Monday, 8 October 2012

Evolution of kitchen shelves...


Sage pots are handy for sage (though I know that this is rosemary!). Thyme pots are handy for thyme

One day our kitchen will have a revamp - one day but not now. 


60s/70s bits and bobs tend to live in the kitchen (I am not including myself here!) and also Bronte's bedroom - she now refuses anything that is not secondhand!
With the pots above the last one on the right is not for ARSNIC or anything else beginning with A!!!! A photographic faux pas n'est pas!!!!

The pot below dates from the early 60s - a particularly lovely design I think - forgot to photograph the lid for completeness


Shelves are always in a state of flux....
none of the photographs below show they look today!

These shelves also show one of our Atomic coffee machines - the other is used every single day and never fails to deliver perfecto coffee (just checked out the current price of these - lawks!). 



I have owned at least three lots of this tea set! Yikes!


The photograph below is from about 5-6 years ago I think - one item I have had since a child - can you guess which one (or perhaps you know)



If you view  'Eat' from a lower angle it reads 'Fat'.....enough said.....

PS RE: Mr Langford - a wonderful place for a good rummage but it is probably best that you do not have a Mr Langford's nearby...if you know what I mean...all our homes would end up looking like Mr Langford's...

PPS: Thank you for kind comments regarding our children's lawnmower - it is quite lovely and the children used it when little (it does actually cut grass) - I will try and do a post just about children's vintage gardening equipment.  What do you mean you don't have any....



21 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures as always, Jenny! Wish I had a Mr Langford's nearby ... then again, I'd always be in there!

    Enjoy your day,

    Claire xxx

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    1. Mmm - I know exactly what you mean Claire!
      Keep dry today!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  2. I love your coffee set! I do so LOVE your posts Jenny! Ada :)

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    1. Thank you kindly dearie - I have a few more under the bed...s....

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  3. Love your coffee set ... what is it ... so pretty ... the colours are fabuloso :) ... Bee xx

    PS Your kitchen looks lovely to me ... x

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    1. Thank you kindly Bee - I have made a separate little post all about it!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  4. Love your shelves Jenny, crockery, tins and coffee/teapots. I have a teapot like yours on the EAT/FAT shelf with matching milk jug and sugar bowl, which was my dear aunts. My teapot is missing it's bobble on top but I think I can improvise by painting a wooden or polystyrene ball to get 'the look' back :)
    x

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    1. Absolutely Barbara - please do create and little bobble thingy (I will also have a search round and see if I can find a spare)
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  5. Why haven't I found your lovely blog before?! Thanks for stopping by mine. I look forward to reading more ...

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    1. Thank you kindly Vintage Jane - I do love your Ladybird books...
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  6. What fabulous things you have! I love how you have everything on display on open shelving. Just wondered about the jug with the red handle. I have one very similar given to me by my mum recently but the handle is green and apparently it was from 1950's and she originally had the glasses to match. It is now in my china cabinet, I wouldnt dare use it but I have never up to now, seen another one similar.X

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments Anne - your jug sounds a bit more fancy that mine I think. I have a few of these in different sizes and different colours - we use ours for a)maple syrup on pancakes b)pouring cream on puddings c)leftover fruit juice from stewing fruits (pour over the pudding). Useful to take on picnics too!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  7. Loving that coffee set, I could see that making a cake and coffee just a little bit more special x

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    1. Thank you katysclutter - I like to match china/tablecloth and cake!!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  8. Oh gosh, how I would love to have a rummage through your house and cupboards, so much goodness and lovelyness and prettyfull vintage stuffs. I bet you could charge for guided tours, I am sure I am not the only one with a penchantfor nosiness and vintage finery! I do so love those pots.

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    1. Thank you dear Hoola - I am a little bit nosey.....(especially in winter when homes are lit up and the curtains are still open...). I am just striking a deal with the National Trust...
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  9. Just come over from Maria at Rosey Tinted Spectacles - liked what I saw and have become a follower. Love those storage jars / pots.
    June

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    1. Welcome and thank you kindly June - I will pop round and visit
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  10. I love your shelves, you have a great eye for things that work well together.

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    1. Thank you kindly The mum of all trades
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  11. Thank you kindly The mum of all trades
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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