Since we’ve knocked through the kitchen/dining room, my kitchen is one of our favourite spaces. It’s not flashy (we couldn’t afford new units so we just changed the worktop, tiles and – finally this year – the flooring), but it’s so light and bright now, and along with our brightly painted, upcycled kitchen table, chairs and wall units (thanks to Mr E) it’s happy and homely too. I’m always on the lookout for cheerful, quirky things, so here’s my summer kitchen roundup, including some really rather lovely sale items!
I’m a bit obsessed with mugs (most of the below are from Anthropologie – I always seem to pick one up whenever I’m in Disney Springs) – I love their homeware, it’s so quirky.
The Kebaya mugs are just £6.95 in the sale (available in a couple of different colours):
And this gorgeous Aveyron plant pot is just £10!
I love the texture of this Glenna bowl, again just £10:
We’ve also been looking for some stylish grey bar stools for the breakfast bar, and finally found these charcoal grey Helsinki bar stools from Lakeland Furniture (currently in the sale for just £29.99) – they’ve had so much use already (this is probably because my work stuff is spread out all over the kitchen table), and it’s so nice and sociable to have everyone perched up on the bar stools chatting while you’re pottering in the kitchen.
Also, check out their fabulous Nordic range – I love these Bergen chairs – just £42.99 in the sale and available in loads of bright colours (they come with light wood legs as well):
And a summer roundup wouldn’t be a summer roundup without a gorgeous gin and tonic, now would it? We’ve been loving the range of tonics from Lamb & Watt (my favourite is the hibiscus). Lamb & Watt Tonics are quintessentially British: made with Willow spring water from the Lake District and sweetened with organic blue agave. They’re available to purchase online from amazon.com or drinksupermarket.comin various pack sizes including four or 12. £1.25 RSP per 200ml.
Talking of G & T, I’ve got my Dad coming round for a birthday dinner tomorrow (he’s 82, but don’t say I told you), so I’m going to be attempting some sort of ombré birthday cake – at the moment I’m thinking something along the lines of three layers: vanilla, caramel and chocolate, maybe with some sort of mascarpone salted caramel frosting? Anyway, watch this space, I’m sure you’ll be the first to know. Oh and have a lovely weekend, whatever you’re up to!