Friday, 24 June 2011

Kitchen Favourites....

Sarah over at Modern Country Style is having a Kitchen Favourites Link Party so I thought I would join in.

We're supposed to show a favourite part of our kitchen and tell you why.

Well, my kitchen is so dinky that the whole thing is my favourite:

When we moved in the kitchen was a hideous 1970's brown and beige formica affair and in an attempt to cultivate a Mediterranean look I painted the walls orange (over the wallpaper!!) and the cupboard doors dark blue which chipped spectacularly. Where you see the opening into the conservatory was a window and next to it the back door. 

After a couple of years we were able to afford new cupboard doors & worktop on the old carcasses and new floor & wall tiles. But it was still all a bit cheap and orange and I never really felt the love for it....

Then three years ago we had the conservatory/garden room (it has solid ends, with a glass front and peaked conservatory roof) across the back of the house. We really wanted the kitchen wall knocked out and the kitchen into the new room but due to money and regulations we had to make do with taking the door & window out.

We then got a brand new kitchen in my dream country style complete with butler sink and painted the walls my favourite duck egg blue:

Mr G's mum and dad treated us to the hoooooge fridge freezer

The only thing that is not quite right now (and in fact looks worse in these pics than in real life) is the cooker hood and splashback. A few months ago our stainless steel cooker door finally fell of completely (it had been hanging by a thread for years!!) and when I saw the above Aga style baby on eBay for a bargain price I bought it matching splashback or not!!

So that is our dinky little kitchen, small but perfectly formed.

S x

PS Ooooh and the side effect of this link party is the kitchen has had a good clean so I could take pics for you!!


  1. I love your sink and cooker! :) Our kitchen is pretty boring, as its student accommodation. But it's nicer than the kitchens in the shared flats. Ours is much more homey as we live in a studio apartment :)
    Ashley x

  2. Sarah, I LOVE your kitchen! It's so sweet, cheery and cozy. I love your little sink and aga. You've really done a wonderful job with your kitchen! x

  3. What a lovely kitchen you have! I'd like to have a new kitchen too but it's the cost and effort to do it. I have thought about painting the units as you did in your old kitchen but hubby said it would look rubbish and very time consuming! The duck egg blue walls and bunting over the sink area are lovely too! You have done a fab job in your kitchen :)

  4. Hi lovely Sarah,

    I'm SO pleased you linked up to my Kitchen Favourites party!

    Oh, your kitchen is goooorgeous!! And what I'm constantly surprised at is that bigger kitchens really don't necessarily have more storage space. Yours looks as though it's brilliantly planned. I love wooden worktops....and yours look lovely and chunky!

    And duck egg walls? Swoon!!!

    By the way, thank you SO much again for my lovely giveaway win. Whenever I weat the lovely lip gloss (like today, oh and yesterday, oh and the day before!!!), I think of you!! So thank you!


  5. You have a lovely kitchen Sarah and I love your Aga. I've always wanted one of those but the cost of buying one here in Australia is huge. I'm very happy with my kitchen though.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Anne xx

  6. I love your small space. And that oven . . . oh my! I think your kitchen is pretty special.

  7. Hi Sarah

    Your case is in the post! (at last!) x

  8. what are you calling dinky? that kitchen doesn't seem that small at all, to me. love how it had a good clean. ;)

  9. Hi Sarah,

    Just stumbled across your blog and it's lovely, also your kitchen is adorable! I will be adding you to my favourites list on my blog!

    Have a great weekend.

    Lexie from Pieces of wonderful

  10. What a gorgeous Aga! And I love your duck-egg blue.

  11. It is super, doll. I love it. It's exactly how I would have liked our kitchen to be if it weren't for the small matter of having to compromise with Mr C. You know the cooker hood doesn't look bad at all. I rather like it. You have a lovely home. i couldn't possibly join in with this linky party as my splash back is currently resting against the wall outside!! And where it used to be is a number of big holes where the plaster has come off!!!


  12. It looks gorgeous. I love the walls and the sink and the cooker. All fab! My kitchen in my new house is a similar size, small but perfectly formed! x

  13. I love your kitchen Sarah, it's so pretty! I love the way the sink faces out to the conservatory area and the garden.

    Duck egg blue is such a peaceful, restful colour.


  14. I am popping over from Sarah's Kitchen Favourites party to see your kitchen. I love so many things about your kitchen, including its size.

    You can see my kitchen in my Chicago Vintage apartment. Can you stay for tea?

    Glenda (link # 62)

  15. I love your kitchen. I came across it while looking for ideas for a duck egg blue kitchen style.
    I was just wondering which duck egg blue brand of paint you used?


  16. Your kitchen is lovely! I especially like the cooker!

  17. I love your blog - very inspiring.
    I'm new to blogging, would you mind checking out mine? x


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