It's taken a good 6 weeks longer than expected (who creates all these delays, I ask you)....and it still isn't finished yet, but at least it's functional.
I can't show off the whole
As you can see the new kitchen is themed red & cream, quite different to my previous green & blue Art Deco kitchen. Let's see a few more bits of kitchenalia I've acquired recently. The beauty of a whole new colour scheme is, I can buy a whole heap of new stuff.
Hows this Czech porcelain tea canister, a steal at $2 because of its broken lid. But up high atop the cupboards, no-one will know.
Danish bakelite salt pig, a recent bargain from the WAC
50s plastic cruet set by Embee, Sue nabbed this one for me for a pittance & I daresay it'll be a fave for quite some time.
It's always amazing to snaffle a piece of Gayware, but a red biscuit barrel with handle? Super-score!! Thanks again to the WAC.
So what have I done with all the blue stuff? Ermm...only gone and bought more, of course. Bonus of my fab new house, is that it has a ridiculous amount of shelving and display space...just what a vintage enthusiast needs. So I can do red, blue, 50s, 30s...whatever I like, really.
Czech enamel match box....
And matching salt box. Red for use, blue for display, right?
Pale blue Speedie jug, another one just for display
Arabia Finel tea pot....which is essential, obviously.
And my latest kitchen beauty, a *blue* Sunbeam Mixmaster. The white one in the top pic is for everyday use, this as-yet-uncleaned blue one is for display only. These were made in the typical 50s pastels of yellow, blue, pink and green. Other than white these were the only colours ever made, and the coloured ones are now rare as hens' teeth. Considering that they usually sell for $475-plus, I was very happy to snaffle this for a mere $80. The fact that it's missing a bowl, well that just gives me something else to hunt for, doesn't it?!
*UPDATES* Other than collecting, there's a lot to tell!
Not only had I been horribly ill with food poisoning for a few days, I've had Sue in hospital for a week with a far more serious, and ongoing, complaint. To say she got choppered out in a heli-ambulance (who even knew they existed?!) to the nearest hospital with just an hour to live wouldn't be exaggerating. Unfortunately.
Sue is on the mend now....slowly....but it's been a very touch-and-go couple of weeks.
It seems like every time we get a minute to take a deep breath, another 'major' pops up. But that's the beauty of a partnership, you're never alone to shoulder a burden, and a burden is never that, simply because it's halved.
And I won't even talk about my rubbish internet here. Great house, smack bang in suburbia....& it's in an awful black spot. Grr! So you'll understand if I haven't been to visit you lately, but when it takes an hour to load a single blog page, let alone 50 per day? I'm sure you get it!