Monday, 3 October 2011

Me New Kitchen, Me Ole' China

Oh yes, it is here! I can cook again. Behold the wonder:


This is, obviously, just one side of it. The other is just cupboards - this is the business end of things. I have already made delicous noms such as paprika turkey and steak pie, we shall feast like kings until the novelty wears off!

Remember it before?
Naturally, it was a bargain. I actually purchased it from, and had the fitting done through a well known supermarket. Which was just as well, because the gas and electrical stuff that needed doing was vast. The reason it's so cheap is simply you don't get a vast amount of choice with the cabinets and so forth. I don't mind plain cabinets, if they hold my plates. The plainer it is, the more nick-nacks I can get away with. The cheaper it is, the more nick-nacks I can buy with the change!

Chicken finally has a home. He is proud.
As proud as an androgynous egg holster can be.
Having a kitchen to clutter up with nick-nacks as I saw fit meant that on Saturday, after a Friday of working from 7.30am until 9.00pm, I could drag my bones out of bed at 6am and go to the ultra-mega-big car boot sale in Denham. I picked up some funky bargains. Then I came home and realised I was just too tired, so I did the sensible thing and sat around drinking Sol in the sunshine... but of course I photoed my finds.


Art Deco saucer/ashtray. 10p.
Perfect for my Greek Basil.
Tacky 70s mug. What can I say?
It was 10p and lonely, poor ikkle green thing.
Oh, and I splashed the cash a bit on one of those more-antique-than-bootsale stands, as I had only spent 20p (plus £1 for a coffee) I felt justified. I spent a whole £5 on a Stratton compact. Check out why:

Turquoise, gold, little boids all over it.
And how is that for a minty fresh interior?
Never been used I'll bet!
Anyway, I don't know if it's worth any more than a fiver but I like it and £5 is what I would spend on a new compact- or, indeed, more. I have seen them go for a fair amount more than £5 on EBay, too.

Oh, and with the kitchen done, we need only some shelves and the downstairs will look civilised. Which will mean a housewarming party, at which all appropriate and inappropriate behaviour will be blogged. Mwahahahaha!

18 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new kitchen and imminent housewarming. I'm looking forward to the post about it already! I have a chicken just like yours (though a bit smaller) but I keep chocolates in it rather then eggs.

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  2. Oooooo!!! I'm gagging for a new kitchen...al I know is that it needs LOTS of storage,as I have heaps of cooking crap! Congrats!!! Cook like there's no tomorrow!!
    Chook is gorgeous,my mama had one similar! Love that mug,too!
    XXX

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  3. Happy new kitchen! Now you can start getting loads of cool nik naks to fill it with, yay! :)

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  4. Wow, looks so cool. Love the green mug.

    Happy cooking.

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  5. Always good to have cash left over for nick-nacks! Great job, what a difference. x

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  6. YEEHAW! Finally!
    hope to see you baking some cakes amor.
    I love that big chicken and Stratton compact is gorgeous well worth £5. looks in perfect condition. My compact is a bit rusty. I seen rustier compacts being sold for £5 thats why I dont buy them.

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  7. *cough.. cough..cough...HOUSE WARMING... cough.. cough.. COUGH!*

    Congrats on the new kitchen my love!

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  8. looking fab, happy cooking!!!! X

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  9. Awww, kitchens are just so bloody important. I'm not even a good cook and I can't cope with a bad one.

    I love that mug, I'd have rescued it too. And the chicken just makes me think of Bread, and now I'm imagining you as Ma Boswell ;)

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  10. Certainly worth more than a fiver, well done you. I second Landgirl *cough housewarming* xx

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  11. I love your Chicken.

    I think you should have a housewarming, though no doubt I would not be able to come as I do not live near you.

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  12. Hi my dear-yes, the Stratton compact was an eagle eyed star buy, gorgeous indeed and well done on your houseware bargains too xxx

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  13. Hurrah! It is looking damn fine and not at all supermarket-y. Do you keep walking in and going 'oooh!' whilst stroking it?

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  14. I'd love a new kitchen, well actually a new house with a new kitchen in it x

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  15. Congrats on your new home, and well done on the bargainous doing up of the kitchen. Who can complain when theres pennies left for knick knacks!?
    xxx

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