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Thank you for dropping by....i will be blogging about my life in Devon by the sea-side, decorating my 1926 home, vintage treasure hunting from auctions, charity shops , recycling centres and the good old british car booty!! One mans rubbish is another mans treasure! baking, sewing, painting and probably the weather!!!! enjoy!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

My Pink and Blue Kitchen

Thought I would show you my lickel kitchen....she is very small and very annoying as she is full of doors...5 in total....but I do love her.....I always wanted a pink and blue kitchen.......and now I have one!!!!
I saw this on Pinterest and I whole heartedly agree....my house and it's contents are  ongoing , ever changing and evolving .....I buy nothing new....even my range cooker was from an auction.....
Everything I own is pre-owned....found...discovered...up-cycled.....
Although this wall paper in an alcove is brand new lol!

I love accumulating things that other people have used and loved......and giving them a new lease of life.....
It's become a way of life for me now.......
I don't even think about things matching...if I love it and it makes my heart beat a little faster then I know once they are all thrown together it will match......
This tea pot didn't have a lid..buy its a very useful utensil holder......and a beautiful one at that!
My £2.00 mug cupboard frees up precious space...a quick lick of chalkboard  paint and a new rosie handle and it was perfect....
Yes, believe it or not I do have mugs!
Pretty floral china ones.....
And keep calm, Union Jack ones....
My daughter bought me this double sided clock from a boot sale and gave it to me one Christmas....I love it and could not appreciate it more if it had come from the most expensive  department store in the land ....
I have a display of vintage plates rescued from the tip.....
This bread bin and shakers are my latest find....
I love this Black tin tray it has fold down legs and although its battered and scratched,,,its used for breakfast in bed and as a makeshift snack tray for my toddler grandaughters and I cannot bear to hide it in a cupboard.
I love my red trivet, the blue bowl where I keep my eggs and even the cover of my retro Kenwood mixer 30 years old and still going strong.
People love cooking in my cheerful little kitchen....
I just wonder what I will find next..........


  1. Your kitchen is just gorgeous! Love all your precious finds!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

    1. thank you Liz x she is a very modest little kitchen but fun x

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    1. you need to come and have a cup of tea soon x x

  3. Sounds completely my sort of thing. Although we have now gone more pale french shabby chic elsewhere my kitchen will always be the place where my collections of pretty stuff are displayed. Like you most of them repurposed and better for their lived in look!. I love your pink and blue, very cheery.

    1. thank you for visiting my lickel blog and taking the time to leave a comment...i will pop over to your house and have a good look.....i am fairly new to thrifting and this way of life and although i love my little house...i am in awe of some peoples homes..especially hestas of green glamour i had the privilege of visitng her home and it was so retro and eclectic and effortless i wanted to move in! i am sure i will get there in the end x i am just finding my way x

  4. Your kitchen is lovely. Our whole house is constantly evolving with dump finds, preloved and vintage bargains!
    M x

    1. it becomes addictive doesn't it jane x

  5. I really love the combination! It made your kitchen lively and cheerful! And you don’t have to worry about temperature because the color will definitely make the space appear less warm. ^_^

    Gabrielle Jeromy

    1. less warm? lol...don't know bout that ..it has a cat flap in it and even though it has a radiator i think its in the middle of a black hole time continuum as any atom of heat gets sucked away....i need a wolly vest, hat and muff! thank you for visiting sidmouth poppy x


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