Sunday, 12 December 2010

Baby its cold outside...

Its just so cold here at the home of Dotty Red, chilly chilly chilly... Snow on the ground and ice all around. Every morning its a routine of filling the kettle, pulling on our wellies, scarf and hat then walking to the main road to my car. I live on a hill and in this weather there is no hope of parking near my home. It then takes a good fifteen minutes to warm the car and de-ice the windows (hence the kettle), then our day can begin...
But you know sometimes its just too cold to go out and with my kitchen being nearly finished after the flood in the summer (seriously nearly five months, still waiting on some work to be done through the insurance) it has now been worth the wait and I have a kitchen that's warm, cosy and ever so inviting. already I have had friends around to sit back around my kitchen table, how I have missed my kitchen being the heart of the home.
There have been some changes in my kitchen, my sofa that I had such happy memories of curling up and nursing my babies on is now no more, it received the most damage in the flood and was sadly tipped, so now in its place is my lovely white comfy wicker chair brought back from my place by the seaside (when I closed it down in November) this helps to remind me of summer mornings sitting on my deck listening to the sea rolling in and seagulls overhead whilst I sipped my morning coffee... also my beautiful new (well shabby chic new) dresser.
For many many years I have always wanted a dresser, but it was one of those things that never happened. Well with no one else to consider now plus a little bit of insurance money to replace the lost items, I treated myself. I can not tell you how happy this makes me. I have filled it with all the china that I have collected over many years. It just makes me smile, on a cold winters morning when I stagger down to my kitchen, this alone warms my heart.
Why is it that when you are about to sell your home you get it just how you like it... So with the old pine kitchen table now taking up the main living area of my family roomed kitchen with six chairs of different design I can once again fill my home with the friends and family I love this Christmas...

Edited to add... heart cushions and felt mice now sold, thank you.

7 comments:

Em said...

i adore your dresser, what a great idea to purchase something you really treasure, bringing a smile everytime you see it. x

Debby said...

Your new kitchen is nice. We fixed our home up last year just to put it on the market. It didn't sell so I am enjoying the changes til we list again. I hope your holidays are good.

periwinkle said...

you still have snow ? All ours is just about gone now apart from the ice skating rink outside our front door,

jus said...

Hello petal, how lovely to meet you! Thank you for your comment, I've very much enjoyed reading all about you too. I too am doing the house up to sell, small world! x

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, it all looks so pretty and comfy. Your new dresser is so pretty -- and that little mouse is so cute -- that would make me happy in the morning too!

julie said...

Your dresser is beautiful and would make me smile every morning too filled as it is with such treasures! Your kitchen looks like the perfect place for a cup of tea and a chat with friends and a lovely place to snuggle after being out in that cold!

Tip Top said...

Wow! Can I come over for a cuppa?! I've always wanted a dresser but not to be just yet. Maybe one day!!