Saturday, 30 January 2010

Here it is!

Most of you guessed that my new piece of kitchen furniture was a dresser and here it is! I am really pleased with it. It was made by my brother who, very handily, happens to be a carpenter! The paintwork is Blue Grey by Farrow and Ball and the boards at the back of the shelves are painted in contrasting Off White. Eventually I hope to get the rest of the kitchen to match!

Now I have somewhere to show off all my Cath Kidston stuff!

I bought this cutlery basket today from a little shop in Ellesmere called Hoppies. They have lots gorgeous interiors stuff and have a web site here. They have some very nice restored furniture.

Do you remember the hyacinths I planted last September? Well the pink ones are out and smelling gorgeous but unfortunately the yellow ones didnt seem to do as well and they stilll haven't come out.

We had more snow last night but today is a beautiful, sunny day. I took a little walk around the garden to see what's coming through. These snowdrops peeking through the snow should be out in the next few days.

The catkins are appearing on the hazel in the hedge.

And finally, I saw this today. Yes, it is blue sky! It hasn't been around for a while, at least not this blue anyway. It is amazing how a sunny day with clear blue sky can lift your spirits isn't it. Spring is not far away.


  1. Thank you for your time and effort in producing such a nice blog! It was a pleasure to visit!

  2. The dresser is fantastic! Clever brother..xxxxxxx

  3. Yes, it is lovely to see the sun again!! The pics of the snowdrops & catkins are lovely, and are proof that Spring is on the way!!
    Your dresser is fantastic!! What a talented brother you have! Love the colours, and looks gorgeous with the CK china : )
    Look forward to your next post!

    Sharon xx

  4. Susie, it´s a so wonderful and lovely dresser and all those dishes you have displayed on it, how beautiful looks everything!!!!!!!! I want to have a brother like yours!!!!! Tell him that I love his work.
    Your hycinths are gorgeous and hope yellow ones do bloosom, anytime is o.k..... and those snowdrops, how strong they are resisting all that cold snow!!!!!
    Muchos cariños
    Maria Cecilia
    ... leaving for holidays monday morning..

  5. Beautiful dresser, I love the colour. I think your kitchen is going to look stunning lucky you! Emma x

  6. it looks stunning, what a clever brother!

  7. Your dresser is lovely!! I really like the colors, and the dishes...let me come shop your home, Susie!!

    Thanks for the pictures of your garden. Makes me think spring may just be around the corner! :-)


  8. oh I could do with a kind brother like that! Gorgeous, and prety CK too.

  9. Hi Susie, what a fabulous dresser you have!
    We were snowed too last night, but no blue sky here today..
    Have a lovely weekend! xxx

  10. What a beautiful dresser and your pretty plates look wonderful on it - isn't it great to see a bit of sunshine and a blue sky?

  11. I love it all....your china is darling and so is that pink chair beside it. I know you are so happy to have this piece of furniture brother does amazing work. Thanks for sharing the paint color with us! :)
    Big Hugs,

  12. The dresser looks gorgeous and shows off your china to perfection.What a clever brother you have!I've been thinking of painting my pine dresser,and seeing how lovely yours looks has made me want to get on and do it.
    Lovely blue sky day today and tomorrow's looking good too.Enjoy the rest of the weekend.


  13. Such a Super Lovely post! Beautiful and charming! Pure radiance!

  14. wow, what a lovely blog. Just found you via Diane at Heartshaped. Fab cottage and garden, lovely x

  15. Oh Susie it is divine, such a clever brother! All your treasures look gorgeous on it, so happy for you.

    Love catkins and snowdrops too, so this post has been a real joy!

    Sarah x

  16. Please please please may I borrow your brother!! What a fabulous piece of furniture - a true heirloom if ever I saw one. I love the cutlery basket idea - ive been looking for something similar myself. I may borrow your idea. xxxx

  17. Parabéns...ficou linda.
    Seu irmão foi bastante habilidoso, ficou perfeita.
    Amei tudo e estou amando por me corresponder com você, obrigada.
    Tenha uma semana cheia de momentos de muita alegria.
    Beijos, Neide.

  18. Your dresser looks gorgeous with all the lovely Cath Kidston china. Your brother did a great job.

    I love forcing bulbs and having a pretty pot of hyacinths, amaryllis, etc. during the dreary winter. Thanks for posting all the lovely photos.

  19. What a lovely dresser. The hyacinth is so beautiful. It's one of my favourite flowers and we do not have it in Malaysia. Love all your wonderful photos, always.

  20. Just found your blog, glad I did, love the dresser! I agree with you, about a sunny day and blue sky, makes all the difference.

  21. Hi Susie,

    Your cabinet is gorgeous!!!

  22. What a lovely lovely lovely dresser!!How adorable CK's collections!! I like the cake plate what you got christmas;))

  23. A lovely dresser full of lovelies and a kind and talented brother, what else can a girl ask for? Susie darling, the dresser is simply divine, I love the colour and all it holds. Enjoy it in good health.

    Love & Hugs

  24. I love everything about your new dresser! It's beautiful and I love your dishes! I know it must be a thrill every time you look at it! Have a nice week! Twyla

  25. Your new dresser is lovely, lucky you having such a talented brother! I love your Cath Kidston china too, it looks perfect on the dfesser. The last few photos are similar to the ones I've just posted on my blog, spring is obviously showing signs all over the place. Though we had snow again last night so we still have a while to wait for the real thing I think.

  26. Hi and thanks for dropping by..adore that dresser and the cottage is gorgeous very jealous
    Hugs Suz x

  27. I've only just found your blog and have been reading back through your posts. I love Shropshire and it's countryside. I'll be popping back soon.