Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Come On In ...



Well I enticed you in with pictures of The Shed at the end of last week, so now it really is only fair that I ask you to grab your coffee and step in for a quick visit to my new home instead of leaving you loitering in the back garden.  

Let's wander in together.  Today I will take you into the front garden, such as it is and then the hall ... which also just happens to be the kitchen.

This little space in the top photo ... as well as being the logical space for the three wheelie bins to live ... just screamed out to be my own little front garden.  So a couple of planters were purchased from the good old centre aisles at Aldi and planted up with Lavender ... well they had to be didn't they 😊


Directly outside the front door is my little tin bath planted up with Rosemary, Sage, Chives and Thyme, nice and handy for the kitchen, which is just through the front door.


As you step in, to the immediate right is a little welcoming tableau, and yet more lavender ... this time very fake ... alongside a very real Mother in Laws Tongue plant sat on my little car boot sale find table from last year.


To your left and behind the door is space to hang your coat, mind now don't spill your coffee!!


Oh look someone is here to welcome us 🐕

And here is my little office set up.  I'm using the worktop that the kitchen fitters set above the radiator cover as my desk, and on my new comfy breakfast bar stool from Dunelm I can just about manage to get a blog post done before my back starts screaming too loud and drowns out the words in my head.

My gorgeous Welsh Bread and Cheese cupboard is now known as the larder.  In Wales it was christened the Jam Cupboard as that was what it mostly held, but now it holds ALL my food and is doing a sterling job, as well as looking very pretty and bringing some rustic charm to my modern kitchen space.


To the righthand side of this six foot wide space is the main body of the kitchen.  It starts at the Smeg fridge freezer and ends at the clock on the wall.  I have somehow managed to fit in everything I need to be able to carry on enjoying cooking.  

Gosh you can tell I'm not an Instagrammer can't you ... I should no doubt have closed the washing machine door, moved the rubber gloves, emptied the drainer and artfully arranged a vase of flowers somewhere, but I'm me and you get me warts and all (I haven't really got warts!!).

I love the gentle green of the units, the spacious drawers and my little hob and I love once again having a selection of  cook books on shelves in my kitchen.  Inspiration for my cooking and a lovely colourful display to browse through while I wait for the kettle to boil.

What you've finished your coffee?  Come back another day, I'll make you a fresh one and we will venture further in.

If you have any questions on what you've seen up to now or would like to see more of the behind doors areas of this space before we move further in just let me know and I will see what I can do.


Sue xx




30 comments:

  1. Looking lovely and cozy, so far so good!

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  2. Love your larder and that wall cupboard, and the doors you have on your units are just the same (Shaker?) style I want for my new kitchen here. It looks lovely.

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  3. I think you have done a fabulous job of decorating your home! I can't wait to see the rest of it. Carol from Montana USA

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  4. It all looks beautiful. Can't wait to see more.

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  5. Lovely, and I would be interested to see any organizing features you are willing to share. Of great interest are the kitchen items you chose as essential for cooking in your small space.

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  6. Thank you for views of your front and kitchen. I like the rounded edge of your kitchen 'table' which is also mirrored by the rounded back of your tall chair. Nice counterbalance to the rectangular design in the rest of the decor. A happy kitchen.

    Very much hope that you are soon able to get relief from the incessant back pain...that kind of pain does cloud the days and makes it very hard to think. Hoping upcoming tests will help to discover the cause and help find an effective treatment.

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  7. Looks lovely, well planned and cosy! Fiona x

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  8. What amazingly large bins you have to accommodate!

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  9. That skylight really brightens up your kitchen space. You are making the most of every inch, aren't you?! Clever planning!

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  10. It looks very cozy and pretty. I love that you have a skylight. (My kitchen is SO dark.) Behind the closed doors, I’d love to see the pots and pans you’ve chosen to keep for cooking and baking. I have too many.

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  11. That skylight makes such a nice glow in that little space. OOOh, I can't wait for the next installment!

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  12. I love it all! I am so happy that your Welsh cupboard fit there okay because I know you love it.(I do too!) That light green color of the cabinets is very pretty too. You are quite talented at decorating. I can't wait to see the rest of your home now!

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  13. Really lovely. I hope you are feeling better and look forward to another visit.

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  14. It looks absolutely gorgeous, very friendly and homey and comfortable with real style! I love it.

    It's lovely to see you back although I am very sorry that the back is still being a real nuisance for you. (((hugs)))
    xx

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  15. Thank you for sharing! You are obviously very happy with all the decisions and workdone. Sorry I cant reciprocate - at last my kitchen is being upgraded and soon I hope to have water in the sink and use the dishwasher and washing machine again. Best wishes for The Back.

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  16. All looking wonderful, you must be so pleased. All ready for Winter when you can hunker down and enjoy home even more.
    Jean

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  17. What an incredible use of a relatively small space. As you say it fits your needs completely and looks very cozy. I hope the back gets better soon, its awful I know....so very debilitating too. I remember the chiropractor telling me off because I was clenching muscles to stop myself doing things and feeling pain, which obviously made things worse. But at the time I would have done anything for it not to hurt. Looking forward to seeing the rest of Lavender Lodge.

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  18. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. I am deeply envious of your lovely kitchen, having had the kitchen fitters from hell (who had done 3 great jobs for friends, previously...)in for the past 2 days. They are not here today but (allegedly) plan to come back tomorrow. I am trying to decide how much of the botch job is is reasonable, or possible to ask them to redo? Why do some workmen see a woman on her own and think they can get away with anything? Sorry for offloading my woes onto you, Sue! Look forward to the rest of your tour!

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  19. Thanks for the tour as well as the coffee! I love your new home, Sue, its so well organised and pretty x

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  20. So lovely! Please could we have a more in depth tour of your Welsh bread and cheese cupboard? I'm intrigued!

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  21. What a beautiful space you have created, I do hope it brings you the peace and comfort you need and deserve. xxx

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  22. What a lovely, stylish space you've created! x

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  23. Great to see you again Sue:) How fabulous the photos are of Lavender Lodge and your gorgeous Potting Shed♥ Many thanks for taking the time to share these photos:) Have a wonderful weekend xx

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  24. It’s beautiful . Love it! Such a lovely calming space. You have done an amazing job x

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  25. Would love a peep inside your Welsh cupboard as I also use a cupboard as my pantry, I’d also like to know what kitchen gadgets are essential for you. It looks beautiful. Heather.

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  26. Thank you for letting us peek into your home its so lovely and well set up in its space. I love reading your blog. Is it too cheeky to ask can we see inside your larder? Curiosity got the better of me when you said it holds all your food lol. If not don't worry. I was just interested in what staples you store. I love your little tin tub with the herbs outside btw 😍

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  27. I love the colour of your cupboards. That green is just so restful.

    God bless.

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