well its a freezing one here today in Somerset we don't get many frost's in this part of the country but boy there is a hard frost this morning Milly, Kia and Ted did not want to go for their first early morning walk of the day but they are now snuggled and cosy in their beds :-)
I have been dying to show you something this week but had to wait well I was hoping for a shelf to go up but I am still having to wait for that so thought I would go ahead and show you my little kitchen make over. You remember I shared that on News Years Day my 60's Kitchen wall cabinet fell off the wall and smashed my cooker and most of my vintage crockery that was housed inside. Well I managed to get a new cooker from the insurance company and I thought I would go for Gas instead of Electric now I have never cooked on Gas before and I have to be honest and say I hated it for the first few days. I had to go and buy new oven trays as its a lot smaller than my other cooker and instead of having 2 ovens I now only have 1 but the fun part is that I have a pull out grill at the top :-) I don't have a microwave or a toaster I am not into to many mod cons. We have the cooker and grill for cooking food on and doing toast and if I want to defrost food I do it over night in the fridge or in a bowl of boiling water to be honest its more fun that way to. I even managed to make a Victoria sponge first time this week to so I am even more in love with it now :-) Anyway what to do now the cabinet is smashed and the wall in bad shape.... hunt and buy some vintage 1970's funky wallpaper and get my painter and decorator husband to hang it for me :-)
I managed to find a whole unused roll of 1970's Wallpaper in shades of orange and green. But do you know the amazing thing is its the same......
As our Vintage wallpaper that we put in our Bertie Caravan last year except Bertie's paper is orange and Blue.
So the kitchen started off like this...
Horrible repaired and filled in wall where my lovely cabinet used to be....
And now it looks like this :-) 70's wall paper on the wall my new old style Gas cooker which looks and fits in much better to my vintage themed kitchen. I love the 50's but I also love the 60s and the patterns of the 70's to so my home and kitchen are a collection of all 3 decades well my take on it.
I still have my other 60's glass wall cabinet the other side as you can see here and I love it now i spend so much time in my kitchen as i love to cook and bake you can always find me making something in here if its not cakes its chutney or jam :-)
For those that have followed my over the years you know i collect Taunton Vale my clock now takes pride of place this side of the kitchen and my friend gave me this kitchen roll holder a few months ago but i never had anywhere to put it i do now :-)
I love all the designs and patterns from the 60's and 70's.
And this is the other side of my Kitchen our dining area :-) I do love it.
My little collection of vintage animal figures sits on a shelf just by the back door its rather full now but there is always room for one more when i find them :-)
I think Retro is a bit like Marmite you either love it or hate it thankfully i LOVE IT :-)
Right time for a slice of cake with my homemade Blackberry jam inside and a catch up in blogland.
Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last blog i really appreciate you taking the time to read and for leaving a comment.
Have a lovely weekend everyone,
Hugs Dee xx
Leave you with a photo of Milly and Kia playing in the Sea and the Surf at Saunton Sands last weekend :-) Ted was just watching from a safe distance :-)