Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Corners of my home

I always love looking around other peoples houses. The blogs I visit with photos showing corners of their homes are so fascinating so I thought I would start to feature corners of my home from time-to-time. Niki recently posted pictures of her enamelware collection. I too love enamelware (much to Paul's disgust as he hates it!) and have collected as much as I am allowed to get away with! It is quite evident in my kitchen and is used a lot. I have tins which are in constant use, jugs which are used as jugs or vases, my bain maries are the only ones I have. My colander (hung up by the aga) is used daily but the teapots are never used I have to admit. They are purely decorative as is the tin labelled 'tea' in the glass cabinet whose lid is rusted on but I forgive it because it is so beautiful and therefore qualifies as far as Mr Morris is concerned when he said “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”.

So here, some of my enamelware in my kitchen.









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19 comments:

Pod said...

i want to come round and steal things!! sorry i havent linked you yet! unintentional...i have two computers and my blog bookmarks are split between the two, so i havent finished yet...hold ya bleedin 'orses ;0)

AnastasiaC said...

Ohhh lovely jugs and floral plates!!! I love peeping in people's homes too!

Calamity Tat said...

I'm going to make an effort to sit in every corner of your home :-)
I love the red tea one best...

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Donna,
I love your collections! The red and white look gorgeous all together in your cabinet.
Love the little stuffed heart garland on your dresser too! - Well love the whole dresser actually!
Niki.x

gena said...

Fabulous! especially the red and white french containers, I dont think you can beat enamelware for perfect shabby chic,I had a lot of that 1940s green and cream enamelware, but I have downsized my collection, it was taking over!

lettuce said...

Your home is gorgeous - all the bits of it I've seen so far could be exhibited at the CL show!

looking forward to seeing more soon...

My Mum used to have a couple of old large enamel teapots, long gone sadly. And an enamel jug just like yours, but green - I'd forgotten all about it until seeing these.

Clare said...

Hi Donna, what a lovely collection - I particularly like the red and white enamel. I have the CK dinner plates too! Plus, I spied a Babbacombe blue and white spot cup, I have a few pieces of that as well! Clare x

Alison said...

Hi Dons. Thank you for leaving the comment on my blog and especially for the age support! If you were hear I'd invite you to the party.
Your house looks as though it should be in a copy of Country Living. So Englsih and soooo beautiful!

Cherry Menlove said...

You have one of the best looking kitchens I have EVER seen. And one of the best looking houses I have EVER seen. So beautiful. EVERYTHING is lovely.

Donna xx

louise said...

Wow, lovely! Love the dresser & the red & white especially. I think the 'beautiful or useful' thing is a great priciple too. Louise x

Wendz said...

Those little eggcups are brilliant..so are the floral plates..I want to start collecting old flowery crockery..just love it.

Lovely kitchen Dons. I see you really do some cooking on that Aga(??) - the oven gloves bear silent testimony. ;)

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

I love the enamelware. I collect chalkware, and will get some pictures up on those soon. My hubby also does not like my collection either...too bad for him...smile.

Sorry you had a run in with the Quilt Police. They should understand, quilting it about enjoying the process of making a quilt. How you complete one is individual and personal-hand/machine; exact/random; and finishing is the best and binding on is wonderful. Thanks for post to my blog!

One Woman's Cottage Life said...

What a beautiful collection you have! I love enamelware, too, though I don't really have any vinage pieces.

That red pitcher is to die for! I am seriously green! Thanks for sharing!

Twinkle Pink said...

Hi Donna I love all the red especially the Tala and Kleenware ... and the pink.... Oh and the blue. I'm glad there is someone else out there who collects all kinds of wonderful.

Best wishes Ginny

Pod said...

someone said you had lovley jugs!! thats no way to speak to a lady!! how very dare they?

Donna said...

Oh Pod, you are naughty!

Thank you so much for all your nice comments, they are very much appreciated.

My oven gloves get a lot of use indeed Wendy. I cook from fresh every day. An Aga uses a different way of cooking where you do 20% of it on the top and 80% of it in the oven. You start your veg, rice, pasta etc on the top then put it in the oven to finish off so everything has to be taken out of the oven at some point. They are strange old things but I would hate to be without one now.

Primrose Hill said...

Fabby home Donna, love all the pottery! I've tagged you, have a look at my blog to get the instructions. L x

Vintage to Victorian said...

I love it all Donna! Just my kind of thing, as you probably realise. I've just sent an email to your shop. Sue

heatherpink said...

Just stopping by from Pod's. Your place is lovely, and looking at those photos on the right makes me miss breastfeeding my baby!
Awww!