Monday, 28 October 2013

Kitchen Supper

The clocks have fallen back and it was our first teatime in the dark this evening. For once it was just Woody and I at the table in the lamplight so we ate a spicy casserole while the boys had fun at their friend's.
 
It's all changed in our kitchen, not had chance to take pictures of our lovely new units and tiles yet but I'll get around to it soon. One of the best things is that we've been able to move things around a bit and everything feels a much more spacious.
Sorry about the poor quality pictures but it looked very cosy and despite the light levels I couldn't resist. The dresser looks properly at home now and the china cabinet is now full of all our photo albums and cookbooks.
 
I love reorganising things. It's taken me ages to have the time to do it but I've got rid of tons of things that we've gathered over the last few years and it feels good to have a clear out. Autumn makes me want to do much more than the Spring. Must be that urge to hibernate I guess? 
There's a new lamp on the dresser and a beautiful painting (I need to frame!) on the shelf.
The school map should make it onto the wall one day I'm hoping too.
We sat listening to the radio together (the local football club have banned Woody's newspaper and there was a ding dong of a debate with his editor on the local station) and then we set the world to rights together. A cosy kitchen supper is a lovely thing x


18 comments:

SandyShoes Cornwall said...

ooh lovely photos, I thought you'd move the dresser! I think your blog is great for creating a 'seasonal' atmosphere, and I'm really embracing autumn at the moment x

Elizabeth said...

Perfectly Autumnal - so cosy too. Love the buttons on the shade.

Mum said...

Your kitchen looks lovely and cosy in the lamplight.
Love from Mum
xx

Ali said...

Just lovely x

Attic24 said...

Oh please please please post some pics of your kitchen Steph? Am looking for inspiration for my own tiny space...always looks so cosy and homely at your place...lovely!xxxxxx

Amanda said...

I can't wait to see your kitchen properly. Love the Autumn atmosphere x

Sue said...

Hey Steph, I have to agree with SandyShoes Cornwall,re 'seasonal atmosphere',i adore Autumn too, LOVE your new painting and lamp, you have a really good eye for things,
Thanks for sharing
Best Wishes
Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Steph, I did enjoy looking around at your new re-arranged dinning room. I love where you have put the dresser and china cabinet where the kitchen dresser used to be, you're right it looks more spacious. You have me inspired and wanting to do some re-arranging myself. Summer is coming here and I would love to paint my kitchen dresser from its original wood look to white like yours is, I think it shows the china better! Mmmmm I hear a summer project coming up for me! It's always a treat when both children are out at friends having fun and it is just the two of you for a humble, quiet home cooked meal. Thank you for this post Steph. Warm wishes Simone xx

Kathleen Jones said...

Did you ever put up your wallpaper? Would love to see photos.

Karen said...

Your kitchen looks just lovely. I agree with you that autumn makes me want to declutter more than spring - i always strive to live in a simple space, hard when you have a natural cluttered for a husband....looking forward to more pictures x

Leisa said...

Absolutely beautiful as usual.

bellaboo said...

I love a good clear out at this time of year too. Whether I'll get round to it or not is another thing!
Love your home Steph.

Bellaboo X

thehouseatnabend said...

It all looks wonderfully cosy - just perfect for the darker evenings and longer nights.

Rose Fern said...

I just love your kitchen and I find dining there a pure comfort!
Steph,I'm doing a bit of research because I want to clarify Halloween in my mind before I teach it to my pupils (I'm an English teacher in Greece). I just wanted to know a few things: Do you celebrate it? If so, is it celebrated throuout the UK or in particular parts? Did you use to celebrate it when you were a child or is it an American imported custom? I'd appreciate if you or your readers could give me a clue! Help!!!!!Many thanks in advance!

Rose Fern said...

Thank you so much for taking up some time to reply! It was very helpful!

Bobo Bun said...

Sounds a lovely evening Steph, just the two of you. All looking cosy as ever.
X

Amy Jo said...

I just found your blog, It is so beautiful! I love all of your pictures. I live in the United States and have always thought I would love to visit your part of the world. It is stunning. Especially the homes and buildings.

Blessings,
Amy jo

Un autre endroit said...

C'est très joli...