Friday, 9 May 2014

Kitchen postcards .....

Hello dear friends
I have been missing you so much
I hope you are well and enjoying May

I've been a busy bee
making bumble bee blinds
three of them in all
Mr Sweet has promised to put them up this weekend

and tiling with the prettiest tiles ever

but ..... alas
my kitchen is still not finished
it seems workmen have their own time frame which is definitely not mine!
I think I'm being taught Patience with this whole process
and I tell you, it's not easy to learn .....

We are almost there though
(I know I said that last time!)
A few finishing details from my kitcheneers 
and some more painting and odd jobs by us
and we will be there
(I hear angels singing just at the thought)

I wish I could show you it in it's full finished glory
but here are a few sneaky peeks
for now

It truly is my 
Dream kitchen
I feel so lucky
I AM so lucky
I sat at the table just gazing around the other morning
I felt quite emotional
filled to the brim with appreciation and joy.

My colour palette was chalky pastels

Rose pink
Soft spring green
Warm duck egg
Misty sky blue

all mixed with cream
in fact ..... this mug in kitchen form!

with a few bumble bees thrown in for good measure. obvs.

As soon as we're all done
I pinky promise to show you

It has been a LONG, hard slog
I can't pretend it's been easy
so I'm glad that it IS my dream kitchen
because I won't be doing it again in a hurry
actually EVER.

The company who designed our kitchen
have been FAB~U~LOUS
very VERY nice people, so honest and genuine
they really listened too
I think I was a little on the annoying side
dreaming up this and that
and changing my mind at the VERY last moment about the sink
but they were so helpful and accommodating
and kind.

I would recommend them in a heartbeat
and I don't say that lightly.

Oh boy my list of jobs has been E~n~d~l~e~s~s lately
still is
my house is SO dusty
I don't want to properly clean until all the messy dust making jobs are done.

I've been baking though
what a joy that was
and I'm back to cooking fresh wholesome meals
I love love love pottering in here
rustling up tasty treats
My sanctuary

Wishing you all a very happy weekend

Back soon

BIG love
x Jooles x


  1. From the sneeky peak you've given us, the kitchen is definitley worth the wait. Oh my, it is heavenly in there - I don't think I would ever leave that room. And those tiles, oh, the tiles. And the blind! Just super, it really is a feast for the eyes. Now once it's all done you must eat out every night so as not to spoil how beautiful it all looks!!!!!!!!

  2. Jooles your kitchen is looking AMAZING! Wow, I bet you are so pleased with it. Such a gorgeous palette of colours. Are they Susie Watson tiles? Just gorgeous. I don't think i'd ever want to leave your kitchen......and i'm sure that you are going to spend a fair bit of time in it too!

    Have a super weekend lovely xxxxxxxxx

    1. Thanks lovely V x
      Yes they are Susie Watson, I fell in love with them a few months ago and knew I had to have them!
      Happy weekend
      Love Jooles x x x

  3. Oh. My. Goodness. Jooles, your kitchen is looking sooooo gorgeous. I can just imagine you twirling around with joy. It's so wonderfully light and those tiles … LOVE. I'm going to have to go back and drool over your photographs quite a few more times.

    Heather xx

  4. Your kitchen is looking absolutely gorgeous, dear Jooles....thank you for those wonderful sneaky peeks!! The sweet tiles, the colours, the pretty shelves and cupboards..........all just delightful!
    Enjoy your weekend and your lovely new kitchen!
    Helen xox

  5. How gorgeous and I absolutely LOVE your mug holding shelves what a fabulous idea. I love the tiles too. Very envious :-)

  6. really nice Jooles!!!!!!
    xxxxxxx Ale

  7. Amazing and cannot wait now to see the rest! I have already been busy pinning gorgeous shots from the company and sure your kitchen will be there as inspiration too very soon! You must be over the moon, it looks heavenly, calm and oh so peaceful xx

  8. Hi Jooles,
    I love love love all your tea cups or mugs.
    Your kitchen seems to be pleasant.
    You give me the taste to change my kitchen.
    Miss xxx 😊

  9. Welcome back Jooles, have missed you too and oh wow, your kitchen looks beautiful. I love your bumble bee blinds. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your new kitchen soon. Have a great weekend.
    Jane x

  10. It looks so pretty & bright. It's very you. I can't wait for the full reveal now.

  11. Your kitchen is looking gorgeous! the bee blinds will look perfect at the window, have a happy weekend and enjoy your new kitchen

    Bee happy x

  12. Oh my goodness Jooles, your sneaky peeks are FABULOUS as is your whole kitchen I'm sure! It is gorgeous, so very beautifully coordinated in such pretty colours. Love your mug shelf, are they all Emma Bridgewater? Can't wait to see it in all its glory :0) Have a lovely weekend xxx

    1. Hey Julia :o)

      thank you! yes they are EB baby mugs, I have a nice little (growing) collection of them, even one from my 18th birthday (about 24 years ago!) thats my most treasured one, I asked the kitchen company to make me a display for them.
      Happy weekend
      Love Jooles x x x

  13. Oh my dear friend, I am SPEECHLESS! (And you know that doesn't happen often!) ;-) Cxxx

  14. Oh wow Jooles, it is so beautiful!! The colours are amazing and the tiles and the gorgeous bee fabric and everything actually! Enjoy lovely lady! :)
    I do know what you mean about the dust though, it was the same last year when we got our kitchen but believe me you will get to the end of it and it is a lovely feeling!
    V xxx

  15. Jooles it is delightful, so pretty....your mugs look fab in that display on the wall!
    bestest d xx

  16. Hi Jooles, what a beautiful kitchen - I'm really envious! I too love the mug shelf; particularly as they are such pretty mugs - I'm not sure that I would want some of ours on display! x

  17. OMG I can't begin to tell you how GORGEOUS your kitchen looks!! I think it may well be my dream kitchen too! Just love your tiles and the collection of mugs. Can't wait to see more!

    I'm a fairly new follower of yours & just wanted to say how much I enjoy reading your posts. Trying to get back into the saddle of blogging myself after a long break!

  18. wow wow wow soooo beautiful, just all totally gorgeous! Hope you have a lovely weekend :)
    oh ps I found you whilst bloghopping, possibly from Chrissie Crafts but cant really remember!

  19. Oh Jooles!!!!!!!! It looks beautiful, and I love your mug cubby holes, that is so very very cute, such a great design feature and a great place to have mugs easily to hand as well. I hope that you are loving it and I cannot wait to see it all totally done with your new blinds and everything in place as you wish it to be. xx

  20. OH OH OH how gorgeous! I love my kitchen but your one is heavenly!!!! The wee bumblebees are perfection, and your perfect yummy colours. It will be so lovely for you once it is all finished. xxxx

  21. Oh Jooles, it's just so SO pretty. I am a little jealous. (But happy for you too, of course!) What I really love is how much of your personality and taste comes over, with the bumble bees and soft colours and floral prints. I love the way you displayed your EB mugs. And those tiles - wow, just perfect! x

  22. Your kitchen is looking absolutely loverly, Jooles. So fresh and pretty. Ours is due for a re-do one of these years and I want it to look much like yours, airy, fresh and bright, with pretty colours. The fabric for your blinds is adorable and I love the pompom fringe.

  23. Wow, your kitchen is beautiful Jooles!....I love the fabric for your it Peony & Sage?...the tiles are so pretty...I love your butler's sink and the colours!...xxxxx
    Happy Weekend,
    Susan x

    1. Hello lovely Susan :o)
      thank you so much, I am a lucky girl indeed. Yes the fabric is from Peony & Sage, when I first saw the bumble bee fabric I nearly hyperventilated!
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend
      love Jooles x x x

  24. Wow, what a joy to look at those pictures, let alone sitting there in 'real life' ;-)!!!!
    I love everything about it... That cabinet for those wonderful mugs is fantastic! And those tiles...
    This should be in a very classy magazine :)! Enjoy!!! Love from Mirjam.

  25. After the sneak peek on Instagram earlier, I've so enjoyed seeing more of your lovely new kitchen. It is delightful - especially those gorgeous tiles. If I were to pick a kitchen of my dreams this would be it. Hopefully you'll be back to normal before too long and be able to enjoy it. Not sure if you listen to The Archers or not, but if you do I'm sure you'll have lots of sympathy now with Jennifer! x

  26. I love your new kitchen- the soft colours are beautiful & the blinds will compliment it perfectly. Hope it is all done & dusted very soon! Thanks for popping by my blog too. Have a great weekend.xx

  27. Wow your kitchen looks gorgeous! I love your blog and sneaky peaks into people's homes so really enjoyed this post ;-) can't wait to see more! Ella x

  28. Jooles! I am drooling over those bits of your kitchen!!!! I am truly excited for you . . . getting to experience those things of our dreams is so affirming and wonderful. :)
    I love the color you chose for your cabinets, the countertops . . . everything just looks fresh and vibrant! Can't wait to see the darling bee curtains go up. I think my favorite thing is the mug shelf- fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!

  29. Ooh, it's looking fabulous :) I know what you mean about the work involved though. But it's 10 years since we redid our kitchen (no building work involved, just a refit) and I'm just about ready to tackle it again.

    Gorgeous bee blinds ... and such fun :)

  30. Beautiful! It's absolutely stunning - it is definitely worth all the disruption and chaos!
    Maria x

  31. Wow, it is gorgeous, I love it. I love the colours and the simplicity of it all, very jealous right now. This would be my dream kitchen also, so fresh and pretty, I'd be happy to spend time in a kitchen like this :) x x x x


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