Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Strawberries and Cream.


'We are getting there'....! That always seems to be the motto in our home when we are tackling DIY! I need to put a few things up on the walls, such as the gold frame that I found at the flea market last week. This will become a box frame to display my vintage French coffee cups in.

I made the curtains from a patchwork of old French Ticking fabrics. There was just enough to put behind the chicken wire of my wall cupboard too.

I hid some of the alcove shelves behind another curtain.


An eclectic mix!



I shall hang the painting of the post box in there soon; appropriately enough, our kitchen was once the village Post Office!

41 comments:

  1. Oh it looks just gorgeous. Those patchwork curtains are to die for - what a clever idea. Such lovely colours for Spring / Summer.

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  2. Your kitchen is a dream come true--just gorgeous! Happy cooking & living in your "new" room! Your blog is a beautiful place I enjoy coming to.

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  3. Hi Niki - Looking good! P and I must have said 'we're getting there' a dozen times yesterday (curtain track, pole, sitting room walls, bathroom, reorganising furniture (again)...)!

    I love the patchwork and I imagine you're rather pleased with the wallpaper. Sue xx

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  4. Wow your kitchen looks beautiful. You really are very talented! I'm sure you and your family will really enjoy your new space.
    Kim x

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  5. Oh i love it! And i love that you call it strawberries and cream, how delicious. Its so fresh and pretty, but vintage and classic. Great job, you are obviously a talented team. Renee x

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  6. Wonderful and fresh look Niki! The wallpaper looks so good and your red touches do too! I love the angel lamps and I'm looking forward to see how you add vintage cups to the gold frame. The only thing that seem not to fit in your lovely shabby style and vintage looking kitchen is the microwave.

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  7. I pop in here each morning to see photos of your new kitchen, and was so excited to see these this morning! It looks so beautiful, Niki! I love everything you have done... want to come to the US and do over my outdated kitchen? heehee Just GORGEOUS - I love the way you've used all the ticking. There is a house near me that also used to be a post office; it still has a slot in the garage door for "after hours mail"!

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  8. WOWEEE POWEEE!!!

    That is a transformation, I love the red and white, the ticking, the cupboard and the WHITE floor - alright how do you keep it clean, is it washed everyday? I have brown varnished wood and they are always needing a clean.

    A beautiful kitchen Niki well worth the cost of the wallpaper!!

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  9. Your kitchen looks lovely and so very individual. I like the red cupboard with the French bottle carriers on the top. Such cheerful colours to wake you up in the morning too when making that first cup of tea!

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  10. Love your creamy, dreamy kitchen!!
    Love how the red just POPS!
    Can't wait to see what you have planned for the frame!
    What a calm, relaxing atmosphere!

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  11. Wow, what a beautiful room! I am loving the angel sconces!

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  12. love the patchwork curtains and how you have used them to great effect...The eggs in the basket caught my eye as well...worth all the effort I would say....

    Janex

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  13. An absloutely inspiring post..makes me want to tackle my weary looking office where I do most of my editing and writing for my posts and where I sit and just enjoy the quiet. Perhaps with a fresh face I can get even more inspiration!! I have returned home from my vacation with renewed energy so Thank you for sharing and inspiring me to make a necessary change to my workspace!
    LoVe the title of this post! hugs NG

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  14. That ticking is wonderful, I love what you've done with it!

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  15. Lovely. Simply lovely.

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  16. Delightful Niki...it looks just as I pictured it. Well done..!
    Hugs
    xx

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  17. Everything looks great Niki, you must be so happy to have your kitchen back. Are you happy with the wall paper? I know you said you would rather paint. Myself I like the wallpaper, I think it holds up better then paint, and I like the pattern you picked.
    NANCY JO

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  18. Carrie6:21 pm

    OH, I like it . . especially the curtains you put on the cabinets . . such a pretty idea. And the wallpaper is gorgeous, subtle but it really adds to the room. Good job!

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  19. It's looking really lovely Niki. I think I shall have to bring you something red and white to the textile fair to add to that lovely kitchen :-)

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  20. Your kitchen looks lovely! I've been following your progress and I really like what you've done. I'll be back to see more!

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  21. love it! love it! love it! especially that cherub sconce, i want him =) debbie

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  22. Hi Niki, It looks absolutely beautiful, the wallpaper is divine and the patchwork curtains are amazing - you must be thrilled with it!

    So, which room is next...!

    Clare x

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  23. Isobel2:18 pm

    Hi Niki,
    Your kitchen looks adorable.
    Great job. :)
    x

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  24. So very charming! It looked like a lot of work, but it paid off wonderfully.

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  25. Your kitchen looks amazing - I love that it was once the village Post office ... that is an adorable picture of a vintage post box.

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  26. Love those patchwork curtains!! It all look beautiful :-)

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  27. With spring in the air and my daughter and me getting out and about town visiting thrift stores your post is surely inspirational. Love the title of your post and the cream and red colors of your new kitchen.Love those frames too.
    Oh and that wall paper is just it! Thanks for sharing your reno with us Niki.

    Luv Annabelle

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  28. Anonymous10:00 pm

    Sooo pretty,I love it!You could make a cardboard box look like a palace!Great job!~Carol

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  29. It looks wonderful! And I do wish you'd been with me at the brocante in Chatou - you would have gone mad with all the kitchen things. How appropriate to have the post office painting in your kitchen - love the serendipity and history.

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  30. just as I expected and MORE...magazine worthy.

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  31. Niki, I so LOVE your kitchen and every single thing you are creating in there! What a dream! Sigh.... it is all just so perfect! Adore the patchwork curtains too! Can I stay a spell and have some tea while soaking it all in?
    xo,
    Kim

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  32. Your new kitchen is absolutely gorgeous! You are so talented. Cammy

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  33. Your kitchen gorgeous. I really love it. Reminds me of some pictures from "The French-Inspired Home". Really love all that ticking, and the wonderful under-sink curtains - yum!
    Allie from Minneapolis
    www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

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  34. Niki, it's wonderful. You're creating an environment I would feel very comfortable in myself!!!

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  35. your kitchen is gorgeous...my kitchen is very modern and not my taste at all. It was in our home when we bought it and I have never liked it! I dream of one like yours...

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  36. Little libellule9:04 am

    Your kitchen is so cute, as usually. The frames you found in your market on Sunday are really beautiful, that i'm almost jalous !!! See you, Florence.(www.littlelibellule.canalblog.com)

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  37. It's so very LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!Love the patchwork.

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  38. the kitchen looks lovely. our motto is also 'we're getting there'! currently our kitchen still needs 2 walls to be painted and another shelf putting up amongst other things!

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  39. Your kitchen looks so beautiful! Lovely curtains!

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  40. Love the French ticking pieced skirt for the sink! Have added "Nostalgia" to my favorite blog list. So I can keep up with your decorating.
    ox
    Robin

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  41. It looks so lovely Niki. I really like the patchwork cutain.

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Niki xx