pay a whopping £16 plus postage which is a lot for me to pay for something but its a product that i have never seen or been able to find so with some christmas money it came to live with me.


And talking of Taunton Vale what do you think of this fabulous book stand ;-) Again an item that i had never seen before so a bid on ebay secured it at £15 i couldn't not have it could i ;-)

And my vintage cook books sit very nicely in it.


I fell in love with this little chap in a charity shop he is from the 50's an egg timer and he still works isn't he cute :-)


Homepride Fred flower shaker  50p has seen better days and he was filthy when i found him but after a good clean  he is happy to have now found his forever home :-)


My lovely friend Karen bought me this little chap to add to my collection at my last fair in December.


And i just happened to buy these little poodle salt and pepper pots from the fair in December to ;-)

I have the bug back now and i can't wait to go on some more treasure hunts soon. I am doing my first fair next month at St Andrews Church House, Cheddar on Saturday 15th February at The Roxy Vintage and Handmade fair  it will be their first one to be held there. I will be taking these two lovely items with me...


A gorgeous 1950's yellow and cream picnic set ( dont know how i can part with it) and push along Donkey will be looking for his forever home :-)

After our christmas fair in December Homes&Antiques magazine gave us a lovely write up on their webpage and also shared the link on their facebook page. It can be found here  http://www.homesandantiques.com/feature/dee-dee%E2%80%99s-vintage-handmade-christmas-fair-trull-somerset  Even Midi got into the photo :-)

Have a lovely week everyone i will be catching up with you all very soon,

Hugs dee xx